Immerse yourself in Saigon’s cityscapes from La Vela Saigon Hotel’s infinity pool 

With the escalating Covid-19 pandemic, bleak economy, and travel restrictions, 2021 has been a tough year for all of us. However, it doesn’t mean that we can’t cap our year off with a high note right here in the city.

Imagine floating around in the cooling water as you behold a vast swath of the city glowing in a golden shade of twilight from the 27th level with a martini in your hand.

If this scenario is your cup of tea, check out La Vela Saigon Hotel – home to the city’s highest infinity pool.

It’s situated in District 3 and a stone’s throw away from the Independence Palace

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Image credit: La Vela Saigon Hotel

Situated on a tree-lined street in the heart of District 3, La Vela Saigon Hotel is a 5-minute drive from the Independence Palace and the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Boasting 280 rooms over 27 floors, a fancy restaurant with a rooftop bar, and a swanky fitness center on level 4, this 5-star hotel promises stylish and comfortable accommodations whenever you’re in town or looking for a high-flying staycation.

While there are many things to admire about this glamorous hotel, our favorite thing about it may just be the infinity pool on the 27th floor.

The highest infinity pool in the city 

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Situated on the rooftop of the hotel, this scenic pool offers you panoramic views of the city and makes a perfect place to plane-spot or watch the sunset while nursing a cocktail.

Drawing inspiration from an oasis, this 48-meters-long pool is decked out with palm trees for a lush look and refreshing vibe. 

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Lounge chairs also line the pool, allowing you to sit back and immerse yourselves in the stunning cityscape after a good swim.

From this area, you can literally take in the vistas of the city’s four corners. 

The pool is open to both hotel guests and non-hotel guests by way of swimming passes at VND350,000 (~USD15.15) per person.

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A band performing at the pool
Image credit: SkyOne – Skybar & Lounge

If you’re not here for the pool but solely for the views, you can check out SkyOne, a poolside bar, and treat yourselves to a galore of cocktails and tasty bar snacks from VND150,000 (~USD6.49) per item. 

rooftop pool bar
Image adapted from: La Vela Saigon Hotel

In case you’re intrigued by this place, here are some more details about this gem. 

The hotel has three fine-dining restaurants under its roof

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Truth be told, you won’t find many hotels in Saigon that have more than one fine-dining restaurant under one roof.

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But at La Vela Saigon Hotel, you’ll find two fancy restaurants on level 25 and another on level 26. The Mermaid restaurant on the 25th floor serves a dizzying array of seafood buffet dishes at affordable prices, while Herb & Spices on the same floor aims at dishing out world-class Asian cuisines from Singapore-style chilli lobsters to Bali-style grilled snappers. 

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For those who love Western cuisine, check out Rare Cut on the 26th floor where you’ll find a good selection of US-style dishes.

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Spacious, elegantly designed, and with unsurpassed views over the city at day and night, these restaurants are fit for romantic dates, family gatherings, as well as lavish celebrations.

Aside from restaurants, the hotel also has a fitness center and a spa.

Gorgeously decorated rooms overlooking the city

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The La Vela Suite
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La Vela Saigon Hotel

La Vela Saigon Hotel offers seven types of rooms, from 28 sqm to 120 sqm. The room rates here start at from VND1,546,645 (~USD66.98) per night.

Deluxe – the lowest-priced room at La Vela Saigon Hotel
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La Vela Saigon Hotel

All are decked out with windows and balconies overlooking the city, stylish bathrooms with bathtubs, and plush beds for a pampering stay.

The Presidential Suite
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Its Presidential Suite, which is 120 sqm large and costs VND11,000,000 (~USD476.40) per night, looks like a studio apartment. Furnished with a sophisticated dining area, a well-equipped kitchen, and a living room, this room affords stunning views over the city thanks to wall-to-ceiling windows.

The Presidential Suite
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All hotel guests enjoy free access to the infinity pool.

Why you should check out La Vela Saigon Hotel

Encompassing an infinity pool set at a height of 150 meters with an extraordinary panorama over the city, La Vela Saigon Hotel deserves to be a tourist attraction per se.

Plus, its short distance from the city center and impressive offerings of amenities and contemporary comfort also make it a great place to rest your head whenever you’re in town. 

Address: 280 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Ward 8, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Telephone: 028 3622 2280

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Cover image adapted from: La Vela Saigon Hotel

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