Duna Hotel

167 Pham Ngu Lao Str, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Centrally located in a busiest area of Saigon

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 21, 2013

The hotel is in central location in the street of Pham Ngu Lao district 1 HCMC. Very convenient hotel to stay, close to everything. The location of the hotel is just on the other side of the park
Ben Thanh Market is walking distance, plenty of shops and restaurants next door. Travel agencies are line- up in the same streets.

Hotel staff were friendly and speak good English. The room is quite small but if you wanna be centered and really want in action for everything this is a place to be. We stay only for 2 nights. The day there after in HCMC we went for two days on tour to Mekong Delta. We ask in the hotel reception if we can leave our luggage for two days, and without any problem we can left our luggage in a secure place

For the price of $20 we can't complain and is worth it. We walk everything, we hardly use taxi for sightseeing. We took the bus from the airport to the center when we arrive in HCM and the hotel is just a short walk from the bus station
So, if you are looking for an inexpensive hotel in the tourist areas of District 1 this place is really recommended

Unique Quality: The location is very convenient. The night life of District 1 is just nearby

Money stolen from the room

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 4, 2010

During our three week holiday in Vietnam we stayed at Duna hotel for three days. The location is excellent, in the middle of Saigon. The rooms offer reasonable quality for the price. That is, if you don't count the 120 US Dollars that were stolen from one of our backpacks. Fortunately, we didn't keep any other valuables in the room. It can only have been stolen by staff since the room was locked and we left the key at the reception.

The hotel is closed early every night and it's a hassle to get in. Also, we booked one trip to Cu Chi at the travel-office in the hotel and were happy with that, so we decided to book our traintickets to Hoi An there as well. We later found out that Duna's travel office had sold us cheap reservations insisting they were expensive (soft-sleeper) tickets. Once you find out at the train station, there's not much you can do. Duna was by far our worst hotel-experience in Vietnam. So, not recommended, and there are plenty of good alternatives nearby!

Unique Quality: Its good location in the centre of Saigon, and the proximmity to all the highlights in Saigon.

Warm and cozy in Saigon

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 14, 2007

Duna Hotel is located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh in District 1. It is within walking distance to the museums and Ben Thanh market (where you can find load's of cheap and good souvenirs for family and friend's back home). Upon arrival, we were greeted by a warm and cheerful lady. The place is clean and the front-desk staff speaks good english. So, communication was never a problem. She helped us settle into our rooms and provided us with everything we requested for. In addition, there is also a travel desk in Duna Hotel and the lady was quite informative. She provided us with some useful information and help us arrange our sight-seeing trips to maximize our short 3D stay in HCM. Definitely recommended for anyone planning a trip to HCM City :)

Unique Quality: This is just a basic bed and breakfast accomodation in HCM City. Nothing flashy and the cost was only USD25 for a party of 3...

Directions: Within 10 minutes walk from Ben Thanh market, Reunification palace and other interesting museums in Ho Chi Minh.

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i hate this hotel

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 24, 2006

i b0oked in their webste and arrange for airport pickup. But they didnt show up! they stated in their website dunahotel.com that their single r0om costs $12. But when i got there they say it is $15!

At the end of my stay,i was to pay using crdit card, but they d0nt kn0w how to use it!

Room is just fine, hot/cold shower, aircon, soap, t0oth brush and paste.

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Good Value on Pham Ngu Lao

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 13, 2006

My stay was for four nights at the Duna hotel in the middle of the cheaper tourist area which seems to be named after one road, Pham Ngu Lao. I had an excellent room for just $20 per night which included a basic but filling breakfast.
The room itself was spacious, had aircon, TV and a fridge and a smallish but more than adequate bathroom. Although facilities at the hotel were pretty basic the staff were very friendly and helpful.
The best rooms were at the front of the hotel overlooking the street but even though they afforded a good view of the surrounding area if you are a light sleeper then ask for a room at the back.

Unique Quality: Good location near to entertainment, shopping and tour agencies. Friendly staff, clean rooms and all round good value. Ten minutes walk to Ben Thanh Market.

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  • Continental Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Free High Speed Internet

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