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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


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Colonial digs on the Saigon River with a romantic restaurant, outdoor pool and free boat shuttle to Ho Chi Minh City

The Look

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

Villa Song Saigon
197/2 Nguyen Van Huong Street
Ho Chi Minh City, 70000 Vietnam


5.0 Excellent 968 Reviews
Small is always beauty!
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is perfect haven for escape from the busy city. Great Accommodation and Food always answer my business or leisure trip. Villa Song is the answer.
Having breakfast by the river is my favorite morning in Villa Song. The staffs are also very polite too.
I will be back with my family and highly recommended for romantic couple too.

Satisfied with all experience in the hotel
Reviewed 6 days ago

Shuttles boat to downtown for FREE, the experience is not the thing you could buy during the trip. Must try the breakfast and fresh coconut water. Dinner was excellent and fare rate. Staffs are very friendly and helpful, they found my forgotten bear in the room, and brought to me before i left the hotel which was very on-time help. A VERY wonderful experience in HCM city.

Hope to be back again!
Reviewed 7 days ago

Loved everything about this beautiful hotel. Truc helped us plan every detail, from the fantastic cooking class to Vespa night tour. The boat shuttle was fun and easy. Pool lovely. Not to far ..but far enough that you had a peaceful stay and the energy of the city

Nice oasis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family took up 3 rooms at the hotel and every one came out enchanted with the stay. It had a family feel to it and every staff was super nice. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was great. The pool was good and the tiny spa was perfect as the spa manager was great with her art. We took the boat shuttle several times and it felt so good to be able to shuffle between the city center and the hotel in a few minutes. The boat driver was very nice and polite. We went to the jazz concert one night and it was beautiful. All in all, a great stay and we will come back for sure. One only relatively negative note: the dinner menu could be improved upon since the mix of flavours in each plate could be unhappy at times.

Best Boutique Villa in Town
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the real and best boutique villa. I didnt know that this was villa, incidently I had early dinner here and just perfect that there was a suite available. Thank you I had a good suite facing the river. I will recommend to others and will be back soon.