Heron House, Hoi An - review by Rusty Compass
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Heron House, Hoi An

| 25 Apr 2019
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Heron House, Hoi An
An My, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Cam Son, Hoi An


Price guide: From around $100US per night (room incl. breakfast)

Our rating
25 Apr 2019

Heron House consists of three beautifully decorated rooms in a colonial style villa, set amidst rice fields between Hoi An’s old town and the beach. The rooms are serviced but this is not a hotel. Ideal for those seeking tasteful alternative accommodation.

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Heron House Location

Set in rice paddies down a small lane between Hoi An town and the beach - you can cycle to both. A taxi to town will taken 10 - 15 minutes - less time to the beach. The rural vistas are a highlight. You will be part of a local community too - some days may begin with the sounds of local life. Go with it!


Heron House Review

I stumbled upon Heron House cycling in the Hoi An countryside one afternoon.  I'd heard good things about it before but never seen it. Turns out it's a lovely creation in an idyllic rural setting. The three rooms are stunning. You may be better selecting an upstairs room for privacy and a slightly better outlook  - but they're all huge (65sqm) and nicely done.

There’s a large common kitchen and dining area and a pool - perfect for cooling off during the Hoi An summer.

You can rent out the entire villa for a group or just take a single room.

Heron House, Hoi An
Photo: Mark Bowyer Heron House, Hoi An
Heron House, Hoi An
Photo: Mark Bowyer Heron House, Hoi An


This place is for travellers who want something different to a hotel experience - you can search the property on Airbnb. As with an Airbnb, you're staying in a local community so you may experience some local noise from time to time - but that can happen in hotels too in Vietnam. Consider it part of the experience.

Heron House might not be a hotel but there is plenty of help around if you need it. Breakfast is prepared for guests and there is an option for other meals.


Rusty Compass recommendations are always independent. We list the places we think you should know about. That’s it. We haven’t stayed at Heron House. We checked it out in March 2019. No money changed hands for this listing.

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