My 2 ‘old’ friends (they are in their 50s – sorry Song and Travis ) always swear by the Tan Hai Long 1 Hotel whenever they visit Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon. Together, they both have combined visits to Saigon for more than 10 times and they always stay there. Tan Hai Long 1 Hotel is a 3 star hotel and has just renovated the whole building at the beginning of this year. But even before the renovation, my 2 friends always comment about how clean the place is, not to mention now that the hotel is newer after the renovation.
One of the best thing about staying at the Tan Hai Long 1 Hotel is how close it is to the famous Ben Thanh Market which many consider it to be Saigon’s best shopping spot. The yellow arrow below points to the Ben Thanh Market with Tan Hai Long 1 Hotel on the left of the picture. As you can see, they are hardly 50m apart.
Below is a screen shot of the different types of rooms available at the Tan Hai Long 1 Hotel, taken from their website. The listed price for a superior room is US$60+. But my 2 friends can always get them at US$35 whenever they call to book their rooms, citing their names as regular customers. I guess maybe Tan Hai Long Hotel has a book keeping system that track their regulars and give discount to encourage repeat visit? Anyway, the hotel comes with those standard services and amenities like elevator, cable TV, a safe, mini fridge, hot water and free breakfast.
View of the lobby
Besides good WIFI you can get in your room for your laptop and iPhone, Tan Hai Long 1 Hotel also provides 3 terminals on the ground floor for you to surf the web.
View of the roof top cafe where you’ll go for your free breakfast.
Tan Hai Long 1 Hotel
Address: 14 – 16 Le Lai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City