If you are looking for a good hotel in Hoi An, Vietnam, you really should look at the Hoi An Riverside Long Life Hotel.
As far as mid-range (but really nice) hotels go, this place rocks.
It has a beautiful pool, helpful and friendly staff, good Internet (with a capital “I”), an amazing bathroom (probably our favorite bathroom anywhere in hotels we’ve stayed in), and comes with a great breakfast spread every morning.
The Long Life Hotel is close enough to the old city of Hoi An (a UNESCO heritage site) that all you have to do is walk across the bridge and you are there (literally 3 minutes walking).
At the same time, The Long Life Hotel is far enough away from the hustle and bustle that you can be completely secluded and away from things when you want to get a good night’s sleep.
And we slept well in Hoi An not only because it was quiet (and because we got a joint case of the sniffles while in Vietnam), but because the bed is a foam (rather than spring) mattress.
And this bed was very comfortable.
(In a few of the places we travel, we end up sleeping on beds that are springs, but could be mistaken for lumpy hardened clay. We are thankful for a bed everywhere we go. At the same time, sometimes it’s fascinating how a hotel can get everything right, except the bed, when the bed can often be fixed with a simple $5 or $10 foam roll placed on top of the less than comfortable springs. However, at the Long Life Hotel Riverside, the latex foam mattress bed was very comfortable.)
My only recommendation for improvement here at the Long Life Hotel would be to somehow block more of the noises from the property behind the hotel. They were minimal in frequency, but somewhat loud when they happened.
And, of course, to start accepting credit cards. (We didn’t know until check-out that they accept cash only.)
The rooms have Ethernet, and a computer, in-room which means that even if the Wifi doesn’t work (as it didn’t with us – don’t know why), you can still plug in to the Ethernet cable directly.
Each room also has it’s own DVD player and a selection of western DVDs at the front desk (in case you’re interested in watching a DVD while in Vietnam).
I liked our time at the Long Life Hotel.
At $45/night, it’s a mid-range hotel in terms of expense, but feels like a quite fancy place.