We booked this hotel to have a relaxing stop over to break up a long haul journey.
We stayed in a room over looking beautiful trees and you can hear the boats going by on the gentle Saigon river a stones throw from our room.
We purposely chose a hotel out of the city as we wanted to avoid going into an urban jungle after no sleep. About 30 mins from ho chi minh airport not in peak traffic. The hotel is directly on the banks of the Saigon river which is very relaxing.
This was the perfect choice for that, the rooms are spacious and spotlessly clean with elegant furnishing.
There is variety in the menu at the two restaurants on the grounds, offering Italian, Thai or traditional Vietnamese food, which I recommend trying. Drinks are reasonably priced and you are welcome to take takeaway drinks to your room. Breakfast orders are also varied, you can have Vietnamese breakfast, American style, Continental, or Pancakes.
We had no problems with communicating in English like the other review states, it's also just plain courtesy to learn some Vietnamese phrases to aid communication. The staff are all very attentive and sweet, and are there at your beckon call. We had one particular male waiter that had exceptional service.
There is a spa on site with reasonably priced packages if that floats your boat. There are a few pools. a paddling water bar, a quiet secluded smaller pool near behind the lobby, and a larger pool overlooking the Saigon (with bubbly parts!), all with your surrounding sun loungers towels etc.
A lovely hotel for what we chose it for, not your standard commercialised horrendous white resort. A unique and serene bit of paradise on the banks of the river. We'll come back.
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