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
- 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
Due to our busy sightseeing, we spent very little time in our room but when we did we could find no fault with it. Everything about it was excellent and it was well laid out. The hotel was spotless, clearly well maintained and very comfortable. The hotel's location is perfect for the usual tourist destinations and we wished we had more time to explore on foot. We ate in the restaurant, Saigon Kitchen. There was a good choice of different styles of food, usually Vietnamese, of course, but with a taste of French and some Spanish thrown into the mix. Service was excellent, most staff speaking English fluently.
I’ve stayed at 5 different Saigon hotels over the years. Just stayed here for the second time in three years. I strayed but I’m more than happy I returned. The property is in mint condition and it’s obvious that great care goes into ensuring it looks as new and beautiful as the day it opened. The location is great as it’s within waking distance to most things including great restaurants, Dong Khoi, Ben Thanh Market, Notre Dame, etc. Rooms are spacious, spotless, comfortable and quiet. Rooftop bar provides a nice daytime oasis with great views and a cool liveliness at night.
I have Club Lounge privileges and highly recommend. The staff there are beyond amazing; perhaps the best I’ve encountered in all my travels. I don't say that lightly as I'm quite discerning and travel quite a bit. I must mention Thao who was so gracious in providing information, ideas and perspective about Saigon and TET. She’s a rock star. Thuy was amazing in helping me with some airline issues while Anh ensured my overall stay was the best it could be. Also must mention Nhi who is so kind and made sure my plate and glass were never empty and did some translation for me. If you go to the bar be sure to chat with Thien as he’s a lot of fun. Without question I will be back.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay of 3 nights. The hotel is bright, clean, well appointed with an easy feel. The staff were superb.
The breakfasts offer an amazing selection and our Tet or New Year’s Eve dinner on the 23rd floor was first class.
It was great to be able to relax with a swim in the roof top pool after a day touring the city in extreme heat.
The mango based energy drink is not to be missed.
We stayed at Hotel Des Arts Saigon for 3 nights to celebrate my wife's Birthday in January 2019. The Hotel was thoughtful to send a questionnaire about our trip before hand, and surprised us with a yummy Birthday cake during our stay. The rooms, breakfast area, pool and lobby were impeccable. We also interacted with the concierge for a small-group tour to Mekong Delta, and the service was excellent. Hotel is within walking distance of key attractions, and the staff could not be friendlier. Our son also enjoyed the trip and hotel very much. We had a fantastic stay!
We spent 3 nights at The Hotel des Arts with my wife and it was just simply amazing.
The location and place is gorgeous and well decorated , in the heart of District 1.. Beautiful hotel from the outside and even better from the inside, charming with great lightings and cosy hotel combined with high quality service from all the staff. We often went to the Social Club, and could've seen stunning view from the rooftop.
We will definitely come back if we have the change to come back in this beautiful country again someday.