Reunification Palace, also known as Independence Palace, became part of history in 1975 when a North Vietnamese tank crashed through its main gate, signifying the end of the long-running war. The official handover of power also took place here.
Originally it was the site of the Norodom Palace, which served as the home and workplace of the French Governor of Cochinchina. Today it is like a time capsule frozen in 1975, with two of the original tanks used in the capture of the palace parked in the grounds.
Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the palace hides secret rooms, antique furniture and a command bunker within its eerie corridors. It is still used occasionally to host government functions, including APEC summits and national events.
My boyfriend and I stayed here one night before our flight back from Ho Chi Minh to Sydney. The hotel appears to be almost brand new and the staff are great. We absolutely loved our stay here and wish we could have stayed longer!
The buffet breakfast is delicious, complimentary afternoon tea is lovely, and the room setup is comfortable and trendy. We had been to more than a few hotels in Vietnam during our tour and this was one of our favorites (especially considering the price). Would recommend!
I had a very pleasant experience because I had a cordial hospitality.The service from check-in to check-out was the best.It was best to use a spa for us to go back to Osaka by midnight.I was really impressed by Maria's hospitality spirit.I'll stay here in the hotel of Ho Chi Minh.