Located in an area of new development west of the historic town, La Residencia has several good things going for it.
The immediate surrounds are sterile and even though it’s on the river, it is not an interesting part of it. However, it is a short walk to the old town and being a more recent build, the hotel has perks like an enormous basement lap pool, well-equipped gym and a pleasant bar/dining area.
The rooms themselves are pretty, a mix of old world and new. The patterned floor tile, patina copper bathroom fixtures, French balcony and world furniture have old-timey flair, while bold wall colours, enormous flatscreen TV, lovely bed and air-con deliver contemporary comfort. Amenities include kettle, WiFi, minibar, fresh fruit, safety box, desk, cosmetic mirror, a bathroom with a spacious shower stall and toiletries. The high categories have more space, as well as a vantage over the river though we don’t think you should upgrade unless you really have your heart set on it.
Are those pretty tiles and costume-y fixtures durable? Only time will tell. For now, the room rate, the decent breakfast spread with both Western and Vietnamese fare, and proximity to the historic town does make this a solid choice for those with more to spend. If you’re shopping around, check out comparable Lantana just across the river.
Address: 35 Dao Duy Tu St, Hoi An
T: (235) 392 9222;
Coordinates (for GPS): 108º19'13.63" E, 15º52'36.78" N
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Room rates: US$50 to 100
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
Junior Suite Town View. River View: $65/$85
Residencia Suite Town View. River View: $100/$125
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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