Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar
Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar
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TheBones
Perth, Australia176 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
The rooftop bar is famous for daily news reports during the Vietnam war, and so has a lot of history to it.

It overlooks central Saigon streets in a great spot and is setup classically and looks lovely.

Similar in some ways to the classic Raffles long bar in Singapore but much less expensive (around $20 for the signature cocktails).

Live music playing in the corner near the crown, super professional service and a very big range of customer types all blended together.

Try their signature five o’clock follies cocktail, sounds a bit strange but is really delicious, a must try for Saigon visitors!
Written 14 January 2023
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Emily B
4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Really disappointing experience. It was highly recommended from a friend. Poor service, inconsistent cocktails (a couple were good, some were undrinkable). We were stalked by an employee who then scammed us (hovered way too comfortably close by, listening to conversation and spying). He over charged us $400,000 dong and tried to make us pay a million dong over what was quoted on our bill. Horrible morals and you don’t expect this kind of treatment at a 5 star hotel. Would not mind paying western prices at this kind of establishment however you expect impeccable service and amazing drinks.
Written 10 August 2022
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Cindy P
Southampton, UK279 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Came to Rex hotel to take a look because of the history behind it during the war and it being a place the journalists were based. We had a lovely Saigon beer on the roof top and surveyed the sights of Ho Ch Min City.
Written 29 March 2020
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Jerome B
Columbia, MD1,010 contributions
Feb 2020
Saw lots of news reports from here during the war. Now it's just a nice rooftop bar with good views - of the former CIA Station (from which the helicopters took off at Saigon fell), of the pedestrian street (including HCM statue below) and of the Saigon skyline. Worth visiting for the vicarious nostalgia.
Written 22 February 2020
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Paul L
32 contributions
Feb 2020
After a trip to the Cu Chi tunnels we cleaned ourselves up for a cocktail at this historic bar, grabbing a table on the balcony with a great view down on the square. Yes it is pricey for Vietnam, so we decided to go all in for the jumbo Mojito which was very good! Great staff, and the live music was also great, highly recommended (if you're not keeping an eye on costs).
Written 17 February 2020
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TMOH8
Guildford, UK2,149 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were exploring Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon on our first night and stopped here for a cocktail overlooking the city's main pedestrianised Street. Well worth it.

From here you have a wonderful view of the colourful new skyscrapers, the city hall and the statue of good ol' uncle Ho.

Perhaps the rooftop bar has lost a little of it colonial feel but still a great vantage point. Happy hour (2 for 1) until 7.00pm but cocktails are reasonably priced by western standards in any event.

I would recommend this bar and also that at the Hotel Majestic, which overlooks the river.
Written 7 February 2020
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Per U
Skien, Norway521 contributions
Jan 2020
Overpriced, but a Place you have to attend. As aNorwegian I cannot complain paying a beer the same price as at home. Good atmosphere - fantastic view at night time. good music.
Written 17 January 2020
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Atomic Kitten
Brisbane, Australia238 contributions
Nov 2019
We came here for cocktails after doing the Chi Chi tunnels, so we were a bit dirty and probably not dressed for the occassion. We returned another night and enjoyed the views and cocktails more
Written 8 January 2020
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Terry F
Friendswood, TX91 contributions
Dec 2019
We visited in the middle of the afternoon just to say we walked were news correspondents walked in the 60's. Had a drink and tried to imagine seeing Cronkite or Brinkley. Great view.
Written 4 January 2020
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Stephan S
Vechta, Germany196 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
From the rooftop you have an excellent view across downtown, but that’s about it. Cocktails are about 30 percent more expensive than in other comparable locations in the area and not as good. Service is slow.
Written 3 January 2020
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