- High end boutique hotel with individual feel
- Tranquil riverside location
- Super pool, gym, restaurant, and spa
- Complimentary speedboat into city centre
Villa Song is an elegant boutique hotel in a tranquil riverside location just outside the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, southern Vietnam. This French colonial style retreat offers 23 bespoke rooms and suites, a fine dining restaurant with river views, a lovely saltwater pool, verdant gardens, a gym, and a spa. The hotel operates a complimentary speedboat taxi from the hotel into the city’s bustling centre, 15 minutes away. This stylish property will appeal to travellers on a higher budget who want a serene and relaxing base from which to explore the heart of thriving Ho Chi Minh City.
The hotel sits on the banks of the Saigon River, in a genteel neighbourhood of upmarket houses and leafy avenues. Communal areas at Villa Song include an elegant restaurant and bar, Bistro Song Vie, which enjoys lovely views of the river and offers all day dining and a menu spanning Vietnamese, Asian, and Western cuisine. The hotel’s picturesque tropical gardens house a delightful 30m saltwater swimming pool flanked by loungers. There is a fully-equipped gym on site, plus a spa offering a range of massages and beauty treatments, for which booking is highly recommended. Guests can travel in style from Villa Song into the heart of Ho Chi Minh courtesy of the hotel’s complimentary speedboat which operates at regular intervals throughout the day.
Accommodation comprises 23 individually designed, beautifully appointed rooms and suites, all with wooden floors and neutral decor. Each has a double or twin beds, a sleek bathroom, and views of the garden or pool. All are equipped with satellite TV, a complimentary minibar, and Wi-Fi. Several rooms have private balconies and a separate lounge area. Rooms vary in size and layout from the ‘Writer’s Room’ which is ideal for a single traveller, to the expansive 'Imperial Suite' which boasts an impressive 105m2 of living space and comprises a king sized four poster bed, a separate lounge, a deluxe bathroom, and two private balconies with views of the river and the hotel pool.
Children are warmly welcome at Villa Song. Although there are no child specific facilities at the hotel, the swimming pool and lovely gardens will appeal to guests of all ages. A number of interconnecting rooms are available, which are a great choice for families or groups travelling together. Children under five years of age stay free of charge, and discounts are available for guests under 12 years of age. Cots are supplied free of charge, subject to availability.
Ho Chi Minh City
- Large, upmarket hotel in prime location
- Within walking distance of visitor attractions
- Choice of restaurants, roof bar
- Swimming pool, spa, fitness centre
Ho Chi Minh City
- Riverside location, rooftop pool
- 170 contemporary rooms
- 'Vertical Sky Bar' on 25th floor
- Spa and fitness centre
Ho Chi Minh City
- Near centre of Ho Chi Minh City
- On site health club, sauna & steam rooms
- Rooftop pool with sun loungers
- Short walk to market & Independence Palace
It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.
It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.
Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!
My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.
William M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)
The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.
Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!
Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good
Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.
Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.
Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.
Pippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019