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“My favorite Saigon hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8 - 15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1 | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #28 of 383 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“My favorite Saigon hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

This is my third stay at the Renaissance. The hotel is in a great location for shopping, dining and sightseeing. The rooms are clean and spacious, and the Club Level is very worth paying a little extra to enjoy the food and drinks.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Spring Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

Best service with extremely genuinely helpful staff..congrats on that.
Becareful what room..some open into central bar area and the noise cones into rooms.
Only negative is restaurant on ground floor is quite small and they struggle with that at breakfast.
Nice lobby coffee shop
Location is right where you need to be.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bountiful, Utah
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I've stayed here a number of times over the past two years. The rooms have always been clean, the food delicious, and the staff friendly. The location is central and the pool on top of the building is great.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This was the last stop on my trip and it was wonderful. The hotel is right on the Saigon river; a great location. I walked all over the city, it was about 15-20 minute walk from Ben Thanh Market and maybe 25 minutes from backpackers area.

Checked in as a Marriott Rewards member and it was worth it. It was free so I suggest it. I got 50% drink coupons and free wifi.

The rooms were slightly dated but it didn't take away from the rooms. The beds were really comfortable and the pool was pretty. It was on the roof and a great view. I used the showers in locker room and they were clean with many towels provided.

The staff was nothing but friendly and helpful. I had drinks at the bar and the women were friendly and polite.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Suffolk, UK
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for six nights in total, returning for a night after a trip north. The hotel is very conveniently located for the central tourist area in Ho Chi Minh City. It was a perfect hotel for a business trip, with fast broadband connections, good taxi connections and very helpful staff. Our standard room was perfectly fine and the bed amazingly comfortable, but our room was a bit dowdy and possibly in need of updating. Pluses were the excellent swimming pool on the roof and the views down to the river from the pool area, as well as the very good breakfast. The hotel gets quite busy with tour groups, however, and breakfast can be quite hectic. We were disappointed by the Atrium Lounge where we has an expensive drink due to its lack of atmosphere (I guess all the action was on the Executive Floor).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This hotel is situated beside the river. We had a room on a high floor and really enjoyed being able to watch people moving around the city from our window. The hotel was clean and comfortable. The staff members were efficient and helpful. The lobby area is small and gets a bit congested but that didn't impact on our stay.

Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I recently stayed in this hotel for 3 nights while on business in Ho Chi Minh city. From the first impression - pick up at the airport - the service was impeccable. Every staff member I encountered was professional, polite and unobtrusive as they went about their duties.

The room, a riverside view room, was spacious and had everything required, and more. Free wifi is available in the public areas, and also in your room if you are a Marriott program member (and you can join for free at check-in). For the first day however, I did struggle to pick up the wifi in my room - it was fine after that.
There's complimentary drinking water provided daily, and in addition to the usual kettle for hot drinks, an espresso coffee machine that makes quality coffee (i.e. not instant) - although I couldn't actually get mine to work!
A flat screen TV has channels in many languages; the bed was supremely comfortable. If I had to be picky, the bedside clock was the version with hands and ticking .... rather than a digital. This made it impossible to check the time during the night without turning on the light.

The rooms are arranged around a central atrium, so there's no claustrophobic hotel passageways to navigate. There is a piano in the atrium, whose keys get a work out by a good pianist ... but from my floor (7th) the tunes are audible from the room, so could be a disturbing factor if you're an early to bed guest. Late risers may also be woken by the early morning tooting and buzz of the busy morning traffic, which can also be easily heard from the rooms.

Breakfast was quite simply amazing. Spoilt for choice - fruit, breads, pastries, a DIY waffle maker, French toast, cold cuts and cheeses, hot western items, hot Asian items, eggs cooked to order, however you like them, a roving waitress with a tray of smoothie shots that were sooooo good. Coffee, teas, juices. There can't be a guest who can't find a satisfying first meal of the day.

The rooftop pool is great - fabulous views over the (dirty) Saigon river, a bar that serves typical poolside fare, poolside loungers, and a great place to catch a breeze in the heat of the day. Why they were playing instrumental Christmas carols in October, I couldn't quite fathom though!!

The location of the hotel is good to - riverside, as its name suggests, but within easy walking distance of everything in District 1, including many bars and restaurants. I didn't eat in the hotel other than breakfast, the choices close by are many and varied.

Overall this is a great hotel in a really convenient location - if I had to visit HCM again for business or pleasure, I'd be happy to stay here.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

Address: 8 - 15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1 | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#15 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#16 Romantic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#19 Luxury Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon 4.5*
Number of rooms: 336
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Strategically located in the heart of Saigon's business and entertainment district, the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon offers warm hospitality, first-class amenities and incredible panoramic views of the Saigon River. Ho Chi Minh's famous landmarks such as the Reunification Palace and the beautiful Opera House are all within strolling distance as are numerous sellers of Vietnamese arts and crafts: a fascinating mix of commercial, retail, entertainment and cultural highlights at your door. Pamper yourself in a newly refurbished club room and after a day of meetings or sightseeing, take a dip in our rooftop pool,relax at our sun soaked poolside terrace. Alternatively enjoy a drink in the Atrium Lounge, a leisurely dinner at Kabin Chinese Restaurant or dine in our Riverside Café for Western and Vietnamese culinary delights. If you are looking for a hotel for an event or meeting the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon offers meeting facilities which include natural daylight and river views ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Renaissance Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City Renaissance

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