This was my second trip to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, and this time I tried out the Eastin Grand Saigon hotel. Coming from the airport, the hotel is about halfway to the city center, which makes it very convenient after your flight. Around the hotel, you’ll find lots of restaurants to explore which I found enjoyable. This was my first Eastin hotel visit and I was excited for the new experience!
I arrived at the front desk reception counter, but was quickly moved to the executive lounge for my VIP check-in. In the executive lounge, I was served a welcome drink and cold towel. The executive lounge design appeared to be quite modern and I was excited to spend my days in this beautiful environment!
After a smooth check-in process, I went up to the top floor of the property to explore my room. My seventh floor room had a fairly nice view of the surrounding city. The room held a business style, which was clean and professional. There was a large desk near the window, which was superb for taking care of business! Bedside power outlets made sure my phone was happy. The bathroom had a shower stall but no bathtub. I liked that during the turn-down service in the evening they left chocolates.
On the third floor, you’ll find the Eastin Grand Saigon’s rooftop pool and gym. Throughout my stay, the pool seemed to be a popular place to relax. It was very quiet and tranquil. The gym overlooked the pool and had lots of equipment. I was sure to work out every day and never had any trouble finding an open piece of equipment. I enjoyed the quality of the Technogym equipment.
After a workout, I headed down for afternoon tea in the executive lounge. The executive lounge is on the ground floor of the Eastin Grand Saigon and had many comfortable places to sit. It was sectioned off so even if there were many people, it never felt very crowded. The afternoon tea occurs every day from 2:30pm to 4pm, offering cakes, tea, coffee and fruit.
In the evening is when the party really started in the executive lounge. The Eastin Grand Saigon’s selection of food was magnificent. Lots and lots of food, which easily was enough for a dinner. The alcoholic beverage selection was somewhat limited but still sufficient.
During breakfast, the executive lounge offered both an à la carte menu as well as a buffet. I was a fan of their eggs benedict served on toast.
The Eastin Grand Saigon has a few food and beverage outlets to take note of. The first would be there Mot Hai Bar, located on the ground floor. I commend the staff for the lovely drinks! They also have the Tung Garden Chinese restaurant on the first floor which I have enjoyed a meal and written about in a separate article.
In conclusion, my first stay in an Eastin branded hotel was positive! I noticed a few hiccups along the way but overall I was satisfied with the service and amenities. Depending on your plans in Ho Chi Minh, the hotel can be very conveniently located. Ultimately, I can recommend the Eastin Grand hotel in Saigon, Vietnam.
253 Nguyen Van Troi Street, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Phone: +84 28 3844 9222