Hotel Nikko

Hotel Nikko | Saigon, Vietnam

Hotel Nikko

Hotel Nikko is an ultra-modern Japanese hotel situated in outer Saigon. In contrast to the colonial style adopted by many of Saigon's 5-star hotels, Nikko has a modern, minimalist look and the most cutting edge amenities.

Hotel Nikko is a super-modern Japanese hotel situated in a quiet spot outside Saigon’s busy centre. The Nikko is marketed primarily as a business hotel, but it has fabulous rooms and facilities making it equally well suited to leisure travellers.

The design of Hotel Nikko is fantastically sleek and modern, not to mention very Japanese (where else but in a Japanese hotel would you find remote controllable toilets?) It’s in sharp contrast to the French-colonial aesthetic adopted by so many of Saigon’s five-star hotels, but a welcome one. Despite its size, the atmosphere inside the Nikko is serene—the rooms are totally soundproof and the public areas, particularly the extensive main lobby, remarkably quiet.

The facilities at Hotel Nikko are impressive. It has a great selection of restaurants, including a traditional Chinese restaurant. The main upper-floor restaurant enjoys a fantastic view of the city and claims to have the longest buffet table found anywhere in Asia (having seen it, we're not going to argue). Hotel Nikko also offers an outdoor swimming pool and spa.

Hotel Nikko isn’t as well-located as some of Saigon’s best hotels. You could just about walk to the city centre from the hotel, but you’ll more than likely find yourself relying on taxis or the periodic shuttle service provided by the hotel. For short stays in the city this isn't a problem, but for longer stays it can become inconvenient.

Accommodation

Hotel Nikko offers 388 rooms, with categories ranging from Deluxe to Executive Suite. The rooms are furnished with all the modern conveniences you could ask for (and many more you might not have asked for: remote controllable toilets, various voice-activated gizmos we couldn’t make head nor tail of, and other assorted novelties).

Perhaps more importantly, the rooms are very comfortably furnished and remarkably quiet. The higher-category rooms on the higher floors feature expansive windows with marvellous views of the city skyline. 

Nikko’s standard category rooms are rather small, as is true of most Japanese hotels. The suites offer much more space, but at a price.

Dining

La Brasserie is bright and informal and offers both a buffet option and a la carte menu. The breakfast, presented on what the hotel claims is the longest buffet line in Asia, is fabulous.

The Ming Court is open for Chinese meals for lunch and dinner and the Deli in the Lounge area offers snacks and deli food.

Facilities

-    Restaurants and bar
-    Swimming pool
-    Fitness room
-    Spa
-    Complimentary shuttle to the centre of Saigon

Child Policy

Children are welcome, though the rather sedate atmosphere at Hotel Nikko and the somewhat cramped (standard) rooms means it’s perhaps not ideal for families travelling with young children.