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Essence Hoi An Hotel & SPA
Ranked #18 of 163 Hotels in Hoi An
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in this hotel. Hotel had nice lobby, gorgeous rooms, good size swimming pool and the best breakfast we had in Wietnam. Very good wifi which was a big plus. Staff were very nice and always happy to help with everything.

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a very good time in the hotel. Staff was very friendly. The overall design is great. Breakfast is amazing: plenty of fruits. There is a free shuttle to get to Cua Da beach nearby. Most of room services are a bit costly, but the lady in front is very helpful and she washes your laundry for a very low price, she also books tours if you want at a much cheaper rate than the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

We spent 3 nights at the Essence Hoi An and loved every minute of it. The room was spacious, clean and very comfortable with gorgeous views over the rice fields. The hotel is stylish and modern and the service is exceptional. The breakfasts are delicious with great choices. The hotel runs a good shuttle bus service to the town centre and the beach. We just wished we could have stayed there longer, but we will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor room with views over the rice fields.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank SEQ2013
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Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

During our journeys the past 25 years we occationally stumble in to places like this. Places you dont want to leave. We started with booking 2 nights and ended up with 8. It is very rare we find a hotel that delivers byond our expectations in all aspects. We will espesially mention the fantastic staff here. Nothing seems to be a problem, allways attentive and polite. A spesial thanks to Vanessa who really understands the concept of servise. Rooms we stayed in( first family room then honeymoon suite) has a good size and are well equiped. Pool area is spasious. Try out the spa here as well- outstanding. The hotel has bicykles you can use and its only a short ride to Hoi an city center. Shuttle bus servise to the beach works fine and takes you to GoBa restaurant at the beach. Food at GoBa is probably the worst on the beach so I recomend to use other. We tried 5 of them and found Zen to be the best. It is no secret that trafic in Vietnam is busy and noisy and if you are very sensetive to noise some of the rooms are disposed to trafic sounds. Ask the hotel for advise. I suppose garde/ poolview is preferrable. Thanks to Essence and the fantastic staff!

Stayed: August 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

We checked Essence Hotel Hoian for our clients. Our Team at Cosmos Travel Vietnam Co., Ltd was impressive with this hotel: clean rooms, friendly staff, great location, nice rooms well decorated. The swimming pool is a bit small if all guests need a swim. We definitely recommend this hotel to our travelers while they book their holiday with us in Hoian.

Room Tip: Deluxe balcony or Suite rooms overlooking swimming pool and rice fields
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at this hotel. The hotel is very nice, with a great lobby, very professional staff, and good facilities. The pool is medium sized but very charming and nice to relax after a visit to the busy centre. Garden is even better to relax, sit and read a book.

The rooms are spacious, very clean and comfortable. Breakfast at the hotel is perfect with a lot choice. The location is nice, a bit out of the busy centre. About 15 min walk to the old town/tourist area. Or you use the free bike service, even better to explore the surroundings.

The staff at this place is suprising professional. Helpfull and they speak excellent English.

A tip, visiting the pottery area is not worthwhile. Visiting the silk factory is a good activity. Renting a motor bike is a good idea, a nice way to explore and easy and safe to use. Visiting the beach, e.g. using the free shuttle service is also a nice way of killing a day. Beach area is about 20 min drive, and clean and nice waterfront. In general Hoi An is proberly the nicest city of Vietnam. Cosy, not to big, a great place to eat, shop and buy some tailor made clothes. Spend more time in Hoi An, and less in other places I suggest!

In general; great hotel, but not the cheapest. If it was a bit smaller (lesser rooms) I'd definitly would call this a typical boutique hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Essence.

Initial impressions maybe not amazing as we arrived at the hotel at the same time as a large tour group was leaving so the place was rather chaotic. Seemed odd for a boutique hotel like the Essence to be hosting big tour groups and I think there was one arriving when we checked out. Not a problem but does slightly affect the atmosphere. The main reception area is probably the least impressive part of the hotel along with the indoor part of the restaurant - they're a bit clinical and during daytime (when the colourful lanterns aren't lit in the reception area) it does feel a bit '3 star tour group'.

That said the rest of the hotel is very nice, especially the grounds. The pool is beautiful and we never had a problem with availability of loungers. The two peaceful gardens are stunning and there are plenty of nooks to explore (and our kids loved seeing the ducklings). Food at the pool bar was good quality and service was very friendly. Our interconnecting rooms were also of a high standard. Relatively simple but very well done with various thoughful little touches like the information sheets. Also brought us a dvd player immediately upon request.

Service on the whole was good but from Vanessa the manager truly excellent. We had a room problem before we arrived and she was extremely apologetic and helpful with solutions as she was in respect of another couple of queries/issues during our stay. She even went out of her way to make sure we got proper directions to our next accommodation stop in Hoi An. Service in Vietnam is almost always lovely but perhaps lacking in experience so to have a Swiss trained manager at the hotel, proactively ensuring that problems are dealt with quickly and properly is a real asset to the Essence.

Room Tip: Fifth floor had great views.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Essence Hoi An Hotel & SPA

Address: 132 Hung Vuong Street | Thanh Ha Ward, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Location: Vietnam > Quang Nam Province > Hoi An
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #18 of 163 Hotels in Hoi An
Price Range: $85 - $331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Essence Hoi An Hotel & SPA 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Hung Vuong Street, on the edge of Hoi An’s old town and not far from the Japanese Covered Bridge, this brand new 4 star boutique hotel nestles on the edge of quiet lush green paddy fields away from the crowds of the old town. Set in a tropical garden, the style embodies authentic, ancient Hoi An charm mixed with modern influences. Our guest rooms have either balconies or large windows bringing you close to nature in a Vietnamese comfort of modern settings. A couple can enjoy their stay in a Deluxe room or a Suite while a family of 4 - 5 people can share a large Family balcony room or take a luxurious Pool view Connecting room. We provide private transfers from Da Nang airport or rail station, daily buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and sunset cocktails as well as many other complimentary services and amenities. The hotel is operated and managed by renowned Hanoi Elegance & Essence Group. Our team of professionals brings a fresh breeze with a new trend of simply comfort and highest quality of customer service to Hoi An. ... more   less 
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