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Caravelle Saigon
Ranked #14 of 448 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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“Excellent value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

We were booked into the famous Historic Caravelle Hotel. We were told that this hotel played an important part in Vietnam's history as many journalists and others were staying here at the time of the US war-The hotel is in the heart of downtown or District 1 and is near the main French built Opera house and other high end shops- The entrance is beautiful and from the moment you step out of your car / cab you feel a warm welcome into the main hotel.

An efficient staff is at the reception and you are checked in without much waiting-a bell boy is ready to take your bags to your rooms

The rooms are spacious and clean and the beds, they are so COMFORTABLE THAT ONE DOES NOT LIKE TO WAKE UP BUT JUST KEEP SNUGGLING IN.....THE LAST TIME WE ENJOYED THIS KIND OF COMFORT WAS IN MELBOURNE AT THE MARRIOT.BTW the beds are super King size! WiFi is free, Bottles of drinking water given daily with the room

We had breakfast included and the spread that was laid out was just EXCELLENT-The variety of cold cuts, Asian fare , Western fare . various delicious pastries. fruits and a whole lot more! If one sat there for 2 hours one need not have had dinner ! Alas! we just kept to our light breakfast but for someone who is real Hungry it would satisfy the worst kind of hunger , with a lot left over! for others-The attendants were vigilant and ever ready in case the guest needed anything-
We would rate this hotel a full 6stars
Unfortunately we did not take any pictures of the hotel!

Room Tip: We were at the 22nd floor facing the street it was a good view
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Very pleasant hotel, in the middle of the city. A truly 5 star with 5 start personnel and service. We stayed at the Signature floor and of course it was very comfortable, with own lounge for breakfast and for 'happy hour' from 5:30pm and a couple of hours, free food and drinks.
The hotel has a good sized pool on the 7th floor, a huge gym with everything imaginable open 24/7 and a nice spa for massages and 'maintenance'.

Room Tip: Signature rooms/floor - makes the stay even more pleasant.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

As others have said the location is perfect with many sights in walking distance. The service is excellent and the rooms large with good facilities.

Breakfasts expansive. Never ate dinner here as there are so many restaurants within easy walking distance. (Avoid Maxims!!)

As others have said it does come across as a business hotel but that doesn't stop me from recommending that you stay here.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

We stayed at the Caravelle for a weekend stay. Found that the location was wonderful - within walking distance to nearly all the sites that we wanted to see across the weekend. Plus the big comfy bed made coming home each night truly restful.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

As per my title, good city hotel , maybe more business than leisure, but equally good for either requirement. Great central location, excellent service and probably best breakfast offering across all our hotels in Vietnam. Tip get to breakfast before 730 or after 830 to miss business customer queues for breakfast. Overall very happy with this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

The Caravelle Hotel is an excellent choice for sightseeing when in Ho Chi Minh City. The location is perfect for sightseeing such as the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Post Office, the War Museum and Ben Thanh Market - all just a short taxi ride away.

Within walking distance you have some great bars and restaurants but the food in the hotel is excellent and there is plenty of choice.

I would recommend staying on one of the Club floors which gives you access to the Club Lounge where they serve complimentary drinks and food from 17:30-19:30 every evening. The quality of the food is excellent, with hot options as well as cold. Breakfast is also served here and was extremeley good.

The Saigon Bar, at the top of the hotel, is great and there was a Latin American band playing when I was there and they were terrific.

The bedrooms are very large and spacious; the beds very comfortable and the bathroom was spacious with good lighting. I believe they are upgrading the hotel in the near future but it really is very acceptable. The only slight gripe was the shower curtain over the bath rather than a screen and separate shower.

Room Tip: Go for a room on the Club floors, overlooking the pool area as these are quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

I like it that we didn't need to 'check in' and we could do that in our room. The staff were nice but not terribly service oriented. Breakfast was good. Hotel needs a face lift. But overall, yes a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Caravelle Saigon

Property: Caravelle Saigon
Address: 19-23 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam (Formerly Caravelle Hotel)
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Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Casino Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#6 Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#10 Spa Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#10 Luxury Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#12 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Caravelle Saigon 5*
Number of rooms: 335
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Caravelle Saigon is one of Ho Chi Minh City's leading international 5-star hotels - in the centre of the business, shopping and entertainment district, 8 km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport. The Hotel opened in 1959 with modern design combining French and Vietnamese architecture and to this day the address and service ensures we have kept our iconic landmark status in the Heart of Saigon. ... more   less 
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