Sofitel Saigon Plaza
What We Love
- Michelin-starred L’Olivier serves French fare in a classic brasserie-style setting
- Personalize your sleep with the hotel’s pillow menu
- Rendez-Vous spa only uses 100 percent natural treatment products
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Located in the business district but easy access to shopping and dining
- Parking is limited; it’s best to reserve in advance
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
At the core of Ho Chi Minh’s business district on historic Le Duan Boulevard, the Sofitel blends très élégant Old World styling with Vietnamese hospitality and easy access to the area’s shopping, dining and nightlife. Rooms are clad in contemporary Southeast Asian décor, relying on a muted gray palette with splashes of tangerine and orchid. Two restaurants offer a choice of international fare, with brasserie L’Olivier serving up Provençal cuisine under the direction of Chef Sakal Phoeung. The full-service Rendez-Vous Natural Spa has a range of massage and body treatments, as well as a well-stocked fitness center, and the rooftop pool is an oasis overlooking the city.
In the Area
The Sofitel’s Le Duan District locale puts you in a prime spot for shopping, with Diamond Plaza and colorful Dong Khoi situated less than a half-mile away. Visit the Saigon Opera House in season for an unforgettable show, or visit Ho Chi Minh Museum or the Fine Arts Museum to browse prominent works of art from throughout the region’s history. Your concierge can also point you in the right direction for a self-guided walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City, including photo-worthy stops at Chinatown and the Reunification Palace.
How to Get There
Centrally located to many of the tourist sites you will want to visit--easily within walking distance of Independence Palace, zoo, post office. Staff, from front desk to management to housekeeping to waitstaff, was courteous and helpful. Room was spacious and comfortable with nice amenities in the bathroom. Gorgeous rooftop pool--so nice to go up first thing in the morning, when it wasn't busy, with lovely views of the city. Tasty breakfast with lots of options. With the exchange rate to USD, a terrific value and I highly recommend.
We visited the Sofitel with my husband for a long weekend escape. The hotel is comfortable, with large rooms and overall good aminities. The only glitch was related to the wine. I had to send back 4 glasses of wine out of 5 ordered. Each time, the wine was rancid, and clearly came from a bottle that had been opened for a very long time. Despite the complains, the staff kept trying to serve the wine from old bottles throughout the weekend. The house wine from fresh bottles was always lovely, but it really took some efforts and miscommunication to get it served properly. Not a huge deal as I understand the staff themselves may not be very familiar with proper wine storage, but still they should be better trained by the management. I'd expect better from a brand like Sofitel. That aside, it was a lovely experience and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
Very well maintained (the hotel was recently refurbished and lobby redecorated early this year) the room always spotless and service impeccable. Breakfast is very good with a lot of varieties including Japanese, freshly made French bakery that they do small batches throughout the morning service, hot beverage served on demand at your table and a lot of different tropical fruits and fresh juice.
We stayed here 2 nights before going to Nha Trang and are now back for another 2 nights. Really like this hotel. The service is impeccable, the rooms are fine and the location is great. We can walk to most of the places we want to visit. Had buffet dinner one night which was truly great. Just a bit on the expensive side but - again - very fresh food, a large variety and very attentive staff.
This hotel is great when visiting Saigon. It is close enough to the city if you fancy a walk into town but also central if you fancy visiting the tunnels and the Mekong Delta. The hotel is expensive to eat and drink in and I would recommend taking the upgrade to the executive floor if it is available. This gives you access to a late room and the executive lounge. This offers free coffee and snacks during the day but has a full bar and hot and cold food in the evening. The cost of the upgrade was well worth it! The rooftop pool and bar offers amazing views across the city skyline too.