Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City - still called Saigon by some - Vietnam's largest city and a thriving, wonderfully chaotic melting pot of fun, food, fashion and innovation. Stay in the seriously social, chic and spacious hotel apartment Capri By Fraser Ho Chi Minh City, located in District 7. Situated conveniently close to the Saigon Exhibition and Conference Center and Crescent Park with its Starlight Bridge, guests will enjoy many of Ho Chi Minh's top things to see and do.
Located in the heart of Phu My Hung's business district, Capri By Fraser Ho Chi Minh City offers stylish, spacious hotel apartments for those travelling to Ho Chi Minh for business or leisure. Guests will enjoy the property's 24-hour fitness centre and Frasers’ excellence in service.
Bustling, colourful and charmingly chaotic, Ho Chi Minh City has everything the intrepid traveller could wish for from Vietnam's largest city. Ranked the world's 3rd most dynamic city, Ho Chi Minh enchants with its unique mix of streetside flair and ultra-modern inspiration. Stepping out on the streets in Ho Chi Minh is a fantastic assault on the senses. The smells of delicious street food can be found on almost every corner or wafting out of shopfronts, and the city's seven million motorbikes provide a constant buzz that seems to fill the air. Above the hubbub, Ho Chi Minh revels in its rooftop bar scene, offering impressive views of Ho Chi Minh's skyline and the Saigon River.
Daily life in Ho Chi Minh is a contradiction. On the one hand, the constant hyperactivity of the streets is almost overwhelming for first-time visitors; crossing the street feels like taking your life in your hands as scooter riders zip by to either side (hint: don't stop moving). On the other hand, it's possible to find moments of peace in a local cafe enjoying an energising glass of Vietnamese coffee, on the grounds of the Reunification Palace, or in the greener, quieter streets of District 7 (D7), close to your serviced apartments in Ho Chi Minh.
When staying in your hotel apartments in Ho Chi Minh City, don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the very best Ho Chi Minh has to offer.
Head to Tan My Market, close to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh, for an exploration of an authentic Ho Chi Minh market.
Explore central Saigon, with visits to some of the city's most important historical and cultural monuments.
Indulge in some retail therapy at Crescent Mall, one of the largest retail precincts in Saigon, and take a nighttime walk through Crescent Park to see the Starlight Bridge, all in District 7.
Dive into Ho Chi Minh's delicious food scene with a visit to some of the city's best street food strips, restaurants and cafes.
Take in a Saigon sunset while enjoying a cocktail or two atop one of the city's impressive rooftop bars.
To experience an authentic local market sans the other tourists (and the accompanying prices) head to Tan My Markets, located a short walk (or a quick Grab) away from your apartment hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Street vendors offer an impressive array of fresh fruits, grains, meat, vegetables and other staples; here it's possible to get a real feel of how the people of Ho Chi Minh go about their daily shopping. The markets spread down along the main street and off through the side alleys as well, so make sure to explore.
No visit to Ho Chi Minh City is complete without exploring the city's centre, known as District 1. The area is a beautiful jumble of neon-lit intersections, streetside food stalls, high-end bars and of course some of Ho Chi Minh's most important historical sites. Don a backpack and start with a walk along Nguyen Hue Boulevard from the banks of the Saigon River to Ho Chi Minh's French-colonial era City Hall. A few blocks northeast you'll find the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, an impressively preserved and colourful and Instagram-worthy French-colonial era cathedral located in a central square. Located adjacent to the cathedral you'll find the historical Saigon Central Post Office. The beautifully preserved post office harks back to the Indochine-era and is colourfully decorated with delicately illustrated maps of the region around Ho Chi Minh. Walking in, you'll be struck by the picture of modern Vietnam's founding father, Ho Chi Minh, located at the end of the main hall.
Your hotel apartment in Ho Chi Minh is located in District 7 - Ho Chi Minh's sleek and modern precinct. Unlike other parts of the city, the area is given over to high-end shopping, cafe-style dining and is generally leafier and quieter than the regular Saigon bustle. Crescent Mall is one of Ho Chi Minh's newest and largest malls and offers integrated dining, shopping and cultural events. Needing a pick me up after a day spent shopping? Stop by Coffee Cộng Cà Phê inside the mall for a caphe sua da or their renowned coconut coffee. Nearby, Crescent Park encircles a human-made lake and is home to one of Ho Chi Minh's newest attractions, the Starlight Bridge. At night, the bridge lights up in neon-lit splendour, and a synced water feature completes the show. For a steaming bowl of Vietnam's national dish, Pho, head to Pho24 only moments from your apartment hotel and try the Pho Bo (beef), which is the staple version of Pho in the south.
Ho Chi Minh has become an international food lovers destination, not only for its vibrant (and delicious) street food, but also the number of acclaimed chefs both from Vietnam and abroad that are flocking to the city to spruik their culinary wares. For street food, one of the best areas to grab a cheap, cheerful and delicious meal is Tran Khac Chan Street in District 1. The street is like an open market, with each little stall doing only one or two dishes. Wander along and let your nose (and stomach) guide you. For finer fare, book a table at Vietnam House, by acclaimed chef Luke Nguyen. Nguyen's contemporary takes on classic Vietnamese dishes elevate some of the country's most loved dishes to new heights. The Indochine-inspired interiors complete what is a thoroughly enjoyable meal.
What could be better than taking in a Saigon sunset over cocktails from one of Saigon's many rooftop bars? Ho Chi Minh boasts a decent variety of rooftop establishments ideal for doing just that. Some of the best are found around the city centre. Situated on the 26th floor of the AB Tower, Chill SkyBar offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Ho Chi Minh skyline. For an elevated sit-down dining affair, book a table at Shri Restaurant & Lounge. For something a bit more relaxed, Broma: Not a Bar, delivers a low-rise, lo-fi rooftop bar overlooking Nguyên Hue. The easiest way to get around town from your apartment hotel is using Grab, or for something more adventurous, try a motorbike taxi.
Getting around Ho Chi Minh City and from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to your apartment in Ho Chi Minh is by utilising either rideshare apps like Grab or private car hires. The city's bus system is rudimentary and, upon arrival at least, catching a motorcycle taxi may prove somewhat difficult with any luggage in tow.