First night in Ho Chi Minh and we checked in at the Rex - our second trip to HCM and the Rex was high on our list of places to stay/things to do due to the history associated with it. Turns out it was previously a citron garage before the Vietnam war, and converted to a hotel (complete with 3 cinemas) just prior to house US Special forces. The were numerous journalists/reporters staying there during the war and the roof top bar is famed for its views over the city - it didn't disappoint! There is entertainment each night and an extensive range of cocktails The reception is grand, with designer stores all around it and in the hotel itself. The staff were attentive and friendly (a common trait in Vietnam), the rooms were spacious and comfortable and more importantly cool. Our room had two bedrooms, large bathroom and reception area.The breakfast buffet was good, lots of choice and well run, and I had a surprise birthday cake delivered to our room by the hotel - a nice touch. Only real down point was the noise, it was a little noisy due to the building site next door, the street crossing and in part the roof top bar music but a couple that we were travelling with were on the other side and had little issue with this. All in all a good choice to stay at at the roof top bar a must!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Strategically located at the best of downtown Saigon, the Rex Hotel is a luxury 5 stars hotel heritage dating back to early 20th century when it was originally opened as a French garage. For over 80 years, as a landmark, as well as a witness of the ups and downs of the city's history, the Rex Hotel was rebuilt to become one of the city's most incredible addresses. It prides itself to offer guests many high-class facilities including 286 individually designed guestrooms, a range of function & meeting room's ideal for wedding, business or events, the La Cochinchine spa, and four in-house restaurants, cafe and bar. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Ctrip TA, Agoda, Travelocity.ca, Fastbooking, Cancelon, Evoline ltd, TripOnline SA and getaroom.com so you can book your Rex Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Rex Hotel Saigon
- Rex Ho Chi Minh City