The Hotel Royal Hoi An MGallery

The Hotel Royal Hoi An is certainly at the forefront of the excellent range of accommodation options in Hoi An. This five-star hotel aims to create a memorable experience for its guests, whisking travellers away to another time and place. While few can claim to match the Hotel Royal Hoi An’s level of luxury, even fewer can claim to tell the story of Hoi An the same way this hotel does. 

The Hotel Royal Hoi An is inspired by the historic love story of Sotaro, a Japanese merchant and Wakaku, a Vietnamese princess. Their marriage in 1619 was the first known marriage of a Vietnamese and international citizen. The Hotel Royal represents this by displaying a delicate blend of both the Japanese and Vietnamese cultures and dividing itself into two wings. The Sotaro Wing exudes the tradition of Japan coupled with the luxury of Indochina, while the Wakaku Wing offers glamorous feminine touches. 

Offering more than just unapologetic luxury, the Hotel Royal gives guests the chance to both explore the treasures of Hoi An during the day, and then relax in one during the evening. 

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Hotel Royal Hoi An at night
Hoi An’s Hotel Royal at night.

Hotel Royal Hoi An – Quick Facts

Location: 39 Dao Duy Tu, Phuong Cam Pho, Hoi An

Price: 2,276,780 VND (98 USD) – 9,292,980 VND (400 USD)

Unique Selling Point: A high-end boutique hotel inspired by a historic love story, offering stunning views of Hoi An.

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About the Hotel Royal Hoi An

The Hotel Royal is one of the few internationally branded hotels in Hoi An.  It is part of the elite MGallery Hotel Collection. The first and only MGallery member in Hoi An, the Hotel Royal prides itself on being part of such a luxurious portfolio full of unique designs, stories, cultures and history. 

There is a litany of luxurious facilities staffed by attentive and friendly staff.  The Hotel Royal Hoi An’s team are more than happy to cater to guests’ needs and make every stay as special as it can be.

Closely following the meaning of Hoi An, a ‘powerful meeting place’, the Hotel Royal has created a unique, stylish, and opulent oasis.  At the Hotel Royal Hoi An, honeymooners, families and travellers come together to relax, enjoy and create memories.

Welcoming guests at Hotel Royal Hoi An
A member of staff at the Hotel Royal welcomes guests. Photo: Courtesy Hotel Royal

Reviews and Visitor Opinions of the Hotel Royal Hoi An

The Hotel Royal’s reviews are extremely positive with guests praising the hotel’s proximity to the Old Town.  In addition the attentive and welcoming staff who go above and beyond add to creating the perfect guest experience. Their rooftop bar – The Deck is also highly praised. Guests enjoy its daily happy hour and stunning views from the highest rooftop bar in Hoi An. The cleanliness of the rooms and the comfort offered are also consistently rated highly in reviews. 

Suggestions for improvement were notably few and far between.

Location

Located on the banks of the Thu Bon River, the Hotel Royal is a ten-minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Hoi An’s Old Town. This makes the various tourist attractions, restaurants and heaving night market extremely accessible. Only 1km from the popular Sa Huynh Culture Museum, the Hotel Royal provides the perfect blend of historic charm and modernity.

The Hotel Royal balances its convenient location to the ancient town with the extensive range of plush facilities inside the hotel. Allowing guests to enjoy the vast history and diverse culture of Hoi An while simultaneously offer a space to relax and rejuvenate. In addition, the sandy shores of An Bang Beach are just five km away.  The attentive Hotel Royal staff are happy to order you a taxi there, for a reasonable price. 

guests of Hotel Royal ride bikes
Guests set out on bicycles from the Hotel Royal’s main entrance. Photo: Courtesy Hotel Royal

Rooms

Hotel Royal’s 187 rooms and suites are divided into five categories.  They all ooze sophistication with their chic decor and use of bold colours. The beautifully maintained rooms are larger than most that you find in Hoi An.  They come complete with a freestanding bathtub, separate rain shower, walk-in closet, working desk, loveseat sofa, 42’ LED TV and comfortable twin or king sized beds. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, 24/7 room service, in-room safety box, minibar, complimentary toiletries and tea, coffee and water. 

Standard to Mid-Range Rooms

The ‘Deluxe’ is the Hotel Royal’s standard room with prices starting at 2,280,000 VND per night (98 USD). This room comes with the option to include or exclude breakfast. Covering 40sqm, the ‘Deluxe’ doesn’t leave much room for improvement.  It is spacious and beautifully furnished. The ‘Grand Deluxe’ is an upgraded version of the standard room.  It offers a romantic balcony overlooking the river and a glimpse of the rice paddies and hills in the distance. The ‘Royal Deluxe’ is even more spacious with a 50sqm room boasting an even larger balcony. 

Grand Deluxe King Room of Hotel Royal
Hotel Royal’s Grand Deluxe King room with private balcony. Photo: Courtesy Hotel Royal

Suites 

If you are feeling more luxurious, the ‘Deluxe Suite offers an extremely comfortable stay.  This suite boasts a 70sqm room with large balcony. It is a great option for couples or families seeking a spacious layout. Priced at 6.85 mill VND(98 USD) per night, with daily buffet-style breakfast included.   This room also offers an additional seating area and whirlpool bathtub.

For the ultimate experience, the ‘Presidential Suite’ is available from 9.13 mill VND (397 USD) per night. This suite is made up of the Anio 2-bed suite and Araki 2 bed suite, providing guests with 110sqm and a huge balcony with skyline views.

luxurious suite of Hotel Royal
Enjoy the luxury bathroom and facilities of the hotel’s Presidential Suite. Photo: Courtesy Hotel Royal

Packages and Deals

The Hotel Royal Hoi An offers a variety of seasonal packages on their website and deals on various hotel discount sites. It’s definitely worth investigating these before you book. Currently, the Royal Honeymoon Package is on offer for 9.09 mill VND (386 USD) subject to 10% VAT and 5% service charge. This features two nights in the ‘Grand Deluxe’ room, private airport transfers, massage treatments, one set menu lunch and a bottle of sparkling wine. 

