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Caravelle Hotel

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Large, upmarket hotel in prime location
- Within walking distance of visitor attractions
- Choice of restaurants, roof bar
- Swimming pool, spa, fitness centre

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Overview

Caravelle Hotel is an extensive, upmarket property in a prime central location in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, southern Vietnam. This deluxe hotel offers a high level of service along with 335 spacious rooms and suites, several dining options, a rooftop bar, a 7th floor outdoor pool, a fitness centre, and a spa. Caravelle is a contemporary, highly comfortable oasis in the heart of this thriving metropolis.

Built in 1959, the hotel was a popular haunt for foreign journalists reporting on the Vietnam War. The Caravelle has an excellent location in the city’s District 1, opposite the Opera House and within walking distance of cultural and historical attractions including Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City Museum, the Reunification Palace, City Hall, and the War Remnants Museum. Ben Thanh Market and the shopping and entertainment areas of Dong Khoi and Union Square Mall are also nearby.

Guest areas include an elegant gourmet restaurant, 'Reflections', which offers fine dining with a five course dinner menu spanning international and Vietnamese cuisine. Note a smart casual dress code applies. ‘Nineteen’ is a buffet style restaurant, especially popular for its meat and seafood specialities, and its excellent breakfasts. There is an all-day tapas bar serving light meals, whilst the hotel’s elegant café offers light meals throughout the day, including traditional afternoon tea. Caravelle’s iconic rooftop bar boasts stunning views of the city’s skyline, and is a great venue for a sundowner. The hotel also has a champagne bar and 24 hour in-room dining is available.

Facilities include a lovely outdoor pool with an adjacent pool bar in a leafy courtyard on the 7th floor. For the energetic, Caravelle’s fully equipped fitness centre is open 24 hours, or choose to relax with an indulgent massage or beauty treatment at the hotel spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

The accommodation comprises 335 stylish, contemporary rooms and suites. Room sizes range from generous deluxe rooms which offer king or twin beds, sleek bathrooms, and exhilarating views of the city or the Saigon River, to expansive suites with separate sleeping and living areas. Largest of all is the impressive Caravelle Suite, measuring a whopping 136m2, and comprising a bedroom with a king size bed and separate dressing room, a deluxe bathroom and separate guest WC, plus a kitchen, a study, a lounge, a dining room and a private terrace. All rooms and suites offer satellite TV, telephone, air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi and hot drink facilities. Guests staying in ‘Signature’ rooms enjoy access to a guest lounge, along with complimentary cocktails and canapes.

Children are extremely welcome. Each room can accommodate up to two adults and one child, and an extra bed can be supplied, subject to additional cost. The hotel offers a number of adjoining rooms which are ideal for families, with discounts available to guests under 12 years of age.

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Average Rating

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  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

  • We had the most incredible time thank you. We loved Karen Blixen camp and felt part of a family there, it was incredibly special. And Breezes was very relaxing.
    We can't fault all the transfers and the moment we were greeted on the tarmac at Nairobi airport we knew we were going to be well cared for.

    Thank you so much to you and all the Tourdust team for making it such a happy and memorable trip.

    MissingZoe A reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Beach on 27 August 2019

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