We love Vietnam!
So much so, that after nearly one month here, we found ourselves returning within a couple of weeks departing this lovely land.
We’ve just finished our Cambodia to Vietnam cruise and found the city of Ho Chi Minh luring us yet again.
Because of this, we think we can share with you a fabulous hotel we chose to stay in on our return.
… If you’re heading to Saigon (also known as Ho Chi Minh) and you are looking for a centrally located hotel that is ‘home away from home’, this may well suit your needs.
With Ho Chi Minh being one of the busiest cities in the world as far as ration per person per sqm, where do you start?
We can give you a few tips on why we thought Pullman Saigon Centre was fabulous.
Saigon is conveniently carved into many central districts with imaginary boundaries.
You will find the Pullman Saigon Centre conveniently located in District One, which in my opinion is the prime real estate of Saigon, and the most central location you could desire.
Nothing beats the style and sophistication you will find in your guest rooms and suites here at Pullman Saigon Centre, and we can recommend them for many reasons.
Large rooms with ‘suspended separation and motorized partitions’ between bathroom, sleeping, and living areas maximize the light, space, and style.
Amenities And Services
We opted for the Executive Suite which came with a myriad of benefits.
Not only were robes and slippers supplied, but also two items of laundry are complimentary each day. Read on as we share many of the features we enjoyed at this modern property.
Read on as we share many of the features we enjoyed at this modern property.
One thing I am learning about Vietnam and Cambodia is that most modern facilities will have the universal power plug. And here at this hotel, a flip-up charging station is also provided.
Of course, we enjoyed luxurious toiletries that are replenished daily that even included lovely bath crystals.
A ‘Killer’ View
The ‘A’ shape of the Pullman Saigon Centre means there are windows offering maximum light and views to all guests.
Although double drawcord curtains are supplied we chose to pull them back and enjoy the twinkling lights of the city each evening.
I am an early riser, so at 5:00 a.m. as the misty city rose before me, I found myself making a lovely coffee in my room with the coffee pods provided and sitting in my day-lounge overlooking the city skyline as I had my quiet time to start my day.
God is always thanked every morning by me as I sit and start my day with a coffee. No matter where I am – even the uttermost parts of the earth, I realize I would rather have faith to help me on my journey than to have no faith at all. I never take my day for granted. I am thankful.
Sitting in this beautiful location I appreciate that I have a healthy life and a wonderful son and that we are on an amazing journey.
Executive Room on Level 30
Children (especially well-behaved kids) are welcome here at the Pullman Saigon Centre and the staff were very friendly and welcoming to my son.
- There are two Children’s Club: 0 to 3 years and 3 to 6 years, plus babysitting on request.
- A playroom is located next to the swimming pool.
- A toddler swimming pool is also adjacent to the adult pool.
The Cobalt Rooftop Bar is not available to persons under the age of 18 years, which means adults have that area of age exclusivity – and a killer view!
Wine And Dine
We stayed in late October, and as you all know October is the month of Halloween.
So down in the Burger Bar at the “Urbane Lounge” on the street level, burgers with attitude are served.
The black bun burger is stabbed with a syringe of bloody ketchup tomato sauce which of course any eleven-year-old would think is fantastic!
I love the imagination used in this hotel.
We also enjoyed the ‘Cobalt Restaurant’ where an incredible view is available – and some delectable Tapas served with a sparkling wine – perfect for our Saturday evening relaxation.
Great Indoor And Outdoor Bars, Pool, And Restaurants
There’s a gymnasium, steam, and spa / jacuzzi rooms – all free of charge for guest use.
I like the fact that some of these facilities were separate for ladies and men, so I could relax and enjoy this in the privacy of a ladies only room.
As it was mid-afternoon I had the place to myself, whilst Explorason opted for his private time in our giant free-standing bathtub.
The pool bar is open until 6:00 p.m. and the perfect pit-stop after a morning sightseeing or visiting Saigon Square Markets (a short taxi ride or 15-minute walk away).
We loved Saigon Square – in fact, we have visited these markets three times in all of our Vietnam travels – great designer style wares at the fraction of a price, and even though they are supposedly set price, we found there was always room to haggle for a bargain.
Here is a list of all the great restaurants and bars (besides the Exclusive Lounge) that we enjoyed daily.
COBALT WINE BAR & RESTAURANT ROOFTOP BAR FOOD CONNEXION URBANE LOUNGE POOL BAR
Artifacts And Modern Design
My passion for eclectic and creative arts was well satisfied – wherever we went in the Pullman Saigon Centre we came face to face with modern and 3D art or fresh flower arrangements.
From legs protruding out of the lobby wall to cascading flower arrangements, there seemed to be something unusual that caught my eye each time I exited the elevator.
Celebrations Are Fun
We stayed the week of Halloween and loved the fun food on offer. White ghostly appearances in my photo also appeared!
And Thursday night is always ‘Ladies Night’ where ladies are given extra special attention. Of course, this attracts quite a few of the gentlemen too!
The week we were here was Vietnam’s Ladies Day, so free cocktails, prizes, and giveaways made the night a great event. I had a great time and met some lovely people here.
Breakfast and Lunch Fit For Champions
So glad we returned to Saigon because when we last left my son had been ill, and it was nice to return and enjoy the city so much more this time around thanks to our stay here – We loved this amazing hotel.
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Pullman Saigon Centre
148 Tran Hung Dao Boulevard, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Website: Pullman Saigon Centre
Tel: +84 (0)8 38388686
14 thoughts on “Stylish And Sophistication At The Pullman Saigon Centre”
Your River cruise is amazing. So glad I found out about it. Sounds perfect.
It was in every way. A perfect mix of activities and relaxation. 10/10
I was just reading an older post of travel tips where you mentioned what to do if your bags are overweight when checking in for a flight. My suggestion is to pull your bag off the scale and check to see that it registers zero! This happened to us once!
That is a great suggestion. A friend also told me to carry your book and jacket if they weigh your hand luggage.
I would love this ultra-modern hotel, not just for location, but for the little things I am looking for in a place where I stay: jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna all at the same time, universal plug, lots of light!
You are right Carol. It has everything. The little extras do count!
This looks like an amazing property! I’ve bookmarked your post for when I make my journey to Saigon. Thx for sharing.
It is amazing Doreen – Saigon is amazing – I love the central location of this property too.
I am in the process of trying to convince David, my other half, to add Vietnam to our travels – but he is convinced that it is always hot and humid and we will get sick. Can you help me out here – Was it hot and humid and did you get sick? Knowing there is a nice hotel we could stay at is a big part of the battle. Thanks for telling us about the Pullman.
Vietnam is way cleaner than countries like Cambodia. I was surprised just how neat and clean and progressive it is. My son did get sick one night but not on this trip – another time and nothing drastic. At this hotel and on this trip we both felt the 4 and 5-star hotels certainly aid in protecting us from germs. It is hot and humid but the air-conditioning sorts that out for you and the vehicles and hotels are cool. Vietnam is one of my most favourite countries in the world. I’d definitely recommend to go. The people are amazingly kind and friendly too.
Wow, the Pullman sounds pretty swanky! What drew you back to Vietnam so close to your other trip? It’s been a couple years since we were there, so we are overdue to return and will check out Pullman when we do!
Swanky is a good word – if you come to Saigon nd stay here, don’t miss the Executive – one of the best we have ever used.
This looks like a pferfectly luxurious place to stay in Saigon. I’ll bookmark it for future visits. That hamburger with the syringe of catsup looks so fun!
Yes – I thought they were very creative – we REALLY loved this hotel! Highly recommend it.