Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hotel Majestic Saigon ~ An Elegant Dame of Saigon



THE HOTEL

The Hotel Majestic Saigon is one of the oldest hotels in the city of Saigon. It was built in 1925 and is one of the city's land mark hotels.  

The fa├žade and interiors are of French Colonial Architecture.

The lobby is grand and elegant. 


The high ceiling is adorned with exquisite chandeliers ~ just lovely to look at. 



Though I find it cute and adorable, the elevators (they have 2 identical elevators) at the Old Wing were puny ~ can only fit 4 people max at a time. 
Though we arrived at 10am (which was too early for the 2pm check-in), we were accommodated for an earlier check-in at 11am. 

With an hour to spare we left our bags and explored the restaurants and coffee shops around Hotel Majestic.  We were happy to see, there are plenty of food options to try.  

Our room was ready by the time we got back...



OUR ROOM

We booked a Colonial Suite via Agoda.  The room is spacious at 60sqm. A sliding door divides the bedroom from the seating/work area. 

Housekeeping was very generous with the toiletries ~ however they weren't ones I would take home. 



I love the wooden and antique furniture, parquet flooring and the elegantly marbled floor and walls of the bathroom and vanity sink.



The antique phone in the picture below is an actual working phone (right next to a high tech master room control for everything inside our bedroom #cool). 


I enjoyed the deep bath tub, but it could be full work out for an elderly person to get in to.  It would been nice if there were bubble bath soap and bath salts included in the toiletries.  


We were celebrating our anniversary and were pleasantly surprised with a welcome card and cake.








We were assigned at the 5th floor which is the same floor as the Breeze Skybar where they serve breakfast and was open 24 hours.  



I was sceptic that it might be too much noise for us to relax, but aside from the very few instances of loud bangs on the floor which could be accidentally dropped utensils from the kitchen, everything went well.





Our room view was not that great either. We got a view of the pool and a glimpse of Saigon Skydeck and Bui Vien Walking Street
I think a view of the Saigon River on the other side would have been romantic.






LOCATION

The hotel located in District 1 and was a perfect base for our 3 days stay in Saigon. It was just a short walk to many of the city's attractions.  
Will do a separate post on our Day 1 in Saigon with help from our friends from Saigon Hotpot.




BREAKFAST AT BREEZE SKY BAR




The set looks very appetizing, but quite mediocre and mostly repetitive.  In our 3 days stay having breakfast at Sky Bar the only ones I liked was the coffee and congee. The Japanese dim sum was a huge let down.  

It would have been nice too, I they offer more Vietnamese cuisine in their menu.













The saving grace of this restaurant, 
I think is the view of the Saigon River outside.



VERDICT

Despite the average breakfast and poor room location that we got,
We still LOVE the Hotel Majestic!

Hotel Majestic is a wonderful sight to look at, especially when it is all lit up at night.  As we walk the hotel's lobby, I imagine how grand it must have been during its heyday and feel enliven. We were truly enthralled with the hotel's rich history and glorious past.

Being guests here made us feel as special as the hotel itself!


For inquiries and reservations you may visit Hotel Majestic's webpage: majesticsaigon.com


  • Address: 
  • 1 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Tel: (84-28) 3829 5517
  • Fax: (84-28) 3829 5510









3 comments:

  1. What a beautiful hotel to stay at for 3 days! And I love those regal cushioned seats in the lobby ha.

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  2. This hotel looks grand, sayang lang you don't have a river view. I also prefer a hotel with a nice view. Maganda pa yung pool view, naexperience ko na yung wall ang view. hehehe!

    P.S. You can adjust the width of your site, so the pictures will fit your frame. :)

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  3. The hotel looks classy and regal! I've never been to a lot of hotels kaya na-aamaze ako when I read hotel reviews online :) Thanks for sharing!

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