The Myst Dong Khoi, Saigon - review by Rusty Compass
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The Myst Dong Khoi, Saigon

| 30 May 2017
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The Myst Dong Khoi, Saigon
6-8 Ho Huan Nghiep St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City


Price guide: More than 100US

Our rating
30 May 2017

Genuine boutique feel with locally inspired design touches. Generous rooms. Great central location. If you don't mind staying away from the big hotel names, this is a good choice.

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The Myst Dong Khoi is actually located just off Dong Khoi St, looking over the Saigon River. Close by everything. The only downside is a newly commenced construction project next door that will eventually have a big impact on views, noise and everything.

Rooms, feel and everything else

With tasteful, spacious rooms, a cosy boutique feel and a great location, The Myst is a great base for a Saigon stay.

Basic rooms are a roomy 40sqm. They’re bathed in natural light and most enjoy views down the river and across Saigon’s textured cityscape. Book a high floor to be sure you get views.

Staff were friendly and helpful.

The rooftop pool area’s a nice escape in the heart of the city as well, and has interesting views across the fast evolving skyline.

It feels like these guys have done a good job with a complicated space. Saigon needs more places like this.

The only downside is that the views will be gone in a few years when a new tower, said to be the Hilton hotel, goes up right in front of the Myst. Enjoy it while you can.

Rusty Compass listings are always independent. We recommend the places we think you should know about. That’s it. We haven’t stayed at The Myst but we’ve visited on two occasions. No payment was received for this listing.

Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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We happened upon the Old Compass Cafe and met Mark sitting at the lunch counter. He recommended that we stay at The Myst and he was spot-on. Interesting building inside and out. However, I would ask to see a room before you say "yes". Some of the rooms have terrific views across Saigon and others have a tiny peephole or not much at all. The 11th floor, rooms 1104 and 1106, are a good size and both have good views. Room 1107 was not good. The rooftop pool was a welcome relief each day, especially for the children. Cool-ish water with lots of cool people lounging around. Service was exceptional. Dinner restaurant was okay, but wouldn't eat there again. Breakfast was good, but eggs can be hit or miss. The construction noise from the Hilton is considerable. It goes from 10am to 10pm. Every clang of a hammer reverberates up the sides of the buildings. And the jackhammers go full throttle for hours at a time. Some of the rooms are insulated from the noise. Neither the restaurant nor the pool area offer respite from the noise assault. The pool staff simply turn the music up :) Would stay there again due to the staff and service, but would be very particular about room choice due to construction noise.

  • kat
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Friday, 29 September 2017 15:12