New World Hotel Saigon

76 Le Lai St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
#9 of 261 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 12 reviews
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Best hotel in town!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 31, 2009

The dinner buffet was to DIE for! Lots of fresh oysters, lobsters, crabs, clams, and other international cuisine. Ditto for breakfast.

It's very pricey but recommendable if only for its sheer luxury.

Unique Quality: Just 2 blocks from Ben Thanh market, with a park across the street for a touch of green. They have a pool, spa, gym and a splendid dining hall with wine bottles stacked up the wall.

Nice hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 21, 2008

A very nice hotel which is near the Behn Than Market. It is also near one of the main pho restaurants, Pho 24, which was visited by Bill Clinton when he visited VIetnam as president. The rooms are nice, clean and spacious. Their buffet breakfast is fabulous with many choices from a American breakfast of eggs, ham, bacon to an Asian breakfast of Pho and porraige to a European with toast and jam.

A little pricey but well worth it.

Too Expensive For a Normal 5 Star Hotel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 5, 2008

i have been in Saigon for the past few years and have stayed at New World Hotel for at least 2 to 3 times. The rooms are standard for 5 stars hotel worldwide but the price is too pricey. There are many good hotels around with lower price and better rooms. I will recommend this hotel for business travellers whom company is paying for it and need to be in central of Saigon. If you are going there on your own for leisure, too high a price to pay

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it's a whole NEW WORLD at Saigon

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 18, 2007

said to be among the best hotels in Ho Chi Minh City. my verdict = it lives up to its promise.
so if you are on a budget, this hotel's prices are not so friendly to the pockets.

Unique Quality: its a 5-star hotel. hahaha! plus it's walking distance to/from Ben Than Market and other shopping places.

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Huge & Very Comfortable

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 22, 2007

This is a business end hotel ,which also appeals to the tourist market.

Rooms are very well equipped, and the night views of the city from the rooms at the front of the hotel were quite exciting.

Rooms were fully stocked with decent toiletries, and the turndown service included a small doll being left on our pillows ( makes a change from a mint).

Decent array of TV channels, basically everything you would expect from a high end business hotel.

Breakfast buffet was very good if somewhat expensive.

We got a good rate from Expedia on this hotel at £57.00 GBP per room per night, but this is a hughe corporate hotel, so if you are looking for something a little more authentic, then try the Majestic

Unique Quality: Nice views from the high rooms at the front of the hotel.

Nice touch of doormen giving you a card with the plate number of the taxi that they put you in in case of overcharging or complaint.

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Great location, comfy rooms

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 26, 2007

I was pretty surprised when I arrived in the New World Hotel Saigon because compared to all the surrounding buildings, it is very modern and rather posh. You would not know the difference between this hotel and other major hotels in Malaysia or Singapore.

Located next to Le Lai Park & about 10 min walk to the famous Ben Thanh market, it is no wonder that the New World Hotel Saigon is a popular choice for many visitors to HCMC. I would rather think that this hotel is more suited for either business travelers or tourists with money because the rates are pretty high (more than US$100++ per night)

Three Vietnamese musicians welcomed me at the reception area when I arrived lending a pleasant atmosphere. My room was average size with all the modern amenities and two comfortable twin beds. A welcome fruit basket filled with sweet local produce was sent to my room shortly after checking in.

Breakfast was nothing to shout about, there was a noodle station and the rest were pastries, fruits & cereal.

Unique Quality: Location, location, location plus 5-star service is what is great about the New World Hotel Saigon. With Ben Thanh market, restaurants & popular sites (e.g Municipals Hall, Reunification Hall) just minutes away on foot or taxi, it is a great choice for those who want convenience & comfort

There are also several nice shops in the same building including a local designer handbag shop (very nice) and other international brands e.g L'Occitane, Cle de Peau

Directions: About 10 min walk from Ben Thanh Market, next to Lelai Park

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Saigon's Best Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 27, 2006

After much searching on the internet and reading many great tips from VTers, we decided to stay at the New World hotel in Saigon. I have stayed in many fine hotels in the world through my business travels and I find that the New World in Saigon is as good as any four stars hotels that I have been to. We got the executive floor access and it was very much worth the extra price for us. If you need 24x7 internet access and a nice place to unwind, the executive floor at the New World definitely fits the bill.

The room is a little small but the bathroom has all the amenities that you"ll need for your stay. The staff is extremely nice, helpful and they all speak SOME english. The hotel is conveniently locate in the middle of town and you will have easy access to most of the tourist spots (Ben Thanh, Bui Dien, old US embassy, Cho Lon ...)

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Best Located Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 18, 2006

A comfortable stay (although paid by my company) New World Hotel was not disappointing at all. It was adequately equipped . Service was excellent - to the extent that when I wanted a change of towels at 10pm, the housekeeping guy came with a smile and promptly too. Adequate number of tv channels for you to catch up with the world out there.

