We didn’t spot any dau (strawberries) in the garden but we’ll take their word for it as the lush garden was full of other plants and flowers.
There needs to be a good reason for us to recommend an accommodation 1.5 kilometres east of the old town, and we found several at this tranquil homestay of four rooms.
The gated property is located down a quiet local lane. The garden has tables and chairs to relax in if you get bored of your private balcony/terrace -- each room has one. The house is new and modern and the rooms reflect that. They are clean, spacious and equipped with modern comforts: air-con, WiFi, flatscreen TV, a breakfast table set, large windows with security bars, minifridge, a wardrobe with mirror and a sparkling new large bathroom with both a bathtub and shower. There’s no separate shower stall -- it’s a wetroom bathroom -- but you do get a handy inbuilt nook to place all the toiletries. It’s a room you could easily feel comfortable staying in for a while.
You’ll definitely want to take advantage of the free bicycle to get into town, an easy, flat 10-minute ride following the river. Breakfast is included. This place will appeal to those who want some peace and greenery.
Address: Tran Quang Khai St, a block east of Tran Nha Tong St, Hoi An
T: (235) 392 3374; (093) 5702 374;
Coordinates (for GPS): 108º20'44.07" E, 15º52'40.06" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 20
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$20||US$22|
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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