Archive for the 'Accommodation' Category

Nov 06 2012

Review: Thanh Van 2 Hotel, Hoi An

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If the 10 minute ride to An Bang is a bit too much like hard work..

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 way back to. But even if you’ve got an inbuilt compass, Thanh Van 2 packs a punch with its huge … read the full post

Sep 20 2012

Review: Temple Beach House, Hoi An’s An Bang

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My laziest photography yet - Temple Beach House whilst flat out on the beach.

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 gardens, right on its own slice of the delicious An Bang Beach in Hoi An, the place is a real find. The beachfront garden hugs the … read the full post

Aug 31 2012

Review: An Bang Seaside Village, Hoi An

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and just in case you needed any more convincing.. An Bang Beach.

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 the pretty Vietnamese fisher-family houses located along the beach. The three houses share a tranquil … read the full post

Aug 16 2012

Review: Long Life Riverside Hotel, Hoi An

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The brand new night market, the cheapest place in town to buy a silk lantern.

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 tailor/restaurant/spa. But this is a place to stay, and the hotel’s quiet riverside location on the An Hoi islet offers some of the best … read the full post

Aug 08 2012

Cua Dai Hotel, Hoi An

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All tropical landscaped gardens and a jacuzzi!

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 of the hotel’s stylishly designed interior. Set a good 10-minute walk from the old town on the road to Cua Dai beach, … read the full post

Jul 29 2012

The Sunshine Hotel, Hoi An

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I'm sorry I seem to have been having a bad camera day.. This is the shallow end of the Sunshine's rather large pool.

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 free bicycle to potter around Hoi An, and it’s outstanding value. As is the norm with Hoi An hotels, every room … read the full post

Jul 23 2012

Review: Vinh Hung 3 Hotel, Hoi An

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Feelin' hot, hot, hot

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 old town and right opposite the new Highway 4 restaurant — which means if you are a bit bored of hotel buffet … read the full post

Jul 12 2012

Review: Sleepy Gecko, Hoi An

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Those darn backpackers..

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 Gecko is also offering among the cheapest, best-value lodgings in town. Tucked away behind a wall bursting with foliage, … read the full post

Jul 03 2012

Review: Phuoc An Hotel, Hoi An

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A tiny little oasis

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 light under a bushel but by night it sparkles beneath a blanket of vibrant yellow and … read the full post

Nov 17 2011

Hoi An: Stay at the beach or in town?

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Hoi An is best known for its town — the beautiful riverside setting, the shopping, the food — but with two beaches within easy reach it also meets the needs of the beach lover, when it’s not rainy season. So where is the best place to base yourself: the town or Cua Dai beach? The … read the full post

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