Caravelle hotel, a good surprise in Saigon
We recently spent 3 night in 2 stays at the Caravelle hotel in Saigon and it was a very nice surprise to us.
The hotel is located in the center or town, close to shopping areas (The Ho Chi Minh City Champs Elysees) and tourist spots (the Cathedral, the river, the central post office, the market) but off busy roads so we had top quality sleep.
We booked a club room, including all day soft drinks and evening time cocktail (which turn out to be a full size dinner), for a very decent price compared to what big chains are offering in HCM.
On our return a week later we were upgraded to a suite as our now favorite room was not available: these guys know how to make you happy.
I would classify the Caravelle, as a European four star hotel, it is not overly fancy and you may find the decoration a bit dated, but sleep quality is very good, amenities are above standard and I have nothing to say about cleanliness.
During our stay there we also visited, the Saigon Saigon roof top bar. It’s a bit of a funny place: a mix of tourists, business men, locals, and more. Have a try. The view is superb, food is a mix of local and western, prices are ok.
Our biggest disappointment is the “Reflections” restaurant, the top end eatery there. Probably no need to blame the restaurant itself, but if you are in Saigon, there is absolutely no need to go in such place. Book a Club room floor, have a few drinks and snacks and head up to Saigon Saigon for you main course and couple more drinks, you’ll feel more jolly.
Anyway thank you very much Caravelle, next time we visit Saigon we’ll sure stay with you.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Caravelle Ho Chi Minh City
- Caravelle Hotel Saigon