The Anantara Hoi An Resort (formerly the Life Heritage Resort) is a charming, peaceful French colonial style hotel overlooking the Thu Bon River.
Boutique Hoi An Resort
The Boutique Hoi An Resort is set off the road with a sweeping drive leading up to the front door of this white, colonial style hotel. The neutrally decorated rooms are all spread out over a large area, from the main building itself all the way to detached beach villas looking out onto the sand and will provide a comfortable stay for all manner of travellers, from honeymooners to families. There is a large swimming pool framed by reclining chairs to relax on within a beautifully maintained tropical garden leading onto An Bang beach.
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The hotel offers four room choices which are all similar in terms of the sleek, neutral finish and large beds, but differ in size and location. The Superior rooms are located within the main hotel building itself whereas the Deluxe rooms are situated further into the garden in groups of four. The Boutique Deluxe rooms are closer to the beach still. These are larger and have a ground floor terrace area. The Beach Villas are on the beach and have two bedrooms and a large living area. All are very comfortable and have some element of outside space, be it a balcony or terrace area.
This hotel is located on the beach, making it perfect for a relaxing break mid-way through a trip in Vietnam. The hotel provides a regular shuttle bus back and forth to the town itself to explore further, which is particularly handy as the location does not lend itself to an abundance of eating options.
Food and drink
There is one main dining room where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served for the hotel guests and two bar options in the lobby and by the pool. The breakfast is a full buffet, and lunch and dinner both have a la carte options as well as buffet. Although the food is good, we would recommend venturing into town for dinner for a little more atmosphere and charm.
With large room options and expansive outside area for children to play, this hotel is a good option for a family stay, though not specifically geared towards children. The hotel also has babysitting facilities if parents want to enjoy the spa or a dinner in town.
The Boutique Hoi An provides its guests with impeccable service, beautiful views straight onto the beach and the option to take a full private beach villa for ultimate seclusion. They also offer private honeymoon dinners in a special spot in the garden.
Facilities and activities
The hotel is fully equipped. The spa offers all manner of treatments and there is a steam room and a gym overlooking the pool.
Access is not great for wheelchair users as there are many steps throughout the grounds of the hotel.
A lovely beach option and an Audley favourite. The rooms are bright and clean with fantastic bathrooms. What the hotel lacks in personalised touches it makes up for with impeccable service and access to An Bang beach.
Hoi An tour ideas
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
An interesting boutique style property that represents good value for money. The staff are friendly, the rooms are pleasant and the added bonus of a swimming pool helps to make an enjoyable stay.
Sleek and effortlessly sophisticated, this chic resort near the historic port of Hoi An is elegantly restrained yet undeniably lavish in its design.
Fusion Maia is a luxurious hotel situated along the white sands of My Khe Beach, in Danang, not far from Hoi An. The resort incorporates spa treatments inclusive of your stay.
This charming boutique property with only 17 rooms is located one and a half miles from the beach and two miles from Hoi An's old town.
Set overlooking nearby paddy fields, the La Siesta Resort & Spa is a home away from home, and its quiet location within easy reach of the old town make it a wonderful choice for those looking to explore.
Set on the banks of the Thu Bon River, just ten minutes walk from the town's historical area, The Hotel Royal Hoi An offers guests a perfect base from which to explore the UNESCO heritage town.
This is an excellent choice for those wanting a beach retreat whilst still being able to explore the fascinating town of Hoi An and the surrounding area.
The hotel is small with few facilities, but this is part of its charm and something that attracts our clients back there year after year. No other hotel in Vietnam has as much character and history.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
You will be met at your hotel and transferred to the farm. On arrival you will meet the farmers and enjoy tea before donning traditional Vietnamese clothing (a conical hat and overalls) to prepare for getting into the paddy field.
pick up your bikes and begin a leisurely ride through the beautiful countryside with your guide, stopping for photographs and refreshments as you please.
Hoi An's main sights of interest are all within the UNESCO protected area adjacent to the river and your guide will escort you around the narrow winding streets on foot as cars are not allowed.
My Son is Vietnam’s most important Cham site. The Cham civilization dominated the area that is now south Vietnam for many centuries before being crushed by the Vietnamese.
Explore a fishing village and learn about the fishermen and their daily lives.