Ha An Hotel, Hoi An - review by Rusty Compass
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Ha An Hotel, Hoi An

| 28 Sep 2012
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Ha An Hotel, Hoi An
06 - 08 Phan Boi Chau, Hoi An Town, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
(84.510) 3863126


Price guide: 55USD to 90USD

Our rating
28 Sep 2012

The Ha An was Hoi An’s first family run boutique hotel and was also a long time favourite. Still a nice spot - its success may have diminished some its charm.

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The Ha An is a near perfect model of a boutique hotel with small but tasteful rooms, attractive buildings that blend well with Hoi An town, lovely grounds and an excellent location at the edge of the old town. It was the first boutique hotel of its kind in Hoi An and has won lots of praise for that. Higher prices and a slightly less cosy vibe have taken away some its shine. 


A superb location on a relatively quiet and picturesque old street at the eastern end of the old town.

Architecture, ambience and people

Ha An Hotel,Hoi An,Vietnam
Photo: Mark BowyerHa An Hotel

One of the owners is a French Vietnamese architect and he’s done a fantastic job here. The Ha An Hotel’s creation has paid full dues to Hoi An’s heritage and sits harmoniously in the old town. Very few of the town’s accommodations can make that claim.

And with a small number of rooms, lovely gardens and great staff, the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed.

As a result, the Ha An is one of Hoi An’s most popular hotels and with so few rooms, books out early during busy months. Rates have been rising fast in recent years on the back of strong demand. Hopefully that will spur some quality imitations around town. Vietnam needs more hotels like this. Highly recommended.

Facilities brief: Air con, mini bar, free wifi in public areas, free bicycles, garden

Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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