Hoi An – Ivy Hotel

by Mike Still
Hoi An – Ivy Hotel

Hoi An is a wonderful city that everyone should visit while traveling through Vietnam and our favorite hotel to stay in the old town is the Ivy Hotel!  Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the Ivy Hotel perfectly situated by the river and a short walk to the old town.  The staff here is super welcoming and has a wealth of knowledge about everything there is to do in Hoi An, Vietnam.  In the spirit of full disclosure we worked with the Ivy Hotel for 3 nights; you can find out more about that at the bottom of this post but for now lets talk about Hoi An and the Ivy Hotel!

Where to stay in Hoi An

All of their rooms are spacious with comfy beds and a wonderful rainfall shower.  Hot water, strong air con and wifi permeate every room (which sadly isn’t the case in many hotels throughout Vietnam).  They have a few rooms to pick from with balconies, city view, river view or family rooms for all types of traveler.

Free Breakfast at Ivy Hotel Hoi An

Ivy Hotel’s breakfast is one of the best we’ve eaten in Vietnam with a good mix between western and traditional Vietnamese options.  They always have fresh fruit, pastries, an omlette/egg station along with cereal, tea and coffee. Vietnamese dishes like tapioca wrapped shrimp grace the buffet a few times a week along with the more western bacon, oven roasted tomatoes and other hot delicacies.

Our favorite was all the seasonal fruit, especially dragonfruit, rambutan and mango!

One of the best parts about the hotel is that we could easily walk to the old town for a glimpse into the past.  Its no wonder UNESCO picked Hoi An as a world heritage site.  You’re sure to love the decor in the old town with tons of traditional and colonial architecture mixed in between beautiful flowers and lanterns.  Take an evening stroll from the hotel to any of the amazing restaurants and you’ll see it all.

Ivy Hotel offers free bikes which is another wonderful way to explore the city.  They will help you arrange all your trips throughout Vietnam, whether its nearby to My Son and Cham Island or all the way north to the famous Ha Long Bay.  I saw Cham Island last time I was in Hoi An and we’re planning our own trip to Ha Long so we opted to have the reception help us figure out the best route to My Son.  Normally they’ll arrange everything for you but they were also very informative when we told them we had our own motorcycles and didn’t need a guided tour.

Things to do in Hoi An

  1. Bike Ride to the rice fields and vegetable farms
  2. See the old town
  3. Light a floating lantern for good luck
  4. Get some custom tailored clothing!
  5. Rent a motorbike and drive to Marble Mountain
  6. Explore My Son (by motorbike or with a guided tour)
  7. Relax on An Bang beach
  8. Snorkel at Cham Island
  9. Drive around the Son Tra Peninsula

Everyone who visits Hoi An is tempted by the custom tailors and the best part is that Ivy Hotel has a connection that will ensure you have the best experience possible.  They will tell you the best tailor in town and even get you a small discount!

Hoi An is a wonderful place to rent a motorbike and explore with a bit more freedom.  The Ivy Hotel has bikes for rent or can help you find a mechanic if your own has troubles (like ours).  If you’re up for a Top Gear adventure you can drive past Danang up to the Hai Van Pass or Son Tra Peninsula!

Hotels in Hoi An

The Ivy Hotel is perfect for solo travelers, couples and families as there are a few rooms to pick from based on your budget and needs.  With 3 different rooms available on Booking.com I highly recommend reserving your stay through them.  They give you peace of mind for your credit card info and if you book through any of the links in this post you’ll be supporting LiveTravelTeach at no extra cost to you!


Superior Double or Twin Room  – This room will cost $31 on booking.com and is the most affordable room at the Ivy Hotel.  It includes a free breakfast, great AC, comfy beds and an amazing shower!  Make sure you tell them whether you need 1 big bed or 2 smaller ones but beware that you might no have a window in this room.

Superior Double or Twin City View Room  – This room will cost $35 on booking.com and is the perfect for couples at the Ivy Hotel.  It includes a free breakfast, great AC, comfy beds and an amazing shower!  Make sure you tell them whether you need 1 big bed or 2 smaller ones and you’ll have a view of the city!

Protip – think about whether you prefer a street view or river view and don’t forget to ask!

Deluxe Family Room with River View – This spacious room is great for a family and their multiple beds sleep up to 4 according to Booking.com.  But if you need to squeeze another little one in don’t hesitate to ask reception at Ivy Hotel because they will help you out!  The room will cost $43 on booking.com and is the best room at the Ivy Hotel.  It includes a free breakfast, great AC, comfy beds and an amazing shower!


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Mike is a travel enthusiast, photographer and teacher. He loves adventure travel, meeting the locals and exploring new culture. As an outdoor enthusiast you can often find him hiking mountains or exploring forests trying to capture the beauty of mother nature. In 2013 he founded www.LiveTravelTeach.com as he left his home in America and has been teaching or traveling around the world ever since!

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Marina September 7, 2017 - 10:10 pm

I bet that rain shower was a welcome change from the worm-flooded bathroom from the last place!

Mike Still September 7, 2017 - 11:12 pm

It was such a welcome change! The rainfall shower was one of our favorite parts and a big reason we stayed there. When I’m picking hotels I always try to find ones with nice bathrooms.


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