Novotel Saigon Centre Hotel - review by Rusty Compass
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Novotel Saigon Centre Hotel

| 28 Jun 2017
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Novotel Saigon Centre Hotel
167 Hai Ba Trung Street District 3, Ho Chi Minh City


Price guide: From around US$100

Our rating
28 Jun 2017

The Novotel Saigon Centre is bright, colorful, reasonably priced and a 5 minute cab ride from most city travel offerings.

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On busy Hai Ba Trung St a couple of kms from the heart of the city on the border of District 1 and 3. You'll probably end up taking the inexpensive 5 minute cab ride rather than the 15 minute walk. There are some good local eateries in the vicinity of the hotel.


Novotel Saigon Centre is reasonably located but the name is misleading and likely to cause confusion. It is most definitely not in central Saigon (it borders district 1 and district 3).

Once you make it to the hotel though, it offers the solid predictability that is the hallmark of the Accor owned Novotel chain.

Housed in a freshly minted but unremarkable glass tower, the interiors of its 247 rooms are bright and welcoming. All rooms have generous windows looking out across Saigon's packed urban landscape.

The lead-in room category is on the tight side but thoughtful design means that they're perfectly comfortable. Suites are generous and well priced for their size. They're a good option for families.

The swimming pool is mostly under cover unfortunately, and is on the small side at around 12 metres. Not great if you're planning some laps. It's better set up for the kids.

Free wifi, LCD TV, small pool, gym.

Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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We had a 5 day stay at Novotel. The area is not perhaps as interesting as the Old Compass Cafe's location, but catching an Uber was an easy way to get around. Would definitely stay here again. Ask for a corner room and you'll get a floor to ceiling window that overlooks the busy intersection. Good entertainment for children and adults alike. Excellent noise insulation. Clean. Comfortable beds. Super friendly staff. Wide breakfast selection. Cool (as in temperature) that never seems to get busy. Great recommendation from Rusty Compass.

  • kat
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Friday, 29 September 2017 15:06