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Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City
Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City
Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City
Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City
Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City
Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City
Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

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8.1

Excellent

1,771 reviews

1,771 reviews

Housekeeping23
Breakfast15
Swimming Pool12
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7.2

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 350 meters from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
War Remnants Museum 2.3 km
Ben Thanh Market 2.3 km
The Independence Palace 2.3 km
Central Post Office 2.8 km
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral 2.8 km
Bitexco Financial Tower 2.9 km
A O Show - Lune Production 3.0 km
Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater) 3.0 km
Ho Chi Minh Squares 3.1 km
Cu Chi Tunnels 37.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Lam Sơn Footbal Field 140 m
Lam Son Pool 220 m
Phu Tho Stadium 240 m
University of Science Ho Chi Minh City 320 m
Ho Thi Ky Flower Market 330 m
Health check Lab 350 m
Trần Nhân Tôn yard 490 m
Phúc 500 m
Hồng Châu 500 m
New Generation 600 m
Newly renovated
2021

Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

No. 242 Tran Binh Trong Street, Ward 4, District 5 , District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 70000 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the District 5 part of Ho Chi Minh City, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous War Remnants Museum. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Newly renovated

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
100% of staff partially vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received part of their total vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [indoor]

Fitness center

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.2
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating7.2
Nearest airportTan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
Distance to airport6.5 km

Rooms available at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.5

Club Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Executive Suite King City View
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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King Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Premium King Room with Terrace
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 king bed
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Twin Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe King Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Premium Twin Room with Terrace
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City?

Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 600000 VND. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Ho Chi Minh City with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City?

Start your mornings right, with the à la carte, continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City. Western breakfast is available for guests. There's an additional charge of 495000 VND for adults and 255000 VND for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City?

Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including Chinese, international, western and asian. Dishes are served in a la carte and buffet during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can special events be hosted at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City?

Your special occasion or event can be hosted at one of the 6 versatile venues. You may choose an indoor venue for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings, private events and engagements can be hosted at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City. Small or intimate events like birthday parties, entertainment events, honeymoons and graduation parties can also be accomodated. Services for in-house catering, wireless internet, in-house planning, event decoration, audio-visual equipment and music entertainment are offered to help your event go smoothly. End your big event day with special turn-down services to celebrate your special occasion. Services including room decorations and food and beverage are available upon request.

Can business events be hosted at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City an ideal choice for hosting events such as seminars, corporate events, conferences and meetings. The 6 venues can accommodate up to 250 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display, free Wi-Fi, meeting stationery and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City?

Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

What restaurants are nearby Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City?

Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City’s neighborhood is District 5 which includes popular restaurants such as Orientica Seafood Restaurant and Bar, Chit Chat at the Cafe and Khach San Equatorial TP Ho Chi Minh.

What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City?

Located in the District 5 area, Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City is close to great shopping choices like An Dong Plaza and Xa Tay Market.

What are popular attractions near Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City?

Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City is located in District 5 area, which is famous for attractions such as Công viên Hòa Bình, Cho Quan Church and Vietnam Silver House.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City?

Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City is located within District 5, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Hoang Anh Holiday.

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What people love about Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Staff 

    "The staff are friendly."

    khee

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    August 7, 2022

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "Room is clean and neat, with swimming and gym."

    KIM

    |

    July 27, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "We always choose Equatorial as our accommodation whenever we travel to Saigon."

    Phuong

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    July 21, 2022

Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
1,771 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
8.1
Location
7.2
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What travelers say they love:
The staff are very professional and helpful.
KA from Hong Kong SAR, China
Business traveler
More about Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

More about Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City is a distinct addition to Ho Chi Minh City and a smart choice for travelers. This hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions, conveniently located for travelers to explore. Are you seeking the true Ho Chi Minh City? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City, located merely 2.2 km from War Remnants Museum.
Enjoy all that Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City has to offer! Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Ho Chi Minh City is made even more convenient with the taxi services available at the hotel.
For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service and luggage storage. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All guestrooms at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Every stay is a new experience with various interesting room layout options at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City, including rooms with separate living room and balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find daily newspaper, television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar, nightclub and casino.
Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, hot tub, salon, spa and sauna. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hotel's pool. At Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Enjoy your favorite drink in your swimsuit at the hotel's poolside bar.
Burn off you vacation calories with a quick visit to the hotel's fitness facility. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hotel's shared lounge and TV area. Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops and souvenir shops.


