DISTRICT 1, HO CHI MINH CITY | Located in the heart of Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City, one hotel is obviously raising the bar in terms of providing service and accommodation and that is Avanti Boutique Hotel.
Location is very important for us when looking for an accommodation. That is why after months of planning and searching for a place to stay in Ho Chi Minh, we finally found a great hotel that is centrally located in a bustling area of District 1 packed with restaurants, shopping and other tourist attractions in the city. It is also one of the hotels in Ho Chi Minh that is close to the Ben Than market.
How to get to Avanti Boutique Hotel from Tan Son Nat International Airport?
1. Take Vinasun (White Cab) or Ma Linh (Green Cab) Taxis to the hotel.
2. 20 minutes ride. Costs USD 10.
From Avanti Boutique Hotel, we normally just walked to different tourists spots such as the City Hall, War Remnants Museum, St. Joseph Cathedral, Post Office, Independence Palace and more. There are also so many places to eat close by like the Pho 2000 for Beef Pho and a must-try Lobster Pho at Dao Place. And of course, market shopping at Ben Than Market, perfect for souvenirs and other gift items.
Opened last August 2018, Avanti Boutique Hotel has over 70 rooms that are suited to all travelers whether for leisure or or business alike. The modern and contemporary design of the hotel can already be felt the moment you walked in that door. In addition, you have the smiles of the staff welcoming you adding up to the whole experience in Ho Chi Minh.
The lobby is very spacious and is surrounded with modern art and comfortable lounges, perfect for those who want to sit for a while after a long walk in the city. The Wi-Fi also was very fast and stable everywhere in the hotel. The lobby is also connected to the City Cafe Bar which offers local craft beers and other mixed cocktails and snacks.
Restaurant and Bar
Right next to City Cafe, The City Restaurant is is where the breakfast buffet is served. Though the place may look small, we were really happy with the variety of food from local Vietnamese to Western cuisine. I normally have my breakfast with fruit, yoghurt and salad to start with, followed by omelette, sausages, bacon, and some bread. And of course, do not forget to taste their Vietnamese coffee which is so good! The various options are replenished on a regular basis during breakfast time so rest assured you will always have fresh dishes to choose from.
Since Avanti Boutique Hotel is located in a busy District 1, more chairs are available outside overlooking the street. You can try a local craft beers or any cocktails from the City Cafe Bar and just relax and watch as the day goes by.
For those who wants to have a quick workout before exploring the city; Avanti Boutique Hotel has a mini fitness gym located on the 3rd floor equipped with treadmill, bikes for cycling, dumbbells, exercise machines and more.
Avanti Boutique Hotel has 74 rooms to choose from. Depending on the number of pax, you can choose from Deluxe, Family, Superior, up to Terrace rooms. While checked-in, I asked the reception if I could have a look at the other rooms, luckily they approved. All rooms hasve a very modern touch and use a very relaxing color palette creating a very warm and cozy feel.
Avanti Terrace Room
One of my favorites, because this was the room we stayed in. Located on the 6th floor of the Avanti Boutique Hotel. A room good for two pax, this comfortable king size bed will definitely give you the sleep quality you've always wanted.
Every room has a working. You also have complimentary water, tea and coffee waiting for you in the room.
Aside from a spacious room, the toilet and bath in the terrace room is also quite spacious. So nice to soak yourself in a hot bath after a long day exploring the the city.
Compared to other rooms with no or small windows, the terrace room doesn't have a window, but it has a balcony! A balcony with a nice view of the city. I enjoyed coming out here specially at night to look at the city lights. It was amazing!
SUPERIOR DOUBLE ROOM
This modern room fits perfectly for those travelling solo or with someone. This was our first room when we arrived since the Terrace room was not available yet but we had a great sleep on our first night.
SUPERIOR EXECUTIVE ROOM
A much bigger room for two people, the executive room has a window facing the Ben Than Market and has a small living room area
DELUXE ROOM 2-BEDS
Same modern and comfortable feel, just divide it into two beds. An ideal place for solo travelers or with a friend.
The room has 1 queen and 1 twin size bed perfect for a small family and friends travelling together.
More than the modernity of Avanti Boutique Hotel, what we appreciated a lot was also the hospitality and kindness the staff of Avanti had shown us. Every time you entered, you will be greeted with a smile. During breakfast time, the staff would make sure that you are satisfied with everything. They try to would always inquire of us about how our day was and how our visits to various sightseeing spots had gone. For us, it added to the whole experience of our stay and we will never forget that.
So if you are looking for a great boutique hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, let Avanti Boutique Hotel provide you with the best experience you could have in the City.
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Avanti Boutique Address
208-210 Le Thanh Ton Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, HCM
Phone number: +84.28 3936 9888