Opposite the Opera House, this modern lodging is arguably Ho Chi Minh City's most famous hotel.
A notorious crash pad for journalists during the Vietnam War, Caravelle Saigon saw a revival with its major late-'90s renovation and the addition of the Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar, which elevated the property from cult favorite to modern icon with its sensational views up Dong Khoi Street, past the Opera House and legendary Continental Hotel to the cathedral.
Guest rooms and suites are tastefully decorated to recall the hotel's mid-century origins, with the addition of refined Vietnamese accents. All accommodations come with satellite LCD TV, IDD telephones, tea and coffee making facilities, electronic safes and city or river views. Business travelers prefer the Signature rooms with access to a club lounge for complimentary breakfast and evening cocktails.
The hotel has a comprehensive house dining scene, from a rotating global menu at Reflections, with outdoor seating overlooking the Opera House, to Café de l’Opera, serving Vietnamese-influenced afternoon tea. Among the hotel's many facilities and services are a fitness center, Kara Spa, business center and Vegas Club gaming floor. The location is as central as it gets in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, walking distance to the top restaurants, nightclubs and shops.