Anantara Hoi An Resort - review by Rusty Compass
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Anantara Hoi An Resort

| 31 Jul 2015


Anantara Hoi An Resort
1 Pham Hong Thai Street. Hoi An Town, Vietnam
+84 (0)510 3914 555


Price guide: From US$120

Our rating
31 Jul 2015

Anantara Hoi An Resort (formerly Life Resort) until recent was the only international hotel in Hoi An’s old town - making it a popular choice for travellers wanting to combine some familiar hotel comforts with proximity to the town’s historic attractions, shopping and eating.

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The Anantara Resort is one of the nicest places to stay in Hoi An - especially if you’re here to explore the history and culture at your doorstep in the old town, while enjoying a spot of indulgence. It may lack some of the more extravagant facilities of a deluxe property but it compensates with its cosy boutique atmosphere, perfect location, tasteful design and excellent staff.


At the eastern edge of the old town on the Thu Bon River. Some of Hoi An's nicest streets, restaurants and best shopping are a short walk away. Cua Dai Beach is 5kms away and can be accessed by hotel bicycles or taxi. River proximity means that the clatter of passing boats might disturb light sleepers.

Design, ambience and people

Anantara Hoi An Resort is built in colonial style across two levels over two blocks. Rooms have views of either the river, or the resort’s garden courtyard. They’re a comfortable size and the modern interiors have recently been upgraded.

The pool area is great for relaxation - especially on a hot summer’s day in Hoi An.

The restaurant provides a good space for a culinary diversion from the old town’s excellent local food offerings. If you’re feeling like some Western cuisine, this is a good place to get it.

Facilities brief: Pool, spa, wired in room internet, public area wifi, bicycles, satellite TV and more.

Mark Bowyer
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