Hai Au Hotel
A Personal Touch.....
We found this property on line...and used Trip Advisor to check on reviews.The reviews were not incorrect...all were GLOWING reports..
When we arrived we were warmly greeted by the Hostesses on duty...Minh,Yumi,and Anne..a warm welcome,an efficient and fast check in and were quickly helped to our rooms...no elevator...and a fourth floor loction.From that point on they addressed us by our first names and made every effort to make our four night stay the most comforting of our six week odyssey throughout SE Asia.
The room we booked was a twin and the rate was about $ 17.00 each a night....the room was clean and bright and spacious enough for our needs....we laughed upon walking into the room for the first time...each bed was decorated with a large heart shape made of rose petals...not what we're used to that's for sure..but a nice touch nevertheless...
The room was equipped with a refrigerator and television although I certainly could do without the tv...the room had wifi and always with a good signal..swimming pool was available that was in a kind of shaded area of the property and as a result the water temperature was a little chilly...though after a hot day walking about town it was certainly refreshing to jump in and wash away the dayyyy..
Internet access was also available free of charge in the lobby where there were maybe five terminals...
They provided a GREAT breakfast buffet every day starting at 7:00 am and wrapping up at 10:00 am...complete with the usual...fresh bagettes and eggs...cooked as you like them...fresh fruit,coffee,juices....I eat to my hearts content...
The location of the hotel was a pleasant fifteen minute walk away from the Old Section of Hoi An and all around were stores and cafes and restaurants...ice cream and bakery a few steps away on Cua Dai Street..
Right across the alley way outside of one of the entrances there was a woman that has a small business...on a cart...selling pops,beer,water,cigarettes and even motorbike or bicycle rentals....my cousin that I was traveling with ended up renting a motorbike from her and paid only $ 5.00 USA equivalent for each day he had it..complete with helmet...he was responsible to gas the bike...the motorbike I must add was mechanically sound and the price more than fair!
I would certainly stay here again if I could if I ever returned to Hoi An...
Unique Quality: The personal interest that the hostesses had in our stay with them and they're attention to small details in addition to the GREAT breakfasts certainly made this hotel the BEST that we stayed at during our time in Vietnam...
Directions: Just a twenty minute walk outside of the Old Town ...
Hoi An - Hai Au - Hotel recommendation
Hoi An - The ``Hai Au Hotel``
Price & Background : Truth be told, I liked the hotel, the staff and the city so much that I actually ended up staying there for over a month (!!!). The hotel has excellent value for price with a big spacey room with all the regularities (TV, fridge, big bath, aircon) and the loveliest swimming pool for 8-15$. Since I was traveling for a long time I settled for the cheaper one of 8$, which was more than I could ever wish for.
Services : The hotel also offers the usual Internet and laundry and has a pretty good restaurant attached that delivers room/pool service. I`ve done all my VISA extensions and travel booking through their reception, after I`ve checked around and found the prices to be of very good value.
Location: The hotel is located on the main Cua Dai road heading to the beach and about 10 minutes walk from old town, 5 minutes from post office, 20 minutes bike-ride to the Cua Dai beach. It is on an alley from the street so there isn`t any of that morning-evening noise I`ve seen while visiting my friends` hotels. I also liked the fact that it was a little off the main tourist hassler’s trail.
Staff: I`ve come to know and adore the entire staff over there, which was the friendliest bunch I`ve ever met - Tam, Minh, Long, Tham, Anh, Yum, Han and the list goes on and on. Seeing their smiles every day and talking to them has really made my stay in Hai Au the best time I`ve had my whole trip in Southeast Asia.
Address - 24B Cua Dai St, Hoi An town, Vietnam
Number - +84-510-914-577
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Directions: The hotel is located on the main Cua Dai road heading to the beach and about 10 minutes walk from old town, 5 minutes from post office, 20 minutes bike-ride to the Cua Dai beach.
sometimes it pays to look
There are quite a few options now regarding the backpacker bus that runs from Hanoi to Saigon. It’s no longer the Sinh Café’s sole domain and that is good. Competition keeps prices down, right? Well, this is true in general and sometimes it can be too good. One thing you will notice when taking the buses is they stop at a few hotels on the way into the city you’re traveling to. This is a way of getting kickbacks and making a few extra bucks that they are losing in the ever competitive market of shuttling us around their country. They generally bring you to the most expensive place first and I hadn't even given them a look, assuming they were too expensive, but in Hoi An, I decided to at least take a peek at how the other half lives. Once in the lobby of Hai Au, I noticed how nice it was and immediately told the receptionist that though it looked great, it was out of our price range. She asked us to have a look at a room and it was equally impressive but I stuck to my guns about it being too expensive. She asked how much we wanted to pay and, to be nice, I said $10 even though $8 was more like it. Surprisingly, she said we could have it for just that. So, what could I do but say thanks? The strange thing was nobody else stepped off the bus with us. It waited to whisk us off to another presumably cheaper place. She figured something was better than nothing though I am sure the price would have been more like $25 if it had been more in demand. Sometime it pays to look!
Unique Quality: The room was by far the nicest we had on our whole trip to Vietnam. It was tastefully decorated with new wooden furniture and a small cozy balcony. The private bath was sumptuous and modern, but the best part was a chartreuse mosquito net that hung delicately over our king-size bed. The front desk staff was very helpful but not overly obtrusive and the location was quiet and not too far a walk from the Old Town. The biggest surprise was they didn’t even charge
the room tax that is nearly impossible to get around paying no matter what they normally promise on checking in. It was a flat $10 a night. It’s no wonder we stayed four nights.
Directions: If you head towards the beach, out D Tran Hung Dao in the Old Town, it will become Cua Dai and you will come to the hotel about a third of the way to the beach.
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Hai Au Hotel
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Address: 576 Cua Dai, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Amenities at Hai Au Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Room Service
- Free Parking
- Free High Speed Internet
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