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Ho Chi Minh: Park Hyatt Saigon, one of the best hotels in Saigon!


For my wife’s birthday, I decided to fly her to Ho Chi Minh to celebrate and we wanted to stay one night at a luxurious hotel to pamper ourselves. Park Hyatt Saigon came highly recommended by friends as one of the most beautiful hotels in South East Asia and also by various websites and blogs.

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Park Hyatt Saigon is strategically located within one minute the top iconic landmarks of Ho Chi Minh such as the Opera House, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Reunification Palace and the hipster Cafe Apartment, while also walking distance to other popular spots like Saigon Post Office and Ben Thanh Market. The Vincom Shopping Centre is just right next to it while the popular Saigon Centre is also walkable – making Park Hyatt Saigon a convenient base to explore Ho Chi Minh District 1. (The Tablet is actually from the hotel room and offers useful information, facilities and services the hotel has to offer)


Checking in was flawless and the staff was very friendly, escorting us to our room at the fifth floor – we stayed at their King Room with a view of the garden and swimming pool.


I have to say – even their room key cards are a beautiful reflection of Vietnamese culture ~~


The room gives off an European vibe to it ~ with a touch of class with paintings and beautifully places trinkets ~


The windows let in natural light to give you a sun kissed feeling ~~ quite romantic ~~


This is the view from our window ~~ a good look of their pool and garden ~


The worktable is comfortable and is perfect for you to catch up with some important work, or even just read a book ~~


I always love it when they provide a nespresso machine which is easy to operate and minimum mess! They also have a gorgeous tea set for you to make tea ~ ~


The coffee capsules and tea are free ~~ and I notice a lovely Park Hyatt Saigon Paper Cup and Sleeves ~


Widescreen TV is always a welcoming sight especially when you are cuddled up in bed ~~


BOSE speakers for you to connect via your phone to play your favourite tunes to liven up the mood ~~~ or play your zen songs while you do yoga or meditation in the room ~~


Our cousin, Cindy from Melbourne, surprised us with champagne! A lovely gesture for my wife’s birthday ~~


Happy Wife Happy Life ~~~


I haven’t had much good sleep for some time but the bed at Park Saigon Hyatt gave me one of the best sleeps in a while. Very comfortable and I actually overslept, nearly missing the yummy breakfast at Opera!


My wife was happy to see that the toilet is separated away from the bath tub and shower ~~ so I can do my regular business while she can shower in peace at the same time ~~ LOL


I like the extra seating at the shower as you can either put your phone there while you’re in the bath tub, and it’s good for people who are older to sit there while washing their hair.


The toiletries are from the Saigon established Cochine, specializing in fragrances – aahhhh smells good!


The towels are really thick and good quality ~~ conveniently placed just outside the shower – you can also see their safe deposit box and laundry bags in this cupboard. They also have complimentary shoe shining as part of their services ~~ The cupboard is also convenient for you to just walk out of the shower – dry up – and take your clothes from it – as doors open from opposite sides – from the walkway of the room to the bathroom.


Spacious ~~ beautifully designed for style and comfort ~~


The gym facilities are top notch – and they even provide you with headphones so you can plug in to your phone and play your music or watch any video on youtube using their fast complimentary WIFI ~~


Their swimming pool is very exclusive as only hotel guests with key cards can access it ~~ unlike some other hotels where random visitors can just walk in and out of the pool and garden area.


Ahhh ~~ seems like a great time to sit by the pool and order some cocktails ~~~ read a book or plunge for a quick swim ~~


It was raining heavily in Saigon during my wife’s birthday but we didn’t really miss much as we were busy enjoying ourselves with the hotel facilities and restaurants.

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The hotel breakfast at Opera was one of the best hotel breakfast I’ve had in South East Asia. A very good experience! Read more about it here ~~~


You should also try out their French Vietnamese restaurant Square One – which has an excellent dinner menu and be sure to check out their Saturday Brunch Special! Click here to have a look at Square One


We really enjoyed our stay at Park Hyatt Saigon and would love to come back again in future. A very memorable stay for my wife’s birthday!


Click here or the picture to check out my IG Stories/Videos of Our Park Hyatt Experience

Take advantage of this promotion for Park Hyatt Saigon!

Staycation at Park Hyatt Saigon:

Period: From 01 June 2018 until further notice, applicable only on the weekend (Fri, Sat and Sun nights) and subject to availability

Price: VND 5,500,000 / Park King room / night, subject to 5% service charge and then 10% VAT

Complimentary offers: Breakfast for 02 guests + Welcome drink upon arrival (for bookings of at least 24 hours in advance)

This offer applies only for bookings made from their Facebook page: and for local residents in Vietnam

Park Hyatt Saigon

2 Lam Son Square,

District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tel: +84838241234

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Ho Chi Minh: Best Buffet Breakfast at Opera, Park Hyatt Saigon


I normally don’t enjoy buffet breakfasts at hotels. I’m usually disappointed at the quality of baked goods, choices of cereals, and waiting in line for my eggs to be cooked ~~ going back and forth from my table to check if they are done ~~ but when it comes to Park Hyatt Saigon’s buffet breakfast at Opera – it has opened my eyes to what type of standard a five star hotel breakfast should be like. 


