Continental Saigon Hotel

 
Adress: 132 - 134 Dong Khoi street, - Dist.1 - Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam

 

Location: Dong Khoi Area
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Hotel Overview

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1880: The project to build the Hotel Continental Palace was realized by Pierre Cazeau, a home-appliance and construction material manufacturer. 
1911
: The Hotel was bought by Duke Monpensier.

1920s: Catinat street, where the Hotel Continental Palace located, was Saigon's "Canebière" - the name of a street in the city of Marseille, France. The famous French writer André Malreaux and his wife Clara were among the hotel''s permanent clients during 1924-1925.
1930:
Mathieu Franchini bought the hotel and ran it successfully for 30 years. After the defeat at Dien Bien Phu, the French colonial regime came to an end, and together with the withdraw of the French troop from Vietnam was the departure of Mathieu Franchini. During the World War II, many an American weekly magazine had its bureau installed at the Continental hotel; the Times on the first floor while the Newsweek the second.

 

1964-1975: Philippe, Mathieu Franchini's son, who had run the hotel until 1964, left Vietnam like his father before him. Then came the time when "Newsmen covering the Vietnam War measured the ups and downs of its course by the fortunes of the hotel, "according to Martin Meade, Joseph Fitchett and Anthony Lawrence in their book "Great oriented Hotels". Or as William Tuohy, Newsweek magazine''s Saigon bureau chief, wrote in his book "Dangerous Company": "After writing our stories, we would gather around the Continental Hotel for dinner and drinks. Many drinks.".

The reason for these newsmen to choose the Hotel Continental to gather was simple: it is located in the heart of Saigon, adjacent to the National Assembly (now the Municipal Theater) where the press circle would gather around for collecting the information and discussing political issues and all. The Hotel Continental was then called by  a very typical name: "Radio Catinat".

Guests calling the Continental home have included French writer Andre Malreaux and Briton Graham Greene (Room 214), who wrote "The Quiet American", a book about the warning days of French Indochina and the beginning of the American presence in Vietnam.
1975:
Some weeks after April 30, 1975, the hotel was closed.
1986:
The Hotel Continental was officially under the management of the Saigon Tourist Holding Company.

Sep. 1989 till now, a new Hotel Continental was re-born, yet its original French colonial architecture remained almost unchanged and once again the Hotel Continental becomes a great place of rendezvous to the business travelers as well as the tourists, who wish both to breathe the romantic and elegant air and to enjoy the luxurious and modern facilities at the same time, a unique experience that no other hotels in HoChiMinh City, or Saigon, can offer.

Hotel Accommodation

Superior Room

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(35m2 large) equipped with air-conditioner, IDD phone, satellite T.V, fire-alarm system, electric water heater, bath-tub, mini-bar, hair dryer, coffee & tea making facilities, toilet kit, complementary fresh fruits and daily newspaper. All Superior Rooms have garden view.
 

Deluxe Rooms

(43m2 large) equipped with air-conditioner, IDD phone, satellite T.V, fire-alarm system, electric water heater, bath-tub, mini-bar, rocking chair, hair dryer, coffee & tea making facilities, toilet kit, complementary fresh fruits and daily newspaper.
All Deluxe Rooms have small reception area with window or balcony over looking The Opera House or Dong Khoi Street.
 

Oriental Suite  

The Oriental Suite has a balcony in front, which provides a spectacular view of outdoor festivals. An open-air terrace in back, full of fresh flowers, is very charming and an excellent place for relaxation. This delightful 45 m2 (147 SQFT) Suite is a wonderful place from which to experience the delights of Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City.
 

Junior Suites

(55m2 large) equipped with air-conditioner, IDD phone, satellite T.V, fire-alarm system, electric water heater, bath-tub, mini-bar, rocking chair, hair dryer, coffee & tea making facilities, toilet kit, complementary fresh fruits and daily newspaper.
All Junior Suite rooms have living room with balcony facing the Opera House.
 

Continental Suites

(75m2 large) equipped with air-conditioner, IDD phone, satellite T.V, fire-alarm system, electric water heater, bath-tub, mini-bar, rocking chair, hair dryer, coffee & tea making facilities, toilet kit, complementary fresh fruits and daily newspaper.
Continental Suite have one bedroom and one living room facing hotel's garden or facing the Opera House.
 

Executive Suite

(81m2 large) equipped with air-conditioner, IDD phone, satellite T.V, fire-alarm system, electric water heater, bath-tub, mini-bar, rocking chair, hair dryer, coffee & tea making facilities, toilet kit, complementary fresh fruits and daily newspaper.
All Executive Suites have two private bedrooms and one living room with window over looking Dong Khoi street

Hotel Services & Amenities

Conference Rooms

In Professional Office Environments.
Capacity from 40pax to 100pax.
- Over Head Projector
- Slide Projector
- Screen
- Multimedia LCD Projector (Telex P-600)
- Color Television
- Video Recorder
- Stage & Podiums
- Wireless Microphones; Amplifier; Loud Speakers; Lighting System

Sauna & Massage

Many types of massage available, we also have sauna and gym. Everyone is welcome at Starrynite Bar

Fitness Center

Fitness Programs, Plans & Regimes
Decrease Fat, Increase Muscle, Fast

Gift Shop

Baskets, Decor, Jewelry, Watches,
Collectables, Dolls, Angels

VIP Meeting Room

The VIP Meeting Room has each the capacity  of accommodating up to 20 guests.