Anantara Hoi An Resort

Anantara Hoi An Resort

Hoi An, Central Vietnam and Beaches, Vietnam

At a Glance

  • Central location in Hoi An and a few minutes walk from the Old Town

  • 94 rooms and suites, most with stunning views

  • Boutique hotel with a relaxed atmosphere and impeccable service

  • Lovely pool close to the river

  • The best option for guests looking to stay within walking distance of Hoi An

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The temperature is warm throughout the year (average 29°C), yet hotter around months June and July and cooler around December. Hoi An is affected by monsoon winds. The city will be constantly raining from September till January, and dry for the rest of the year. Overall, the best time to visit Hoi An is between February and June when rainfall is low and temperatures are pleasant. The temperatures can get hot during summer time and during the rainy season, particularly during October and November, rains can be frequent and heavy.

If you can, time your visit to Hoi An for the full moon during on the 14th day of the lunar year each month for the Full Moon festivals, when the town becomes the stage for traditional songs, dancing, games and food, with lanterns lining all of the streets.

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Hire one of the bicycles from the hotel and go and explore Hoi An town by yourself, it is so easy to get around and everyone is really welcoming and friendly.

Being so close to town and located right on the River, the Anantara Hoi An is the perfect place to soak up all the atmosphere that this charming town has to offer!

Enjoy the stunning views while eating your breakfast at the Senses Restaurant.

Call in on Yaly Couture, a firm favourite for dress and suit making. They are around 10% more expensive than other local tailors, but the quality and speed with which they produce the clothing is incredible.

Time your trip to be in Hoi An on the 14th day of the lunar month to see it at its best.

Make sure that you spend some time relaxing at the beautiful pool overlooking the river with plenty of people watching opportunities!

Head down to the poolside ‘Spicey Rooms’ cooking school for a lesson on how to cook fantastic local dishes.

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to Anantara Hoi An Resort or take a look at our itineraries to Vietnam


Overlooking the Thu Bon River, at the edge of historic Hoi An, Anantara is a peaceful retreat with bags of character. Its contemporary interiors fused with local Vietnamese touches makes it one of the most stylish and comfortable places to stay in town.

Located right on the doorstep of the ancient and colourful UNESCO protected town of Hoi An, Anantara is a haven of tranquillity designed to blend harmoniously with the environment. Situated on the banks of the Thu Bon River, this contemporary style hotel in a colonial style building is a great place to relax while experiencing the town of Hoi An, that's jammed packed with character, wooden shop houses and old world charm.

The resort's philosophy focuses on the body's ten senses and guests are encouraged to leave feeling completely relaxed. The property sits within lush gardens infused with fragrant frangipani trees; the perfect place to unwind.

With just 94 contemporary, clutter-free guest rooms, staying here is incredibly comfortable. The service is also excellent at Anantara Hoi An and you are made to feel truly welcome. All three venues for dining offer fresh, creative cuisine, the wellness spa has a variety of fantastic treatments guaranteed to revive and relax you and the swimming pool is simply stunning. Enjoy a wealth of new experiences from learning some Vietnamese, Tai Chi or painting, to boat tours and independent outings by bike with a gourmet picnic.

Anantara Hoi An is not overly luxurious but we believe it to be one of Hoi An's most stylish properties offers a great level of comfort.

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Anantara Hoi An has just 94 guest rooms ranging from Superior Rooms with private porches to Junior Suites which have the addition of a comfy seating area with sofa bed. The Riverview Junior Suites are highly recommended and have large terraces with fabulous views. Grand Suites overlook the garden or the river and have an even more spacious sitting room with a large sofa bed and DVD player. All rooms and suites feature: minibar, writing desk, tea and coffee facilities, bathrobes and slippers, phone, satellite TV, air-conditioning, safe and WiFi.


Children are welcome to come and stay at the Anantara. However, there are no services except for babysitting. Junior and Grand Suites both have comfy sofa beds and Junior Suites can also connect to a Deluxe Room for those wanting more space for their family.


The open air Senses restaurant offers fine dining with Western and Eastern influenced food. Cafe Vienna has a selection of pastries, teas and coffee and the Heritage Bar is a relaxing venue for informal meals and drinks. There is a swimming pool and the Life Spa wellness centre offers facials, massage, Tai Chi and traditional Chinese medicine.


