One of the most popular hotels at the moment is the highrise LEGEND HOTEL, on Ton Duc Street. As well as boasting quality accommodation and dining facilities, the hotel is described on its website as the perfect place for conducting business. The meeting and banquet facilities are well equipped to cater to your every need.
A hotel that takes business and pleasure to heart, enjoy the best of Saigon while being pampered with superb accommodation and excellent service.
In the accommodation department, four kinds of rooms are available - deluxe, executive delux, executive junior suite and the legend suite. As far as prices are concerned, expect to pay about US$150 a night for the executive suite, ranging up to US$400 for the junior suite. As with other hotels in Vietnam, however, substantial discounts -- up to 50 per cent off in some cases -- can be obtained with astute bargaining. If you want to book online, go to the hotel website at www.legendsaigon.html.
In the meeting and banquet arena, three boardrooms are allocated, with names reflecting the Japanese heritage of this hotel -- they are the Kikyo, Lotus and Sakura Boardrooms. From small meetings to conferences, private dining or social functions, the boardrooms can accommodate up to 500 guests. The following bars and restaurants are in existence inside the Legend Hotel in Saigon -- the Lobby Lounge, the Atrium Cafe, famous for its buffets, Oggi Steak and Bar, the Crystal Jade Palace with Cantonese dishes, stunning seafood and dim sum, and the Yoshino Japanese restaurant, located on the second floor of the hotel and serving delicate omakase set dinners.
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Frommers give this hotel one star out of three. They claims: "This sprawling property -- always busy -- along the Saigon River gets mobbed with groups on package tours or large business and incentive crowds. The professional staff are quite unflappable though, and handle it all cheerily. This large, 17-floor Japanese joint venture is also popular for Japanese business travelers -- a good sign of a consistently high standard. Rooms are spacious if rather simple, like a chain hotel anywhere (although this is not a chain)... "
So-Net Blog: http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/sothis/archive/c308871
A Japanese blogosphere derived review, concerning Legend Hotel in Saigon: "今回宿泊するレジェンド・ホテル・サイゴン(Legend Hotel Saigon)は中心部から少し離れたサイゴン川の近くにあります。こ、高級ホテルです・・・。遺跡観光の時のままのTシャツ短パンの自分たちはちょっと周りから浮いてました(^^;。宿泊客はやはりアジア人が多く、日本人のツアー客もたくさん見かけました。ビジネスで来ている人もけっこういましたね。１階にはカジノもありました。
Virtual Tourist: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/6afe6/167100/3/.
Aliceinhn writes this concerning big buffets: "I should put this in restaurant tips but there is no template so I'm lazy as always. Anyway, the point is buffet in Legend Hotel Saigon is the best one I ever seen. You can have a really big choice. Range from Asian food to European and some of Latin American ones. Seafood is also plentiful. All are great and have typical flavor.
Lunch buffet: 10 USD
Dinner buffet: 17 USD
(excluding service charge and tax.)
"Unique Qualities: Really a good choice if you are lazy or get confused about the manu in restaurants in Saigon."
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I and a few other folks have already commented on the buffet at Legend Hotel in Saigon. Vietnam No. 1 has written, in English and Japanese, of the virtues of this buffet course --
If you don't have plenty of time but want to enjoy meals like in resorts, buffet lunch and buffet dinner at Legend hotel in Ho Chi Minh City is very nice. Restaurant is placed on the ground floor and you can enjoy Vietnamese, Western, Italian, Seafood, cheese, plenty of fruits and sweets and more. At dinner time you can enjoy wine at the buffet course.
Colorobo on Trip Advisor reported -- This a nice hotel. When I was there a large tour group was also staying there. Not a big deal except during breakfast buffet. By the way, the buffet was a great.
The gym is nice as well with decent equipement and was empty when I used it.
The club level is great with nice views of the river.
Overall, had a bit of an east block, old style hotel you may of found in Warsaw or Moscow, cerca 1990. From the tired Casino, to the robotic staff.
I wish I had stayed at the Park Hyatt, better location for tourist who want to walk around/shop, etc....