Hotel Royal Hoi An

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Hoi An Vietnam (2023 Updated)

Vietnam, especially Saigon & Hoi An is friendly and open to all visitors. As guests who are members of the gay and lesbian community, are welcomed here including in a number of gay friendly hotels Hoi An. 

Hội An is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda.

Top attractions to visit in Hoi An

How many days do you need in Hoi An?
We recommend a minimum of three full days to explore all that Hoi An has to offer. This gives you enough time to see Hoi An and its beaches, spend an afternoon in Da Nang, and maybe take a day trip to My Son


Hoi An Day Tours



1. Sunrise Premium Resort & Spa Hoi An 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Hoi An

Sunrise Premium Resort & Spa Hoi An
Sunrise Premium Resort & Spa Hoi An

Directly on Cua Dai Beach, the luxurious Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An offers stylish garden or ocean-view rooms with free WiFi. Its 2 outdoor pools overlook Cham Island and the East Sea. Pampering spa treatments and a modern gym are also available. In-house guests benefit from free shuttle bus transfer from/to Hoi An Ancient Town.

The elegant air-conditioned rooms are all equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar and personal safe. Some rooms have a dressing area. Bathrooms come with either a bathtub or shower.

SUNRISE PREMIUM RESORT HOI AN – The Art of luxury Perfectly nestled alongside Cua Dai beach – one of the most beautiful beaches of the world with only 10- minutes’ drive to Hoi An Ancient Town, Sunrise Hoi An Resort is one of the most luxury resort radiating the charm of Vietnam’s most picturesque town. Here, experience the Art of Luxury paired with the unique cultural touches.

Designed for offering tranquility but yet all the modern features a Resort has to offer, Families and Gay Couples alike will enjoy the unique touch of Sunrise Service. Inspired to reflect Hoi An’s heritage the resort is paying attention to the young guests with an exclusive Kids Club. Beauty and SPA Treatments are making Sunrise Hoi An resort a ultimate destination to unwind together with its breathtaking infinity lap pools overlooking Cham Island and has won multiple awards. Surrounded by lush garden and the centerpiece pool and its stunning lap pool SUNRISE PREMIUM RESORT HOI AN offers a total of 222 rooms ad luxurious appointed suites and 12 stunning Ocean Front villas.

Great facilities and polite staffs. We truly enjoyed our stay at the resort. We love the wide range of Continental and Asian breakfasts served at the resort. Getting in and out of Hoi An old town easily (15 mins one way by car) with free shuttle provided by the resort.

The shuttle van is equipped with free WiFi from the resort! The bed is huge and pillows are soft. Pillow menu is also available according to your preference. The resort’s private beach is clean and peaceful. We love the idea that the resort provides tumbler for guests to fill drinking water to reduce plastic waste! Channelling positive vibe during our stay through reducing waste to the environment.

The food at this resort was fantastic you have 2 restaurants to choose from, one offers some western dishes Burgers etc, the other is Vietnamese food we loved them both and never had a bad meal or service, or you could do room service which we did a couple of times when the kids were exhausted.

We loved our stay here and really didn’t want to come home, Hoi An Old Town is about 10 to 15min Taxi ride which cost about $120,000 VND which is about $7.50, they do offer a shuttle into Old Town it leaves every couple of Hours and does a pick from Old town at different times, sometimes we got the shuttle in and Taxi backed or visa versa.

We were in a Garden view room which was spacious clean a,nice enclosed balcony,plenty of bathroom toiletries and the Waterfall Shower was good.

The 2 main pools were never too busy and the jacuzzis were welcome to jump into when you wanted a quick cool down.
There was always sunbeds available and Pool Bar Menus were placed by the sunbeds along with a device for summoning the waiters/waitresses to place your order so you didn’t have to leave your sunbed to get a drink/something to eat.

The Coconut Bar by the Length Pool was a nice place to sit and relax and have a Cocktail after leaving the Pool for the Day before retiring to your room prior to Dinner.

