We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and it managed to match our expectations.
Location is perfect for a city break, right in the centre of District 1, close to most attractions. The room was very luxurious, with comfy beds, nice separate shower, free fast wifi, etc… we stayed in the new part at the 10th Floor and view was amazing, we could see the river and part of the city.
The rooftop bar is excellent, amazing views and decent prices.
The swimming pool is small but what you need for just a quick splash before or after visiting the City. The tiles around the pool certainly do not match European health and safety standards; they are very slippery and wobbly, so watch-out if you have kids with you.
Breakfast was very good – selection of western food with Vietnamese noodles and rolls. The staff was very courteous although the bell boy was not impressed when we told him that we only had 20,000 Dong cash to give him … They really do expect a big tip and made us feeling uncomfortable!
The only negative for us was that we choose the Grand because of the historical character of the building and we were disappointed to see that most was ripped out through various refurbishments and really internally there is no difference between this hotel and a big chain one, like the Hilton. It is a shame!
Definitely recommend it for short break and for business. Choose a smaller boutique hotel if you are looking for character and more personal service.