New World Saigon Hotel
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Woke up pretty late in the excellent Avalon hotel, had nice breakfast and went to pick up laundry at about 9.30. Back to hotel – packed up – checked out and met up with Michiko again for a three hour tuk tuk trip round some of the sites. Went to see the Wat Suisaket – a very old Wat – the Haw Pha Kaew – a Wat converted …
But the traffic is a nightmare! Got here yesterday and went off on a short city tour, lunch, dropped off the luggage and went off to the CU Chi tunnels. This is really something you must see if ever you get here, it is really disgusting that we still have wars. We were shown a short documentary film and then we walked through a really good exhibit …
Happy Chinese New Year! Ho Chi Minh City was crazy during the TET holiday and the days leading up to it. Le Loi at night had the center lanes blocked off for pedestrians only. Christmas lights were drapped across the street creating a canopy effect; it was really beautiful. The parks were packed with people. The flower market across from New World …
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My experience at The New World Hotel exceeded my expectations. It was extremely clean and provided many more amenities than I would've thought (including driving range, tennis court, etc.). The rooms were fine and include twice daily maid service. It wasn't opulent by any means, and not worthy of a 5* rating, but definitely falls within the 4* boundary. The hotel is also in a great location.
My wife and I stayed here for two nights before heading to Angkor Wat. Solid western type hotel. Rooms were nice as was the lobby and the bar. We did not eat in the hotel, mainly because we wanted to sample the local fare.
I got a good corporate rate on the executive floor on a suite allowing my family of four to stay with 2 extra beds and a king size bed.
New World Hotel Saigon played a significant part in my first trip to Ho Chi Minh City. Having booked one of the deluxe rooms in their Executive Floors, I had high expectations in terms of services and facilities. I was not disappointed.
Nice place to stay
The New World Hotel is a very nice hotel close to one of the biggest markets of HCMC. The staff of the hotel is very friendly, the rooms are very spacious and clean, great breakfast with lots to choose from.
All other major hotels are situated close to City Hall (such as Caravelle, Rex, Sheraton, Continental), but we liked the surroundings of the New World Hotel quite a lot. And most often you grab a cab anyway.
The park opposite the Hotel is a nice spot for early risers as you can observe the Vietnamese doing their morning sports - really interesting.
I can recommend the Hotel and we would defintely return.
I went and stayed at the New World Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city Dec-Jan 2005. The hotel had a nice restaurant that served great buffets for breakfast. The lobby was nicely decorated and the rooms were emaculate. Most of the workers were friendly and delightful.
Stayed at the New World for a couple of nights this January. Several airline flight crews seem to stay here. Lobby is very nice and the people working here seemed to have that "I'd like to help you" attitude. Room was a good size with lots of light from the big windows. 4 bottles of water provided free each day as the tap water is not potable - and a sign above the bath sink says so. ATM machine in lobby is a good place to get "Dong". Get a lot as 15,000 Dong equal a $1.00 US. I notice the locals will take US or Dong but I think the Dong goes further. Good location of the hotel as it is just a few blocks from the Ben Thay Market. Had the hotel breakfast buffet which we really enjoyed. Cost about $10 or $11 US which is pretty expensive in Vietnam but lots of food choices, a good table by the window to watch the locals in front of the park, and a pleasant morning. At $92 US per night I think this hotel is a good value. I'm told for approximately $25 more per night you can upgrade to the executive floor which includes free breakfast, free afternoon drinks and snacks, and free internet access. Hmmm, maybe next time. BTW, we checked out the Rex Hotel (bar) and the Caravelle. Those seem like nice places but of these I think the New World looks like the pick of these. Safe travels, Randy
The first stop on a 17 day tour of Vietnam was the New World Hotel. It was a welcome sight after having read numerous guide books. We found that the typical guide books painted Vietnam as truly a third world country, and not worthy of a visit. What a difference we found upon arrival. From the sleek, marble lobby, with high ceilings, to the spacious rooms, and the restaurant overlooking the park, we couldn't have a better setting. While the downtown hotels, overlooking city hall, including the Caravelle, and the Rex have a great location, the overall ambience of the New World was terrific. Although the hotel is primarily a business hotel, with plenty of Chinese and Japanese tourists, Americans would be most welcome there. The Friday night seafood buffet even has "live shrimp" in a tank, caught, and cooked in front on you.