As part of our leisure trip around Vietnam and Cambodia we finished in HCMC and booked 3 nights at the Caravelle Hotel.
We are both 30yrs and very well travelled, I also work in Global Business Travel and booked the hotel myself given the reviews...
Positive - GREAT Location - right in the shopping / upmarket district of HCMC, walking distance to War Remnants, pool is really 'welcoming', rooms are very well equipped, clean and great for a business traveller. The skybar is a lovely setting.
Negative - Rather 'cold' check-in (lacking personal service), food and drink prices very expensive by the Vietnamese standards. Again, regarding food, lacking personal service (We waited 45minutes in the skybar for a simple snack and on another occasion 45minutes for some breakfast waffles...in a hotel this size we were quite surprised).
the hotel is lovely, and I would stay again / recommend to my friends and clients, but their are a few areas that are lacking given how hospitable the Vietnamese people are .
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included