Quiet Spot By The River
This was our first stop upon arriving in Vietnam. We arranged pick up from the airport with the hotel and the driver was prompt and courteous. We arrived in the late evening (I think it was Lee who helped us when we got there) and we had an easy check in. She gave us some info/maps about the area and wasn't pushy about tours (I'd heard a lot of hotels in Vietnam were), but did give us some pamphlets. The night we checked in, we actually walked a little ways into town for a late dinner with no problems.
We stayed in Room #4, in the building furthest from the road, facing the pool on the ground floor. I was worried when we got the room that it would be noisy because of the pool, but the room was totally quiet the whole time we were there. The bathroom does have a big, open window, yes (which wasn't facing anything and I could hear people outside talking sometimes), but the door to the bathroom seals really well so it doesn't seem to affect the AC too much. On that note, the AC worked very well.
The room was a good size, bigger than I was expecting in Asia. The bed was pretty comfy and we slept well. Shower worked really well, though I wish there was a bit more light in the bathroom because its very dim in there at night. In the daytime you at least have natural light coming in from the window, but if you take a shower in the evening (especially if you've been cycling in the heat and want to wash the dust and sweat off) it was a little annoying. That would probably be my biggest nitpick.
We ate breakfast once at the hotel, and it was good, but not worth the price. Every other morning we would just bike into town and get some food at the market. My boyfriend had cao lau there (at the hotel) one afternoon too when he was super hungry and said it was the best one he had during our visit to Hoi An. The free bikes provided at the hotel were in varying stages of their life spans. Some were in really good condition, others needed a bit of TLC (we had one where the pedal kept falling off, had to ride back and switch it out). They were very handy for exploring the city, and we even rode them all the way out to the vegetable farm. If you aren't used to the traffic, riding the bike on some of the busy streets can be a little scary at first, but you get used to it pretty fast. It was good training for doing some cycling in/around Hue later on in our trip. Most of them also have baskets too, so if you're like me and usually carry a purse but don't like wearing it on a bike, that came in handy (also good if you're doing some shopping).
If you don't mind being outside of the main tourist center, this hotel is a good choice. The bike ride into town is very pleasant, mostly along the river with the occasional car or motorcycle. You could walk too, but you might want a parasol (and tons of water) or something because the sun can be pretty intense. You could also take a taxi, but unless you have mobility issues, it's kind of a waste and you'd be better off in the main part of town. I think I would actually prefer this location over something in the center, because some of the bars around there like to blast their music pretty loud. We got the most basic level of room, and it was spacious and comfortable. The staff were pleasant and helpful. I would recommend this hotel.
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