Caravelle Hotel

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The hotel

Part of the fabric of Ho Chi Minh City, Caravelle Saigon oozes history. Its District 1 setting, by Lam Son Square and Dong Khoi Street, could make you think it’s all about location, but the iconic Caravelle comes stocked with many other treats. Its pool’s the ultimate urban hangout, with daybeds, a sunken seating area, and a bar at its edge. Its spa and several of its elegant rooms have Lam Son Square views. And its eight dining and drinking venues include legendary bars like Martini Bar, home of CBS News Bureau in the 60s, and a rooftop bar which was the city’s highest point that decade, and a popular haunt of journalists. Since then, a Champagne Corner has been added downstairs, serving bubbles paired with oysters, caviar and truffles.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Right by Lam Son Square. Transfer time from Saigon Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

All with in-room thermostat control, LCD TV with local and International satellite channels, WiFi, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer, and bathrobe. Deluxe Rooms have full-height windows and city views with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Opera Rooms have full-height windows and views over the Opera House, Lam Son Square and other landmarks. Each room has 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Signature Rooms have a CD/DVD player, and use of the Signature Lounge† and exclusive Signature benefits††. Each room has 1 king-size or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Signature Premium Rooms have seating alcoves, full-height bay windows with city views, a CD/DVD player, and use of the Signature Lounge† and exclusive Signature benefits††. Each room has 1 oversized king-size or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Heritage Executive Suites are 67-87 sq m, have a living room, and use of the Signature Lounge† and exclusive Signature benefits††. Each suite has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Heritage Saigon Suites are 90 sq m, have views of the Opera House, and have an oversized bathroom, and use of the Signature Lounge† and exclusive Signature benefits††. Most also have a separate living room and kitchenette. Each suite has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Heritage Caravelle Suites are 104 sq m, have views of Dong Khoi Street, and have a separate living area, half-bathroom for guests, kitchenette, dining room, CD/DVD player, and use of the Signature Lounge† and exclusive Signature benefits††. Each suite has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Heritage Opera Suites are 136 sq m, have views of the Opera House and Dong Khoi Street, and have a private foyer, spacious living room, dining room, kitchenette, separate half-bathroom for guests, extra-large master bathroom, CD/DVD player, and use of the Signature Lounge† and exclusive Signature benefits††. Each suite has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Heritage Two Bedroom Suites have views of the Opera House and Dong Khoi Street, and have a separate entry hallway, 2 en-suite bathrooms, a CD/DVD player, and use of the Signature Lounge† and exclusive Signature benefits††. Each suite has 1 king-size or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Heritage Signature Suite is 180 sq m, and has a private outdoor terrace, separate living and dining areas, kitchenette, half-bathroom for guests, extra-large master bathroom with whirlpool bath and double vanities, CD/DVD player, and use of the Signature Lounge† and exclusive Signature benefits††.

†Signature Lounge includes complimentary buffet breakfast with eggs cooked to order, evening cocktails, canapés and dishes, and all-day refreshments (smart dress code in evenings, children must be accompanied).

††Signature Benefits include private check in/out, daily fresh fruits, daily English newspaper, complimentary PressReader access for international newspapers, late check out (subject to availability), and use of conference room (one hour per day).

4 restaurants including; Reflections Fine Dining (with dining events and 5 course menus, open for dinner), Café de l’Opera (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and High Tea), Tapas Corner (International tapas-style dining, open for lunch and dinner), and Nineteen (buffet including evening seafood buffet, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday Brunch). 4 bars including; Saigon Saigon Bar (rooftop cocktail bar, daytime pub menu, live evening entertainment), Champagne Corner (with oysters, caviar and homemade truffles), Martini Bar, and poolside bar. Outdoor swimming pool. Kara Spa*. 24-hour fitness centre. Club Vegas* (gaming tables and slots, 24-hour). Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour room service*. Concierge.

* Denotes local charge.

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Jan 18, 2020 karltoastmaster Melbourne, Australia

I was booked at the Caravelle for a corporate training conference. I found the hotel stay to be an exceptional experience. Not only did the training go well because of the excellent facilities but the personal experience was outstanding. The thing I found that made the stay so extraordinary was that the hotel focuses not only on the expected big… Read more
I was booked at the Caravelle for a corporate training conference. I found the hotel stay to be an exceptional experience. Not only did the training go well because of the excellent facilities but the personal experience was outstanding. The thing I found that made the stay so extraordinary was that the hotel focuses not only on the expected big things, but also on the small things that really make you take notice (branded glass water bottles; free filtered water in the corridor to top up bottles; coming in the second time at night to layout a goodnight mat with slippers and a turned down cover with a chocolate on it). The staff were extremely helpful and attentive, without being obtrusive. Staff were very friendly and always had a smile and hello when passing by. Can’t speak highly enough of the service the staff provided. The Caravelle will be the benchmark by which I will measure other hotels in the future. The word ‘exceptional’ goes hand-in-hand with the Caravelle. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Oasis in the centre of HCM

Jan 17, 2020 mganta979143

Excellent 5 star hotel, with faciliites and service on the highest level. Great loaction. Would stay there again. Would particulary recomend the signature package which entails some benefits, such as late check out and use of a signature lounge.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and clean!

Jan 16, 2020 ik19876666

Good location, service is great, the rooms are comfy and overall a pleasant stay especially for business trip. Highly recommend Caravelle as compared to other hotels which are more pricey but have the same things
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An oasis of calm

Jan 16, 2020 TonyCoco75 Longridge

What a great hotel, possibly my the best ever stayed in. As soon as you step in you straight away start to feel calm and relaxed due to the atmosphere of the hotel. Arrived early 9am after an overnight flight and they managed the check me in straight away. The room was great, views over Saigon Opera House. Breakfast was brilliant - huge… Read more
What a great hotel, possibly my the best ever stayed in. As soon as you step in you straight away start to feel calm and relaxed due to the atmosphere of the hotel. Arrived early 9am after an overnight flight and they managed the check me in straight away. The room was great, views over Saigon Opera House. Breakfast was brilliant - huge choice and very attentive staff. Nothing too much trouble. Housekeeping were very nice - turndown at night and a chocolate on the pillow. The pool area and gym is well equipped. The roof top Saigon Bar is good value at Happy Hour and has great views over Ho Chi Minh. Would recommend here anytime. I stayed for 4 days with work and it was GREAT!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Roof top bar

Jan 16, 2020 Dondoesfood Bath, United Kingdom

Great place to start your evening in the roof top bar. Good live music and great views in a location steeped in recent history. Plenty of good snacks and a good selection of cocktails, albeit expensive.