Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar
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If only these walls could talk. Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar on the top floor of the hotel is one of the few remaining bars in our rapidly-developing city with such a long and colourful history to tell. Way before sky bars, craft beer and social media became ‘things’, drinks flowed uninterrupted at Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar from the very first moment the hotel opened way back in 1959. Not even a war could prevent thirsty politicians, journalists and soldiers from risking a sneaky happy hour beer on the patio and balconies that overlook the city and along one of its most famous and historical streets. These days, of course, the risks for guests are nowhere near the same and many things have changed. But one thing that hasn’t, is Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar’s exceptional service and its special places in the heart of our city where modernity and history continue to collide.
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Robert W
Toronto, Canada1,076 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a legendary rooftop watering hole, famous specifically as the site of U.S. media briefings during the Vietnam War. You take an elevator signed for the bar and when you arrive there is a staircase that takes you up one more floor to the entrance. Take your time on the staircase - a series of panels outline Saigon Saigon’s history from its opening in 1959 to the present. The bar itself sits in the middle of the room - if you go to the right you will find tables for two with good views of the opera house and the cathedral; if you head to the left, there are larger tables for groups of three or more. As a former journalist, it was very special to be in a place that was frequented by individuals like Malcolm Browne, Peter Jennings, Morley Safer and David Halberstam. It also reminds you that there is a a continuing need to be skeptical regarding “official” renditions.
Written January 25, 2020
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Dear robertwD7057IG, Warm greetings from Caravelle Saigon! Thank you for your positive feedback on a great piece of our history - iconic Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar. I was delighted to read your comments and impressed by your understanding. The venue currently continues to be a favourite for many travelers and locals alike. I trust you had a pleasant time at the Caravelle. I wish you continued safe travels and look forward to welcoming you back soon. From the Heart of Saigon, Kind Regards, Franck Machu Director of Food & Beverage
Written February 5, 2020
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VickyT_TravelBug
Melbourne, Australia451 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great spot to wind down and see the sunset. Right next to the opera house and their cocktails at happy hour price are great value. Delicious peanuts as a bar snack and very courteous and professional staff. Love the guys black outfits with red braces.
You feel like you are in a bygone era as you sip your cocktail and gaze down on the city.
They also have live music every night at 9pm.
Written January 9, 2020
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Dear VickyT_TravelBug, Warm Greetings from Caravelle Saigon! Thank you for your great feedback on our central location and attentive service following your recent visit to our iconic Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar. I will share your kind comments to the Team. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our salted peanuts and our uniforms ‘design. I agree with you that enjoying a signature cocktail while overlooking the city is a really perfect experience, especially during the Happy Hour from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, definitely not to be missed. I wish you continued safe travels and look forward to welcoming you back soon. From the Heart of Saigon, Franck Machu Director of Food & Beverage
Written January 14, 2020
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Daydream583515
Minneapolis, MN10 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a nice (and historic) bar in HCMC. 9th floor of Caravelle hotel, old part. It was the go too place for the press during the war. They have a happy hour from 4-6pm. Had a great beer there, Heverlee, only saw it 1 other place. The lychee martini was pretty good also. Worth the trip if not just for the history here. Not far from the post office. This is where the famous picture was taken of the last helicopters evacuating people from a near roof top. (Which is now blocked by a tall building)
Written January 27, 2020
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Dear Daydream583515, Warm greetings from Caravelle Saigon! Thank you for your fantastic comments on our signature drinks and the Happy Hour following your recent visit to our iconic Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar. I trust you had a pleasant time at the Caravelle while soaking in a little of our history. I wish you continued safe travels and look forward to welcoming you back soon. From the Heart of Saigon, Kind Regards, Franck Machu Director of Food & Beverage
Written February 5, 2020
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Louise I
Auckland, New Zealand78 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We went up for a happy hour drink. The location and the view of the sunset were stunning. But paying 320000 vnd (280,000++ = $22NZD )for buy one ,get one free(2 drinks total) was a rort. I can only imagine , but didn’t check, they inflate their happy hour prices.
Written March 1, 2020
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Dear Louise I, Warm greetings from Caravelle Saigon! Thank you for your positive feedback on our central location and spectacular view following your recent visit to iconic Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar. We regularly do a price check and strongly believe ours are competitive in comparison with similar venues at other 5 star hotels in central area of Saigon. I wish you continued safe travels and look forward to welcoming you back soon. From the Heart of Saigon, Kind Regards, Franck Machu Director of Food & Beverage
Written March 2, 2020
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tramalt
Singapore, Singapore102 contributions
Dec 2019
Didn't have the opportunity to view the sunset from the Bar but the place was nice and cozy when we visited for a late night snack.

