We stayed at the Caravelle for our two nights in HCMC and loved it. We were upgraded to a room on the 22nd floor with the most brilliant view over the whole city.
The location is perfect - in the heart of the lovely old French colonial area and easy walking distance from key sites. We also ate in restaurants very close by inc a great Thai and Indian (we needed a break from Vietnamese).
Room was very nicely done with the most comfortable bed ever - didn't want to leave it!
Check in was easy and unlike other recents reviews we found the staff very helpful inc requests for extra ice which came quickly.
We had drinks in the Saigon Saigon roof top bar - lovely view and yummy cocktails. The live band were fun but a slightly odd choice for where we were.
Finally breakfast was amazing with lots of choice and delicious pastries, fruit and cooked to order eggs.
The only slight bugbear was the lifts - one was being mended which meant a few longer than normal waits - not the end of the world though.
Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.