We opted to stay out of Da Nang and wanted to be nearer to Hoi An. Furthermore, we were seeking something with enough space for a family of five. AHR delivered on this front. We stayed in two adjoining rooms for three nights and especially enjoyed the peaceful srroundings of the garden and pool area. The rooms were really quite spacious and comfortable. The children loved being able to come in from the pool and have a hot shower outside behind the room as well (we stayed on the ground floor). The breakfast wasn't too bad, but the view of the river each morning was worth going for - so much activity and the sun basking on the water was beautiful. Dinner was a different matter. We only stayed at the hotel for dinner one night-the first-and really felt like there was little effort put into the food and the service was only average. We paid an exhorbitant amount of money, especially when we ate like kings in Hoi An the next two nights at a fraction of the cost. There was a free shuttle into Hoi An and also to Cu Dai beach (leaving at different times of the day). The shuttle was prompt and also dropped you off in a good spot near the old town of Hoi An as well. We also organised two tours through the hotel. The first we went to My Son, the ancient Cham ruins about an hour and half away from Hoi An. It was very interesting, but we felt that our guide was going through the motions a bit and didn't really seek to inform us too much about what the ruins were for etc. We also felt the tour was expensive for what we got. On that basis, we were reluctant to book the second tour with the hotel to go to Marble Mountain. After negotiating a much better price, a driver took us to Marble Mountain and we did the rest. Both these places were very interesting-especially Marble Mountain. We found the very large majority of the staff at AHR to be extremely pushy with tours, tailors, restaurants, souvenirs etc. We were quite emphatic in saying no, thank-you, but the badgering persisted. For us, this was a real sore point and a good reason why we probably would seek accommodation elsewhere in/near Hoi An if we ever went back.
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