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“Great location, historic site” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Majestic Saigon
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   01 Dong Khoi St, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City 8, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #36 of 359 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Great location, historic site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We stayed 5 nights there in May. Rooms are large and air cond. is excellent. It is an old style hotel that has been renovated. Location is great just 2 min walk to the centre of the shopping area in District 1. Avoid the minibar at all costs, very expensive! Most of the floor staff are very friendly.
I booked thru booking . Com and airport transfers are excluded. Book direct and they include them, make sure you request a two way transfer.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Feedbackofcomments, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Majestic Saigon, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Tony007Australia,
It is our honor to have you stay with us and receive your kind comment on Tripadvisor.
Yes, our hotel is located at one of the best place in town where you can enjoy river view and yet walking distance to the city central.
Our hotel is perfect for family and friends to holiday together combining a great location, luxury, full facilities and of course our team who are genuinely warm, caring and professional.
Rooms booking can be made through websites or directly with the hotel’s reservation for extra benefits.
Again thank you for taking time to share your experience with us for future guests and we are looking forward to welcoming you again to our Hotel.

Majestic Hotel Team
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Our last day the group of us had a single hotel room to wash up in before we left for home on a late night flight. To our surprise our safe was comprised and all of our American money stolen, Canadian money was untouched. The only people that entered our room was hotel staff. You figure it out.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Feedbackofcomments, General Manager at Hotel Majestic Saigon, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Warmest greetings from Hotel Majestic Saigon

As the General Manager I’ve much highly appreciated for your kind support to Majestic and regard to your case I myself has gone through it since the beginning and I would like to extend my sorry for the money loss. However there has been no witness to confirm that the money was lost right in the hotel; Majestic has applied the correct procedure to assist in protecting the In-house guest’s belongings.
Dear sir, as you mentioned, on that day your group checked out and use that one room for all (8 persons). Therefore, all your valuables were left in one safety box , all of you had the code to open, and it was left opened while you were out.

It is correct as you mentioned, the only staff that entered your room was a housekeeper for her daily routine work. According to the CCTV and your door key history that we showed to you, the staff left the room immediately when she found out the safety box was left open (she was in the room less than one minute). For your information, in our Housekeeping procedure, when a housekeeper make up a room h/she has to check whether the safety box close or not. If it is left opened, that person need to get out of the room immediately and call Supervisors, Security & Receptionist to come, all of them will check the safety box, close it and open it once you get back)

While you are not agree with the evidences given, we also assisted you and your tour guide to the police station to make report. Your tourguide was there did as an interpreter and a translator for mutual understandings. Our housekeeper staff also there for investigation as well.
With all of our respect, we do sorry for your loss but it had not evidence to show that the money was lost in our hotel and that our hotel has any failure to protect our guests or their properties.
If you would like to have any further detail on the investigation, kindly contact our hotel.

With best regards,


Nguyen Anh Vu
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I stayed there for 10 nights, I loved the room which overlooked the river. The room had a king size bed and a large bathroom with lots of old charm. I could hear the cars tooting outside but it did ease when I went to bed. The double glazing helps. The sounds are all apart of the experience. The staff were very helpful and honest, as I left the room safe open twice!
The breakfast is really extensive from tropical fruits to noodles & pastries. I really looked forward to breakfast.
I ate out for dinner most nights as the meals didn't excite me much. Cocktails are great!
You have to try the vietnamese coffee with condensed milk at one of the many coffee shops in the area. I'm now addicted to the stuff, which is unusual because I drink coffee without sugar.
The hotel is a short walk to shops and markets.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Feedbackofcomments, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Majestic Saigon, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Horsey62,
Fantastic to hear that you had an amazing time and loved everything about your hotel including our location and the service we offer!
Our colonial hotel’s rooms are perfect for family and friends holidaying together, also we have up to date facilities for guests come to Hochiminh City for business.
Great to hear that our breakfast was a real stand out for you! Many of our guests have the same interest like you, enjoy a buffet breakfast at a rooftop bar with panorama view toward Saigon River.
We are all happy to hear that you totally enjoyed the trip for the whole from the city traffic sound to our famous “Cà phê sữa đá” (coffee with condensed milk).
Once again, thank you for staying with us and taking your time to share your great experience to others.
Majestic Hotel Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in a very large suite, and we were sad when we had to continue our journey. Hercule poirot would certainly have chosen this hotel when he had a murder to solve in Saigon, but all modern services are available (wifi everywhere etc.), so despite that you live the thirties, the hotel is really up to 21st century standards (but you have to pay a small charge for using the pc's in the business centre if you don't have your own laptop or pad). Check-in was very smooth and friendly by mrs. Fleur, a very charmant lady who spoke fluently French and English (and of course also Vietnamese), and asked us regularly if everything was to our satisfaction, which was the case. After a long walk in town, it was a delight to plunge into the (not very large, but for a city large enough) pool and to relax into the long chairs. Eating or having a drink on one of the both terraces is every time a great experience, and breakfast is served on the fifth floor terrace. It was our first visit to Vietnam, the Majestic our first hotel, and despite the fact that we have now visited most of the must-sees in Saigon and the Mekong delta, we will certainly return to this hotel and this vibrant city, albeit for only having a short return to the past !

