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Sea and Sand Hotel
Ranked #118 of 142 Hotels in Hoi An
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“A cheap hotel is a cheap hotel”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed here thinking that we would be at the beach a lot more because of our 2 kids. We ended up spending most of the time in Hoi An and doing the beach beach twice in 4 days but only a couple of hours at a time. The rate was exceptionally cheap for 2 adjoining rooms so we actually didn't expect too much in terms of service and rooms. We tried to organise a shuttle from Da Nang but that didn't quite workout so we got a cab from the Airport. 500 000 VND. The staff were friendly like everyone in Vietnam. Not the greatest command of english but very helpful. The hotel and rooms reminded me of some of these movies set during the war. Not the most modern but maybe was quite nice during the 70's. The rooms did have AC which worked fine. No safe, so we had to keep things in the main safe at reception, it worked out OK. The bathrooms were a bit sad though. We were missing a shower curtain in one of the adjoining bathrooms but ended up using the one in the other bathroom. The lighting in the bathrooms wasn't up to my wifes standard but we didn't bother making a fuss about these things as this was not a 5 star hotel. I'm guessing most people are the same. The pool is quite a non event, tiny and not the cleanest, definitely not inviting. Don't book this hotel based on the fact that it has a pool.
The breakfast buffet was OK. We did our My Son tour through the hotel and it worked out quite nicely. There are other tour operators in Hoi An that offer more tours with different rates so don't think that you are obliged to just use the hotel's options. Taxis to/from the Old town run for about 80 000 VND. The restaurants in the Old town are better than the local beach ones, which is why we would definitely stay in the Old Town for our next stay and just catch cabs to the beach instead of the other way around.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank RobFog
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Sea and Sand Ho... H, General Manager at Sea and Sand Hotel, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear RobFog,

Warm greetings from the Sea and Sand Hotel Hoi An!

Thank you for taking the time in writing us a feedback about our hotel services and facilities. We highly appreciate every comment that you have given us. Also, we would like to thank you for choosing the Sea and Sand Hotel as your home during your stay in Hoi An.

It's a pity that you didn't much enjoy your stay with us. To be honest, we are doing our best to improve all of our services and facilities to be able to meet most of our customers utmost standards. We are also on our way in renovating our property in the next few months. So if ever you or some of your friends/family drop by, you'll be expecting a lot more from us.

Again, thank you for your honest feedback and recommendations. We hope and look forward in seeing you again in the near future.

Best Regards,
Bui Van Tao (Mr.)
General Manager
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

To email information about this hotel was extremely punishing. I wanted to confirm a transfer from the Airport on arrival, but all my emails were un answered. At the end we arrived with no transfer to our hotel but it worked out fine and ended up cheaper. This Hotel was in a great Location, a little noisy, Close to the Beach and amongst the local shops, tailors and Restaurants. The Hotel itself was old but you pay for what you get. We had a connecting rooms and the value for this was excellent. The beds were comfortable but the rooms were old and are in need of a bit of maintenance. The bathrooms were big with plenty of hot water but there was a lot of mould on the ceilings and around the bath tub.
Breakfast was included every day and there was plenty and it was good. Staff were very friendly and tried very hard to understand English. The pool was a disappointment for the kids as it looked very dirty and cloudy so we did not use it.
Overall it still was a great holiday and these things did not ruin our time in Hoi An. I would definately recommend this hotel for the solo or Friends travellers who are on a budget, not so good for families with kids who are also wanting a pool.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Sea and Sand Ho... H, General Manager at Sea and Sand Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear 8NicoleM8,

Warm greetings from the Sea & Sand Hotel Hoi An!

Thank you for taking the time in writing a very informative feedback about our hotel and services. We would also like to send our deepest gratitude to you and your family for choosing the Sea and Sand as your home during your stay in Hoi An. The whole team is trying to do its best to improve all of our facilities and our service. Though obviously there are still some flaws that you encountered with us, the Sea and Sand staff are very happy that you've enjoyed your stay.

Regarding the unanswered emails, we do really apologize for not being able to do so for some apparent reason. I have reported this issue already with the concerned departments and will make sure that it won't happen again.

We look forward in welcoming you again when you get back here in Vietnam.

All the Best,
Bui Van Tao (Mr.)
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Munich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We have been there because of the good location to the beach.
But we have been very disapointed: The room was quite old and not very clean.
Although the living room was OK, the bathroom was dirty. The staff was hardly speaking English,
which should even in Vietnam should be a matter of course in that category. Wifi was also not working in the rooms, we had to go to staircase or to the PCs in the lobby.
We can not recommend this hotel at all, there are much better ones in Hoi An.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Konrad_Brummi_
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Sea and Sand Ho... H, General Manager at Sea and Sand Hotel, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear Konrad_Brummi_,

Greetings from the Sea and Sand Hotel Hoi An!

