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“The City is just down there!”
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Rex Hotel
Ranked #50 of 457 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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Toukley, Australia
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108 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“The City is just down there!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

We returned. After 5 years we had to come back and lap up the city from the roof top bar. It's a bit different from the street prices but the history and view are fantastic. If you are in HCM City then have at least 1 drink and take the time to watch the traffic down below. Free WiFi!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Stayed in Rex because of its history and central location in district one. Easy to walk to most attractions and reception very friendly in explaining where they were. As many fellow travelers mentioned, the hotel is undergoing renovation and we were warned about noise between 09:00AM to 18:00 PM. Not a problem really because most people are out in town during those times anyway and so were we. We had booked a Junior suite in the old wing, and were a bit apprehensive about this at first, but the room turned out to be very nice and clean. Good bed and nice view on the city. The term "suite" was a bit much really, the only thing that made our room a suite, was a very small sitting area near the door, more like a wider hallway with 2 chairs and a table-which you never use. The rooftop bar was nice you can have breakfast there in the morning too. Breakfast was OK, but I had expected a bit more from a 5 star hotel. For example, we could not find French cheese or salmon and coffee was average. Croissants were not crispy, but the selection was reasonable.
Suggest to go out for dinner, there are plenty of nice places within walking distance.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

I stayed here for one night on business but was struck by the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. In addition, it was my birthday and the staff brought me a cake at breakfast and sang happy birthday. The room was comfortable and well equipped but some of the common areas are a bit shabby.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

My three friends and I had a great stay at the Rex Hotel. While it rained every afternoon, it didn't stop us from going out and enjoying ourselves as the concierge was always ready with umbrellas for each of us. Superb location: central enough to all the shops and restaurants but away from the noise and traffic. Check out the baguettes serve during breakfast at its Hoamar Restaurant. Best in town! So are the croissants. According to our super nice senior wait staff Mr Cuong Nhan Duong, these are made fresh daily by the pastry chef. Look forward to our next visit there.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Marbella, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Entering Rex hotel is like entering the past even if the hotel has undergone several renovations. The lobby is spacy, the reception fast, friendly and efficient. The entire staff very friendly. Rooms had, although they were renovated, an atmosphere of times gone by. Everything was clean and neat. The breakfast buffet was the most complete I´ve ever seen.... delicious !!!!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Hotel really does not have many faults, it is great value but breakfast is shocking, only the fruit is well prepared. Eggs, meat very poor and bread was too hard. Shame as rest is good
Staff are very helpful and rooms good value, could od with a shaving mirror though.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Historical hotel that has undergone extensive renovations with a couple of luxe fashion stores on the ground floor. Nice common areas, with an outdoor patio, piano bar, pool and rooftop patio. The rooms were standard but clean, mattress was really hard (though this seems to be a common in all the hotels we stayed in while in Vietnam). Staff were helpful and majority can speak english. Came here in July of 2010. I would rate this hotel higher than a 3*, but not quite a 4*.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Rex Hotel

Property: Rex Hotel
Address: 141 Nguyen Hue Blvd | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Phone Number:
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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#19 Romantic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#21 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#28 Spa Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#38 Luxury Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Rex Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 286
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Strategically located at the best of downtown Saigon, the Rex Hotel is a luxury 5 stars hotel heritage dating back to early 20th century when it was originally opened as a French garage. For over 80 years, as a landmark, as well as a witness of the ups and downs of the city's history, the Rex Hotel was rebuilt to become one of the city's most incredible addresses. It prides itself to offer guests many high-class facilities including 286 individually designed guestrooms, a range of function & meeting room's ideal for wedding, business or events, the La Cochinchine spa, and four in-house restaurants, cafe and bar. ... more   less 
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