District 1 is the best area to stay for a first-time visitor to Ho Chi Minh City. While there are many hotels to choose from, The Hammock Hotel Ben Thanh is the new kid on the block. This newly opened boutique hotel is located on a quieter street of District 1 and within 10 mins walk to most of the major sights within the city.
The Hammock Hotel is just 30 mins taxi ride from Tan Son Nhat International Airport. It cost me about VND 150,000 (including the airport toll). The 6-storey property consist of 25 modern rooms with 4 types of “Nest” – The Nest, Superior, Deluxe and Family Nest.
The Lobby and Coffee House
The lobby is located on the same level as the Coffee House. Check-in was quick and I love the idea of paperless check-in.
Quiet Zone level.
The Family Nest
Delving into the theory of less is more, uncluttered designs are becoming popular for new hotels. The monochromatic colour palette and laminated birch wood works well with the minimalist theme. The ‘Ikea’ inspired desk is connected to an open-concept wardrobe for storage purpose.
The spacious Family Nest (35m²) comes with 1 King and 1 Single sized platform bed which is perfect for 3 adults. This Muji layout creates a neat and conducive environment.
The swinging hammock is the center of attraction that complement the subtle tone of the room design.
One of the benefits that enticed me is the free flow of minibar. This includes variety of snacks, bottled water, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
Information guide of the hotel.
En Suite Bathroom
Spacious bathroom with all the standard toiletries provided.
Rainfall shower cubicle.
Breakfast at The Coffee House
Daily breakfast is provided at The Coffee House with a choice of 1 drink and 1 pastry per coupon.
The roof top is fantastic place to hang out while admiring the amazing views over the city.
Bitorex Tower can be seen here.
If you need to top up your snacks or drinks, you can do it here.
Free access to washing machine and tumble dryer which is great for backpackers.
The Hammock Hotel is relatively new but the committed staff makes this boutique hotel a gem. The room is well-designed and the location is an ideal base to explore the major attractions such as Ben Thanh Market, Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Saigon Central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral. If you are looking for swimming pool or gym facilities, this boutique hotel is not for you.
The Hammock Hotel Ben Thanh
47-49 Lê Thị Riêng, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
+84 285 448 8888
Check In: 2:00 PM | Check Out: 12:00 PM
Price starting from SGD 100 per night.