The names of very few hotels evoke such fond, romantic images, and indeed such anticipation, as The Caravelle. Its breezy sound recalls its inspiration: the Iberian caravelas, or as the French called them, caravelles fast, light 15th-century sailing ships that explored the world in search of foreign trade, adventure and new horizons. And perhaps it’s no coincidence that Air France, which held a stake in the original building, and had its offices here since its opening, had also recently begun operating a fancy new jet airliner of the same name. Nowadays, Caravelle Saigon Hotel with its signature services is still the iconic landmark status in the heart of Saigon. In order to offer the guests with the best experience while staying in Saigon as part of its commitments, Caravelle has been taking a top-to-toe enhancement program to upgrade the property to an upscale and luxurious hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Caravelle Saigon is within 1.1 km from the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre and Ben Thanh Market. Car rentals and parking are available at an extra charge.
The hotel’s modern design combination of French and Vietnamese architecture promotes an ambience of relaxed conviviality despite it being over 53 years old. A wide range of 335 appointed non-smoking rooms are offered with Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the hotel. Amenities include six superb wining and dining venues and the well-known rooftop Saigon Saigon Bar with a bird's-eye balcony view of the neighborhood and live music. Along with 2 restaurants, this hotel has a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, 2 bars/lounges, a 24-hour health club, and a 24-hour fitness center are onsite. Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar on the ninth floor of the Caravelle Hotel will be forever immortalized for its role in the Vietnam War as the location of the daily war correspondents briefing, and it was the professions’ watering hole of choice all through the decade long conflict. Caravelle prides itself on offering traditional refinement in an ambiance that is welcoming, warm and offering luxurious modern living in sophisticated and understated elegant surroundings.
Whether your stay is for pleasure or for business, the Caravelle will pamper to every comfort and service conceivable to the discerning traveler. The completely transformed Saigon Saigon bar now observes the changing cityscape with effortless elegance. But the hotel’s fascinating list of guests, including Sir Michael Kane and Bill Clinton, and the sense of intimacy and comfort against the busy HCMC backdrop remain a constant throughout.