During our recent visit to Vietnam we stayed at this hotel for two nights and it was very nice. It is new, perhaps the first season and I think it has the potential to be excellent as the kinks are worked out. The location on the water is great but be aware that most of the hotel rooms are not right on the water but a good distance back in the main hotel building. The grounds are fantastic. As you move away from the main building toward the sea you encounter a huge beautiful pool that is exquisitely maintained. It is surrounded by villas, the health club, a small poolside bar and restaurant and a lot of beautifully manicured grass. I think one of these villas would be a terrific place for a family with kids. Just beyond the pool there is a line of trees that brings you to the beautiful beach.
Our room was in the main building and was nice but relatively non - descript. Everything was highly functional and new and the bed was fine. The temperature was a bit difficult to regulate, however and while there is a terrace you do not have the being on the beach feel.
Both the bar area and the restaurant are much too hard surface, white and somewhat antiseptic. They are not places that I would choose to spend a lot of time in. Fortunately the restaurant is saved but a wonderful terrace with many tables right outside the door. This is where you will take your food from a fabulous and extensive breakfast buffet and enjoy the beautiful grounds and the sound of the sea. The breakfast is excellent. If I were after lunch (hopefully you will not need to at the hotel because you will be off the beautiful and quaint Hoi An about 10 minutes way by complimentary bus) the pool bar is your best bet for ambiance.
One really cool thing about the beach is to go out in the morning to see the local fishermen come in with there unique round boats. They come in off the surf and everybody helps to pull the boats up on the beach. They then show you the interesting fish of their catch before it is motor biked off by their family members for sale in the village. This is timeless and very cool.
This place is very good and will only get better as it matures. The deal is to go into the village of Hoi An to shop, then to relax on the beach and then back to one of the many good restaurants (Marigold) in the village. Life could be a whole lot worse. Have some patience with the complimentary bus as they are working out the links
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The resort is set on the renowned ‘Cua Dai Beach’ Hoi An. With its central location, the resort is only 35 minutes from Da Nang airport and 5 minutes to explore the old heritage town of Hoi An. The ancient town of Hoi An, 30 km south of Da Nang, lies on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Occupied by early western traders, Hoi An was one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century.Hoi An has a distinct Vietnamese atmosphere with low, tile-roofed houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets still remains almost intact. All the houses were made of wood, decorated with lacquered boards and panels engraved with old ancient characters. Pillars were also carved with ornamental designs. Hoi An have earned the town status as a heritage site by the UNESCO and has become a very popular tourist destination in Vietnam.All rooms are facing the sea with private balconies and some have direct access to the beach from private terraces. Room facilities featured single and double vanity, bathtub or shower, air-conditioning, television, IDD telephone, mini bar, safety box, hairdryer, wireless internet, coffee and tea making facilities. A large swimming pool is in the center of the resort surrounded by a tropical garden. A spa, located next to the pool, is a haven for pure relaxation and rejuvenation. Our spa facilities include three treatment rooms, five massage pavilions and two steam rooms. Pedicure and manicure services are also available at our resort’s spa. ... more less
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