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Ancient House Resort Hoi An
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   377 Cua Dai Road, Hoi An, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #31 of 85 Hotels in Hoi An
sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best Xmas Ever....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

the the lovely staff at Ancient house...thank you for making our Xmas so special. we are really not the Christmas kind of people...and we were not sure when we were invited to the dinner. We had an excellent night...greeted by Santa, ate the most wonderful food and were entertained with lovely music and even come home with Xmas hats and presents. The place was decorated with stunning detail. Ancient house was my favourite place to stay in Vietnam... the staff are wonderful the rooms are clean and comfortable, the pool was also a bonus as was Moon in the spa an amazing staff member and now a friend. Overall a magical place...the rice paper ladies in the morning sunshine the wonderful plants in the resort... and the attention to detail THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN...Gina and Glenn...

Room Tip: in the middle not near the road....
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This is a really nice hotel in Hoi An. The free bikes are an excellent way to travel to the city or the beach. If you dont feel like the exercise there is a free shuttle service, however they run at particular times which might not alway suit your schedule. The rooms are large and clean. My only small complaint would be that it was a little noisy in the mornings with people and staff moving around. The wooden doors are noisy to open and close so if people near you are having an early start it is impossible not to notice.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newport, South Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed at the Ancient House for 4 nights and we were very well looked after - helpful staff and good service. Not all that easy to find, on the main street, but when you get inside the resort you really begin to appreciate what it has to offer. It has a spacious lobby area and souvenir shop but when you move out into the gardens you realise it is a haven of tranquility in this urban area. It has a very nice pool, delightful gardens and the 'ancient house', from which it derives it's name. You can visit the house and see them doing traditional things like making rice paper.

It is the way the accommodation is set out that gives it the name resort rather than hotel. Although they are sometimes linked, you have individual chalet type rooms with a small balcony. Rooms are well appointed, of a good size and with a nice separate bathroom.

They offer a shuttle bus service to the beach and the centre of Hoi An but it is not too far to walk to the shops and restaurants. They also have a large number of cycles available (free of charge).

Get the staff, at the front desk, to book you a boat trip out to Cat Kim Island. You can borrow the bikes from the resort and take them on the boat and then cycle round the island. We did this for a morning and wished we had arranged a longer trip. It was one of the highlights of our holiday, a delightful morning and easy cycling with very little traffic on the island.

Room Tip: Choose a room with some elevation.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The staff at the resort were very friendly. We travelled with 2 children and had adjoining rooms which were lovely and spacious. The rooms had DVD players and one room had a laptop with free wifi. They had free bikes which we used each time we went to town, an easy 10 minute ride with the kids on the back. The only problem was the locals playing loud music at 5.30am but I am sure with a different room at the hotel you would not be able to hear it. We were on the 2nd level.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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North Carolina, USA
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Super nice rooms. Simple elegant design. Fantastic staff. We loved this hotel and of course, Hoi An. Highly recommended. Stay here.

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Hong Kong
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We were made very welcome when we stayed here for four nights over Christmas. Our room was large & clean but we were glad we went for the garden view room as the pool view rooms would have been noisy. The staff were all so nice & helpful & made us feel welcome.

Breakfast was okay but some hot food ran out over 30 minutes before the end of service & nothing was replenished. One morning I saw the chef turn off the heaters under the dishes at 9.20am when breakfast officially ended at 10am! Other then that, I can recommend this hotel for a pleasant stay at a good price.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the road behind the hotel, the traffic can get noisy.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

i paid about $55 per night here. That was the lowest cost Ive ever spent in my life. The hotel comes with free shuttle and free breakfast + free wifi. Can not complain with this value.

However the room is either old or dirty. Couldnt use closet bc it was too dirty and the paint got on my hand when I touched the hanger so not sure what is going on there. Had a problem with the shower since it wasnt working. The hotel sent the technitian right away and he fixed it immediately. I had another problem with the lights and the hotel sent me te tech right away to fix it. Thr service was great.

The breakfast was not good. Flies all over the juice area.

Front desk ppl look tired unhappy but they do their jobs done.

Overall good value, but not the top end hotel as people advertise in Hoi An.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 377 Cua Dai Road, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Location: Vietnam > Quang Nam Province > Hoi An
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection 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 ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Hoi An
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Hoi An
#15 Spa Hotel in Hoi An
#18 Family Hotel in Hoi An
#22 Romantic Hotel in Hoi An
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ancient House Resort Hoi An 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Given the bustle and stress of our modern lifestyles, a break in the countryside can often help us to feel relaxed and restored. We often yearn for things ancient, simple and rustic because these are deeply rooted in our very soul. This is what we aim to offer you at Ancient House Resort - a period of calm, peace and tranquility, in a simple, rustic, but very unique and original setting. Viet Nam is becoming increasingly popular with tourists, and Hoi An Ancient Town is one of the top 'must see' destinations in the country. We developed our resort here in Hoi An to serve a need, and now we are here to serve you. We hope that the contents of this booklet will be useful to you and enhance your stay. Our resort has a total area of more than 6,600 square metres, which includes a luxuriant tropical garden of more than 5,000 square metres. We have 52 rooms, each between 32 - 36 square metres in size, and all the luxury facilities that you would expect to find in a hotel of international standard. Thank you for choosing Ancient House Resort as your haven of peace during your visit to bustling Hoi An. We hope you enjoy your time in both, and that you will leave with very happy and unforgettable memories ... more   less 
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