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This hotel is near Opera and is nearby all the restaurant. Negative- The hotel should replace outdated windows 7 to windows 10. The hotel needs to hire more English speaking computer savvy people. Every single reception person should be able to convert the computer from Vietnamese to English language for person like me to use. At the breakfast, the server should be pouring coffee rather than customers have to get their coffee. Other than this is the best hotel to stay as the staff is wonderful

There are only 2 things wrong with the property or I would have given it a full 5 stars: #1, its WIFI does not work. They sent the I.T. person to help and it still did not work. I gave up trying as I was just going to be there for 1 night, so I had to learn to do without wifi. #2 was more mortal: It had No Smoking sign everywhere, but I smelled smoke upon entering its French restaurant. As i had severe allergy I asked to be seated in a true non smoking area, so we were directed to sit in an area with glass window facing the street away from main dining area. Midway into the lunch, I smelled no just cigarette but cigar, and noticed it came from 2 men seated 2 tables away. I walked by and politely pointed out to them the NO SMOKING sign on the wall, to which the smoke ignored me and waved his hand holding the cigar as if it did not apply to him. The server and captain could not do anything about it but to apologize. he kept on smoking, Front desk told me later the fellow was a government official and they could not do anything about it. I therefore subtracted a star from this property!!

the good - best location in the heart of ho chi Minh on Dong Khoi street which represents the best and most typical of Vietnam if you only have a few days to spend. great breakfast the bathroom was as modern as any 5 star American hotel the bad - air conditioning slow old fashioned wall unit. furnishing typical of Vietnamese hotels with wood chairs, quaint light control in the room.

Excellent location with great breakfast. A perfect place to stay if you like a hotel which reflects a sense of history. Beautiful wood finishes, large rooms and great shower. We also got a free upgrade.

We stayed here because of the literary history. It was the most accommodating service of any of the hotels across many cities we stayed in, in Vietnam. The location is great and the room was huge, good a/c, but this is why I didn't give it a top rating... Decor: The bones of the hotel are beautiful, old carved wood everywhere and huge continental breakfast with uniformed staff all very attentive. The updates look like they were done around the 1980's and could use some help. Our bathroom (although big) was molded plastic turned yellow and covered in black mold in the grout and caulk. The hall carpet is a crazy geometric pattern, with faux stained glass sticker decals for privacy on a lot of the glass. I only bring this up because, if you are going for the history and charm it's sort of a mixed bag. Busy ballroom/courtyard: There was an event in the courtyard every night we were there - most rooms look onto the courtyard. Every night everything finished before 10pm, and they staff did a nice job of notifying us each day to expect that. Every morning at breakfast you could see some work happening to install or clean up. Just another mood killer from the ambiance and needing to keep our curtains drawn the entire time. Merchandise: They have a great feature in the room, where you can buy anything from the coffee mugs to the embossed wash clothes. When we called to buy a few items they didn't have any for sale and offered us used ones with no discount.

I wanted to stay at the Continental since I had been there many years ago. I was disappointed that the rooms have not been updated and there was a musty smell in some rooms and the lobby. I also felt that the restaurant was not as good as it had been in the past. It appears that this government owned property has not received the updates given to other old properties like the Rex, Majestic, or Caravelle. I would choose those over the Continental for a future visit.

Old world charm, breakfast buffet was amazing, great access to opera, rooftop bars, and great food/shopping.

Good service. Nice location and friendly staffs. Breakfast was just OK.

This is a very nice hotel, but in terms of modern amenities, it needs an update. The bathroom is outdated, although still functional. I usually choose this hotel because of its location as well as its architectural beauty.

I booked the hotel mainly because of the great location, also because of its legendary reputation of being the first hotel in Vietnam. Turned out, it was not worth the money. The room had a strong mildew smell. When I asked the front desk person to change the room for me, she didn't want to, and instead suggested letting them give the room a refreshing treatment. Obviously that didn't help much. The carpet looked old and not very clean, and maybe that's where the smell came from. There was a renovation/construction going on inside the building, and no measure was taken to separate the construction area from the guest hallways. But again, great location.

The room needs TLC , hotel was historic and well kept.

The location is fantastic and overall the hotel is reasonable. But beware, there are rooms on an inside corridor that have no windows to the outside, and I got one of those. There are windows in the room, but they look out onto an inside corridor that has an entertainment venue on the other side (I could see a room with a pool table inside and neon signs). So basically you have to keep the blinds completely drawn and it can get depressing. Fortunately the ceilings are quite high, and the room overall was roomy, so it wasn't too claustrophic, but if you are the type of person who does not handle closed spaces well, it is strongly recommended that you confirm with the hotel what room you will get before booking.

