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Continental Hotel

132-134 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
(4 star hotel)
#19 of 1,336 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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Historical French building hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 8, 2006

I did not stay here but this is the oldest hotel in the city and is set in a French building.

One of the city's most historical lodgings and it is recommended in the Singapore Straits Times newspaper.

It faces the French-styled municipal theatre and is where Graham Greene - the author of the Quiet American - used to stay.

Unique Quality: The hotel dates from the turn of the 19th century and received its last renovation in 1989 (unfortunately, at the hands of its aesthetically challenged owner, Saigon Tourist). Panelled wood ceilings with carved detailing accent the carpeted, cavernous rooms.

Directions: Located in the heart of Saigon, adjacent to the National Assembly (now the Municipal Theatre) where the press circle would gather around for collecting the information and discussing political issues and all.

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A beautiful old hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 31, 2006

We loved it at the Continental...we stayed at the Rex last year and found this to be much nicer...we had a corner room overlooking the busy street - a very large room with 4 windows and french doors opening onto a balcony. Everthing was within walking distance and taxi's just outside the door....it just had a lovely feel to it and although we were advised it was only a 3 star, in my book it definitely rated a 4 star.

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The Continental

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 26, 2004

If like me you're an insufferable romantic and sucker for nostalgia then the Continental is Saigon's number one hotel. This is the old Saigon of Grahame Greene and The Quiet American, and the days-gone-by of French Indochina. It was also a main journalist hang-out during the Vietnam War. So come here to sip black coffee, breakfast on fresh croissants, breathe in the history and sit and watch the beautiful girls in flowing ao dais cycle through central Saigon.

Take away the nostalgia and character and what you're left with is a perfectly fine but nothing too spectacular 3 star hotel. An attractive 19th century French building, it offers good food, good rooms and a great city centre location off Dong Khoi - one of the liveliest streets in the city.

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Continental Hotel

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 13, 2003

In this classic hotel, built in 1901 and refurbished in 1989 took place most of the famous novel “The Quiet American” (Graham Greene), which reflects life in Saigon before the Vietnam War against USA.

I visited it to take a tea in one of the bars, but I didn’t find it as charmy as I expected. Decadent, but refurbished in a very unipersonal style, this hotel has lost its charm, U can’t imagine how it must have been in the first half of the 20th century…

Rooms 55-130 USD.

Directions: At theend of the Le Loi boulevard, at the left of the Municipal Theatre.

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Amenities at Continental Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Suites
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet

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