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“Absolute gem!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The View Rooftop Bar

The View Rooftop Bar
Ranked #34 of 3,109 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Bar, Asian, Vietnamese, Street Food
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The View Rooftop Bar is located on the rooftop of Duc Vuong Hotel. There is no better way to experience Ho Chi Minh City than from a lofty rooftop with buildings and streaming cars spread out far beneath you. But some bars in Vietnam’s biggest city are now charging sky high prices to go with the sky high view. That’s why The View rooftop bar at Duc Vuong Hotel is such a great place for a drink: prices for a beer start from just 20,000 VND ($1 US), and the panorama from the ninth floor takes in the full cityscape of Ho Chi Minh for some great photographs. Located on the backpacker street of Bui Vien, The View rooftop bar is easy to find; it is housed atop one of the tallest buildings on the street.The bar is spread out across the entirety of the roof and split into two main sections providing plenty of seating. In addition, there is a sort of tree house structure made out of wood and an indoor ‘party room’ with disco lights (although this is almost always empty). The most pleasant part of the bar is the area stretching off to the right as from here there is the clearest view of Bitexco Tower and the neighbouring skyscrapers of Ho Chi Minh City’s financial centre. Wherever you look in The View rooftop bar you will see colourful strips of neon lights and plenty of trees, shrubs and flowers; like its Christmastime in a garden centre! It’s a charming and easygoing interior which matches the vibe of Bui Vien Street perfectly.Beers for $1 and cocktails for $3 is unheard of at any other rooftop bar in Ho Chi Minh City so if you want to capture a breathtaking background but don’t want to break the bank The View Rooftop Bar at the Duc Vuong Hotel should be your first choice. It must be said that service at The View is excellent and the English speaking staff are happy to chat and offer advice about where to go in Ho Chi Minh. They also serve a reasonable menu of western and Vietnamese standards but ultimately it’s the cheap cocktails that keep people coming back for more.
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“Absolute gem!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

We were tempted in on our first night in HCMC, we went to other places but ended up returning again as not only was nowhere as nice with the views and quality of food, but nowhere was anywhere near as good with their prices either!

In the backpacker district, this place provides a fantastic respite from the bustling streets below.

We are due back to HCMC for two nights this weekend and we aren't going to even bother looking at another place to eat or drink - the view can't be beat!

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Duc Vuong H, Guest Relations Manager at The View Rooftop Bar, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Dear lovely guest,


Thank you for your 5 stars raising us on website. This will be a very greatly helpful review to future guest. It support people which value you could get from our rooftop restaurant rather than what kind of business we have had here. Anyway, it is so lovely of your opinion about our The View rooftop. Even though there are a extremely many rooftop bars in this bustle Saigon, but we think that our service is bringing you home relaxing and convenient than where ever. As motto "we are family" have brought, this third place value is always on the top.


Amazingly greeting,


Jade
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Passed by this place a number of times thinking it would be expensive,when we finally decided to give it a try we were really surprised,the cost of a beer is the same as down at street level,and the view is amazing! The staff are really friendly and the food is quite good too.All in all a must do if you are in the area..

Visited February 2014
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Duc Vuong H, Guest Relations Manager at The View Rooftop Bar, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Dear lovely guest,


It is so thankful to get this great review. Normally, there would be extremely expensive on every single top terraces of the city. As you have mentioned earlier, the beers price here is quite cheap, it is one thing that we could always keep. However, as for business improvement, we do consider about the personal service rather than selling the cheaper price for everything on the rooftop restaurant. Anyway, this friendly level of the price here would be a very traditional culture in our cozy rooftop bar restaurant. Once again, thanks for recommended the roof top service.


Take care and wish all he best to you.


Nicely regards,


Jade
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“Excellent view & cheap beer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

Restaurant at the rooftop of the hotel Duc Vuong was our home for a few nights. Excellent view from on of the highest buildings in the backpackers area. Bitexco tower is just there ...
They serve good food and one of the cheapest beer around (Saigon beer).

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Duc Vuong H, Guest Relations Manager at The View Rooftop Bar, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Thank you very much for your comment. We’re extremely happy to hear that from you. It’s a pleasure to serve you. All of our staff will try to continue our hard-working to make you have even more wonderful time at THE VIEW Rooftop Bar. Hope to see you as soon as possible! Thanks a lot! Best wishes for you!
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