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
We just spent 4 nights at the Anantara which was fantastic. The rooms are lovely as are the grounds.
A short walk to the old town but even better with the bikes provided at no charge. The staff at the property were exceptional. We needed a doctor who was contacted immediately and they provided a fruit basket and get well card to my husband which was appreciated. Duc on the front desk would ask every time we saw him on how my husband was feeling.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return again one day. By far the best located hotel!
We stayed here from 9-13 June 2018. It was a wonderful family vacation. Resort grounds were beautiful and well kept. Our pool- facing rooms were spacious, clean, well equipped. Service was top notch with friendly and professional staff. Our kids had fun at kids club doing yoga, making spring rolls and pizza. Manager Beatrice gave us really good tips on what to see and do. All in all a great experience we would repeat. Highly recommended.
Staff are fantastic, food was lovely, rooms were brilliant, the only thing to let it down was the noise from building work on the hotel and next door and the pool was dirty other than that we couldn’t fault it
We decided to return to this property even though the first stay was not perfect. We brought a group of friends and booked 4 rooms. This time, our stay was excellent. Front desk team has improved significantly and everyone was professional and kind. We enjoyed breakfasts, lunch, cocktails and dinners onsite. The setting is lovely and romantic. The rooms are spotless and comfortable. And F&B exceeded in quality and freshness.
This is beautifully run resort style hotel set amongst tranquil green gardens and only a three minute walk to the Ancient Town .
The rooms are spacious , exceptionally clean with the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. The staff are all helpful and friendly , always greeting with a Xin Chào and smile , even when you are trying to order drinks from the restaurant after close !
The pool is relaxing and well attended . The complimentary fruit while relaxing by the pool is a lovely touch , as is the complimentary drinks that come to the room in the evening .
I highly recommend a stay at Anantara while visiting Hoi An , it will not disappoint.