Words cannot express how great this home is. With our stay we also received maid service 3 days a week and our laundry is cleaned/folded for us. There are fun events on the rooftop and yoga, which is all included in the price of your stay. We were there during October so there was a lantern making class and a tea/mooncake tasting to celebrate the moon festival. When we look out our window we can see giraffes and elephants at the zoo. It's almost like we're at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge haha.
Everything about this place was wonderful. Starting with the location -- central, but not right downtown, you can easily walk to a lot of sights, but you don't have any of the noise or annoyance. Remarkably quiet for Saigon, the apartment faces the city zoo, and is on a small street with very little traffic. We slept perfectly every night. And the apartment itself was exactly as described... everything you could possibly need to have a nice stay. It was very clean and modern, and the staff was always super-friendly. We really felt like we were at home. Highly recommended, I can't imagine a more enjoyable and pleasant place to stay. Thank you Thao!!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – this is the best word I can think of to describe Bonbon Residences – comprising the location, the facilities and the staff.
Even before meeting the wonderful members of the Bonbon family, I was enticed by the description I had heard about the neighbourhood, with the zoo ‘across the street’ (i.e. canal), the wild restaurant next door, and the summer resort atmosphere on the street in front. Prominent characteristics of the neighbourhood in general include dozens of people exercising outside in the wee hours of every morning (from 4:00 am onwards), the permanent presence of people fishing in the canal (I try not to think of what they are doing with whatever it is they catch), public group aerobics from 17:30 to 18:30, followed by ballroom dancing most evenings. And of course there is the famous Thi Nghe market at the end of the street. (Don’t worry if you can’t pronounce the name; it’s easy to find!)
I have already mentioned the people at Bonbon, my first introduction to which began with Harry’s smiling face waiting for us at the airport, and continued on to include Katie (with her wealth of practical (and other) advice), Kien (who seems to have the answer to all problems), Chơn (who is determined to learn Japanese and practises it on us every day), Mia, Camela, Hon, Mai, Mai’s son, Harry’s and Katie’s kids … and so on. (Please do not be misled by mention only of Harry’s smiling face, by the way; everyone here seems to have a permanently implanted smile on his/her face.)
It would be irresponsible not to mention the facilities, which are not only ‘as advertised’, but much much more. The important message that one absorbs when living at Bonbon is that Katie and Harry have placed the safety, comfort and contentment of their guests far ahead of their understandable need to pay their bills.
And, of course, it is not possible to wax eloquent about the “Bonbon Bonhomie” without including the parties on the rooftop….. Need I say more?
This place needs more then 5 stars to truly express the value, quality and service or the accommodation, the staff and the the service you get here. I honestly don't know how they do such a great and extremely amazing place to stay on short or long term basis for the price here, but it is worth every penny (or any other currency), its such a pleasure to stay here. The apartments themselves extremely clean, modern, and have everything you need, the staff, is very, unbelievably efficient, professionally, and mostly helpful (Shout out to Kien Henry, but everyone here is amazing). I don't know how they make their business model work here, but for an amazingly, unbelievably price, you get a fantastic apartment, fully furnished, everything you need in your kitchen and bathroom, very comfy bed, satellite TV, serviced 3 times week (with laundry include) and they do an amazing job! Plus starlight TV and full great internet (As good as it can be here in Vietnam, sometimes it does not work, but that is not this places fault, just the way the internet works here in Vietnam, I did my own Ping and net stats tests here, they use really great routers and network set up here, so the internet works great here, and when it does not, its just the city/county, not their set up. On top of that, its in a great location here in HCMC, I think the only 4 quite blocks of Sigon. Its not that bit here and they don't have many units, so book early and hope they have an opening for the time you want to stay here, if your lucky enough to get a unit here you will enjoy you stay here very much. Again, wish I could give this place more the 5 stars here on google.
Phenomenal place and immensely stupendous staff. The place itself is very clean, the location is across from the zoo so one can see giraffes and elephants every morning - they're adorable! It is also in a local neighbourhood which is quiet but also lively! The place is close to D1, Uber rides were around 20,000d - Immensely inexpensive to get into the city. Thao, Harry, and Kien were very understanding and were very flexible with check in and check out times, and tremendously helpful! There is cleaning and laundry service every second day which was a benefactor!
Overall, marvel location, staff, and apartment itself. I will definitely stay again! This place is a hidden gem!
