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Saigon Morin Hotel
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  • Price from: 75 USD
  • Star: Saigon Morin Hotel  - 4-star hotel
  • Address: 30 Le Loi St. , Perfume River, Hue, Vietnam
  • Location: Hue Hotels
Ideally located in the very heart of Hue City, four facades facing Le Loi – Hung Vuong & Hoang Hoa Tham – Truong Dinh street, offering the best view of Truong Tien Bridge and Perfume River, Hotel Saigon Morin features the French colonial style, luxurious facilities and professional services. Established in 1901, Hotel Saigon Morin is famous for not only the first hotel in Central but also a historic tourist symbol of Hue and Vietnam.

Four corners of  Morin Hotel - 1938
Hotel Saigon Morin is awarded as Top 5 best historic hotels in Vietnam and one of the most classic hotels in Hue City. Striving to maintain its charming, the hotel offers the most comfortable stay for all the guests.
 

History:

The story of The Morin’s begins classically. At the end of 19th century, Arthur Morin and his Arborist brother, Aimé Morin went to Bac Ky (Northern Vietnamese) for military service. They are the older in a poor pleasant family which has seven children living in a small village Mesnay near Arbois, Jura, France. 

Expiry of the army, Morin brothers decided to stay at Vietnam to establish their business. After their death’s mother, Arthur Morin and Aimé Morin decided to take their sisters and brothers to live in Vietnam. Emile Morin and Laure Morin came to Vietnam firstly; then in 1898, Wladimir Morin and Amélie Morin came later. 

Early, Morin family drowned in many difficulties, two brothers and two sisters employed in businesses with only a few Indochina dollars of salary: in Hai Phong with Honoré Debeaux’s store and in Hanoi with Godart's store. Emile Morin, a police officer in Hanoi, must also contribute his own resources into activities of the family. The difficult situation arose the friendship and cohesion among members of the family, and that is one of the most highlights of Morin family. 

In 1902, Emile Morin and Wladimir Morin with their two sisters Laure Morin and Amélie Morin brought their capital to live in Tourane (Da Nang) to join their relative’s power called "father Gassier" along Han River. It was also time to bear Morin Brothers Collective Company (Société en nom collectif Morin Frères). Wladimir Morin has qualities of an organizer, a negotiator and is particularly innate sense about the most outstanding business. The company was very prosperous and they became the owner of Grand Hôtel Guérin de Hué. 

Regarding as the unique hotel in Hue at that time, the building was built in 1901 by Mr. Bogaert, a French businessman. He ran his business by being the owner of Long Tho cement factory. This factory produced the building materials for most of the monuments in Hue during two decades. He used his money to build “Grand Hotel de Hue” in 1901. This hotel welcomed the engineers and technical analysts working in Hue station.

Morin Hotel - 1901    Morin Hotel - 1906    Charlie Chaplin at Morin Hotel  - 1936
Wladimir Morin bought the hotel from Guerin in 1906 despite of the heavily damage by the century typhoon in 1904.

In Hue, Wladimir Morin met Derobert, the industrial businessman of Lyonregion, whose wife is a Vietnamese person and Chinese origin. Wladimir Morin was acquainted with this family and had deep feelings with their only daughter, named Jeanne Pauline. They got marriage in 1914 and continuously made the Morin’s company more prosperous. 

The bases of Morin brothers from Da Nang and Hue have expanded its forces with more hotels at Ba Na, Qui Nhon, Nha Trang and Bach Ma; diversified business in the fields of hotel, restaurants, tourism, entertainment and even mailing. The success has helped Morin family gradually own more and more European architectural style works of cities. During the decade 1920-1930, it was not certainly exaggerate to say that almost all French people living in Central Viet Nam and tourists to come here more or less had to use Morin family’s services 

Morin hotel rapidly became the centre of commerce, culture and tourism in Hue city under Nguyen Dynasty. It’s is the fact that the hotel location was a key element of success. The hotel was situated at the centre of Hue city, facing to Huong River and Truong Tien Bridge. It took only a short walk to the public buildings, Western leisure centre, sport club, Indochina bank, etc. 

Since the demobilization in 1918, Wladimir Morin has made the quality of hotels change so much with the broken through services. Morin family decided to make a supermarket that can meet all needs of local markets through hotel consumer goods general agent, with an impressive motto is "people can be born in a cradle of Morin and died in a coffin of Morin "(On peut naitre dans un berceau Morin et mourir dans un cercueil Morin).

