We all know that Tan Son Nhat International Airport is getting so busy that we all want to avoid taking a flight to go on weekend getaway. To recall, our little escape is a stunning destination where to go on retreat, if you would like to escape the city and relax without going too far (2 hours maximum from the city). CHI-BU is definitely the perfect place to go for a little escape out of Saigon.
HOW TO BOOK:
You can reach CHI-BU through different ways:
- Facebook: You can directly contact them on Facebook, ask for further information and book your room.
- Instagram: As they are quite connected, you can also contact them on Instagram.
- AirBnb: Through this website, you would be able to have further information about the different rooms available with prices.
HOW TO GET THERE:
You can try to book a Grab car or a Bee car from Saigon to Chi-Bu, but you will definitely need them to book a car from Chi-Bu, back to Saigon. It will cost you roughly 400,000 VND. The best idea is to book through Chi-Bu and it will cost you 500,000 VND for one way. Depending on the time you leave and the traffic, as you have to pass by Cat Lai, it will take you 1H30 to 2H30 to get there. So try to avoid the rush hour!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST:
They offer different kind of rooms and the price varies depending on the location. Closer is from the river, higher the price will be. The price for one bedroom starts at roughly 2,000,000 VND++ and goes up to ~2,800,000 VND++.
For little budget, or groups of friends, they also have 8 beds dorms with 2 bathrooms and lockers to make all feels confortable. The night at the dorm costs 500,000 VND per person.
Terrace and direct access to the river:
If you decide to book the room along the river, you won’t be disappointed! Even if all rooms are very confortable and huge, the ones along the river has a big terrace over the river, where you have a ladder for a direct access if you wish to swim in.
You can enjoy the quietness and relax on the deck chair or on hammock at disposal on the terrace, and also enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner as there are also a table and chairs.
Confortable bedroom and nice decoration:
To ensure a perfect disconnection from Saigon, no TV is set up in room, so you better bring books and board games. The bed is very comfy with a mosquitos net, and desk with wifi access in the entire hotel if you need to work.
Stunning outside bathroom:
The bathroom has separated toilet, and an outdoor shower surrounding by plants in order to feel closer to the nature. Soap, shampoo, conditioner and body shower are provided and at disposal for use, but you will need to bring your cotton buds and tooth brush for instance.
The hotel has a small swimming pool with a cool shape a design where you can chill down under the sun. You can lay down on the grass and enjoy the environment surrounding by peace and quietness. The staff stays at disposal if you would like to order food and drinks and enjoy it by the pool.
The restaurant is facing the river and has a terrace with deck chairs and umbrellas where to chill after lunch. You can also swim and jump into the river if you would like.
The food served is 100% traditional Vietnamese food, it is delicious, not pricey at all, and you get a great portion. Everything is home-made and cooked by local people. You can ask any kind of mixed fresh juice with the fruits available. They also have a wine list, so it is perfect if you come at Chi-Bu to celebrate something special or want to have a romantic evening dinner.