Covering the best staycation spots in Ho Chi Minh City, our guide has you covered, whether you’re searching for a weekend getaway by the scenic Saigon river or a taste of luxury in the centre of town. Read on to discover our top picks.
Ho Chi Minh City is a buzzing metropolis known for its vibrant city centre, peaceful enclaves and hip neighbourhoods. Make the most of all it has to offer with a staycation to suit every taste and budget. Here are our picks of the best on offer.
Decadence takes on new meaning at The Reverie Saigon. Renowned for its bedazzling collection of plush furnishings and opulent designer décor, The Reverie Saigon offers an incredibly enticing ‘Suite Dream’s’ package that includes a wickedly indulgent resort-style stay, complete with butler service, spa treatments, gourmet dining and, of course, spectacular sky-high views of the Saigon River and surrounding city skyline. So, if you’re looking to pamper yourself and truly indulge in luxury, then get ready to be seduced by Saigon’s very own petite Versailles.
Best for: The ultimate, yet affordable, experience in luxury
Address: 22 – 36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard & 57 – 69F Dong Khoi Street, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam
Price: VND 8,123,000 – 12,800,000
With only eight rooms, some boasting scenic riverside views and others looking over its lush gardens, The River Cottage is the quintessential spot for a back-to-nature getaway. A charming, boutique hotel located on the banks of the Saigon river, check in to one of its simple, naturally decorated rooms for a weekend of breakfasts on riverside terraces and time spent reading your book in the garden or cycling around the lovely surrounding neighbourhood of Thao Dien for a true break from hectic city life.
Best for: An escape from city life
Address: 18 Duong 6, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC, Vietnam
Price: VND 2,100,000 – 3,500,000
Situated in Saigon’s city centre, Hôtel des Arts Saigon is a new 5-star hotel inspired by the classic glamour of ‘Indochine Française,’ and decorated perfectly for the ‘gram. This Insta-worthy spot carries stylish rooms decorated with minimalist elements, a rooftop pool and bar, a garden and a spa, giving you everything you need for a weekend of treats. Even better, it’s situated only two minutes away from Saigon’s most famous bars, local eateries and shopping centres, so there’s plenty on its doorstep to entertain you too.
Best for: Some glam for the ‘gram!
Address: 76 78 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St, District 3, 70000, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIET NAM
Price: VND 21,350,000 – 32,850,000
If your definition of the ideal weekend getaway involves curling up in white sheets with a good book, The Alcove Library Hotel is the spot for you. Designed with a classic style and simple architectural details, this boutique hotel is home to a library packed with books you’re encouraged to enjoy during your stay. Simply but comfortably decorated, it’s also very budget-friendly and offers all-day intercontinental dining.
Best for: The book-geeks on a budget
Address: 133A Nguyễn Đình Chính, Phường 8, Phú Nhuận, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Price: VND 1,100,000 – 2,300,000
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Saigon is home to a bunch of cool hotels, but The Myst Dong Khoi is unquestionably out of the ordinary. Built upon the concept of traditional-Vietnam-meets-modern-minimalism, its soaring white faćade sports a puzzle of windows dotted with greenery, while its interior is an ode to the elegant old-world Vietnamese style. Check in to an elegant room oozing ylang-ylang-scented (cananga) air and traditional accents – think carved teak doors, smooth wooden floors and concrete baths – before heading out to explore bustling Dong Khoi, the nearby Opera House and Independence Palace – and all the city has to offer.
Best for: The on-the-goers!
Address: Ward, 6-8 Hồ Huấn Nghiệp, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Price: VND 4,000,000 – 8,500,000
The 5-star Hotel Majestic Saigon is one of the city’s most prominent landmarks. Located near the banks of the Saigon river and inspired by classical French colonial architecture, it was built in 1925 and has been dishing up high-class facilities since. Head here for the classic touches, tinged with a hint of faded glamour, and stunning views, making sure to take in the hotel’s famous rooftop bar which boasts picturesque views.
Best for: A blast of the past
Address: 1 Đồng Khởi, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Price: VND 18,600,000 – 32,500,000
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