Activities during your stay at Anantara Hoi An can include boat tours, bicycles for hire, Tai Chi and cultural excursions.



Jack Mace (Staff)

The Anantara really impressed me when I was there and I can completely see why its a favourite amongst out guests. The rooms are contemporary, light & airy and the resort, although compact, doesnt feel over crowded. Theres a lovely pool to relax by after the mornings activities, great bars & lovely dining options. Also, as its on the banks of the river theres a nice cool breeze to cool you down which is a welcome delight in the hotter months! The Anantara also has one of the best positions in Hoi An being just a 10 minute walk from the charming Old Town, if youd like to there sooner Id suggest using of one the hotels complimentary bikes a lovely way to see the city!


Sophie Jones (Staff)

The Anantara Hoi An is located just 10 minutes walk or a 5 minute cycle from the centre of Hoi An making it the perfect location to explore the city. Hoi An is not a busy city in terms of loud traffic as many areas are pedestrianised but it is quite nice to walk just a few minutes and feel like you are away from the crowds to completely relax and unwind. There is a lovely pool here and a great atmosphere and charm. Hoi An is such a beautiful town it is hard not to fall in love with it!


Clare Barratt (Staff)

Anantara Riverside Resort is the best place to stay if you want to be in Hoi An town itself. It is easily within walking distance of the old town which makes it very easy to explore and go out in the evenings rather than staying at one of the beachfront resorts. As the name suggests, the resort is located by the river which gives a nice outlook, it also has a lovely big pool a spa and two restaurants. Rooms are fairly modern in design and very comfortable riverside rooms have the best views!


Sarah Baxter (Staff)

This hotel is superbly located in the centre on Hoi An, in the Old Town. This is a fun lively location to spend a couple of days, where you can easily wonder round the local market, quirky shops and impressive tailors. The hotel is right on the river with a lovely swimming pool and separate small pool for children. It is simple in comparison to some of the beach resorts in the area, but has a definite charm to it. The Heritage Bar is lit up with lanterns at night and is great fun to go for an early evening drink and snack. There is a Riverside Caf and main restaurant offering a variety of foods, however wondering out of the hotel for a bite to eat is also a fun option. This offers a great base to experience Hoi An and in the winter months may be more favourable than the beach resorts as there is more to do.



Hoi An, another Unesco World Heritage Site, was untouched by conflict. There are no modern buildings in the town, just ochre-painted houses and narrow roads with bougainvillea-tress and Chinese temples. We visit 18th century merchants’ houses with crab-shelled roofs, mother-of-pearl inlaid furniture, and Japanese-style beams. In one house, where the eighth generation of a family live in the same single room as their forbears, we drink lotus-flavoured green tea out of tiny ‘egg’ cups. Afterwards, we sit on the Cargo Club restaurant terrace overlooking the canal under parasols and Chinese silk lanterns of pink, yellow and apricot. We dine on delicate rice-flour dumplings and sesame-encrusted tuna.


Evi-Elli La Valle (Staff)

The delightful town of Hoi An is a must on any Vietnam itinerary and the Life Resort is perfect if prefer to be in town, rather than on the beach just outside, or if you are visiting the beach later on in your trip. This chic boutique property is in the perfect location, within walking distance of the charming restaurants and excellent tailors on offer in the picturesque old town and if you would like to visit the beach, there is a complimentary shuttle twice a day.


  • Bamboo craft with local expert in Hoi An

    A fun and interactive experience learning all about bamboo craft, an ancient art form used for baskets and household goods. Meet with the younger generation, taking the craft to new levels, before trying it yourself. An excellent option for families.

  • Cooking Class with Mr Duc Tran in Hoi An

    Spend the morning touring a local market before enjoying a modern Vietnamese cooking class with Mr Duc Tran.

  • Hoi An by Kayak

    This exhilarating and adventurous experience gets you exploring the Thu Bon River, home to fishermen, exuberant dockyards, vegetable gardens and peaceful scenery. It's a fantastic way to see authentic Vietnam and is ideal for active families and couples.

