- 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
Ho Chi Minh City
- 90 bedrooms
- Rooftop Pool
- Boutique hotel chain
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
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