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Hotel Continental
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   132-134 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #82 of 364 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
mumbai
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“old charm hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

excellent location and huge rooms ,convenient for families
and for short holiday ,the staff are excellent and the hotel itself
\has patrons to the likes of graham green and rabindranath tagore
quite a place you should not miss.

Room Tip: ask to be upgraded to any of the suites facing the opera
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  • Stayed August 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Have stayed here twice in the last few years and the hotel is spacious, cool and welcoming. Breakfast in the courtyard is wonderful and was one of the best we experienced in Vietnam. We were upgraded to suites with great views over to the Opera House. The rooms are huge and while the hotel may be old the fittings and beautiful woodwork create a lovely atmosphere. Staff are reserved but very helpful with suggestions for dinner and directions. The hotel is central to everything and provides a cool oasis during the very humid days.

Room Tip: Pick a room looking over towards the Opera House - they are large and surprisingly not noisy from t...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

A historic property to stay in Saigon, we just loved it, takes you back in time...
we were in a group of 5, we had 3 suites, all facing the opera house, very conveniently
located in the heart of magical Saigon. The best shopping areas, malls, restaurants
night market alll at a walking distance. The bathrooms were huge clean and upgraded
to modern standards.All in all our best stay in Vietnam.

Room Tip: Facing the opera house.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This hotel was built in the late 1800 and they have kept this design going with modern rooms to todays standards. The wood work of the doors and furniture is very pleasing to the eye and heavy to the touch (mahogany). There are even some carved ceilings and the decor is to match. Located in mid town and walking distance to shops hotels and makets.

Room Tip: We had inside room very quiet. Outside room some had balcony facing the street looked very interesti...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

My husband and I simply loved the Hotel Continental Saigon. This is an historic hotel in the heart of the most posh part of Ho Chi Minh City -- central to the best sites and the best shopping in the city. Our room was so lovely, and it had a balcony that looked out on to the Opera...we spent a lot of time on the balcony. The bathroom was great with a tub that was small in stature, but so well designed that I used it 3 separate times for long soaks. We stayed here at the end of a 3-week trip, and it was our favorite hotel...also the best breakfast. Not only was the breakfast selection great, but you have your choice to sit inside or outside in the courtyard. I can understand why this hotel wouldn't work for everyone: if you need to have a pool, it won't work for you. But, if you love staying in historic hotels, this is a not-to-be-missed property. My only disappointment was that the hotel didn't have any information on its history -- we would have purchased a book on the hotel had one been available.

Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony! Also, they are refurbishing the rooms, but we actually liked the "o...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guangzhou
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I have been traveling very often to Saigon and been staying in continental hotel for last 3 years or more yes its a old hotel very old build 1880 just in heart of the town big room friendly staff and excellent breakfast always keep bring e back to Saigon T

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Bologna, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

The colonial charm of this hotel is essential. From the white architectural design to the wooden fornitures of the rooms, everything reminds the colonial period, of course only talking of the romantic idea of that period!
Rooms are huge and clean and with all the comfort.
The batrooms are a little bit old: ceramics and fittings suffer the passing of time. But the water is hot, the shower works and you can find all what uou need.
Breakfast is great and you can take it in the wonderful garden in a classical colonial.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 132-134 Dong Khoi Street, 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#43 Romantic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#47 Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Continental 3.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
Continental Hotel Saigon

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