Caravelle Saigon 

Vintage icon in the city’s heart

This central hotel has diverse dining and is a great base for exploring Ho Chi Minh City.

The distinctive Caravelle Saigon, which opened in 1959, is right next to the city’s famous Opera House, built to stage theatre, music and dance shows. The hotel’s location makes it an excellent option for exploring Ho Chi Minh City, whose highlights include the City Hall and Ho Chi Minh City Museum. After a day of sightseeing, you can retreat to the hotel’s seventh floor, home to an indulgent city-view spa and a leafy poolside area with shaded daybeds.

Why we love Caravelle Saigon

  • It’s in a the heart of Saigon, next to the Opera House, and close to Notre Dame Cathedral and the Ben Thanh Market

  • The ground-floor Café de l’Opera has been a popular haunt since the hotel opened and has some of the best coffee in the city

  • There’s a wide range of treatments at Kara Spa, such as the comprehensive and thoroughly relaxing Serenity for Couples 

  • You can drink in the views of the sparkling cityscape at night from the rooftop bar, one of the oldest in Ho Chi Minh City

4.5 stars
Nov - Mar
16 hours (excluding stopover time)
Near the bank of the Saigon River, just 10 minutes’ walk from Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon
Approx. 30 minutes’ transfer from Ho Chi Minh City airport
City Hotel

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.



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There’s a great choice of food and drink here. Go for dinner at Reflections Restaurant where you can enjoy seasonal flavours like tempura soft shell crab and roast monkfish with dill and bacon crust. Tuck into breakfast at NINETEEN Buffet Restaurant plus lunch and dinner buffets with everything from roasts to ribs and sushi to salads. There’s a pool bar and a couple of places to choose from for snacks or an evening drink, and be sure to visit the Café de l’Opera on the ground floor, on the corner of historic Dong Khoi Street and Lam Son Square – this has been a popular haunt for travellers and locals alike since the hotel opened its doors back in 1959.

What's included

Breakfast at the main restaurant.

Interconnecting rooms are available.

Baby facilities are available on request.

Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar is accessed via a short staircase – people with restricted mobility may need assistance to enter.

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