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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Jul 17, 2019 Dan K

This is not a 5 star hotel, the first sign should have been the complimentary ear plugs provided on the nightstand. If your neighbor is any louder then a mouse you will hear them, if they come in late at night you will be woken up even if they are not being abnormally noisy. Despite being a new newly renovated room there was absolutely zero… Read more
This is not a 5 star hotel, the first sign should have been the complimentary ear plugs provided on the nightstand. If your neighbor is any louder then a mouse you will hear them, if they come in late at night you will be woken up even if they are not being abnormally noisy. Despite being a new newly renovated room there was absolutely zero soundproofing. The rooms are also quite small with no full length mirrors and no tubs in the bathrooms. The location of the hotel is fantastic and being beside the opera house was a treat. The gym and pool facilities were excellent and the bar/restaurant staff were quite attentive. This hotel would be good value if it was listed and sold as a 4 star hotel, but as a 5 star hotel it does not pass muster. Read less
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Jul 10, 2019 dawny49 Wrexham County, United Kingdom

Great stay at a beautiful and well managed hotel in super location. Staff were superb and welcoming. Every need and request was promptly and effectively done. Currently undergoing some renovation. Stay in suite or Opera room. Great rooftop bar and band . You can hear a lot of street noise with traffic and jamborees but that adds to the ambience… Read more
Great stay at a beautiful and well managed hotel in super location. Staff were superb and welcoming. Every need and request was promptly and effectively done. Currently undergoing some renovation. Stay in suite or Opera room. Great rooftop bar and band . You can hear a lot of street noise with traffic and jamborees but that adds to the ambience of the hotel and location. The staff are fantastic . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Welcoming staff and great rooftop bar

Jun 24, 2019 RobG448 Cotgrave, United Kingdom

Spent a delightful couple of hours at The Caravelle this evening. Initially called in to check out the pool and we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff in the reception area. Pool is great but we were then advised by the delightful and helpful Concierge that the hotel had a rooftop bar that we may like to try. We did indeed try it and… Read more
Spent a delightful couple of hours at The Caravelle this evening. Initially called in to check out the pool and we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff in the reception area. Pool is great but we were then advised by the delightful and helpful Concierge that the hotel had a rooftop bar that we may like to try. We did indeed try it and wow, what a view. They serve good beer and excellent cocktails. Happy Hour 5-7. Great experience. Will be back again tomorrow. Read less
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Jun 24, 2019 Matthews735 Sydney, Australia

I would stay again once work complete as this was supposed to be a restful stay I have to make the review not so good unfortunately. The staff are lovely and the breakfasts excellent. Its unfortunate this happened to me as I was looking forward to my stay at the Caravelle after 7 weeks in Europe. I would stay again but only when the work is… Read more
I would stay again once work complete as this was supposed to be a restful stay I have to make the review not so good unfortunately. The staff are lovely and the breakfasts excellent. Its unfortunate this happened to me as I was looking forward to my stay at the Caravelle after 7 weeks in Europe. I would stay again but only when the work is complete. I will be letting Flight Centre know as they should be careful when recommending your hotel to other customers. Read less
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Jun 20, 2019 rdouglasp Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

The traditional, luxury experience in old Saigon. You will be pleased to have chosen this historic landmark hotel and its location. Every detail has been considered from check in to check out to include the minor details and the courteous staff..I truly enjoyed my stay!