Having witnessed and withstood the various periods of Vietnam’s turbulent history, Hotel Majestic Saigon is undoubtedly one of Ho Chi Minh City’s famous landmarks. The hotel boasts 175 rooms, six restaurants and bars, this chic art deco structure sits regally in the heart of the pulsating city, on the picturesque riverside corner of Dong Khoi Street. Much of its 83-year-old façade has been retained, as can be seen from the sweeping arches of the lobby and the private balconies of each room, enabling guests to take in the bustling street life of the city below.
Location-wise, the hotel is hard to beat. The world-famous Ben Thanh Market—where antique furniture, silks, and lacquer ware are sold—is within walking distance, while the Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral and Reunification Palace are all also a stone's throw away. Exploring the city’s busy network of streets and sights will surely be an adventure, and the best place to set foot from must surely be Hotel Majestic Saigon.