NileGuide Expert Says:
Most Historic Hotel in Saigon
1 Đồng Khởi, Ho Chi Minh City, Prey Nokor, Vietnam
08 3829 5517
Hotel star rating:
bar, restaurant, minibar, whirlpool, sauna, solarium, business-facilities, fitness-club, swimming-pool, internet-available, room-service, laundry, safe-deposit, handicap-accessible, tv-in-room, air-conditioning
Like at the Continental, the shadow of Graham Greene hangs tantalizingly over this classic colonial pile. Indeed, Greene preferred to stay at the Majestic and do his drinking further up the former Rue de Catinat at the other famous hotel. Despite some badly thought out renovations, the hotel, which originally opened for business back in 1925, retains a hefty degree of colonial era charm. Rooms are as you would picture in such a venue. Ceilings are high, classic balcony doors overlook the small, jewel-like swimming pool, the bathroom fixtures are solid and untrendy while the floors throughout are made of herringbone wood. Don't miss the great views from the rooftop Sky-Bar, a good spot to have a chat and popular for weddings and parties.