Around the property

An array of attractions are a must-see while visiting Ho Chi Minh City. Be sure to stop by Central Post Office located 2.7 km away, one of the most famous of all local landmarks. Find that special item or souvenir that will commemorate your trip to Ho Chi Minh City at Ben Thanh Market located 2.2 km away.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

64 mentions

Swimming Pool

58 mentions

Breakfast

56 mentions

Internet

33 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Vietnamese

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Casino
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Nightclub
  • Pool facilities
  • Pool with view
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alcohol
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Bottle of water
  • Coffee shop
  • Fruits/snacks
  • Happy hour
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Infirmary
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Kids safety features
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • Allergy-free rooms
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Complimentary tea
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • High floor
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Laptop workspace
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Continental
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

CHIT CHAT AT THE CAFE

  • Cuisine: American, Asian, Chinese
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte

ETC...

  • No additional information available

FLO LOUNGE

  • No additional information available

ORIENTICA SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & BAR

  • Cuisine: American, Asian, Chinese
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
No. 242 Tran Binh Trong Street, Ward 4, District 5 , District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 70000
Very good
Location

7.2

Airports

  • Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
    6.5 km 28 min drive
  • Can Tho International Airport (VCA)
    130.2 km

Public transportation

  • Saigon Railway Station
    2.1 km 13 min drive
  • Ben Xe Mien Dong Bus Station
    6.7 km 28 min drive

Hospital or clinic

  • Health check Lab
    350 m

Shopping

  • Ben Thanh Market
    2.3 km

Convenience store

  • Circle K
    240 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    1.7 km
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • War Remnants Museum
    2.3 km
  • Ben Thanh Market
    2.3 km
  • The Independence Palace
    2.3 km
  • Central Post Office
    2.8 km
  • Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
    2.8 km
  • Bitexco Financial Tower
    2.9 km
  • A O Show - Lune Production
    3.0 km
  • Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)
    3.0 km
  • Ho Chi Minh Squares
    3.1 km
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
    37.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Lam Sơn Footbal Field
    140 m
  • Lam Son Pool
    220 m
  • Phu Tho Stadium
    240 m
  • University of Science Ho Chi Minh City
    320 m
  • Ho Thi Ky Flower Market
    330 m
  • Health check Lab
    350 m
  • Trần Nhân Tôn yard
    490 m
  • Phúc
    500 m
  • Hồng Châu
    500 m
  • New Generation
    600 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee600000 VND
  • Distance from city center2 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)495000 VND

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges2
  • Number of floors11
  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 333
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1996
  • Most recent renovation2021

Reviews of Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City from real guests

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Cleanliness8.6
Facilities8.1
Location7.2
Room comfort and quality8.5
Service8.4
Value for money8.2
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8-9 Excellent (243)
7-8 Very Good (313)
6-7 Good (117)
<6 Below Expectation (95)
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8.7
Excellent
FRANCISCO from Philippines
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in June 2013

Absolutely Five Star!”

Nice Rooms, Outdoor Pool, Buffet Breakfast

This is the third time I have booked rooms at the Equatorial Hotel and just like my previous experiences, Equatorial Hotel lived up to my expectations. The rooms were beautiful and well designed, the beds were soft and comfortable, the linens immaculately clean. Buffet breakfast had a wide variety of choices which ensures an excellent dining experience. As usual, I had a great time at pool with the kids. The only area where the hotel can improve is the internet. They have to make a little investment on routers to provide fast internet service to all the rooms. We experienced intermittent and slow connection from our rooms. I requested for a late check out which was instantly granted. We were able to stay in our rooms until 4 p.m. without incurring extra charges. This gesture from the hotel is highly appreciated by returning guests like us and I can assure the management of my continued patronage. I always look forward to my next trip to Ho Chi Minh City, and Equatorial Hotel remains to be my preferred choice for accommodation.

