Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- On the banks of the Thu Bon River, within walking distance of the ancient town
- Stunning Art Nouveau–style outdoor pool
- Guestrooms start at 431 square feet and feature canopy beds
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Free bicycles to borrow
- Within walking distance of the ancient town, but removed enough to provide respite from the hubbub
- Wa Ku Ku serves top-notch sushi, and the Faifo café offers Vietnamese and international fare
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Canopy beds, bold red tapestries and patterned sofas lend a sense of playfulness to this sleek Hoi An newcomer on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Bed down in one of the spacious guestrooms (all 119 rooms are at least 431 square feet), which feature seating areas, rainfall showers and L’Occitane bath amenities. Or upgrade to a deluxe room for your own private balcony overlooking the river or the pool. The on-site restaurant, Wa Ku Ku (the name was inspired by the Japanese name of a Vietnamese princess), serves sushi and yakitori for dinner, while the Faifo café offers a morning breakfast buffet and à la carte European, Vietnamese and Hoi An specialties throughout the day. Sip colonial-style cocktails paired with Vietnamese appetizers at the River Bar, which overlooks the Art Nouveau–style pool.
In the Area
Borrow a bicycle from the hotel and ride around Hoi An, arguably Vietnam’s most charming city. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is known as much for its mazelike alleys and beautiful architecture as for its proliferation of custom tailors. Have a bespoke suit, dress or even a pair of shoes made for a fraction of what you’d pay in the West — but allot at least 48 hours for all the necessary fittings. If you schedule your visit to coincide with the monthly full moon festival, you’ll be treated to a magical sight: The ancient town closes to traffic, businesses turn off the electricity, and residents send candlelit paper lanterns down the river.
How to Get There
The staff, without exception, are absolutely terrific. Polite, friendly and ever so helpful. Their English is good and their suggestions were excellent. In particular, our barman/waiter whose name is Vy, went out of his way to make sure my handicapped sister and I were comfortable and cared for.
The hotel itself is beautiful and tastefully decorated. Our room was spacious, comfy and elegant. The 3 restaurants were each excellent for themselves. If five star is the top rating, we would have to give this hotel and its staff a ten.
A new, modern hotel with great river views from the balcony, the hotel is a terrific place to stay. Perhaps the bathrooms are not to everyone's taste as they are essentially part of the room, but I did not mind as I was traveling solo. There are plenty of outlets, good lighting, good bathroom amenities, and lots of space. The hotel is located about a quarter mile from the old town, so is in excellent position. Service is very good as was the restaurant for breakfast, with western and eastern offerings. Very much recommended.
We had 4 superb nights at the hotel. A beautiful base to discover Hoi An. The rooms are beautiful, breakfast is amazing and it’s a great location, just a short walk to the town centre. Thank you MGallery by Sofitel, another lovely hotel...
Very beautiful hotel in Hoi An, probably the best one. Everything is very clean and quite new. The room is big with a balcony over the river, a bathtub and a sofa. The 2 pools are really nice, and the bar on the rooftop is perfect! Good cocktails with a view and breezy. Everything is walking distance so perfect area. The breakfast is various, with good products and for all the tastes. I definitely recommend this hotel to everybody !!
Good location, just a few minutes walk to the old city.
The room was really nice, but for 2 people with a couple of luggages, it was a bit tight. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful, but I could not say the same for the breakfast staff. It was quite a big todo just trying to get coffee! I do not think they were well equipped to handle that number of people all eating at the same time. There was a wide selection of food, but not up to par. Service during dinner was much better, I suppose because there was only our tour group in the restaurant. The food was much better too.