We had a lovely week at Charming, it was like staying with family. Nhi and Ha looked after us so well, we stayed in Hoi An for 7 Weeks and this was our favourite place. Lovely room, comfortable bed and delicious breakfast plus an added bonus of seeing Nhi’s mother everyday with a beautiful smile on her face.
We LOVED staying at Charming Homestay. Nhi and Ha were so welcoming and we felt very relaxed and looked after there. The room is beautiful and exactly like their photos, the house is pretty with lots of plants. We loved the breakfast choices and you must try Nhi’s Pancake- they are wonderful! We got all the information on where to go and what to see. They also did our laundry and booked cars for us which made everything super easy. They recommend us a very good tailor which made us very happy. We also did a lantern making workshop right next door with Nhi’s sister in law which was amazing. Fantastic place with warm lovely hosts. We hope we can come back one day .
Nhi and her family were incredibly friendly and helpful during our stay. Nhi's mother (who is utterly adorable) didn't speak much English, but was so keen to help us that she called Nhi so we could talk to her when we had a question. When we arrived we were given homemade cool refreshing drinks. We were then given a map of Hoi An (which we initially thought not useful as we had internet and therefore, (Hidden by Airbnb) maps). On the map, we were shown (and had drawn) recommendations of the best places to eat, the best things to go see, what time to go to certain areas, absolutely all the information we could need. I had done a lot of research before arriving in Hoi An but I would thoroughly recommend following the food places given by the staff at Nhi's homestay. Most places were very good value for money and all the places served amazingly tasty food. The room was spotless and beautifully decorated. The bathroom was also clean and modern. The breakfast was extremely hearty. My partner and I could not finish all the food we were allowed to have. And we're both big eaters! I wish I'd tried Nhi's cooking class because it's had only amazing reviews, however we didn't have enough time in Hoi An. On our last night in Hoi An, we had a bit of a drama. My new phone fell out of my pocket in the taxi back to Nhi's and I didn't realise until we'd gotten back into the room. This was at about 11pm in the evening. Luckily Nhi was still up and I frantically told her what had happened. She immediately called the cab company, asked for a few details from me, i.e. how much was the fare, where did we get picked up from etc. A taxi man pulled up 5 minutes later with my phone. I was genuinely gobsmacked. He was trying to refuse the money we were trying to give him as a thank you. I could not have done this without Nhi. She aceted so fast and was a lifesaver! People in Hoi An are wonderful and Nhi and her family are the best of them. You will not regret staying here and if I could give more stars, I would. Thank you for an amazing time!…
STOP SEARCHING, STAY HERE. It was the best place I have stayed at through Airbnb! Nhi's place is PERFECTLY located between the center and the beach. This allows you to get to the old town easily while being able to stay in a relaxing oasis and explore the rice paddies and beach nearby. Nhi and her family welcome you as family and have an extensive list of local tips from local restaurants, to shops, to beach activities, to markets. On top of this, an amazing breakfast is included! What more could you want? We also did the cooking experience with Nhi and went shopping at the local market to pick out the food for lunch :) Advice: rent a motorcycle and explore the area around Hoi An, it's incredible.
Nhi's family are amazing. We took a cooking class from her and had a ball. She schooled us on so much more than how to cook the local cuisine. Besides learning a few yummy dishes, she gave us a great tour of the market and explained her culture to us. She's a great host!!