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Ancient House River Resort & Spa
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Hamlet 2, Cam Thanh ward, Hoi An 84 510, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #62 of 82 Hotels in Hoi An
Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We only stayed one might. My biggest regret is that we didn't stay one more. It's a lovely chilled out hotel, the rooms are spacious, and the bathroom was huge. my only complaint was a small one, when my wife went to have a bath in the massive bath tub, there was not enough hot water to fill it. The staff are excellent and the shuttle bus to and from Hoi An works well.

The breakfast was lovely, their dinning area is on a veranda overlooking the river. We had dinner here too, it was nice but overpriced.

Would recommend this hotel for a chill out stay. Would also recommend staying more than one night as the hotel and town has a lot to offer.
Overall big thumbs up for his hotel.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ahr1, Manager at Ancient House River Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Dear Simon,

Thank you for your review and we are very much appreciated for all of your great comments.
It is truly that we will dedicate good service and further assistance to our guests. Our Staffs are very pleased to be noted that all their endless efforts are recognized accordingly .
We heartly look forward to your next stay with us and may we wish all the best wishes to you & your family.

Best regards,
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Ancient House River Resort & Spa is situated along the riverside, although away from the old town Hoi An, but is near, around 3KM to the Cua Dai Beach. You can ride a bike (free for hotel guests) to the beach within 15 -30 min, and they provide almost hourly shuttle transfer from Hotel to Old Town and to the Beach and vice-versa. The most wonderful thing is the friendly and helpful hotel staff. My wife and I arrive early at 7am, and they get us checked in for a room at 7:15am!

Room Tip: 2nd Floor Poolside View is good. Looby is at the 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ahr1, Manager at Ancient House River Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Valued customer,

Thank you for your choosing in Ancient House River resort & thank you so much for your great review.

We would like to have all the best wishes to you & your family and look forward to welcoming you in a very near date.

Best regards.
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Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My heartfelt thanks to Ancient House River Resort staff, we never wanted to leave, but after all, this was a great example of customer focused, family friendly businesses. I would recommend this hotel to any person travelling to Vietnam for the first time, or to Hoi An for that matter. My family and I could not rate this elegantly rural, picturesque property high enough.
Phuong, a beautiful young lady with a cheerful enthusiasm was always there to assist us in every aspect of our stay. From last minute tour boookings to ensuring any accidental negative experience was converted inbto a positive experience, without ANY prompting or complaint. Phuong's attention to detail and helpful nature made our stay an amazing experience. Her employer is very lucky to have such a dedicated person working so hard to keep his customer happy. In fact, every staff member all the way to the gardener was helpful, happy, resourceful and attentive.
To anyone interested in an experience of authentic immersion without sacrificing comfort, Ancient House River Resort is the epitomy of quality and kindness, comfort and attention.
I wish we could have stayed another month.

Room Tip: 212 and 214 have no rooms above them and they are a flat load from the lobby. The only downside is t...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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ahr1, Manager at Ancient House River Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dear Casey's family,

It is our great pleasure to receive your very excellent comment and all of us from the Staffs to the Management at Ancient House River Resort are very happy and thankful for that.

It is so memorable for Phuong and all of us with your stay and it is unforgetable all valued time that we had.

We hope that you come back here and we will have another chance to be at your services.

Wish you and your family to be happy, healthy & lucky.
Once again, thank you very much.

With our Best regards,
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed here 2 nights and really enjoyed our holiday at Ancient House River resort. The location of this resort is a little bit far from Town and Cua Dai beach, however there is a free shuttle bus for us go to there. All staffs were amazing!! Receptionist, Driver, Bell boy were very helpful and kind. Highly recommend for who want to relax and enjoy peaceful time in Hoi An .

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ahr1, Manager at Ancient House River Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Ms. Ngoc,

We would like to thank you for your staying with us, and thank you so much for your nice review.
Hope that you will recommend us more and more :-)

Look forward to welcoming you back, so that we will have another chance to be at your services.
Have a very nice day!

Ms. Cam
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Wow, this was a really great find, such a lovely boutique hotel in lush surroundings.

The staff were friendly and helpful, keeping the site dusted, polished and swept making very comfortable surroundings for us indulged guests.

