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“Busy Hotel near Cua Dai Beach (5 km's from the Hoi An's old City)”
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River Beach Resort
Ranked #110 of 156 Hotels in Hoi An
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“Busy Hotel near Cua Dai Beach (5 km's from the Hoi An's old City)”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stayed in the Resort start of May. It was very busy with families with kids.
We had a spacious room in Colonial style with a balcony (not very private). Everything you need is there. The bathroom looked a little dated.
The resort was quiet noisy and the rooms have no soundproof. The breakfast was average for what we experienced in Vietnam, the seat in the garden is nice and so is the view over the river.
Housekeeping was irregular, we found our room cleaned while we were at (early) breakfast, and had a "do not disturb"-sign at the door. It is possible that this is turned by kids playing in the corridors. But the request to clean the bathroom afterwards was accepted but not executed.
Cua Dai Beach is around the corner. The Hotel has an arrangement for beach chairs on an private beach. If you are a beach lover this is a good option. However there are a lot of nice resorts directly on the beach. There is a shuttle several times a day to and form the old city, hours apart and last back 20:45. (Yes, we found that too little and the last return too early). The resort will lend you bikes, but for me 1,85 m they are too small. Renting a scooter is an good option (around $5 a day). A bike ride in the neighborhood is a nice thing to do.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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River Beach R, Người quản lý at River Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Dear Meinderd,

Thank you for choosing River Beach Resort during your visit to Hoi An, and providing us with a wonderful review on TripAdvisor.
We will continually find ways to make improvements services to exceed our guest's expectations at all times.
Once Again, thank you for your wonderful feedback, and should you travels bring you back to Hoi An, please do not hesitate to contact me directly and personally take care of your stay.

Best wish to you and your family.
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

The hotel is located not in the town of Hoi An, but in the Cua Dai beach area. There are just several resorts there, and most are quite expensive, so, considering the situation, this one is ok.

What is good about the resort:
1) Location: on the river bank (the view is nice!), across the road from the beach (less than 5 minutes walk).
2) Transport: there's a free shuttle bus to Hoi An and back several times a day, 5 minutes drive. Taxis are affordable, too: ca. 3-4 USD. It was cheaper to go with Vitasun company (white cars) than with Faifoo taxis, that have yellow cars.
3) Rooms are big and clean, with an air-con, a safety-box, etc.
4) Breakfast is great, Vietnamese and European food is available.
5) There's a big pool with a section for small kids.
6) Guided tours can be arranged from a tourist angency in the lobby.
7) PC's and a printer are available near the reception.
8) The area: there are several restaurants, 2 supermarkets and 1 ATM nearby. However, there're better dining options in town.

Some aspects I didn't like:
1) Noise: since it's a family resort, there are a lot of families with children staying there. It seemed to me, that Vietnamese guests started their day at 6 a.m. - and their kids, too! It was difficult to sleep with them screaming and shouting in the corridors and around the pool since early morning.
2) The rooms need some repair and renovation, and bathrooms urgently need them!
3) Some rooms don't have curtains, just wooden shades - I'd prefer curtains for more pricacy.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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River Beach R, Người quản lý at River Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Dear Maria M,

We would like to thank you for your detailed comment. This help us to make better in terms of services and equipment.
River beach Resort will continually strive to maximize guest satisfaction and will continually work towards providing an exceptional experience for all of our guests.

Ms. Maria, once again, thank you very much for your feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future!

Have a great day.
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Brisbane Qld Australia
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Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at resort for 5 days in march. Facilities at resort great. Room lovely with balcony overlooking river, breakfast nice, staff friendly. Hoi an township only minutes away by taxi. Get your laundry done next door for a minimal cost(by weight eg 4 kg cost $7.00). Right next to beach and many small shops across from resort. Lovely pool area..would stay there again

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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River Beach R, Người quản lý at River Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Dear Joey,

I am so glad to read that you spent a nice vacation in River Beach Resort, My staff and I do the maximum to make our customers happy.
We just received an Award of Excellence 2014 from Trip Advisor. This is very encouraging for our young team. Thanks to all our guests for their great support.
We are moving forward to keep ON .
We hope to see you again with your family at River Beach Resort.

We wish you an excellent day.
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

This hotel is said to be a 4-star hotel but in my opinion it is of less quality than a 3-star hotel in several aspects.

Beds are small. 1.5m wide for a double room bed whereas room space is available for a bigger bed. It is not Hong Kong or the CBD area of a dense city, what is the purpose of making such small beds?

Rooms are old and deteriorating. Bathrooms are not up to a 4-star hotel, but look like that of guest houses or so, creating a unclean feeling for occupants.

