In the heart of historic Ho Chi Minh City, the Rex Hotel has stood as a local landmark for over 80 years. This five-star institution sits close to the Parisian, colonial-style People’s Committee Hall and many notable attractions such as Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum. Exploring on foot from here is easy, though so too is taking public transport. The airport is located just 7km away.
La CochinChine spa brings together healing traditions and rituals from across Vietnam, India and China – resulting in a spa that has an abundance of natural treatments designed to restore your natural wellbeing. Should you need to keep up your fitness regime, there’s also a gym with state-of-the-art resistance and cardiovascular equipment, with personal trainers on hand to offer tailor-made programmes.
A spacious and first-class hotel, the Rex is divided into the East Wing, West Wing and Executive Wing. The East offers rooms and suites in classic Vietnamese decor,
bright and airy, and with soundproofing for a relaxing sleep. Some have their own private balconies that overlook the downtown streets. A recent renovation in the West Wing has resulted in some stunning higher-end abodes with updated styles; while the grandest accommodation is reserved for the Executive Wing, including a Presidential Suite.
Take part in that most French of sports on the rooftop on cooler evenings, as the tennis court of the Rex Hotel is floodlit. Coaching and racket rental is available too. Two outdoor swimming pools can be found on-site, meaning you can enjoy an afternoon dip while overlooking the high-rise buildings of downtown. When you want to get out and about, try Ben Thanh market, not far from the hotel. Here you can shop for everything from watches to meat, spices and even scorpions!
Take your pick from four restaurants, a café and a bar without ever stepping foot outside the hotel. Hoa Mai Restaurant has a blend of the finest cuisine from across the country and other Asian dishes, served up alongside live music and dance shows. Fine dining at Cung Dinh features ceremonial music and a menu of exquisite Vietnamese fare. And the huge vertical garden has cocktails, a global menu and a stunning setting with a tropical backdrop and a waterfall.
Ho Chi Minh CitySaigonVietnam