  • Hoi An Countryside & Islands Experience on Vintage Vespas

    Head out of Hoi An on the back of Vintage Vespas and explore the surrounding countryside of Hoi An.

  • Hoi An Cultural Walking Tour

    A fantastic way to see and experience this beguiling and enchanting destination. With an emphasis on culture you'll explore the backstreets and colourful markets, learning about the city's history.

  • Hoi An Evening Foodie Walking Tour

    A fantastic way to see and experience this beguiling and enchanting destination. With an emphasis on food you'll explore the backstreets and markets, learning about the city's history and famous cuisine. End with a tantalising authentic meal.

  • Hoi An Silk Making

    For those who are interested in Asian textiles or for families looking for an educational experience, this morning or afternoon visit brilliantly explains how silk is created from start to finish.

  • Hue Culinary Experience

    Not only famous for its exquisite history, Hue is also famed for its culinary delicacies and fragrant cuisine. This tour teaches you all about dishes such as Banh Beo and Banh Nam.

  • Live like a local in rural Vietnam

    A great way to learn about rice farming in Vietnam by heading out to local villages around Hue. Meet local farmers, learn how to fish with a local, make sticky rice cakes and cycle through the paddy fields. A great option for families and couples.

  • My Son Tour

    My Son is one of the foremost Hindu temple sites in Southeast Asia. A 1.5-hour drive from Hoi An will bring you to My Son UNESCO site, where there are 20 monuments still standing today. The temples are set in a verdant valley surrounded by hills.

  • Red Bridge Cooking School

    Red Bridge cooking school is one of the highlights of the culinary scene in Hoi An. You will meet with your chef at Hai Café for an introduction and welcome drink. You will then meander through Hoi An's central market before a hands-on cooking lesson.

  • Rural Art Tour from Hue

    This is a wonderful and interactive way to explore rural Vietnam from the charming city of Hue. Travel by dragon boat, try your hand at folk painting and meet local artisans on this wonderfully varied excursion. You'll even get to cycle some of the way.

  • Tour of Hue

    A wonderful introductory tour into one of Vietnam's most engaging cities. Start your day with a visit to the Imperial Citadel. You will also visit Thien Mu pagoda on the riverbank, before visiting Khai Dinh Royal Tomb.

  • Vespa Street Food Tour in Hoi An

    An exhilarating food based tour exploring the city's best eateries and local bites from the back of a Vespa scooter. A great way to get you out of your comfort zone and see the city at night.

Holiday Ideas

  • Extraordinary Central Vietnam

    Hue, Hoi An, Ninh Vanh Bay

    from £3300 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights

    • Lap up the buzzing charm of Hue, explore the city by vespa and watch the city come alive whilst devouring the best street food around
    • Travel through the world-famous Hai Van pass, taking in the epic vistas and stunning sites
    • Hoi An is a gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage town with atmospheric streets, inviting restaurants and plenty of buzzy bars
  • Family Fun in Vietnam

    Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang & Saigon

    from £4900 pp inc flights & transfers for 15 nights

    • We’ve carefully selected these excellent hotels with families firmly in mind. Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is especially great for older children, with a huge array of water sports to try in the bay
    • Experience the hidden gems of Vietnamese cities and countryside in an exciting way for everyone as you’re escorted through the labyrinthine streets and jaw-dropping landscapes by bicycle
    • Kayak through towering limestone caves and across peaceful lagoons in Ha Long Bay

  • Imagine Vietnam

    Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An & Saigon

    from £3300 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights

    • This trip offers just the right balance of exploration, tranquillity and culture
    • Trekking in the striking peaks of rural Sapa with a stay at a certified National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World to top it off
    • Explore the ruins of My Son, an ancient cluster of Hindu temples in lush surroundings, just outside of Hanoi

Location & directions

Hoi An, Central Vietnam and Beaches, Vietnam

Located along the scenic Thu Bon River, Life Resort Hoi An is a short stroll from Hoi An Old Town. Cua Dai beach is only a 5 km drive or a short boat trip from life resort jetty.

How to get there

From Europe, you'll probably fly into Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. Flight to Da Nang Airport from capital Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi take around 75-minutes. Life Resort is 45-minutes from Da Nang airport.

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