Where you choose to stay in Hoi An likely will depend on what you want out of the area. If it is the beach, there’s many beautiful resorts on the sands. If it’s an in-town home base for shopping and perhaps some beach, the gamut runs from backpacker to mid range to high end. We came just for one night to see the ancient part of town, and had no interest in the beaches here. As a result, we chose the Vinh Hung 1 which houses six beautiful guest rooms in one of the old buildings in the heart of old town. It set the perfect tone for this part of our trip, as the hotel itself, being an ancient house, was indeed a living part of the old town, very much like one of the houses people can see with their tickets. We always try to pick where we stay to compliment the different areas we visit, and needless to say this was just perfect.
The room we stayed in was on the first floor, as by the time we arrived the second floor rooms were already taken. While the second floor required stairs, it did offer just a small bit more privacy as the walls are not insulated, but, that is how the houses were built. The inside of the room was furnished in the old style, with warm wood walls with wood shuttered widows that opened into the inner courtyard. The room was quite spacious and included a sitting area for relaxation, and a lavish modern bathroom that just simply magnificent. Breakfast is taken in the front of the first floor, and overlooks the street- just like most of the restaurants in the area, only private. There is also a small balcony on the second floor for sitting and people watching if you’d so like.
Hoi An is a small area all in all, and you can stay on the beach, on the river, or in the “modern” part of town and still have easy access to the old city. But, you can stay at beach resorts anywhere in the world, and doubly so for the more modern affairs offered nearby. But if you are here to soak up the ambiance of a world stood still, trapped in time ( at least architecturally ) this is the choice for you. And walking the streets early in the morning, before the crowds descend into the carless streets is quite a treat. You can enjoy nearly tourist free strolling while picture taking and appreciating the architectural designs.
I understand this is a boutique hotel but to see it rated as low as it is on TA is quite a shame. I feel that the Old Town is a major reason people come here so I would think this would be rated near the top as it's not only the only real lodging in the Old Town, it's also exquisite it it's design & detail. Also, I'm told they are always full ( only 6 rooms ) so do book early if you want this experience.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Vinh Hung 1
- Vinh Hung 1 Hoi An