Trip to Vietnam - November 2014
Review of Pullman Saigon Centre, Vietnam

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Bed at Pullman Hotel SaigonWe only had one night at Pullman Saigon Centre as we were in transit. We came from Macau (see the Macau trip report on this separate page) and we were heading to the island of Phu Quoc (see this trip report). We did not explore Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City as we were only there for the night - but we have been there on vacation before and you can read the Saigon trip report on this page. When we arrived at the hotel the suitcases were taken care of right from the taxi and the check in was fast. Taxi was 200.000 Dong (9 USD) from the airport by the way but it can be 150.000 if you use the meter.

 

TV and desk at Pullman SaigonWe got room 1913 and the room was very nice when entering the room itself. Black tiles on the floor to start with were replaced by a grayish carpet so the room was a bit dark at night. The centerpiece in the room was a large king-size bed that was soft and included a good duvet and nice linens and it also included some tree stumps as night stands on each side. A sofa/recliner was placed by the large window and there was a chair next to a small table and I assume that it was meant to be a work desk. There was a 40” flat screen TV on the wall. There was also a minibar with a selection of drinks and the wardrobe included hangers and a safe –but it would have been great with an iron and ironing board.

 

Shower Pullman hotel SaigonThe bathroom has a very good layout. The shower was large to fit at least three people and included both a rainforest shower and a handheld shower head. The water pressure and warm water was great and there was also space to put stuff if you had brought along your own soap and shampoo. The amenities were very good as well as it included tooth brush, shave kit, emery board, q tips, cotton pads in addition to the regular shampoo and shower gel. The toilet was separated from the bathroom by a frosted glass door.

Ice cream selection for breakfast at Pullman hotel SaigonBreakfast at the hotel is great. A vast selection of bread, cereal, fruit, hot dishes, spread etc. There was an egg station where you could get the eggs made to your preference. There was even an ice cream stand where you could help yourself to three different kind of ice cream – a dream breakfast for kids. There is a gym and a pool on the 6th floor – we did not have time to try it out but it didn’t look bad at all.

 

A full moon over SaigonWe stayed on the 19th floor but you can take the lift to the 30th floor and take the stairs to the bar on the 31st floor. The bar has a great view of Ho Chi Minh City and they serve snack and drinks. The location of the hotel is not perfect but it is not bad either. It is only about 1 km to Ben Than market so you can easily walk there and to the backpacker area for some drinks and snack.

 

Conclusion: Pullman hotel in Saigon offered a nice modern room with a great layout. The breakfast is excellent and even if the location is not perfect it can still work great if you are planning to check out Ho Chi Minh City. I would not mind staying at this hotel again. You can read more about the hotel on the official homepage. Please get in touch on gardkarlsen@hotmail.com if you have any questions or comments.

 

Small fridge at Pullman hotel Saigon Pool at Pullman Saigon Lots of amenities at Pullman hotel in Saigon

 
 

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