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Caravelle Saigon
Ranked #14 of 448 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Excellent - would definitely return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

The Caravelle was excellent. Our room was spacious with a great city view, the staff were friendly and attentive, the location was convenient and the restaurants and bars were great. The view from the rooftop bar was amazing. We'd definitely come back when in HCMC again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Our first visit to Ho Chi Minh City and had recommendations to stay at this hotel. We stayed for 5 nights in a Signature Premium Deluxe room in late March/early April. We were very happy with the hotel - staff were excellent, restaurant food quality and service was great (the seafood buffet was one of the best we have had), and location was great - no problems walking anywhere once you mastered the traffic. We also enjoyed the rooftop bar - so good on balmy evenings. The room was ok but needs updating - the bed was just so comfortable. We would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

We arrived in Ho Chi Min city feeling rather jaded after a misadventure on a Mekong River Cruise and found it a restful and comfortable place to stay. The view from our room across the square to the Opera House and other colonial buildings was most interesting and attractive. Evening drinks in the famous Saigon Saigon bar were a treat and the hotel was within easy walking distance to many restaurants and shops as well a key attractions. Breakfast was also abundant and tasty.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Williston, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

I have dined and stayed in the Caravelle numerous times. Actually my first time there was in 1992, when things were difficult. At that time the Caravelle was the best thing Saigon has to offer. It still is, and much more so. The staff are personable and friendly, often call my wife and I by name. The food is excellent. Their dining program (Caravelle Club?) makes it an excellent choice for any meal. Rooms are excellent.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

The hotel is a great location as in the heat you can walk out visit attractions and then return for a drink and cool down. Enjoyed the pool in the evening when hot and sticky after a day sight seeing. The staff were friendly and helpful with a good command of English in the whole hotel. Food is good, breakfast not a huge variety but enough to give you some choices. The buffet menu we had included wine which is very expensive here

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Vancouver
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Heart of Saigon
We really enjoyed our stay at the stately Colonial Caravelle Hotel in Saigon, very central and completely safe to walk around and see sites both during the day and evening. The hotel was very clean, great rooms, all the comforts you desire, staff made us very welcome , the breakfast buffet was one of the nicest we have seen with food available from all over the world, service supreme!! We will return, loved our short visit to Saigon, Don't miss the Saigon Bar on the 9th floor for a great view and entertainment.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for three nights. Whilst we had no complaints with the room itself we had a few problems with its location which was on level 8; firstly it was right next door to the service area where members of staff could be heard going about their daily duties in the early hours of the morning. Secondly, level 8 is very close to the pool level & on our second morning some guests thought it acceptable to allow their three children into the pool at 5.30am where their screams echoed around the enclosed area & were extremely disturbing. A member of staff did have a word with them in the absence of their parents but this had no effect & they were left to carry on disturbing guests.
The pool area is quite compact but nice for a couple of hours relaxation after the hustle & bustle of the City.
Free Wi-Fi is available around the hotel, however, it was a little hit & miss using it.
We had access to the Signature Rooms lounge, which would have been a lovely area to relax in if it hadn't been for the numerous business people using it as a meeting room, which we found very intrusive. This happened both at breakfast time & in the evening; these people seem to have little regard for those of us who have actually paid out of our own pockets to use this facility!
The hotel has a roof top bar where they have live band performances in the evenings; this can get very busy but the music we heard was excellent. There is also a casino within the hotel for those who might want a little flutter!
We were very happy with the location of the hotel & enjoyed meandering through the streets of HCMC both during the day & in the evenings. We never felt uneasy or threatened & enjoyed watching the locals going about their daily lives.
We visited the War museum where there are very strong images & details of the American war & we also took a trip to Chi Tunnels where you can actually venture into the tunnels to experience where the Vietnamese lived & fought during both the French & American Wars.
Although we had the issue with the location of our room, if ever we were to revisit HCMC we would stay here again; but on a higher level!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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 Luxury Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#10 Spa 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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