HoiAn is roughly translated into ‘peaceful meeting place’ and I couldn’t think of a better way to describe it. Think narrow alleyways with boutique hotels and cute little hidden coffee shops.
I’ve split our HoiAn entry into 3 sections, click on the links below to read:
Part 1: Things To Do,
Part 2: Where To Stay/Eat and anything else that you need to know, (You’re reading now)
Part 3: Day Trips From HoiAn,
Anyway, here’s some useful tips for planning a perfect get away to the beautiful HoiAn:
Where To Eat:
Inside the old town is really expensive in Vietnamese terms, the central market is the only place you can find a good meal for around 50K.
For an evening meal, cycle away from the tourist trap and try some of the lovely little places along the main road.
Our favourite was the Cao Cao Grasshopper restaurant close to the beach and close to our hotel. Try the chicken in claypot for only 50K.
The Night Beach restaurant is just over the road and also a good choice.
Leave the hotel and get a massage for less than half the price, we got 1 hour at Si Mon Spa for just 150K.
Our hotel charged 770K for a return trip to DaNang airport, which is quite expensive for Vietnam (but still cheaper than a taxi). There are public buses but we arrived to late to catch one.
Where To Stay:
The Ally Boutique Hotel & Spa was just amazing, it’s 4 star and only cost us £22 per night on Hotels.com. Breakfast has everything you want, there’s a pool and a private beach. The cleaners come in twice a day and leave a bedtime story on your pillow case, staff couldn’t be better. I absolutely recommend this place to everyone.
We stayed at the Golden Sands Hotel & Spa in 2016, it’s 5 star so the rooms are a little better and the pool is more impressive but it cost us 4 times the price. (That was when we were still employed!)
Both hotels are on the beach and about 20 minutes bike ride from the old town and both hotels offer free bike hire.