My room on the ground floor was spacious , my bed was comfortable and the bath huge. I had a little secluded garden with palms and a rainforest shower, which was really lovely. The room aircon was very efficient and fairly quiet.

The pool was really nice, too warm at times to be refreshing - but that was due to the temperatures not a fault of the staff. It was regularly tended, keeping it and the surroundings immaculate. The spa next to the pool was calming, I thoroughly enjoyed my massage.

The breakfast area built out over the working river was a very nice start to the day. There was fruit, cooked breakfast, and a chef to cook your eggs exactly as you wanted. Other meals are served there too, we only had lunch there once and found it rather expensive and the service was not good. However everything else was so good I am able to forgive that.

The hotel is out of the way but that is a plus as the hotel provides a good minibus service to the town and beach, passing rice fields and working oxen!
Thank you all for refreshing us at your lovely hotel.

Room Tip: I liked my ground floor room with its little front garden and only a few steps to the pool. Also ups...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ahr1, Manager at Ancient House River Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear Smith's family,

Phuong & Minh and all of us would like to say hello, and hope all is well for your all family!

It is so memorable for us with your stay and it is unforgetable all valued time that we had (look like that you have driven so well the motobike when you stayed at Ancient House River :-)!!!

Thank you so much for your so nice review and looking forward to welcome you back next time.
Missing you a lot, especially ROSE!

Best wishes,
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We recently spent 9 nights here and found it very relaxing nestled amongst rural communities, a terrific outdoor restaurant where you have a ample breakfast and could sit back and watch all the activities on the river . Free shuttle bus available to town and beach at set times, but they were more than happy to run you in at any time when the bus was available for a fee even cheaper than taxis. The rooms were very spacious and spotless, with good airconditioning and all the facilities you need. The staff were very friendly and eager to please, we stayed in Ho chi min and Hanoi before finishing our holiday here and it was good respite from the chaos of the big cities. Scooters and bikes are banned from the main streets of Hoi An between 10 and 4 which also made for a more relaxing visit into town. We would certainly come back and stay here again and have no hesitation recommending it to friends.

Room Tip: If you like to go for a swim the rooms on the ground floor are only a few steps away
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ahr1, Manager at Ancient House River Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Anne & Michael,

Hope all is well for your both and Peter & Lynette as always,

It is our great pleasure to receive your very excellent comment and all of us from the Staffs to the Management at Ancient House River Resort are very happy and thankful for that.

It is so memorable for Minh, Phuong and all of us with your stay and it is unforgetable all valued time that we had.

Missing you a lot and hope to see you very soonest!!!

Best wishes,
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was my most favourite hotel in Vietnam. After all the noise and bustle it is so relaxing. There are two ancient house and we chose the one by the river it is 4 km from Hoi An but there is a free shuttle bus and you can borrow bikes for free from the hotel and cycle to Hoi An along the river which is a prettier and a much shorter route. You can cycle in the other direction to the palm area from the hotel which is very pretty. It has the most beautiful garden full of flowers and tropical plants. Great swimming pool. Breakfast is delicious and you sit overlooking the river. Rooms are top of the range inside we had one up from the standard. They are large and very well decorated. This is an oasis of peace and tranquility.

Room Tip: All the rooms are very good. We took the middle range room which are on the upper floor which means...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ahr1, Manager at Ancient House River Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Good Morning,

All staffs and the Management would like to thank you for your choosing in Ancient House River resort and spa, and thank you so much for your kind comments about our resort.
We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us...
All of us, look forward to welcoming you back very soonest to our peaceful region!
With our best wishes & regards,
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Address: Hamlet 2, Cam Thanh ward, Hoi An 84 510, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Quang Nam Province > Hoi An
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 82 Hotels in Hoi An
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ancient House River Resort & Spa 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ancient House River Resort & Spa is an authentical 4 star hotel located in the quiet and peaceful Cam Thanh Village. We propose to our customer a large range of services, from transfer from/to airport, laundry service, to excursions. Join us for spending a sweet stay near the paisible Thu Bon River and discover Vietnamese way of living. We promess to make your stay special. ... more   less 
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