Small stories of great hotels

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Small stories of great hotels

The largest hotels in Saigon could alone tell the story of the city. The Continental, the Caravelle, and the Majestic still bear witness today.

The finest hotels in the city are a living reminder of the captivating past of the formerly colonial Saigon. On Lam Son Square, the Hotel Continental, built in 1880, still embodies the French style. Stopping in to take tea in the plush lounges is a wonderful experience for a glimpse of the refined art-de-vivre that diplomats and the cream of colonial society valued so much.

On the other side of the square, another venerable institution faces the Continental. During the Vietnam War, the Caravelle, was the headquarters of the Associated Press. On the top floor, the current Saigon Saigon Bar was the office for many correspondents and journalists, and remains one of the best places to enjoy the sunset over the city.

Further along on the banks of the river, another historic palace retains an unaltered allure. Built on the model of the hotels of the Cote d'Azur in France, the Majestic, overlooking the Saigon River, offers a break of incomparable charm.

Hotel Continental Saigon
132-134 Dong Khoi
District 1
70000 Ho Chi Minh-Ville

+84 (0)8 38 29 92 01

www.continentalsaigon.com

Caravelle Saigon
19-23 Lam Son Square
District 1
70000 Ho Chi Minh-Ville

+84 (0)8 38 23 49 99

www.caravellehotel.com

Hotel Majestic
1 Dong Khoi
District 1
70000 Ho Chi Minh-Ville

+84 (0)8 38 29 55 17

www.majesticsaigon.com