PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY VISITORS TO HANOI
Aamore saigon hotel is located in the heart of the city of Sai Gon, it has a good service and proper facilities and well managed by our very own helpful, enthusiastic staff.
1. Taxi airport scams.
At the airport, our staff will hang up the pick up sign with our guests’ names, some taxi drivers copy the names and write them down in his own paper, and then quickly stand far in front of our staff and try to convince you go with them. Be careful! The following are some situations that can happen:
- On the way to the hotel, if the taxi driver says that Amore Saigon Hotel is booked out and recommends you or drives you straight to another hotel, please do not believe him. What you should do is to contact the hotel’s number 0965196789 and ask for information.
- The taxi driver tries to take your money every time you pass bridges and blames it for toll fees. Don’t pay him anything as the toll fee is included in the price which should be paid once you reach the hotel with the help of the reception.
- The taxi driver drops you off in front of our hotel and if there is a person running to you, telling you that “Amore Saigon Hotel is full, please follow me to the second hotel”, please do not believe him. You should come in and ask the reception for exact information.
- If the taxi driver asks for any additional payment, just ignore him.
The official currency in Vietnam is Dong. US Dollars and Euro are also accepted in many of big shops and restaurants. Various other currencies are easy to exchange in banks and even at the reception desk of Amore Saigon Hotel
Electricity is 220 volts and 50Hz. Plugs are often either two squarepins or two roundpins. Three-pin plugs can be found in some certain places.
You should bargain when you shop in local markets. For example, if the shop owner says 100 dollars, you should ask for 70, and then work for an agreement from there. If negotiations are not working, start to walk away and in the vast majority of cases, the shop owners will call you back and give you their best price.
The traffic in Saigon is amazing but also seems scaring. There is plenty of traffic particularly during rush hour (7am to 9am and 4.30pm to 6.30pm). Try to stay off the roads in that period or take into account that travel at those times will take longer. When crossing the road, do not make the sheer numbers of motorbikes overwhelms you, just walk slowly and carefully.