Slice of greenery close to old town
Thien Thanh Boutique Hotel lives up to the boutique title.
A 2012 refurbishment has transformed it into a quaint, charming spot despite the fact it is on Ba Trieu, a road packed with backpacker joints. The 16-rooms come with great service and lovely extras such as a swimming pool and large deck with paddy views. It’s not usual to find such greenery so close to the old town. This is the perfect spot to mix town and country, within a 10-minute walk of the historic centre and one of the quietest centrally located hotel we have come across.
There’s an instant ambience as you climb the narrow stairs -- like most hotels close to the old town, there are skinny stairwells and no lift. Rooms at the back overlook the morning glory fields, and you can lap up the view from the private balcony. These balcony rooms at the back are worth the extra dong. The interiors are well-appointed and have Vietnamese flair with red and black accents carried throughout. Rooms have a purpose built solid wood desk/vanity/minibar equipped with a kettle, a flatscreen TV, WiFi, air-con and a swish bathroom with modern fixtures, sink with countertop, hair dryer and bathtub with rain showerhead. They’ve perhaps gone too fancy for their own good, using stepping stones surrounded by pebbles for the flooring.
The standard rooms are small windowless boxes with just the right amount of furniture and correct layout to make it feel uncluttered. It would be ideal for one, cramped for two.
The showstopper is the suite in the eaves, with its exposed Hoi An-style tile ceiling and panoramic views across the city.
The big selling point is the pool and the large deck with loungers and tables. From it you can hear more bird song than motorbike honking. It’s a little oasis, and it’s priced just right. The rate includes breakfast.
Address: 16 Ba Trieu St, Hoi An
T: (235) 391 6545; F: (235) 391 6546
Coordinates (for GPS): 108º19'27.98" E, 15º52'58.39" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||US$32||US$32|
|Deluxe double room|
City view. Garden view: $45
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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