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
Great hotel in a good location for us to easily walk to Museum, shopping and dining. Concierge staff were great and made an booking the boat tour up to visit the tunnels very easy at the last minute. Minor issue with the original booking was dealt with by reception staff with minimum of fuss. Dinner at onsite Italian restaurant was very nice as was breakfast next door at the Intercontinental. We had a flight late in the day and the ability to use bathroom facilities still after check out was handy.
I’ve stayed at the Intercontinental Asiana Saigon many times. I’m sure most people would love the Intercontinental Residences. I prefer the other side of this hotel. Don’t, get me wrong, the room is nice and spacious. Quite large, really. It’s two full rooms and a spacious bathroom. The washer/dryer was convenient.
It just felt too industrial to me. It felt like an apartment (which is the goal, I presume). So for me, it just was lacking that cozy hotel room feel.
The living room rug was pretty worn down.
I didn’t get the same cleaning services as the Asiana Saigon side. Ex. Organising your toiletries on the counter.
I did not use the pool but it looked very nice. The gym was a good size (comparable to Asiana Saigon).
The customer service was from the front desk was excellent.
Overall, it was a nice stay. I just prefer the other side of this hotel.
We stayed at intercon residence for 3 nights and it was everything we expected and more.
The trick of the place is location location location. Conveniently placed in the heart of the city, close enough to all the key landmark sights, this is the perfect place if u have a short stay in HCM.
The rooms were huge, well lit and comfortable. The pool is perfect for a morning swim and the gym is very well equipped. There are loads of restaurant options as well. The only thing missing is a rooftop bar, but there are enough popular ones in the vicinity so you don't really miss anything.There is a mini mall on the ground floor for the regular stuff, a shopping area nearby and loads of good massage parlours and bars in the vicinity.
The staff of the hotel is super accommodating, friendly and helpful. They went out of the way to meet all our requests and also helped arrange a great day trip to cu chi tunnels.
Would definitely recommend this hotel. It's on the pricier side for HCM but totally worth it.