Thursday, 16 July 2015

Hotel Royal Hoi An

The next part of our Vietnam adventure took us to the wonderful town of Hoi An. Our hotel of choice was Hotel Royal Hoi An.

On arrival we were given cold towels and a welcome drink and were seated comfortably for the smooth and quick check in process. From here we were shown to our upgraded room with a balcony overlooking the swimming pool.

The rooms were gorgeous. We had a large free standing bath tub and a separate rain forest shower. The bathrooms were quite typical of many of the Vietnamese hotels we experienced where the bathroom was cordoned off by wooden shutters as opposed to be being a brick built room. Always an interesting one when needing the toilet!!!

The beds were huge, with loads of pillows and incredibly comfy. We had a seating and a desk area as well. The balcony had no furniture, which was slightly disappointing but aside from this the room could not be faulted. The laundry service was quick and reasonably priced too and wifi was free throughout the hotel.

The poolside service was amazing, the Vietnamese pulled chicken salad and also the Banh Mi were excellent as were some of the Western options. There was something very luxurious about a table being made up with cloth, silverware and bread basket for a poolside lunch! The drinks were very reasonable and there was a two hour happy hour each evening on BOGOF for alcoholic drinks. The hotel has free bikes for use, which we took down to the beach one day, which was a great perk and was only a short stroll into the main town so no taxi's needed.

We ate breakfast here daily and what a treat it was. There were plenty of fresh fruit and pastry options as well as some English breakfast items. The best part though was the egg station, which included pancakes and french toast. We also tried the sushi restaurant Wa Ka Ku, which had excellent quality sushi. This was a more expensive option but it was worth the little treat.

All in all this was a lovely hotel and I would thoroughly recommend travelers to stay here for a little taste of luxury in Hoi An.