Our room was on the first floor and had a balcony which was enclosed with glass windows and sliding doors. This was done to keep the insects out but could be opened if you wished. Turned out to be a wonderful place to dry your washing in the mornings! The room was very comfortable with a King Size bed, as requested, and all the other amenities that you expect to find.

Included in our deal were two one hour massages each in the Peak Spa which were extremely good. The staff were excellent and the surroundings very relaxing.

Every day at the Lounge Bar and Restaurant and the Pool House Bar there was a Happy Hour from 5pm to 7pm when all drinks served in a glass were 50% off. This meant that the Cocktails and glasses of wine were only a little over A$5!

The Hotel runs a shuttle bus into Hoi An at regular intervals between 10am and 8pm. If their times don’t suit you then a Taxi ride only costs around 100,000 Dong or A$6 which doesn’t break the bank.
The pool is very welcome during the hot days and is well run by the wonderful staff. My only complaint here is that signs everywhere tell you that you cannot reserve a lounge all day by lying towels on them as they will be removed by the staff. This never happened that I saw and in particular over Easter every lounge was reserved by about 9am! Come on management, ensure that the rules are enforced and keep everyone happy!

All the staff, everywhere in the Hotel, were really lovely people. Always a smile and a welcome word, extremely efficient and helpful. So many deserve to be mentioned but I find it very hard to remember their names so a very big thank you to one and all for making our holiday so enjoyable.
We would certainly recommend Sunrise Resort to anyone looking for a quiet peaceful holiday.

Gay Friendly Hotels Hoi An
Gay Friendly Hotels Hoi An

How much does a room costs at Sunrise Premium Resort & Spa Hoi An?


Prices start 126$/night for Deluxe Double Room with Ocean View.  The Premium Deluxe Room
is 170$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Double or Twin Room includes a 40-inch LCD TV, dressing table and a comfortable seating area. Elegantly-designed bathroom offers a luxurious rain shower.

High quality mattresses and 300-thread count linen are offered with customized and soft mattresses. A pillow menu is also available for special requirements. 4 free bottles of water, per day, are included.

Where to book online – Sunrise Premium Resort & Spa Hoi An –  Gay Friendly Hotels Hoi An Vietnam – you can find the best hotels deals in Hoi An during Hoi An Lantern Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hoi An on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Hoi An

Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort
Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort

Embracing the essence of culture heritage it its architecture and philosophy, as well as adding a modern touch, Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort is set around a stunning purified salt-water swimming pool and a lush Zen garden in the heart of Hoi An Ancient Town. Guests can enjoy their wellness journey which includes daily spa treatment, yoga class and unlimited usage of the steam/sauna room at My Chi Spa. Guests can enjoy interactive show kitchens at the restaurant whose ingredients for dining are supplied by the in-house Organic Garden Farm.

Elegantly decorated with traditional wood furnishings, all units are air conditioned and include a flat-screen TV, personal safe and sofa. A minibar and an electric kettle are also provided. En suite bathroom comes with shower facility, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

The resort offers a range of complimentary in-house activities, including fish feeding, learning Vietnamese language and herbal tea meditation. Guests can choose from 3 spa journeys, inspired by legend and mythology, each with a different focus and benefit. Other facilities include a fitness centre, 24-hour front desk, bicycle rental and barbecue.

Located stone’s throw away from UNESCO – listed Hoi An Ancient Town, Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort is an oasis of comfort, relaxation and healing. This unique property with 139 rooms is built around a stunning tropical pool, and also features a Japanese garden with a large Koi pond. At Almanity, you will enjoy a very special offer with a free spa journey offer for each person every day at My Chi Spa, the largest resort spa in Hoi An.

Only a 10 minute walk to the lanterns of Hoi An and out of the hustle of tourists so it suited us brilliantly.

Having stayed at the Anantara in the past, for this child free holiday we chose the more boutique Almanity for its ‘wellness’ amenities. It’s palm-fringed pool area at the centre of the hotel is a welcoming oasis tucked away from the bustle outside. We stayed in a King ‘heaven’ room, which is the size of a studio apartment and comfortably appointed. After a lot of walking over the previous few days, we welcomed our complimentary massage in the surprisingly cavernous wellness centre tucked away at the back of the resort.

