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Travel Blogs from Hoi An
Rating for keeping up to date with our trails....1 out of 10
Rating for keeping up to date with our pics for our friends and rellies...1 out of 10
Rating for buying everyone cheap t-shirts and copy boardies...0 out of 10
Rating for eating all of the local fare at the best rated restaurants and street vendors....10 out of 10
Today I awoke and, thank goodness, I am feeling better and can start to enjoy Vietnam!
At the moment we are staying in a really pretty, ancient village by the river called Hoi An. In the 16th and 17th centuries Hoi An was the international trading centre in Vietnam; Japanese, Chinese, Dutch and Indian traders set up …
We have great memories of Hoi An - the lovely old buildings painted in shades of yellow and layered with varying levels of mould; the many welcoming and attractively decorated restaurants; the river with many multi coloured boats; the busy market, and the greenery and flowers that add their own beauty to the scene.
We arrived here …
That is pretty much what we've done today - shop! We woke up this morning to hear that the flood waters in Brisbane peaked lower than expected and the worst is over. The water reached about a metre up our garage door, so we're very lucky Jo moved the car!
We had breakfast (buffet at the hotel) then set off on at ATM mission. This was …
This will probably be my least exciting entry to date, as we spent most of today watching the Australia Network (yep, that's a channel) for coverage of the floods in Brisbane and trying to find out what's going on with our street. Basically, our little suburb of Auchenflower is under water. Jo went and rescued our car today, and we're on the third …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Long Life Hotel Hoi An
Great hotel in a lovely town
We knew we were going to stay in Hoi An for 5 days and initially wanted to see what the hotel was like. They arranged a pick up from Danang and gave us a very warm welcome, tips about hoi an (like where to get good clothes made) and they also arrange great trips around hoi an, we went to My Son. They give you a welcome feeling, and a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the streets of hoi an. We ended up staying for 5 days, though there are better deals for breakfast in town.
My daughter and I spent a week in June of 2006 at this delightful spot in the heart of Hoi An. We shared a room which was spacious and nicely decorated with wood touches on the beds and windows and beautiful fabric curtains and bed linens. The room was very clean and had a small balcony overlooking a garden area where meals were served. We only had breakfast there, but our omelettes with a baguette and coffee were good. I was most impressed by the friendliness and efficiency of the staff. This included the women who cleaned our room and the front desk hospitality staff. They were always around and very willing to answer questions and help in any way they could. They even went so far as to give me a mini- Thai massage as we were checking out. I had been having back problems, and they had noticed I was uncomfortable. Some other people checking out asked hopefully, "Is the massage part of the check out protocol?!" I would go back there in a heartbeat.
Stumbled upon this little gem by chance,so glad we did.After spending several days at Hoi An Beach Resort (which was also good),decided to move into town.
While in Hanoi, an Australian couple (who planned to spend no more than $300 TOTAL on hotels for a month in Vietnam) told us about this lovely small hotel in Hoi An that cost about $20. It was more than they liked to spend, but we were skeptical. ($20 for a hotel?) Anyway, we arrived by taxi, the staff rushed outside to meet us, helped us carry our bags up three skinny flights of stairs and did everything possible to make us confortable. Our Aussy pals told us to get a room at the back of the hotel, overlooking the garden. The first two nights, that room was already booked, so we stayed in the front. Hoi An isn't Las Vegas, so the "street noise" was no problem. Our last night, the staff moved us to the back. It was lovely, as well. Rooms are clean, charming and safe. I would stay there again. Vietnamese coffee is excellent, too. As I am frightened of getting sick from unpastuerized dairy products, it wasn't until our stay at this hotel, that I tried coffee with milk. It's actually sweetened condensed milk poured into the bottom of the cup, with strong Vietnam-grown coffee poured over it. Delicious. And the garden area in the back of the hotel is charming. Just remember your DEET. My spouse rarely gets bitten, but the bugs like me, even with DEET. You'll need it. Bottom line, we stayed an extra day in Hoi An because the people at this hotel were so wonderful. It was one of the best experiences of our entire southeast Asia vacation. I only wish I could bring some of these people back to the U.S. with me. We could learn a few things about hospitality from the staff at the Thanh Xuan. Thanks. Vicky and Victor.
Breakfast in the Garden
The Thanh Xuan hotel in Hoi An is a lovely medium sized hotel with any amenity you could want. the prices include fully cooked breakfast served in a beautiful back garden. the girls are lovely, helpful and very capable in dealing with any problems that may arise. A small hiccup from the bus station was quickly resolved on arrival at the hotel. rooms are clean, quite spacious and cool even in the hot weather. no hesitation in recommending this hotel.
Dieses Hotel ist unglaublich - günstig (12-20 Dollar), sauber, gutes Design, sehr gemütliche Zimmer mit Moskitonetz, sehr nette MitarbeiterInnen, gute Lage zur Innenstadt, dabei sehr ruhig.
Das Frühstück/Essen im Garten ist sehr angenehm. Es gibt einen zuverlässigen Tourservice, Internetanschluss - vor allem wird man mit keiner Frage allein gelassen und es ergeben sich nette, persönliche Gespräche mit den Mitarbeitern, wenn man das möchte.
Thanh Xuan - A haven in Vietnam
We loved the Thanh Xuan! The staff were so kind and welcoming, the atmosphere serene, our room was spacious and xtra comfortable. After we had a hard time in Ho Chi Minh this place was a haven. Their banana chocolate pancakes are the best and they recomended a good tailor too.
Wonderful and value hotel
This is one of the friendliest and helpful hotel we found in Vietnam. On the day of our arrival, even though the hotel was quite full, the staff were very helpful and took initiative to make sure we got two rooms that are side by side. The rooms are lovely and spacious with a big ensuite bathroom. Furthermore, the hotel is relatively new and very clean! It is really good value for money!
The staff quickly helped us plan our itinery in Hoi An after we settled down. The staff were so thoughtful that they remembered one of my friend's birthday which fell on the second day of our stay, and a bouquet of flowers was awaiting him when we returned to the hotel that night.
It is in fact a pleasurable and memorable stay in Thanh Xuan Hotel. Thanks for being a wonderful host.
Homestay experience in Hoi An
We reached Hoi An very early in morning - wihtout arrangment with any hotel!!
After hopping a few budget hotels, we landed on Thanh Xuan. B4 we make our decision, the friendly staff - patiently showed us to many rooms (at different levels) that fit our budget. She even explained the various amenities available in the room - without us asking!
Touched with sincerely and gd services, we decided to check in.
Throughout our stay, all the staffs are prompt in assisting in our needs, and ensured that we can optimise and enjoy our stay in Hoi An.
The hotel room has advance facilities, centralise power card control, and a bath tub, which is rare in a budget hotel.
Overall, a very homely stay in Hoi An. Thanks!
Great hotel in Hoi An
Super hotel about 3 mins walk from the centre of the old town on a quieter street filled with tailor shops and restaurants. The staff were really helpful, knowledgable and professional and they serve a great breakfast in a little courtyard in the back. The hotel rooms vary in design ours was on the top floor with a Chinese motif, very clean, great hot shower, satellite tv and refreshments in the fridge. A welcome fruit basket topped it all off. For a reasonable price, great location and courteous staff check out the Thanh Xuan.