I must admit that after staying at a few hotels in Saigon, Vietnam, I thought I already had discovered the best hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. However, as my tour of the city and its hotels continued, I was forced to reconsider my rankings. The important moment when this all came to light was when I stayed at Le Meridian hotel.
The main entrance and lobby of the property are quite unassuming, but once you dig a little deeper you’ll learn that this property is a high-end hotel powerhouse. First of all, the hotel is located very centrally along the river in the center of Ho Chi Minh. From here, the rest of the city is incredibly easy to explore, plus you have the relaxing ambiance of the river just across the street.
For my stay, I was able to secure a very large corner suite with Le Meridien Club Lounge access. When entering the suite, you’ll immediately see a large sofa in the living room. The property features a mix of colored accents and modern artwork throughout. I was very happy to see a glorious welcome gift spread, which included a bottle of wine, two eclairs and a box of even more desserts. What a lovely way to start my stay! Moving further into the suite you’ll enter the bedroom which is on the corner of the building. From this room, you can observe 2 different views. Truly a lovely!
The bathroom is glorious in its own right. There is a large closet with plenty of storage room, a glass shower stall and a beautiful bathtub with a window for the beautiful river view. This suite had it all. Not to mention the bed was extremely comfortable.
After exploring the suite, it was time to see what the rest of the property had to offer. This is when I used my time to go up to the 22nd floor and take a look at the club lounge. The lounge is the biggest that I’ve seen in Ho Chi Minh! There was a large selection of food and beverages. The lounge played a pivotal role in pushing this hotel into the top spot! This is because this club lounge far exceeded its competitors. Of course the lounge offers breakfast, afternoon tea and evening beverages and hors d’oeuvres. This lounge goes a step above and beyond the others, with its vast amount of alcohol and food selection. These are not just hors d’oeuvres, you can easily have a full meal in the evening and enjoy a view of the city.
Moving down a few floors, you will find the spa and fitness center alongside the pool. The pool is open-air on one side which makes for a calm atmosphere. The gym is of course very grand and has great equipment. The changing rooms bring the expected quality that you’d expect from such a property, offering a large steam room as well as a sauna. The staff were very helpful during my visits.
The food was great at breakfast, whether it was in their Latest Recipe restaurant or in the club lounge. Be sure to read my full review of the Latest Recipe restaurant in a separate article! Both locations had a large variety as I’ve come to expect from this great property.
To be honest, I was very happy to leave the smaller boutique hotels for the lovely Le Meridien Saigon. This property has it all, and then some more! They exceeded all my expectations in all areas. I stayed for multiple nights and it was definitely my favorite overall stay in Saigon. If you’re simply looking for fantastic service, great food, wonderful location and comfortable rooms then there is no better place to stay than Le Meridian hotel in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam!
3C Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, VN-SG
Phone: +84 08 6263 6688