8.4

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9.4

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
A O Show - Lune Production 180 m
Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater) 200 m
Ben Thanh Market 520 m
Bitexco Financial Tower 540 m
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral 560 m
Ho Chi Minh Squares 640 m
Central Post Office 660 m
The Independence Palace 700 m
War Remnants Museum 1.1 km
Cu Chi Tunnels 37.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Ling Zakka 20 m
Tax Department Store 70 m
Asiana Travel Mate 80 m
Chi Chi 90 m
Tourist Information Center 90 m
Le Loi Street 90 m
Thuong Xa Tax Trade Center 100 m
Theu Theu 100 m
Pham Minh Tailor 100 m
7eleven 110 m
Rex Hotel Saigon

"Great location and an extensive buffet breakfast."

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Rex Hotel Saigon

141 Nguyen Hue Boulevard, District 1, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 701000 - See map
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
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Close to A O Show - Lune Production
Within 180 m of property
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
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Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Ho Chi Minh City

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

Cheaper than 83% of all properties in Ho Chi Minh City in the last 24 hoursCompared to 5,255 Ho Chi Minh City properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.9
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportTan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
Distance to airport6.7 km

Rooms available at Rex Hotel Saigon

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.4
Executive Governor Suite
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  • Room size: 57 m²/614 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Rex Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Governor Suite
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  • Room size: 57 m²/614 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Premium Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds
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Executive Premium Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Executive Premium ( Double/Twin )
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Deluxe
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Premium
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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Governor Suite Double
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  • Room size: 57 m²/614 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Imperial Suite
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  • Room size: 98 m²/1055 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Rex Hotel Saigon?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Rex Hotel Saigon?

Rex Hotel Saigon is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 45000 VND. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Rex Hotel Saigon has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Ho Chi Minh City with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Rex Hotel Saigon?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Rex Hotel Saigon. There's an additional charge of 20 USD for adults and 21 USD for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Rex Hotel Saigon?

Rex Hotel Saigon features 3 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including international and asian. Dishes are served in a la carte and buffet during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, kosher, vegetarian and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at Rex Hotel Saigon?

Rex Hotel Saigon does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Rex Hotel Saigon?

Rex Hotel Saigon is located in District 1, famous for good restaurants such as Grillbar - Eatery & Cafe, Starbucks Coffee and Cung Dinh.

What popular shopping places are close to Rex Hotel Saigon?

Located in the District 1 area, Rex Hotel Saigon is close to great shopping choices like Ben Thanh Market, Benthanh Street Food Market and Vincom Center.

What are popular attractions near Rex Hotel Saigon?

Rex Hotel Saigon’s location in the District 1 neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Central Post Office, The Independence Palace and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Rex Hotel Saigon?

Rex Hotel Saigon is located in the District 1 area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve and TransOcean.

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What people love about Rex Hotel Saigon

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "Unbeatable location, central to everything."

    Holden

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    October 3, 2019

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "I liked this hotel due to his location."

    Gerald

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    December 11, 2019

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "Rooms comfortable and clean."

    Rana

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    January 7, 2021

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Room comfort score
8.4/10
Room size
44 sqm.
Cleanliness score
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8.4

Excellent
5,173 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
8.1
Location
9.4
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This historic hotel in the heart of Ho Chi Minh is a classic blend of the old world and Eastern charm. The Rex Hotel Saigon has long been a favorite hotel among visitors to Ho Chi Minh, not only because of its central location close to the city’s many attractions and restaurant scene, but also because of its stunning architecture and quirky decor. The property has recently undergone a complete refurbishment but still manages to maintain its unique charm. Rex Hotel Saigon is located right in the city center and offers guests easy access to some of the city’s best restaurants and shops, including the famous Ben Thanh Market. The rooftop restaurant offers stunning views of the entire city and is a favorite hangout spot for most guests here. If you’re looking for the most convenient choice in town offering great value for money, look no further than Rex Hotel Saigon.

