Senvila Boutique Hoi An Resort & Spa Sat, 06 Jul 2019 05:11:10 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Senvila Boutique Hoi An Resort & Spa 32 32 Halloween Tue, 02 Oct 2018 07:37:42 +0000 ]]> Tips on travelling to Hoi An Town at Tet Holiday Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:34:03 +0000 As Tet holiday is the most important time of a year to Vietnamese, just like Christmas and New Year combined to Westerners, there are some notes for travellers who want to travel to Hoi An during this holiday to avoid bad experience. Those tips about hotels in Hoi An, where to stay, what to do with help you out.

1. Apply for a visa as soon as possible

Like other governmental bodies, the Visa issuing authority, including Vietnamese embassies, consulates and Immigration office, would be closed from January 21st and will only get back to work on January 30th. Therefore, you should work out your travel plan carefully and apply for the visa as soon as possible to avoid the unnecessary delay of flights. At the airport, the immigration officers on call remain open to give you visa stamp for visa on arrival.

Choose resorts, hotels in Hoi An that have airport pick-up service so that you needn’t worry about transportation to Hoi An.

2. Book in advance

As many foreigners share the same interest in experiencing a traditional Tet in Vietnam, it would be not easy to get rooms in Hoi An’s hotels, especially high-quality ones, if you didn’t book in advance. The 9 day holiday means that the locals also have ample of time to head Center and South for holiday too and Hoi an is always a quality choice. Transport is another matter to be concerned. Reserve your airplane tickets and train tickets as soon as you can and expect holiday surcharge.

With 45% discount if you book 15 days in advance, Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An Resort and Spa offers the best room rates in Hoi An.

3. Shops closed/ Shops open

Though recently, there have been more and more shops opened on Tet holiday, tourists still have to be aware of the fact that a number of shops would not do so. Especially for those who want to have new clothes made at Hoi An’s famous tailors, Tet is actually not the best time. The exception is A Dong Silk at 40 Le Loi Street, Hoi An. Tel (84) 0510 3863 170. This tailor will be closed for just 1 day before Tet and the first day of Tet only (January 22nd and 23rd).

4. Restaurants closed/ Restaurants open

The good news is that most restaurants don’t close the whole Tet and usually just for a couple of days. Here are some suggestions:

5. High prices

Don’t expect food, clothes, etc. to be as cheap and reasonable as stated in your travel guide. On Tet holiday in Hoi An Ancient Town, everything, with bill or not, will involve a holiday surcharge, from a bowl of Cao Lau to a suit made to order. To relieve you from unnecessary stress, you just need to choose Rice restaurant to enjoy 10% off the bill.

6. Be careful when buying or bargaining

When you want to buy something in Hoi An shops during Tet holiday, be careful, especially with bargaining. Sellers have strong belief that if their new year starts strong with the generating of many sales this will determine a prosperous outcome for the year. Hence it can be very disappointing and annoying to a merchant if you inquire about an item to later not buy it or you bargain so much. This is a sign of loss prosperity through-out the year, to their opinions. In order not to get their anger, try to buy at least one thing in their shops, even the smallest and cheapest one, in case you have entered their shops and asked for goods. The advice is to look at the item carefully from outside before getting inside. Looking does no harm.

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Top 9 attractions in Hoi An Town Viet Nam Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:30:36 +0000 Japanese Covered Bridge

The Japanese Covered Bridge is simple in style and was once flattened by the French to accommodate vehicles, but the overall shape and design of the bridge hasn’t changed. While you make your way over to the bridge, stop by the temple located on the north side.

Old House of Tan Ky

The Old House of Tan Ky is a great way to learn more about the illustrious history of Hoi An. A living home, the staff welcomes you with tea and goes on to offer terrific guided tours.

Cua Dai Beach

Plop yourself down under a palm tree grove and enjoy the sandy beaches of Hoi An. A gentle tide will soothe you as you sip on a drink and admire the distant glittering of city buildings.

