Villa Song Saigon
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily breakfast, free drinks from the minibar and a free shuttle boat service to/from District 1
- Best-of-both-worlds location on the Saigon River, a short boat ride from the center of Ho Chi Minh City
- The outdoor pool set in tropical grounds; perfect for escaping the city
- The neighborhood is packed with cafés, art galleries and riverside restaurants
What To Know
- A 5 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Request a balcony; every room is decadently different, but the best come with river views
- Although offered, room service is available only when the restaurant is open
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Contemporary cool with French flair. In Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2, a tree-lined neighborhood dotted with cafés, art galleries and riverside restaurants, Villa Song Saigon is an elegant colonial retreat that offers a tranquil escape from the city’s frenetic heart. Set in colorful gardens on the banks of the Saigon River, the property features high ceilings, cool marble floors and vibrant local artwork. With its tranquil courtyard pool, riverfront restaurant and some of the best balcony views in the area, the property is a serene sanctuary for city slickers, just a 15-minute boat ride from town on the hotel’s private speedboat.
Bed and Bath
Each of the 23 guestrooms is artfully unique, from the elegant simplicity of the Sanctuary and Writer’s Rooms to the romantic balconied Imperial Suites. All feature rich wood furnishings, locally made artwork and vibrant blue and green upholstery against a palette of soft neutral hues. For techno junkies, Imperial and Art Suites are equipped with state-of-the-art Apple TVs, DVD players and satellite TV. The chic bathrooms come with organic toiletries and nicely framed views of the river or (from the upper levels) the skyline, creating a sense of escape from the cacophony of the city.
Dine alfresco at Bistro Sông Vie and take in the Saigon riverscape, where traditional junks sail past banks covered with lilac water hyacinths; the menu features Mediterranean dishes with a Saigon twist. Breakfast is a made-to-order selection of Vietnamese breakfast staples (try the pho) and Western classics. An open-air bar features private rattan pods that sit atop a palm-fringed, manicured garden, and a line of crisp white parasols and lounge chairs offer shade by the courtyard pool and the small organic spa.
In the Area
A two-minute speedboat ride takes you to Saigon’s golden mile, Phu My Hung, the stomping grounds of the city’s arty expat crowd, full of boutiques, bakeries and quirky restaurants. The best of the bunch is the small, riverside Deck; sample all 14 of the martinis on offer and get an honorable membership to their club. In the city itself tour the Opera House, barter in Ben Thanh Market and recall the past at the War Remnants Museum, then take in the hypnotic ebb and flow of Saigon’s rush hour from the rooftop Chill Sky Bar. Or for the brave, hop a classic Vespa after dark to explore the city’s bustling street scene.
How to Get There
We had a number of issues during our stay and each time the staff could not do enough to help, upgrading our room etc.
Sadly building work and a development nearby are causing issues with noise, plus we were not great fans of the live music, however I hope this settles down for them as this is potentially a great hotel. Go for the bigger rooms definitely worth it. Spa also very good and reasonably priced
Just quality. Nestled right on the river this hotel offers all one wants for a wonderfull business break. Quality of service and attention to detail was a real and refreshing highlight. Highly recommended.
I loved everything about this hotel, I found it a little pricey but do remember that it is a luxury hotel. The room was lovely and immaculate. The breakfast was well done and very generous. The riverside setting was so peaceful. The hotel is somewhat removed from the city but we wanted this for the peaceful setting. We had tours planned everyday so it worked well for us. Highly recommend.
We had a brilliantly ant stay at Villa Song Saigon.we had a Santuary room for four nights. The view from the restaurant overlooked the busy river which was a lovely way to start the days. The breakfasts Were lovely and set us up for our days’ activities. The room had everything we needed including a free drinks bar of water juice and a couple of beers. The staff were wonderfully attentive and friendly without being over the top. The pool was pretty big but meticulously clean. We used the hotel boat everyday to get to the city which took about 20 minutes. The last boat from the city is 7pm which was more than adequate for us and I think 7pm is completely reasonable. We ate at the hotel a couple of times which was expensive but we knew this before we sat down. The food was excellent.
Not a cheap place to stay by Vietnam standards but for us worth every dollar.
Stayed a Villa Song Saigon for 2 days during my Southeast Asia trip in November.
This property is beautiful with an attentive staff and comfortable accommodations. It felt more like a bed and breakfast though.
Villa Song Saigon is an old mansion located in District 2 of Ho Chi Mihn City which turned out to be a little out of the way since it was my first time to the city. I feel like it is a perfect stop for travelers that already know the city and want a little peace of quietness in a bustling city although at this moment the area is peppered with construction. I would have preferred to be closer to the city but it is just my opinion. Although the hotel has a boat service that takes you right into town (very cool feature), I was not able to experience that service because I was on tours all day long and by the time I went to town for dinner the boat service was no longer available. Took cabs back and forth and it did not cost a lot but plan a 20-30 minute (each way) cab ride every time. There is a busy business/commercial center on District 2 that you can check out by foot in case you want to experience the action nearby.
The restaurant on premise was pretty nice. It is worthwhile visiting it even if you are not staying at the property. Had breakfast outside by the river everyday and one other meal. Everything was delicious and the scene of the Saigon River was pretty cool and romantic. The restaurant staff was darling. Shout out to Phuong Ngan, our waitress, who was just lovely.
The room was very spacious and well appointed. We had a suite facing the river and the sunrises were to die for. The only issue was that it was on the third floor with no elevators. It was a good exercise though and not deal breaker.
The gym is very small but enough to get your heart going. I preferred to run on the streets outside of the hotel. Not a perfect setting because traffic and construction can be intense but it worked out fine. The pool is simply gorgeous so you might want to swim instead.
Last but not least, the spa is very small but it offers a range of services. The problem is that the attendants did not speak any English and it closed at 6pm. Not optimum if you are sightseeing all day long and want a little down time before heading out to dinner. We went for a mani and pedi and it was just ok. It felt like it missed something.
In summary, beautiful old mansion, well appointed accommodations, good staff on board, great pool and restaurant but slightly far from the Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon vibe I wanted to experience in my two days in town.