Pink Tulip Hotel Ho Chi Minh | Independent Review | Photos
Pink Tulip Hotel Ho Chi Minh is located in District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City. District 1 is the most popular area for travellers, both budget and medium.
Convenient location, in the backpacker area with various restaurants, bars and shops; tourist attractions were within acceptable walking distance. on a small alley on40/11 Bùi Viện, Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh – Inaccessible by car because the road is too narrow and reachable only by moto or foot, is close to many restaurants, bar and street food.
Pink Tulip Hotel is marked as a friendly gay hotel in Ho Chi Minh – the owner being a dutch person. To be honest I found this information about the gay friend hotel in Ho Chi Minh after I booked the hotel on booking.com. But even after I checked out did not noticed any gay resemblance of the hotel. Even if it’s marked as a gay hotel can accommodate all tourists types.
Rooms are simple, clean and modern, and more than meet expectations when all you need is a safe, clean, quiet place to rest your head after a day/night exploring.
Guest rooms are comfortable, air-conditioned and feature cable TV’s, free WiFi, tea & coffee makers and bathrooms with showers. I booked a double room. Asked on booking for a king sized bed but in the end I got a twin room. It wasn’t too bad but for a couple can be an issue because the bed is not that big for 2 persons.
Room is equipped with TV (plenty of foreigner channels but many are only vietnamese local stations), mini-fridge (2 bottles of water provided on arrival), hairdryer and toilet facilities (soap, shower gel). As well the room had AC. Even if it was not needed because even if the room has a normal window the sun is not on the room side.
For a decent room in size the toilet was big. What I really liked was the shower – separated from the main toilet with window and a small space on the ground – some hotels keep that space united with the floor which leads to the all toilet room to be flooded.
Air conditioning, Television, Satellite television, In-house movie (got English and Vietnamese Channel too) , Free Wifi, Shower with Hot & Cold water, Voltage 220v using European or US outlet, Safety Box in room, Hair Dryer and toiletries, Kettle with coffee and tea
Breakfast is a simple, yummy and ample to get your day started. Oh and the FRESH PASSION FRUIT JUICE! Excellent! You can choose your breakfast for a pre-selected menu. I always choose the Vietnamese Coffee with milk with was fantastic!
The bread was fresh and the fruits were very sweet and good taste. The omelette was decent – not very good because of the cheese being used.
How to get here from Tan Son Nhat International Airport?
The no. 152 Bus from Tan Son Nhat International Airport (6:00am-12:00pm) : take it from outside the arrival hall on the right side, cost 5000 Vietnamese Dong (5000 VND for a piece of language as well), ride it about 24 stations – my suggestion is to download the Google Maps with the exact location of the hotel or as well download the official bus app of Ho Chi Minh. Depending on the traffic in HCM it may take up to one hour to get to Pink Tulip Hotel
As an alternative you can book a Uber Cab or a Grab Moto (if you don’t have any luggage).
Zen Plaza, Fine Arts Museum, Galaxy Cinema, Ben Thanh Market, Tao Dan Park Saigon Square 1 – Nam ,Ky Khoi Nghia ,Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre, General Science Library Ho Chi Minh City Saigon Centre, Reunification Palace Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City Hall Union Square, War Remnants Museum.
Rating – 4/5
You can book the Pink Tulip Hotel either via Agoda.com or Booking.com. Price for one night starts from 25$ and breakfast is included. For Ho Chi Minh it’s a very good price and Pink Hotel has good reviews on TripAdvisor as well.