Park Hyatt Saigon
The Park Hyatt Saigon is colonial in style with marble halls and high ceilings, and the ultimate place to stay in Ho Chi Minh City.
The spacious bedrooms have white marble baths, private terraces and panoramic views over the city, tropical gardens or the swimming pool. For those looking to pamper themselves and rejuvenate, the Xuan Spa with a steam room, whirlpool bath, private treatment rooms and fitness studio sits next to a large swimming pool in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden, and offers therapeutic massages. Guests can spend days by the swimming pool or head to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, Vung Tau beach or the superb landscapes of the Long Thanh Golf Club for a round of golf. For fine dining, Square One, Restaurant Opera and Park Lounge all offer outstanding food.
Why We Love It
Vietnamese cuisine is outstanding and the Park Hyatt Saigon's cooking courses include a trip into the bustle of a local market to buy ingredients for traditional dishes such as spring rolls, lotus Stem Salad or sweet and sour seafood soup.
Hotel Des Arts Saigon
Hotel Des Arts is a 5-star boutique hotel that invites guests to take a journey back in time to French colonial Vietnam. The building is a modern work of art itself and, true to its name, the inside is just as much an art gallery as it is a hotel since the walls are lined with the owner's personal collections.
Rooms range in size from Deluxe to Executive Studio Suites and all are glamourous and tastefully decorated with colonial cream tones. Furnishings are all custom designed by Vietnamese artisans and period artwork on the walls continues the artistic theme into the bedrooms. The Sky Deluxe Room features floor to ceiling windows with great views out across the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City.
Guests can enjoy dining on Asian and Western cuisine at the Saigon Kitchen restaurant or opt for a more fine dining experience at Social Club on the 23rd floor. Saigon Kitchen Restaurant houses three open kitchens where chefs cook up a storm of succulent dishes inspired by Asian food markets. Social Club's selling point is its fantastic cityscape views and rooftop bar, which make the ultimate setting for dinner and drinks.
Afterwards, retreat to the library to curl up with a good book or sit with a drink on the rooftop as the city lights up below you. Facilities also include an arts room with piano, a café, the highest rooftop pool in the city, and a rejuvenating spa. The hotel sits in District 3, amidst more French colonial buildings, but guest can also enjoy wandering across the street into the cultural attractions of District 1 - think street markets and colourful crowds.
Why We Love It
The tasteful artistic touches found everywhere around the hotel make this a really special place to stay.
The hotel occupies a five-storey French colonial building on historic Dong Khoi Street, and has witnessed much of Vietnam's tumultuous 20th century history.
The original building retains some of its old charm, with wooden floors and high ceilings, while a new wing was added in 2003. Facilities include a swimming pool in the inner courtyard area, a gym, and a spa offering massages, sauna and steambath. There is also a beauty salon, a tailor's shop and a helpful concierge service. Dining options include a café on the ground floor, a restaurant serving good Vietnamese and international cuisine, a pool bar, and 24-hour room service. The rooftop Breeze Sky Bar has great views over the river and the city.
Why We Love It
Opened in 1925, the Majestic is a landmark in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, overlooking the Saigon River.