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Historic Hoi An, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is one of the most charming cities in Vietnam, and Southeast Asia. It’s also a prime spot for unique, boutique hotels. Options range from homestay-style private rooms on the beach to newer retreats offering sigh-worthy views over the Thu Bon River – and many come with in-house spas and restaurants. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in Hoi An, now bookable with Culture Trip.
Vinci Villa is a delightful, family-run hotel with immaculate rooms and an inviting central swimming pool. The food’s great too, with an on-site organic vegetable garden producing fresh and flavourful ingredients. This beautifully kept boutique hotel is the perfect spot for a relaxing, comfortable stay at a good price; plus it’s less than a ten-minute walk from the Old Town.
Cozy Hoi An is an excellent choice for travellers looking for an oasis of calm in the middle of the Old Town. This well-kempt hotel was designed as a vacation home for its owners and retains the family feel. And with its lush tropical gardens, warm ambience and tasteful decor, you’re sure to feel at home.
Amid the lush greenery of Hoi An’s Coconut Village (a destination for ecotourists) Green Boutique Villa is a quiet, peaceful hotel surrounded by nature. The elegant sun-drenched rooms have large windows facing the central pool or scanning over verdant rice fields. Best suited to travellers looking for peace and quiet outside the city, the Old Town is just 3km (2mi) away should you need it.
Little Beach Boutique Hotel and Spa sits on Cua Dai beach – you’ll wake up to the enticing smell of the salty sea air. Cua Dai was badly affected by storms and erosion a few years back but has regained its original beauty with fine white sand and hundreds of coconut trees dotting the coastline. Needless to say, this location is best for beach bunnies, while the charm of Hoi An’s Old Town is only a short taxi ride away. The spacious rooms are bright with elegant decor and gorgeous balconies overlooking the ocean.
Colonial-era architecture, traditional style and exotic decor await you at this stunning boutique hotel in the heart of the Old Town. Hoi An Central Boutique is within walking distance of many of the city’s famous attractions – including the colourful night market. If you’re looking for beachside activities, the hotel provides a shuttle to its private section beach 4km (2.5mi) away. The gorgeous rooms and exquisite amenities make this feel like a five-star hotel – but at a kinder price.
You’ll find this quirky and colourful resort in a tranquil spot, just a few minutes’ walk from pristine An Bang Beach. Rooms are dressed with fun nautical themes, so expect mermaid decorations, ship’s wheel mirrors and paddles hanging on the walls. When it’s time to crank things up a notch, head over the road to the Salt Pub (run by the same team) for delicious food, great cocktails, music and sea views.
Submerged in the meandering waterways of Hoi An’s thick coconut palms, these villas are a tranquil destination for ecotourists. A beautiful pool overlooks the river and the grounds have a relaxing ambience. Embark on a guided basket boat tour through the channels or hop on a bike and head for a swim at nearby Cua Dai or An Bang beaches. The rooms are clean, spacious and stylish with simple but elegant decor.
The serene mood, elegant furnishings and gorgeous gardens make Ancient House Village synonymous with luxury living in Hoi An. Large rooms feature open-plan layouts with classic decor and stunning views of the natural surroundings. Bright green rice paddies, tall coconut trees – even water buffalo – can be spotted from the balcony. It’s a true oasis away from the bustle of the city, especially if you take advantage of the on-site spa.
Chic Hotel is nestled away on the outskirts of the city, surrounded by rice paddies and exuding calm. You’ll find it conveniently tucked between the Old Town and the beach, and if cycling to either doesn’t suit your fancy, regular shuttles are available. The decor here is simple but tasteful, fusing East and West, and the emphasis is on healthy living – with fresh Vietnamese produce and a retreat feel.
Lasenta is an exquisite boutique hotel neighbouring verdant rice fields. Each welcoming, stylish room offers a balcony overlooking either the colourful city or peaceful countryside, and comes stocked with all your must-have amenities. There are two on-site lounges and one courtyard café; the Liên Lounge can be found next to the pool area and is the perfect spot for enjoying a cocktail while watching the sunset.
The Culture Trip Travel Team contributed additional reporting to this article.