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“A good experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Continental Saigon
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   132-134 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #88 of 371 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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“A good experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Just a quick night stay, for 8 hours. The room is very clean, old & classic furnitures. Big and high-celling room. The waiters in the breakfast are very nice, helpful. The location of the hotel is right in the downtown area. 5 min. walks to the church and post office.

Good place I should say!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is an old hotel fully renovated in the old world charm of yesteryear.
It is well done and the rooms and area are so big.
It has the feeling of nostalgia and we loved our stay here..
It is so well located.next to the Opera house and we went there for a night out Just wonderful.
Shopping and resturantes are near.
Sitting on the foot-path for a drink was so nice. when the sun went down.

Room Tip: Deluxe room over looking the Opera House and intersection Not noisey at all.
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Right in the heart of HCM City the Continental is ideally situated for most of the sights and good eating and drinking are close by.
Service in the hotel was first class, but then again, service in Vietnam tends to very good all round from my experience. We arrived off an early train at 5.30 a.m. a full 8 hours before check in time and we were immediately shown to our room at no extra charge! Very impressed indeed at that!
The 'Executive' suite we had overlooked the opera house so the view was pretty good too. The room was beautifully fitted, faultlessly clean and very comfortable. There was a little traffic noise from street level, but if that is problem, then you probably shouldn't be in Saigon!
Eating and drinking in the hotel is very pricey - at least on a par with UK prices, but there are so many good eating/drinking houses nearby it is not really an issue.
Room charges are at pretty much European levels, so it isn't exactly a bargain. It is very good though and I would recommend it.

Room Tip: Choose a suite. The relatively small additional cost is well worth the money.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We had reservations at a modern, sterile, name brand, high rise hotel on the riverfront but decided that we wanted a richer, more local experience. We chose the Hotel Continental based on historical value, centrality of location, ambiance, size, value and reputation. We are absolutely thrilled with our choice.
The staff has been nothing but exceptional so far. My wife called the front desk to ask how to operate the centralized lighting system. Within literally a minute there was a knock on the door and a pleasant, helpful young man demonstrated the system perfectly. Actually we were shocked by how prompt he was. Every employee has greeted us with a smile & kind word. Truly makes one feel that their patronage is appreciated by everyone at the property.
Our room is large with a sitting area and large windows - a suite without a balcony though such is available. The a/c works great, the king bed is extremely comfortable, the bathroom full-featured with excellent water temp & volume control separate tub & glassed waterfall shower, an in-room safe, fridge and many desireable & unexpected ammenities are included. The included full breakfast buffet in the lovely dining room with accompanying beautiful music is a great way to start the day. For $85/nite, the value is outstanding.
We love the French Colonial architecture of the hotel & rooms. It's a beautiful old hotel from the 1880's which is well maintained yet has kept its original charm unlike the Rex Hotel. The location is superb across from the Opera House. We enjoyed sitting at cafe tables alongside the hotel, sipping coffee while listening to the free public concert Sunday morning al fresco from the Opera House steps. The market, district 1 sites, museums & good restaurants are within easy walks of a few blocks.
After touring other uniquely local hotels such as the Rex & Majestic, as well as sterile monoliths like the Intercontintal Asiana, we feel we have truly found our home here at Hotel Continental and will return again without the least hesitation.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This was my second holiday at Hotel Continental, Saigon and the second time surpassed the first. This hotel has a long and interesting history, more recently during the Vietnam War with the USA. The building is in the french colonial style and is complemented by the surrounding buildings such as the Opera House and the old Post office which are all of similar architecture. My husband and I chose the oriental suite which was huge, with bright modern bathroom, enormous bedroom and a lovely sitting room which has french doors opening up to the balcony and overlooking the beautiful Opera House.
This hotel is situated in the main street of Saigon and has easy access to all the sites of the city.
The breakfasts would have to be close to the best I have eaten and I am a very regular traveller around the world. Breakfast can be had in the restaurant, or weather permitting in the very pretty garden area. There is a french restaurant on the ground floor which is very good, however probably a little expensive when compared to most restaurants in the vicinity.
I can recommend this hotel to any traveller. Forget the Sheratons or the Hyatts, this hotel has character.

Room Tip: Try for a suite on the Opera House side. Rooms on Dong Khoi Street can be a little noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

My colleague and I stayed here on an eight hour stop in Saigon. We wanted to see the site of "The Quiet American" and some of the old colonial splendour.

We had a great time. First of all, the hotel let us check in early (9:30am) and eat breakfast immediately. Our happiness was at the forefront of their minds.

The building is lovely and beautiful. Our room was spacious with high ceilings. The internet worked and the beds let us catch a few hours of kip. I had a reasonably priced massage at the spa by a beautiful young petite lady. I was surprised when she started walking on my back, but I felt like a million bucks afterwards, so she knew what she was doing.

Between us, we had several espressos and Vietnamese style iced coffee. They were good quality (my Italian colleague has very high standards for espresso) but pricey.

If I return to Saigon, I will stay at the Continental.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Myself and two friends stayed at the Hotel Continental for five nights recently. As it was our first trip to Saigon we figured this would be a nice reputable hotel in a central location which would negate some of the insane hecticness of this crazy city. This worked out well as it provided a nice break after a day of exploring. however, it seemed many of the senior members of staff were rude to the younger workers which we all thought was pretty unacceptable given how friendly and welcoming these staff were. they also didn't have great english speakers at the reception and when paying $150 this is kind of to be expected. Also, the third bed in the room which was a roll away was pretty hard, not great to sleep on. still, a lovely older hotel with amazing decor and these faults were partially overshadowed by this.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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:
#44 Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#49 Romantic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Continental Saigon 3.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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