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“Oasis” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
“Oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After the hustle and bustle of Hanoi what a pleasure to arrive at Ancient House in a beautiful peaceful setting.
Very comfortable spacious rooms ,lovely dining room al fresco and great location with free shuttle bus .Special mention for the friendly staff especially at reception.Wished we could have spent a few more days there !!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ancient House has made my fiancé and my experience of Hoi An ever so pleasant. After a 4 hours of flight with a 7 hour layover in polluted Hanoi, we could not be happier with the room when we first stepped through the doors of our resort.

Truly the "Wow!" effect of the room surprised us, with the expectancy from the photos on TripAdvisor and Agoda. Nothing could come closer to replicating the beauty of the tasteful bespoke selection of furnishing and design than to experience it yourself. The layout works harmoniously with the design and should any of the elements be isolated, it just wouldn't seem right.

The open-concept bathroom was a new experience for us as well. Each room came with an ensuite bathtub and shower with rain shower and a separate cubicle for the toilet. This truly is a resort for couples and the layout of the room screams that out in its intricate beauty.

Location-wise, the resort is extremely private, located within a residential district, it is not exactly near the town center and traveling there by foot or bicycle would not be advised. Thankfully the resort offers free shuttle services between the resort to the town and Cua Dai beach which are really convenient considering the inaccessibility of the resort and the cut-throat rates by cab drivers.

That said, the frequency of shuttle timings could be more frequent and extended. We had to plan our day according to the schedule of the shuttle service and we lost the flexibility of coming and going as we pleased - constantly rushing to get to the pick-up point to ensure that we do not get left behind.

The resort offers airport transfer from DaNang international airport at USD 20. However should you be willing to risk transfer drivers getting lost you could hire for transfer from town at USD 7-14.

The breakfast that came bundled with the room was to say the least edible. However variety isn't their strong point and day-to-day dishes don't change very much. Given a choice I would recommend taking the shuttle to town - marketplace where you could get a hearty and delicious breakfast for VND 20,000 (>USD 1).

Overall, it is a good resort with a lot of really good and friendly people like Ngyuen who helped us book our cooking class and airport transfer. I'd highly recommend this place to couples and young travelers for the value and experience.

  • Stayed September 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NhungHuynh, Front Office Manager at Ancient House River Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Good morning Bernard S!!!

First of all, a sincere thank you for writing this detailed review. We are glad to learn you had an enjoyable stay at Ancient House River.
We appreciate your observations about our team, their attention to detail, and personalizing the stay. We will share your compliments on to staff, and we are sure they will be thrilled hear about them.
Thank you so much for your staying with us again and we are looking for welcoming you back.
Have a nice day!

Nhung.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised when we arrived at this oasis; arriving at night after a delayed flight. Dinner by lamplight with the water lapping next to us was a perfect end to the long day. Rooms are very comfortable with a spacious open plan theme. We didn't need to use the shuttle bus as we were lucky to have our own guide and driver.
All the staff were amazingly friendly and welcoming. Thoroughly loved our stay.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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NhungHuynh, Front Office Manager at Ancient House River Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Andrea R,

I'm so glad to hear that you had a nice stay with us, especially an amazing dinner at our floating restaurant and would like to assure you that we will be able to provide you more exciting experience upon your next visit.
Thank you so much for your kind review.
Best regard from Ancient House river,

Nhung
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Zeist
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are two ancient house resorts in town, this one is the best. Conveniently located between beach and town (cycling distance). Nice small resort, great rooms, spacious with very nice bathroom look and feel (book a ground level room if you can as it comes with small garden and outdoor shower). Special mention for the breakfast buffet. Dinner ok but not an issue as the complementary shuttle bus will take you to Hoi An proper were there are choices aplenty

Room Tip: ground floor rooms have a small private "garden"
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NhungHuynh, Front Office Manager at Ancient House River Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear MarceIPZ,

Thank you very much for choosing Ancient House River as your address of choice while visiting Hoi An and for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We were thrilled to learn that you had an enjoyable stay at Ancient House river.

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon,

Nhung.
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Adelaide
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the place! Friendly staff. Great shuttle service into Hoi An.Had a wonderful Cooking Class with Cuong who took us to a local market and showed us the different produce and what it used for then Chau the chef showed us how to prepare and cook our ingredients. Peaceful! Inviting! Relaxing! We will be back!!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NhungHuynh, Front Office Manager at Ancient House River Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Adelaide,

We were delighted to read that we were able to provide a relaxing holiday whilst staying at Ancient House River resort. We appreciate your compliments about our service, the cooking class experience you booked, and our complimentary offerings at the resort.

Once more, thank you very much for your visit and we are looking to welcome you soon.!!!
Have a nice day,

Nhung.
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent peaceful 5 night break between the frantic Saigon/Hanoi.
Plentiful buffet breakfast and an ample Restaurant menu if you don't want to take the free shuttle into town.
Very lovely friendly helpful staff.
In a Relaxing location.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NhungHuynh, Front Office Manager at Ancient House River Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear PAD 1968,

Thank you so much for your kind review and your photo sharing. They are so great!!!
We are so happy to hear that you had 5 relaxing nights here in your journey. Your satisfaction is our proud and motivation.

Hope to have a chance to welcome you back. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you choose us for next time. We would definitely arrange the best accommodation for you.

Thank you again,

Nhung.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I have stayed in a number of great hotels in Vietnam, this was by far the best! I spent a month here and I can't wait to return. I was made to feel very welcome upon arrival, this continued throughout my stay, courtesy of the excellent staff. They were all so warm, friendly and helpful, and indeed knowledgeable, not just in the running of the hotel, but with regards to the local area and it's surroundings. Situated in the village of Cam Thanh, close to Hoi An, it has the most beautiful scenery in every direction. A modest bicycle ride will take you to an idyllic beach or to the famous world heritage town of Hoi An. If you wish to see the unspoilt side of Vietnam, I wholeheartedly recommend staying here. I look forward to seeing all of the staff again, all of whom I consider to be my friends.

Room Tip: Perhaps a higher floor for the best view.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NhungHuynh, Front Office Manager at Ancient House River Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Adam L,

Thank you very much for your stay and taking time to review Ancient House River as your choice Hoi An. We were thrilled reading your review and kind words about our team and how we were able to add some special touches to your stay. Once again, thank you for your visit and we are looking forward to welcome you back.

Best and regard from Ancient House River,

Nhung
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Address: Hamlet 2, Cam Thanh ward, Hoi An 84 510, Vietnam
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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 ( WiFi ) 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*
Number of rooms: 36
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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