I thoroughly enjoyed my four-night stay at Caravelle Saigon. From the hotel pick-up at the airport, which was extremely convenience, to the check-in and check-out process; everything went smooth.
I was on the executive level and the convenience of the lounge was worth the upgrade. The hallways are a bit tired, but my room was spotless and everything was in order. The pillow menu was a big plus for me, as most hotels don't offer an option.
Decent hotel. Checkin was easy staff was nice and speak sufficient amount of english. While in Vietnam this is crucial so you can ask directly for suggestions and taxis. Breakfast is decent to get your day started.
This is overall a business hotel.
I stayed for several nights at this hotel and would come back again. Very clean room with free wifi and the staff were always courteous and very helpful. The breakfast buffet offered a wide varieties of food, the quality of which was more than decent. The location is good, very quiet street and yet near the center of activities. Plenty of restaurants and shops around.
The hotel was ok. Room was tired, carpet patched in a few places and in desperate need of replacing. Their Internet was unstable and mostly unusable. It looked to me like their gateway kept going offline and possibly rebooting, every 5 minutes or so. Their DHCP server also tended to take upwards of 5 minutes to issue an address. I complained at the front desk and they were willing to send someone to my room to show me how to use my phone. The service was consistently bad during my whole stay. Other than that everything was pretty average. The doorman was very friendly. Since breakfast wasn't included, I never tried the restaurant in the hotel. Around the hotel are mostly high-end restaurants. If you want something more authentic, you need to go for a bit of a hike. Some of the major museums and attractions are within walking distance.
The upscale, commercial heart of the city, Dong Khoi is one of the most famous streets in the city. Along with high end boutiques and restaurants, wonderful specimens of French Colonial architecture are to be found on it. After visiting the Opera house, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office, which was designed by Gustav Eiffel, experience Vietnamese café culture at trendy Café L'usine.