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“Seaside hotel with beautiful garden and big pool” 3 of 5 stars
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Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   Thanh Nien Rd., Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #60 of 90 Hotels in Hoi An
Helsinki, Finland
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Seaside hotel with beautiful garden and big pool”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I stayed 7 night in this hotel and because the most of the time it was raining, I spent my days visiting the old city of Hoi An. I always used the hotel shuttle bus, which runs 6 times per day. To be sure that you have a seat, book it in advance in the reception.
In Hoi An, in addition to clothes you can also order shoes made for you. Yaly (tailor) has two shops in the old city and there is a shoemaker on Trang Hung Dao Street.
When you walk in the old city, you may be invited to buy something almost everywhere. In case you want to buy things, visit first several shops because the prices may vary. All prices are given in USD.
You can also buy local handicrafts; there is one shop in the Phan Chau Trinh Street, after the le Loi Street and another in the Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, in these shops the prices are fixed.
The room was big enough, but the bed a little hard. The service is friendly. Very big pool, but the beach is now 1 km away; there is also a little village with shops and restaurants. Just outside the hotel, there is a shop where you can buy beverages.

Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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SBGSHoiAnVietnam, General Manager at Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable comments. Well noted and I would like to welcome you again here in Swiss-belhotel Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An at your earliest convenience.

Best regards,
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Warragul, Victoria, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I was meant to only stay here for 4 nights but ended up staying for 5, due to a scooter accident.
When I had my accident the staff were amazing and very helpful. Nothing was an issue from organising staff to drive and accompany me to the hospital for a check up. When the accident happened a staff member came to the hospital and the shuttle bus picked me up.

The staff are all very friendly and helpful and nothing is an issue.

The only problem I had was that the wifi did not work as well as it could have.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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SBGSHoiAnVietnam, General Manager at Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable comments. Well noted and I would like to welcome you again here in Swiss-belhotel Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An at your earliest convenience.

Best regards,
General Manager
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Larnaka, Cyprus
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I can't really think of anything to fault this hotel other than the average quality breakfast and the fact that they charge for using the internet at the business center, even though I was staying in a premium room. Otherwise it is highly recommended especially for families. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable, the service impeccable and the hotel facilities adequate. The music trio at the bar was extremely good, and the only meal we had at the Vietnamese restaurant was delicious, though a bit pricy. It has to be said, though, that this hotel is better stayed in during the warmer months, especially if one is to enjoy the beach or the swimming pool, which is probably the longets I've ever seen.

Room Tip: Don't bother with a sea view room. Most in fact have a partial view of the sea.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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SBGSHoiAnVietnam, General Manager at Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable comments. Well noted and I would like to welcome you again here in Swiss-belhotel Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An at your earliest convenience.

Best regards,
General Manager
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed our last night of a 4 night visit to Hoi Ann. Our visit was focused on the shopping and downtown area, although we did take an excursion to the "My Son Temple Ruins". We were greeted with a refreshing drink and accommodating staff. The pool was beautiful overlooking the ocean and about 100 yards long. The ocean is not very accessable from the resort because large stones have been put in front to stop erosion. There were regular shuttles to town so we could have stayed here and still gotten to town easily but we would of had to wait for the shuttle. The breakfast buffet was the best we had in our 3 week visit to Vietnam. We also eat in the hotel for lunch. The lunch was very nice but a little over priced compaired to restraunts in town. The rooms were large and clean although our non-smoking room smelled like someone had just smoked there. The staff was very quick to bring deorderizers. If you like being right on the ocean but would rather lounge and swim at a pool then you will love this setting.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Gloria L, General Manager at Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Thank you very much for staying with us at Swiss-belhotel Golden Sand Resort and Spa and for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We really value the feedback we receive and use this as a tool for our team effort to constantly strive for a better standard and ultimately better guest experience. I hope we can welcome you back to Hoi An in the future and wish you safe and happy travels.

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David Coyle
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Clean well appointed rooms. Bed was a little on the hard side and pillows were okay. Could have been better. Stayed one night. Buffet breakfast was good. Service was good. I wish that I had more time to swim in the pool as it was lovely. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Wifi was troublesome as the signal was poor.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SBGSHoiAnVietnam, General Manager at Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable comments. Well noted and I would like to welcome you again here in Swiss-belhotel Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An at your earliest convenience.

Best regards,
General Manager
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

There is no beach due to erosion but here is one very close by. Very big and enjoyable pool with a gret sea view. On closer inspection of the hotel it is not finnished particularly well. It does not seem to be built to last. Staff were helpful. Breakfast was bad. shuttle bus was very handy. Nice big and clean room. Overall it is not what you expect from a 5 star.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SBGSHoiAnVietnam, General Manager at Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable comments. Well noted and I would like to welcome you again here in Swiss-belhotel Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An at your earliest convenience.

Best regards,
General Manager
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Buderim, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

From the moment we were welcomed at reception until we left (we stayed for 5 nights) the staff, location, room and facilities were wonderful. We stayed in the beachside suite (2 adults & teenage daughter) and it was very, very big. Right on the beach. The pool area was gorgeous. The weather was perfect and the resort was almost deserted so no waiting for anything. We were told it usually rains in October but there was not a cloud in sight. Arrived around 7:30 pm and so decided to eat at the resort. Food and service were great however very pricey when you could eat in Hoi Ann at 1/4 of the price. Hotel massage facility great and we also did a guided cycle tour for around 2.5 hours in some of the outskirts of the town. It was organised through the hotel and one of the staff took us. The bikes were older style however did the trick. No helmets so we felt like naughty school kids riding around (helmets compulsory in Australia). Did the last great food tour of Hoi Ann which was amazing. Could have stayed much longer. Loved this part of Vietnam.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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SBGSHoiAnVietnam, General Manager at Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable comments. Well noted and I would like to welcome you again here in Swiss-belhotel Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An at your earliest convenience.

Best regards,
General Manager
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Address: Thanh Nien Rd., Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An, Vietnam
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 ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Top resorts Hotel in Hoi An
#18 Luxury Hotel in Hoi An
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Hoi An
#29 Spa Hotel in Hoi An
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An 4.5*
Number of rooms: 212
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a 5 star beach front resort in Hoi An Vietnam that is committed to redefining luxury, and preserving the unique spirit of Hoi An Vietnam. With new management, we are in a stage of transformation both inside and out. Every room is being completely renovated and new villas, a pool bar, beach restaurant and executive lounge are just some of the exciting changes coming to our resort by Nov 1 ... more   less 
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