House in Hoi An, 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Tonkin Bungalow is a house on stilts just one m...
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
TERRIBLE - Outdated/misleading photos-- DO NOT RUIN YOUR TRIP BY STAYING HERE
DO NOT RUIN YOUR VACATION by staying at this property. We could not have been more disappointed by this waste of money.
The photos are COMPLETELY misleading and inaccurate in every sense. The photos show a property surrounded by greenery, lush landscaping with a beautiful view of and from the property. THIS IS COMPLETELY FALSE. The photos are clearly old and the owner has chosen not to update them as the true current state of the property would never make someone want to book this place. The house is surrounded by construction which you can literally see (and hear) from the balcony-- workers on the roofs of the buildings being constructed 20 feet in front of you are staring at you as you sit on the balcony. There is ZERO privacy. The photos show a massive green gorgeous field as a view from the balcony-- this is no longer true. You stare directly into the construction site of a new building next door.
The construction noise was horrible-- it is not the peaceful retreat the listing says it is. The construction is surrounding the house and you cannot escape the noise. Sitting on the outside porch isn't an option as the loud construction noise is happening right in front of you, and there isn't anywhere else to hang out as the sitting room (shown lit and beautiful in the photo) isn't usable as it doesn't have AC. We were told it's just for looking at. The host told us we should know that the area has construction-- how would we know that? If the pictures were accurate and current, we would see that the area is busy and under construction-- not the quiet, isolated escape it falsely portrays itself as.
While the home does have air conditioning, its poor construction (which is NOT shown in the photos, of course) prevents it from retaining AC. There are cracks in the walls, floor boards, the doors don't shut all the way, there are holes near the corners of some rooms, etc. Do not expect AC to keep a room cold if the 90+ degree heat is able to seep inside.
The 'mattress' that the host tried to CHARGE us for was two couch cushions stacked on top of each other. It is comical to think you can charge people to sleep on couch cushions.
Overall, this terrible waste of time and money could have been avoided if the host had simply updated their photos an
Beautiful place to stay. Pristine and lovely attention to detail. Excellent breakfast and even
Beautiful place to stay. Pristine and lovely attention to detail. Excellent breakfast and even laundry service.
Shop around for transportation services. I found Grab to be most reliable and inexpensive. Tonkin Bungalow is amazing; I’ll be back.
Eine sehr schöne, etwas rustikale Unterkunft mit tollen Gastgebern. Der Holzbungalow hat 2 separat
Eine sehr schöne, etwas rustikale Unterkunft mit tollen Gastgebern. Der Holzbungalow hat 2 separat vermietete, sehr schöne und geräumige Zimmer mit je separatem Bad und großer, gemeinsamer Veranda. Wir hatten beide Zimmer, also viel Privatsphäre. Der Bungalow liegt sehr schattig (äußerst angenehm bei den hohen Temperaturen), nur ca. 150 m vom Strand entfernt, in einer Seitenstraße, dadurch hinreichend ruhig, An Bang Beach ist, das muss man wissen, ein schöner, aber sehr touristischer Strand mir vielen Restaurants direkt am Strand und vielen Möglichkeiten zum Essen und Einkaufen an der Hauptstraße (die im übrigen die einzige nennenswerte Strasse ist) und auf einem kleinen Markt. Wir waren Ende Juni, also jenseits der Hauptreisezeit, dort, so dass es angenehm leer war; in der Hauptsaison könnte das anders aussehen...
Da es sich um einen Holzbungalow handelt, lebt man mit der Natur: Man wohnt im ersten Stock (das Haus steht auf Holzpfählen), ist also vom kriechenden Getier weitgehend entfernt. Trotzdem können sich Käfer etc. durch allerlei Ritzen in den Holzwänden Zutritt verschaffen, so dass es durchaus vorkommen kann, dass man mal Besuch hat im Zimmer. Die Tiere sind aber harmlos, die Betten haben Moskitonetze.
Das Frühstück ist lecker, aber bodenständig, gegessen wird im Erdgeschoss unter der Veranda - angenehm kühl, auch atmosphärisch.
Insgesamt eine sehr angenehme Bleibe für Menschen, die es unkompliziert mögen; preislich findet man für dieses Geld sicher auch vornehmere Unterkünfte. Um etwas rum zu kommen (Hoi An ist ca. 15 min. mit dem Roller entfernt) lohnt es sich, einen Scooter zu mieten (überall möglich für ca. €3,50/Tag).
We had the most amazing stay at Tonkin Bungalow. The accommodation is in a fabulous setting -
We had the most amazing stay at Tonkin Bungalow. The accommodation is in a fabulous setting - amongst tropical greens and right next to An Bang beach, with many great cafes, bars and restaurants close by on the beach and in An Bang village. It is a very fun and chilled place to be and it is so easy to get to and from Hoi An town by bike or very cheap taxi ride.
The rooms and bathrooms were so spacious and clean, and it's really nice having a deck and hammocks/living space downstairs too.
The hosts were the most friendly and helpful people who served up a delicious breakfast every morning, organised us a bike tour of the surrounding villages of Hoi An (a must!), and gave locally known recommendations of an amazing tailor and places to eat. They were so welcoming and truly made our stay.
I can't recommend Tonkin Bungalow enough and will be back!
I was delighted with my 3+ week stay at Tonkin. The beach and restaurants are only steps away. The
I was delighted with my 3+ week stay at Tonkin. The beach and restaurants are only steps away. The bicycles are an added addition. I spent time riding around the rice paddies and An Bang area, but you can ride to town without too much difficulty. The staff is outstanding and very accommodating. I will definitely return.