When on vacation sometimes luxury is the only way to go. What does it take to make a five-star hotel? A lot of amenities for one thing. A stellar reputation helps and having it near the attractions you are most interested in is a plus.
Here are five of the very best.
New World Saigon Hotel
If you are driving in HCMC, you will want someplace to park your car. Not all hotels have parking available, but the New World Saigon Hotel has paid parking for your convenience. There is also a nightclub, casino and outdoor dining.
The hotel is located near the Ben Thanh Market as well as a fine arts museum. A few kilometers away you have the Ben Nghe Canal. It is also fairly close to the city center for more entertainment and shopping options.
Most popular amenities: 1 swimming pool Free WiFiFamily rooms Fitness center Non-smoking rooms Bar
The Grand Hotel Saigon Ho Chi Minh City
While it doesn’t have parking, you may not need a car for this venue. It is located in the downtown district of HCMC, near the French era opera house. It has both a poolside snack bar and a swim-up bar among other amenities.
One of these amenities can be a must for those on vacation, especially if visiting in the more humid months of the year. There is an on-site self-service laundry facility. It is also handy after a trip through the Cu Chi Tunnels, part of the War Remnants Museum.
Most popular amenities: 1 swimming pool Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttleexceptional Fitness Center Free WiFiFamily rooms Room service BarGood Breakfast
Windsor Plaza Hotel
Like the New World Saigon Hotel, this five-star accommodation offers a car park. This park, however, is free. For those who like a swim with a view, the pool is located on the rooftop along with loungers for those who don’t wish to swim.
If you are traveling with children, you have another advantage with this hotel. First, they offer babysitting so that you can enjoy some of the nightlife without worrying about the kids. Second, they offer a children’s game room which can keep them entertained for hours when you aren’t out sightseeing.
Most popular amenities: 1 swimming pool Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fitness center Free WiFi Spa Free parkingTea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms BarGood Breakfast
Pullman Saigon Center Hotel
As is suggested by its name, this hotel is in the center of HCMC. This makes it close enough to a lot of venues that you can walk, but if you have a car, it has free parking. There is a poolside snack bar as well as a swim-up bar.
The Pullman Saigon hotel is near the Ben Thanh Market, only a fifteen-minute walk away. If you are doing any serious shopping, your car might be a better bet… just watch out for the crazy driving, bicycles, motorbikes and rickshaws.
Most popular amenities: 1 swimming pool Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttlegood Fitness Center Free WiFiFamily rooms Spa BarVery Good Breakfast
Sofitel Saigon Plaza
For those interested in touring some of the more prominent sites in HCMC, this hotel is situated perfectly. The airport is relatively close, though far enough away to prevent noise problems. It has both a car park and laundry facilities to make your stay more comfortable. By the pool there is a snack bar.
Sofitel Saigon Plaza is located near the Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral, built during the French Colonial Era. This church is still active, as well as being a tourist attraction. At the hotel, there is a rooftop pool with a snack bar and coffee/tea service in the room.
Most popular amenities: 1 swimming pool Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fitness center Free WiFiFamily rooms SpaTea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms BarVery Good Breakfast