We stayed here for it's old world colonial appeal and it lacked the charm we had hoped for. The service was not personal or very friendly and the lobby was under construction. It was our first destination in Vietnam and it really colored our impression of the people and the country. While the staff was pleasant, they were not charming or delightful at all. The first room they took us to had a window facing an internal wall, so we asked to change rooms. The location, while on the water isn't as clean, quiet or desirable as where the Rex hotel is at the other end of the street. The Sofitel Metropole in Hanoi is a world apart from this property. If we went back to HCMC we would stay somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Majestic Saigon has been ranked at 118 among Asia’s top 125 hotels at the 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards which is based on voting preference of travelers of which has been praised by Conde Nast, a Top Travel Publication on 20 October, 2011. It’s our honor to officially confirm that the new Majestic Building will be an Annex Wing on Nguyen Hue street and next to the existing building. The Colonial Building since 1925 is still forever maintained as its Colonial French architecture. Since 1925, Majestic Hotel has occupied one of the finest locations in Saigon where guests can enjoy the stunning views of Saigon River. The old world boutique charm of the hotel, the elegance of columned and arched classical French colonial design glorify the Golden Age of architecture. Luxury is achieved through attention to details and complete comfort ensured through courteous service.The Majestic has gone through several reincarnations over the years, changes that reflect the tumultuous history of Vietnam. During World War II, the Japanese Imperial Army used this French colonial structure as a military barracks. During the Vietnam War, it was frequented by foreign correspondents and espionage agents. It is a hotel of tradition - hospitality - elegance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Majestic Saigon Hotel
- Majestic Hotel Saigon
- Majestic Ho Chi Minh
- Majestic Hotel Ho Chi Minh City