Caravelle Hotel

Location: Saigon & Mekong Delta | Vietnam

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

Caravelle Hotel was a hub for the international media during the Vietnam War, and is slap bang in the middle of Ho Chi Minh's heritage site. With its 1960s architecture, and central location, Caravelle Hotel provides a historic base to immerse yourself in Saigon's rich cultural tapestry.
Perfect forThose seeking a historic and cosmopolitan base, with a variety of sights on their doorstep.
In the knowDuring the war the iconic rooftop bar, Saigon Saigon, was a hub for the international media, enabling journalists to observe front-line action from their tenth floor perch.

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  • Luxury Hotel

Hotel Overview


Just twenty minutes from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the Caravelle sits in Saigon’s Lam Son Square, perfectly placed for the famous opera house, shopping, bars, restaurants and markets.

Rooms at Caravelle Hotel

There are 335 spacious rooms, including Signature superior and deluxe rooms and the palatial Signature suites. All rooms at Caravelle Hotel are stylishly decorated, and have floor to ceiling windows that overlook the buzzing city and industrious Saigon River. Spread out in comfort, peruse your finds from the Ben Thanh markets, and if you’re staying on the Signature floor, enjoy a free evening cocktail and many other in-room goodies.

Food and Facilities

Reflections Restaurant serves eclectic fusion dishes made by Michelin starred chefs, along with expertly matched wines. For a quick bite to eat before heading into Saigon, there’s the more informal Nineteen Restaurant where you can choose from an international buffet. Outside, there’s a tropical oasis, with a pool: perfect for relaxing after a packed day sight-seeing.

Activities at Caravelle Hotel

Caravelle Hotel couldn’t be better located when it comes to history and culture. The famous Opera Theatre is just across the road, whilst the War Remnants Museum, and Reunification Palace are a five minute walk away. After exploring the eccentric markets and big name shops, you can enjoy a coffee by the teaming Saigon River as the packed hydrofoils ferry people to work.

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