The chic Caravelle is situated adjacent to the French Colonial Opera House in Saigon’s downtown. Many luminaries have stayed here, including former US President Bill Clinton and actor Michael Caine, and the Saigon Saigon Bar, once a famous gathering place for war correspondents, is still a lively venue every evening. Guest rooms offer a choice of king-sized or two large single beds with views of the city. Recreational facilities include a fitness center, outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, salon, and spa. The Caravelle has two restaurants, four bars, and a casino. Shoppers take note: Saigon’s best shopping is in the streets immediately around the hotel.