Like most of the resorts, the spa menu cones with relatively hefty prices. There are plenty of reasonable (if not so plush) massage and spa options in the surrounding streets. Be aware that Hoi An Old Town is a good 10 minute walk away through busy streets. Helpfully, the hotel supplies hire bikes, which we gladly used for our morning coffee excursion. Morning yoga is complementary and while it is a fairly basic level, there is enough of interest for any level.

Lovely hotel in Hoi An which felt like a calm oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the old town. The facilities and staff were all very good, and the spa treatments thoroughly recommended. The rooms were spacious but could do with some modernisation in my opinion.

The food here is of an excellent quality and considering it is within a hotel it is a fair price. Personally I would make the most of the breakfast and explore in the evenings.

There are beautiful restaurants, tailors and cobblers all within striking distance however the hotel is slightly removed so it feels like a sanctuary within the hustle and bustle of the centre.

The free spa treatments are not to be missed although we only made it to yoga once despite our best intentions.

The rooms are cleaned each day and turned down each evening. While we were there a fashion show took place and despite simply being hotel guests we were treated with the same care and time as all the external guests. We sat down with a bottle of bubbly and proudly smiled at the beautiful ladies from the spa modelling a range of outfits provided by the designer.

The menu is very very extensive and the food well prepared and excellent in every way. Very varied menu, from wellness food to great Spaghetti Bolognaise. The breakfast buffet is huge and beyond diverse, catering to visitors from all over the globe. You can get a full British or five different types of kimchi and everything in between. Easy access to town, wonderful huge swimming pool and spa. Lovely relaxing area beside the pool. The rooms and bathrooms are roomy and both comfortable and attractive.

Gay Friendly Hotels Hoi An
Gay Friendly Hotels Hoi An


How much does a room costs at Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort ?


Prices start 75$/night for My Spirit Deluxe Double Room – No Spa. The Alma Suite is 270$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This spacious suite has a spa bath and a dining area. The en suite bathroom includes a bathtub, shower facilities, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Where to book online – Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort –  LGBT Friendly Hotels Hoi An – you can find the best hotels deals in Hoi An during Hoi An Lantern Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hoi An on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa by Embrace 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Hoi An

Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa by Embrace
Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa by Embrace

Located in the heart of tranquil Hoi An, Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa offers relaxing accommodation in Hoi An. It features a spa and fitness centre, swimming pool and an on-site restaurant that offers both local and international delights. Massage services are available at additional charges. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

The air-conditioned rooms at Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa all come with a TV, separate seating area, safety deposit box and electric kettle. The en suite bathroom is fitted with either bath or shower facilities, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobes and free toiletries.

At the property you will also find a sun terrace, barbecue facilities, a tour desk, luggage storage and laundry facilities. Guests who wish to explore the area can rent bicycles to explore.

Conveniently located right in Hoi An Ancient Town , The Hotel is just 300 m from the renowned Hoi An Ancient Town and Hoi An Market. While Japanese Covered Bridge is 500 m away, and Da Nang International Airport is accessible within a 30 km drive.

The Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa is designed in modern , elegant and convenient accommodation. The Hotel houses a restaurant serving a delectation of local and international cuisines .Offers free WiFi access in whole area of property. It features an outdoor pool, a fully-equipped gym ,business center and Spa therapy.

The location is great as it is 3-5 mins walk to the old town. We went there every day and night because it is so near and so nice to walk around.

Excellent staff and management. They welcomed us, greeted us everyday, served us food, kept our room in immaculate condition, helped arrange various tours for us and gave us excellent tips for places to see and things to do in this amazing city of Hoi An. Literally everyone was fabulous.
* The complimentary breakfast had a rich diversity of choices including traditional local and western.
* the Spa was amazing. It was completely relaxing and rejuvenating. Ngoc the therapist was very good. Each room had an individual sauna and shower, which was a great touch.
location: historic old city is only a 5 min walk from the hotel. Therefore our room was quiet and yet the hotel is very close to all the attractions in the old city. The old city has a ton of food choices.
* There are 2 pools at the hotel. So we never felt that it was crowded.
* The rooms were very spacious and all of them have great views of either the garden, the pools, and city. The beds were extremely comfortable and we didn’t want to get out of bed many times. Many rooms have showers and several have bathtubs.

