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“Good location for quiet break but not for visiting old town”

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Hoi An Riverside Bamboo Resort
Ranked #151 of 167 Hotels in Hoi An
Reviewed June 13, 2012

Rooms are spacious. The glass doors provide an opportunity to enjoy the view but can come at the.cost of privacy. The rooms at the back look out on to the front block of rooms so avoid these if you can. Location is problematic - great for a quiet place to stay and occasional trip to town but not so good if your goal is to explore the old town or for regular trips to the tailor. Front counter staff charming and will call a taxi for you but we found it sometimes took a while to find a taxi home again. Breakfast good- al a carte if not many people around otherwise smorgasbord

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

Down at the end of a narrow laneway, in a little village out of Hoi An, right on the river, we found this little gem of a resort.
Exactly where it was on the map on the website. Only 3,000 dong by taxi to the city.
We were greeted by very enthusiastic staff who seemed so proud to show us our room - 303, a suite right near the river. All of the rooms are the same size, you pay more for a view and for privacy.
Must have fixed all the shower issues prior to us arriving, as all we had to do was sit back in our lounge chairs and sip coconut juice courtesy of the owner.
We had initial issues with wifi in our room, but the owner called in an IT person from town and it was sorted immediately.
We loved the latex bed as it is so much cooler in the tropical heat to sleep on a hard bed.
Breakfast was by menu, but although there wasn't much choice, the food was excellent - how can you go wrong with eggs, baguette, pastries and fruit? We asked for yogurt/fruit smoothies for breakfast, and as soon as they saw us coming in the mornings , the staff appeared with the smoothies.
The owner's wife provided so many little treats, and they made us feel really treasured. Flowers in the room, a beautiful plant, ginger tea, pomelo juice etc. She was a delightful woman, and although she didn't speak English we managed to get along. She came to talk to me one day with an interpreter and we found we had a lot in common.
Lack of English speaking staff may be a problem for guests if they need staff to solve their holiday problems, and these occur often, but we didn't have any. The cleaner spoke English fluently, as did the manager, but she wasn't around much. One person on reception also spoke English.
We stayed for two weeks and ate 3 evening meals there. The grilled eggplant was excellent.
We went there to relax, not to rush around town seeing things and getting clothes made (although we did this as well).
We spent our evenings sipping wine in the comfortable chairs by the river.
If you want to relax, be part of something where the staff are very interested in you - where you may have to ask to get all of your needs met, but it eventually happens, and where you don't really have to leave the resort if you don't want to, then stay here. It is not for the usual tourist in Vietnam who is rushing through the country.
The bird life is abundant on the river, and little fishing boats appear at intervals. There is a small local market not far away. There are great places to cycle if you go over the bridge nearby.
We will definitely be back. We loved it.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

This hotel is outside the city centre, but we used the hotel bikes that were free of charge, so it was no problem. I actually liked coming back after the crazyness of hoi an. the rooms are lovely, clean and spacious and scented with lemongass oil. i loved the bath! I took several long baths and found it very relaxing. The pool is nice and was always packed when we were there. the gardens are great. the bar was always closed though. the beds, though made from natural latex, are very very hard. i agree with other reviewers that the food was terrible and overpriced. Hoi an is famous for its cuisine and you get the best food there, but the food in the hotel is bland and costs double or triple compared to one of the fancy restaurants in town. the staff were nice but communication was a bit difficult. we had no problems with the wifi.

Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Bamboo Village is halfway between the Ancient Town and the beach and is an easy bike ride to both. Bike hire is 30 000VND per day. It's great to get out of the hustle and bustle of the town.The hotel is small and if you want a large beachside resort this is not it but is set in beautiful surroundings, is wonderfully quiet and great to come home to after a busy day. Fantastic value for money, and would definitely stay here again. Dinner at restaurant was of high standard,beautiful flavours.
Hoi An is a great place to visit only wish we had more time

Room Tip: Value for money this place is terrific and it doesnt matter whether you have a garden room or a rive...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

I could have dealt with the hard beds, the poor housekeeping, the broken safe, the lack of shower, the airconditioner being turned off when we were out (it was over 40 degrees by late morning most days), the inconvience of being out of town, the no wifi in the rooms, the rude staff, the staff touting at us for their cooking classes etc etc and the unshaded pool.

