Caravelle Hotel

NileGuide Expert Says:

Best for Business


19 - 23 Lam Son Square, District 1
District 1
Ho Chi Minh, VN


+84 8 823 4999

Hotel star rating:

4.5 stars

NileGuide Expert tip:

Make sure you make the breakfast buffet here. It is one of the best in the city.


 There's often a clamor amongst Saigon's hotels to be known as the war hotel. This iconic fixture has as valid a claim as any to the dubious accolade. Opened in 1959 as the most opulent lodgings in the city at the time, the hotel provided a base for the NBC and CBS bureaus during the war and its bar was a favorite watering hole for correspondents. While it still retains a certain degree of old world tropical charm – especially in its rooftop bar Saigon Saigon – the hotel is very much business orientated these days and the rooms are functional rather than flamboyant. Nevertheless, a fine pool and fitness center up the ante somewhat.  Indeed, the hotel remains near the top of the five-star tree by virtue of its commitment to service, its superb restaurant and its prime location on Lam Son Square next door to the Opera House.


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