Vinh Hung 1 Heritage Hotel

Vinh Hung 1 Heritage Hotel • Hoi An, Vietnam

JW Signature Hotel

This is truly a step back in time, and probably one of the most unique properties you will ever have the opportunity to stay in. Formerly the house of a Chinese merchant, and the only hotel located in the UNESCO Ancient Town, the building dates back hundreds of years and has beautifully preserved its wooden structure, which exudes the unique atmosphere of a bygone era in Vietnam’s trading history. The property is small and right in the middle of the Ancient Town, so can be a little noisy, but it is an experience like no other, and gives you the opportunity to experience true Vietnamese hospitality in one of the most historically beautiful hotels in all of Southeast Asia.

Website: Vinh Hung 1 Heritage Hotel

Rating: Socks On Ratings Guide

Upside: We just love everything about this hotel – the history, design, service, location…It’s worth going to Hoi An just to stay in this hotel.

Downside: Being a small property it does lack certain amenities but this is to be expected if staying in one of the most historic hotels in Vietnam! There are only 6 rooms so it can get booked up quickly, and there is no elevator – stairs only (but not many)

Insider Tip: The property has no pool, but guests have free access to the big pool at their sister property Vinh Hung Riverside Resort and Spa, a very short walk away.

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