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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
With a riverfront balcony and view, we could not find fault during our three night stay at the Royal Hoi An (11 - 13 October 2019, inclusive).
With high quality furnishings & finish throughout the hotel, the staff were amongst the most polite and attentive that I have experienced anywhere in the world.
The breakfast choice is superb, the room service menu extensive, the gym & sports facilities above average.
Overall for us, an excellent stay and highly recommended to other travellers.
Was very impressed with the service and attention to detail & beautiful facilities at this hotel, just beautiful & thank you Bamboo for a wonderful ride to the airport- all the staff were lovely. I love the French influence, artwork & feminine details ????
We stayed at the Royal for 3 nights as part of a fantastic 2 wek trip around Vietnam.
I couldn't recommend the hotel more highly. The staff, rooms, service, food, location, roof top pool and bar, cocktails and massages were all superb!
The hotel is excellently placed to get out and explore Hoi An... if you can pull yourself away from the bar and roof top pool for long enough!
The staff were incredibly helpful in helping us make the most of our stay - we planned a number of nearby trips / activities. The night market is a must see.