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Rex Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   141 Nguyen Hue Blvd | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #31 of 371 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
New York City, New York
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Awesome view.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I did not stay there but I took my two adult sons for cocktails and appetizers. We were not disappointed. Great drinks, awesome service and a fantastic view of city hall Saigon Opera House. The best way to get there is by motor cycle taxi - nerve jangling but so exciting.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 February 8, 2013 via mobile

A lovely hotel in the heart of the city. The Governor's Suite is beautiful. Absolutely clean. All the modern amenities in this charming hotel. A perfect respite within a busy city. A must-stay in Ho Chi Minh, but make sure it is in the new wing.

  • Stayed February 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 February 8, 2013 via mobile

Great view and reasonable prices. Ate on the roof during Tet holiday. Very busy, most tables full and still had very good service. The spring rolls were outstanding, the prawns were great, beef roll very good but not very tender. I'd pass on the ostrich - tough and flavorless, only real miss of the night. Family of four, lots of drinks and ordered appetizers plus 5 main courses - total was $110. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The Rex is in a great location. The hotel, is a 5* although some of the areas could do with some updating.

We booked online and upgraded to a suite and were at first very happy with the accommodation given to us on the 3rd or 4th floor., Then around 5pm a very loud function commenced, it was clearly going to continue for some time. It was seriously noisy with disco music and singers. In fairness to the hotel, when I called to complain, they moved us immediately, but I feel these rooms should not be occupied at all if one of these functions is taking place.

On our arrival we went up to the Roof Terrace for something to eat and drink. I can honestly say it was the worst food I have ever had in a 5* hotel. My partner had the Rex Burger and I had a Caesar Salad with avocado. The presentation and content of both meals was extremely poor, the burger was cold and overcooked, my salad was tiny, with brown avocado, which was a shame because we would have liked to have taken more meals at the hotel but were really put off. The Roof Terrace is also looks a bit shabby, particularly in daylight.

Breakfasts however were excellent. Apart from the shaky start we enjoyed our stay, our second room was lovely and quiet even though it was overlooking the main road. All staff we had contact with were very courteous and helpful.

We stayed at the Rex because I had a drink in the Roof Terrace on a previous visit to Ho Chi Minh and really liked the look and feel of the hotel. I hope some attention is paid to the Roof Garden otherwise it will definitely not continue to be the place to visiting the city.

Room Tip: If upgrading to or booking a suite on 3rd 4th or 5th Floors ensure no functions are booked!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

So, when I was young, I did everything I could to stay away from Viet Nam. When I found myself stepping off an airplane at SGN, it was surreal. It was the Rex Hotel that calmed the butterflies. Though a bit frayed around the edges, the service was impeccable. Smiles and beauty, all at the same time. Close to everything. When I left, I concluded it had been one of my best hotel experiences and will never stay anywhere else in Ho Chi Mihn City. In the small park in front of the hotel is a statue of that enigmatic, figure, once my nominal "enemy." But both the statue and the hotel made me want to know more about their country and return as soon as possible.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sunshine Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Stayed 4 nights with my fiance in January 2013. Very clean, extremely friendly staff & the bed is sooo comfortable. Everything was very good, only thing was bathroom is a bit small and old. Can't really fault it as it is an old building which was beautifully refurbished. Breakfast was great though almost the same dishes everyday. Hotel right in the middle of the city which made it really convenient to explore the city on foot. All in all, it was a great stay in a classy hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This hotel exceeded all expectations and is in the top level of all hotels I've ever stayed at. Everything was simply perfect! The staff are genuinely friendly and attentive. The location is perfect and dining on the roof top terrace is fabulous

Room Tip: Upper floors will provide better views of the streets and surrounding area
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Additional Information about Rex Hotel

Address: 141 Nguyen Hue Blvd | 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#16 Romantic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#18 Luxury Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#20 Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#20 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rex Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 159
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Strategically located at the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, with 159 sheer luxury rooms and suites, 5 restaurants & bar and 9 distinctive function rooms, caters to all your corporate needs with a full complement of facilities & services for your events. Totalling 2,580sqm of meeting & banquet spaces, includes pillarless Lotus Ballroom with pre-function area; all equipped with the latest audio-visual technology, complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, dedicated meeting coordinator ensuring a successful event. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rex Hotel Saigon
Rex Ho Chi Minh City

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