The hotel was originally built in 1880 and was the first hotel in Vietnam. It features colonial architecture, a three-floor building, brick roof, thick brick walls to keep out the tropical summer heat, 80 spacious rooms with high ceilings to take advantage of natural light and the breeze, a large corridor and a sunny terrace. Facilities at this air-conditioned establishment include a lobby with 24-hour reception, a hotel safe and currency exchange facilities, a café, bar and restaurant, conference facilities, room service and a laundry service.
The hotel is located in the city centre, close to a variety of conveniences for the traveller and businessperson alike. It is within walking distance of most major attractions and offers easy access to festivals and events. Numerous restaurants and nightlife options can be found within about 5 minutes' walk, shopping at the Ben Thanh Market is also some 5 minutes' walk away, and the bus station is around 10 minutes' walk from the property. Nearby sights include Notre Dame, around 5 minutes' walk away, the Reunification Palace, some 8 minutes away, and the War Museum, around 15 minutes' walk away. The Cu Chi Tunnels can be reached in about a 90-minute drive. Tan Son Nhat International Airport is around 7 km from the hotel.
Rooms at the hotel include an en suite bathroom with a shower/bath and a hairdryer, double beds, a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, Internet access, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and individually regulated air conditioning. Each room also has a balcony or terrace.
The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, well-equipped gym, sauna and a steam room, which are free of charge for in-house guests. Jasmine massage treatments are available for a very reasonable price.
The hotel offers daily American buffet breakfast in both the air-conditioned restaurant and open air patio. Lunch and dinner are offered as set menus or à la carte.
American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard and VISA are accepted.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV