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Betel Garden Villas
Ranked #62 of 156 Hotels in Hoi An
United Kingdom
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“Lovely boutique guest house”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Although we'd class this more as a boutique guest house than a home stay, we had a thoroughly good stay here. The rooms are very spacious, with lovely touches like tea and coffee making facilities, fresh fruit and a safe.

It's quite a walk into Hoi An town (20 - 30 minutes at a gentle pace), but it is a very pleasant walk, especially if you follow the path by the river for at least part of the way. Taking one of the complimentary bicycles makes even lighter work of it. Don't let the distance from town put you off staying here - if you don't want to walk or bicycle, taxis are cheap and readily available. Also, there are some nice restaurants very close by on the river front.

The complimentary bicycles really are worth taking advantage of though - cycling in Hoi An was easy and we always felt pretty safe, because traffic is much lighter than in the bigger cities. We had a great day out on them, cycling to the beach and then to the nearby Herb Farm and through the rural farming landscape. Once we got off the main road and on to the rough tracks between paddy fields, we hardly saw anyone else beyond the local farming community and the only traffic was one or two scooters. It was idyllic.

There is a lovely pool with sunshades and each room also has it's own private seating area. We ate here on one night of our stay and had a very enjoyable meal. The staff were exceptional - nothing was too much trouble for them, they were all super friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Although a 1km away from town really shouldn't be a concern to anyone!!!
This little haven is beautiful, friendly, breakfast is great and room is just perfect.
Service is excellent and price is a steal for such a lovely place...STAY HERE if you can

  • Stayed November 2013
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Stayed for a few very enjoyable nights. Some of the reviewers state this is the greatest place they've ever been. I'm not quite there - but would rate it very high, Easy bike ride in to town (with free bikes). Extremely friendly and helpful staff. The room is a bit cavernous, aircon noisy, and lighting on the industrial side - but i was happy to hang out on the porch, read, listen to the birds, and relax.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

My husband and I were shocked how wonderful Betel was. Their website does not do it justice. I do believe we did get a newer room, but I showered in an older room and it was just as nice. The pool was a great treat after exploring. The breakfast was the best and we had dinner with the other guests one evening and even connected with a couple that lives near us in California. The staff were so pleasant - this is one spot during our trip we allowed more time at. Don't think twice - stay here.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

The rooms here are gorgeous, very large, and very very clean. We were given fresh fruit in our room daily. The gardens & pool area are beautiful with singing birds. Dong is amazing, so obliging, so helpful. The breakfast and other food avail are really good, the fresh baguettes are sooooo lovely. There are bikes you can use to cycle around Hoi An too, free of charge. The staff are super friendly, and very very helpful, we loved it here.

We intend to return here and stay longer next time, I highly recommend Betel for anyone visiting Hoi An. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Our third stay at this "hidden gem". We have stayed 8 months in Hoi An during the last 12 years. The staff are so helpful and you feel the genuine warmth. Betel Garden is located half way between the beach and ancient town, everything is so accessible. Use their free bicycles and explore the town and coastal area. Relax around your spacious villa, or at the pool - enjoy the gardens. Sunshine or rain its difficult to find a more relaxing environment. We stayed 3 weeks this time and will be back yet again !!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

From the moment we arrived, the service was exceptional!
The ever friendly, enthusiastic & attentive Tuan greeted us with a smile & delicious Passion-fruit juice. He settled us into our very spacious room & organised our dinner to be ready in the lovely open dining area as we were so exhausted from travelling all day.
All of the Betel Garden staff were more than willing to assist. Any time we needed anything they were there with a friendly smile; from booking our airport transfers & day tours, providing the free bikes for us to ride into town, hiring a motorbike to visit the beach & organising in room massages.
The Villa's are set in luscious & beautifully maintained gardens with plenty of gorgeous areas to enjoy & a refreshing pool that we enjoyed as often as possible. After staying at many lovely hotels throughout Vietnam, we found this one to be the most relaxing & friendly.
Our room was great, very spacious, clean & air-conditioned. The mini bar was fantastic, very cheap! Any bugs at night were eliminated by using the mosquito nets above our bed.
We stayed for 4 nights & were lucky to be treated to the dinner party with other guests. This was definitely a highlight for us, as Dong - one of the wonderful staff & hosts for the evening, entertained us with his hilarious stories throughout the delicious dining & drinking experience. He had us all in fits of laughter whilst still managing to do his job professionally. A great night meeting people & gaining a friend in Dong!
Hoi An town centre was an easy 10 - 15 minute bike ride away alongside the river. Much quieter than biking along the main road. We used the bikes everyday & were able to park in front of any shops/ restaurants/ attractions that we were visiting. Locks were provided for peace of mind. The Old Town was definitely a place worth visiting, such beauty & a great history lesson.
I would highly recommend Betel Garden to anyone looking for somewhere to relax & unwind. Looking forward to visiting again someday & seeing the local friends we have made!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Betel Garden Villas
Address: 161 Tran Nhan Tong St.. | Cam Chau Village, Hoi An, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Quang Nam Province > Hoi An
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Hoi An
#3 Romantic Hotel in Hoi An
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Betel Garden Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Betel Garden Homestay - Villas is an exclusive villa retreat encompassed within a 3000 square meter tropical landscape in a small village, near the city center of Hoi An. This boutique property consists of 10 stylish villas and rooms that have been inspired by the Vietnamese concept of unity between man and his environment. The Homestay - Villas is a 10 minute walk from the centre of Hoi An and a 20 minute bicycle ride from the beach. And there are also some restaurants and coffee shops like The Balance Cafe nearby. Bicycles can be borrowed for free . If you are looking for a unique experience, this is the place to stay. ... more   less 
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