Location, location: It's just a lazy stroll down the blossom-laced, timelessly serene streets to Hoi An's old quarter
The resort offers Vietnamese cooking, language, painting and lantern-making classes
Serene riverside setting
Both Deluxe Rooms and Suites are large, split-level affairs
What To Know
A 5.5 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
Twin beds are on the slim side; opt for a Queen if you’re an athletic dreamer
The mobility-challenged may struggle with the resort and the split-level room layout
During monsoon season (November), Hoi An has a habit of flooding. Check ahead before checking in
Parking on site
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Colonial-style retreat with a French café and serene spa on the riverbanks of hip heritage town Hoi An
Armed with a long checklist of 16th-century design influences, the creative team behind the Anantara Hoi An has created an architectural triumph within a grand colonial-style mansion on the banks of Hoi An's Thu Bon River. With effortlessly stylish interiors that offer an atmospheric dose of old-school charm (black-and-white photography, stone balconies), this serene spot is set in tropical gardens, with split-level rooms and shaded porches surrounding a leafy courtyard garden.
Bed and Bath
Both Deluxe Rooms and Suites are large, split-level affairs, each leading out to a porch area with daybeds overlooking either the river or the courtyard garden. The guestrooms offer a simple mix of comfortably contemporary furnishings in a largely brown/beige palette spruced up by bright orange cushions and bedside lamps. Bathrooms are plush, with mosaic tiling and an eclectic array of house brand products; the Junior Suites feature sunken baths. For larger-scale grandeur, the Anantara Suite, with its perfect position and vast four-poster bed is the pick of the bunch.
The terraces of the colonial-style Lanterns restaurant provide the perfect setting for spectacular Vietnamese table food theater and the best breakfast pho in town — made even more authentic by the backdrop of produce-laden sampans puttering along the river. For afternoon tea, the Riverside Café, a French-style patisserie, is an Art Deco masterpiece, and the Heritage Bar is the place to sink a few happy hour drinks on the lantern-lit, tree-shaded terrace. Relaxation is taken care of by the resort's riverside pool and spa, where you can indulge in Asian-inspired treatments.
In the Area
History buffs, art lovers and shopaholics will find nirvana on every lantern-lit street corner in Hoi An. If the made-to-measure urge calls, head to Yaly for a top-notch tailor experience, then join the flash set for dinner across the river at Mango Mango or the flamboyantly fabulous Green Mango, followed by sublime cocktails at the Q-Bar. For street eats head to the market to chow down on Hoi An specialities. The coconut-milk sand of An Bang Beach is a stunning two-mile, rice paddy–flanked ride away.