From the street - isn't it charming?
We booked a deluxe room with a king sized bed.
Two elephants made through the art of towel folding greeted us when we entered the room. So adorable.
I have to tell a funny story on myself here. After taking a look around the room, I decided to wash my hands and there were no towels in the bathroom. Dumba** me started complaining to husband about "what kind of hotel doesn't stock the bathroom with towels?" and I was about to go down to the lobby to complain to the desk and have them send up some towels. I was almost to the door when I realized that the towel elephants were our towels. Duh!!! So glad I figured that out before making a fool of myself to the people running the desk!
Nice big bathroom. Bathrooms in Asian countries are usually floor to ceiling tile with a drain in the floor. Any water that sloshes out of the tub/shower goes down the drain and I imagine it also make bathroom cleaning super easy:
Desk, wardrobe and tv. There is a refrigerator in the wardrobe which was stocked with water, soda and beer. It came in very handy during our stay:
Electric kettle and complimentary water, tea, coffee and snacks:
The view from our room on the 6th floor:
One of my favorite things about the hotel was the rooftop bar appropriately named The View. It was so pleasant and peaceful up there and a true oasis of calm when we wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of the street. No matter how warm it was, there was always a nice breeze blowing as well.
The view from The View:
And, at night - so dramatic:
Like many Asian cities, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a mix of old and new:
At night, The View is brightly lit up which makes it the perfect landmark from the street:
If we ever return to Ho Chi Minh City, we will stay at the Duc Vuong Hotel again. It has not only met all of our expectations, it has exceeded them. I have to admit that I will feel a twinge of regret and sadness when it is time to leave.