Luxury hotel holiday Caravelle Ho Chi Minh City

The Caravelle Hotel is a towering structure in the lively centre of Ho Chi Minh City. The exterior is characterised by a blend of Art Deco and French architecture. Rooms are comfortable, bright and pleasingly furnished. Equipped with a private outdoor swimming pool, spa and beauty centre, the hotel serves as a peaceful retreat from the hubbub of the city. We recommend a stay here as part of a touring holiday to Vietnam.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Vietnam Airlines London to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Caravelle Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

Caravelle Hotel is a traditonal 5-star hotel in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. Exceptional service, fine dining and fitness and spa facilities make this hotel the perfect base from which to explore the vibrant and distinct city.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located in Ho Chi Minh City

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Ho Chi Minh City Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 30-minutes' drive from Ho Chi Minh City Airport

Hotel facilities and services

2 Restaurants, 2 Bars, 2 Lounges, Outdoor Swimming Pool, 24-hour Fitness Centre, Spa, Beauty Centre, Complimentary WiFi.

Holiday price guide This hotel is included in our luxury tailor-made touring holidays of Vietnam and a stay here will be included as part of the touring holiday. However, if you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone city break, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH67

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Caravelle Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

Occupying one of the most prestigious addresses that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer, in the business, shopping and entertainment hub, the luxurious Caravelle Hotel forms an important part of the city skyline. Its distinctive structure dates back to 1959, with a newer 24-storey tower blending harmoniously with the French architecture of the original 10-storey building. The art deco inspired facade is illuminated magnificently by night. Having played host to countless celebrity guests, this luxurious and modern building houses interiors that are sleek and bright. Public spaces retain a little old-world charm, whilst providing all modern comforts and facilities. Guests can enjoy the relaxing area around the free-form outdoor swimming pool, which is surrounded by tropical plants to create an oasis of calm. Here, colourful umbrellas provide protection from the sun. The spa offers rejuvenating massages to alleviate any stress from the chaotic urban lifestyle. World class cuisine is served in two superb restaurants - Nineteen and Reflections - whilst beverages can be savoured in Saigon Bar, which has been a feature of the hotel since it opened in the 1950s. Guest accommodation is spacious, bright and comfortable, decorated in warm colours and furnished with Brazilian teak wood. Views expand over the dramatic cityscape. The concierge provides the highest standard of service and is able to arrange tours in and around Ho Chi Minh City. Perfect for its central location.

Room descriptions

Caravelle Hotel has 335 rooms including suites.

Deluxe Room
Opera Room
Signature Room
Signature Premium Room
Signature Studio
Heritage Executive Suite
Heritage Saigon Suite
Heritage Caravelle Suite
Heritage Opera Suite
Heritage Two Bedroom Suite
Heritage Signature Suite

Holiday price guide This hotel is included in our luxury tailor-made touring holidays of Vietnam and a stay here will be included as part of the touring holiday. However, if you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone city break, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH67

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Caravelle Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

The journey and how you get there

The Caravelle Hotel Hanoi is usually booked as part of our tailormade touring holidays of Vietnam. In this case travel arrangements and transfers between places are included as part of the tour. The hotel can also be visited as a stand-alone holiday by flying from London to Ho Chi Minh City. A transfer will then be arranged to your hotel which is a 35-minute drive away. Vietnam Airways flies direct from London to Vietnam, but we can also arrange for you to fly with other airlines, particularly if you want a stopover en-route or want to combine Vietnam with another country (Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia are the obvious ones).

