A wildcard in a fantastic location, The Reverie makes for an unusual and luxurious stay in the southern capital of Vietnam. It's good for couples and families who are open-minded, can embrace opulence and want an alternative base from which to explore.
The Reverie is a project by a Chinese billionaire with high aspirations, and no expense has been spared in furnishing and decorating this superbly placed hotel in Saigon. It makes the set designers of Phantom of the Opera look conservative and embodies the upsurge of the Chinese economy. Italian interiors run throughout, designed by big industry names such as Colombostile, Giorgetti, Provasi and Visonaire – their work is certainly jaw-dropping.
The views are absolutely stunning from the hotel and the service is top-notch. There are 224 luxury rooms and 62 luxury suites, so it is a brilliant option for those wanting more of an anonymous and private stay in Saigon.
There is an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness centre and a luxury spa, allowing guests to relax in whatever manner they wish – be it a massage or a workout.
With five different restaurants and bars on offer, you'll be spoilt for choice in terms of refreshments and dining options.
In summary, this is an unusual and opulent hotel in a prime location. It lets you see Asia through a new pair of eyes, without compromising on luxury. Whilst it may not suit those wanting a small, intimate, understated and traditional base in Saigon, The Reverie will certainly be an experience for anyone who does decide to stay.
Luxury - Luxury hotels would have a superb level of service, very comfortable and usually spacious bedrooms, excellent food, great design and character. For us, when we visited, these places all had the 'wow factor'. A luxury hotel should satisfy the criteria of the most discerning clients.