We then proceeded to the magnificent REX HOTEL where we booked our five days stay. Rex Hotel is a 4-star hotel that started as a garage and trading center. It was used as a meeting and entertainment venue for United States military personnel before. Since then it has been renovated into a 6-storey hotel.
Rex is a four star hotel. Our room was nice and ornately appointed with rattan furniture and handicrafts. They always serve daily newspaper, mineral water and fresh fruits.
The central location of the hotel makes it a top place to explore the city by foot without the need for transport. It is adjacent to the People Committee House, within steps of the famous Ben Thanh Market and historical Opera House.
We feasted everyday an unforgettable buffet breakfast at the Hoa Mai Restaurant (inside Rex Hotel) that serves traditional Vietnamese cuisine together with Western favorites.
141 Nguyen Hue Boulevard,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Room Rates (2007): $95-$290
Hotel Class: 4