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“Great location and a taste of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Rex Hotel

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Rex Hotel
Ranked #48 of 447 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great location and a taste of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

We enjoyed our brief stay at the Rex. Located right in the Centre, walking distance to the main shopping areas and surrounded by the non-stop buzz of mopeds, the hotel, although faded in some parts (there is a brand new wing and a much older, but more atmospheric wing) offered comfortable, large rooms. The highlight was drinks in the historic roof bar overlooking the (slightly manic) square below. We also enjoyed an excellent meal and the dance show accompanying it in the hotel restaurant.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Great spot central location walking distance to a lot of attractions. We had a large room withe the executive lounge option which was lovely. Our room overlooked Ho Chi Minh square. There was a lovely girl in the executive lounge Djoung doing the evening cocktail drinks who was delightful n helpful with advice when asked. Good gym 2 pools with a large open bar on the roof for the general public with light entertainment

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

The rex is a typical 5* hotel. On arrival we were upgraded free of charge to an executive suite. This consisted of a bedroom, lounge x2 bathrooms and had two televisions. We ordered room service which was great as we arrived late and enjoyed the luxurious amenities that the Rex had to offer. The breakfast was excellent, when chefs making hot food on the spot for you. The location is also excellent, we were within walking distance of everything. Overall, if you are looking for a special stay in Vietnam, the Rex will tick all the boxes for you!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited this hotel last year on November,2013
room is quite big, bathroom door was broke but right after that they fixed that and sent me apologize letter with some chocolates.
Near with night market, just around 10 minutes walk and located right at the centre of Ho Chi Minh City.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Trondheim, Norway
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just wow!
This is just pure luxury!
From the moment we parked outside we got the luxurious feeling. You can see that this is a high-class area of Saigon. The ground floors of The Rex and The Continental across the road have all the fancy shops; Cartier, Gucci, Prada etc.
And the standard inside the hotel is no less. The reception-area is so spacious and delicately decorated. Just behind the reception is the breakfast-restaurant. And what a breakfast! That is possibly the biggest buffet I have ever seen. And the food is delicious.

And the room... Again, just wow! So big and spacious. It's got a lounge area with minibar and coffee-facilities, two huge beds wich were so comfy to sleep in, the bathroom was light and delicate, and the room had a small balcony .

Also the hotel has two swimming-pools, gym, spa and several restaurants and bars.
We had dinner one night at the rooftop restaurant. The food was wery good, the staff was so nice and even the live music (a 3 person band from the Philipines) was great.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who's going to Saigon! Can't find anything wrong with this hotel. Just pure luxury!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

It was real disappointment when upon arrival I learnt that I should pay for the second person in room (my wife) - it's the first hotel with such inadequate manner even that they pretended to be 5 star hotel! Another thing that got me crazy - each time having breakfast if the time is 9:45 the staff tell that in 15 minutes we are closing - what I should do if I'm still having my meal - just stand and run?? ))) Very impolite and not presentable for 5 star. Overall of course it's not 5 star - it's 3,5 star - max 4 star hotel with small rooms and somehow overall poor service.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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173 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

Service is excellent, the room is spacious, however I feel that the room's layout is odd. The window is small and the room doesnt have a view, it feels dark, i felt claustrophobic. I booked a premier room. The hot and cold water at shower was difficult to mix. Its working one time then becomes very hot. Breakfast spread though is very good. Location is great.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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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
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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
#27 Spa Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#35 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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