Reviewed July 03, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
FRANCISCO from Philippines
Group
Stayed 1 night in June 2012

The hotel that exceeded all our expectations!”

Location, Beautiful and Elegant in all aspects, Excellent Customer Service

Elegant and beautiful facade, reception area, lobby, and rooms. There was a warm welcome from the reception staff who were all friendly and smiling; check in process was fast. The bedroom and the bathroom were just perfect! The swimming pool was absolutely beautiful, my sister and I had a great time swimming there except that there was a lady who approached us to ask if we were guests at the hotel which I find too insulting. She could have just asked which room number we were staying. Overall, we had a delightful experience at Hotel Equatorial and will not hesitate to stay in this hotel in our future trips to Ho Chi Minh City.

Reviewed July 12, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
hoong from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 1 night in January 2011

good hotel with friendly staff ”

staff were efficient. rooms were well serviced and clean
a little far from district 1 which is the main tourist hub

overall a very good hotel which was efficiently run. the staff very friendly and helpful. the rooms were spacious and the housekeeping was good. there is a taxi service which the hotel recommended, the 'Mai linh' company was good. thought the hotel is in district 5, getting to district 1 was not a problem and just a 10 minute ride away. the hotel also provided a regular shuttle into district 1. ho chi Minh has wonderful French architecture with tree lined boulevards. mind the motorcycles though.

Reviewed January 13, 2011

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9.7
Exceptional
FRANCISCO from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2014

Best Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City”

Luxurious, Buffet Breakfast, Highly professional staff

Hotel Equatorial is the best of all three hotels where we stayed in Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel building, rooms, restaurants, pool area are beautiful and elegant. Fast and hassle free check in and check out process. Hotel staff are all friendly and efficient. Great experience! Will definitely come back.

Reviewed June 05, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Sungchin from United States
Family with teens
Club Deluxe Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2011

christmas in ho chi minh city”

The private service you get on the Club floor is excellent.

this was our second stay at the hotel equatorial ho chi minh and the hotel and the staff on the club floor did not disappoint. they still remembered us from our last visit in april. they had our second room setup with an extra bed as requested. check in was quick as usual and because we had to checkout early for our flight to hanoi, they made arrangements for us to checkout the night before. the breakfast was very good made by the personal chef on the floor and the evenin drinks and light snacks were always excellent especially after a long day of sightseeing.

Reviewed January 09, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
FRANCISCO from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Truly First Class & 5-star- Experience!”

Elegant Hotel & Facilities, Large Swimming Pool, Friendly and Efficient Staff

From the moment we stepped inside the hotel we were impressed with the posh and spacious lobby and the bar/restaurant area at the ground floor. The reception staff were warm and friendly, and check-in was straight-forward and swift. The room was large and spacious; same with the bathroom. The bed was really big and comfortable It has everything you can expect from a 5-star hotel. The beautiful outdoor pool is well maintained, the water is clean and clear. This is the most beautiful, elegant and luxurious of all the hotels we stayed in during our 2-week Asian tour across 5 countries. The Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh truly deserves its 5-star rating. Highly recommended if you can afford it.

Reviewed March 21, 2013

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8.7
Excellent
Jenny from Australia
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2011

Good value”

Good location

we stayed at this hotel for one night. the location is good, being 10 minutes away from the tourist area of ho chi minh city. the lobby was not that great because it looked like it needed some renovation. but the rooms were a different story. the room i got was very large, and the bathroom was large and clean as well. the temperature was just right and the large bed was very comfortable. i can tell the room was not new, but it didn't need the kind of renovation the lobby needed. this is a great 4-star hotel and i would recommend the average traveller to stay in this hotel.

