This is one of the top hotels in Ho Chi Minh so I will try not to repeat what other travellers have already said. The main thing for me was that I was allowed to check in at 10 am, which I really appreciated since I'd got up at 6 to fly from Da Nang, and also offered a late check-out at 3 pm the following day as I was catching the evening flight back to London.
My room was non-descript but OK, with a big bathroom and all the expected comforts -plus some of the unexpected ones like a heated loo seat (!). The breakfast buffet is a real feast and has a great choice of food -particularly if you like Japanese- but I would have appreciated a wider variety of fruit, muesli rather than sugary corn flakes, and brown bread.
The Legend seems quite popular with families, which is fine if you are travelling with children yourself but not so wonderful if you are not -there were kids screaming and running around the pool area most of the time I was there, and a very noisy birthday party in the restaurant on Sunday afternoon. Other than that, very pleasant hotel with attentive staff, close to Dong Khoi and the Opera. Good value compared to other 4-5 star hotels I checked prior to booking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fronting the scenic Saigon River and only 3-5 minute walk to famous Opera House, Dong Khoi Street and Le Thanh Ton Street for shopping, dining and entertainment, Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon, the most beloved 5-star hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, combines natural beauty and sheer opulence to provide the best for the discerning traveler. The breathtaking resort-setting and its distinctive architectural interior gives a feeling of luxury and tranquility. A legendary hotel inherits good and ancient Vietnam with garden falls, pond and fountain. The top pattern of the bronze drum, symbol of the sun, from ancient times, frames the entrance of guest rooms. The twelve horary signs in the atrium, the lobby surrounded by colonnades and the giant horse sculptures all of which induce you to meander in the space of the hotel. ... more less
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