The place is really spacious and comfy while oozing with class. I personally would come here with a group of friends and dress up just for breakfast or brunch here! Waking up to this seemed very pleasing on the eye~~

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This was the table we picked ~~ great amount of light for us to be sun kissed lightly in the morning as we enjoy the buffet ~~~


What’s special about their buffet is that – you can order most of the dishes ala carte from your table – and you can order as much as you can eat ~~~ besides that – there’s also a buffet line with various selections of breakfast items to start your day ~~

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Let’s look at the buffet line first ~~ here’s their assorted baked goods section ~

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The selection of croissants, danish pastries, tarts, muffins and donuts are already calling my name ~~ arghhh!!


Quality choice of jams and spreads for your bread ~~~ mmm ~~~


I normally don’t like the pastries from breakfast buffets but the ones at Opera is amazingly delicious ~~ be sure to ask them to heat it up for you to enjoy maximum pleasure ~~ *drools*


Can you see the vanilla beans ~~ priceless! *NOM NOM*


Start your day with salads? Mmmmm ~~ I must confess I skipped this hahaha ~~ I’m not much of a morning salad person ~~


I’m usually disappointed with cereal selections but Opera’s choice of cereals won me over – look at that amazing amount of choices for you to create your ultimate cereal bowl! They even give a choice of fresh full cream or skim milk ~~ and very delicious soy milk!


My soy milk cereal bowl is better than yours ~~ don’t be jealous ~ join the club ~~ come to Opera for their breakfast!


They also have a good selection of cold cut meats, salmon and cheese!!


Yogurt, fruit juices or chia puddings? They have a great selection too ~~


Wifey adding good fiber to her breakfast with matcha chia pudding and fruits ~~~


They also got these gorgeous crispy thin bacon ~~~ *drools*


The honey leg ham is simply the bomb! They will slice it for you as you order ~~~


They even got dim sum ~~ mmmm ~~ these steamed dumplings look yum!


I did mention that you really don’t even need to leave your table when you order as many of these as you want – they are part of the Opera breakfast buffet ~~ cooked fresh to order ~~ these is the international menu choices


I will always have eggs benny at most hotel restaurants ~~~ the chefs at Opera really know how to make you happy ~~


Seriously happiness on a plate ~~ OMG OMG OMG~~~


They can do omelets any way you like ~~ even for the health conscious fitness junkie ~~ you can have egg white omelets with sautéed healthy veggies!


I have to say their baked eggs with mushrooms, scamorza cheese and tomatoes is very delicious! Has a nice spicy kick to it!


Multi seed waffles are pretty good too!


I also love their Vietnamese selections!


Now that’s a posh bowl of Beef Pho ~~~ mmmm ~~~


They also have Tay Ninh style rice noodle soup ~~ which I actually prefer more than the Pho! It has lovely slices of pork belly and plump juicy prawns ~~ and the rice noodles texture were lovely!

I must give a special mention to their banh mi ~~ really well balanced and delicious! I am missing this as I’m typing ~ oooh my ~~~~ *stomach growling*


If you are feeling lazy in the morning to go grab your own from the buffet line ~~ you can order it off the menu and have them plate it nicely for you ~ I didn’t get to order these so there’s no lovely pictures ~~ but I did make my own cereal and have a plate of hot delicious pastries ~~~


Their drinks menu is also all you can order ~~ ahhh so much choice!


French Pressed Dammann Freres Earl Grey Tea ~~  and down to earth Vietnamese Caphe Sua Da ~~ mmm ~~~


Or just grab some of these coconuts or fruit juices from the buffet line ~~ hee hee ~~


All in all ~~ I really enjoyed my breakfast at Opera, Park Hyatt Saigon ~~ you get a good selection of healthy choices, lots of ham and bacon, pastries and baked goods but most importantly – you can actually just sit at your table and order all the ala carte breakfast dishes you can eat ~~~ without even the need to get up ~~ with a very good posh ambience. I personally would come here for breakfast even if I am not saying at Park Hyatt Saigon as this can be considered one of the best hotel breakfast I’ve enjoyed in my travels – and I’ve personally stayed in many 5-6 star hotels in my lifetime.


Click here or the picture for the videos/IG stories if you want to get a better idea about the Opera Breakfast!

Opera, Park Hyatt Saigon 2 Lam Son Square, District 1 Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam

Call +84 28 3824 1234 for enquiries and reservations

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