We felt we were cheating by staying here in District 2 away from the intensity of Ho Chi Minh City. It was a lovely relief to board the free water taxi, sit in the open air and motor 15 mins up the Saigon River to our retreat, at the end of a busy day in the city. The free bus was comfortable and a/c, a good alternative, but took a bit longer (20mins+). I loved the shady grounds with its flowering trees and busy gardeners. The swimming pool was refreshing at the end of the day. The ex pat residents were friendly. Restaurant Blu had attentive staff, and a comfortable shaded position on the riverfront. All our meals were good. We especially loved tumbling out of our apt in the morning for Blu's good Vietnamese coffee fresh squeezed orange juice and french toast. The dinners we had were very good as well! While the restaurant is not cheap Vietnamese standards, the convenience service and food quality made it a good value. Tab cost about half what we'd pay in the US for similar. We rented a one bedroom apartment for over a week. It was clean, a bit spartan but adequately furnished for our my husband and I. There were two big screen TV's. free WiFi and daily maid service. One could do their own laundry at no cost, or pay to have the staff do it. It was easy enough to do our own, and pricey to have it done. The bed was firm as all of Asia's are, but big enough - maybe queen sized (we are used to an American king). The apartment had one flaw- we had to exit through the one front door and had no balcony or patio access. Management said they were converting many units on the bottom floor to have a walk out patio. That will be a plus. We liked bldg 3 as it was close to the pool and restaurant Blu. The gym was close by, had a pleasant attendant and excellent equipment. One can take yoga and exercise classes as well. Service was attentive and most friendly everywhere! Riverside was the perfect base to spend a week visiting our daughter who teaches English, and explore the city!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine your next vacation home in a tropical paradise tucked away from the noisy city center, situated on the banks of the Saigon River, but within easy reach of the hustle and bustle of downtown Ho Chi Minh. A 15-minute scenic boat ride or 20 minutes bus ride with our complementary shuttle services will take you right in the center of town. Our 4 hectares of landscaped gardens, lush green grass, a palm-shaded pool and a complete health club are the perfect setting for a relaxing stay.Built to the most exacting international standards, our spacious 1-bedroom to 5-bedrooms, fully serviced, stylish luxury apartments accompanied by first-class service will offer you the privacy, the security, the peace and quiet of a perfect oasis. Riverside provides both short-term and long-term accommodations, which cater for the single business person, couples, as well as whole families. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riverside Apartments Hotel Ho Chi Minh City