Hotel Majestic Saigon
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Well known hotel in Saigon, right on the river
Wake up early for breakfast buffett and taxi to the airport.
Along the way so a lot of wedding tents for the local people
The airline is Vietnam.Airline.It is one hour to Ho Cho Min.
The hotel is Hotel Majestic.It is 1925 and Art Deco in style.Swimming pool,golden faucets,foot stool.controls by the bed stand,antique style phone.
Vi bestemte oss for å se på noe religiøst også her i HCMC og da er det Jade Emperor Pagoda som er mest kjent. Denne pagoden ligger i District 3, litt utenfor området der vi bor. Etter frokost ble vi loset inn i en taxi av hotellets bellboy, og kjørt de få kilometerne til pagoden. Vel framme ville taxi-sjåføren vente på oss mens vi var inne, heller …
Kjapp avgang etter frokost for å rekke Reunification Palace/Independence Palace. Dette er det gamle presidentpalasset, bygget av franskmennene på 1800-tallet og gjenoppbygget på 1960-tallet for å stå i mot nye angrep på presidenten. I dag er det partiet som bruker bygget til de store hendelsene, mens vi turistene får komme inn og titte ellers. Vi …
Litt større forhold på hotellet her i Ho Chi Minh City enn i PP, vi spiste frokost på takterrassen i 5. og brukte litt tid på å finne ut av hvordan det fungerte. Vi er jo ikke vant til å bli vartet opp slik. Det er to kokker som står klare til å lage hva du måtte ønske av frokost-retter, det er bare å gå bort og si hva du ønsker. Det er også en …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Majestic Saigon Ho Chi Minh City
City centre location, only 20mins transfer, quality roof top terrace bar looking out across the bay
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Majestic Saigon Ho Chi Minh City
Classic colonial Hotel in perfect location
Ok place, but not cheap. The location is very good, right in old town Saigon in front of the river. The Hotel itself is a wonderful building from the colonial french times. Stay away from the rooms facing the river (-road), it's terribly loud. The pool is small but relaxing. The massage parlour is ok too. The tour desk is useful, they even speak japanese. Good restaurants are around, hotel breakfast is ok, but nothing special. Overall a good hotel, with clean and safe rooms, maybe a little bit overpriced for Viet Nam, but we will return next time.
Like most "colonial" hotels in Vietnam (that is hotels that were built by the French) this one has a lot of charm. But like all these hotels, it has also a new wing (in order to have more rooms), and in there, it is not what you expect. Although rooms in the new wings are perfect, they are *modern* and boring (i.e. the kind of thing you'd find in any Hilton).
We stayed at this hotel twice during our Vietnam tour. The first time our room was facing the road and rather loud, but the second time we were upgraded to the Executive floor, with a lovely quiet room overlooking the pool (which, by the way is finished now!).
at this glorious hotel! Recently rennovated, this hotel is the best HCMC has to offer. It's situated in the center of town -- on the river -- and within walking distance to most museums and places of note. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly, willing to make reservations, give travel tips, help make phone calls and arrange deliveries. Upon arrival, the hotel upgraded us to a two-room suite with a large bathtub for two at no extra charge. They also included a full buffet breakfast and tea (daily) in their garden cafe. Their roof top bar, with sweeping views of the river, is a much better place to relax with a drink at sunset than the much talked about Rex hotel. One minor setback -- while we were there (August 2005), the pool was being rennovated. They gave us passes to the Grand Hotel (across the street) so it wasn't too much of an inconvenience but it would have been great if the pool was finished.
For the cost - comparing other hotels in Vietnam - this is unbeatable value though it is not perfection. However the position and atmosphere cannot be faulted.
Great place in a great city
Stayed at the Majestic after backpacking much of north and coastal Vietnam and this place was heaven sent. Beautiful rooms, great location, fulfilling breakfast, lovely pool area, great views from the rooftop bar and an awesome bath.
I left my passport, tickets and cash in the lobby of the hotel and arrived at the airport without it all. I placed a call back to the hotel and they had not only found it, but already started arranging for a porter to bring it out to me at the airport. Amazing service and only cost me $5US for the taxi and I made my plane with an hour to spare!
Only thing I would change is the band at the rooftop bar, it's a beautiful place for pre or post dinner drinks, but the band was so loud that we left as no one could the other talk!
This is a splendid historical hotel in a wonderful location. We had a suite - an up grade as we had arrived at 9.00 am and our standard room was not ready. The bath room was nothing short of luxurious ( great bath robes too) and the dark wooden flooring exquisite. Oddly some of the other furniture was a bit clumsy and not in keeping with the hotel's character.
We spent 3 nights at the Majestic hotel in a deluxe room which over looked the river.
The room was lovely with wooden flooring and very large bathroom, dressing room and balcony.
The staff were fantastic, we arrived early in the morning and were checked straight into a room (even though check in is not until 2pm, we arrived at 8am) and were even given vouchers for breakfast free of charge.
The hotel was in a fantastic location and I would definately stay here again.