Liberty 4 Massage is one of the many hotel based massage parlors in Ho Chi Minh City. As the name would suggest it is owned by the same people behind the previously reviewed Liberty 2 Massage in the same city.
There are several Liberty Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City. Many of them used to simply be numbered. Now some have changed their names. Still most continue to operate massage parlors. They tend to operate in a similar way though each location has its own unique characteristics.
Location and prices
Liberty 4 Massage is located inside of the Liberty Hotel Saigon Parkview (formerly known as the Liberty 4 Hotel) on Pham Ngu Lao. The area is well known for backpackers with the street and the nearby Bui Vien sometimes being described as “the back packer district”. While there are a lot of backpackers in the area the description isn’t necessarily accurate. For the most part local businesses and people dominate the area unlike true backpacker districts such as Khao San Road in Bangkok.
The massage section of the Liberty 4 is relatively easily accessed with clearly marked signs from the ground floor. Sometimes there are even staff members floating around in a seeming attempt to round up massage parlor customers and get them to the part of the building they are looking for.
Customers book their appointments at the desk in the massage parlor. A massage session in one of the VIP rooms is 600,000 Dong ($26 USD). Cheaper regular rooms are also available though they are smaller and lesser equipped.
When it comes to the quarters the rooms at Liberty 4 Massage are a lot like the rooms at the Liberty 2 Massage. Liberty 4 VIP rooms are big enough but they are nothing like the large and elaborate rooms in more upscale places Minh Tam 2.
The rooms do offer some level of privacy even with glass windows on the doors. For the most part the few people on staff who do pass by the VIP room doors don’t make a habit of looking inside the private rooms to see what is going on.
Staff and service
The women are pretty similar to their counterparts at Liberty 2 as well. They are mainly attractive women in their twenties dressed in sexy outfits that reveal legs and cleavage while restricting the roaming hands of ornery customers.
The massages can vary from mediocre to decent. The women aren’t really clock watchers. Some of them do like to chat with customers. At the end of the standard body rub they normally offer to rub other parts as well. Nothing more is offered at Liberty by any of the women on staff but the third leg massage is more or less standard.
If anything is different at Liberty 4 it would be the attitudes of the people on staff and the interaction between them and the customers. Possible and probably due to the location the hotel is used to dealing with a more touristic style of customer. They may also see more inebriated and tightfisted customers but that’s purely speculation.
In any event the ladies at Liberty 4 can be a little more upfront or even aggressive about tips than the gals working other Liberty massage parlors in the city. Still customers able to keep their wits about them usually give tips of a few hundred thousand Vietnamese Dong even when they have service providers who demand closer to a million.
Payment is made on the way out. Customers hand over the money for the house plus whatever tip they have written down on a slip of paper for their service provider. Two stars.
|Address:||265 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Map)|