Anantara Hoi An Resort
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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.
How to Get There
What a picturesque place. The restaurant was very kind to see that my food allergies were their top priority. But let’s talk spa! Oh my goodness first they were kind enough to wait on me no I really mean wait. I was late. We had gone into town and lost track of time. But as soon as we arrived back the hotel they said that’s fine come on! ( I don’t know anyone in America that would do that ). It was fabulous the best massage I ever had had anywhere in the world ( ok except the one In Italia) but otherwise this one was fabulous. Those ladies worked hard for 90 minutes and did a body scrub even with us late.
Love to go back. Will go back can’t wait to go back!
An excellent hotel well situated for getting to the Old Town in Hoi An. The narrow approach road is deceiving, but once you drive in to the hotel grounds, you get a better view of the beautifully situated hotel by the river. The staff are friendly, courteous and well trained. The rooms are large, adequately equipped and well maintained. The bowl of local fruits in the room is a great way to introduce guests to the local fruits. Free WiFi is provided in the rooms and common areas, and the speed is very fast. We would definitely go back to the hotel should we return to the area - in fact my sister in law has been back 6 times.
My co-workers and I enjoyed the Wine Me Down buffet last Friday evening and fell in love with the restaurant ambiance, great food, fantastic wine and service. The staff was trying very much to give us a good time. Kids were treated friendly and fun. Guests there are international and willing to talk.
Should try that when you are in Hoian. They make it every Friday evening.
The resort next to the old town, so you can walk after dinner. Such an evening!
The staff went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. We were stranded once after the Hoi an Impressions show because none of the taxis wanted to take us.
I sent a message to the hotel through Facebook and they immediately assisted in sending a staff member over with a taxi to get us. I was very impressed!
I came here on the back of a recommendation from a friend of mine and I never regretted the decision. The defining characteristic is the extreme lengths the staff will go to, to ensure your stay is as comfortable and effort free as possible. We enjoyed both restaurants on site as well as the spa facilities and organised various excursions through the resort. We were able to customise everything to meet our specific requirements and the staff were always on hand to offer advice and recommendations when asked. The rooms are very comfortable and always clean with friendly notes/info left every evening with the turndown service. The gym is on the smaller side and the pool is not fancy but perfect for what is required (a place to lounge and cool off) in a city where you are supposed to be out exploring. As expected the pool service is awesome. One additional point is that the resort is amazingly located with stunning river views and the old town easily accessible on foot or on a bike, conveniently provided by the resort. I highly recommend it for any length of stay, whether you are in Hoi An for one night or several.