Vinh Hung Hotel, Hoi An - review by Rusty Compass
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Vinh Hung Hotel, Hoi An

| 12 Apr 2012
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Vinh Hung Hotel, Hoi An
143 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An, Vietnam
+(84.510) 3910393


Price guide: From around US$80

Our rating
12 Apr 2012

There is no more authentic Hoi An heritage accommodation experience than this - in an old Chinese merchant’s house in the heart of the old town. Six generous rooms are tastefully decorated in a classic Hoi An house. Was used by Michael Caine during the filming of The Quiet American.

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Right at the heart of Hoi An old town a short stroll from the Japanese Bridge, the Thu Bon River and all the sights.

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Photo: Mark BowyerVinh Hung Hotel, Hoi An


A great choice for travellers seeking an authentic heritage experience. The Vinh Hung (not to be confused with the Vinh Hung II, III etc) is the only hotel in an original Hoi An house. Rooms are tastefully done but as you’d expect staying in an old merchant’s home, it’s comfortable but not luxurious. Avoid the one room that has no window.

Design, Ambience and people

The owners here have done a good job retaining the building’s heritage style in their hotel conversion. Common areas and rooms are simply and tastefully decorated. Rooms are generous in size though a little on the dark side - a welcome feature in summer.

It’s an old house so expect a little noise from the timber floors and stairs as other guests wander around.

Limited staff do a good job.

Wifi, in room computer, flatscreen cable TV, breakfast, pool access at nearby Vinh Hung IV hotel.

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