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79 mentions

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75 mentions

What they offer

10.0

Exceptional

"Truly your home in the heart of HCMC!"

Son

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May 10, 2020

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Breakfast options

Continental

Restaurants on site

Hoa Mai Restaurant
Cuisine:American, Asian, Chinese
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte
Cung Dinh Restaurant
Cuisine:American, Chinese, European
Menu:Buffet

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9.0
Exceptional
Mal from Australia
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2010

Rex otel - back again”

Location Rooftop bar
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The Rex hotel is one of the 'classic hotels' of Asia, without the price tag to match. It does not have the glitz and glamour of the likes of Raffels or The Peninsular, but it has a lot more genuine 'atmosphere'. It's in a great location right in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon - and many sightseeing locations are in easy walking distance once you get accustomed to crossing the roads with motor bikes swarming around you but carefully avoiding actually hitting you! The hotel is going through a long and drawn out renovation process which is gradually upgrading rooms. I usually book at the basi level and that level is inproving ... but with a little loss of 'atmosphere'. The breakfast is usually included in the very reasonable tarrif and has a good range of Asian and Western food. The rooftop bar is a great place to have a beer before going elsewhere for a better meal. A real positive is free wireless internet access with quite good bandwidth. I've stayed elsewhere in HCMC but nothing matches The Rex.

Reviewed May 18, 2010

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9.3
Exceptional
doris from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

Hotel at the Center of Saigon”

huge, complete, accessible to all points of destination

my stay in rex hotel saigon was one of experience, because in 3 days and 2 nights, we occupied 3 rooms.the first room when we checked in was ok but since i booked at agoda and simply chose the cheapest rate available then, we were placed at the old wing, so we decided to be transferred to the new wing at additional reasonable rate which is way above the comfort of the old wing,however, the following day, we were moved again to the same new wing but the comfort room does not overflow and the bed bigger as compared to the second room that we occupied. nonetheless, it was a good experience because the hotel staff are friendly and quick to accommodate customer issues and concerns, i found the hotel management as being flexible despite its hugeness. not only are the front desk personnel were friendly but the waiters, doormen and housekeeping as well. the location was perfect as it is in heart of ho chi minh city, everything is accessible by taxi or walking.

Reviewed May 16, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
John from India
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in July 2011

Brilliant hotel, great amenities with good staff”

Great location, good sized rooms, friendly staff, wonderful rooftop bar, free wifi throughout the hotel

We got to the hotel quite late, so weren’t so keen on traipsing around at that point for a drink. Thankfully, after a smooth check-in, we found that the rooftop bar was open till about 2am so we managed to get a couple of drinks before bed. The room is clean and quite comfortable with all the amenities you would find in a good 4 star hotel. The breakfast buffet, was a decent spread of asian and western options which will keep you going till late afternoon. There is wifi through out the hotel, but it worked best at the roof top bar so you can put off your roaming and still be connected to the rest of the world. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and the service at the bar/restaurants was pretty decent. When you do go out, you might need local currency and if you haven’t had the chance to exchange it, worry not because you can do so at the reception at a very good rate. The best aspect of the hotel for me was the location. The hotel is situated in the heart of District 1 and everything is walking distance from the hotel. You can find a city map in your room or at the reception and hold onto this for your trip, it’s very useful. Ranging from 5 to 20 minutes you can reach, the Ho Chi Minh city museum, War Reunification Palace, the War Remnant Museum, Notre Dam Cathedral, the Central Post Office, the Opera House, Ben Thanh market and even the riverside for a nice evening walk. You don’t feel like eating in the hotel, there are plenty of nice restaurants spread around the hotel ranging from local vietnamese pho to exotic french cuisines. There are quite a few bars around if you do take the effort to locate them if you want a good mix of the locals and expats. I however enjoyed drinking at the rooftop bar for nothing else but the fact that I was just knackered by the end of each day and didn’t have the energy to go out drinking. Everything is reasonably priced within the hotel as well. PS: Carry a bottle of water while you're out.