The house of Quan Thang

The house of Quan Thang has been standing for over three centuries. The style of architecture has traces of Japanese and Chinese influence, as is common in Hoi An.

Museum of Sa Huynh Culture

The Sa Huynh is said to be the first culture to have settled the area. Explore pre-historic Sa Huynh culture through their habits, artifacts, and more at the museum.

Chaozhou Hall

Chaozhou Hall has spectacular carvings on the beams, walls, and alters that illustrate detailed scenes. Before your visit to the congregational hall check out the event calendar; the hall often hosts community events.

Phung Hung House

The intricate carpentry work on the Phung Hung House is a mixture of Japanese, Vietnamese, and Chinese styles of workmanship. The 19th century building was once the site of a shop that sold spices and glassware.

Quan Cong Temple

Dive into the rich cultural history of Hoi An. You can pay tribute to General Quan Cong, who is revered for his courage and loyalty at the temple.

Museum of Trade Ceramics

Visit the Museum of Trade Ceramics to explore some of the rich trading history of Hoi An. Pottery from India, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan is on display.

Travel to Hoi An Town Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:14:15 +0000 Travel to Hoi An Ancient Town by Air

The closest airport to Hoi An is Da Nang International Airport (DAD), located in the heart of Da Nang city. It is 30 kilometers from Hoi An. From the airport the journey to Hoi An takes about 30 minutes and by the meter, our resort offers transfer service when you arrive DAD at the price of 20 USD for one-way pick-up or drop-off (4-seat car).

Travel to Hoi An Town by Train

The closest train station is in Da Nang. At the station you won’t have any trouble finding a xe om to take you to Hoi An – if anything, you’ll likely have to fend off willing drivers. Expect to pay around US$8. A stop at the Marble Mountains on the way will cost you an extra US$2.

Travel to Hoi An Town by Bus

Bus service to Hoi An is limited as most long distance buses head to the major hub Da Nang; from here you can take the local bus, xe om or taxi to Hoi An.


Most tour operators and hotels can organise a private car and driver. Prices range from 250,000 dong for a one-way to Da Nang and go up to 600,000 dong for the day, which is a good option if you want to do all the usual Da Nang tourist sites like Marble Mountain. Most drivers will not speak much or any English, so if you need that service, you’ll likely have to hire a guide as well.

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Hoi An Town weather: guide to travellers Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:58:18 +0000 Typical for the tropical climate of Vietnam, Hoi An city possesses warm weather the whole year with its average temperature of 29 Degree Celsius. The city only has two main seasons: rainy and dry seasons instead of four seasons like in Northern Vietnam.

The heat reaches its peak on the months from June to August when the highest temperature measured during daytime is 38 Degree Celsius while the lowest temperature only drops at 21C Degree at night. Winter-like weather falling in the town from November to January bring coldest days to Hoi An when daily average temperature is between 19 to 24 Degree Celsius. However, this coldness seems to be of no concern for tourists from Northern Hemisphere.

Hoi An – A Romantic Wedding in rain

The most annoying factor in Hoi An should be its rainy season, lasting quite long from September to January. Its constantly heavy shower, which may also occur with typhoon and cause floods sometimes, can accidentally disturb your wonderful trip. During the damp season Hoi An sees a sharp decrease in the number of visitors.

On the other hand, Hoi An’s dry season from February to May is the best time to visit the town, since its weather becomes very mild and beautiful with moderate temperature, low humidity, less rain and warm sunshine. For ones who enjoy sunbathing on famous beaches near Hoi An like Cua Dai Beach or An Bang Beach, delaying your trip to the end of May or beginning of June is recommended.

Cua Dai Beach in May

If you are lucky enough to arrive at the town on the 14th day of a lunar month, Hoi An will be much more charming with its Full Moon Festival and “Old Street Night” exclusively available on that day.

Credit: Vietnam Online