Holiday price guide This hotel is included in our luxury tailor-made touring holidays of Vietnam and a stay here will be included as part of the touring holiday. However, if you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone city break, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH67

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Caravelle Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

About Vietnam

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Vietnam transports travellers to this serene and vast country. Tracing a long, languid curve down the eastern edge of South East Asia, Vietnam is a land of extraordinary natural beauty. Soaring mountains and swaying rice fields, sweeping beaches and the mighty Mekong, Vietnam has it all, with Halong Bay and its iconic limestone towers the jewel in the country’s dazzling crown. Surviving war after war, colonial rule and communism, Vietnam’s people are determinedly upbeat and inventive, imbuing its cities with a crackling energy almost 24 hours per day. Hanoi is its bristling capital, with elegant colonial buildings overlooking avenues buzzing with motorbikes; old, imperial capital Hue is the cultural heartbeat, with palaces and pagodas, tombs and temples, and a biennial arts festival worth the airfare alone; Ho Chi Minh City – or Saigon as it’s still universally known – is all hustle and bustle, an intoxicating blend of the old and the new, with teeming markets dwarfed by towering skyscrapers. If Vietnam’s cities prove too much, the Mekong Delta provides an ancient, intoxicating foreverness of rice fields and sleepy villages, with river trips taking you along the country’s timeless lifeblood. Inland, peasant women in conical hats still tend to their fields, children ride buffalos along country paths and farmers scratch out a living from rice fields cascading down the sheerest of hillsides. But if Vietnam’s hilly countryside is beautiful, its coastline is simply stunning. With its smattering of limestone karsts rising out of the mist, Halong Bay is the undoubted showstopper, but there are also some stunning beaches. Hoi An and Danang are blessed with sweeps of sand and offer a choice of water sports to match anywhere in Asia. A stunning country of vivid colours and dramatic landscapes, with sensational food, exquisite boutique hotels, and a warmth of welcome that will surprise and overwhelm, Vietnam ensures a wonderful holiday.

Highlights of Vietnam

Boat trips on Halong Bay, with the more adventurous able to explore its caves and secret lagoons by kayak, paddling around its limestone peaks; the long, sweeping beaches of Nha Trang; Vietnamese cuisine, bursting with fresh, vivid spices, as delicious in roadside food stalls as in top restaurants such as Mango Rooms in Hoi An; historic, riverside Hoi An, with superb galleries, particularly Apricot and Mai Tai galleries in the Old Quarter, and Dong Phong Art Gallery in the French Quarter; full-moon ‘Legendary Nights’ in Hoi An, when vehicles are banned from the Old Town, which is transformed into a magical land of silk lanterns, traditional food, song and dance, and games in the streets; explore Phong Nha Cave, the largest and most impressive cave in the country; cycle through Ho Chi Minh City, the city where bike is king; the beaches and unique Cham architecture of Quy Nhon; the rugged mountain retreat of Sapa, home to a plethora of minority tribes, and gateway to the Tonkinese Alps; the mountain town of Dalat; Cat Tien National Park, a lush refuge for city dwellers with ample hiking and bird-watching, plus elephants, crocodiles and the endangered Javan rhino; the beaches of Mui Ne; river trips on the Mekong river, past river towns and sleepy villages, floating markets and fish stalls; the white-sand beaches of Phu Quoc, a little developed forested island gem; Hue, the old imperial capital and now the intellectual, cultural and spiritual heart of Vietnam.

Travel around Vietnam

The 1,600-mile Vietnamese railway system, operated by Vietnam Railways, runs along the coast between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and links the capital with Hai Phong and northern towns. While sometimes even slower than buses, trains offer a more relaxing way to get around and more room than the jam-packed buses. Vietnam has an enormous number of rivers that are at least partly navigable, but the most important by far is the Mekong River and its tributaries. Scenic day trips by boat are possible on rivers in Hoi An, Danang, Hué, Tam Coc and even HCMC, but only in the Mekong Delta are boats used as a practical means of transport. Boat trips are also possible on the sea. Cruising the islands of Halong Bay is a must for all visitors to north Vietnam. In the south, a trip to the islands off the coast of Nha Trang is popular.

Facts in brief

Capital Hanoi
Airport There are three international airports in Vietnam. They are Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Noi Bai airport in Hanoi and Da Nang Airport in Da Nang.
Size 128,000 sq. miles
Population 95 million
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