Reviewed July 13, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
Neil from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2011

Excellent Hotel”

Amenities, Staff, Location

The Equatorial is a beautiful 5 Star (and worth all the stars!) Hotel, located on the outskirts of Chinatown in District 5, close to the central District 1. There is a free minibus shuttle service into the heart of Saigon every other hour. This is a large hotel, but the layout and staff make the hotel seem to have a very personal feel - and they remember your name and make every effort to assist you. The swimming pool is a welcome relief to the heat of Saigon, and we were able to relax there every day on the loungers. The rooms were excellent with all the trimmings you would expect from a hotel of this standard. The buffet breakfast was incredible - a veritable feast! Many a course of very tasty fresh food for all tastes. On a final note - we had a couple of incidents where I left my camera behind in the dining room, and my Dad left his wallet in a taxi - and the staff were so helpful, both items returned untouched to the rightful owners! They even offered a basket of fruit to us as my parents were upset at the missing wallet and made every effort to re-assure them and retrieve the items. And finally (again) - even though the internet is a paid for option, they give you a free cup of coffee and you have the use of a brand new Apple Mac with a huge screen, equates to approx a dollar an hour! Well worth it ...

Reviewed March 16, 2011

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9.7
Exceptional
Michael from Australia
Couple
Club Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Excellent Hotel!”

Customer Service, Rooms, Food, Prices, Pool

We were unfortunately only able to stay at the Equatorial for two nights and arrived around 10pm one night so did not get the enjoy the amenities of the executive club but were greeted with warm smiles and a drink of our choice. We booked the executive club suite through Agoda at 50% off! I must say the staff at the Equatorial wherever we went were so very personable and friendly. The breakfast was delicious and my only complaints were that they did not have savoury options for the afternoon tea but the cocktail service was fantastic. We always received excellent service with a smile and although it was expensive for Vietnam it was not overpriced. The hotel's pool is a great place to hang out and have a drink but I do not recommend the spa as it is overpriced and when I decided to go for a waxing there most of my legs were not waxed and I ended up with scars because of the poor waxing services. I tried to raise the issue with the manager but she did not seem to understand me, despite me pointing to the leftover hair. Definitely find a clean local spa and go there! The rooms are lovely, clean and with a shower to die for! We really loved the fact the water was filtered and we could drink the ice as this kept us from getting the "Saigon Stomach". Also they were generous with the water they give you as well. Although this hotel is located outside of the district it is nothing more than a short cab ride (or the free shuttle) away. To be honest you don't really want to stay dead center in the tourist district as it is full of people hassling you to buy things and can get a bit old after awhile.

Reviewed November 25, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
Phua from Singapore
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

Standard hotel with sincere service”

Room size is just nice. Not too small & not too big.

Hotel Equatorial is my first choice of hotel stay whenever I have to travel to Ho Chi Minh City. The services from the staff are sincere & warming. The cleanliness of the room is something which I enjoy & appreciate too.

Reviewed March 11, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
younghee from South Korea
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in July 2011

comfortable for family but far form downtown.”

swimming pool and free city around bus.

this hotel found out Agoda by any chance as cheap price and five stars and having swimming pool. it is pretty far from downtown. so they offer free city arounding bus per 2 hours. but this voucher not included breakfast. so I have to pay for breakfast almost 65$(2adults and 2 child.) this hotel is not far form ho chi minh airport. It's about 15 minute with taxi. if you are just couple or alone, you don't need this hotel. but if you are family, it is proper chose.

Reviewed July 21, 2011

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8.7
Excellent
Quynh from Vietnam
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2013

Nice hotel at a nice price”

Comfortable room, proximity to relatives, price

Hotel Equatorial is a 5-star hotel with very affordable prices. This is likely due to the fact that it's not really close to the center of district 1 at all. However, that worked out fine for us because it was close to my relatives and restaurants catering to the locals instead of international chain restaurants with international prices that you could eat at anywhere else in the world. The room we got was clean, spacious and comfortable but we didn't get to use much of the other amenities. I liked the somewhat antiquated charm of the hotel but my husband thought the room looked a little outdated.