132 - 134 Dong Khoi St., Dist 1 Ho Chi Minh City

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Opera House and Vincom Center Shopping Mall
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in District 1, Hotel Continental Saigon is next to popular attractions like Opera House and Vincom Center Shopping Mall. This 80-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. It's connected to a shopping center in central Ho Chi Minh City, and also a short walk from Ho Chi Minh City Hall and Saigon Square.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9 AM. Enjoy dining at La Fayette Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All of Hotel Continental Saigon's 80 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can enjoy LCD TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have free toiletries, slippers, and bathrobes. Safes and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Continental Saigon enjoy a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Transportation is made easy with a train station shuttle. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a business center, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Deluxe Room, Garden View

1 Queen Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

1 Queen Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Opera View Suite

1 Queen Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Heritage Room

1 Queen Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hotel Continental Saigon

Everyone (8) Business (1) Family (1) Other (2)
5
Everyone

This hotel is near Opera and is nearby all the restaurant. Negative- The hotel should replace outdated windows 7 to windows 10. The hotel needs to hire more English speaking computer savvy people. Every single reception person should be able to convert the computer from Vietnamese to English language for person like me to use. At the breakfast, the server should be pouring coffee rather than customers have to get their coffee. Other than this is the best hotel to stay as the staff is wonderful

By on Jan 2, 2020

4
Business Business

There are only 2 things wrong with the property or I would have given it a full 5 stars: #1, its WIFI does not work. They sent the I.T. person to help and it still did not work. I gave up trying as I was just going to be there for 1 night, so I had to learn to do without wifi. #2 was more mortal: It had No Smoking sign everywhere, but I smelled smoke upon entering its French restaurant. As i had severe allergy I asked to be seated in a true non smoking area, so we were directed to sit in an area with glass window facing the street away from main dining area. Midway into the lunch, I smelled no just cigarette but cigar, and noticed it came from 2 men seated 2 tables away. I walked by and politely pointed out to them the NO SMOKING sign on the wall, to which the smoke ignored me and waved his hand holding the cigar as if it did not apply to him. The server and captain could not do anything about it but to apologize. he kept on smoking, Front desk told me later the fellow was a government official and they could not do anything about it. I therefore subtracted a star from this property!!

By on Apr 28, 2019

4
Everyone

the good - best location in the heart of ho chi Minh on Dong Khoi street which represents the best and most typical of Vietnam if you only have a few days to spend. great breakfast the bathroom was as modern as any 5 star American hotel the bad - air conditioning slow old fashioned wall unit. furnishing typical of Vietnamese hotels with wood chairs, quaint light control in the room.

By on Apr 8, 2019

5
Everyone

Excellent location with great breakfast. A perfect place to stay if you like a hotel which reflects a sense of history. Beautiful wood finishes, large rooms and great shower. We also got a free upgrade.

By on Jan 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 10, 2019

Thank you for your nice feedback to our hotel's location, architecture, breakfast and its history. We look forward to welcoming you back more often. Best regards,

5
Everyone

By on Nov 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 27, 2018

Thank you for your good evaluation to our hotel. We hope to have more chances to welcome you back. Best regards, Le Tan Thanh General Manager

3

great service with funky vintage charm

Everyone

We stayed here because of the literary history. It was the most accommodating service of any of the hotels across many cities we stayed in, in Vietnam. The location is great and the room was huge, good a/c, but this is why I didn't give it a top rating... Decor: The bones of the hotel are beautiful, old carved wood everywhere and huge continental breakfast with uniformed staff all very attentive. The updates look like they were done around the 1980's and could use some help. Our bathroom (although big) was molded plastic turned yellow and covered in black mold in the grout and caulk. The hall carpet is a crazy geometric pattern, with faux stained glass sticker decals for privacy on a lot of the glass. I only bring this up because, if you are going for the history and charm it's sort of a mixed bag. Busy ballroom/courtyard: There was an event in the courtyard every night we were there - most rooms look onto the courtyard. Every night everything finished before 10pm, and they staff did a nice job of notifying us each day to expect that. Every morning at breakfast you could see some work happening to install or clean up. Just another mood killer from the ambiance and needing to keep our curtains drawn the entire time. Merchandise: They have a great feature in the room, where you can buy anything from the coffee mugs to the embossed wash clothes. When we called to buy a few items they didn't have any for sale and offered us used ones with no discount.

By , from new york, ny on Jan 17, 2017

3

great location in saigon

Everyone

I wanted to stay at the Continental since I had been there many years ago. I was disappointed that the rooms have not been updated and there was a musty smell in some rooms and the lobby. I also felt that the restaurant was not as good as it had been in the past. It appears that this government owned property has not received the updates given to other old properties like the Rex, Majestic, or Caravelle. I would choose those over the Continental for a future visit.

By , from Virginia on Sep 22, 2016

5

amazing to stay in oldest hotel in saigon

Everyone

Old world charm, breakfast buffet was amazing, great access to opera, rooftop bars, and great food/shopping.

By , from New York, NY on May 19, 2016

4
Everyone

Good service. Nice location and friendly staffs. Breakfast was just OK.

By on Mar 19, 2016

3

great location, but...

Other

This is a very nice hotel, but in terms of modern amenities, it needs an update. The bathroom is outdated, although still functional. I usually choose this hotel because of its location as well as its architectural beauty.

By on Dec 14, 2015

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