Windbell is clean, comfortable and an easy walk to town though you may want to taxi when it is hot.
We had a few issues at check in. It was the first place in Vietnam where we weren't greeted with a smile. I had requested two rooms beside each other which they weren't able to do our first night. Instead of offering a simple apology, I was told I hadn't made the request. I pulled out the email from them saying they would give us two rooms side by side and even this was dismissed saying I hadn't confirmed it. I understand that sometimes things don't work out but it much better practice to explain it rather than tell the customer they are at fault.
It is a more relaxed style of accommodation. There aren't people waiting around to help but they are friendly and helpful when you seek them out.
Rooms are large, beds are huge and the showers are really nice. The pool is nice after a hot day. Laundry is expensive. Miss Hong on the way to the bridge is good and cheap - $1/kg.
You are in a suburban neighbourhood, so there is neighbourhood noise. The resident rooster is enthusiastic. You might find sleep difficult if you are a light sleeper. We shortened our stay in the end and moved to resort by the beach. To give them credit, the family were quite reasonable about this.
It is the first home stay we have tried and we discovered that we probably prefer a bigger hotel style of accommodation but if you enjoy a less formal, more relaxed style of travel then I think you will be happy at Windbell. If you have higher expectations of service, another place may be a better fit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Windbell Villa is a new style of accommodation at the local house, this is the new trend of sustainable, responsible tourism. Here, visitors will feel to be closely welcomed, friendly hosts. Guests will be living, experience the atmosphere of a vietnamese original family of four generations, learn the daily activities of family and participate in traditional ceremonies of worship, lunar New Year, national holidays.Guests staying at home will feel the value of the style of "slow living" in the quiet space, tranquil garden of green vegetables by employers or tourists. Here, visitors can both read a book, just enjoy the moments comfortable, disengaged from traditional massage services in Vietnam with the aromatic herbs grown at the garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Windbell Homestay Villa Hotel Hoi An