Pros: The hotel was clean, is in a good location in District 1 (an easily walkable 500 meters away from the craziness of Dong Khoi), and offers nice sized rooms with strong water pressure. We stayed on the 11th floor facing the river and heard almost zero street noise during the night. Location-wise, it's great and around 140,000 vnd from the airport. Surrounded by lots of restaurant and massage options.
Cons: Front desk staff not very knowledgeable, furniture & decor throughout the hotel (room, lobby, restaurant) is dated and looks worn, and isn't very consistent with how they treat all their customers. We spoke with a few other families staying at the hotel and they were offered fruit plates and drink tickets upon arrival... but nothing for us. Maybe because we booked through a travel agent?
Summary: I have no idea what the rack rate for a room here since we used British Airways miles to pay for our stay. We didn't expect much, and the hotel delivered exactly that I probably would not stay here again unless the rate were around US$100/night.
Tip 1: Do NOT go to a massage place called Bally Spa/NuSkin - very sketchy.
Tip 2: There's a great outdoor BBQ/hot pot right next to the hotel - take the 'city entrance' exit from the hotel. I think it's literally called "BBQ/HOT POT/BEER" (in capital letters)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fronting the scenic Saigon River and only 3-5 minute walk to famous Opera House, Dong Khoi Street and Le Thanh Ton Street for shopping, dining and entertainment, Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon, the most beloved 5-star hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, combines natural beauty and sheer opulence to provide the best for the discerning traveler. The breathtaking resort-setting and its distinctive architectural interior gives a feeling of luxury and tranquility. A legendary hotel inherits good and ancient Vietnam with garden falls, pond and fountain. The top pattern of the bronze drum, symbol of the sun, from ancient times, frames the entrance of guest rooms. The twelve horary signs in the atrium, the lobby surrounded by colonnades and the giant horse sculptures all of which induce you to meander in the space of the hotel. ... more less
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