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“Nice hotel, good breakfast, but no heating” 2 of 5 bubbles
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River Beach Resort
Ranked #83 of 135 Hotels in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, good breakfast, but no heating”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

Good hotel if you want to be right by the beach, and enjoy sleeping in your warm clothes during winter months. Hotel doesn't have heating, so room and floors are chilly during winter.

Also, hotel is pretty far from old city center. If you are looking for a nice beach resort during the summer, this hotel is quite nice ( although could use a renovation and modern equipment, like digital safe).

However, hoi an is a beautiful town, and I recommend staying in the old city area. Other than the beach, which is a two minute walk, this hotel is about 4km from anything else interesting.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

This Hotel runs a regular shuttle service into Hoi An so was no problem not being in Old City. The location is fantastic with the beach about 100 metres away. There is also a nice pool in the hotel. There are also a couple of good restaurants nearby which I will review separately. One is Japanese and the other serves local cuisine (turn left out of hotel and past Jjapanese restaurant) we did not eat in hotel restaurant so I cannot comment. Hotel breakfast was very good. The rooms were large and comfy..although some areas of the hotel grounds were a bit smelly. There had been recent heavy rains and looks like there may be drainage problems. The hotel could do with a bit of maintenance and freshen up. In a few years time the hotel will start to look delapidated....but it must be hard in the tropics! There was a problem with power on each of the two days we were there. When you look at street power lines in Hoi An its not surprising.! But we were surprised the resort hotel did not have its own generator. Power went off both days when we were having breakfast..but had been restored when we got back in the evening. We were not inconvenienced. Service was fine..and beds comfy. They offered some free entertainment in the evening and were obviously making an effort for their guests which was appreciated. Thank you.

Rooms did not have free internet laptop but there were one or two free computers near the bar area.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jmphoto
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

The location of the resort was 5km from Hoi An main 'cbd'. To get there was a $5 taxi fare or use the complimentary hotel bus which left every 3 hours from 0900 till 2100hrs. If you want more of the street life experience find a hotel within Hoi An itself. The hotel was trying very hard to give a high class experience without quite getting there. The rooms were clean and tidy. The restaurant was very expensive for dinner.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Pegs80
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Geelong Australia
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68 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

This was my second stay at River Beach Resort in Hoi An since Nov 10. Thankfully this time the weather made it even more pleasant. On my first stay I was lucky enough to be upgrade to a riverfront room which was very tranquil watching the men in their conical hats on their sanpan fishing. This time I was on the first floor overlooking the pool with views out to the river. This hotel is in a great location if you are wanting to laze on the beautiful Cua Dai beach only 50 metres away. The staff are lovely and as a return visitor I was welcomed with open arms and genuine smiles. The breakfast is plentiful and varied, there is entertainment at the restaurant in the evenings, there are bikes available to hire and a regular shuttle into the old town. The rooms are huge, have balconies and are clean, the bathroom a little dated but clean and have lots of goodies. Make sure you go to Blue Wave Restaurant same side of street heading back into town just before crossing the bridge (approx 150 mt). This is a good value hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Susanne1957
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Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

Found this hotel to be very good - location was excellent, close to the beach, good little restaurants nearby. Shuttle bus into town was convenient. Pool was nice and clean, rooms were clean, breakfast was good, they even packed us a breakfast to go ( without us asking) when we had to go to the airport at 4.30am. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank MrsFreo
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

Evaluating bang for buck, river beach was the best option available. I thought it was a great deal for what was offered. The swimming pool is great, and you could walk to the beach in 5 mins. The asian food on the menu was great and the staff were so friendly. I recommend this place for anyone visiting Hoi An.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank chrisnewell123
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Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
96 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

We had some bad experiences with hotels in Hoi An so this hotel was such a welcome break. It was fantastic, staff, room, view, everything! We didn't use the pool but the private beach was beautiful.

Only downside was a group of French people who kept ringing each others doorbells and this could be clearly heard in our room!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Myriamclancy
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Additional Information about River Beach Resort

Property: River Beach Resort
Address: 05 Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An 84.510, Vietnam (Formerly Dong An Beach Hotel)
Region: Vietnam > Quang Nam Province > Hoi An
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Top resorts Hotel in Hoi An
#25 Family Hotel in Hoi An
#26 On the Beach Hotel in Hoi An
#33 Romantic Hotel in Hoi An
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — River Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 85
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