Despite fierce competition from international chains like Hyatt and Sheraton, which both have properties almost next door, the Caravelle remains the hotel of choice for discerning travelers in Ho Chi Minh City. For a start, it's rich in history, though regular renovations have covered any traces of its war-torn past. Its great appeal lies both in the character of the rooms and the impeccable service provided by front desk staff, concierge, indeed everyone in the hotel. All rooms are spacious (the smallest being 42 square meters), with oversize beds, floor-to-ceiling bay windows, and fabulous views from the upper floors. The location couldn't be better, looking over Lam Son Square and the Opera House (Municipal Theatre), and Dong Khoi with its tempting shops just round the corner. All rooms are equipped with everything you'll need including free Wi-Fi, but for a truly memorable experience, go for a Signature Floor room and enjoy extra perks like free evening cocktails. Whether you stay here or not, drop by the Saigon Saigon bar for a sundowner and sweeping city views.