Fodor's Expert Review Caravelle Hotel
19–23 Lam Son Sq., Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Renovations in 2014 have freshened up this iconic hotel, which opened to the public on Christmas Eve 1959 and has entertained VIPs from around the globe throughout its storied history. When Saigon was the capital of South Vietnam in the 1960s, the Caravelle was filled with embassy staff and journalists, many of whom would gather at the hotel's famed Saigon Saigon Bar to share information and rumors. Today the Caravelle's original 10-story building has been joined by a newer 24-story building.
- imbued with Vietnam War mystique
- convenient location
- legendary bar
- not the best value in its price range
Rate Includes: No meals