Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
BohemianChong Beach, Cham Island
T: (0169) 753 7712;
There’s something undeniably bohemian about Garden Hills Ecological Lodge. Carved entirely out of jackfruit wood, with a wrap-around balcony perfectly positioned for soaking up sunsets and a ... Read the full review of Garden Hills.
Quite possibly the best views in Hoi An.Cam Nam Island, Hoi An
T: (090) 842 6349;
This cheery yellow – and perhaps a bit scruffy — open-fronted bar and restaurant is located by the river edge on Cam Nam Island and has quite possibly the best views in Hoi An. Now the Sleepy ... Read the full review of The Sleepy Gecko.
Most guesthouses and hotels in Hoi An are within easy walking distance of the central historic quarter but relatively few are within its immediate confines, and these ones are very overpriced. While central Hoi An is home to some tasteful options for midrange tourists, backpackers seeking to pay US$7-10 will need to bunk down a good 10-minute walk from the river. The town already sees too many package tours and prices reflect this -- in low season you may be able to bargain your lodgings down a little, but in high season, you'll struggle.
Best of both worlds1 Pham Hong Thai St, Hoi An
T: (0510) 391 4555; F: (0510) 391 4515
Anantara Hoi An (formerly the Life Resort) is a spacious resort at the northern end of Hoi An town. Already very popular, this previously Dutch-owned property -- part of the Life Resort chain -- was ... Read the full review of Anantara Hoi An Resort.
A large and charming garden hotel6-8 Phan Boi Chau St, Hoi An
T: (0510) 386 3126; F: (0510) 391 4280
Set at the far eastern edge of Hoi An, the Ha An is an attractive and charming hotel set around a carefully manicured garden. Rooms are in a two-storey building, designed to look like an old Hoi An ... Read the full review of Ha An Hotel.USD 50 to 100 2 votes Toprange
Popular backpacker spot680 Hai Ba Trung St, Hoi An
T: (0510) 391 6232; F: (0510) 391 6800
With a cheery proprietor, comfortable rooms and great rates, Dai Long Hotel is a deservedly popular backpacker favourite. The cheapest rooms, in the middle, lack a window and are a bit small and ... Read the full review of Dai Long Hotel.USD 10 to 20 16 votes Flashpacker
Watch your mouth!39 Tran Cao Van Street, Hoi An
T: 0510 3916 757; F: 0510 3916 699
The Phuoc An (be careful how you pronounce this one — it’s “fou an”) is a little gem of a hotel. A modern take on the Chinese-style architecture that Hoi An is famous for, by day it hides its ... Read the full review of Phuoc An Hotel.
Real rural living03 Hai Thuong Lan Ong, Hoi An
T: (0510) 392 9459;
Pulling up outside the cheery blue three-storey family home Vesper Homestay with its windows flung open to views of far flung paddy is reward enough for the amount of trouble you will have finding ... Read the full review of Vesper Homestay.
An excellent, quiet, under-$20 place to stay45 Le Quy Don St (corner Tran Hung Dao), Hoi An
T: (0510) 916 579;
Peeking out from behind a courtyard decorated with colourful French cafe-style tables and chairs, bright red umbrellas and a frangipani tree, Hoi An’s Hoang Trinh Hotel is an excellent, quiet, ... Read the full review of Hoang Trinh Hotel.
Bijou95 Nguyen Truong To, Hoi An
T: (0510) 391 5995;
B’Lan House is a quirky relatively new budget build with bags of old character set in a big garden, a slow 10-minute stroll from the lantern-strewn alleyways of old town Hoi An and two minutes from ... Read the full review of B'Lan House.
Imposing but well done467 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoi An
T: (0510) 393 4934; F: (0510) 393 4933
If you are one of those travellers with a tendency to lose your bearings, the towering Thanh Van 2 with its illuminated rooftop sign screams “I’m here!”, making it an easy hotel to find your ... Read the full review of Thanh Van 2 Hotel.