Reviewed July 28, 2011

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9.0
Exceptional
Philip from United Kingdom
Group
Rex Suite
Stayed 4 nights in October 2012

Excellent historic hotel with great service”

Great central location, rooftop bars and swimming pools

This is the third time I have stayed in the Rex Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Each time I have enjoyed the suites which are luxurious and reasonably priced. The tours are very organized and punctual. This time on one of the tours we had to return early as a relative was not well and this was handled considerately and very professionally. This hotel has a grand white marbled floor and red carpet entrance and all the staff are very friendly and helpful. There are 2 well maintained rooftop swimming pools plus a rooftop bar that has appeared in numerous travel magazines. At the moment they are renovating some of the older room so there is some slight noise in the daytime but otherwise it was not too intrusive. The suites are lovely with large beds, clean linen and good facilities. When next I go back to Ho Chi Minh I hope to return here.

Reviewed October 19, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Hai from Canada
Family with young children
Premium
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Luxury hotel in a great location”

Clean, close to the Market, Great Selection for Bfreakfast Buffet.

We stayed in 3 hotels during our 11 days in Ho CHi Minh City(HCMC, the first is Nikko hotel, second is the Duxton and the last one is Rex. We like the Rex the best since the room is very airy compared to Duxton, we have a problem with their air conditioner and the room is very damp from the high humidity level since there is no air circulation in the room. The Nikko is good as well except it is a bit far from the city center. Also, the Nikko staffs in the restaurant where we had our breakfast is not friendly. When we ask to put two tables together because we have 6 people they seem hesitant. The staffs in the Rex is very friendly except the bell boy took us to the staff only elevator when first arrived which makes us confused as to which elevator to use. Overall, excellent hotel. I would stay there again next time I am in town.

Reviewed October 26, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Rebecca from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in March 2010

The Rex Hotel”

Location, rooftop bar, swimming pool
Rooms are a bit out of date

The Rex Hotel is in a great central location of Ho Chi Minh City. It is a really big establishment with many features such as the rooftop bar, open restaurant, swimming pool and beauty spa. The rooftop bar is a great place to get a cocktail with views of the city. The spa has many pampering treatments at reasonable prices. The staff would have to be one of the best aspects of the hotel - they really go out of their way to be so friendly and helpful. The rooms are a bit out of date, but perhaps this adds to the history of the hotel. The new wing is very fancy and there are more developments happening at the moment. Overall a wonderful stay at the Rex.

Reviewed March 27, 2010

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9.3
Exceptional
Thomas from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Premium
Stayed 6 nights in April 2012

Just brilliant”

Location, rooms, decor, service

i really enjoyed staying at the rex. the location is truly perfect - my room overlooked the ho chi minh statue, 5 minutes walk from the refinery, 5 minutes from ben thanh market and saigon square, 10 minutes to apocalypse now, 10 minutes to notre dame, 10 minutes to the river, 20 minutes to bui vien/pham ngu lao... the room was super clean, modern, but with a vietnamese character. noise wasn't an issue. breakfast was great and service was efficient, friendly and helpful. free, fast, open wifi everywhere around the hotel (which is huge). the rooftop bar is a nice place to relax in the evening and the live bands were good, although obviously aimed their music at a certain age group. the swimming pool was well maintained but nothing special, just a standard rooftop pool. the gym was good, many (affluent) locals actually have membership there although i never saw more than 3 people in at one time. i've stayed at park hyatt before a couple of times but enjoyed my stay at rex much more - it's brilliant, and great value. i highly recommend it. by the way i stayed at a premium room which i think means new wing.

