Hotel Des Arts Saigon Mgallery Collection
What We Love
- The rooftop pool bar lets you savor the sights and sounds of Saigon the right way: in the water, with a cocktail in hand
- Dine at the all-day restaurant that serves Vietnamese specialties
- Splurge on a treatment at the spa
What To Know
- Opened in August 2015
- Central location just outside District 1
- Free WiFi
- The buzzy restaurant and bar is on the 23rd floor
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Just outside District 1, Ho Chi Minh City’s central hub, the Hotel des Arts is a stylish newcomer to the city’s luxe hotel scene. The beautiful lobby features birdcage chandeliers, mammoth floor-to-ceiling windows and a soothing cream and jade color scheme. Fuel up for a day of exploring at the breakfast buffet in the Saigon Kitchen, an all-day restaurant that serves Vietnamese specialties. In the afternoon head back to your sleek white guestroom, decked out with dark furnishings and parquet floors. The chunky windows and plentiful mirrors spread the natural light around. Cool off with a dip in the rooftop pool, or splurge on a treatment at the spa, before dinner on the 23rd floor at the Social Club, the hotel’s buzzy restaurant and bar.
In the Area
Two things dominate Ho Chi Minh City: delicious food and motorbikes (it’s estimated that some 6 million scooters cruise the city). Experience both on a Back of the Bike Street Food Tour. Young, talkative locals (who speak excellent English) will strap you to the back of their bikes — which are bright red, so other drivers are sure to see you — and zip through the sea of motorbikes to find some of the city’s best street food (Vietnamese pancakes, grilled pork skewers and crab soup are all on offer). Countless tailors in the city custom-make clothes in just a couple of days; H&D Tailor is reliable for suits and shirts, while Phi Phi is a good bet for dresses. After that, get pampered at My Spa; it’s well known for soothing hot stone massages and attentive service (at bargain basement prices).
How to Get There
I go on a regular time at the restaurant M-Gallery (Hotel des Arts) and it's always a great time. The view from the 23rd floor is amazing, the ambiance of the restaurant is unique thanks to a really nice decoration - warm and elegant - and a soft ligthing. The staff is so professional and gentle that you could forgive any mistake that NEVER happens.
Finally the food is always delicious. The chef is a real talent.
You should also try at least one time the brunch on Sunday. It's the most fantastic buffet that I have ever seen and the ambiance is always there. Book a couple of days in advance as it's often fully booked.
The cherry on the cake is the Social Club which is the best roof top in the city just one floor over the restaurant. View, coktails and always a good music enjoying a lot of people.
Great property in the middle of everything you need . Hotel staff goes above and beyond to please, really fun restaurant and roof top bar. Enjoyed a night cap on the roof top bar where taking photos of the Saigon city scape is a must. Amazing infinity pool at the roof top.
Had a really nice stay for the last night of my three week solo trip in SE Asia. Everything was very fancy and the breakfast buffet was impressive. This place is the type of hotel that folds the end of the toilet paper into roses- so know you’re getting into that. The gym was really nice and the rooftop bar happy hour was affordable. I would stay again!