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

| 10 Nov 2018
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Hotel Royal, Hoi An
39 Dao Duy Tu St, Hoi An


Price guide: From around $140USD per night inc. breakfast

Our rating
10 Nov 2018

Hotel Royal MGallery Collection opened in 2015 is one of the few internationally branded hotels in walking distance to Hoi An’s old town. It’s managed by Accor and features large, fancy rooms, generous facilities and mod cons. A new wing was added in 2017.

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The Hotel Royal MGallery Collection is about 10 minutes walk from Hoi An's historic town centre - one of two international hotels with this kind of proximity to the old town. It's 10 minutes by taxi to Cua Dai beach and perhaps 15 minutes to An Bang. Rooms enjoy views across the river to rural Vietnam.



Hoi An’s old town is still blissfully free of large hotels - thanks to UNESCO. And there are only two international hotels within easy walking distance of the town as well - the newest is the Hotel Royal MGallery, which opened in 2015. Other luxury seekers end up on the beach strip that runs all the way to Danang.

So if you’re looking for luxury close by Hoi An's historic old town, the Hotel Royal MGallery is a good choice.

The Royal brings the distinctive MGallery bling to Hoi An. The 7 story structure may not be an architectural masterpiece but the people from French owned Accor, have done an admirable job softening it up and lending it some colour and class. The new wing takes the bling level up a few notches in what we’re told is a more “feminine” design approach.

MGallery Hotel Royal, Hoi An
Photo: Mark Bowyer MGallery Hotel Royal, Hoi An


MGallery Hotel Royal, Hoi An
Photo: Mark Bowyer MGallery Hotel Royal, Hoi An


Room sizes start at a generous 40sqm. The lead-in room (Deluxe) doesn’t need a whole lot of improvement. The next category up (Grand Deluxe) is similar but offers a balcony. From there, room sizes head to 50sqm and 70sqm.

Room interiors are bright - a mix of classic furnishings and bold colour choices. They have views across the river, rice paddies and the new and old towns. As you look out, you’ll also get a sense of how fast Hoi An is changing.

Hoi An’s summers are hot so the MGallary’s two pools are a nice bonus. The rooftop pool in the new wing is passable as a lap pool and the views across the rural countryside are special. The pool area is transformed to a rooftop bar by night - perfect for a sunset drink.

There is also a spa, gym and two restaurants.


Rusty Compass listings are always independent. We show you the stuff we think is worth knowing about. We were hosted as guests at the MGallery in November 2018. We received no inducement, financial or otherwise to publish this listing.

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