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  • Stayed January 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Feedbackofcomments, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Majestic Saigon, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Jan V,
It is our honor to have either you or Detective Hercule Poirot here with us in our hotel.
We are very lucky to have a dedicated team that simply want you to have an amazing stay, so thank you for acknowledging everyone’s efforts. And yes, Mme Fleur is one of our precious assets; she is a friend to guests and being the idol for other staff.
We pride ourselves on our level of service, cleanliness and professionalism and it is so pleasing to hear that this was a highlight for you.
Our rooftop restaurant and bar are often the best part of a stay for many guests and we offer the best place in town to enjoy the view of Saigon River.
Again, thank you for sharing your experience with Majestic to other future guests and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Majestic Saigon.

Majestic Hotel Team
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The Hotel Majestic Saigon lives up to its name. I booked a double room with a river view and was pleasantly surprised to walk into a spacious room with a King-size bed and a balcony overlooking the river. The air-conditioning had plenty of mojo, the breakfast buffet was killer, and the ambience throughout the hotel exuded stateliness. The health club, spa and pool were a welcome amenity, especially after a day of sight-seeing on a sultry Saigon afternoon. My only real disappointment was that my Vietnamese girlfriend (who lives locally) wasn't allowed as an overnight guest due to Vietnamese law. I checked with other hotels nearby and they had more liberal visitation policies, so this might be a deterrent to you single guys out there. The Majestic is apparently state-owned and therefore less flexible in this area than other hotels.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Feedbackofcomments, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Majestic Saigon, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Dear Mr. Gregory B,
Thank you for staying with Majestic Hotel and taking time to share holiday experience on Tripadvisor. We are so glad that you love the hotel in many aspects. However there was just one issue that made the stay not 100% perfect. We do sorry for the inconvenience; we thank you for your understanding that it is our hotel’s policy.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in the future. In order to have a smoothly stay next time, special requests and number of check-in persons should be informed in advance upon making reservation.

Majestic Hotel Team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The location of this hotel is quite perfect - close enough to the shops and market but not TOO close. Breakfast by the veranda was delightful as I could see people moving about on the road and using the ferry to cross the nearby river. The hotel exudes a warm, familiar feeling of the old colonial days although the walkways to the rooms are too dimly lit hence can be a little spooky. The rooms were well-appointed although the bath was too small. Service was impeccable!

  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Feedbackofcomments, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Majestic Saigon, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Dear Busy_Mum04,

Thank you for taking the time to share your holiday experience on Trip Advisor and for recommending us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our Hotel and don’t forget we offer terrific benefits to our return guests so have a look at our website or our hotel website or facebook fanpage for further information of promotions and discount.


Majestic Hotel Team
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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

Beds are nice and comfortable and the rooms are big. Most bars and restaurants located in the hotel over look the river. Tried out the buffet on the first night and paid western prices. Would have been better off eating somewhere else as the food was satisfactory. Some drinks are included in the price. The pool is located in the middle of the hotel and according to the wife the water was nice. Staff are very accommodating.

  • Stayed May 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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Feedbackofcomments, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Majestic Saigon, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Dear Luckyjw70,

Thank you for staying in us in Majestic Hotel and recommending us on Tripadvisor.
We have 2 rooftop bars with splendid view over Saigon River. And yes, we have a small swimming pool accompanied with a bar which is quite pleasant for a little relax after a exploring day.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in the future.
Majestic Hotel Team
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Additional Information about Hotel Majestic Saigon

Address: 01 Dong Khoi St, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City 8, 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 ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#22 Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#25 Romantic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#29 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Majestic Saigon 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Majestic Saigon has been ranked at 118 among Asia’s top 125 hotels at the 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards which is based on voting preference of travelers of which has been praised by Conde Nast, a Top Travel Publication on 20 October, 2011. It’s our honor to officially confirm that the new Majestic Building will be an Annex Wing on Nguyen Hue street and next to the Existing Building. The Colonial Building since 1925 which on No. 1 Dong Khoi street is still forever maintained as its Colonial French Architecture.Since 1925, Majestic Hotel has occupied one of the finest locations in Saigon where guests can enjoy the stunning views of Saigon River. The old world boutique charm of the hotel, the elegance of columned and arched classical French colonial design glorify the Golden Age of architecture. Luxury is achieved through attention to details and complete comfort ensured through courteous service.The Majestic 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 is A Hotel of Tradition - Hospitality - Elegance. ... more   less 
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