Reviewed April 20, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Karen from United States
Couple
Rex Suite
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

It's in the details”

The Rex Hotel has a lot of old Indochina charm and I'm glad we tried it . We booked the Rex Suite, since we like a spacious room. In the photo it showed a king bed only, which is what we wanted. What we got was a king bed plus another bed alongside. That left little space on one side of the bed and only one night table for one person. There is a partition in the room so that there is a small sitting area when you walk in the door with some,pretty stiff looking furniture. The bathroom is older decor, a little tired, and the "blackout" curtains had gaps at the sides and allowed light throughout, more like greyout curtains. The wood floors look good but creak when you walk on them. The breakfast is definitely the best we've had in our many stays in Saigon and the pool and health club were lovely. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Ran out of time to try the spa, which had a good menu and not bad prices for a five star hotel. The location is good, especially if you like high end shopping. Overall it was pleasant; we will continue to stay at a more secluded hotel in District 1 when we return

Reviewed November 04, 2016

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9.7
Exceptional
Yuki from Japan
Family with teens
Premium
Stayed 1 night in February 2011

"Great location with excellent service"”

Reasonable price and good breakfast

we stayed at the rex hotel, ho chi minh, for one night during tit (lunar new year period). as it is located in the center of the city, the street was crowded with people and bikes. fortunately the room we stayed was in new wing, and we can avoid the noise. the premium room was not as large as we imagined, but extremely clean and modern. there was no problem of water shortage. both large bath tub and shower booth were equipped, so it was comfortable for us. what i liked best was that they were kind enough to keep our luggage after checking out. our return flight was very late at night (23:55), we could see around the town and ate dinner without heavy luggage before leaving for airport by taxi. the clerk called a reliable taxi for us. it is a very convenient location for shopping, eating, and sightseeing. we also recommend you to stay at new wing as it is much quieter.

Reviewed February 10, 2011

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9.7
Exceptional
Alan from Singapore
Group
Rex Suite
Stayed 3 nights in December 2011

Centralized location”

Centralized location

Stayed here for 3 nights and booked the Rex suite. The hotel is very centralized which means that you can literally walk to most tourist sites in HCMC. It's located right across the Cityhall. The hotel itself is an attraction as I found out from some local tour brochures which included a visit to the Rex hotel. The famous rooftop bar is just located at the top of the hotel. The cho Ben thanh market is about 15 minutes walk away. The notre dame cathedral and the central post office is just a 10 minutes walk. The war remnants museum is about a 20-25 minutes walk and the HCMC museum is a 10 minutes walk.The hotel is located in the main shopping belt and the are tons of eateries, some famous ones just around the hotel. If you want to visit the Saigon river, it's just a 20 minutes walk, passing by the Bitexco financial tower. The location of the hotel is simply fantastic. Check in was quick and the front office staff was very friendly and attentive. They speak pretty good English too, and it's a bonus here in Vietnam as I found that not many people can speak English. They always smile at us when we were walking past the reception area. The lobby is huge and there is also a casino located within the hotel. The Rex suite was huge, with 1 queen and 2 double beds. There is a separate living room, dining room and another room with the 2 double beds. There is also a balcony overlooking the city hall. Basically, the rooms are cleaned everyday and one day, the room attendant even knocked on our doors to ask if we may need anything. Our beverages were refreshed everyday. The closeness to the main street also meant that it can get a bit noisy at times. Our suite is located on the old wing, which is not a problem at all. In fact, we had our breakfast every morning just one floor up. The swimming pool and the gym are also located on level 5. Breakfast offers a great selection and it's simply great. Overall, a fantastic stay and I will surely booked this place again if I am

Reviewed March 16, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
Andrew from Australia
Couple
Premium
Stayed 5 nights in October 2012

Excellent service,, but rooms were overrated”

