When you first visit Vietnam, you will face one of the largest scam scenes you can ever imagine. In this not-so-tourist-friendly environment, finding a good hotel in Ho Chi Minh City can be a challenge. Thankfully, we arrived well prepared and booked at the Legend Hotel Saigon.
Located in the heart of the District 1 in Ho Chi Minh, the Legend Hotel Saigon is located a stone’s throw away from most of the city’s attractions: the Opera House, Ben Thanh Market, Notre Dame Cathedral etc. In addition, you will also be situated close to numerous eateries and bars, ranging from the small local ones in a dark corner to the fancy elegant expat ones (our personal recommendation: Vietnam House @ Dong Khoi Street 93-95).
The Legend Hotel Saigon, managed by the Ascott group, offers 282 spacious rooms and very complete facilities. The bed we had in our river view room was truly gigantic and very comfortable. While the room is slightly outdated, it is still very comfortable and convenient. A notable mention should be made about the very fast speed Wi-Fi Internet connection available in the room, something rather rare in Vietnam.
The swimming pool of the Legend Hotel Saigon is large and surrounded by comfortable long chairs. If you want to relax after a long day at work, you will also find a Jacuzzi operating from 6PM to 9 PM every day. Towels are fresh and provided to the guests free of charge. If you are into sports, you will also be able to work out in a very complete gym.
Nevertheless, our very favorite point at the Legend Hotel Saigon is the breakfast buffet available every morning. You will be presented with a wide range of options from all corners of the world. Enjoy fresh pancakes, banana bread and a fresh espresso is a real delight before heading for a hectic day in Ho Chi Minh.