When planning your itinerary for Ho Chi Minh City, the real question isn’t about finding the best things to do — the no-brainer attractions include Mekong Delta, Ha Long Bay, and the historic Cu Chi Tunnels, of course, are on every itinerary. The true conundrum lies in choosing where to call your temporary abode.

If it’s your first time travelling to Ho Chi Minh City, you might not be familiar with its various districts. While Districts 1, 4, and 5 beckon most tourists — with District 1 reigning supreme for its iconic landmarks and vibrant culture — opting for a hotel here might cost you a premium for the convenience.

The iconic Central Post Office in District 1

Enter Hotel Equatorial — the savvy traveler’s secret to enjoying the opulence of a 5-star stay, saving a cool $30 per night, and relishing proximity to the city’s famed attractions.

The true unbeatable convenience

Equatorial’s Deluxe King Room

While District 1 may be considered the heartbeat of Ho Chi Minh City, the true epicenter is arguably where Equatorial stands — on the crossroads of four of the city’s busiest districts. A 10-minute ride (approximately $1-2 on Grab) effortlessly transports you to the core of each district, each offering a unique flavour.

Nearby attractions include the must-visit:

  • Ben Thanh Market
  • Central Post Office
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Bui Vien Walking Street
  • Apartment Cafe
  • Cho Lon (Chinatown)
  • Mrs Truoc’s Snail Stall (as featured on Netflix’s Street Food 2019)
One of the more famous cafes in Ho Chi Minh City, serving speciality arabica coffee and traditional Vietnamese coffee

Equatorial review

The Deluxe King room at Equatorial exudes a warm ambience with its cosy interior, bathed in soft, welcoming lights and a rich shade of red. Despite recent renovations, the hotel retains its timeless charm, seamlessly blending old-school elegance with contemporary comfort.

For sumptuous meals, Chit Chat, the all-day dining restaurant in the lobby, offers a delectable culinary journey.

However, Equatorial isn’t just a haven for tourists; it’s a local gem renowned for its exclusive salt pool – the only one in the city using saltwater, known for its skin-friendly benefits. Popular among locals, it beckons you to reserve a few hours for a tranquil retreat in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Location: 242 Đ. Trần Bình Trọng, Phường 4, Quận 5, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 70000, Vietnam

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