Excellent service

Rex is known to locals as the top hotel in Ho Chi Minh City due to it's very cental location, if Ben Thanh Market is the heart of the city, then this is the right lung without a doubt. The service provided by the hostesses during breakfast was great. They know how to do their job very well. Both Swimming pools and gym facilities were top notch, however the swimming pool mattresses did need a bit of a clean and the workers seemed too keen to hang around the bar to care. However, rooms did not feel 5 star. Great but not quite earning that last star. The bathroom door did not close properly. Certain power points did not work well with the lightboard which was confusing. Wifi was only available in the first metre or so inside the room, but I brought this up with reception and they got someone to install a separate router in the room which was great. However the router depended on power points controlled by the silly lightboard, so when you switch certain lights on/off, it messed with the power of the router. Coming into the hotel, the welcome was not quite the 5 star greeting I was expecting. But in a country where people are struggling to put food on their plate, I don't think I'll even bother with 5 star accommodation in future. It just felt wrong if you know what I mean.

Reviewed October 28, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Made from Indonesia
Group
Stayed 4 nights in April 2011

Lovely Hotel and Service with a Smile”

The Service...The Place

what a great hotel it was...yes...maybe there is some misunderstanding in some cases but the way hotel to handled it...really shows a 5 star hotel service...really hold the line of "customer is king"...and have a great place or location because really near to the place that we are looking for such as ben tnanh market...hard rock cafe...so for sure really looking forward to come back there again if we visiting ho chi minh city in the next future and for sure really highly recommended for all the traveller who wants or have a plan to go to ho chi minh city... the price just like 3 or 4 star hotel but the service & the hospitality is really really really like 5 star hotel... have a great day all <<...>>

Reviewed May 06, 2011

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9.7
Exceptional
Lewis from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in September 2010

Very good experience”

Location, staff performance, entertainment and food
Hotel rooms and corridors looks a little worn, but there are some renovations currently being undertaken.

We had no complaints about the service and performance of the staff at the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City. They were excellent. The location of the hotel wonderful as it is within walking distance of some great restaurants and the Ben Thanh markets. The open air restaurant at night is great entertainment, and the breakfast is first class. Overall, we had a great time at the Rex Hotel and would recommend it to other travellers.

Reviewed September 13, 2010

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9.7
Exceptional
Robert from Australia
Couple
Rex Suite
Stayed 4 nights in August 2013

Quiet, elegant luxury”

Location, rooms, staff

We arrived earlier than anticipated, and within minutes a room was available for us - we were anticipating to be able to leave our luggage and go off to explore Ho Chi Minh.The suite (old Wing) we had booked was amazing with a view over HCM Square and the central round about, but with little traffic noise. Being directly under the Roof Garden we did get serenaded by the music until 2300 hours a couple of nights, quite pleasant.The room itself was large, comfortable with the most amazingly comfortable bed we had for our 5 week stay in SE Asia.The roof garden is a true experience - the drinks are Western prices or better.We chose to have dinner one night at the SH lounge opposite so the we could view the Rex from across the road (highly recommended for the food, experience and view).We were also able to organise a delayed check out by a couple of hours to match our flight, however we were there in the off season.Check in and check out was greatly appreciated, fast and efficient.There is a security presence in the hotel and we did experience it. All in all The Rex is an iconic hotel that well lives up to its reputation.The most beneficial comment I can make about the service is that I did not have to ask for anything - everything that I could have wanted was there, if it had been requested at booking, the issues were all noted and carried through without further prompting or enquiry. A lot of work goes in to make a guests stay as effortless and seamless as it was at the Rex. Exceptional.

Reviewed August 14, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
YISHUO from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2009

good location with good service”

Rex hotel is next to the city hall in Saigon which is very convenient for the travllers to do the sightseeing. the hotel is very clean and concierge service is extremely good. the breakfast is also a good choice for travellers with variety of foods.
The hotel is very old and need to do the decoration again.

Rex hotel is located in the City center of Ho chi minh city which is the heart of Saigon. The service in the hotel is very good which make you very comfortable. The bathroom is very big and clean. Breakfast is very good with variety of foods. The fitness center and swimming pool is very big.

