Sofitel Saigon Plaza, Ho Chi Minh City

sofitel saigon plaza

France plays a significant role in the history of Vietnam so it seems fitting that the luxury French hotel brand Sofitel has such a presence in the country. In Ho Chi Minh the Sofitel Saigon Plaza is modern and luxurious, a cool and calm place to escape the city madness.

To feel like a VIP, opt for one of the club rooms on the 18th floor, with access to the exclusive lounge for complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening canapés and cocktails. The outdoor swimming pool is also located on this floor, which is a bonus in a destination described as having two seasons: hot and very hot!

Our bedroom was smart and simple, with touches of Vietnamese and French design. Red lantern lights offered colour by the bedside and wire lampshades hung artistically from the ceiling. A writing desk by the window had impressive views of the city below. The bed was topped with crisp white sheets and a large comforting duvet, it was an extremely nice prospect to return home to each night after a day of exhausted sightseeing. The tea and coffee facilities are comically concealed in a giant white dumpling basket.

The compact bathroom is smartly designed to fit into a small area, with power shower, separate toilet and his-and-hers sinks. The mirrored surfaces give the illusion of more space, whilst also giving a contemporary feel. The shower is stocked with indulgent Lanvin toiletries that left my hair smooth and strong as well as smelling fragrant.

We found a few great Vietnamese and Western restaurants nearby to the hotel, but there is also plenty to feast on in the club lounge. I was particularly impressed with the evening snacks, a range of delicious cheeses and cold meats, dumplings and spring rolls, cakes and fruit. Sit back with a G&T or a glass of champagne and watch the sun go down over the city.

Sofitel Saigon Plaza is a great base for your Ho Chi Minh holiday, but is also a lovely place to spend time if the heat gets too much. We arrived in the city in the midst of the Lunar New Year, when much of the city was closed, but I was only too happy to take the opportunity to rest at the Sofitel Plaza and enjoy all the little luxuries at this fine accommodation.

More information and book a room at Sofitel Saigon Plaza here.