Caravelle Hotel, Saigon, Vietnam
Originally opened on Christmas Eve 1959, The Caravelle was then and is still now, one of the premier hotels in the city. While the Caravelle played its part in Vietnam's war history and is still very atmospheric, after a complete overhaul in 1998, the only reminders of that time are pictures that decorate the hotel interior. The renovation included the addition of a new 24 storey tower and the hotel now has 335 elegant guest rooms, an outdoor free form swimming pool and all the facilities you would expect from a modern hotel. Overlooking the historical Opera House and Lam Son Square on Dong Khoi Street, which is the heart of Saigon's shopping and nightlife area it also has one of the best locations in the city. There are two restaurants offering contemporary fine dining, as well as the iconic Saigon-Saigon Sky Bar, with views overlooking the fast changing city skyline.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Go underground into Cu Chi’s hidden network of Viet Cong tunnels, bunkers and field hospitals. Dug during the French-Indochina wars, they were expanded during later conflicts and proved to be a constant thorn in the side of the Saigon regime.
Visit what were some of the most important places in Saigon during the Vietnam War.
This is a fun and authentic way of discovering Saigon, and although you will have your own driver, we ask that you are confident at riding pillion on a Vespa scooter.
This half-day tour will take in the main sites of Saigon including Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Reunification Palace and the Museum of War Remnants.
This tour of Saigon’s alleys will give you an authentic insight into the daily lives of those that reside and work in this particular district of the city. It finishes at a previously covert location that was used during the war to store weapons.