Hotel in an excellent location on the river. Easily walkable to the local attractions. We didn't venture out on our own during the night but felt very safe during the day.
Hotel is a lovely traditional building with many of the original features maintained. Different to staying in your bog standard modern hotel. The room felt luxurious, lots of space, with balcony doors, and an old telephone thrown in to match the era. Complimentary tropical fruit left in the room. Breakfast buffet was a great variety of tasty treats on a lovely roof top terrace too.
The service from the staff was impeccable! Turned out in traditional Vietnamese dress, it was a real novelty to see. I could get used to being referred to as "Madame Jennifer" by the staff, a nice personal touch. Despite other reviewers complaining about the lack of western staff, you don't travel to the Far East if that's the case. The staff spoke very good English and we didn't experience any language barriers whilst being there.
The organised tours were outstanding for the money. The tours desk is conveniently located in the hotel reception. We did the trip to the cu chi tunnels, Mekong delta, city tour,and evening tour to see water puppets and later had diner on river cruise. All chauffeured round in an air conditioned Mercedes with copious amounts of bottled water provided. English speaking tour guide was fantastic.
Lovely outdoor swimming pool in the centre of the hotel. We also had a full body massage which was a steal for the price. It's not everyday you get a Vietnamese person walking on your back!
Overall an amazing experience!!!
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
- Grand Ho Chi Minh City
- Grand Hotel Vietnam