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Jan 31 2014

Family accommodation in Hoi An

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Best for local beach fun - An Bang Seaside Village.

Those looking for a Vietnam destination that’s great for families should consider Hoi An — it’s easy on the wallet, offers loads of outdoor activities, beautiful beaches and boasts plenty of family-focused accommodation. Here are our picks of the best places to stay for those with children in tow. Until recently, if you wanted to … read the full post

Jul 27 2013

Review: Garden Hills Ecological Lodge, Cham Island

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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 hammock-strewn garden devoted to contemplation, it’s pure Cham Island escapism. To say we scaled cliffs to find this place is not an exaggeration. We took a the $2, 08:00 supply … read the full post

Jul 17 2013

Review: The Beach House, An Bang, Hoi An

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And chilled, airy indoor spaces.

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 on a corner plot between a mishmash of newly built Vietnamese tube houses and village houses. It’s just 50 metres from the … read the full post

Jun 29 2013

Review: Vaia, Hoi An

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Perfectly tailored to your needs.

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, Vaia. Vaia is the first venture into the hotel scene by super power tailor, Yaly’s. A stone’s throw from the old town on the better end … read the full post

Jun 18 2013

Review: Hoang Trinh Hotel, Hoi An

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Making the most of a gloomy ground floor outlook.

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, under-$20 place to stay surrounded by some of the town’s most beautiful architecture. Front-facing rooms and the second-floor breakfast balcony look straight over the magnificent Confucius temple … read the full post

Apr 16 2013

Review: Hoa Su Villa Resort, Hoi An

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The neighbours..

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 crowds. The man behind Hoa Su was involved in the building of Vietnam’s most exclusive resort, the Nam Hai. … read the full post

Mar 06 2013

Hoi An: Stay in the beach or town?

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Sunrise swim.

In an ideal world, breaking a Hoi An stay in two, with a few days at the beach and a few in town, seems like the perfect solution. But what most travellers don’t realise is that Hoi An’s Cua Dai and An Bang beach are just five minutes’ from the old town. Every resort outside … read the full post

Feb 28 2013

Review: Hoi An Marina and Spa Resort, Hoi An

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River views from the tub!

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 value for what you get. The Marina is tucked away on the far corner of the up and coming islet … read the full post

Jan 05 2013

Review: Thien Thanh Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

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The deck on a rather gloomy day.

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 and lovely extras such as a pool and great paddy views. This is the perfect spot if you want to mix town … read the full post

Nov 21 2012

Review: Vesper Homestay, Hoi An

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Vesper Homestay's Standard room.

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 this place. If you were looking for off the beaten path then you’ve come to the right place: Vesper is right … read the full post

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