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“Rooms at the inner courtyard - beware of noise from parties” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Continental Saigon
Ranked #63 of 426 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Rooms at the inner courtyard - beware of noise from parties”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

As mentioned by others, the hotel is charming.
We were pleased to get a room on the second floor that faced the inner courtyard, but for three evenings running, we have had the added "pleasure " of listening to very loud music from wedding parties going on literally below our windows. Even though Vietnamese wedding receptions/dinners only last about three hours, this is a bit much and no warnings have been given. With sound rehearsals etc several hours beforehand, we find this rather tiring, especially up to a New Years evening when we would have liked an afternoon nap.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms facing inner courtyard, go for traffic noise instead!
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Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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86 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Lovely old, elegant and charming hotel in a great location (get room with balcony). Little dated,especially the bathrooms, but the location and elegance made up for it. Great breakfast choices. Would be better with a pool.Bit noisy due to the traffic around the square.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms at the front if you want a balcony overlooking the square and hustle and bustle. We ha...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We chose this hotel because of the history. High ceilings, old wooden furniture - this place had an atmosphere of decayed grandeur which really appealed - until we realized rats were included in the package and running around in the dining room as we ate our dinner. "Sorry about the mouse, it's because this hotel is old!" said the waitress, but they weren't mice, they were solid-looking rats, and that may have explained why most of the people who stay in this hotel seem to opt to dine elsewhere in the evening. Apart from that, the hotel was fine, but I strongly recommend to the hotel management that they get a vermin extermination program going quickly, because at the prices they charge, rats are simply not acceptable!

Room Tip: Ask for a garden room; it's quieter
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Casper027
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mumbai
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

excellent location and huge rooms ,convenient for families
and for short holiday ,the staff are excellent and the hotel itself
\has patrons to the likes of graham green and rabindranath tagore
quite a place you should not miss.

Room Tip: ask to be upgraded to any of the suites facing the opera
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank MumbaiKumar
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Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Have stayed here twice in the last few years and the hotel is spacious, cool and welcoming. Breakfast in the courtyard is wonderful and was one of the best we experienced in Vietnam. We were upgraded to suites with great views over to the Opera House. The rooms are huge and while the hotel may be old the fittings and beautiful woodwork create a lovely atmosphere. Staff are reserved but very helpful with suggestions for dinner and directions. The hotel is central to everything and provides a cool oasis during the very humid days.

Room Tip: Pick a room looking over towards the Opera House - they are large and surprisingly not noisy from t...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Therese1960
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

A historic property to stay in Saigon, we just loved it, takes you back in time...
we were in a group of 5, we had 3 suites, all facing the opera house, very conveniently
located in the heart of magical Saigon. The best shopping areas, malls, restaurants
night market alll at a walking distance. The bathrooms were huge clean and upgraded
to modern standards.All in all our best stay in Vietnam.

Room Tip: Facing the opera house.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank onaizak
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This hotel was built in the late 1800 and they have kept this design going with modern rooms to todays standards. The wood work of the doors and furniture is very pleasing to the eye and heavy to the touch (mahogany). There are even some carved ceilings and the decor is to match. Located in mid town and walking distance to shops hotels and makets.

Room Tip: We had inside room very quiet. Outside room some had balcony facing the street looked very interesti...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank bdoyle1
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Property: Hotel Continental Saigon
Address: 132-134 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Luxury Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#55 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Continental Saigon 4*
Number of rooms: 83
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