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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 #8 of 371 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Hanoi, Vietnam
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“Very luxurious residence indeed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stayed at Caravelle in July last summer and I would not hesitate to come back here again the next time I will be HCM. Excellence service from check in to lounge and all facilities.

The apartment is huge and the furniture is clean, comfy, modest, decor is very great and luxurious.
About the food & drink service, I felt the breakfast, included in our rate was fantastic. Especially, the bar on the 6th floor was also very enjoyable with live music, outside with views of the city.
The staff were all courteous, fantastic and always genuinely willing to help.

Really really excellence hotel !!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a lovely hotel for both business and leisure the swimming pool is a real pleasure after a days work. Rooms lovely and bed very very comfortable. Breakfast is terrific and hotel has free wifi which is always useful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I always stay at this hotel when visiting HCMC.

Good points: Service is exceptional, welcome fruit in rooms, cleanliness of rooms, size of rooms, location and ease of access, wifi, breakfast, bar/cafe in atrium.

Areas for improvement: lunch options in restaurant. If you are not eating the buffet, the a la carte takes quite a long time to prepare, even a simple sandwich (25 mins).

A few travelers have commented on the breakfast and prior to reading these postings, I had taken it for granted. However, on reflection, it is excellent. The choice of everything from fresh fruits, muesli's, sushi, egg station, pasta station, breads and pastries. It is exceptional and comes with great service.

The best coffee I have had in a long time was had at the atrium bar. This also serves as a great location from impromptu meetings. The staff are attentive, but also discreet to allow you to converse.

Bottled water and fruit in the room provides a very nice welcome. Turn down service in the evening, accompanied by a small gift for you to take home for the kids (little bear) makes you popular at home too. Very nice touch.

A great business hotel but also very popular with vacationers from across the globe. Very cosmopolitan, but very welcoming. My preferred hotel in HCMC.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This hotel is very well positions and provides good value for money. Lobby smells of food which is never very nice. Roof top bar is lively (I was on the floor below but did not hear any noise) and worth a trip with views over the city. Rooms are adequate. I left some stuff in the room which got back to me which impressed me.

Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This Hotel is one among the best and the oldest in the party city HO CHIN MIN .
The location is what makes this hotel a great place to stay. Right next to the Main Square of the city, all the best restaurants , Malls , Cafés just a 2-5 min walk . The rooms are simple, clean & neat , a special mention to the housekeeping it was top notch. The live Band at the Saigon Bar at the Roof top of the Hotel , is an entertainment not to miss out on . The Casinos was a little disappointing as it mainly had Slot Machines and a couple of Electronic Roulette tables. The staff are very courteous and the Front desk had been wonderful. We did have a little issue at the restaurant, as we didn't have much options for vegetarian , but the next day the manager took ample care of it and did provide us some wonderful breakfast options. Overall it was a pleasure and would recommend anyone traveling to this city.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The Caravelle is a fantastic place to stay. It is right in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, with some great shops and restaurants around. Having said that, you can't fault the restaurants within the hotel. The Saigon Saigon bar gives a brilliant view of the city and the cocktails aren't too shabby either. Reflections restaurant was beautiful, with the food exceptional. My wife and I didn't think it was overpriced either. Our room was lovely, and nothing was a problem if you needed anything.
I must say, that the breakfast here was outstanding in service, quality and selection. They even provided vegemite! Would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We just spent 5 nights at the Caravelle hotel. I wanted a hotel very central and easy to get around since I was traveling with my father that is 81 years old. I also wanted a 5 star hotel in a safe area.
The Caravelle was the perfect location. Right in the center of everything. Across the street from the Opera House, Continental Hotel, Rex Hotel, 5 minute walk to the market, restaurants everywhere.
The breakfast, included in our rate was fantastic. The famous hotel bar on the 6th floor, I think, was also very enjoyable with live music, outside with views of the city.
It is an old hotel, and could probably use some updating in the near future. The rooms were large, clean and everything you need was there.
The only other hotel i would have considered, but thought it was too expensive, was the Hyatt Place, across the street. That hotel looked very nice and newer.
Also, we took a few private tours and had a few fabulous guides I would use again. I would suggest private tours. Did not use the hotel spa, went to a great one a few blocks away.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 Spa Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#6 Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#8 Luxury Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#13 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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Caravelle Ho Chi Minh City
Caravelle Hotel Saigon

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