But.

But the breakfasts were inedible. We ate fantastic food in Vietnam. I didn't have a bad meal. Except for the five morning we ate here.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

We were met off the train at Danang, as arranged, by our driver & headed south toward Hoi An. We arrived at Bamboo Village Resort where we checked into our Suite, riverview.
The room was large & spacious but there was no shower, just a bath with a handheld shower outlet. After spending the previous night on the train with 7 of our not so closest friends in a hard sleeper compartment designed for 6 (and not 190cm tall humans either), we were looking forward to a shower. We made do.
Later in the afternoon we headed into town to find a tailor & explore the old town. We were expecting a bit of a walk but were surprised when it took nearly 30 minutes. distance is a little over 3.0km.
When we got back to the resort after a beautiful dinner at Fusion Lounge over on An Hoi, we discovered that a shower had miraculously been installed over the bath along with a shower curtain & rail. (A bit agricultural but it did the job!)
The bed was quite firm but we did not have any problem sleeping.
The breakfast was interesting, they were all set up for the full-on buffet thing but only did this on one of the 5 mornings we were there. On the other 4 mornings we were presented with a menu to order a la carte. The breakfast too was ok, but not fabulous.
The pool and the grounds are very nice, overlooking the river. I was expecting the river to be a bit smelly but no, it was good. The pool was great, although not used very much. The bar beside the pool did not look like it had been used for anything but stacking towels for a considerable time.
Overall I would say that Hoi An Bamboo Village Resort comes sooo close to the mark on so many levels but just misses getting the full tick of approval on any.

Room Tip: Just remember the hotel is 3+ km from the old town & 3km from the beach. You will be walking/cyc...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

For us, staying at Bamboo Village Resort was the chill-out bit in the middle of a holiday in Vietnam that started amidst the noise, crowds and motorbikes of Ho Chi Minh and finished in much the same way in Hanoi - and the hotel served our needs very well. It's a gentle, quiet, quite small development on the river bank; it's not super-luxurious (think homely, rather than boutique hotel, 3-star, rather than 4); the food offering is limited and has a boring same-ness to it if you are staying more than a couple or days; beds are hard (like most places in Vietnam) and the bedlinen is more guesthouse than grand hotel. It's a (cheap) taxi ride into Hoi An rather than an easy walk. We had to drag chairs out from the bedroom on to our little patio overlooking the river. But this all sounds more nitpicking than intended: the staff were lovely and determined to be helpful, the pool area works very well (though the poolside bar never opened when we were there) and it was great to have bikes for hire at a small daily charge. All in all, we enjoyed being able to retreat back to Bamboo Village Resort after the crowds in Hoi An.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 83/09 Nguyen Duy Hieu Street, Hoi An, Vietnam (Formerly Bamboo Village Resort)
Location: Vietnam > Quang Nam Province > Hoi An
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #151 of 167 Hotels in Hoi An
Hotel Class:3 star — Hoi An Riverside Bamboo Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A RIVERFRONT ESCAPE nestled on the bank of scenic Thu Bon River. The Riverside Bamboo Resort offers tropical resort seclusion just minutes from Hoi An Town Center and 1km from Cua Dai Beach. The centuries-old pagoda and temples, historical bridges, museums and ancients houses are all less than 10 minutes away. We welcome ours guests with a special style of villge-inspired serenenity and warmth along with contemporary accommodations. Opened in 2011, the resort offers a Zen-like style that features contemporary furnishings and is one of the best values in Hoi An. A place of serenity in harmony with nature, the 22-room Bamboo Resort in Hoi An is committed to providing the highest quality lodging experience ... more   less 
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