Reviewed June 28, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Christina from Australia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in July 2011

Very nice hotel and great price ”

Comfortable rooms and nice service

We were able to book tours from the hotel to all places in ho chi minh city. Great staff very helpful and fantastic rooms available. Breakfast included

Reviewed July 28, 2011

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8.0
Excellent
Magnus from Nigeria
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2011

Good Hotel near city centre”

Clean and nice rooms with good service. Samsung big screen TV was an extra.

i was just staying 1 night in the hotel on my way to the golf resorts (phan thiet) and dalat) where i have membership. clea rooms and friendly service. main bonuses for my stay was the early check-out and the samsung wide screen tv in the room. been living in ho chi minh city and staying in mosy 5 star hotels, this is a good choice for staying 5 star but paying less.

Reviewed October 30, 2011

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9.7
Exceptional
Ian from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

A Lovely Hotel And Excellent Value For Money ”

Nicely situated between the centre and Cholon

The Equatorial is a very nice Hotel set between the centre and Cholon but only an inexpensive taxi ride from either. We got a fantastic deal through Agoda which did not include breakfast but the Now Zone Centre under the Nikki Hotel is only a 5 minute walk away and has several options. Rooms are clean, well equipped and just what you would expect from an establishment like the Equatorial. Service was friendly and efficient and all in all we had a great stay.

Reviewed April 15, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Tham from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2011

Classy hotel with well trained service staffs”

Customer Service

Hotel ambience is definetly 5 stars and kudos to the service staffs. Duty manager & reception staffs were very well trained, patient and speaks proper english. Even the housekeepers and bell boys speak good english. Hotel is clean and properly maintained despite it being a 15 year old hotel. Bed is soft with quality blankets and bedsheet. The international buffet is good with a great variety. Location wise, will definetly return to stay on my next trip to Ho Chi Min.

Reviewed February 14, 2011

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8.3
Excellent
Paulus from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in November 2009

Great older hotel”

Big room, gym & swimming pool. Shuttle service.
No wifi, internet cost fortune.

I stayed for 3 nights at Equatorial, once arrived I was upgraded to deluxe from standard room. The room itself is spaceous with 2 twin beds joined as a king bed. The Equinox gym is great addition to the service with a good swimming pool on the 4th floor. The shuttle service to the city centre (district 1) is the most advantageous part staying in this part of town. Restaurant itself is one of the best you can find in hotel establishment in HCMC. Staff are great and helpful. Once inside, you can feel it's an older & established hotel. If you don't smoke, perhaps it's better to ask for non-smoking room. Not much to see around the area, unless you want to go further to Cholon area inside district 5. Not many people speaking English. That aside, I would come back and stay here again.

Reviewed December 10, 2009

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9.7
Exceptional
Sungchin from United States
Family with teens
Club Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2011

Great Hotel in the Heart of Ho Chi Minh City”

Great bed and great service

We stayed 2 nights at the Equatorial in HCMC at their Deluxe club room. Through Agoda, the price was very reasonable and we had great service. From the moment we arrived to the minute we left, the friendly people all helped take good care of us. They checked us in at the club floor which was fast and just as fast during checkout. Unlike some club floors at other hotels that has a minimal breakfast compared to their main dining hall, the Equatorial actually had a fully staffed cook their making you fresh cooked meals. If we were staying at HCMC longer, we would have stayed there. Definitely, we would return to this hotel again.

Reviewed April 30, 2011

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8.7
Excellent
Tony from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Great service and large rooms”

Service, Pricing, Room Size

the equatorial is in district 5 and while there might not be much in the immediate vicinity, that also makes for a quiet night's sleep. our first room was a little musty, but the management was very kind and immediately set us up in another room. i also noticed that they made sure to attend to the problem. they didn't just leave it there for the next guest. our room felt spacious, clean and comfortable. the breakfast was good, but could use a little more variety. they also offer a free shuttle service to more popular spots in the city.

Reviewed September 05, 2012

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8.0
Excellent
Patrick from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2011

Good for business travellers”

Affordable 5-star accommodation

although this hotel was clean and had plenty of facilities, it lacked the personability of a smaller hotel. also, every other hotel in vietnam we stayed in came with free wifi or internet access, apart from this hotel. professionalism is high and perfect for business travellers, just stick clear of this if you are in ho chi minh city on holidays.

Reviewed June 21, 2011

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