There was a live band playing and we caught the last gig of the night. The atmosphere was nostalgic and the staff speaks good English. Service was excellent and the F&B was delicious.

It was unfortunate our visit was in the night as there was not much to see other than the lights of the city.
Written January 2, 2020
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Dear tramalt, Warm Greetings from Caravelle Saigon! Thank you for your positive review on a great piece of our history – iconic Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar. I am happy to hear you enjoyed our culinary offerings, along with our attentive service and the English skills of our colleagues, something we continue to work on and polish. I wish you continued safe travels over the Festive Seasons and look forward to welcoming you back on our Happy Hours every day from 4pm to 7pm to enjoy a signature cocktail while watching the sun going down, definitely not to be missed. From the Heart of Saigon, Kind Regards & Happy New Year 2020! Franck Machu Director of Food & Beverage
Written January 10, 2020
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ShanoP
Melbourne, Australia225 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Went there on my lonesome for happy hours, 4-7pm.Great choice of cocktails,beers,top shelf!! Service staff were efficient and friendly. Also ordered some food,tried the nachos,olives and spring rolls all for less than 300,000 dong!! Awesome location with great views of the Saigon skyline!! Definitely a yes. Live music after 9 if your keen st stay around , Latino music!!
Written February 21, 2020
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Dear ShanoP, Warm greetings from Caravelle Saigon! Thank you for your kind comments on our central location with spectacular view, along with our culinary offerings and attentive service following your recent visit to our iconic Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar. Regarding the price, we usually do a price comparison and are moderately priced against other 5 star competitors in Saigon. I trust you had an enjoyable time at the Caravelle. I wish you continued safe travels and look forward to welcoming you back soon. From the Heart of Saigon, Kind Regards, Franck Machu Director of Food & Beverage
Written February 24, 2020
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Alison S
7 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
After two weeks in Hanoi and Hue, the impression left by Saigon Saigon Cocktail Bar at Caravelle are hard to better.

Divine breeze, perfect live Jazz and cocktails never better.

Do we have to leave !!!
Written February 18, 2020
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Dear B5171VCalisons, Warm greetings from Caravelle Saigon! Thank you for your kind comments on the chilling ambience and signature cocktails tailored made by our talented bartenders following your recent visit to our iconic Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar. I trust you had an enjoyable time at the Caravelle. I wish you continued safe travels and look forward to welcoming you back soon. From the Heart of Saigon, Kind Regards, Franck Machu Director of Food & Beverage
Written February 24, 2020
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JR_Essex
Chelmsford, UK490 contributions
Feb 2020
Although not one of the highest bars in HCM, there is still a great view, particularly if you can get a table around the side. Good cocktails, nice beer selection and bar snacks. They also have live music most nights. We thought it was good value as well. Worth a evening there whilst in HCM
Written February 24, 2020
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Dear JR_Essex, Warm greetings from Caravelle Saigon! Thank you for your positive feedback on the spectacular view and a wide variety of our food & beverage offers following your recent visit to our iconic Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar. The venue continues to be a favourite for many travellers and locals alike. I wish you continued safe travels and look forward to welcoming you back soon. From the Heart of Saigon, Kind Regards, Franck Machu Director of Food & Beverage
Written March 1, 2020
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Paul K
Gloucestershire, UK42 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We stayed in HCMC for 4 nights just 5 minutes from the Caravelle Hotel. We like roof top bars and found Saigon Saigon on Google. Took a while to work out it was the Rooftop Bar of the Caravelle. Get the lift to level 9 and walk up to level ‘rooftop’. Great beer and cocktails and Happy Hour until 7pm. Enjoy the history, the music and of course the view.
Written January 31, 2020
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Dear Paul K, Warm greetings from Caravelle Saigon! Thank you for your kind comments on our spectacular view and signature drinks following your recent visit to our iconic Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar. I trust you had enjoyable time at the Caravelle. I wish you continued safe travels and look forward to welcoming you back soon. From the Heart of Saigon, Kind Regards, Franck Machu Director of Food & Beverage
Written February 5, 2020
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nelsoli
Seattle, WA202 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Loved this bar. Epic view of the city and a great respite from the craziness. Prices are more expensive than elsewhere but you pay for the view (and they are still reasonable, esp. at Happy Hour when it’s 50% off). So much history here, too!
Written February 18, 2020
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Dear nelsoli, Warm greetings from Caravelle Saigon! Thank you for your positive feedback on the spectacular view and competitive pricing with mention our Happy Hour following your recent visit to a great piece of our history - iconic Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar. I trust you had an enjoyable time at the Caravelle. I wish you continued safe travels and look forward to welcoming you back soon. From the Heart of Saigon, Kind Regards, Franck Machu Director of Food & Beverage
Written February 24, 2020
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