Another popular package offered by Hotel Royal Hoi An is their ‘Roots of Vietnam Buffet’. This takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at their on-site restaurant. Costing 350,000 VND (15 USD) per adult, with a 50% discount for children aged 5 to 11.  There is a wide range of traditional Vietnamese food and Hoi An speciality dishes on offer, with live cooking stations and an array of local and international desserts. 

A similar ‘Buffet BBQ Dinner’ option is available on Friday and Saturday, costing 600,000 VND (25 USD) per adult.  This features oysters, prawns, green mussels, octopus, seabass, Hoi An specialities and savoury dishes with sweet desserts. The price also includes one complimentary drink. 

These deals are subject to change, so it’s worth checking on the hotel’s website to be up-to-date with the latest offers.

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balcony view of the river
Afternoon tea with a balcony view of the Thu Bon River. Photo: Courtesy Hotel Royal

Hotel Royal Hoi An’s Facilities

Located only a ten-minute walk from Hoi An’s historic Old Town, there is no shortage of great activities for guests of the Hotel Royal Hoi An. Having said that, the Hotel Royal has a number of fantastic facilities within their hotel.  These include mouthwatering restaurants, ambient bars, cafes, swimming pools and a decadent spa and gym. 

Aside from the facilities listed below, the Hotel Royal Hoi An also offers a number of services guests find highly useful.  These include: free bicycle rental, 24/7 reception and a babysitting service. They also arrange transportation to all of the popular tourist attractions and Da Nang Airport at the front desk. Oh, and if you are looking to pick up some authentic souvenirs, the Hotel Royal Hoi An has an on-site shop for guests.

Restaurants 

The Hotel Royal Hoi An’s signature restaurant is the Wakaku.  Here they serve high end Japanese cuisine in a tranquil and charming setting. Named after a Vietnamese princess, the Wakaku is renowned as serving the highest quality Japanese food in Hoi An.  Subsequently a major perk for guests of the Hotel Royal Hoi An. The Wakaku’s interior is Japanese in style, but with subtle nods to Hoi An littered throughout. To learn more about what the Wakaku Restaurant has to offer, read Hidden’s dedicated article.

Faifo Cafe on the ground floor of Hotel Royal Hoi An has an open-plan kitchen.  This provides a little more for guests to observe as they dine. Faifo serves traditional and authentic Vietnamese cuisine as well as a range of international favourites such as soup, pasta, sandwiches, curries and burgers. With a bold black and white colour scheme, the area is spacious and open and very chic.

Although not a restaurant in itself, for an additional cost, the Executive Lounge offers guests the chance to enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea, canapes and early evening cocktails in the exclusive luxury lounge. There is a smart casual dress code with children allowed, but only under parental supervision. In addition they offer shoe polishing services as well as two free pieces of pressing in this relaxing and peaceful area.

Bars 

There are a number of bars within the Hotel Royal Hoi An.  Although being situated near the Old Town allows guests a staggering choice of bars to drink at, the Hotel Royal Hoi An’s bars offer aspects which others just don’t. For a quiet drink, or perhaps a cocktail mixed with premium spirits, one of the hotel’s bars can provide the exclusivity you are looking for.

The Attic Bar, situated on the 8th floor of the Wakaku Wing of the hotel, provides guests with premium food and drinks in a cosy and warm atmosphere. The Deck also offers something you won’t find anywhere else, boasting the highest rooftop bar in Hoi An. Enjoy beers, cocktails, wines, soft drinks and spirits with panoramic views over Hoi An. 

The River Bar is yet another option for guests staying at Hotel Royal Hoi An. Situated next to the ground floor pool, the River Bar transforms from day to night.  Offering guests a cosy atmosphere during the day but turning into more of a chic watering hole in the evening.

Spa and Pools

For many visiting South East Asia, massages, beauty treatments and holistic therapies are a must. However finding the right spa for you can be tricky. Guests of the Hotel Royal Hoi An need look no further than Woosah Spa. The hotel’s very own state of the art holistic treatment facility. After a long day marching around town or cycling through Hoi An, the reinvigorating Woosah Spa is exactly what any good doctor would order.

Choose from a wide range of treatments, including facial treatments (anti-ageing, moisturising and purifying).  There are body wraps (seaweed and after-sun), waxes, massages (Thai, Swedish, Vietnamese, hot stones and aroma), body scrubs, manicures and pedicures. Enjoy these treatments either individually or as a couple.

The Hotel Royal Hoi An also boasts two pools, one on the ground floor and one on the rooftop. The rooftop pool offers exquisite views over Hoi An.  The art nouveau outdoor pool on the ground floor offers a bit more of a cosy atmosphere.

Hidden’s Thoughts

Offering guests both luxury and peace of mind, the Hotel Royal Hoi An fits firmly in the bracket of Hoi An’s very best hotels. Boasting a central location, it is the perfect hotel to explore Hoi An from. However, with the number of great facilities and spacious and attractive rooms, guests needn’t worry if a day off from being a tourist is required. 

Nothing is too much trouble for the attentive and friendly staff. Meaning you can sit back, relax, and really make the most of what the Hotel Royal Hoi An has to offer. Above all, as far as luxury accommodation goes, the Hotel Royal offers guests a litany of reasons to stay. With a range of different styles and extensive facilities, the chances are that the Hotel Royal Hoi An will treat you to the most memorable and luxurious stay.