Depending on the season, you will find varying rates for different stays. Come during the rainy season and you may find some amazing promotions. Always try and book ahead, look online and visit different sites to see what sort of deals are being offered for the season. Websites such as Agoda.com have great deals and give you points for each hotel you book (which can be used later to get discounts and even free nights).
Tips for staying in Hoi An
Hoi An is mostly made up of shops, so whatever you’re looking for, you can probably find it in the Old Town. Remember one thing: unless it’s a marked fixed price, always bargain down.
Hoi An is famous for tailor made clothes, and thanks to the huge influx of tourists over the passed 5 years, there are (seemingly) hundreds of tailors to be found. Unfortunately, not all of these tailors are worth a visit, so here are a few quality, reputable shops:
68 Tran Hung Dao Street. One of Hoi An’s most reputable tailor shops, Sesan can make whatever it is you’re looking for: suits, shorts, pants, dresses, skirts etc. Present this guide and you’re guaranteed to get a good deal on your tailoring package! Also available online for orders and shipping overseas.
47 Tran Phu Street. Hoi An’s most famous tailor shop. Though prices will be much higher here than at other shops, the quality is guaranteed to be the best.
11 Hoang Dieu Street. Another of Hoi An’s reputable tailors; great products, great service and top-notch customer care.
Arts, Gifts & More:
155 Tran Phu. Located right next to the Japanese Bridge, this Art Collective shop has beautiful, unique gifts, prints, home wares and fabrics all for reasonable prices. Taking unsung Vietnamese artists and promoting their works on western-style products, this shop is a first in Hoi An and a refreshing scene amidst the monotony of Hoi An kitsch.
103 Nguyen Thai Hoc. One of Hoi All’s most famous shops, this store and factory employs disabled Vietnamese who make all of their beautiful products on site. Find everything from unique pottery and home goods to children’s souvenirs and jewelry. A great shop and a great cause!
96 Bach Dang Street. A unique jewelry store found right along the river’s edge. Filled with stylish, quality earrings, necklaces, bracelets etc., this shop is a great place for the ladies to pick up some classy/funky personal accessories.
83 Nguyen Thai Hoc. A fashion store of epic proportions. Beautiful fabrics and unique designs with both Vietnamese and Western sizes.
73 Phan Chau Trinh. What’s a trip to Vietnam without stocking up on all your favorite movies and television series? This shop is the most reputable, with the fewest number of duds per selection.
166 Tran Phu. The Old Town’s first real bookstore. Find Vietnamese history and culture books, recipe books, English literature, funky mugs, home gifts and a few art selections as well. A new face in the Hoi An shopping scene.
There are as many spas as there are tailors in Hoi An (and it’s not always a good thing). Treatments can be hit or miss so here are a few reputable names:
– Hoi An Day Spa: 47 Ba Trieu Street
– Palmarosa Spa: 90 Ba Trieu Street
– Lavender Spa: 540 Cua Dai Street