29. Park Hyatt Saigon

After our fabulous flights in from St. Petersburg, we took a taxi to the Park Hyatt Saigon.

29. Park Hyatt Saigon

Park Hyatt Saigon

Saigon, Vietnam

3 nights points redemption

Standard Room

This is a fabulous hotel and we knew it from the moment we walked in.  All the staff are extremely courteous and professional.  Smiles and warm greetings everywhere.  We headed to the check-in desk where we were warmly greeted and recognized as Hyatt Diamond members.

We were informed no Diamond upgrade opportunities were available and were assigned room 821 on the 2nd to top floor.  We were told we would have complimentary breakfast for two at the Opera restaurant, or could opt for our complimentary breakfast via room service(!).  We were also offered a check-in amenity.  We opted for the home-made spring rolls and hot green tea.  It was brought up promptly.

We were escorted to our room by the check-in agent.

Vietnam is a very inexpensive place although this hotel is probably one of the most expensive in the country with rates starting at USD150 and up.  In a busy week, rates can be almost USD400 a night.  We used 15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points per night, transferred to Hyatt to pay for this room.  This was an exceptional value for a Park Hyatt.

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Room 821, a standard room.

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View of the hallway and closet as you walk in.

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Awesome marble-everything bathroom.  There were not jack and jill sinks, however the shower-room had a bathtub and a spacious “open” shower with “rain” overhead spigot or euro-style hand-held spigot.

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The bedroom was a standard, comfortable size.  The bed was oh-so comfortable.  We really enjoyed how clean and comfortable this room was.

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Our view from outside of the room.  You can see the pool below on the 3rd floor, and the Saigon skyline outside.

Lady Tocqueville loves breakfast.  And Asian hotel breakfasts never disappoint.  We had high expectations going in.  And we were blown away.  The “Opera Breakfast” will normally set you back $30 per person in a city where you can have a “street breakfast” for $1.50.  This was an awesome complimentary breakfast.

You are given a menu.  Basically, the Continental Breakfast, one of the best I have ever seen, is included.  You can also order a hot entree cooked for you by one of the multiple chefs in the open air kitchen.  We tried the Beef Pho, Crab Vermicelli, and Beef Curry with Baguette.  They were all so delicious.

The breakfast service literally has at least two dozen employees, maybe more.  They made all their own pastries home-made under the supervision of an Italian pastry chef.  There was a deli counter where they use a slicer to freshly serve your cold cuts or cheese.  There were tons of fruits and exotic fruits including jackfruit, mangosteen, and pomello.  Hell, they had fresh honey still on the honeycomb.  I tried to snap a few pictures to do this breakfast justice.

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The pots in the foreground are not part of the buffet.  The chefs use this to cook up the hot made to order entrees like Pho or Crab Vermicelli.

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The nuts and grains section.

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The massive and beautiful fruit display.  Everything was sliced with such love and professional attention.

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The on-site made pastry zone.

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The deli counter.  How ridiculous!

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Breakfast our first morning of Beef Pho with some cold cuts, fresh bread, a donut, and a pretzel.  Now this is what I call vacation.

We savored this breakfast each morning.  As nice as room service would have been, we wanted to exploit the buffet’s awesomeness each morning so we made it down each day.

We cooled our jets at the hotel pool a couple times.  They provide you towels, cold ginger tea, and fresh fruit on a stick while enjoying this quiet respite in noisy Saigon

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The Park Hyatt Saigon pool.  Not pictures is the locker room, which is the most impressive hotel locker room I have seen.  A massive hot tub, “sleeper chairs”, clean showers, and plenty of high-end toiletries at the marble sinks.

On our last day the hotel gave us our request 4PM late check-out, a perk of being a Hyatt Diamond member.  We lounged around the pool after we vacated our room at 4PM.  We had a 7PM dinner reservation and from there we would head to the airport for our 11:30PM flight to Tokyo.  This hotel is an oasis in the awesome assault on all senses known as Saigon.

 

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