Stayed 2 nights in Dec 12. Nice breakfast spread - fruits, cereals, bread/pastries, plain porridge, warm dishes - fried noodles, potatoes, grilled tomatoes, etc; fresh fruit juice station - you can select combination of fruit juices; noodles/pho station - tasty beef or chicken pho. Good Vietnamese coffee but you have to request otherwise you get standard coffee.
Room quite spacious, good selection of toiletries. Bedroom slippers also provided. TV programs mostly in Vietnamese but has a couple of English movie and news channels. Need to pay for Internet in room. Complimentary wireless Internet access available in ground floor - lobby and restaurant, etc but I could not access Facebook and Gmail; other websites were available so don't know the reason for this Internet problem.
Lobby was crowded with holiday makers & locals celebrating the Christmas festive season.
The park across the street from the hotel is very busy in the mornings. Lots of people doing different kinds of exercises and activities.
Walking distance to markets and shops - flea market & Ben Tanh market.
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- Ideally located within the vibrant business hub of District 1, with easy access to the famous Ben Thanh market and many landmarks, museums and cultural centers of Ho Chi Minh City, New World Saigon Hotel provides 533 spacious guestrooms and suites offering the perfect ambiance for both concentrated work and undisturbed relaxation. Just seven kilometers from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and steps away from the bus station, the hotel is located directly in the city center opposite the lush 23 September Park. The hotel's private limousine service offers a comfortable connection to the airport and all major attractions as well as the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC). All guestrooms are equipped with broadband Internet access and plush bedding. If hotel guests wish an extra level of comfort and privacy they may choose the exclusive range of Residence Club Floor accommodation which includes complimentary buffet breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and hors d' oeuvres at the private Residence Club Lounge. Among the hotel's most distinctive restaurants is Dynasty which serves exquisitely prepared Chinese cuisine that is regarded as one of the finest in Ho Chi Minh City. Parkview and Saigon Bakery offer a relaxing view over the 23 September Park serving delicious lunch and dinner buffets including fresh seafood, international and Asian favorites or freshly brewed coffee and a great selection of home-made pastries. The Lounge features classic and modern cocktails with a wide range of wines and live music, while hotel guests will find Splash a relaxing oasis to unwind the day at the outdoor pool with fresh juices and exotic cocktails. If guests would like to escape the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, they can visit The Spa on the second floor offering an extensive spa menu for both men and women integrating Swedish massage techniques and the healing therapeutic effect of aromatic essential oils with contemporary spa treatments. All spa services provide an effective treatment each tailored to the individual guest's needs.Since its opening, New World Saigon Hotel has been one of the premier meeting and event venues in Ho Chi Minh City. A highly experienced and supportive event team, excellent catering and first class facilities for every kind of social or business event make this hotel a popular choice for functions, exhibitions, product launches or conferences.The hotel offers three pillar-free ballrooms accommodating up to 486 people. All ballrooms are equipped with the latest audio-visual and presentation aids and can be divided into several smaller function or breakout rooms. In addition, four smaller meeting rooms are available for private workshops or meetings. ... more less
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