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Rex Hotel

One of Saigon's best known hotels

Photo of Rex Hotel, 141 Nguyen Hue Blvd, District 1, Saigon. , Ho Chi Minh City

What we say: 3.5 stars

One of Saigon's best known hotels, the venerable Rex Hotel is a rambling affair bringing together the best and the not-so-best of Vietnamese hospitality and hotel facilities. Many US officers were billeted here during the American war, and their daily press conferences — known as the Five O'Clock foibles — were held on the hotel's spacious terrace bar. Today the hotel retains a somewhat quirky charm, delivered with a generous dose of rattan and beaded curtains throughout. One of the highlights is the unashamedly over-the-top rooftop garden with its somewhat tatty bar, the hotel's epicentre of kitsch. It's certainly not to be missed — though luckily you don't need to stay in the Rex to experience it. With the recent completion of a new wing and renovations of the existing hotel, the Rex recently achieved five-star status. With 70 new rooms, a swimming pool, an executive floor and meeting rooms, and a drop in prices it is beginning to lure some of some of the business crowd away from the Hyatt, Caravelle and Sheraton.


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141 Nguyen Hue Blvd, District 1, Saigon.  T: (08) 3829 2185 F: (08) 3829 6536  
Email them at: rexhotel@rex.com.vn
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Suite 155 USD 155 USD
Superior - Double 125 USD 125 USD
Deluxe- Double 140 USD 140 USD

Added to Travelfish on: 19th December, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 19th June, 2014

Last reviewed by:
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton and he spends most of his time in Bali, Indonesia.
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Rex Hotel
141 Nguyen Hue Blvd, District 1, Saigon. 
T: (08) 3829 2185 F: (08) 3829 6536  
rexhotel@rex.com.vn
http://www.rexhotelvietnam.com

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