Gentle piano notes fill the lobby and beckon guests to peek around the corner into the Café des Beaux-Arts at the Hôtel des Arts Saigon. One glimpse will reveal a scene of comfort and feminine elegance, which sets the tone for the graceful nostalgia that defines the style of this 5-star boutique hotel.
While the decor at the well-known Social Club restaurant on the 23rd floor could be described as having a strong serving of dapper masculinity, the character of the ground floor Café des Beaux-Arts is absolutely female. The mood is all about soft tones and playful curves. Shapely wingback chairs are covered in taupe velvet and topped with silk pillows embroidered with watercolour florals. A lacquered triptych of a group of wild horses adorns the back wall and completes the personalised feeling of the room.
This is not one of those cold, hyper-modern cafes that so often serve as landing spots for travellers on their way in and out of their hotel. The atmosphere at Café des Beaux-Arts feels like entering the private living room of someone with excellent taste and gracious hosting skills, similar to the French salons of old where the city’s finest once convened to discuss art, culture and philosophy over tea.
Speaking of tea that is exactly what is on offer every day from 2:30 pm to 5 pm. Paris - Saigon Afternoon Tea at Café des Beaux-Arts in the Hôtel des Arts Saigon is full of surprises that go far beyond the old British standards of cucumber sandwiches and scones. Here we have a new concept that takes guests on a voyage between two world-class cities. Lift off in Paris and travel through space and time back to the beauty of 1930s Saigon. Live music from the grand piano fills the space with vintage charm while the swanky antique-filled surroundings evoke the magic of French Indochina.
The first thing guests will notice is the vintage wooden bar at the entrance that is lined with trays of sweet delicacies to match the soft surroundings. Tiny lemon curd tartlets share space next to raspberry topped chocolates. Pastel macarons evoke the magic of French patisseries while skewers stacked with exotic fruits place us back in tropical Vietnam. The savouries are delivered in what looks like a mini-suitcase from a top luxury brand but opens to reveal rows of bite-sized snacks such as Hôtel des Arts Saigon’s signature pho tacos and foie gras tarts.
Guests have the option of upping the luxury with their choice of package of coffee, a wide-selection of fine teas, prosecco or champagne. Café des Beaux-Arts’ High Tea will tempt all 5-senses with flavours, sounds and sights.
Whether you choose to pop into Café des Beaux-Arts for the afternoon high tea or a morning coffee the smiling staff will settle you in with ease any time of day. For those looking for a bit of Saigon sun, the cafe’s outside space reveals a narrow alley lined with French bistro tables and lush greenery. Free wifi and comfortable seating make the cafe the ideal location to complete some business or to indulge in a long conversation with friends.
Café des Beaux Hôtel des Arts Saigon is a respite from the constant energy of Saigon and a return to the nostalgic glamour of the past. From the moment you sit down, you’ll want to relax and stay awhile.
For those who want to experience the best that Hôtel des Arts Saigon has to offer, consider the Afternoon Package, which is filled with the hotel’s most luxurious services for an excellent price. A spa package, plus Afternoon Tea at Café des Beaux-Arts followed by Sunset drinks by the Social Club rooftop pool = indulgence of the best kind.
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Paris -Saigon Afternoon Tea at Café des Beaux Hôtel des Arts Saigon
Every day from 2:30 pm to 5 pm
- Premium Class for VND 550,000++/ person comes complete with tea or coffee
- Business Class includes a glass of Prosecco for VND 650,000++/ person
- First Class option comes with a glass of Champagne for VND 750,000++/ person
- Coffee and tea are served free flow with all packages.
Immerse in Sweetness with the “Treat Yourself” Package
Available at VND 2,250,000net per person
- Spa Treatment (Pampering Journey, 130 mins)
- Afternoon Tea at Café des Beaux-Arts
- Sunset Drinks by the pool at Social Club Rooftop (selected drinks by the glass only)
Your One-Stop Romance with the “Indulge Yourself” Package
Available at VND 1,790,000 net per person
- Lunch at Saigon Kitchen restaurant, 2nd floor
- Afternoon by the Social Club rooftop pool including a cocktail (pool access allowed)
- Spa Treatment (60 minute massage plus 30 minute manicure or pedicure)
- Time is flexible between 12PM and 8PM, but vouchers must all be redeemed at the day of redemption.