Characterful building but unenthused staff30 Phan Boi Chau St, Hoi An
T: (0510) 386 2116; F: (0510) 3914 597
Located in a quiet part of town to the east of the market, this quaint little hotel offers decent midrange accommodation. Rooms are spacious and clean with a stylishly traditional look, although ... Read the full review of An Huy Hotel.USD 20 to 50 11 votes Midrange
Good value46 Ba Trieu St, Hoi An
T: (0510) 391 6339;
This mini-hotel is a cheap option a 10-minute walk from the centre of Hoi An, and attracts a steady trickle of budget travellers. Most rooms are small and sparsely furnished, with big beds almost ... Read the full review of Phuong Dong Hotel.USD 10 to 20 6 votes Flashpacker
Good rooms16 Ba Trieu St, Hoi An
T: (0510) 391 6545; F: (0510) 391 6546
The standard exterior of Hoi An’s Thien Thanh Boutique Hotel among the backpacker joints on popular Ba Tieu Road belies the charm inside. The 16-room hotel has a new boutique feel, great service ... Read the full review of Thien Thanh Boutique Hotel.USD 20 to 50 16 votes Midrange
Classic Hoi An charm143 Tran Phu St, Hoi An
T: (510) 3861 621;
You might just recognise this beautiful wooden Chinese trading house from the iconic Michael Caine film, The Quiet American. From the outside, it oozes old world charm, with red silk ... Read the full review of Vinh Hung 1 Hotel.
Great value, great experience07 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Hoi An
T: (0510) 386 3631;
Staying at the San Hien Family Guesthouse isn’t for everyone — luxury accommodation this ain’t at $12 a night for a basic room. If you want to experience a bit of history mixed with ambience on ... Read the full review of Sanh Hien Family Guest House.
A bit of a mixed bag96 Ba Trieu, Hoi An
T: (0510) 391 6277;
Rather a mixed bag, the 24-room towering midranger Vinh Hung 3 sits behind a veil of tumbling bougainvillea on the outskirts of Hoi An on backpacker-popular Ba Trieu Street, a five-minute walk to the ... Read the full review of Vinh Hung 3 Hotel.
Pool in the lobby696 Hai Ba Trung St, Hoi An
T: (0510) 3916 838; F: (0510) 3916 839
The words 'swimming pool' appear right under the hotel's name on their business cards, and if you walk into the lobby from the back entrance on Ba Trieu St, it'll be the first thing you see. Okay, ... Read the full review of Hoa Binh Hotel.USD 10 to 20 4 votes Flashpacker
One of the better budget hotels712 Hai Ba Trung St, Hoi An
T: (0510) 386 3715; F: (0510) 391 6779
Not that you’d notice it from the dark Chinese-style reception, but the Thanh Binh 2 has had a spot of renovation work. Gone are the super low beds, heavy orange-tinged furniture and dark ... Read the full review of Thanh Binh 2 Hotel.USD 20 to 50 3 votes Midrange
Basic budget deal103 Ba Trieu St, Hoi An
T: (0510) 386 3153; F: (0510) 391 6986
The Hop Yen's business card boasts that they're located in the old town centre but we're not sure which old town they're referring to, as they're a good 10-minute walk from Hoi An's centre. The hotel ... Read the full review of Hop Yen Hotel.Under USD 10 4 votes Backpacker
Great midrange value52 Ba Trieu St, Hoi An
T: (0510) 391 6330; F: (0510) 391 6209
The Thien Nga Hotel is a great midrange option, providing far more modernity and comfort than other similarly priced hotels in the area. The recently renovated hotel now oozes charm and they seem to ... Read the full review of Thien Nga Hotel.USD 20 to 50 4 votes Midrange
Cua Dai Street
Cua Dai Street runs for around six kilometres from Hoi An town out to the long Cua Dai Beach. It isn't really a great location -- it's a bit of a hike from town and also rather far from the beach -- but with the shopping and restaurant theme overspilling from the old town and the ease of biking from A to B, it's not such a bad place to be.
