- Elegant, upmarket resort
- Lovely riverside setting
- Restaurants, pool, spa, gym
- Short walk into Old Town, beaches nearby
Anantara Hoi An Resort is an upmarket boutique hotel in a pretty riverside location in the historic UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An, in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam. This deluxe, colonial-style property offers 94 elegant rooms and suites, a pool, two restaurants, a spa and gym, all located in a picturesque setting on the banks of the Thu Bon River. A short walk from Hoi An’s vibrant Old Town, the Anantara Hoi An will appeal to travellers at the top end of the budget spectrum seeking a high-end retreat with attentive service in a central, scenic location.
Communal areas include the Lanterns Restaurant, which boasts lovely river views and abundant buffet style breakfasts, along with a range of international dishes. The hotel’s riverside restaurant has a tranquil terrace overlooking the water. Here diners can enjoy international cuisine and regional specialties served throughout the day, including Vietnamese high tea. Light snacks and refreshments are available at the pool bar, adjacent to the hotel’s generous swimming pool. Private dining options include a romantic dinner, complete with butler service, in a secluded riverside pavilion.
The hotel has a fully equipped gym with lovely garden views, and a restful spa offering an extensive range of massages and beauty treatments.
The resort is a short stroll from the centre of Hoi An. This historic port town is a bustling hub of French, Dutch, and Chinese influenced architecture, and its ancient narrow alleyways are lined with numerous restaurants and bars alongside timber houses and traditional craft shops. For those wishing to explore further afield, the hotel provides bicycles, whilst beach lovers can take a boat transfer to the renowned white sands of Cua Dai and An Bang, a mere 5km away.
Accommodation at the resort comprises 94 elegant, split-level rooms and suites, all overlooking the river or garden. Sleeping up to three guests, each unit contains an upper sleeping area with double or twin beds and a spacious ensuite bathroom, whilst steps lead down to a relaxing lounge area, and a balcony with two daybeds. The suites boast substantial living space, including a separate bedroom with a walk in wardrobe, and a generous bathroom with twin basins, a sunken bathtub and separate shower. A spacious lounge leads onto a balcony with swing chairs. All rooms and suites come with satellite TV, minibar, hot drink facilities, telephone, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi.
Children are extremely welcome at Anantara Hoi An, and interconnecting rooms are available for families or larger groups. The resort offers a kids programme, subject to additional cost, with a range of daily activities including cooking, arts and handcrafts, local dance and children’s yoga. There is a children’s swimming pool on site and babysitting is available for under 4s, subject to arrangement. As always, parents are reminded to keep their children under constant adult supervision during their stay.
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)
The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.
Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!
Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good
Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.
Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.
Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.
Pippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019
Once again you organised a really good holiday for us.
If there was one criticism it was that there were too many flights. I don’t know whether you could do Bangkok first, Chiang Mai, then fly down South?
Your drivers and Guides - all really good. The variety of transport on the tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai; we all loved.
Tamarind Village - Our room was a bit of a squeeze, with the 3 of us and 3 big suitcases.
Lisu Lodge- I enjoyed our time here. Going forward I would suggest only 1 night or they need to have some more activities. I liked how we ate on the floor, the food was really good. Staff very friendly. We liked the cycling, tea plantation, trekking and white water rafting.
Riva Surya- good location.
Elephant Hills- we loved looking after the elephants, the lake was also a really good experience. The guides were informative and looked after us well. The resort locations and tents were perfect.
Santiburi - amazing; we upgraded to a beach bungalow which was fantastic. The hotel is in a stunning location, the facilities and the service was impeccable. Sam has some private Thai boxing lessons, which he loved. We had cookery lessons and used the paddle boards. A perfect end to quite a busy holiday.
Natasha L reviewing Thailand Family Adventure on 24 September 2019