An Lam Saigon
At a Glance
A stylish and peaceful boutique hotel that's just 15 minutes from Saigon
It was once a private home so it feels warm and inviting but also very chic
There's a two bedroom villa so it's ideal for families as well as friends travelling together
The fusion Vietnamese-French cuisine is delicious and the restaurant has views over the river
An ideal option for those not wanting to stay in the centre of Saigon
Best time to Visit
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Hot all year round and December to April is the dry season with occasional rain. May to November is the wet season with showers almost every day and flooding in the Mekong Delta can occur. December is the coolest month, while April and May tend to be the hottest months.
To start planning your holiday to An Lam Saigon
Once a private home, An Lam Saigon is now a relaxed boutique hotel just 25 minutes from the centre of Saigon by boat. It's perfect for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle at the end of a day exploring.
An Lam Saigon is ideal if you'd rather avoid the city overnight, returning to something peaceful and unique. The property sits on the banks of the Saigon River. There's a spa and riverfront restaurant as well as a pool, perfect for a dip in the steamy afternoon heat.
The rooms and villas are set back from the river in clusters spread throughout the grounds. Some feature large sitting areas, balconies or terraces as well as outdoor bathrooms. Some even boast private pools and river views. The rooms feature some traditional Vietnamese and French touches with polished wooden floors and crisp white sheets. The style of the rooms is more contemporary, whereas the main public areas of the resort are designed to feel more simple, using natural materials.
Food is one of the highlights at An Lam Saigon, with Luc Binh being the main affair. Serving a-la-carte Vietnamese and French cuisine, the restaurant looks out to the river. If you arrive early enough we'd recommend eating outside; there are three tables on the terrace overlooking the river but its on a first come first serve basis.
For those who want to stay back at the hotel through the day you might want to spend time in the pampering spa, enjoy a cookery lesson, take part in a yoga lesson or simply relax around the pool.
We think An Lam Saigon is a good alterative for those who do not wish to stay in the city centre, however it is worth being aware that it is not for those wanting high levels of luxury or glamour, as it is fairly low-key.
There are 17 beautiful villas and suites spread throughout the tropical gardens.
The resort offers a babysitting service.
The lovely Luc Binh Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch & dinner. There is no extra fees on room service!
Cordelia Nicholls (Staff)
An Lam is a great choice for those not keen on staying in central Saigon but wanting to dip in and out; it's 20 minutes by speedboat up the river or 40 by car. The suites are set in jungle-like gardens which although gives the feeling of being in the countryside, does mean it is quite dark.
Victoria Hogg (Staff)
Visiting Ho Chi Minh City for the second time, I was eager to find a more boutique property that wasn't in the heart of the city. An Lam Private Residences offers just that and for those who are staying in Ho Chi Minh for more than a night or two, then this would be the perfect retreat. The setting of the hotel is just idyllic, and you can spend hours sitting at the beautiful riverside restaurant watching the river life go by! I was lucky enough to stay in a Pool Suite (unique especially for a city hotel), which was absolutely perfect to take a dip in after a busy day in the heat. All in all, if you're prepared to be located just out of the city, then this really does tick all the boxes.
A Day in Cai Be
Cai Be is one of the busiest hubs in the Mekong Delta, home to many local industries and surrounded by scenic countryside lined with waterways and orchards. Explore the area on land and water, stopping for a delicious lunch at a traditional house.
A Morning like a Local Saigonese
Spend the morning exploring the local side of Saigon, winding your way through the alleys, stopping off to sample local snacks, chatting with traders and visiting colourful markets. This is a great introduction to Vietnam's most lively city.
A O Show, Saigon Opera House
Experience the richness of Vietnamese culture in the A O Show using bamboo cirque, acrobatic acts and theatrical visual drama at the historic Saigon Opera House.
Dinner at Former US Ambassador’s Residence in Saigon
If you are looking to experience a slice of history first hand, you cannot beat the home-hosted dinner at the former US Ambassador’s Residence in Saigon, otherwise known as Ho Chi Minh City.
Foodie Walking Tour of Saigon
This morning tour explores Saigon's fragrant street food on foot with a local expert. Explore markets, try authentic Banh Mi, enjoy Vietnamese ice tea and sit down to lunch at a local canteen.
Retracing The Past; Saigon's Wartime History
This half day tour will take you to some of the key sites connected to Saigon's wartime history, including the Reunification Palace, the former residence of 1960s US Ambassador Mr. Henry C. Lodge Jr, and the rooftop of the famous Rex Hotel.
Saigon Food Tour by Vespa
Saigon is one of the most exhilarating cities in Southeast Asia and this immersive tour, on the back of a Vespa, is one of the best ways to enjoy the city and its food.
Tour of Saigon
Our city tour allows you to marvel at Saigon's historical landmarks including the Notre Dame Cathedral. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Central Post Office, designed by the French architect, Gustav Eiffel.
Location & directions
Located on the fringe of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), An Lam Saigon River is approximately 40 minutes from the centre of town or a 15 minute speedboat journey.
How to get there
11-hour international flight to Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Saigon. An Lam Saigon River is a further 40 minute drive from town, or a 15 minute speedboat transfer.
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