Walking distance from the UNESCO recognised district of Hoi An in Vietnam is La Siesta Resort and Spa, a five-star property set in the middle of an ancient town.
Located in Thanh Ha village, not too far from the ancient town of Hoi An in Vietnam, is the plush La Siesta Resort and Spa, a five star property that has made its way into the category of elite hotels after its recent refurbishment. While Thanh Ha is a peaceful area famous for its ceramics, Hoi An is popular for its rummaged French architecture and heritage buildings.
The nearest town to the resort, Hoi An, which is a UNESCO-listed ancient port is a premier tourist destination. A stay at La Siesta Resort and Spa gives travellers the opportunity to explore the heritage that the neighbouring town has on display. With its Chinese temples, pagodas, wooden shops and houses, old canals and an old bridge, the town is a treat for travellers and heritage lovers; and a stay at the property makes it very convenient for one to discover the area simply by walking around. Hoi An is also known for its diverse and excellent food: a legacy of the many nationalities, including Japanese, Chinese and Portuguese, that lived or traded here. Explore the cuisine in the local restaurants or head to the hotel for a fine dining experience and savoury indulgence.
But if food is not the only thing that is tempting enough for you to head back to the hotel, consider the spa or saltwater pool at the property.
The array of luxurious rooms: poolside suites with deep wooden bathtubs and private Swedish saunas; and duplex suites with claw-foot bathtubs and expansive balconies overlooking the pool may also sound luring to you, they did so to us!
Retaining the old world charm
In the hotel, specially commissioned teak furniture, handcrafted by artisans has been incorporated to go with the flooring that combines polished wood and patterned tiling that evoke an old-world charm, thus maintaining the ambience of the hotel and holding onto the timeless aura of Hoi An itself.
“That was a real priority for us when it came to conceptualising and realising our vision for the new wing – making it as harmonious to the atmosphere in the destination as we could,” says Nguyen Cao Son, EHG chief operation officer. “Not only did we want to create something that would elevate the boutique resort experience in Hoi An, we were aware of our architectural responsibility to stay true to the spirit of the place.”
The guest rooms have been aligned around an extensive saltwater swimming pool in three storey buildings, carefully designed to maintain harmony with the traditional architecture that characterises Hoi An’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town. But a special attraction on property remains the Confucian temple dating back to the 15th century, which can also be used for special event dinners and traditional lantern festivals.
La Siesta Resort and Spa is an exciting option to stay in when in Hoi An. While the guests get to stay in an heritage inspired ambience, they also get to enjoy the trimmings and service standards of a modern five-star hotel.