Located on the corner of a street, at the start of the produce market in Hoi An, this guesthouse was a great find and an unbelievable value. The guesthouse is hundreds of years old and had a very unique and traditional feel to it. If you are looking for modern or a standard run-of-the-mill hotel, then this place is not for you, however if you want a place that is full of ambiance and one of a kind, this is your place.
The upstairs room was aboslutely wonderful if not only for the fantastic view of the street below and market. I sat with a beer from the open room and watched my wife have dresses made from a tailor across the street. There was plenty of room and it also had it's own wash basin, although toilet and shower are still on the first floor. You will hear street noise from time to time, and early morning going-ons, but it adds to the atmosphere. I wouldn't recommend it though if you need absolute silence to sleep, but for a stay of 3 or so days it was a worthwhile experience.
The furnishings are old and the bathrooms are not ensuite, but what can one expect in a guesthouse that actually is an old home? Linens were clean and the place was well kept within reason. You couldn't take a white glove to every corner, but it was comfortable all the same.
There is no restraunt/kitchen on site, but the location of the place is right at the morning/day produce market and only a short walk away from all of the great restraunts Hoi An has to offer. The hostess was helpful in procuring bicycles one day for a 3-4 km ride to the beach, and a motorbike another day to explore the surrounding areas.
We will return to Hoi An in the future, and we will definitely stay at Minh A Ancient House for a few days, and possibly a more luxurious/pampering place afterward to get the best of both worlds in this very special town.
- Also Known As:
- Minh a Ancient Lodging House Hotel Hoi An