This hotel cannot be better positioned for walking around the old town of Hoi An. It is all we could ask for - for the price. Sure you can stay at ritzy resorts and pay more if you want to wall yourself off from the locals. We prefer to meld into the culture and stay with the locals or home stays wherever possible. This is a small hotel with a load of character. Make sure you book the deluxe room with balcony. It costs a few dollars more but well worth it. Some of the rooms open out to a brick wall. We booked a rear (garden) facing room for more quiet since we heard the front facing rooms suffered from traffic noise. We didn't count on the hour long propaganda speeches through loudspeakers each afternoon - but hey - it's part of the character! The traffic noise from the front is not too bad either. In Vietnam you need to just accept the atmosphere. The rooftop pool was refreshing after a hot day out and very private. Basic but all you need. The staff are friendly and will bend over backwards to help. They didn't mind in the least if you picked your own tours/tailors etc. They had their recommendations but were not vindictive if you chose your own. We heard a lot about poor breakfasts. All I can say is that no where in SE Asia can they do Western breakfasts like back home and we travel all over SE Asia frequently. Go with the flow. You get cereals, coffee, toast, eggs anyway you like, and fresh fruits. What more do you want? Food in Hoi An is so cheap and fantastic. Why fill up on breakfast when out the door is some of the most fantastic food in the world. We couldn't cope with all the good food on offer. They do try their best.
I would return in a shot. Not a complaint. Internet is good and free. Our room was just perfect. Polished floors, big bathroom and cleaned daily. Air conditioning excellent. We stayed in room 24 on the first floor. No safe so locked our valuables in our suitcases. Heard a lot on Trip Adviser about hard beds. Yes they are hard - fantastic! Personal choice. I think travelers forget where they are sometimes. At least they were big, clean and don't have bed bugs like I've experienced in other places - so no complaints - we like hard beds.
Our only regret with our stay was not spending a day in Da Nang - it has much to offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Vinh Hung Library Hotel is proud to offer 26 spacious, elegant and contemporary Asian designed rooms, artfully decorated with dark woods and local craftwork. Renovated in 2014, our hotel now incorporates a library of books our guests can relax with and enjoy. Each of our delightful rooms offer air conditioning, complimentary in room WIFI, flat screen cable TV and a marble tiled bathroom complete with monsoon shower! Some rooms have balconies. Located in the heart of beautiful Hoi An, a mere 5 minute stroll from the old town and the famous Ancient Japanese Covered Bridge. Relax by the only roof top swimming pool and sundeck in town and take a refreshing dip overlooking the rooftops of Hoi An. If you want to escape the town for the day, Cua Dai and An Bang Beaches are within easy reach, a 10 minute ride away, just ask at reception to arrange a taxi (car or motorbike!). Bicycle rental is available at the hotel. A buffet style breakfast is served daily in the dining room. Airport transfers and tours can be arranged by the hotel, and the travel desk can advise you of onward travel. ... more less
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