The Aclove Library Hotel | Charming hotels in Saigon | Travelshopa

Lobby, The Aclove Library Hotel

There’s no denying that Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, in Vietnam is an alluring mix of old and new. Despite the sight of fine restaurants, glitzy bars, emerging local shopping spots, the effervescent city continues to retain its old-world charm. Of course, a city with multiple shades lures various types of visitors.

Hotels in Saigon are a reflection of the city. Everything from humble hostels to grandiose villas can be found here. We’ve sieved out three charming hotels in Saigon (and two along Saigon river) that are jewels in the crown – not just for fusing the city’s historic French architecture and Vietnamese culture, but for incorporating nuances of creativity and taking full advantage of its pristine location.


An Lam Saigon River

21/4 Trung Street, Vinh Phu Ward, Thuan An District, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam

Settled on the fringe of Ho Chi Minh City, An Lam Saigon River is a tranquil haven of greenery. You get a feel of luxury, tranquillity and local flair all pack in this riverside retreat.

The villa offers 19 luxurious villas with noteworthy amenities – like private balconies, terraces and gardens, private plunge pools, outdoor rain showers, and outdoor soak tubs – topped with exquisite touches of Vietnamese culture. Look out for the grand wooden stairs create by Lam, the former owner of the premises. Those looking for a day of shopping in Saigon can take a 20-minute boat ride to the city centre. With an artful blend of local charm and modern elegance, An Lam Saigon River is a sanctuary of bliss.

Perfect for:

A relaxing retreat

Noteworthy spot:

The Pool Suite

Worth getting out for:

Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City

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The Aclove Library Hotel

133A Nguyen Dinh Chinh Street, Phu Nhuan District, HCMC

Bookworms, rejoice. The Aclove Library Hotel is a literary-themed hotel tucked away in the non-touristy and charming Phu Nhuan District. The boutique hotel welcomes you with a massive floor-to-ceiling bookshelf at the lobby with a variety of fiction and non-fiction books in various languages to borrow.

The literary theme applied throughout the hotel, with all 26 rooms decorated with literary quotes framed on walls. Even the name of the rooftop terrace restaurant is called Bookmark. Some rooms may be petite in size so opt for the suite if size is an issue. However, with close proximity to the airport and the city (they are both just 10 minutes away) The Aclove Library Hotel is a unique one not to miss.

Perfect for:

Respite from the hustle and bustle

Noteworthy Spot:

The library at the lobby

Worth getting out for:

Ben Thanh Market

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Villa Song Saigon

197/2 Nguyen Van Huong Street Thao Dien Ward, District 2, HCMC

Nestled in District 2, along the banks of Saigon River, Villa Song Saigon is a unique boutique hotel and a sanctuary by the river. No two rooms are the same here. All 23 rooms and suites cater to everyone – from solo travellers, the Writer’s Room to the luxurious Imperial suite, pictured below, for couples.

The riverside boutique hotel is an alluring mix of whimsy and romance thanks to its charming French colonial designs and riverside location. Have a candlelit dinner by the river at Bistro Song Vie or take a shuttle boat to popular city attractions.

Perfect for:

Living in the age-old charm of former Saigon

Noteworthy spot:

Salt water swimming pool

Worth getting out for:

War Remnants Museum

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Charming hotels in Saigon


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