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“A Fun Venue” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar

Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Tranquil gardens and award-winning restaurants make this a four-star hotel experience.
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Fun Venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

This is a fun way to have a cocktail or beer, listen to music and enjoy the night air and scan the HCMC skyline.

Visited June 2012
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“Give this a pass”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

The beer is outrageously expensive and the service was about the worst we encountered in Vietnam and then they had the gall to charge us a 14% service charge for bringing us a beer. This is a faded drama queen ripping people off.

Visited February 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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“Great place, but don't eat there”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

I have visited many times and the Rex hotel rooftop is part of my personal history. So every time I visit Saigon, i go to the 5th floor of the Rex to have a drink. It's spacious, nicely decorated, like an oasis of tranquility in the burst of Saigon's daily life.
Now, the Rex has been renovated recently but the rooftop kept its colonial look.
I'm not a great fan of the band playing music in the evening, i prefered to hear the sounds of the city down there.
The worst point to me is the food. I had a dinner there a few weeks ago, and the food was really tasteless and super expensive. It's a shame, because in vietnam you can find excellent street food everywhere. But at the Rex, it seems to have been customised for foreigners, the dishes are very saucy, somehow sweet.
Sorry i dont remember what we ordered, but we had 1 starter to share and 2 dishes, and all of them were disappointing. And in the end, the bill was about 60usd for 2 (we also had 2-3 drinks), and I felt really scammed, i could have eaten much better in places for 30usd.

So you should definitely go there for some drinks between 5-8pm then move somewhere else for dinner.

Visited April 2012
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Beautiful restaurant, good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

I have been Rex hotel Rooftop Bar 3 times. 2 at night time and 1 day time. Night time probaly is nicer that day time with windy, good atmostphere and music bar. Waiters are professional and friendly.
Western food here are very good especially lamp and breef. Vietnamese food here is ok, not good. Maybe it is made for forgeiners so it tastes diffriently.
This place is quite expensive compare with other places in Sai Gon about 50usd/person but everthing is very good

Visited May 2012
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Sydney
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“Dining with history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

Simply the best bar in the world. Having a drink at this iconic bar was one of the greatest moments of my trip to Vietnam. Sitting and watching Saigon bustle below one cannot help but reflect on the rich history of those who came here before me to this same bar. The meals are also excellent. Why would you not want your spring rolls brought to you sticking out of a pineape!!!! Yes it is expensive for Saigon but it is a 5 star hotel so one should not be surprised. That being said it is an experience.

Visited October 2011
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