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Palace Hotel Saigon
Ranked #163 of 462 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Reviewed February 10, 2012

My wife and I recently visited Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon ) for the Chinese new year and were really thrilled it was a once in a lifetime experience. As we were also travelling to Bangkok and Phuket we used Travelbag.co.uk to make all the arrangements for us and they did a marvellous job. We were met at the airport and taken by taxi to The Palace Hotel, as we could not get to the actual hotel because of pedestrianised area for New Year celebrations our taxi stopped around the corner and phoned the hotel and in minutes two porters came running with a trolley for our luggage. As we were checking in there was a band and dancers with flags right outside the hotel creating a wonderful atmosphere, all the streets in front of the hotel were covered in amazing floral arrangements, fountains and music with thousands of the locals visiting the area. The staff in the hotel were brilliant, we had a marvellous room with all mod cons and the breakfasts were as good as any we have had with a plentiful selection of Eastern and Western dishes and the pastries were to die for. There is a lovely swimming pool on the roof with views of the city and Mekong river and a waitress service for drinks. On the first floor there is live jazz by local artistes and I would highly recommend a visit. We tried the Lemon Grass restaurant in the hotel but found it a bit fussy and the food a bit bland however there are plenty of small local places to eat especially The Goldfish around the corner from the hotel. A word of caution for visitors during Chinese New Year, the banks were shut for four days so the hotel ran out of money to exchange and some of the currency exchanges were closed but if you ask you will find somewhere to change money and there are plenty of ATMs, Ben Thanh market was also mostly closed. All in all a very enjoyable experience unlike anything we have experienced, the hotel is well situated to visit all the sights and Reunification Palace is well worth a visit.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front have the best outlook but can be noisy
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

This is the fourth time we have stayed at the Palace Hotel in Ho Chi Minh. We are so pleased to be able to say that we were not disappointed in any way. It is so convenient to all tourist attractions, tours available if you require and most importantly, being in such a busy area, very quiet. The service was as impeccable as we have grown to expect, rooms are first class and the restaurant for meals even better. New staff since our last visit but as always extremely helpful, friendly and courteous as only the Palace staff can be. Returning after a trip out of Ho Chi Minh, I said to my husband that it really did feel like home! It is hard to keep up these standards over long periods - well done Palace Hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

The hotel is in a great location within walking distance to the Ben Thanh market and some of the other main attractions in Saigon. There is a supermarket around the corner and a number of money changers within a few meters.

We are family of 4 (inc 2 teenagers) who booked 2 rooms for 3 days, initially we were allocated 2 rooms across 2 floors but after I insisted we were allocated 2 rooms on the same floor. One rooms was great and big but the other room (double) was extremely small. Hence if you are not satisfied with the allocated room ask for another room.

The breakfast was great and had a variety of eastern and western food, the staff were always smiling and very helpful.

Visited the spa with my daughter for a foot massage after a long day of walking (hotel guests get 30% discount), massage was mediocre at best and was pushing for a big tip even though I tipped A$5 each.

The hotel is classified as a 4 star.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank Enander99
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Reviewed December 20, 2011

The room was comfortable and modern, and the breakfast buffet was quite huge, but the food was cold. What happened was when we checked in, the room was originally for one person but I came along the last minute to accompany my boyfriend. I'm not Vietnamese, and my passport proved it but both of us being Asian, I was immediately looked upon with suspicion as being a prostitute. The look on the receptionist's face was a little too much.

Location-wise it's quite good, but I think you can get better value by going to the hotels at Pham Ngu Lao - cheaper and within walking distance of Ben Thanh Market. Palace is located at Nguyen Hue which is more of a business street but closer to Dong Khoi, which has a lot of artist shops and luxury brands.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

The hotel is located close to Saigon River on Hguyen Hue which is within walking distance of many of the attraction of Saigon.
We were fortunate to get moved room when the air conditioning in the first room failed. Second room was much bigger and very modern
Breakfast consisted of buffet which offered an array of food, primarly Asian.
We had a drink on the bar on roof which offered great views over city.
We also ate the buffet lunch in hotel one day which was not particularly noteworthy althogh was very cheap so could not expect too much.

Hotel was clean and tidy, good rooms, great location.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

My Husband & I went on a Vietnam Veterans tour in March 2011 and stayed 3 nights in this hotel. The hotel is in a great location in easy walking distance for shopping and restaurants. the supermarket is just down the road to stock up on water etc. The pool is rooftop with great views all around. We had a city view room which was great. Would recommend this hotel to friends.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

We loved this hotel - stayed there for two nights in a deluxe room and were lucky enough when we returned to be put in a suite. Fantastic. The location is fantastic for shopping and restaurants are abundant in the area. Very close to the Rex Hotel for a nice drink. Wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 56-66 Nguyen Hue Street, 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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #163 of 462 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: $64 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Palace Hotel Saigon 4*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our four star flagship hotel is located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, with 144 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, stunning views of Saigon Harbour, satellite TV, wireless internet access, plentiful hotel amenities and dedicated work areas, making this one of the best hotels in the city to combine business with pleasure.Generously appointed with four well-equipped meeting rooms, The Palace is one of the few hotels ideal for conferences and events, able to accommodate intimate social, business functions, conferences or training courses for up to 250 guests. ... more   less 
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