Hello ! My name is Dominic.
- breakfast near rivers
- enjoy fresh food
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Nicht zuviel versprochen. Hilfsbereite und freundliche Gastgeber, was will man mehr.
It is very hard to review a host who wasn't there, didn't give us the correct information and had no interest in his guests, but here goes. # Dominik did not give us the accurate apartment address. We had to knock on doors on his floor to find the correct apartment. The other tenants were not happy to see us in this security building. # Dominik was not home when we arrived and had made no arrangements for our stay. It was only by chance that 3 friends of his flatmate were there to let us in. If they had not been there we would have been unable to get in. One of them tried to contact Dominik by phone but the number was not connected. # the room was not ready, there were no sheets on the bed, the ensuite bathroom and floor were dirty and the toilet bin was full of used toilet paper. There were no towels and no toilet paper. We were being charged a cleaning fee but no cleaning had been done. # unexpectedly the previous AIRBnB guest appeared. She told us she had not seen Dominik and she showed us the sheets and towels she had washed. Luckily she gave us her keys to the apartment. If she had not done so we would not have had access to the apartment if we wanted to go out. # on Friday night there were 4 other people staying in the apartment, sleeping in another bedroom and in the loungeroom. # on Saturday we learnt from the flatmate that Dominik had left the country on Friday the 8th of February, and did not plan to return until the end of March. Our booking was from the 15-18th of February. His flatmate had told him to cancel future AIRBnB bookings. She had told him from the beginning that she did not want to participate in the AIRBnB program. # people were smoking in the kitchen although it was advertised as a non-smoking apartment. The apartment was advertised with kitchen use but we could not use it when people were smoking there. # more people were expected on the Monday, in addition to another AIRBnB guest. We had no way of knowing who would be there or who had keys to the apartment. # Dominik did not respond to our emails, previous guests' emails or his flatmate´s emails. #on the second day we learnt that Dominik had changed his Vietnamese phone number just before he left the country. # Dominik advertised use of a swimming pool but we discovered we had to pay expensive membership fees if we were to gain entry. # as it was Chinese New Year we could not find alternative accommodation as everywhere was booked out. We had no choice but to stay. *AIRBnB refunded us half the accommodation costs in order to compensate us for this awful and unsettling experience. Dominik only responded once, telling more lies in a failed attempt to defend...
1. Great great great view of the appartment and very quiet.
2. Convenient location
3. Helpful tips from the owner
4. Nice pool
5. Free use of local SIM card, not made calls though
6. Broken window facilities unmended
7. Bath room and bedroom is not very well cleaned but cleaning fee is charged.
It was pleasant staying at Dominik's in Saigon. The location is pretty much exactly as described with a nice view. My friend and I didn't stay long enough, but Dominik and his roommate Pili seemed to be charming casual hosts. The immediate neighborhood is safe and accessible with a few restaurants, shops, outdoor pool, and a children's playground. A short taxi ride will bring you to the city's various attractions. Overall, I'd recommend this site most to those staying for a week or more and able to take advantage of the shared living experience. Have fun~
Place located near Saigon river in 7 minutes on taxi from district 1 (~2$) or 40 min walking. There's few cafes and 2 shops in walking distance from apartment. Internet connection was good and table in common area (4mbit/s, Jan 2013).
Dominik was very helpful host, I've got everything I need. Will definitely be staying again, and would highly recommend.
Dominik is a very kind and thoughtful host with all the information he supported us. Though he was abroad for work during our stay, he always email to ask whether I need anything from him. The place is great, spacious, clean, and surrounded with restaurants, supermarket, spa, salon within the area. It's a shame he was not there, but If i have another chance to go again, I would definitely stay there again.
The place was great with wifi access, cafes, restaurants, salons, pool and health club. It is close to District 1 by about 7 minutes by taxi ( 5 US) or a 35 minute walk. There was no computer/ laptop, but I had my Iphone so I was well connected.
It was clean, quiet and secure. The apartment has three flat screen tvs if with several English channels for those days you dont want to head out and about Ho Chi Min. Would definitely stay at Dominik's upon my return to Ho Chi Min when I have time to revisit.
It was all good fun to chill out after a day exploring the city.
Its a wonderful place with nice people! Neighbourhood around is full of locals who is very friendly! Great view all over Ho Chi Minh, there is no reason to go to other city views points!
Maria and Chuong were fabulous hosts. They both made us feel so welcome. Maria gave us perfect instructions for getting to and into the apartment. She had chocolate, water and snacks waiting for us in our room -- and breakfast in the fridge for the next morning! The bedroom was comfortable and the adjacent bathroom was clean enough and quite convenient. Though the apartment location wasn't super central, the place more than made up for it -- nice decor, lots of space, and great hosts! Plus, it was super easy to get a taxi to-from the location in District 5. Maria recommended a great spa for us, some good cafes, and also took us out for a fun night of karaoke. Chuong left us the fixings of and a wonderful diagram of Vietnamese coffee preparation -- and later, when he was home, he prepared his own-grown and -roasted coffee for us. We also had free access to the rooftop pool and sauna, though only took advantage once in the three days we were there. All in all -- a great place! We were thrilled to be the first guests in this fantastic apartment. Thanks Maria and Chuong!
Fabulous place to come home to after being in the city. Dominik was very helpful. He exchanged our money for us, set up massage appointments after a very long flight and had a lot of useful information. We loved staying there with him and his housemate Pili. She was also very helpful if Domi was at work, she is a lot of fun and I am happy to say we made some new friends.