Air-cons are of split type and make noise. I would expect they use centralized system for more occupant comfort and energy efficiency.

The hotel is located just aside the main road (Cua Dai), with a annoying trafic volume passing by. It is not value added to our holiday by having to experience car and motorcycle roaring outside. Generally, the location is very bad.

Generally, even though the hotel is not as expensive as real resorts around, I do not recommend this place. Go with the cheaper ones or go straightforward to a resort level. This one is not worthy.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a good looking hotel! It has a villa style feel about it and the rooms are spacious. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful - as synonymous with Vietnamese hotels.
The hotel has a complimentary bicycle service so if you can, get a bicycle and go on a sunset ride around the streets. Oh and try the donuts at breakfast, delicious!

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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River Beach R, Người quản lý at River Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Dear Palesa M,

I am so glad to read that you spent a nice vacation in River Beach Resort, My staff and I do the maximum to make our customers happy.
We just received an Award of Excellence 2014 from Trip Advisor. This is very encouraging for our young team. Thanks to all our guests for their great support.
We are moving forward to keep ON .
We hope to see you again with your family at River Beach Resort.
We wish you an excellent day.
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

I stayed at River Beach resort at the beginning of March and having visited the resort on previous holidays it was lovely to actually stay here this time. On arrival we had beautiful flowers and leaves arranged into 'Welcome Back' on our beds - the time this would have taken shows some of the true love and dedication this hotel has for its guests.
The staff at this hotel were always there to help and the housekeeping staff also lovely and helped keep our room fresh every day.
The food was also simply divine and we ended up eating there most of the time. They were only too happy to cater for our dietary requirements too.
I loved my stay here and will definitely be back. Thank you River Beach!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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River Beach R, Người quản lý at River Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Dear Meelio,

At first,thank you so much for your time spent with us and your great comments . we appreciated.
We just received an Award of Excellence 2014 from Trip Advisor. This is very nice and we would like to say thanks to all our guests.
We hope to see u again.

we wish you all the best for 2014.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

We were very impressed with this resort. So much so we are considering returning next year. The shopping in Hoi An for clothing is amazingly cheap. River Beach has many outlets just outside it's door.
The staff were friendly and very helpful; nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The amenities were clean and welcoming. There was a booking facility for tours, etc. which was manned for many hours a day. There was a shuttle service available to use to get to the old town where the tourist was well catered for. This area of Hoi An has businesses which can produce clothing and shoes overnight, ready for you to try on and take the next day.
The restaurant caters for all tastes and of an evening we were entertained by two musicians. One played acoustic guitar whilst the other played the mandolin. The music they produced was out of this world, and they don't have a CD for sale, (which we would have purchased). They could perform middle of the road music, French tunes, Vietnamese music and children's songs easily.
Breakfasts were impressive with choices of menu from Western, French and Asian foods, and if you're fussy like me they will make boiled eggs just the way you request!
Our room had a balcony with two chairs and a table overlooking the swimming pool and river. It felt like we were in heaven.
We were farewelled by the front office staff on the front steps as we left. It felt like we were leaving family behind. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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River Beach R, Người quản lý at River Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Dear DeeMay K,

At first,thank you so much for your time spent with us and your great comments . we appreciated.
We just received an Award of Excellence 2014 from Trip Advisor. This is very nice and we would like to say thanks to all our guests.
We hope to see u again.

we wish you all the best for 2014.
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Property: River Beach Resort
Address: 05 Cua Dai Street, Hoi An 560000, Vietnam (Formerly Dong An Beach Hotel)
Location: Vietnam > Quang Nam Province > Hoi An
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Top resorts Hotel in Hoi An
#25 Family Hotel in Hoi An
#33 Romantic Hotel in Hoi An
#38 On the Beach Hotel in Hoi An
#68 Spa Hotel in Hoi An
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — River Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Cua Dai Beach, River-Beach Resort offers rooms with cable TV and free internet access. The Resort features a pool. The resort is 4.8 km from Japanese Bridge and 16.2 km from Marble Mountains. Rooms at River-Beach have balconies overlooking the pool, garden or De Vong River. A minibar and safety deposit boxes are available. Sightseeing tours can be arranged at the resort’s tour desk. Guests can savour traditional Vietnamese dishes at Cyclo Café and Restaurant, located along De Vong River. Cham Pub offers drinks and evening entertainment. River Beach Resort & Residences situated in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site-Hoi An where the De Vong River meets the South China Sea, right at the heart of Cua Dai Beach. The Lagoon Pool area and Coconut Palm Garden are the most beautiful places to enjoy the sun bath and relaxing cocktail or meal with a friend. ... more   less 
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