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Los Angeles, California
September 28, 2008
From journal Vietnam...It's a Country Not a War
by Eric from Aiea
September 10, 2006
At close to $70 a night for an online reservation, the Hotel Rex is on the high end. It would have been a lower rate had I stopped by the travel agents of vietnamtourist.com.
I had seen a lot of reviews in regards to all the construction around the Rex, but I had a room were it did not bother me. I stayed 2 nights last year in the Rex, and loved the roof top garden and pool and the view up there of Nguyen Hue at night. I also liked the massive breakfast spread that they offer, which is about as good as it gets! You also get an hour of complimentary online time at the hotel coffee shop. This year I stayed a few more nights at the Rex while visiting friends in Saigon. The room was not large but was comfortable enough. The room safe did not work, and after a comedy of errors for an hour with the floor staff it was replaced.
What I really like most about the Rex is the staff, and that is the reason why I will stay there again. A good hotel becomes a great one by the actions of the hotel staff in taking care of guests. Hospitality is the name of the game at the Rex, and from the doormen to the girls that greet you to the desk clerks, this is a top notch friendly hotel. From helping me with my room to helping me get around the city, everyone there was positive and greatly helpful. I especially was grateful for all the assistance and help from Ms Nguyet, Ms Yen, Ms Vy and Ms Mi. Make sure you ask Nguyet where the best places to get ice cream are, and she will point you in the right direction!
From journal Saigon in August
September 16, 2005
From journal Hectic Ho Chi Minh City
Santa Rita, Guam
June 19, 2005
Although I really should have known better, I still half expected the Rex to be a throwback to my conceptions of pre-1975 Vietnam, complete with gentlemen in linen suits and Edith Piaf playing in the background. These days, you won’t find Graham Greene or any international correspondent penning their next story at the famed rooftop bar. You will find perhaps the most expensive bottle of Tiger beer in Ho Chi Minh City and enough ABBA and Donna Summer to make you wish you’d remembered to pack your white polyester bell-bottoms. You can’t beat the view, though, and a trip to the bar is worth it, even if you’re not staying at the Rex.
From journal Nickel and Dimed in the Heart of Darkness
by Desiree Koh
June 13, 2002
From journal Ho Chi Minh City -- The New Old Asia