First of all, thank you for choosing the Sea and Sand Hotel as your home during your stay here in Hoi An. We truly appreciate it.

Regarding your feedback, we apologize for our shortfalls and we are doing our best to improve our services especially with regards to communicating in the English Language.

On the other hand, during your stay, the Wi-Fi was not working inside the rooms because that was the time when we were doing our improvements on our facilities. We also do apologize for not giving you prior notice during your stay.

All in all, thank you again for taking the time to share you thoughts and experience with our hotel. We look forward in meeting you again once you visit Hoi An again next time.

Kind Regards,

Bui Van Tao (Mr.)
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2013

My wife and I stayed for two nights. The rooms are large, clean and have an excellent view. The morn inning coffee and muffins were great as was the afternoon wine and cheese. Great to sit right outside your room and watch the waves crash

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank k5sdc
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Sea and Sand Ho... H, General Manager at Sea and Sand Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Hi Steve C C,

Warm greetings from the Sea and Sand Hotel Hoi An Team!

Thank you for choosing Sea and Sand Hotel as your home during your stay here in Hoi An. We really value and appreciate your kindness. We are also very pleased to know that you and your wife had a great time when you were here. It is fulfilling to read that you've pointed out in details that you and your wife also enjoyed the morning coffee and muffins & the afternoon wine and cheese. And true enough, it is such a great experience to sit outside the room and watch the waves crash.

We look forward in welcoming you again when you come back and visit Hoi An next time.

Best Regards,

Bui Van Tao (Mr.)
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goggs fae edinburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2013

we arrived here on the 19 of feb and spent 6 nights here we used this as a base so we could explore the surrounding area ie marble mountain denang hue monkey mountain we also used coby resturant on the beach as you where given towels to use on the sun beds

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank goggz
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Sea and Sand Ho... H, General Manager at Sea and Sand Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Goggz,

Warm greetings from the Sea and Sand Hotel Hoi An!

First of all, we would like to send a big thanks to you and your partner for choosing Sea and Sand Hotel as your home for 6 nights here in Hoi An. We highly appreciate it. Both the management and the rest of the team are trying its best to improve our services in every department of the hotel.

We look forward in greeting and welcoming you again here at Sea and Sand Hotel when you come back and visit Hoi An next time.

Thanks and Best Regards,

Bui Van Tao (Mr.)
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2013

The hotel picked us up at the airport for 600.000 Dong.
The staff was vers helpful and kinde!
The rooms were big and cozy, and also clean.
The hotel is 2 minuts from the beach and max. 10 min. in taxi to the center of Hoi An. A taxi costumbre about 70-90.000 Dong.
There are at least 5 resturants nearby, I can recomment "Mr. My"
The breakfast at the hotel was fine, thye make very good omlets ;)

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Maria W
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Sea and Sand Ho... H, General Manager at Sea and Sand Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Maria W,

Greetings from the Sea and Sand Hotel Hoi An Team!

Firstly, thank you for choosing Sea and Sand Hotel as your home during your stay here in Hoi An. We highly appreciate it. We are also very happy to hear that you and your family had a great time here. Our management and staff are doing its best to improve our services more for your satisfaction.

Again, thank you for your feedback and reviews for Sea and Sand. We look forward in seeing you again when you visit Hoi An next time.

Best Regards,

Bui Van Tao (Mr.)
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Alor Setar, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Very close to the beach. Provides free shuttle to the ancient town. Spacious rooms with balcony. Other than that, very hard to be impressed by anything else. Old building and amenities. Linens and pillow cases have stubborn stains which suggest time for changing. Services are not the best with delays in getting towels and misunderstandings probably owing to language barrier. Basic needs met but certainly can be cleaner.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank NH A
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Sea and Sand Ho... H, General Manager at Sea and Sand Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear NH A,

Warm greetings from the Sea and Sand Hotel Hoi An!

We would like to send our deepest gratitude for choosing Sea and Sand Hotel as your home during your stay here in Hoi An. It is highly appreciated.

In regards to your feedback, we are completely aware of these flaws and we are trying our best to improve all of these aspects as soon as possible. But we appreciate your reviews. We hope to see you again soon when you visit Hoi An next time.

Thanks and Best Regards,

Bui Van Tao (Mr.)
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Property: Sea and Sand Hotel
Address: 15 Cua Dai | Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An 84510, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Quang Nam Province > Hoi An
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #118 of 142 Hotels in Hoi An
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea and Sand Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sea and Sand Hotel is located on the edge of Cua Dai Beach. It offers light rooms with private balconies and free Wi-Fi. There is also an outdoor swimming pool.Each room at Hotel Sea and Sand is decorated with fresh decor and tiled floors. They feature satellite TV, daily fresh fruit baskets and free mineral water.At the Sea and Sand, drinks can be ordered from the Sun Bar and delivered to the pool. There is also a relaxing spa, which offers a range of beauty and body treatments.Hotel Rooms: 36 ... more   less 
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