Let me cut right to the chase. I loved the Intercontinental Asiana Saigon. I loved my room I loved the staff. I loved the Club Lounge. I loved the location. My only complaint was that sometimes, the wifi was iffy. But really, this was a great hotel. With my Club Room package, I was gifted eight pieces of laundry for my stay. That alone made the Club Room worth it because if you’ve done laundry in a hotel lately, you know that eight pieces of laundry is basically like five hundred fifty million dollars. I am trying to think of anything else I didn’t like and I honestly can’t come up with anything. The safe was at EYE LEVEL. (I’m going to start a new movement…the “hotel safe at eye level” movement.) There was nightly turn-down service. Bottled water was plentiful, and the food in the lounge was absolutely fantastic. (And Vietnamese! Unlike my stay at the Sofitel Metropole in Hanoi, where they kept trying to give me eggs for breakfast and baguettes (not bahn mi) for lunch.) Is The Intercontinental Saigon super trendy? No. Is it super luxurious? No. But it’s pretty generally great. So if you’re looking for a business class hotel in Saigon, this is it! Book a room now, and definitely consider booking a club room!
Funny part…I asked one of my tour guides to take me for a fresh beer at a place where locals drink. “People who stay at the Intercontinental never ask to go for fresh beer,” he said. (Vietnam makes this beer every day without preservatives. It’s pretty cool.)