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Rex Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   141 Nguyen Hue Blvd | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #42 of 423 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fantastic location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The Rex has an incredibly convenient central location. The lobby (connected to an upscale shopping arcade) is renovated in a sleek modern style which doesn't really match the rest of the ambiance and can give a false impression at first. The rest of the decor is far more traditional and undeniably charming even if some areas are a bit over the top (e.g. the breakfast restaurant)! Two small swimming pools on the top floor provide some relief from the sweltering heat and the breakfast spread is surprisingly pleasant and delicious. The service is courteous and professional. A small complaint - our room was right under the terrace bar and we could hear the loud music at night before going to sleep. However, the music was always promptly shut off at 11pm and there were no further problems. Overall it is a great base from which to explore Saigon.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Kawasaki, Japan
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Undoubtedly one of the best hotels I have stayed in. Their Vietnamese break fast is a getter. Staff are very courteous. The hotel has a long history and in the middle of the city at walkable distance from most HCM city attractions. Don't forget to try their roof top restaurant with live music.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I stayed here for New Years with my partner and I honestly must say it was one of my favourite places I've stayed from my travels all over Asia over the last 6 years.

Food - The breakfast was always cooked fresh and an abundance of choice to suit all corners of the world.

Location - right in the heart of the city situated right next to the markets and main "goings on"

Service:rooms - very friendly staff, rooms always cleaned to a high standard & fresh bedding daily with excellent mattresses ( could sleep for days )

I will be heading back here this December and can not wait for another one of their rooftop breakfast omelettes.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This heritage hotel is in a great downdown location - close to the sights and sounds of HCMC. Its within walking distance to the markets at one end, and the Notre Dame Church at the other, and the main shopping district in between. We wanted to stay here to get our bearings on HCMC and wanted to walk and explore the city. We stayed at the new wing - the room and bed was comfortable and we had a nice view of the city courtyard outside.

The hotel facilities were so-so - the rooftop pool was nothing special, the rooftop bar was nice if not a little tacky. The morning breakfast was a nice spread of western and vietnamese dishes. We also did a mekong tour organised through the hotel - it was expensive but no complaints as everything was as per the itinerary.

The price of the hotel is also very reasonable if you book early. Just check the rate you booked when you check-in though - we booked early and had an early bird discount, but when we checked in, the reception gave us a higher rate until i gave him my print-out and it was corrected.

On the whole, they say its 5 stars (perhaps by Vietnam standards), but it feels more like 4 stars.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Located in the center of Ho Chi Minh city, closed to Ben Thanh market, this hotel makes ease of business people who wants to seek new opportunities or meet business partners at one of the most dynamic city in the region. I love the outlook and view around of this hotel, combined with excellent service and friendly and helpful staff, it made my business trip so comfortable. I could concentrate on my own projects without any disruption, or relaxed in swimming pool with superb cocktails. What I love most is their breakfast offers: many kinds of foods from Asian to Europe and could satisfy almost anyone! A must for any business peole!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank huyddbk
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

You know when you have arrived at a nice hotel when the likes of Cartier & Gucci are occupying the shops connected to the hotel. The lobby is huge and all the of the door staff are very friendly. I stayed in a suite in the new wing. It was very clean and a great size. It had separate living and sleeping rooms both with TV's and a huge bathroom.
The location was fantastic as you could walk to almost all of the main landmarks and markets within a few minutes.
It also has a great rooftop bar overlooking a busy road junction, very entertaining

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank JohnJampot
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I have been there with my wife for our honey moon and big suprise of the warm welcome and friendly of the staff. Will go back there when we have free time. Good locate in Ho Chi Minh city with a lot of utilities around.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Rex Hotel
Address: 141 Nguyen Hue Blvd | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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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
#24 Spa Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#30 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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