Awesome Stay at the Historic Rex Hotel Saigon

Rex Hotel Saigon was our favorite among the three hotels we've stayed during our HCMC trip. Rex is a 5-star hotel that started as a garage and trading center. It was used as a meeting and entertainment venue for United Stated military personnel before, and home to international journalists during the Vietnam War.

Our suite (forgot the exact name) was spacious, and decently refurbished maintaining its unique charm. It was a bit huge for just the two of us as we had two rooms and two bathrooms. 

Featured amenities are complimentary wired Internet access, daily newspaper, mineral water, and fresh fruits.

We feasted every day an unforgettable free buffet breakfast at the Hoa Mai Restaurant that served traditional Vietnamese and Asian cuisine.

Photo Source from Rex Hotel
Hoa Mai was full on the second day, so we chose to dine at the Rooftop Garden Bar, which is overlooking the very heart of the city.

Rooftop Garden Bar
view from the Rooftop Garden Bar

What we like here is the central location of Rex Hotel located in District 1 that makes it a top place to explore the city on foot without the need for transport. Across the hotel is the Ho Chi Minh Square, which is also part of Nguyen Hue Boulevard. It is also adjacent to the Ho Chi Minh City Hall or the People's Committee Building, and walking distance to the historic Saigon Opera House, the Notre Dame Church and the Reunification Palace.

Rex Hotel adjacent to Ho Chi Minh Square and Ho Chi Minh City Hall

Here's a video that I uploaded on my YouTube channel featuring Rex Hotel Saigon room tour and its surrounding area.

Rex Hotel Saigon is located at 141 Nguyen Hue Blvd, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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