Continental Hotel......known as the "Grand Dame" of Hotels, was another one built during French rule.
The Hotel is famous...... for the famous people that have stayed here. One well known person was the writer "Somerset Maugham"
A beautiful building with an inner courtyard, nice for afternoon tea!
One of the great landmark buildings from the French colonial era is the 4-story Hotel Continental. It was built in 1885 by the Societe des Grands Hotels Indochinois and its terrace was the meeting place for the French high society in Saigon. It features in both Graham Greene's 'The Quiet American' and Somerset Maugham's 'The Gentleman in the Parlour'.
Most of the action in Graham Greene's "The Quiet American" takes place in and around this hotel. The hotel was built at the turn of the 19th century and is probably the most elegant hotel in Saigon.
If you want an idea of what you will be looking at here pull out a DVD of "The Quiet American" staring Michel Caine and Brendan Fraser.