Mai House Saigon is a fairly new hotel in the heart of District 3. It borders the central business District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City. From Tan Son Nhat International Airport, it’s only a 25-minute drive.
This modern 5-star with a neo-colonial feel gives a peek into Vietnamese culture and hospitality. A personal art collection and accumulation of literature and artifacts lends it a sense of individual style.
Attention to detail includes a smooth check in process, complimentary amenities, and the ‘Mai Style’ in-room coffee service. Overall, it’s a 5-star experience created and delivered with warmth.
About Mai House Saigon
Step into luxury at the Mai House Saigon. Beautiful décor of selected works of art and an ornate winding stairway greet you on arrival. The hotel offers family rooms, a modern fitness center & spa, and fine dining. There are also state-of-the-art meeting venues.
Mai House Saigon is an oasis of calm in a busy District 3 neighborhood. A short walk takes you to the War Remnants Museum, one of the most popular attractions in the city. To try some local food, the Turtle Café kiosks and trendy cafés are a short walk away.
The hotel has 224 well-appointed guest rooms, suites, and serviced apartments. There are pool and city views to choose from. The natural oak wood and rich brown tones contrast nicely with the pop-up colors of the soft furnishing.
Spacious rooms have comfortable bedding, high ceilings, and wall-to-wall carpeting. Rooms come with a complimentary minibar, espresso machine, and safety deposit box. There are additional standard in-room amenities. Bathrooms have a classic claw-foot bathtub, rain shower, and high-end Roberto Cavalli products.
A must mention would be the good soundproofing. It completely cuts out the noise of the bustling neighborhood. A handy addition that saves laundry costs, is the in-room iron and ironing board.
The room configurations suit business travelers as well as families. There are some great value offers. An upgrade could include complimentary breakfast for two adults and two kids below the age of 12 along with spa discounts and a late check-out.
The food and beverage selection at Mai House Saigon is an eclectic mix of French and Vietnamese cuisine. The hotel has an all-day dining, a tea lounge, a poolside bar, and an exclusive lounge.
Highlighting Vietnamese Tea culture, Tho’m Lounge has a handpicked selection of teas with health benefits. Tea inspired cocktails, popular Vietnamese coffee, and light refreshments are available until late night. The Afternoon Tea has a nice set menu that’s popular.
C’est La Vie is the hotel’s all-day dining located on the second floor. The home-style cuisine with seasonal specialties is refreshing. The portion sizes are decent and shared portions can be requested. Breakfast is an international selection of healthy options and popular Vietnamese items — Banh Mi, Pho, and Mi Quang.
Mai’s Sky Club Lounge is a rooftop lounge exclusive for club members. Breakfast, all-day tea/ coffee, and cocktails & canapes are served to panoramic city views.
The Fifth Element Bar by the poolside has a limited menu with healthy snacks and drinks.
The Mai House has a standard in-room dining menu available 24 hours. The service, however, may not always be up to standard with delayed orders and occasional guest complaints.
Mai House Saigon — Features and Facilities
In addition to spacious rooms, suites, and fine dining, Mai House Saigon has a modern fitness center & spa, and designated event space.
Fitness and Relaxation
The Life Fitness Gym is open 24 hours with equipment for a full-body workout. In need of an upgrade however, it has treadmills, cross-trainers, free weights, and bicycles. Although modest in size, the fitness center has designated space for yoga.
Also located on the fifth floor, is the Four Elements Spa with four treatment rooms. The face and body treatments combine traditional Asian techniques with modern Western practices. The pain-relieving signature massage and ‘micro nap’ — head & shoulder massage to induce sleep — is truly relaxing.
The Spa has sauna rooms to relax and loosen stiff muscles. Mai House also has an outdoor pool and kids’ pool. The poolside has sun loungers and towels, hats and sunscreen are available on request.
Celebrate in Style
Mai House has large and small event venues from boardrooms, executive meeting rooms, to the Grand Ballroom. Whether it’s a conference, a wedding, or an event, it accommodates in style.
Venues are equipped with state of the art audio visual facilities with a dedicated events team on hand. There’s also covered parking and extensive catering. It has been a preferred venue for many spectacular events including Miss Universe Vietnam in 2019.
The Grand Saigon Ballroom is 500 sqm with a pre-function area that overlooks a tree-lined neighborhood. The event facilities at this hotel are stately.
Designed to Impress
Mai House has a curated personal art collection. Hallways and corridors are adorned with artistic displays of Vietnamese culture. A few striking pieces include a painting of a lotus arising from mud. It generally signifies overcoming suffering towards enlightenment. Other vivid illustrations are of ethnic ceremonial dances and folklore.
Right at the lobby is a central piece chandelier. It’s inspired by the traditional Áo Dài dress and crafted out of renowned Murano glass. The chic furniture, on Carrara marble floor, stands out in natural light coming from large floor to ceiling windows.
Neighborhood Around Mai House Saigon
Mai House Saigon’s District 3 location is in the vicinity of a thriving dining scene. Nearby are hip cafes serving innovative coffee drinks, trendy modern Vietnamese restaurants, and low-key noodle eateries.
Turtle Lake is a popular hangout spot for the locals and has some interesting street food kiosks. It is within walking distance to the Le Van Tam Park and the War Remnants Museum. The City Hall (People’s Committee Office) and Tan Dinh Church, known for its pink façade, is also in close proximity.
Why Choose Mai House Saigon?
Mai House Saigon is a standalone hotel offering 5-star service. Above all, the personalized guest experience and an individual style is well received.
- Spacious rooms
- Complimentary minibar
- Vietnamese and international cuisine
- Walking distance to places of interest
- Adult and kid pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- 24-hour fitness center
- No kids club
- Breakfast is on charge
- Needs on-property recreational activities
Mai House Saigon makes its presence felt in the 5-star segment and offers luxury stay experience. A great product and, despite the pandemic, the staff endeavor to keep up the service.