Special!Cua Dai St, 115-117 Alley, Vong Nhi Hamlet, Cam Thanh, Hoi An
T: (0510) 3930 222; F: (0510) 3930 221
The colonial-meets-temple stark white architecture of Muca Boutique Resort suggests something quite special lies amid its landscaped gardens – and it does! Just 36 rooms and two perfectly formed ... Read the full review of Muca Boutique Resort.
As boutique as Hoi An getsUnit 3, Thanh Tay, Cam Chau, Hoi An
T: (0510) 392 4797;
Peacefully perched between paddy and a river, the two-storey, family-run Rock Villa stands as an eco-inspired architectural wonder. Built with local products, the 10-villa homestay sits among ... Read the full review of Rock Villa .
A great budget choice97 Cua Dai St, Hoi An
T: (01510) 393 9988;
If you like your hostels tending toward the fancy side — think three-storey colonial-style mansion with views over paddy and the distant Cham Islands — then you are going to feel very at home at ... Read the full review of Saltwater Hostel.
Fabulous544 Cua Dai, Hoi An
T: (84) 0510 3862231;
The striking French colonial façade of the Cua Dai Hotel sits well back from Hoi An’s busy Cua Dai Road, sheltered by a beautifully manicured, walled tropical garden which gives a tantalising hint ... Read the full review of The Cua Dai Hotel.
Excellent value with best dorm rooms in town397 Cua Dai Street, Hoi An
T: (0510) 393 9838; F: (0510) 393 9828
The welcoming Sunflower Hotel’s sparkling white exterior perfectly matches both its accommodation and staff. Set slightly back from busy Cua Dai Street midway between the sandy ... Read the full review of The Sunflower Hotel.
A charming riverside resort175 Cua Dai Rd, Hoi An
T: (0510) 386 4800; F: (0510) 386 4900
The location of Hoi An Riverside isn't exactly convenient -- it's neither walking distance from the beach nor the old town. Thankfully, they make staying here worth the extra travel time. This ... Read the full review of Hoi An Riverside Resort.
Set in a beautiful tropical garden377 Cua Dai St, Hoi An
T: (0510) 392 3377; F: (0510) 392 3477
Made up of multi-storey houses scattered through lush tropical grounds around an inviting pool, Ancient House has finally had a much needed makeover, giving the resort a more boutique feel. One of ... Read the full review of Ancient House Resort.
Out of the way, but great valueThon 5, Cam Thanh, Hoi An
T: (0510) 393 3933;
If you don’t mind the slightly out of the way location, Hoa Su, a five-villa resort located next to the river on Cam Thanh, makes for a serene, top-range retreat away from the madding Hoi An ... Read the full review of Hoa Su Villa Resort.
You’d be hard pushed to find fault here489 Cua Dai Rd, Hoi An
T: 0510 3916 499; F: 0150 3929 489
With its grand French colonial facade, classic wrought-iron balconies and art deco lines, you’d be right to think there was some serious design clout behind Hoi An’s newest boutique offering, ... Read the full review of Vaia.
Out of town escape161 Tran Nhan Tong St., Hoi An
T: (0510) 392 4165; F: (0510) 392 4175
A tangle of tropical climbers all but envelope the entrance to the aptly named Betel Garden Homestay, where six single-storey, ancient-house styled villas and the Vuon Trau family ... Read the full review of Betel Garden Homestay.
Dated rooms , decent pool538 Cua Dai St, Hoi An
T: (0510) 391 4444; F: (0510) 391 4445
The Glory Hotel is a bit of an oddity -- it’s as if the owners have taken all their design inspiration for each area from the worst of the 80s and thrown them all together. Everything in the ... Read the full review of Glory Hotel.
Cua Dai Beach
Cua Dai Beach runs for eight kilometres from the Cham island ferry port north to An Bang beach, on the coast down from Da Nang. With its rough-grained, white sand and proximity to restaurants on and near the beach, Cua Dai has long been popular with daytrippers from Hoi An. A growing selection of flash resorts are however springing up along the beach, catering to those who need a few days to really relax. They've created, it seems, a fair amount of coastal erosion in their wake and have fenced off large areas of beach for hotel guest use.
