If you don't mind the slightly out of the way location just off of Cua Dai Street, three kilometres from both Hoi An town and Cua Dai beach, it makes for a serene retreat away from the madding Hoi An crowds.
The man behind Hoa Su was involved in the building of one of Vietnam's most exclusive resort, the Nam Hai. Now he's copied it in miniature here, using a few of the same finishings and design details. Rooms are small but everything is well laid out, with a raised sleeping area, sofa, flatscreen TV, minibar, desk, DVD player, air-con, WiFi and a jaw-dropping outdoor bathroom, complete with enormous marble tubs and rain shower. Each villa faces a lotus-dotted moat surrounding a lounge area/restaurant housed in a classic ancient house and a modest swimming pool. It's only big enough to float around in but seems to fit well with the location.
Hoa Su is a hideaway, an isolated and quiet spot with seven suites that are ideal as a couple's retreat or for small groups of friends. It never feels busy. You'll probably want to arrange a driver to take you down the dark maze of roads to town or the beach for food, so factor that into your budget. There is not much to keep children entertained for long unless they've got a few pals to muck around with. Rock Villa
is a more kid friendly option.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Superior double room, low season: US$50, high season US$50. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: US$80, high season US$80. Notes: