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Betel Garden Villas
Ranked #67 of 140 Hotels in Hoi An
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

I think every positive thing to say about the Betel Garden Homestay has already been said. I would simply like to agree with all of it. My family stayed 4 nights but most of the other guests we met there were staying longer, and many were on return visits, which says it all.
We got adjoining rooms in a garden villa. The rooms were excellent in every respect. Our children loved this place, which goes a long way to making a happy stay.
We used the pool every day: all of the activities we did in Hoi An were relatively early start and finish so we were usually recovering in the pool by 4 o'clock, comparing notes with other guests. Despite being full the place never seemed crowded.
The gardens are beautiful and I have to give special mention to the mini-bar: beer for 50 cents a bottle on your own veranda is hard to resist!
We were invited for the free evening meal on our last night. Great food and great company.
Staff were super helpful and friendly without getting in your face. They asked us whether we had any plans or ideas and when we told them they made the arrangements for us, including a 5am taxi the day we (reluctantly) left.
The location is maybe 15 minutes on foot from downtown, but bikes are available free so this was never a problem for us.
On a minor note, we did a food tour in Hoi An with Neville Dean, an Australian living and working in Hoi An, and he was very positive about Betel Garden. By this time we already knew how good it was, but it was nice to get confirmation from an independent knowledgeable source.
Like Arnold Schwarzenegger - we will be back.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

It doesn't matter what time you arrive, the people here are just lovely from the first minute to the last.

We spent 6 nights here and could not want for anything or anywhere else.

The rooms are very large and have everything you could need. From the toiletries to the mini bar to the a/c to the bed, all are plentiful and comfortable.

The staff including Tung, Dong & Van are excellent and leave you wanting for nothing. Absolutely nothing is too much trouble.

The whole garden atmosphere and the private pool is just beautiful after a full day sightseeing.

Overall, a wonderful place to stay away from the middle of ancient town, but close enough to ride there on the FREE bicycles and then a wonderful place to relax after what ever you have done during the day.

Also we have stayed at numerous places around the world and none of them offer a 'Family Dinner' the way Betel does. Everyone meets at the restaurant at 7pm and you sit around chatting to the other guests and staff whilst having amazing food and drinks laid on by the home stay. Just another way to make you feel part of the "family" here.

We will return and when we do, this is the place we will be staying. Thank you all so much for a great time.

Scott & Pauline
Perth
Western Australia

Room Tip: All the rooms are great and spacious but book early !!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

I reviewed Betel Gardens in 2013 and said we would be in HOI AN at BETEL GARDENS in 2014.We have done that and our stay for 3 3weeks was again excellent in all ways. My advice as always BOOK EARLY.When the new restaurant is completed it will be even better.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Calling Betel Garden a 'homestay' just does not do it justice. This place is an exceptional hideaway just one kilometre from the main centre of Hoi An. We stayed for six nights and were so glad that we had chosen to stay at Betel Garden for the entire time. Our room was very private, large and comfortable, with a nice veranda to relax in the afternoon with a good book. The pool area is also lovely. Breakfast was a highlight every day with many things to choose from - all delicious. As an added bonus we were invited to two 'family dinners' here as guests of the hosts - both evenings were great fun and an opportunity to chat to other guests. While it is located a little out of town, there are bicycles available for guests or you can rent a scooter. We did both and had a ball. The staff are very helpful and friendly without being intrusive and we thank them sincerely for their kindness and warmth. I note the review from Brenda133 who was there at the same time as us and agree that the construction work going on next door was not a problem really, unless you wanted a late sleep in. But believe me, you won't sleep in too late or you might miss out on the best breakfast in town!! Thank you Ms Vang, Tuan and the whole team.

Room Tip: There are only 10 villas, some larger than others, but all very nice.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

This was our first visit to Hoi Ann and the highlight of our trip to Vietnam. Based on previous reviews we chose to stay at Betel Gardens for 2 weeks and we were not disappointed from the genuine warm welcome we received on our arrival to the sad goodbyes when we left with amazing hospitality throughout. Spacious, comfortable accomodation situated within beautiful, well maintained gardens with fresh fruit and flowers placed in our room daily. We were lucky due to our long stay to be invited to several complementary dinners. a great way to meet up with other guests. We found the food at all times to be of a very high standard. Some reviews have mentioned ongoing construction work. Please don't allow this to put you off from staying. The warmth and hospitality of the owner and staff more than makes up for the slight inconvenience. We would like to thank all the staff for making our holiday so memorable from our wedding invitation to our special gift when we left

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Had the most lovely stay here. Everyone is genuine and warm and were probably the most generous hosts we experienced in our 3 week stay in Vietnam. The location is idillic, the breakfasts the best we ate and it was all just perfect. Don't hesitate to stay here!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Despite a slight mix up with the booking, which was more of an Agoda issue, Betel Gardens lived up to the reputation that it is getting on Trip Advisor.
Not only were we randomly given a free boat trip, we were also invited to a free "family" meal with all the residents and staff. Free beer and far more courses than was possible to eat, it was a great way to gossip and chat with other guests and find out who is from where...and what they have been up to in Vietnam.
The beds were super comfy, wifi was average (but apparently we were just unluckily placed...according to other guests). TV, aircon and everything else you would expect to find. Mini bar prices are cheaper than some of the shops you will find. Im so glad we chose Betel Gardens as our base while in Hoi An. It was the most amazing and relaxing part of our stay in Vietnam!!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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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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