Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar

Restaurant 141 Nguyen Hue Blvd | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015

02:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Restaurant
Bar
Observation Deck
Outdoor
People watching (street)
15.00 - 30.00 USD

Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids No
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
It is one of the lowest rooftop bars in the city at only five storeys high, but far from hindering the view the modest height is actually one of the Rex Hotel’s redeeming features.

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Why Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar is special ?


This bar is superbly positioned at a main crossroads in central Saigon. During the 1960s and 1970s the Rex Rooftop Garden Bar was one of the favourite hangouts for media workers and military personnel, who gathered here to drink and talk during the war years, (although back then it was not a hotel). But, in my opinion its reputation today survives purely because of its ‘romantic’ associations with the Vietnam War. Service is not great, décor is caught between kitsch and classy, drinks are not high quality, and the view is difficult to see from some of the seats. It does, however, have a very long happy hour: 5 to10pm, 7 days a week. But, with drinks only discounted 15%, this is not enough to lure me back.


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What to explore at Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar?

The bar is built across the majority of the rooftop with wooden decking, potted plants and many tables spread out across its length and width. Some tables are under cover and others fully bared to the elements. The unusual shape of the Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar also allows for a large stage and dance floor – perfect for when the evening entertainment starts at 20:00. Depending on the night this could be a Latino band or a salsa performance, both up tempo, entertaining and like the rest of the bar, just a little kitsch. The drink list is sizeable, with prices fairly in line with most other rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City. There is a happy hour from 16:00 to 20:00 where certain drinks are reduced by 20%.

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Selling points

  • “Great views, full of history, drinks no expensive”
  • “Top cocktail spot for HCM city”
  • “Five O'Clock Follies!”
  • “Excellent rooftop bar with great drinks and desserts”
  • “Vibrant night spot ”

Facilities

  • Noise level Small
  • Budget Medium
  • Alcohol NO
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
186.98 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Reviews

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Beautiful light on the rooftops ...

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Nice place and great spring rolls

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nice view .....

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Nice view in Saigon's Centre ^^

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Awesome Mojitos.

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This place has all the potential to be great with an excellent all weather location and good views over Saigon streets. However the very poor service and average food definitely lets them down We ordered entrees and a pizza to share for main but they brought out the main before we'd finished entrees but didn't care and just left it on the table. Unfortunately we were there 2 hours & despite the numerous staff milling around no one bothered to come and take a second drinks order from us. They also put a glass with about 20 paper napkins in it on the table when we sat down which seemed pretty cheap.This place sells itself on the Rex 5 star rating but totally let's the hotel down.Overall great location, average food, poor service, wouldn't recommend.

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Had high expectations after reading in the lonely planet. Was totally dissapointed. If you want to have a good view you have to go somewhere else. Drinks are very expensive and terribly bad made. The decoration is a no-go and people are as described in the title. Worst place I have been so far in HCMC night life.

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prices: way too highdrinks: just disappointing.music: too loud for having a talk. too quiet for having a party.

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This place has all the potential to be great with an excellent all weather location and good views over Saigon streets. However the very poor service and average food definitely lets them down We ordered entrees and a pizza to share for main but they brought out the main before we'd finished entrees but didn't care and just left it on the table. Unfortunately we were there 2 hours & despite the numerous staff milling around no one bothered to come and take a second drinks order from us. They also put a glass with about 20 paper napkins in it on the table when we sat down which seemed pretty cheap. This place sells itself on the Rex 5 star rating but totally let's the hotel down. Overall great location, average food, poor service, wouldn't recommend.

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Beautiful light on the rooftops ...

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