Grand older styled hotel with very friendly, helpful,. well trained English speaking staff.
Spacious rooms, with nice view over the square, everything working but lighting control box difficult to see in the dark & controlled from one side of the bed, furnishings could do with an update.
Hotel is very well positioned opposite Opera House, high quality shopping centres, and restaurants & small shops in near by streets. Nice gym & pool.
Only disappointment was the poor quality food & limited menu in the new Tapis bar
I had to make a quick business trip to Saigon and found the Rex to be perfect. All amenities were clean and easily accessible. The hotel is centrally located so my clients had no trouble finding me. The rooms were very comfortable and i got a lot of work done there. Beds and linens were very comfortable and I slept well.
There is construction going on for the new subway system so it can be a little noisy when you are outside or in the lobby but I had no problems inside my room. The wifi is a little spotty at times but no worse than in other hotels I have stayed in the city.
The only true complaint I have is with the room service menu. I wish it had more selections. I was up late a lot and wished they just had a good soup but it is a lot of heavy food which surprised me. On the upside, the french fries are fantastic!
Good hotel in a great location. Close to the to attractions and restaurants, walking distance to the Vincom Shpping Center which he a grocery store, and next door to an ANZ atm. Staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast and afternoon tea were great. The only reason the hotel didn't get a 5 was the "gym." 1 treadmill, 1 bike and a universal...opted to run along the river.
We stayed for 3 nights here, and thought it was perfect for what we wanted. Would recommend spending the extra bit for the larger room, as even with that, it's not huge. pretty easy walking distance from everything you are likely to want to see, good value all round. Good breakfast buffet too!
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.