We have just spent three nights in a lovely large top floor room, overlooking the river and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel is in a great location, within walking distance of everything in the city centre and has a history going back to 1901. The building was virtually rebuilt and greatly enlarged a few years ago and has been done beautifully. As stated, our room and the bathroom were extremely large, the latter having a bath and separate shower and having a luxurious feel to it. The bed was, as always, very hard but the pillows were even harder and very thick, quite hard on the neck. The room just missed the mark, it could have been superb with more imaginative furnishings - such potential!
Due to rain, breakfast was inside for our first two mornings, but we were delighted to be able to eat outside the final morning. The tree filled courtyard is delightful and made a great place to have breakfast. It was a fairly typical buffet spread, nothing to rave about and a definite lack of fresh fruit; there were also the usual options for eggs and Vietnamese offerings.
We found the service to be lacklustre; there seemed to be staff everywhere, tripping over each other, walking straight in front of us at breakfast and all with a fairly indifferent attitude to providing service. This was a little surprising in a country that prides itself on good, attentive service. It seemed as though the staff were so used to hundreds of tourists trekking through the hotel each week, they were fed up and couldn't really be bothered.
Would we stay there again, yes, probably, for the comfort of the room and the location of the hotel, certainly not for a warm welcome or good service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1901 by French, the Morin Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Vietnam. Survived through many wars, this is more than a hotel, It's a part of the history of Hue city in the last 110 years. Now lovingly restored to its century-old glory, Saigon Morin is once again ready to live up to its reputation as the choice of celebrities, intrepid adventures and businessmen. The Hotel offers every thing a discerning traveler would expect form a world class hotel without sacrificing the old world charm that made the Morin Hotel legendary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saigon Morin Hotel
- Saigon Morin Hue