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“Cheap for location - that's all” 3 of 5 stars
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Sea and Sand Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   15 Cua Dai | Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An 84510, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #68 of 81 Hotels in Hoi An
Alor Setar, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Cheap for location - that's all”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Very close to the beach. Provides free shuttle to the ancient town. Spacious rooms with balcony. Other than that, very hard to be impressed by anything else. Old building and amenities. Linens and pillow cases have stubborn stains which suggest time for changing. Services are not the best with delays in getting towels and misunderstandings probably owing to language barrier. Basic needs met but certainly can be cleaner.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Sea and Sand Ho... H, General Manager at Sea and Sand Hotel, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear NH A,

Warm greetings from the Sea and Sand Hotel Hoi An!

We would like to send our deepest gratitude for choosing Sea and Sand Hotel as your home during your stay here in Hoi An. It is highly appreciated.

In regards to your feedback, we are completely aware of these flaws and we are trying our best to improve all of these aspects as soon as possible. But we appreciate your reviews. We hope to see you again soon when you visit Hoi An next time.

Thanks and Best Regards,

Bui Van Tao (Mr.)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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9 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Our room was basic but had a very nice view. It is very close to the beach. Beautiful beach! You can see Da Nang from the beach. There are restaurants and shops in the area. Hoi An Old Town is just a quick cab ride away.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sea and Sand Ho... H, General Manager at Sea and Sand Hotel, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear Annie A,

Greetings from the Sea and Sand Hotel Hoi An!

First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing Sea and Sand as your home during your stay here in Hoi An. We highly appreciate it. Though our rooms and facilities are quite basic, we still do our best to satisfy our guests and make the experience once in a lifetime. We will improve on this aspect as soon as possible. Your feedback is most important to us.

We look forward in seeing and welcoming you again when you get back to Hoi An next time.

Best Regards,

Bui Van Tao (Mr.)
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Heiloo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights. The hotel was alright; clean, helpful staff and a normal breakfast. Location is good, close to the beach, not on the beach though. But to go to hoi an you need a taxi or bike/bisicle. However they do come in your room and take money if they have a change! So take everything with you!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 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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4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

We chose this hotel because we wanted to be close to the beach. It's a 2 minute walk which is perfect, rooms cleaned everyday, breakfast provided, free shuttle bus service to the town at certain times throughout the day. Overall a decent budget hotel to stay at, we had no problems at all.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 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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New York City, New York
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41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

this is hotel was chosen as cheap option for a few nights, just to be near the beach. while technically there wasn't anything wrong it, it is very bare and basic.

the hotel lobby is cold and sterile, with tiled floors and bare wooden chairs and benches. breakfast we skipped!

The rooms have what you need - a comfortable double bed, cupboard, desk and chair, mini bar, and even a TV and air con - and the furniture is all traditional in style. It was pretty spacious and kept very clean. The bathroom was similar - clean, with everything you need (a hairdryer was a bonus) and surprisingly - very thick luxurious fluffy towels.

We were lucky to have a few over the river and gardens out the back. I think if you were facing the street it would be that great. Its just at the beach though, so super convenient and really you should only be staying there for the beach. It's not a super convenient location for the old town.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

This place is but like a school or hospital building. Cold and sterile. I think there might have even been Lino floors. I regretted booking if, was bad weather when I was there which didn't help but the pool was empty (didn't say that on website either) and the buses into hoi an infrequent. Room large and airy, brek just average. No competition in that price range in area though. Seems more if a place for locals. As a female on my own u actually didn't feel that safe in the area

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

So close to the beach the pool didn't matter. This hotel really suited us. The shops on Cua Dai Rd. made it a great self contained local area with restaurants, street food, clothing shops, convenience stores and a little market. Back toward the bridge, first St. on the right was a great little coffee shop that opened at 0530 which compensated for no kettle!
The complimentary GoBy beach club pass got used most days as the weather was 30c++.
Sunloungers under thatched umbrellas with a little table for your G&T and lovely seafood lunch.
This part of the beach had lots of locals and near Cua Dai Rd. street food on the beach incl. whole fried crabs and delicious clam dishes.
On lantern festival night we found town to be too hot and crowded so came back to the beach covered with lanterns and locals having a great time

Room Tip: Rooms at the front have balconies to watch the passing parade
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Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sea and Sand Hotel

Address: 15 Cua Dai | Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An 84510, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Quang Nam Province > Hoi An
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 81 Hotels in Hoi An
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea and Sand Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sea and Sand Hotel is located on the edge of Cua Dai Beach. It offers light rooms with private balconies and free Wi-Fi. There is also an outdoor swimming pool.Each room at Hotel Sea and Sand is decorated with fresh decor and tiled floors. They feature satellite TV, daily fresh fruit baskets and free mineral water.At the Sea and Sand, drinks can be ordered from the Sun Bar and delivered to the pool. There is also a relaxing spa, which offers a range of beauty and body treatments.Hotel Rooms: 36 ... more   less 
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