We didn't get an upgrade to the executive floor; I suppose because it wasn't exactly off-peak season. The hotel overall was new and the interior was sufficiently modern. The lobby however was a bit small and suffocating. The location on the other hand is very good; you could walk to most of the attractions in the CBD provided you can withstand the hot and humid tropical climate.
I never understood why some 5-star hotels like this one don't simply offer free wifi. You could say that since most patrons are well-off they wouldn't mind paying extra for the free wifi service, but I'd rather the hotel offers me free wifi and include that in the room charge so it doesn't feel like I need to pay extra for a service that almost everyone needs and all budget hotels provide for free.
The gym was alright, though the swimming pool was a bit small. Breakfast spread was nice. Room was clean though somewhat small, and bathroom lacks counter space. Toiletries were unexpectedly unbranded. Staff was courteous and helpful, though not very fluent in English.
In conclusion, I wasn't exactly impressed because I don't feel there is much added benefits staying in this 5-star hotel compared to other 4-star hotels I've stayed at elsewhere. I am not sure if 5-star standard in Ho Chi Minh city is lower, or this Intercontinental is at the lower end of the 5-stars. In any case, if you can afford it and like the location, or have membership, Intercontinental is a good choice. Otherwise, check out other 5-star hotels in the city, or opt for cheaper options.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InterContinental Saigon is an exciting new landmark in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam s commercial centre. The hotel is close to the colonial sights of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office, a few minutes from famous landmarks like the Reunification Palace, City Hall and the beautiful Opera House. Guests can enjoy some of the city s premier shopping in the same complex. The InterContinental Residences Saigon with 260 luxurious apartments is next door. Personalized service awaits guests in each of the 305 elegantly-appointed rooms, including 19 suites and a stylish Presidential Suite. Pillow-top bedding and floor-to-ceiling windows will create unparalleled grandeur and an inviting space for a relaxing stay. Tan Son Nhat International Airport is a 30-minute drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Asiana Saigon Hotel Ho Chi Minh City