Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Equatorial
242 Tran Binh Trong, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Part of a Malaysian-owned chain of five-star hotels, the Equatorial has spacious rooms, an excellent seafood restaurant, and impeccable service. The rooms are welcoming and modern, with individual temperature control and a bedside control panel for the in-room electronics. Public areas include a cozy café, a sophisticated lounge, and a bar alongside the inviting outdoor pool, which is lit up at night (do try the swim-up bar). The spa and health club are among Ho Chi Minh City's best, and the Thursday night free-flow wine and seafood buffet should not be missed.
- live entertainment in the lounge Thursday to Saturday
- 15 to 20 minutes from downtown (but the hotel offers a regular free shuttle service).
Rate Includes: Free breakfast