Located right by the river is the historically popular hotel, Majestic Hotel Saigon. A hotel that my father remembers from his own teenage years in Ho Chi Minh and one that is loved by many tourists for its prime location in District 1.
We were greeted at the airport with a personal driver from the hotel, which was a lifesaver because none of us had coverage in Vietnam to call an Uber (thank you T-Mobile and AT&T). FYI: the airport wifi sucks.
The drive was less than 40 minutes, however traffic makes everything longer than it needs to be so be prepared. Once we got to the hotel, we had a quick and easy check-in process and were escorted to our one bedroom suite.
If you're wondering how 3 people slept on a king bed, we asked for a rollaway bed (for KSOLE), which fit snuggly into the living room. He didn't mind at all and we spent most of our days out and about anyways.
Majestic has 5 floors, in which the 5th hosts a daily (complimentary) breakfast (if you opt-in for this package). The extra money is worth it because it's a breakfast buffet and the food there is worth waking up for! I had the best traditional Vietnamese dishes, but they also offer American entrees as well. Take a walk up for a secluded rooftop patio and if you want a mini sanctuary, the hotel has a garden patio located on the 3rd floor. Every corner of this place was photogenic!
The area that the hotel is just 15 minutes away from popular spots such as the Ben Thanh Market and Viacom Mall. In addition, high end stores such as Gucci, YSL, and Louis Vuitton are just a 5-minute walk down the street. It was a very safe area and the hotel always checks on their guests whenever they enter and leave, to ensure safety and security.
We had a comfortable stay at Majestic Hotel Saigon and would highly recommend anyone visiting Ho Chi Minh to stay here.
Thank you so much to the hotel and staff for having us!
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