Morin Hotel - 1938    Morin Hotel - 1939    Cinema - Morin Hotel - 1954
Even the commemorative golden book of Morin Hue Grand Hotel used to rewrite comments and signature of many prestigious names such as Marshal Joffre, the Marshal Foch, the writer André Malraux, the Orientalist Sylvain Lévi , Rev. Léopold Cadiere, Governor Pierre Pasquier, the comedy king Charlie Chaplin, Lao King Sisowath, the scholar Louis Finot, the archaeologist JY Claeys, the Governor Catroux, the politician Paul Reynaud ... 

The first Cinema Morin in Hue was in this hotel (the meeting room at present). The library here also attracted many readers in town 

His sister, Amélie Morin got married to the doctor Albert Sallet - Cham Museum Director and Ba Na weather station founder. Since 1920, Wladimir Morin has participated in Association for Hue Friends (Association des Amis du Vieux Hue) and Morin Hotel accordingly was also Association’s activity headquarters, one of two locations publishing Journal of Hue Friends (Bulletin des Amis du Vieux Hue) 

Moreover, Morin Hotel is also the place where the official travel agency of the area, correspondent office of the tourism in Indochina was in. 

In 1925, Jeanne, Wladimir’s wife, passed away when she was 29 years old and buried at Phu Cam cemetery whereas Wladimir Morin went to forever sleep under rows of casuarinas in 1943 (64 years old)

Morin Hotel - 1966    Morin Hotel - 1968    Morin Hotel - 1989
Three sons of Wladimir Morin and Jeanne including Henri, René and Edmond succeeded Morin family's work with the respective positions, Director General, Deputy Director General and Technical Director, but in the face of difficulties and pressure from World War and the occupation of the Japanese in Indochina. 

From December 20th 1946 to February 5th, 1947, Morin Hotel happened the bloody fighting between Viet Minh forces attacked from the outside and the French army defended inside. Morin Grand Hotel was partly damaged and burned by the fighting. 

In July 1951, Henri, Rene and Edmond represented Morin family signed the deed of transfer of rights and legal interests for a Vietnamese businessman, formally ending the business of Morin Group in Hue as well as Central provinces. 

From 1951 to 1995, the building is continuously ruined by the weather and war, no renovation at all. Especially in Tet offensive in 1968, the hotel is the place which is first recaptured by US army after under control of Vietnam liberation front army for nearly one month. In 1957, the building is used to house Hue University, close to the US military command centre. In 1989, In 1989, Morin hotel was transferred to Thua Thien Hue Tourism used as a hotel. At that time, the deluxe hotel was the most popular with back-packer tourists. 

After massive renovation, the hotel reopened in 1997 and renamed to "SAIGON MORIN". The hotel now has 180 guest rooms, 4 restaurants and recreations. Since its reopening, the Saigon Morin has been widely acknowledged as the most luxurious hotel in Hue and welcomed many celebrities and distinguished travelers on their visit to Hue.

Accommodation:

Taking the advantages of French colonial style, 180 well-equipped rooms and Suites of Hotel Saigon Morin have the largest size in Hue City. All guestrooms have parquet floor, marble bathrooms, comfortable facilities and amenities. 

Especially, staying at Hotel Saigon Morin, the guests have chance to see many old photos of Hue city in the beginning 20th decade and hotel history of more than 100 years. 

Moreover, the greatest comedian Charlie Chaplin spent his honeymoon in a Charlie Chaplin Suite.

* Colonial Deluxe
Location: First, Second & Third floor
View: Inside view
Area: 40 m2
Quantity: 42 rooms

* Premium City Deluxe
Location: First, Second & Third floor
View: City view
Area: 50 m2
Quantity: 57 rooms

* Premium River Deluxe
Location: First, Second & Third floor
View: River view
Area: 50 m2
Quantity: 63 rooms

* Colonial Suite
Location: First, Second & Third floor
View: Inside view
Area: 70 m2
Quantity: 7 rooms

* Morin Suite
Location: First, Second & Third floor
View: City view
Area: 100 m2
Quantity: 6 rooms

* Executive Suite (Charlie Chaplin Suite)
Location: First, Second & Third floor
View: City & River view
Area: 120 m2
Quantity: 5 rooms

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • LCD
  • Flat-screen televisions
  • Daily turndown service
  • Connecting rooms for families
  • Disabled room available
  • Free Wifi & internet access
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Bathrobes
  • 24-hour room service
  • Same day laundry service
  • Baby sitting service
  • Business center
  • Tour desk
  • Safety box in room & at Front Desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Bars & Restaurants
  • Meeting & Conference
  • Gallery
  • Parking
  • ATM on site
  • Lobby shop

Booking Policy:

  • All reservations via hotel website are required to be guaranteed by credit card upon confirmation of booking.
  • Any reduction to the duration of stay at the hotel must be made at least 24 hours prior to check-in. If less than 24 hours notice is given, the hotel reserves the right to charge the full duration of stay as originally confirmed.
  • Any cancellation within 24 hours before arrival time or no-show will be charged 100% of total revenue.
  • Compulsory Christmas Gala Dinner (24 Dec) & New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner (31 Dec) are requested.
  • Free of charge for child less than ten (10) years old and under 1,3 meter, sharing room with parents without extra bed including buffet breakfast, maximum of 2 (two) children in a room.
  • Child from ten (10) years old onwards is considered as an adult and requested to book extra bed.
1. HOW DO I BOOK AND PAY FOR A TOUR?
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Our phone number: +84-4 3212.3589
Our hotline: +84 (0)982 45 2222
Payment for a tour is done via bank transfer or by credit card at Paypal or payment by Western Union.

2. CAN I POSTPONE OR CANCEL  MY TRIP? 
All purchases are final and you will need to agree with our term & conditions before confirming your order. In some cases, your booking will be cancelled or postponed for a future day.  However, if you need to cancel within 14 days we may state in our conditions that we will charge cancellation fees. 

3. IF I PURCHASE A PACKAGES, CAN I TRAVEL IN REVERSE DIRECTION?
Yes, our packages are made up on individual travel vouchers, which can be use in any order.  You may want to travel our intineraries in reverse or you may want to complete your package over a number of short trip. 

4. DO YOU OFFER LONGER OR MORE CUSTOMIZE TOUR? 
Yes, you can ask for longer or customize with any tours. If you have any request or questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email address: info@amitysmiletravel.com, our travel experts will help you decides which is best itinerary for you.

5. I HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS – WILL THEY BE CATERED FOR?
We will try our best to accommodate all dietary requirements but in some out-of-the-way places it can be very difficult to guarantee. We will let you know if there are places on your itinerary where this is the case. Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we will pass the information onto your leader. It is also a great idea to bring a card with your dietary requirements written in local language for those time you are eating away from the group.

6. WHAT IS THE CURRENCY IN MY DESTINATION?
It is a good idea to travel with a credit card and ATM card. In Vietnam, the US Dollars and Euros are more widely accepted than other currencies (off course, out of VN Dong). However, in some cases, at some hotels they can accept your local currency but not very much. 

7.  WHAT STANDARD OF ACCOMMODATION SHOULD I EXPECT? 
The standard of accommodation depends on trip style you have choosen. Find out more

8. WHAT DO I DO IF I NEED HELP WITH MY BOOKING?
If you need any help with your booking please let us know by contacting us as soon as possible at anytime  via:
Email address: info@amitysmiletravel.com
Our phone number: +84-4 3212.3589
Or, hotline: +84 982 45 2222. 
We will make our hardest  to help you with the most comfortable and enjoyable trip.
 
9. WHAT IS AN EXTRA COST?
An extra cost is something you will pay direct to the tour or hotel upon arrival. Or, something is mentioned in NOT INCLUDED.  Most of Amity Smile trips are “All Clusive” meaning no extra fees will need to be paid. 

10. HOW DO I KNOW  MY RESERVATION IS CONFIRMED?
After you make an online booking, we will follow up with you to confirm availability and confirm the booking.  Your reservation is not confirmed until receive this follow up email or fax. 

11. CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO THE ITINERARY  OF MY GROUP TRIP, EITHER BEFORE OR DURING THE TRIP?
Please make sure that you are happy with your group trip itinerary before booking because we are unable to change them for individual travelers. However, if you and a group of friends, colleagues,…would like your own personally designed itinerary, get in touch with our travel consultants, they can tailor an itinerary just for you.

12.IN CASE OF EMERGENCY ON TOUR, WHO WILL I CONTACT?
When on tour, your tour guide is the first person of contact. We have our own hotline,  so emergency assistance is available 24hours per day. Please see the office contact details listed on your itinerary or on your voucher. 

13. I AM NOT READY TO BOOK RIGHT NOW,  WHAT SHOULD I DO?
For flights, you can make a booking and then we can hold the booking for a limited period of time until you are ready to purchase and issue the ticket. When you make a booking, we will inform you of the amount of time until the ticket must be issued since this time frame varies by airline.
For hotels, in order to make a booking and hold a room, you must confirm and pay immediately. Unfortunately, we cannot hold a hotel booking for you without payment.
For tours, as tours are related to hotels booking. We will need you 30% for Deposit. This amount is to cover our costs if you cancel the tour. Almost is for cancellation charges of hotels/resorts.
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