Lief Hotel, Saigon - review by Rusty Compass
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Lief Hotel, Saigon

| 11 May 2015
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Lief Hotel, Saigon
30/57 Nguyen Cuu Van, Ward 17, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City
+848 62964466


Price guide: From around $80USD

Our rating
11 May 2015

Lief Hotel Saigon, formerly known as I Am Vietnam, is a cute boutique hotel, located 10 - 15 minutes from downtown, in an urban area.

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Liefhotel Saigon is located around 10 - 15 minutes by taxi from downtown Saigon, down a lane off a main street in the heart of suburbia.  You’ll be right amongst Saigon life - and a little way from the main tourist centre. You’ll likely be using taxis to get in and out of town.


We wouldn’t normally recommend a hotel this far out of Saigon’s centre, but Liefhotel is a special little place and well worth a look.

You may need to use taxis to get around, but once you step inside you'll be rewarded. Liefhotel takes full advantage of its location to provide guests with spacious rooms, drenched in natural light - two things you'll struggle to find closer to downtown in this price category.

This is a friendly, tastefully designed boutique hotel.

The first thing you’ll notice is the lobby - or the absence of one. Arriving here is like arriving in a cool cafe. It’s a relaxed and welcoming space.

Then there are the rooms. They’re bathed in natural light and the decor is bright to match. The clashing tiles work surprisingly well too. Many rooms have balconies.

The lead-in standard rooms are a generous 32sqm. From there, room sizes range between 35sqm and 72sqm in suites. Space won’t be an issue. There are connecting rooms for families too.

The restaurant downstairs serves pizza and pasta and a small selection of Vietnamese dishes at reasonable prices. There’s A burger on the menu too. You’ll likely take a few meals here since you may not be inclined to head back into town after a day exploring. The immediate vicinity has a good selection of local style eateries.

Restaurant, wifi. No pool, no gym, no spa.

Rusty Compass reviews are always independent. We didn't receive any inducement financial or otherwise to publish this review. We inspected and photographed  the hotel for this review but did not stay here.

Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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