Hotel Des Arts Saigon
At a Glance
Hotel Des Arts Saigon has the highest rooftop bar and pool in the city, boasting incredible views and a buzzing atmosphere
The common areas and rooms of the hotel are decorated with Colonial artwork from the owner's own collection
The hotel's Saigon Kitchen offers a fun street food style set-up, with a number of open cooking stations
Hotel Des Arts is close to the city centre, and within easy reach of key cultural sites
The hotel feels very stylish, and combines Colonial decor with modern design
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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 Hotel Des Arts Saigon
Centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, the stylish Hotel Des Arts Saigon provides a retreat from the hustle and bustle, whilst boasting the city's trendiest rooftop bar and pool. Quirky yet refined design makes this a city hotel with a difference.
With a name like Hotel Des Arts, it is perhaps not surprising that much of what makes the hotel unique is its decor and design. The hotel combines Colonial elegance with modern flourishes, and the walls are lined with paintings and antiques, selected from the owner's own personal art collection.
The facilities at Hotel Des Arts also embrace this eclectic combination. Enjoy afternoon tea accompanied by music from the grand piano in the ground-floor Café des Beaux Arts, before heading to the rooftop Social Club Bar, where you can sip on a delicious cocktail and listen to chill-out tracks played by a DJ as the sun goes down. The hotel's rooftop boasts the highest bar and infinity pool in the city, and provides fantastic views across Saigon. While the pool is reserved for in-house guests only, the bar is popular in the evenings with outside visitors.
The hotel's Saigon Kitchen Restaurant offers all-day dining. Mimicking a typical street food court, the open kitchens take the taste buds on a journey up and down Vietnam, and there are also Western dishes. Up on the 23rd floor, the Social Club Restaurant offers its diners beautiful views across Ho Chi Minh City and serves European-inspired cuisine, using fresh seasonal produce.
The rooms are fairly compact, but cleverly designed, with a sophisticated and luxurious colour palette of gold, cream and polished wood. The suites offer much more space, including larger bathrooms. All rooms and suites offer a combination of Colonial decor, including custom-designed furnishings and period artwork, with modern touches such as flat-screen TVs and air-conditioning.
Hotel Des Arts has 168 rooms and suites, spread across five categories. All rooms and suites feature flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi and signature Asprey bathroom amenities. Sky rooms and the Executive Studio Suites offer access to the Sky Lounge, where guests can enjoy personalised check-in and check-out, daily buffet breakfast, all day refreshments such as juice, soft drinks and snacks, daily High Tea and evening wine and nibbles.
While there are no specific facilities for children at Hotel des Arts Saigon, families are welcome and baby sitting is available upon request. The rooms are not able to accommodate extra beds, and whilst there are some interconnecting options these are limited, therefore we feel Hotel Des Arts is more suitable for couples or families with older children.
Hotel Des Arts Saigon has two restaurants. The Saigon Kitchen offers all-day dining in a street food inspired setting, with both Western and Asian cuisine. The Social Club Restaurant is on the 23rd floor, offering fantastic views across the city and European dishes for dinner. For those looking for a cocktail, hot beverage, lighter lunch or indulgent afternoon tea, there is Café des Beaux Arts. The hotel's crowning glory is the Social Club Rooftop Bar, which serves cocktails and delicious nibbles and light-bites.
Also on the roof is the hotel's welcoming saltwater infinity pool; the highest pool in the city. On the 3rd floor, guests can find Le Spa des Artistes. There are six treatment rooms, with massages and therapies influenced by European and Asian techniques. For those who want to keep active, there is also a fitness centre.
Hotel des Arts Saigon is close to many of the city's cultural highlights, including Notre Dame Cathedral and the Opera House. Scott Dunn can arrange a number of exciting excursions for you, including guided tours of the city, boat trips on the Mekong Delta and visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels.
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.
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.
Half Day City Tour of Hanoi
Start this fascinating historical tour at Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, an imposing monument lavishly built using marble and granite, and where the preserved body of 'Uncle Ho' resides. You will then visit Ho Chi Minh's House, where he lived and worked.
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.
A Short Getaway to Saigon & Mekong Delta
Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho
from £1100 pp inc flights & transfers for 4 nights
- From the busy metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City to the floating villages and markets on the river, you will discover the many faces of Vietnam.
- Sample the world best street food in Saigon with a food expert.
- An excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels for an introduction to the rough encounter the country had with the Americans.
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City
from £3000 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- A unique itinerary combining city stops, cultural experiences, stunning scenery and a tight focus on finding new culinary delights.
- Enjoy the hotspots of Vietnam and soak up the history and culture of this wonderful country while indulging in some delicious local food and drink.
- Two city stops are perfectly balanced by a blissful night among the scenery of Halong Bay, and a short break in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An on the central coast.
Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Central Coast & Ho Chi Minh City
from £3800 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights
- Embed yourselves into the most characterful, boutique properties that are impossible to forget and stand out from the crowd
- Get under the skin of Hanoi’s vibrant art scene with a showcase of a curator’s private collection and visit to an artist’s studio
- Weave between the towering limestone karsts out of the emerald waters of Halong Bay, as you spend the night on an iconic, traditional junk-boat
Saigon, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi & Halong Bay
from £2000 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- Most comprehensive itinerary, travelling from the South to the North, enjoying the diverse culture, scenery, architecture and cuisine.
- Experience some of the unique and coolest modes of transportation including cyclo ride, the round basket boat and the overnight junk boat cruise along Halong Bay
- Sample some of the world's best street food in Saigon and Hanoi
Location & directions
Hotel Des Arts Saigon is located in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 3, close to the city centre and a number of the area's cultural highlights.
How to get there
There are frequent international and domestic flights into Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Traffic dependent, Hotel Des Arts Saigon is a 25-minute drive from the airport.
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