The host, the location the apartment on all fields this stay was great. The host is friendly and helpful. And If you are lucky you can join the weekly tea session on the terrace. The location is great, from the terrace you will have a great view at the giraffes and elephants in the zoo at the other side the canal. It is not so noisy, especially compared to the city centre which is quite close and easy to reach. The apartment is spacious and well designed, it got everything that we needed. The staff is helpful and a cleaning lady will visit the apartment a couple times a week. This was one of our best Airbnb experiences
This place is brand new and the apartment was in immaculate condition when I arrived. It's very modern, clean and comfortable inside. Both of the hosts and all of the staff are so incredibly friendly and helpful. I was visiting Vietnam for the first time on my own but they all made me feel very welcome. The apartment is very well equipped with everything you need – there was even a brand new, packaged toothbrush in the bathroom and it has an oven (rare in SE Asia). There's a water cooler too which was great. It’s a little bit outside the center in a quieter neighbourhood, which I preferred. Everywhere is still very easily accessible via Uber which costs practically nothing. The only downside is there is no view from the windows (just an adjacent building) and it can get quite noisy sometimes. The bar next door plays music which can be heard from inside the apartment until midnight. It's not a huge problem but something to be aware of. The rooftop area is really nice and there's usually activities on for the guests like Brazilian jujitsu and BBQs. The apartment is cool even without the AC on and the internet is fast and reliable. There was a cable break in Vietnam when I visited which was causing widespread internet disruption but the staff set up a backup 4G connection which was evident of the great service they are providing.
What an awesome place! Thao and her Manager Annie were so welcoming and helpful, accomodating our every need. The apartment was brand new and furnished in a funky, modern style with a comfortable loft bed and friendly, thorough house keeping every couple of days ensuring the room and linen were always spotless. Nothing we asked was ever too hard, from cooking utensils and interpreting assistance to advice about any aspect of the city. Staff went above and beyond to ensure our stay in Saigon was wonderful. Bon Bon residences has all they offer and more! With roof top courtyard where you can overlook the river and zoo, we will be telling all our friends to go there and will definitely be back.
Our stay here was fantastic. Studio unit is as advertised. Great service. Was greeted with friendly smiles upon arrival. Was happy to have stayed here compared to living in a conventional hotel.
Stayed for 6 nights at this lovely apartment run by amazing people. From before we arrived until we left they were making sure everything was good for us and couldn't do enough to make sure everything was perfect. The apartment itself is spacious and modern, exactly as it looks in the pictures. It's a little bit out of the centre but in a reasonably lively area with restaurants and bars nearby. Highly recommend Sushi Nhi and Kakkinoki. A lovely week and we will be back sometime for sure.
We had a pleasure time when we stayed in bon bon residence, too many awesome to describe the amazing service they delivered. Bon bon residence host by Harry and his wife, We're informed early there having construction works at the next house, but it's didn't effected us much as we had outing mostly of the time, but we do really appreciated the hosting let us know before we arrived. The location is just opposite at the zoo . There was a river in between. The neighborhood is peaceful. We love this district than the backpacker district much. It's not difficult to use Uber to go anywhere, it's affordable. The room is look like exactly as the images they show on the air bnb. Clean and neat , it's fully furnished and kitchenware is included. my bf has not feeling well at the 2nd day of evening, properly something wrong dessert he had while in a cafe, so we can't go out on that day for dinner, the host Harry let his staff to help us take away some light food. It's make us feel it's like a own house and feel comfort as his helpful :) Thanks the manager Annie, she was keep contact us by phone to make sure fulfill our request :) Finally I am thankful to the all their friendly staffs, their big smile made our trip feel so great, and these will worth to return for bonbon residence!
Some of the nicest people you'll meet. The host and staff were very accommodating and gracious. The property was clean and well kept. Good area too. Only minutes from city center (typically a $3-4USD cab ride...sometimes cheaper with Uber). Market for groceries were within walking distance. My only complaint would be that neighbouring buildings are going through major renovations so construction noise can be disruptive, but I was already made aware of this by the host beforehand. I would definitely look to book this place again when I return to HCMC.
The owners, Harry and Thao are super friendly and nice, they held parties on the rooftop and took us out for local food. Their assistant Annie is also very helpful. They did the best and gave us the best Airbnb experience in HCM. The location is lovely, facing the river and the zoo. The place is well designed and renovated, very modern and comfortable. It's bright and their cleaning lady Camila has done a great job to keep the place clean and tidy. Overall, our stay at BonBon is excellent.
The apartment is perfect with everything you need.The suburb is quiet (you can walk on the riverside and are lots of place where you can eat all around), in 5 minutes by motorbike you can be in the city centre.Annie is professional and kind and she can help you with whatever you need. The apartment is new, lighty, clean, and well designed. The best choice you can make!!
Perhaps the perfect place to stay in Saigon. A well-designed, super-clean, and lovely apartment (and occasional views of elephants and giraffes from the roof deck!) Walkable to Districts 1 and 3 (the city/tourist center), yet real local markets (complete with fresh tropical fruits and slithering seafood.) A real authentic experience. Highly recommend. Oh, and the staff is super friendly! :-)
We encountered no issue, from booking, checking in, enjoying the place to checking out. Thao's place is so clean, and everything was just as described and shown in the pictures. I will definitely book her place again when I come back to Ho Chi Minh, and hopefully that time I'll be able to join the party they organize for the guests every Saturday night (I believe). Thank you Thao!
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Thanks to Harry for letting us check-in early. Generally a great stay. The apartment pictures are exactly what it is like. Cleaning and laundry are included which is fantastic. The staff are all really friendly and helpful. Can't rate it high enough. The only place we would stay again in Ho Chi Minh.