Hotel Continental Saigon


132-134 Dong Khoi Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City
10° 46' 36.5088" N, 106° 42' 9.2196" E

The beautiful four-story Hotel Continental Saigon is ideally located in the historic central area of Ho Chi Minh City (old Saigon) near all the major sights and conveniences for the tourist or business traveler. If you prefer walking a city, the hotel's location is perfect lying within walking distance of most major attractions, festivals, events, shopping, and the downtown financial center. The hotel's provincial beauty and location are part of the area's history from French colonial days, through wars, and into modern history.
In 1878, a French colonist and builder began construction of a Parisian style, continental hotel to provide the French traveler a style of luxury accommodation expected and needed after their arduous journey to this new French colonial outpost. Situated on Dong Khoi, the oldest and most central roads in colonial Saigon, the Continental Hotel was successfully opened in 1880.
In that same year, Notre Dame Cathedral "replica" was built followed by the Saigon Central Post Office (1886), the People's Community Office of Ho Chi Minh City (then Hotel de Ville, 1898) and just across the street the gorgeous Saigon Opera House in 1898 (now the Ho Chi Minn City municipal theatre).
Within this then and now beautiful hotel, a deluxe room provides a queen or twin beds with premium bedding, a separate sitting area, and a balcony. In addition, there is a kitchen area with a refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, mini-bar, and complimentary bottled water. The bathroom provides a modern shower tub combination, a makeup/shaving mirror, and telephone.
Besides a clock radio, premium cable and satellite TV channels are provided and displayed on a flat-panel, high definition TV. For internet access, there is wired/wireless complimentary (high-speed) internet access or dial-up access, if preferred. Hotel amenities include business meeting facilities and for pleasure a gym, spa, massage services, a sauna, and even babysitting.
Obviously, as already noted, there are a multitude of historical buildings to visit all within a small distance of your Continental Hotel’s home base. The list below includes some of those already mentioned and other sites colonial times and post independence such as the Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple and the Jade Emperor Pagoda or the War Remnants Museum or the Reunification Palace.
Moreover, as a Continental Hotel guest you are located amongst excellent restaurants, bars, and shopping. Either attend a performance at the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater or enjoy Vietnamese food at the Ngon Restaurant in Thao Dien Village for a traditional Vietnamese meal and water puppet show. Stroll by the Saigon Opera House and find a square full of young Vietnamese chatting the night away with friends.