Duxton Hotel Saigon
Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
Today we met Duc who is going to look after us for the next two days, a very nice young man who is keen to show us a good time. We start with a walking tour of the old and new cities. The contrasting architecture is really interesting, we passed the Ben Tanh markets and took a photo of the Ho Chi Min Statue, passing many landmark buildings along …
The only time we got up to do early morning exercises, and they didn't do it, transferred to Duxton Hotel centre of city. Decided to go sightseeing and shopping, Mick had quite a nasty fall in a department store, surprising he didn't break anything, but didn't get off that lightly, blood spurting out of a deep gash on his leg, so many people came …
0940 hours: Left Coolamon, after packing the car with 2 suit case, dilly bags and spare clothe for an overnight stay in Sydney. Sandra had packed enough stuff to cloth us for a month and included band aids, aspirin, nail files and, after feeling the weight of the bags, she had also managed to squeeze in the kitchen sink. She had …
We had a bit of a sleep in then breakfast at the hotel before packing and checking out. Took airport transfer to the very old Ho Chi Minh City airport.
After waiting for our flight to appear on the screen without success we decided to head down to the Vietnam Airlines check in area and checked in. After a couple of gate changes we finally …
After breakfast at the hotel we walked to the War Remnants Museum. There were various displays on the Vietnam War including graphic pictures of victims of mines and deformed people attributed to agent orange use in the war. Outside there were planes, helicopters, tanks and various other weaponry. As with most places in Vietnam, the commentary was …
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nice people that couldn't do enough for you. The language barrier was a problem but staff at the Duxton Hotel always found someone to solve the problem. They told us what to see, where to stay away from and how much it will cost. They organized travel, food, drink and points of interest. Ho Chi Min City is a very large city and I thank the staff for all their help. Thank you Gordon and Sandra
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Enjoyed our stay
The location of the hotel is close to the shops, restuarants and markets. The food is good but expensive and the service friendly.
The only area that was dissapponting is that the pool is small, shady and cold.
My colleague and I stayed here for nearly a month last year while on assignment. Couldn't have found a nicer, more professional staff. We were able to negotiate lower rates by calling the hotel directly and speaking to the manager since we stayed for an extended period. The free breakfast every morning was lovely. A great buffet of fresh fruits and Western-friendly staples like bacon, sausage and scrambled eggs in addition to traditional fare like Chao (rice porridge) and various soups from pho to Mi Quang.
The location is great! It's within walking distance to many eating places (must try Pho24 that is right beside the hotel!), shopping centre and several places of interest including the Ben Thanh Market. The room is big and nice, and staff are friendly too. The quality of breakfast could be better, but overall it's fine.
Very Good Hotel
This is a very good hotel by Asia standards, but there is a lot of building work going on directly opposite the front of the hotel, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. At this rate it will probably be finished in a couple of months.
My wife and I stayed at the Duxton for 2 nights in February during a lengthy SE Asia trip. The hotel is a typical plain business hotel that was just fine, particularly given the rate we got (<$100) and the fact that other hotels in HCMC wanted well over $250 per night. It is luxurious only in the way that Holiday Inn is luxurious...if you want luxury, look elsewhere. We only ate breakfast at the hotel and the buffet was fair, nothing too special, but it gave us a good start for the day.
Excellent Hotel to relax
We stayed overnight at the Duxton Hotel after a 7hr bus-trip from Phnom Penh and it was such a relief to find a quiet & relaxing place as the Duxton. The staff are highly professional - our porter kindly explained all the features of the room, attentive service which was not found in any other hotel during our 3 week stay in Vietnam. The room was a good size with large windows overlooking the city. It was very clean & modern yet with a hint of Asian. There was cable TV & mini-fridge as can be expected. Breakfast was buffet-style & quite delicious. My husband was not well during this time & the Duxton kindly allowed us a late checkout at 2pm at no extra cost. Overall the Duxton was an excellent place to stay at, although it was a bit expensive at $88US for Vietnam standards.
Peace amongst the madness
This was a reasonably priced hotel (we paid US$80 per night on the internet which included breakfast) in the hub of Saigon, the staff were exemplary, food excellent and the room spotless. We would have no hesitation in staying here again.
Great hotel with an excellent location
Staying at the Duxton made our trip to Ho Chi Minh City great. The hotel is luxurious and pleasant; the staff is friendly and helpful in all aspects.
The hotel is situated well - close to many of the city's attractions.
Spacious rooms with nice furniture and comfortable beds. A tasty breakfast buffet with Western as well as Vietnamese dishes was complementary.
The pool and gym are very small but better than nothing.
Excellent value for money.
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We found the Duxton Hotel just great. Excellent rooms, service, food and the staff very helpful. Very good position and just around the corner is Anthony's Beauty Salon where manicures and pedicures are available for less then US$2.00 ea!!
Would definitely return to the Duxton if we returned to Saigon.
Very clean and comfortable hotel, right next to the Saigon river. The room was large with good air conditioning, tea/coffee and good mini bar. The food was brilliant, good choice of breakfast, served very professionally by very friendly staff. A great location to base a holiday Chu Chi tunnels are the highlight but everyone must try the tricycle ride around the city, 5 dollars an hour is great value.
The pool is very small and in the shade from 2pm, it only has 3 loungers but no one else seemed to use the area.
A very nice stay and would recommend.