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Ancient House Resort & Spa

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7/10

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Highlights

- Traditional, mid-range hotel
- Swimming pool, spa and gym
- Complimentary shuttle to beach and old town

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Overview

Ancient House is a traditional, family-run hotel in a riverside location in the UNESCO world heritage town of Hoi An on the central coast of Vietnam. Built on the site of a 200 year old merchant’s house, this recently refurbished hotel offers 52 well-appointed rooms and suites, a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, and spa, nestled within verdant tropical gardens. Charming and friendly, Ancient House is a mid-range option offering good value for travellers seeking a tranquil base within easy access of the vibrant sights and attractions of Hoi An Old Town.

Combining modern comforts with traditional architecture, Ancient House’s restaurant serves a combination of Vietnamese and western cuisine, with buffet breakfasts and set menu or a la carte options for lunch and dinner, along with regular barbeques. Within the leafy grounds is a generous swimming pool with loungers and a poolside bar. There is a well-equipped gym on site, plus a souvenir shop and a relaxing spa.

The hotel is found in a tranquil location on the banks of the De Vong River, 2km from the historic centre of Hoi An. Complimentary bicycles are available to guests and a free shuttle service operates into the old town, and to nearby Cua Dai Beach.

The accommodation comprises 50 rooms of various sizes, and two suites. Each room has a double or twin beds, and a contemporary ensuite bathroom, and many come with balconies overlooking the hotel gardens. All units have air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and Wi-Fi. The slightly larger ‘special’ rooms have spacious bathrooms with separate bathtub and shower. The two suites are significantly more substantial; each of these has a separate lounge area, a generous bathroom, and a large terrace or balcony with seating.

Children are warmly welcome at Ancient House. Each double room can sleep up to three guests, with extra beds available on request. The suites can each accommodate up to five, and are a great option for families or larger groups.

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