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
Stayed one night in a butler suite during transit from coast to airport and felt it was far below what we would expect.
Arrived 15:15 and room was not ready, apparently it was smelling of cigarette smoke which had come from floor above. In reality the whole floor smelt like a dirty ashtray. Not can issue for us as we are smokers but it shouldn't be
Check in was pretentious and torturously slow. No mention was made of butler services
AC in bedroom was not working. We informed 2 different people and received assurances that it would be dealt with. Returned to hotel four hours later and it had not been touched consequently we had people running in and out with ladders etc at 10:30 at night. It worked eventually but failed again during night
Room was tired and needs a facelift - sockets, toilet seat and bathroom door all falling off
Hotel recommended taxi took us half way round the city to reach our dinner location. A previous review mentions they are not to be trusted, I concur
Food and drink in exec lounge was good and plentiful
Discount on transfer to airport as a goodwill gesture appreciated
Would I stay again?
Even as a long standing Accor card holder I would avoid this place especially as there are far better offerings for similar money
Incidentally, as soon as I tried to put a poor review through Accor website it was scrubbed so it had to be done direct on TripAdvisor
Not the best Sofitel we have stayed in but way better than the worst. It has a good, slightly off central location, situated on a main boulevard and about 1/2 mile from the Presidential Palace (or whatever its called now).
The rooms were above average, with a decent bed, a bathroom that had both a bath and a shower, reasonable storage space and a desk area.
The hotel breakfast was good, but on both our mornings here it was very busy and prone to run out of things on the buffet faster than the staff could deal with.
There are only three lifts for guests and at busy times you can wait 4 or 5 minutes for a lift.
The pool is on the roof and the day I went up there the breeze was too strong to be comfortable, although the views were good.
The bar, just off the lobby, was generally quiet, well staffed and very pleasant to sit in. There was a smoking area, with tables, just outside.
The wifi was good and pretty fast.
i love my room overlooking the busy city, with the shiny skyscrapers around it. Only grouse is the constant traffic noise that the building can't seen to block out.
My room is big and comfy, with all the modern comfort, bathroom comes with luxury toiletries.
The breakfast coffee and croissant is great !
I love the location of the hotel, walking distance to Diamond Plaza and Vincom Center. Further down is the Opera House and towards the river.
Will come back here again, hopefully soon.
I have to say the food at this hotel was excellent . The dinner buffet gave two options, one with soft drinks, the other with copious amounts of wine, alcohol etc. Guess which option we went for !
The choice of food was excellent and one of the best experiences ever. The options were extensive. The wine, kept flowing and staff very pleasant.
Same at breakfast, minus the alcohol.
No real issues. Arrived early hours and they did their best to get us a room ASAP.
Pool on roof top was pleasant place to sit.
Staff very pleasant.
The traffic is horrendous, be careful crossing the road.
Another business trip, a new hotel.
I'm really a creature of habit and always remain loyal when travelling......for those travelling overseas a lot, when you find a good hotel you stick with it as its familiar and when it's good you return, not on this occasion !!
The hotel I normally stay wanted to charge an extortionate room rate so opted to stay at the Sofitel Ho Chi Minh City (District 1) never stayed there before.
The reception staff were excellent on arrival from China and allocated me a good room, all good......went down to breakfast and the selection was terrific, great choice and excellent service. Stayed for 3 nights and the stay was really good, rooftop bar and pool look great, although I didn't spend any time there.
The Sofitel Ho Chi Minh has earned itself my trust, it's my new favourite stay whilst in Ho Chi Minh !! I am looking forward to visiting again.
A job well done, thanks everyone.