Pros: Lovely to have a swimming pool (although it could use a good clean), fantastic location and very nice rooms on the upper floors. Breakfast was ok, pretty odd (by both Asian and Western standards), but free.
Cons: no windows or any light on any rooms lower than the 6th floor, they were like prison cells, in order to guarantee a window and any light at all, you need to get a premium deluxe room (which is 4 levels above the standard room). We agreed for a price for the upgrade to something even remotely liveable for our entire stay, and on check out they charged us for that price for each night, almost doubling our bill. that's all understandable, but the attitude of the staff was abismal, incredibly unproffessional, and rude, we felt like criminals for booking on the internet with a cheaper rate. In the tens of years of travelling and hundreds of hotels in which I have stayed, these were without a doubt the most unpleasant staff I have come across. If you can get a great deal online, then make sure you get the premium deluxe room, but if you're paying anything like the normal rate, then just go elsewhere, or you'll be sorely disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Strategically located in the heart of the Ho Chi Minh City - Nguyen Hue Boulevard - The most modern pedestrian square of Vietnam. Royal Hotel Saigon is a luxury 4-star hotel offering a refined and relaxing environment for business and leisure travellers alike. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Kimdo Royal City