Ancient style by the seaAn Bang Beach (near the market). Booking office in town at Voulez Vous Restaurant, 631 Hai Ba Trung St
T: (0510) 652 9168;
Shaded by a swathe of (yes, you’ve guessed it) coconut trees, a stone’s throw from the sea, Under the Coconut Tree Homestay is home to four seriously cool wooden and tile ancient houses clustered ... Read the full review of Under the Coconut Tree Homestay.
Big, secluded, luxuriousCua Dai Beach, Hoi An
T: (84) 0510 393777; F: (84) 0510 3937778
Head down to the Cham Island ferry point along the Cua Dai Road in Hoi An and you can’t fail to miss the futuristic, towering white and glass exterior of the five-star Sunrise Hotel ... Read the full review of The Sunrise Hotel.
Vintage luxuryCua Dai Beach, Hoi An
T: (0510) 392 7040; F: (0510) 392 7041
Victoria is an interesting blend: part golden age of travel, part Mediterranean village, with a few Champa statues thrown in. Somehow it works, creating an exotic escapist resort perfect for a ... Read the full review of Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa.
Not on the beach05 Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An
T: (510) 392 7888; F: (510) 392 7777
Not quite on the beach, the River Beach Resort is the last large hotel/resort you'll reach before hitting the sand when coming from Hoi An. The only waterfront it sees is the river, which it faces on ... Read the full review of River-beach Resort (Dong An Beach Resort).
Silk lanterns twinkling on the river61 Nguyen Phuc Chu St, An Hoi Islet, Hoi An
T: (84) 0510 3911696; F: (84) 0510 3911697
The traditional yellow-fronted, wooden-shuttered frontage of the Long Life Riverside Hotel blends in so well with Hoi An‘s ancient town ethics that it’s very easy to discount this as yet another ... Read the full review of Long Life River Hotel.
Solid value74 August, 18th St Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An
T: (0510) 393 8888; F: (0510) 393 9999
If you have a little extra cash to spend on your accommodation in Vietnam’s Hoi An, Hoi An Marina and Spa Resort offers just 12 suites set in spacious, lovely gardens at rates representing solid ... Read the full review of Hoi An Marina and Spa Resort.
Half way to An Bang02 Phan Dinh Phung St, Hoi An
T: (0510) 3937899; F: (0510) 3921899
The domineering, brand spanking new Sunshine Hotel sits midway between An Bang beach and the old town; from here it’s a good 20-minute walk to either, but that’s okay because every guest gets a ... Read the full review of The Sunshine Hotel.
Quirky styleAn Bang Beach, Hoi An
T: (84) 0906 660309;
This time a month ago there was only one place to stay on An Bang Beach in Hoi An; now there are six, and three of those make up An Bang Seaside Village, which has been very quirkily styled around ... Read the full review of An Bang Seaside Village.
Luxurious self-catering at its bestAn Bang Beach, Hoi An
The Temple Beach House is luxurious self-catering at its best. Tucked away behind impressive wooden gates nestled between towering white walls abundant with vivid pink bougainvillea and surrounded by ... Read the full review of Temple Beach House.
Family friendlyAn Bang Beach, Hoi An
T: (0913) 005 214;
A terracotta-tiled roof and a bunch of banana trees sitting behind a cheerful blue stripy gate are pretty much the only clues you’ll need to track down family-friendly An Bang Beach House, sitting ... Read the full review of An Bang Beach House.
Old school by the beachThon 1, Dien Duong, Diem Ban, Hoi An
T: (0510) 242748; F: (0510) 941235
Approaching Ha My TT Guesthouse from the road you’d be forgiven for mistaking this friendly little guesthouse for a Soviet-era bomb shelter. But if you continue down the red brick road to the ... Read the full review of Ha My TT Guesthouse.
Secluded stunnerTam Hai Commune, Nui Thanh District, Tam Ky
T: (0510) 354 5105; F: (0510) 354 5103
If we were to tell you that beyond the rickety wooden plank bridge and signposted tree at the entrance to Le Domaine stood 12 whitewashed, thatched villas, a sand-floored chill-out lounge and a ... Read the full review of Le Domaine De Tam Hai.
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