One of the big attractions of Hoi An are the old, wooden, UNESCO-rated Chinese traders' houses. In this case, you are actually staying in one of the beautifully restored houses. You're in a great location to walk just about anywhere.
We stayed in one of the "special" rooms, which faces the street - a bit noisy, but lots of atmosphere from the carved wooden walls and a large copper bathtub. The bathroom is modern. Some people claim that the rooms are a bit dark, but that wasn't a problem for us. Being old and made of wood, the walls and floor are not very soundproof. There is no room directly adjoining, so that wasn't a problem, but we did hear noise from the lobby below on some occasions.
There are 4 larger, modern rooms added on in the back that would be big enough for families. These are no doubt quieter, and looked quite pleasant, but lacked the atmosphere of the 2 rooms up front.
A tasty breakfast (buffet when there's a full house; to order when there are just a few rooms occupied). Two women alternated at the front desk. One was incredibly kind, friendly and helpful; the other was a grump. A computer is provided in the room, but we hesitated to use it for our email or anything else requiring security because it was infected with viruses.
A nice advantage is that you can use the large pool and partake of the free street food happy hour at the other, modern Vinh Hung across the river on an island (an easy walk via a bridge). Personally, I'm glad we stayed at Vinh Hung 1, though, because the other hotel is a bit of a schlep if you want to pop back to your room to drop off packages or freshen up.
Something to note: cars are restricted in the area around Vinh Hung 1. The hotel sent two bellhops on motos to pick us and our luggage up from the bus station. Quite an experience to pile us and all our luggage onto the motos! At least it was a short ride.
My advice: don't waste your time getting custom-made clothing in Hoi An. We went to the top recommended shop, after checking out quite a few of the gazillions of tailor shops. We had to go back 5 times trying to get the fittings right, but the clothes never fit any better than something you'd buy off the rack - maybe worse. The people were quite nice, but the skill just wasn't there.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Vinh Hung 1
- Vinh Hung 1 Hoi An