I stayed at the Legend for for four days and was throughly impressed. Everything about it, with one small exception, was five star plus. The breakfast was a sprawling array of local and traditional foods. It was actually more of a brunch spread then a traditional breakfast because here was always a selection of curries, stews, and other brunch style items on the serving tables.
One of the hotel’s best features is the free wifi throughout the hotel and pool area. There is no signing in or logging on to use it. The other five star hotels charge you an additional fee to use wifi after having gouged you on the cost of the room. I am glad to see that the Lotte Legend does not do this.
Other great features of the hotel are a huge pool which is just the right temperature, Japanese Star Trek style toilets with a control panel giving you a heated seat and warm water streams, a beautiful river view from my room, and unending service from the staff.
I have stayed at all the other five star hotels in Saigon and can say with authority that the Legend is finer than any of them at less then one half the cost.
The only drawback to the Legend compared to the Sheraton or Hyatt is that it is about a 8 minute walk down a side street to the center of everything i.e. the Opera House. The other hotels I mentioned are right there on the main street but they cost at least twice as much as the Legend and are not as nice.
I would highly recommend the Legend over any of the other hotels in Saigon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fronting the scenic Saigon River and only 3-5 minute walk to famous Opera House, Dong Khoi Street and Le Thanh Ton Street for shopping, dining and entertainment, Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon, the most beloved 5-star hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, combines natural beauty and sheer opulence to provide the best for the discerning traveler. The breathtaking resort-setting and its distinctive architectural interior gives a feeling of luxury and tranquility. A legendary hotel inherits good and ancient Vietnam with garden falls, pond and fountain. The top pattern of the bronze drum, symbol of the sun, from ancient times, frames the entrance of guest rooms. The twelve horary signs in the atrium, the lobby surrounded by colonnades and the giant horse sculptures all of which induce you to meander in the space of the hotel. ... more less
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