Majestic Hotel, Saigon, Vietnam
Originally built in 1925, the Hotel Majestic overlooks the Saigon river from its fantastic, central location on Dong Khoi Street. As one of the city's older hotels it reflects the tumultuous history of Vietnam playing its part in both World War II, when invaded by Japan and the Vietnam War when it was frequented by foreign correspondents and espionage agents.
Although the hotel has gone through several reincarnations over the years it still retains its original French Colonial architecture offering you the opportunity to relax amid the classical art decor splendour of colonial yester-year. The 175 traditional rooms are spacious with grand bathrooms, high ceilings and the solid European style furniture all of which add to the hotel's colonial flair. The hotel has several restaurants and bars dotted throughout the hotel and a pleasant swimming pool in a central courtyard.
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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.