VIETNAM - Destinations & Hotels
Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it is still often referred to as, is the beating heart of Vietnam. It is the largest, noisiest and busiest city and nothing quite prepares you for the crush of scooters and motorbikes at rush hour all set against a back drop of new gleaming skyscrapers! While there are plenty of interesting colonial sites such as the Presidential Palace, the Opera House and the Cathedral it is the wealth of bars, restaurants and shops that are the main attraction to most. The most famous and poplar area to visit is known as Cholon, which is the centre of the Chinese community and is home to Binh Tay market where you will find everything from Chinese herbs to tailors. Once known as “The Pearl of the Orient” the new Ho Chi Minh City will delight and surprise visitors with its vitality and diversity.
Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City Hotels
Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City | The Majestic | $$$$
The Majestic has a wonderful charm with oodles of character, and with the recent upgrade and new wing this has become one of our favourite hotels in the city. The location on Dong Khoi Street and on the Saigon River is excellent for easy walking to the main city attractions and shopping.
Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City | Park Hyatt Saigon | $$$$$
This is our top luxury pick in Saigon. The Park Hyatt is in an excellent location, in the heart of the city overlooking the Opera House and whilst it is a new building, it has been designed with a character in keeping with the colonial feel of the city and has a cool, relaxed ambience.
Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City | Hotel Continental | $$$
This is a legendary hotel, filled with history and sentiment of the city of Saigon. Affectionately called ‘The Grand Lady’, the Hotel Continental was once considered home for her guests – mainly diplomats and news correspondents.
Today the hotel retains its...
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