Kick start a perfect day out with a steaming hot bowl of Pho Bo or Pho Ga (Vietnamese beef noodle or chicken noodle, respectively), then complement it with a strong dose of Café Sua Da (Vietnamese iced condensed milk coffee) at Market 39, located on the lobby level of the hotel. For the more adventurous types who would like to sample other breakfast options, head out and take a morning stroll to Dong Khoi Street. There you will find lots of street side Vietnamese baguette stalls, cafes and noodle stands on every corner. At the beginning of Dong Khoi Street, you can easily spot the historic 130-year- old Notre Dame Cathedral with the beautiful statue of Virgin Mary in front of the church. Now head right of the cathedral and you will come upon Saigon Post Office taking us back to the early 20th century when Vietnam was still part of French Indochina.
Today it remains a fully functioning post office with public telephone booths to make international phone calls, writing benches and tables and souvenir shops. Continuing on Dong Khoi Street, Saigon Opera House or Nha Hat Thanh Pho in Vietnamese will be on your left. Saigon Opera House frequently showcases Vietnamese opera performances. Interested in watching a show? No problem, our Concierge can help book tickets for you. Keep pace along the street and you will encounter numerous shops with special offers of massage and food deals. It is also worth wandering into some of the various tailoring shops along here to purchase one-of- a-kind pieces that can be customised to fit your body perfectly for a fraction of the price back home. Vietnamese tailors offer high quality workmanship at a great value, and with an impressive turnaround time to boot.