I always wonder if places really are as good as I remember them, and fear being disappointed if i return. Not for the Nam Hai - it was every bit as good as we remembered it - in fact, better! We had a pool villa beside the ocean - heavenly! With our own butler beavering away ensuring we had everything we wanted, it was easy to while away the days by the fabulous private pool. Even though on this occasion the weather wasn't great, we had a wonderful time. The villas are simply beautiful - two huge pavillions plus outdoor lounging and eating spaces, all immaculate, graceful, and spacious. The property is huge, so even when they are full you feel like this place is yours and yours alone. The gardens are pretty, and we found an enormous vegetable and herb garden which they use to stock their kitchen.
We took the cooking class in the hotel Vietnamese restaurant - we first went to the market to look around and buy food, then managed to do a fairly good job of making spring rolls (not as easy as they look), lotus root salad, and a local noodle dish, which, if I say so myself, were delicious, simple, and great fun to make.
We ate at both the main restaurant and the Vietnamese restaurant - both were excellent. The Indian food at the main restaurant is great, although ask for more spices if you like it really hot.
All in all, my favourite hotel in the world!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Along a seemingly infinite stretch of sand, amidst Vietnam’s richest cultural heritage, a strand of sophisticated, visually striking villas lines the dramatic beachfront. Inspired by 2,500 years of history, The Nam Hai’s architecture and interior design presents a dramatic play on wind and water inspired by ancient feng shui philosophy and the grandeur of the Tu Doc royal tombs of Hue. Explore the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hoi An, My Son and Hue with its Buddhist pagodas, royal tombs and historic citadels. Return to our calm, tropical shore on Ha My Beach to relax around three expansive swimming pools, in the spa on a lotus pond, over gourmet Eastern and Western cuisine or in the privacy of one of our 100 private retreats, elegantly finished with Vietnamese lacquer and diaphanous silk, some of which are served by a most attentive butler. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Splendia, Despegar.com, Priceline, Agoda and Jetsetter so you can book your The Nam Hai Hoi An - a GHM hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- The Nam Hai Hotel Hoi An
- Nam Hai Hoi An