I booked this hotel after spending a great deal of time reading the reviews here. I weighed the pros and cons of location vs. price vs. amenities between this hotel and The Sheraton. In the end, I went ahead and booked directly for a "River View" room (which I didn't get but we did get a nice poolside view) at this location. While yes, it is a bit of a walk to a couple primary streets (Dong Khoi) as a whole I was very pleased with the size of the room, the comfort of the beds (Vietnam likes box springs as mattresses) and most importantly, free WiFi in the room! Which meant, I could Skype back home to my family of three small children and not miss them so much! Also, the buffet is fabulous for breakfast. Great selection! The pool was beautiful (although I didn't go in) and HUGE! The doormen were extremely attentive and the staff friendly. Yes, it is an "older" hotel but you can't really tell unless you're trying to book The Hyatt and want super modern. It's a hotel, just like a Marriott or anything else. It was worth the price one you consider that WiFi at the Sheraton is $17/day and you have to pay for breakfast. So if you think about what you'd spend for the breakfast buffet and WiFi, the extra cost is comparable. You could stay at the Bong Sen for $99 but the rooms aren't nearly as comfortable, beds hard and buffet lacking. So I really liked this hotel. I stayed at the Sheraton the last night in HCMC (a week later) because we had points and it was a beautiful room (very large) but very costly when you add up all the amenities. Although, the location of that hotel was very good. It's an apples and oranges kind of choice. You sacrifice something everywhere. But we enjoyed our stay at The Legend and I'd recommend it to anyone going over that wants to "check in" back home or what have you...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fronting the scenic Saigon River and only 3-5 minute walk to famous Opera House, Dong Khoi Street and Le Thanh Ton Street for shopping, dining and entertainment, Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon, the most beloved 5-star hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, combines natural beauty and sheer opulence to provide the best for the discerning traveler. The breathtaking resort-setting and its distinctive architectural interior gives a feeling of luxury and tranquility. A legendary hotel inherits good and ancient Vietnam with garden falls, pond and fountain. The top pattern of the bronze drum, symbol of the sun, from ancient times, frames the entrance of guest rooms. The twelve horary signs in the atrium, the lobby surrounded by colonnades and the giant horse sculptures all of which induce you to meander in the space of the hotel. ... more less
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