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“An antiquated hotel which brings one back to the past.”
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Grand Hotel Saigon
Ranked #41 of 458 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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“An antiquated hotel which brings one back to the past.”
Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

My company booked this hotel for my business trip for 3 nights. First impression was the hotel looked outdated and had an antiquated feeling about it. When I got to my room, I was pleasantly surprised at the cosy feeling it gave. The room had a king size bed with a side table & 2 chairs by the window, a dressing table & tv. The toilet was very clean and tidy. The buffet spread was average as being Muslims there was just not alot of variety to choose from. We just had the average toast and some fruit.

Location wise though it was quite far from the shopping area of Ben Thanh and the night market, but thank goodness transport was quite easy to find. The staff were polite & courteous. Nevertheless, we had a nice stay and don't mind coming back.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Stayed in this hotel for 5 nights..
2 nights on the lower floor and 3 nights on the higher floor...

must say , the view from the higher floor is quite good...
the rooms were nice , clean and the wired internet is also fast enough...

the breakfast was decent.. could have been better though....

Staffs is friendly, willing to help always...

the location is great... walking distance to all the tourist shops..

overall a pleasant stay...

Room Tip: Choose higher floor for better views...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Hampshire UK
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Very good location for visiting Ho chi Minh. We stayed in the new wing and the room was well appointed and comfortable. The staff was really pleasant. It is a large hotel and breakfast was chaotic: you have to find a table by yourself and not enough spaces were available. Plenty of choice but of poor quality and dishes not replenished quickly enough. Getting coffee was a bit of a challenge. Has the Grand lost his 5th star on breakfast? It is also a shame that it lost his character looking like any other big city hotel. Nevertheless, it is good place to stay for a short visit.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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UK/Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and it managed to match our expectations.

Location is perfect for a city break, right in the centre of District 1, close to most attractions. The room was very luxurious, with comfy beds, nice separate shower, free fast wifi, etc… we stayed in the new part at the 10th Floor and view was amazing, we could see the river and part of the city.

The rooftop bar is excellent, amazing views and decent prices.

The swimming pool is small but what you need for just a quick splash before or after visiting the City. The tiles around the pool certainly do not match European health and safety standards; they are very slippery and wobbly, so watch-out if you have kids with you.

Breakfast was very good – selection of western food with Vietnamese noodles and rolls. The staff was very courteous although the bell boy was not impressed when we told him that we only had 20,000 Dong cash to give him … They really do expect a big tip and made us feeling uncomfortable!

The only negative for us was that we choose the Grand because of the historical character of the building and we were disappointed to see that most was ripped out through various refurbishments and really internally there is no difference between this hotel and a big chain one, like the Hilton. It is a shame!

Definitely recommend it for short break and for business. Choose a smaller boutique hotel if you are looking for character and more personal service.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Texas City, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2013

I believe we stayed in the newly renovated wing, it overlooked the pool in the middle of the hotel. The ceilings were rather low, but it is an old hotel. The rooms were adequately sized, a little on the small side but most importantly it was clean and tidy. The bathroom was small as well but well decorated. Hotel service was excellent, staff was friendly, most did speak some English. Would definitely stay again, price was pretty good.

Outside there were plenty of shops and areas within walking distance. Had no trouble at all walking to various locations nearby. Good location, off the busy mainroad so still relatively quiet.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Close proximity to all major attractions in Saigon, friendly staff, clean, calm, quiet. Best value for money. I stayed in the old wing, not sure if the new wing is better or not. Everything has the charm of the old times, but nothing looks tired, nor furniture, neither decorations of the room. The breakfast is decent 5-star hotel selection of local and international choices. Try the restaurant on the top of hotel, the view is magnificent!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Aust
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2013

The Grand is a lovely hotel in a great location on the main street in Saigon. Unfortunately the older section is not so great. To clarify the hotel has an older section dating to the 1930s and a new high raise section built more recently. We stayed in the older section as it had family style suite rooms of two bedrooms. This is a bonus for families of course however the WiFi was poor and dropped out continually, the hot water ran out after about a minute and the furniture was terrible, so that using the lounge was not really much of an option for longer periods.
While construction was going on nearby, this isn't the Hotel's issue but if you are travelling in the next few months it may bother some though we didn't really find it much of a problem.
Also the hotel has a pool which is great in Saigon's heat and kept the kids amused.

Room Tip: Unless you want the extra room try the new section
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Grand Hotel Saigon
Address: 8 Dong Khoi St., Ben Nghe Ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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 ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Casino Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#20 Romantic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#22 Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#24 Spa Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#31 Luxury Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#35 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Saigon 5*
Number of rooms: 226
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