I have stayed in some of the finest hotels in the World. Nothing comes close to the experience we had at the Nam Hai. We arrived at Da Nang Airport on a hot day and were met by a private transfer to the resort. Ice cold lemon grass infused face towels and water were a nice touch. Not quite as nice as the greeting when we arrived at the hotel. We were met at our transfer vehicle by the General Manager and about a dozen staff, including our butler. Can anyone say 'Fantasy Island'? We were immediately transferred to golf carts which whisked us off to our three bedroom villa complex. When I say three bedrooms I mean three separate villas within private grounds AND a separate building which was our living room. All set off nicely by a large pool in our garden. Our butler set about telling us what was included in the cost of our villas. Pretty much everything... Massages, breakfast, afternoon tea and canapés in the villa, full bar (decanters topped up every day and a fridge full of other drinks). On top of that, your butler is your PA for the duration of your stay. Ours brought extra drinks and non-stop ice every day and, when we decided to cancel the rest of our trip to stay longer at the Nam Hai (it was that good) he took our paperwork, cancelled our other trip with full refunds at less than 24 hrs notice and rebooked our flights. The night we were due to leave (the first time) one of the managers came to see us in the villa to sincerely ask for tips on improving the service. We made a throwaway comment that it could be a little lighter outside the villas at night as we liked to stay outside and read/play cards. Honestly, it was a throwaway in an overwhelming, gushing report of how great the hotel was. The next afternoon, after we'd decided to stay on, we were sitting outside when four workmen arrived to string extra lights outside the villas and our butler placed candles on the steps leading up to the central villa.
Four of us went to the Nam for a 40th birthday celebration. My partner cried when we walked into the villas for the first time. Thinking about our trip now makes me feel the same way. It was absolutely perfect and has ruined us all for anywhere else. Take a look at their website. Unusually, the pictures do not do this place justice.
Now, if you could all just stay away and leave this place to us, that would be great!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Nam Hai Hotel Hoi An
- Nam Hai Hoi An