Hotels & Resorts

InterContinental Saigon

Feb 10, 2010

The stylish InterContinental Saigon has become one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most luxurious landmarks. Set on Hai Ba Trung Street, the 20-story hotel lies in close proximity to the city’s iconic attractions such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office, the Reunification Palace and the Opera House. Its 305 generously-sized rooms and suites boast plush bedding, marble baths, leather loungers and floor-to-ceiling windows that afford views of the bustling surroundings.

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Food & Drink

Red Door Cafe

Duck through the art arcade at 151 Dong Khoi (never mind the cheap knickknacks and ersatz Klimts), head down the hallway and turn right, then walk up to the third floor to find Red Door, where a discerning crowd of coffee lovers confabulates over cold brews and drip pours.

Hotels & Resorts

The Reverie Saigon

It took seven years to realize this dream of a hotel decked out in crystal, ostrich-covered couches, and blinged-out statement pieces like a Baldi Firenze clock and a 19th-century piano covered in glittering malachite.

Food & Drink

Sake Central Saigon

Wander up the well-lit staircase at 59 Dong Du to find this modern haven of sake and small plates with a shared-table concept.

Culture

Sight Unseen in Saigon

With its landmark heritage buildings, and now shimmering skyscrapers, Dong Khoi Street is undoubtedly Saigon’s most prestigious address. But it’s the drag’s more inconspicuous charms, squirrelled away in century-old apartment blocks, that continually coax Connla Stokes to the area.