What We Love
- Floor-to-ceiling windows and lantern-style lamps bathe rooms and suites in natural lighting
- Seven live-show kitchens spice up buffet fare at Market 39
- Large outdoor infinity-edge swimming pool
What To Know
- WiFi and airport shuttle transfers are extra
- Free self-parking
- The hotel is close to an array of attractions in Ho Chi Minh City
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Smack in the heart of Hoh Chi Minh City, the 305-room InterContinental offers easy access to the spoils of Old World Saigon. Rooms and suites have a minimalist Asian flavor with the usual luxury trimmings you’ve come to expect from a five-star property—flat panel LCD, iPod docking station and rainfall showerhead. Of the three restaurants, Yu Chu is a standout with Cantonese and Peking fare, including hand-pulled noodles and dim sum. Even buffet venue Market 39 is a departure from the ordinary, with seven interactive kitchens and locally sourced International fare. Visit the onsite spa for a signature massage, and don’t skip the rooftop pool, with its marvelous glass walls and infinity-edge.
In the Area
The centrally located InterContinental gives easy access to an array of attractions in Ho Chi Minh City. Close to the hotel, neo-Romanesque Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica is an iconic photo-op, with ample shops and retailers at nearby Diamond Plaza. Grab the family and cool off at Dam Sen Water Park, which offers pools, slides and a lazy river; or visit the venerable Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden, among the oldest zoos in the world and home to a variety of animals and plant life. And for a prime example of the city’s French-colonial architecture—and a memorable show—hit up the Saigon Opera House in season.
How to Get There
Loved my quick visit. Stunning hotel with large suites. I was out most of the time but it was great to come back to my huge suite on the top floor with sweeping views over Saigon. Amazing breakfast with a huge variety to choose from. Staff was friendly and helpful as to be expected. I did visit their Italian restaurant and it turned out to be a fantastic long lunch with close friends. Loved it!
We arrived at 9pm to find our suite was not ready. They put us in a smaller family room, but in the morning, they informed us they were still charging me for the suite.
No amount of arguing would convince the hotel manager that they could not charge me for a room they did not provide.
There seems to be a general culture here that the corporate bottom line is more important than the customer. I expect better service from an upscale hotel.
It's very convenient to visit the Centre of Saigon from here, as well as some nice running route which I loved.
There are actually two blocks tjat you should find Starbucks coffee and some shopping places next door.
Service is good enough for your stay and business activities as well.