Excellent value in low season
If you don’t mind being at the outskirts of the old town, then Like Hoi An Hotel represents great low season value.
At that time, you can get this midrange hotel at flashpacker prices.
Being on the outskirts does mean you get more for your money and the hotel helps bridge the one kilometre distance by offering free bicycle rental, as well as frequent shuttles to town and a twice a day shuttle to An Bang Beach. Like Hoi An, which was formerly Thanh Van 2 Hotel, is located on the corner of Hai Ba Trung and Ton Duc Thang streets, north of the old town on the way to An Bang Beach; it’s a 15-minute walk or a quick bicycle ride to town. Given its location, it is a larger hotel by Hoi An standards and it also means the 37-rooms are spacious and there’s an outdoor ground floor swimming pool.
The upstairs superior rooms won’t win style awards yet they are comfortable and come with all the usual wood hotel furnishings laid out on clean tile floors. You get a desk/vanity, full-length mirror, TV, air-con, WiFi, sitting area with hard wooden seats, wardrobe, safety box, bathrobes and a marble bathroom with modern fixtures and a bathtub/shower combo. Deluxe rooms do feel like an upgrade, with wooden floors, a sofa and a small balcony overlooking the town.
Despite being a large local hotel, we found reception to be extremely courteous and enthusiastic. A buffet breakfast is included and the hotel also has a spa. The room rate and design attracts a mixed crowd: flashpackers, both Vietnamese and foreign families and returning guests. It’s the kind of place an expat would put up visiting friends and family. It is also surrounded by authentic Vietnamese dining options. Another bonus: the position back from the main road into town means that it tends not to flood.
Address: 467 Hai Ba Trung St, Hoi An
T: (235) 393 4934; F: (235) 393 4933
Coordinates (for GPS): 108º19'40.73" E, 15º53'15.85" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||400,000 dong||750,000 dong|
|Deluxe double room||520,000 dong||850,000 dong|
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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