Reviewed October 05, 2009

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9.3
Exceptional
Bertram from United States
Couple
Stayed 7 nights in December 2009

A Gem in HCMC”

the breakfast buffet is enormous and delicious; Rooftop Bar has great views of the city; staff very friendly and attentive; wireless is free and a very good hotel gym is also free
rooms in the old section can be noisy if you are next to the street; also live music from the Rooftop Bar will keep you up if you want to go to bed before midnight.

The Rex is one of the grade dame hotels of Ho Chi Minh City. Given that the hotel has been expanded several times and renovated in different eras, there is a wide discrepancy in the quality of the rooms. Ours was on the 4th floor with a restricted view of an interior courtyard. Given that the Rooftop Bar is on the 5th floor and has live music every night, we could hear all the lyrics quite clearly in our room. But the delicious breakfast buffet, free wireless and gym, and rooftop swimming pools all made this a trip to remember.

Reviewed January 04, 2010

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9.0
Exceptional
scott from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2012

Oasis in a Sea of Insanity”

customer service, clean, central location, historical building, rooftop drinks

After two weeks on the road, we decided to splurge at the Rex Hotel before heading to Cambodia. Great move. The hotel is in the thick of things in Ho Chi Minh yet remains relatively calm and quiet within. The history behind the hotel (journalists during the American War stayed here) adds to its romanticism. The hotel has two open air pools which are so nice, esp at night, after a day of sweating in the streets. We also got a drink on the rooftop, which has stellar views but also sells the most expensive drinks we had while in the country. So beware. The rooms were clean, comfortable, everything worked. All in all, a good experience.

Reviewed January 25, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Philip from United Kingdom
Group
Rex Suite
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

Great hotel, central location, exellent service”

Suites are luxurious and comfortable,historic Hotel

This is the third time we have stayed in the Rex Hotel in Ho Chi Minh as it is our favourite choice. The suites are elegant, large, reasonably priced and comfortable. There are 2 rooftop swimming pools with a fantastic bar that has a great city view. The service is incredible - everyone is so obliging, friendly and professional and nothing is too much trouble. We had a breakfast option included which is good value as the buffet offers a mixed selection of fresh local cuisine.

Reviewed October 10, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
Loi from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2010

Brilliant Rex Hotel”

Nice view from the breakfast reastaurant, good location within waliking distance from all tourist attraction
Hotel slightly old and lights at corridor slightly dim

i would recommend rex hotel to any tourist who wish to stay and visit ho chi minh city for a week or more. the location is very central and all tourist attractions in the city is within walking distance. also can find good shopping center just next to the hotel. hotel gives welcome fruit basket and also nice swimming pool. the room rates is a good value for money. it is a 5 stars hotel.

Reviewed April 24, 2010

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9.3
Exceptional
Lester from Singapore
Family with young children
Premium
Stayed 4 nights in June 2014

As central as you can get to the heart of Saigon”

Rooms were spacious and well equipped, the breakfast buffet was every morning's highlight, the location was unbeatable!

I stayed there for 6 days with my family; wife and 2 kids. I booked a suite which was alot larger than I expected. While it's an old hotel (and some areas like the swimming pool showed it), it was very well maintained. We used the hotel's tour agent for visits to Cu Chi, Mekong Delta, and even the water puppets. It is significantly pricer than the others but it comes with premium service, e.g. huge SUV for Cu Chi and Mekong, and a Merc S Class for water puppets. On hindsight, I would recommend using them for the long distance tours like Cu Chi and Mekong but a cheaper alternative for activities within the city limits. The food at the Rex is ace. My wife claimed to have had the best pho in her life at the hotel's rooftop bar. The breakfast spread, too, was amazing and kept my kids well fed for the day ahead. Location wise, every taxi driver knows 'Rex Hotel' as it's an institution in HCMC. The hotel is quite literally at the center of the city so for the price, it'great value. Overall a great choice for a hotel if you want 5 star amenities at a competitive price.

Reviewed August 06, 2014

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