The Movenpick Hotel Saigon is one of the smaller Movenpick Hotels I’ve stayed at. It is conveniently located between the city center and the airport with about 10 to 15 minutes traveling time by car either way.
The street in front of the hotel (Nguyen Van Troi Street) is busy and noisy, but the rooms are well sound proofed. The backside of the hotel, including the pool area borders on a residential neighborhood and is quiet.
Although small in size, the hotel still has the typical Movenpick hallmarks: The rooms are large and comfortable. Careful however, which room you, are assigned. There is a small-enclosed courtyard onto which some of the uneven room numbers look out. That means there is zero view from the room. (photo enclosed) It’s rather claustrophobic. The curtains in the room are very good, they block all outside light completely allowing for comfortable day sleeping. Staff in the hallways is noisy however using their appliances.
The food is very good; both in the restaurants and using room service. Staff is helpful and efficient, but not the most gentle and fun loving. It’s all business for them.
The gym is well equipped with Technogym equipment. The pool is oval shaped and allows for lap swimming with the maximum length about 15 meters. There was a very odd experience in the gym: The attendant (local guy on slippers, white shorts, blue polo shirt) extensively cleaned his face from zits in the mirror in the middle of the gym while guests were working out. He then proceeded to clip his nose hair in full view of everyone??? That was pretty gross and out of tune with the rest of the hotel staff.
All in all a pretty decent experience: It’s not comparable to the usual 5-start Movenpick experience, but it ticks all the boxes and is in a perfect spot between the airport and the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A focal point of the bustling Phu Nhuan District, the Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon is a 10-minute drive from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, 20 minutes from city centre. Combining five-star luxury with Vietnamese hospitality, we make it our business to anticipate your every need, whatever the reason for your visit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- mövenpick Ho Chi Minh City
- Omni Ho Chi Minh City