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“Very comfortable and great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Caravelle Saigon
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   19-23 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Formerly Caravelle Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 371 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Berkshire
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9 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Very comfortable and great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

My wife and I stayed here on the first 3 nights of our honeymoon in HCM and were very impressed with the hotel. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in and whilst the decor is a little tired the hotel has a real charm about it.

We booked a signature room which entitled us to use of the lounge and free drinks and snacks at happy hour. This is superb value as they serve such good "snacks" that it makes an evening meal superfluous and wine was served by the bucket!

The spa and pool area are better than average and everyone we encountered was extremely helpful despite a few linguistic problems. In addition we had booked an airport transfer which was extremely efficient, very good value and very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable mid price hotel in a premium location in Ho Chi Minh city.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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jax beach, florida
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Caravelle is the standard 5 star hotel for business and tour groups. Has been renovated from original Caravelle and now basically a highrise hotel. All standard 5 star amenities but lacking any 'wow' factor. Attractive pool area. Excellent service in hotel. Restaurants are the usual pricey 5* ones - $16 Pho on lunch menu!. Roof top bar not that exciting with a dire latin combo. Location is excellent - right downtown. Next time I'll stay a couple of blocks away at the Majestic and enjoy their truly wonderful rooftop bar. My double room was $175/night.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida, USA
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Great central location and overall nice hotel which makes a good oasis in the hectic city. I particularly liked the pool which was great for a relaxing swim after a day exploring. You concierge was also very helpful in finding us restaurants that suited our tastes and organizing taxi rides. I would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

It did not look as grand as the bigger hotels that are part of hotel chains, but I enjoyed Caravelle more than the other Ho Chi Minh hotels. Its location is perfect, facing the opera house and a nice bar just across. And stepping out of the hotel means you are right next to the most famous street selling good value souvenirs.

The bed is very comfortable. The breakfast buffet is one of the best I have tried anywhere in the world.

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  • Stayed June 2010, 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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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

Stayed here at the beginning of our recent holiday for 2 nights. It is very central in what felt like a safe part of town. The staff were friendly & helpful. That said, I did ask for a quiet room but we were put up on the 17th overlooking the work site that did not stop all night!! Fortunately, the windows were double glazed. The breakfasts were great &, on reflection, probably one of the best in nearly 3 weeks in Vn. The bed was huge & very comfortable & I loved the pillow menu. I found the hotel to be deserving of it's 5 star rating & I was glad that our tour organiser picked this hotel. The only negative I would add is that I thought there was a funny smell near the foyer on our last day there - like the dirty water from old flowers, but no-one else seemed to notice it. The staff couldn't smell it, but I certainly could. Would not put me off staying there again though. All in all a nice hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, 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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Rome, Italy
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

Spectacular location, fantastic service, friendly and welcoming staff, superbly clean rooms and modern bathroom. wonderful pool with modern gym and spa facilities. The business lounge is very, very good and truely value for money. In my opinion Caravelle is the best hotel in Saigon and can compete with any top hotels of the world. It will possibly win the competition.

Have no fear ... go for it with your eyes closed. You will surely enjoy.

Room Tip: Go for the high floor business rooms
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2011

I have stayed in many hotels around the world and without a doubt ths hotel has the best bed I have sleeped in great breaky as well.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Caravelle Saigon

Address: 19-23 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Formerly Caravelle Hotel)
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Casino Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#6 Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#7 Spa Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#10 Luxury Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#14 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Caravelle Saigon 4.5*
Number of rooms: 335
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Caravelle Hotel is one of Ho Chi Minh City's leading international 5-star hotels - in the centre of the business, shopping and entertainment district, 8 km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport. The Hotel opened in 1959 with modern design combining French and Vietnamese architecture and to this day the address and service ensures we have kept our iconic landmark status in the Heart of Saigon. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Caravelle Ho Chi Minh City
Caravelle Hotel Saigon

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