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Review: Park Hyatt Saigon, Park King Suite + Garden View King

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Review: Park Hyatt Saigon, Park King Suite + Garden View King

After a FANTASTIC EVA Air Royal Laurel flight and a seamless Visa on Arrival experience we were excited to arrive and check out the Park Hyatt Saigon for New Years. It’s situated in District 1 right off of Lam Son Square ( facing a Coffee Bean for those addicted Angelenos) and a hop, skip, and a jump from the Opera House. Seriously, the location could not be better. Whether it’s a custom suit, roof top drinks, or some of the best restaurants in the city – you’re within walking distance. Cash rates were roughly $400, but luckily we’d booked when Hyatt cash + points rates were available, which are a steal at 7500 + $100. What’s even better? We were able to put a Diamond Suite upgrade on top of it that cleared for our last night at the hotel. Needless to say we were stoked to check out the Park Hyatt Saigon.

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First Impression: Love the French Colonial Vietnamese Fusion.

Saigon is a BUSTLING city.  Scooters, people, people, Scooters, and then more Scooters. Walking into the Park Hyatt you feel immediately removed. It also didn’t have the usual modern/stark design aspect of many a Park Hyatt. This felt luxurious, personal, detailed, subtle, rich, and homey.

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 The Deets:

  • Where: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • When: December, 2016
  • Loyalty: Hyatt Gold Passport
  • Status: Diamond
  • Rate: 7500 + $100
  • Upgrade: Yes to a Garden View King + Park King Suite
  • Breakfast can be had in Opera or Room Service

Check-in

We arrived a little after noon, the hotel was fully booked, and didn’t have any rooms available.  We asked if a twin room would be possible if a suite wasn’t going to come through, and they were so booked that even that couldn’t be accommodated. Again – so lucky to lock down cash+points for NYE. They thought it wouldn’t be long and invited us to enjoy some welcome drinks in the Park Lounge.

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THEY WERE DELICIOUS. Within 45 mins we had a room.

 2 nights in a Garden View King. 1 night in a Park King Suite. iPad controls. Hello 2017!

Garden View King

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The funny thing is Dave and I had initially reserved a King room because we thought that it would be the best strategy for a suite upgrade.  Without a suite we’d obviously rather have our own beds, but the hotel was sold out! The strategy came through for our final night tho!

The room is incredibly well appointed. Nespresso, Bose, and fine linens – but what I loved the most? The amenity drawer! I don’t know why I even bothered to pack anything – it’s all in there.Park Hyatt Saigon - 132 of 134

The detail is really impressive. The rooms aren’t overly large and to save space they incorporated a closet that opens to both the hallway and the bathroom. The hardwood floors and carpeting are seamlessly integrated and I really loved the fully enclosed Shower/bath combo.

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 I think if we’d stayed at a time with lower occupancy rate we’d have been upgraded again from the Park King Suite.  The staff was super nice and really worked things around to upgrade us the last night.  I’d also recommend using a DSU here – the jump from a Garden View King to Park King is significant. 

 

Pool view

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The bath featured a separate tub and shower

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I’d spend my 20s with this breakfast.

It’s served in “Opera” and lemme tell you – it’ll have you hitting the high notes.  Pretty obsessed would be putting it lightly. I’d spend my youth with this breakfast experiencing exotic fruits, fresh coconut, and pressing my coffee like only the French can do. In fact, I loved it so much I’m going to write a separate post on it, but not only is there an incredible buffet, but you can order whatever you want from the menu as well. I hope you brought your fast metabolism with you.

Opera

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Buffet:

And you can order off the menu

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Fresh coconut water…I mean

We waited at least an hour and then visited the pool. No need to risk it ????

I will warn you. It’s not heated and Miles is quite particular about his pool water. If Miles could put one foot in a bath and the other in a pool he’d prefer to not know which is in which. We didn’t spend too much time here. I can imagine during the summer it would be perfect tho.

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The spa was on the same level. We sought out the jacuzzi, but something was amiss there as well. The water was only luke warm and the jets wouldn’t really engage. Small, but nice facility nonetheless.

We ordered room service on our last morning as we needed to leave for the airport before Opera was open and serving. Clutch move. And free.

We had egg white omelettes, fruit plates, mixed fruit, bircher mueslix, fresh juice, yogurt, and coffee.

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Overall

I would highly recommend the Park Hyatt Saigon. In fact, it’s hard to believe that this is a Category 4 hotel and can be booked for just 15000 points or 7500 + $100 like we snagged. It’s an incredible value and you definitely won’t be disappointed. Saigon is a cosmopolitan city and the location is stellar, but more than that, it feels like you’re staying in a large boutique hotel with character and style.

 


This review is a part of the Trip Report: Miles Traces his roots in Southeast Asia

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