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Pullman Saigon Centre: best new hotel to stay in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Pullman Saigon Centre: best new hotel to stay in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

During my family trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in April, we stayed at the swanky new Pullman Saigon Centre hotel.

Pullman, Accor’s upscale brand, just made its debut in Ho Chi Minh City in Feburary this year with the opening of the Pullman Sagion Centre in the heart of the city. The first Pullman property in Ho Chi Minh City and the third in Vietnam, the newly-built hotel is located in District 1, near the bustling Ben Thanh market, Saigon’s most famous local market.

It is very convenient to visit most of the city attractions from Pullman hotel. Most like Ben Thanh market are within walking distance or just a short cab ride away that should cost you no more than around 10,000 VND (~S$6) via metered taxis.

Love the location! You can feel the hustle and bustle of the city right outside the hotel

Love the location! You can feel the hustle and bustle of the city right outside the hotel

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there. For my son Asher, it seems the stay at Pullman hotel was the one thing he remembered most vividly about the trip. I just asked him yesterday what he best liked about out trip to Vietnam; his reply: “we stayed at Pullman hotel”.

Asher making a dash into Pullman hotel whenever we returned from our excursions

Asher making a dash into Pullman hotel whenever we returned from our excursions

Pullman Saigon Centre reflects the brand’s cosmopolitan, vibrant and modern identity, perfectly capturing the essence of hospitality for today’s upscale business and leisure – or “bleisure” – travelers.

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“Pullman Saigon Centre brings a new concept of hospitality to Ho Chi Minh City. With the latest technology and contemporary designed products, this hotel will appeal to business and leisure travellers alike.” Shared the hotel’s General Manager, Zayne Boon.

Hotel lobby

Hotel lobby

Art on the ceiling

Art on the ceiling

It certainly make sense for workaholics like me who need to be online every night to check my work emails, as well as to ensure all the websites I am running are doing okay. I do that for all my travel and would be a good model of a bleisure traveler.

Pullman Saigon Centre has 306 guest rooms, including 17 suites. The rooms range in size from 34 to 160 square metres and are outfitted with urban contemporary decor.

The furniture and amenities provide comfort and functionality for all types of travelers, featuring Pullman signature beds, separate rain showers, bathtubs, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet, coffee/tea making facilities, a 40-inch flat LED screen IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) with international channels, and multi-function panels that can integrate the room’s entertainment system with guests’ own devices.

IPTV and a nice work area with a view

IPTV and a nice work area with a view

Free Wi-Fi is one of the most important thing I look out for when choosing a hotel. The IPTV comes as a plus. Being a techie, I love being able to integrate my own tech devices with their entertainment system.

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The highlight of the rooms is the floor-to-ceiling windows that offer spectacular views of the city’s skyline. I took these photos from my room window:

View from our room on the 20th floor

View from our room on the 20th floor

Not exactly full of shiny skyscrapers, but Ho Chi Minh City is an up-and-coming city and I believe the cityscape will definitely change over the next few years

Not exactly full of shiny skyscrapers, but Ho Chi Minh City is an up-and-coming city and I believe the cityscape will definitely change over the next few years

Sunset

Sunset

Rachel reading to Asher by the full-length windows

Rachel reading to Asher by the full-length windows

A walkthrough of the Superior Room I stayed in at Pullman:

Stayed on the 20th floor

Stayed on the 20th floor

Welcome fruits

Welcome fruits

Bed

Bed

Bathrobes and cloth hangers

Bathrobes and cloth hangers

Bedside phone with all the necessary numbers for services just a button away

Bedside phone with all the necessary numbers for services just a button away

Snacks from the mini-bar

Snacks from the mini-bar

Coffee mugs

Coffee mugs

Wash sink

Wash sink

Shower

Shower

Bath kit

Bath kit

That magnifying mirror to see your pores at x100 times the size

That magnifying mirror to see your pores at x100 times the size

As we planned a relatively light itinerary for this trip, we have sufficient time to explore the hotel and enjoy their various amenities. For Asher, staying in the hotel is a relief for him from the blistering heat outside.

Pullman Saigon Centre features a 24-hour Fit Lounge, offering cardiovascular training, kinesis, weightlifting, and floor exercises. A Jacuzzi and a sauna are also available to help guests unwind. The Spa offers relaxation and regeneration with a range of targeted treatments of varying durations, adapted to the needs of both men and women. The hotel also features a large solarium outdoor swimming pool with a separate kids’ pool. Best of all, there’s a kids’ room which Asher spend some time monkeying around in:

Fit Lounge

Fit Lounge

The Spa

The Spa

Kids' pool

Kids’ pool

Adults' pool

Adults’ pool

Kids' room

Kids’ room

The hotel buffet breakfast at Food Connexion Restaurant was pretty awesome, with a decent spread of Vietnamese and international cuisines. We were staying over the Easter weekend and the restaurant was decorated for the festive occasion:

Food Connexion Restaurant

Food Connexion Restaurant

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It’s Easter!

Chocolate eggs everywhere

Chocolate eggs everywhere

Vietnamese pho station

Vietnamese pho station

Make your own pho

Make your own pho

The must-try vietnamese coffee

The must-try vietnamese coffee

Western breakfast items

Western breakfast items

Chinese items

Chinese items

Cereals and such

Cereals and such

Cold cut meat

Cold cut meat

Croissants and pastries

Croissants and pastries

Preserved fruits and nuts to go with the gourmet cheeses

Preserved fruits and nuts to go with the gourmet cheeses

Bananas and other fresh fruits

Bananas and other fresh fruits

Food Connexion Restaurant serves a sumptuous international buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as an a la carte menu served with wines by the glass or bottle from Pullman’s exclusive Vinoteca wine collection.

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Rachel also took time to knock down a shot of gin at the Urban Lounge at the ground floor:

The Urban Lounge

The Urban Lounge

Bar counter

Bar counter

Outdoor area

Outdoor area

For guests who are willing to fork out more for added comfort, the Executive Rooms and Suites may be worth topping up for.

Thee rooms are each fitted with an espresso machine, docking station, iron, and in-room fitness gear. These are located on the 25th-29th floors, along with access to the Executive Lounge on the 30th floor, which offers exclusive express check-in and check-out, complimentary breakfast and all-day coffee/tea and soft drinks, free usage of the boardroom, computer station and business services, as well as evening cocktails:

Executive Suite

Executive Suite

Signature Suite

Signature Suite

Besides enjoying the Executive Suite’s exclusive benefits, guests staying in the Pullman Signature Suite will get to indulge themselves in a private whirlpool bathtub. This sophisticated suite is perfect for honeymooners and those who enjoy the allure of an exclusive, upscale lifestyle:

For more information about staying at Pullman Saigon Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, visit their official website. 

I highly recommend Pullman Saigon Centre as the best new hotel to stay in Ho Chi Minh City.

It make even more sense to stay at Pullman to earn loyalty points if you are a registered member with the Le Club Accorhotels – a free, multi-brand loyalty programme that offers Accor hotel customers advantages and rewards in most Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, ibis, ibis styles, Adagio, Adagio Access, The Sebel, Grand Mercure and Thalassa sea & spa hotels. This means more than 2,700 budget to luxury hotels in the world!

Sign up for Le Club Accorhotels if you haven’t done so already! 

About The Author

alvinology

Alvin is a marketer by day and blogger by night. He is a 100% geek who spends too much time surfing the web.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    Need more comparatives between Pullman & Sofitel pls .. location, standard rooms, breakfast, etc .. tx in adv

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