Opened in 1925 as the city's finest abode, this city hotel features colonial architecture and offers a total of 175 rooms. It has gone through several reincarnations over the years, changes that reflect the tumultuous history of Vietnam. During World War II, the Japanese Imperial Army used this French colonial structure as a military barracks. During the Vietnam War, it was frequented by foreign correspondents and espionage agents. It has a view of the Saigon River and a tradition of hospitality and elegance. Guests are welcomed in a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service. Additional facilities at this air-conditioned ski hotel include a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, hairdressing salon, casino, TV lounge, café, bar and a restaurant. Business travellers are sure to appreciate the conference facilities. Wireless Internet access, room service and a laundry service are also available, and those arriving by car may leave their vehicle in the hotel car park.
The hotel is located in the heart of the city, overlooking the Saigon River. It features original French colonial architecture, and is the perfect starting point from which to discover the charms of Saigon. The nearest shops are within around 500 m, and there are discos within about 1.5 km. Nearby places of interest include the Opera House (around 500 m), Ben Thanh market and Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica (each around 1 km), Reunification Palace (around 1.2 km) and the War Remnants Museum (around 3 km away). Tan Son Nhat International Airport is just 20 minutes' drive (around 7 km) from the hotel.
The hotel's rooms are bigger than those at other 5-star establishments. All rooms are en suite with a shower, bathtub and hairdryer, plus luxury toiletries arranged for guests' convenience. Guests can relax in the comfortable double or king-size bed or on the sofa, and surf the satellite/cable TV channels to ensure they don't miss their favourite programmes. Further standard amenities include a direct dial telephone, radio, Internet access, a safe, minibar/mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and an ironing set. Rooms also feature an individual air conditioning unit whereby guests can control the room temperature. A balcony or terrace also comes as standard.
This hotel in Ho Chi Minh City offers a health club on the first floor. The hotel's outdoor swimming pool (fees apply) is the ideal place for unwinding. Guests can sunbathe or have a refreshing drink at the Merry Pool Bar, enjoying the serene location. Any extra pounds gained from the delicacies at the restaurants can be shed by a visit the hotel gym, which features all of the equipment necessary for a successful work-out. The must-see location at the hotel is the spa, where the expert staff offer a variety of rejuvenating treatments and massages. Guests can also pamper their body and mind at the hotel's steam bath. In addition, tennis facilities are available.
The hotel's Cyclo Café is the perfect place for a wonderful dinner. The ambience of this restaurant is reminiscent of the bygone glorious past of Vietnam. Here guests can dine whilst enjoying live musical performances. Both à la carte and buffet systems are in work in this restaurant. A breakfast buffet is served each morning, while lunch and dinner may be enjoyed à la carte or from a set menu.
All major credit cards such as American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard and VISA are accepted at this establishment.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board
King size bed