Tam Tinh Vien Homestay – Ten minutes upriver from the center of Hue is this gem of a property dedicated not only to providing a superior stay to its guests, but also directly donating the proceeds to educating local children. The French-Vietnamese couple who own the place could not be more welcoming and informative, and also offer a superb degustation tasting menu of local specialties. Rooms are in separate structures, have large comfortable beds and modern bathrooms.
Brilliant Majestic Villa Hotel – East of the river on a leafy, suburban street is this pleasant mid-range hotel offering excellent value for the price just a few minutes walk from the beach. Rooms are modern, well-appointed and rates include a breakfast buffet with both continental and Vietnamese options.
Traveler's Nest Hostel – In the lively An Thuong neighborhood is this clean and welcoming hostel with both dormitories and private rooms. The complimentary breakfast is cut above, with my quang and cao lau on offer. This hostel is within walking distance of the beach and many nightlife options.
Le Pavillon Hoi An Luxury Resort & Spa – just east of the old town, Le Pavillon offers an idyllic retreat with full resort convenience and services. The staff are hospitable, the rooms plush and modern, and the breakfast buffet has an excellent array of choices as well as an omelette bar. Full spa treatment is on offer and there is a large pool and lounge area.