This is hotel is ideal for the first time traveler and the business traveler.

Unique Quality: Location: Located in the middle of the city.
For the shopper - About 800metres away from %L[http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/tp/1676d4/ Ben Thanh Market . Its also a short distance by Taxi to the Post Office or Notre Dame . Cost about US$1
For the Gambler in you- there is International gambling spot almost next to the hotel. Walking time from Hotel to this place is less than 5 mins.
For the tourist - Its an ideal location going to Chu Chi (beat the army of bicycles) and to the other districts.

Character:
Pool, Sports Club, gym a flood-lit tennis court, steam bath, sauna and massage rooms. Comforts of home. and nice friendly staff

Food:
The hotel breakfast has a good enough spread to fill you up and nice view of the park. If you want another choice of meals - you can try the Pho 2000 which is on the way to Ben Thanh Market .

Directions: Walking Distance about 10 min from Ben Thanh market

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Voted best Business hotel.

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 18, 2006

My wife and I stayed there for 5 nights. As New World Hotel is run by Marriot you can expect the usual 5 star standards one comes to expect of Marriot. NWH went an extra mile to cater to families with young kids by providing a children's playground, kids' playroom and a decent pool.

Unique Quality: The breakfast buffet was not among the best of Marriots' hotels in Asia but the lunch buffet at its Cups and Spoons boasts of an excellent selection and quality. Be prepared to pay about US$ 20 or more.

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Among Saigon's best

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 8, 2006

I booked a room on the hotel's "executive floors" (10-14). That entitled me to access to the executive lounge -- free breakfast as well as snacks and drinks throughout the day, magazines and newspapers, and interenet access. That made the extra $20 a day I paid well worth it.

The room was large and well appointed, with a queen size bed, desk, chairs, and sofa; also an in-room safe, and a large bathroom with more than the usual accessories.

Unique Quality: Large pool; three fine restaurants (Vietnamese/international, Chinese, and Japanese), plus a lobby bar serving snacks and 24-hour room service; nice shops.

Directions: A bit remote from central Saigon and the most interesting sites.

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A Wonderful Hotel in Saigon!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 27, 2005

New World Hotel Saigon played a significant part in my first trip to Ho Chi Minh City. Having booked one of the deluxe rooms in their Executive Floors, I had high expectations in terms of services and facilities. I was not disappointed.

My room on the 10th floor, while a mere duplicate of its counterparts in other 5-star hotels, had a cozy feel on top of a high ceiling which did not leave me feeling confined. The relatively firm mattress suited me well. The bathroom had a complete set of toiletries and amenities replenished everyday, with two complimentary bottles of mineral water always on hand to quench my thirst after a heavy day of sightseeing. There is also an iron and board plus umbrella and in-room safe to complete the room perks. What's more, the nightly turndown service includes two small Vietnamese figurines (instead of mint chocolates) neatly placed on top of the table beside the bed. What a sweet thought!

Unique Quality: But the best has yet to come because the executive lounge is just great! Breakfast buffet has a good spread. Not overflowing but more than enough to last you till past lunch. The 24-hour complimentary drinks are a definite plus instead of stocking up on sodas in my room. The happy hour cocktails from 5:30-7:30pm are a welcome treat. I thought that they will only serve finger foods, but the buffet was so varied and filling that rice, several viands, pastries, fruits, sushi, sashimi and the like were included. I hated eating so much during this time because it meant losing my appetite for a dinner outside the hotel. But I never complained because everything was for free.

The lounge also included complimentary broadband internet use in their two computer stations which In found very useful. There is also a private reading area and a very refreshing open area where you can take your meals or simply laze around while taking advantage of the sweeping views of the city - be it day or night.

The location couldn't be better. It is just a 5-minute walk to Ben Thanh Market which is excellent for shopping from 7-am-6pm. The area turns into a pedestrian mall at night so you can check it out even if you arrived late from day tours. There is also a good number of restaurants nearby. Vietnamese noodle shops like Pho 2000 and Pho 24 have outlets in the vicinity. Taxicabs are cheap and plentiful and going to other areas in District 1, 3 or 5 is effortless.

And the staff? They are among the friendliest and most attentive hotel personnel I've ever encountered in all my travels. Obviously, I was extremely happy with my stay in this hotel and would give it high recommendations.

Directions: near Ben Thanh Market on District 1

New World Hotel

by written on August 25, 2002

US$70 with the agency, US$90 normal

Unique Quality: It's a nice modern hotel. Quite expensive though and the location of the hotel is a little far from the main bars and restaurants. Bill Clinton stayed here on his historic visit to Vietnam in 2000.

Directions: It is located near the Ben Thanh market on the Le Lai street.

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