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 stayed at Anantara resort in Hoi An for 5 days in October 2019. It’s a beautiful resort : French colonial style in a gorgeous garden and riverside setting. It even has a frog chorus at night. The rooms are spacious, very clean and well laid out ( we had a garden view suite, which was really nice), and luxurious with good amenities. The staff are particularly caring, attentive and welcoming, and the breakfast is excellent - Vietnamese and western. Room service good when you need it and the hotel is really well located - just a 5 min walk to the old quarter. Highly recommend !
Second stay at this great resort; amazing experience from the moment we stepped out of the airport where the limousine driver Mr Nga was waiting for us.
Most resort staff recognized me from my first stay and all greeted us by name and they made us feel like we were the only guests around.
Had an amazing dining experience at the newly opened restaurant Art Space. Fantastic tomahawk steak (probably the best one I ever had) and a selection of interesting tapas. The restaurant has a gin trolley with 14 top-range gins.
On the last night we enjoyed a “dining by design” which was an unforgettable custom-made dining experience on the riverside.
Great service by Ms. Phuong, Mr. Thanh (Tommy), Chef Vinh and Ms. Van at reception.
Many thanks to the entire team of Anantara.
We stayed 5 nights here after a hectic and frazzled India tour, thankyou for providing the perfect serene oasis. The resort facilities and rooms were beautiful and well maintained, the restaurant settings for breakfast and dinner were equally perfect for a relaxing time with delicious and ample choices on offer.
The staff were the most attentive and pleasant we have had on this trip (Singapore, Malaysia and India), your resorts hospitality style is perfect!
Ask the reception about hiring a driver to visit Ba Na Hills, it’s a private tour with entrance fee included, it’s an interesting day, our driver Nga was the perfect driver, excellent driving and lovely conversation.
Thankyou to all of the staff, we loved hearing ‘xin chao’ hello from all staff we walked by. All of the staff made our stay so welcoming, we definitely are coming back and will recommend this resort to our family and friends.
We enjoyed a lovely dining experience in the resorts Riverside restaurant ‘Hoi An Street Food’ buffet, a delicious showcase of yummy Vietnamese food, definitely a nice way to finish our stay.
The hustle and bustle of old town Hoi An is a slow ten minute walk on the same road and on the way you can get your new handmade clothes ordered. Tailored cloths take just a day or sooner if you need. We can recommend Vi Na Silk just a few doors on same side of resort, the ladies are lovely and very skilled.
In fact everything about Hoi An was lovely, remember you’re on holiday and the locals are trying to make a living so always be polite and if you want to buy then do so or politely say no thankyou.
Unfortunately there are scamming westerners who will try to befriend you on the streets and then immediately start peddling an amazing offer. Say ‘no’ to these scammers straight away, they are awful. They should go back to their homeland and not taint this beautiful holiday location.
We hope to be back soon ????