The hotel reception is smart and our room was spacious and very clean with very efficient air conditioning. We also had a small balcony to sit on which was welcome.
The breakfast selection was excellent and the restaurant was very well managed. The staff in there are pleasant and helpful.

We took advantage of the Happy Hour at the small bar to the side of Reception and the young barman was always smiling and happy.

We had a villa and it was towards the back of the resort on the 2nd floor which was great. Nice to have a small balcony and a little extra space, though I’d love it if they offered suites (calling it a villa is a bit of a stretch). But, can’t fault it as the room was quite comfortable and we had everything we needed.

Service was efficient and friendly. Very helpful and welcoming staff. They were well-prepared with info about Tet and what to expect and very proactive in offering assistance.

The beach shuttle was nice…it drops off and picks up at An Bang beach, which is fun and lively, and their own beach club, which was enjoyable for a pool with a view. The times are a bit limited and were more so during Tet, but still handy (we took it one way and then got a Grab/taxi back on our own).

We had a pleasant experience overall: extremely comfortable bed, great shower, walking distance to Ancient Town, welcoming and accommodating staff. Breakfast buffet was fine and offered a variety of options. We also took advantage of the free shuttle to/tour of the Silk Village (another sister property), which was pretty interesting.

How much does a room costs at Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa by Embrace ?


Prices start 43$/night for Deluxe Double Room. The Villa with Garden View is 70$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This spacious suite has a spa bath and a dining area. The en suite bathroom includes a bathtub, shower facilities, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Where to book online – Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa by Embrace –  Gay Friendly Accommodation Hoi An – you can find the best hotels deals in Hoi An during Hoi An Lantern Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hoi An on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


4. Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Hoi An


Hotel Royal Hoi An
Hotel Royal Hoi An

Conveying the love story of Sotaro and Wakaku through a harmonious blend of Japanese tradition and Indochinese luxury, Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery by Sofitel stands along the Thu Bon River, and boasts an infinity pool, as well as an outdoor one. Guests can chill with a refreshing cocktail while appreciating the stunning sunset at The Deck Hoi An, the city’s highest rooftop bar. Free WiFi access is available in all areas.

All guestrooms and suites are elegantly decorated, and offer views of the Thu Bon River and Hoi An city. All units are cooled with air conditioning, and equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar and private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries.

Hotel Royal Hoi An, MGallery is a place of heritage and romance. Right next to the majestic Old Quarter of Hoi An and bordered by the tranquil Thu Bon River, the hotel dazzles the eyes with elegant decorations, intuitive design and a fascinating love story that dates back to centuries ago. The Hotel features a harmonious blend of Japanese tradition and Indochinese luxury where “art de recevoir” enhances local discovery and shapes memorable moments. Discover an impressive range of experiences at the hotel featuring 187 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, a rooftop pool and bar with sweeping views overlooking Hoi An and Thu Bon river, an Art-Nouveau outdoor pool on the ground level, a Japanese restaurant, an exclusive spa and so much more. This 5-star hotel brings boutique luxury to the banks of the tranquil Thu Bon River, whisking travelers away to another time and place.

The Hotel Royal is absolutely wonderful, our favorite hotel on our journey through Vietnam. The ground-level pool enclosed in a courtyard is wonderful, and smaller rooftop pool offers sensational views of the city.

Our favorite feature? Complimentary bicycles are provided by the hotel, so you can ride to nearby Ancient Town in mere minutes, the charming and popular shopping district.

The rooms are gorgeous and spacious, with balconies and well-appointed bathrooms. The breakfast buffet is the best we’ve had on our current vacation.

Location is excellent – around 5-10 minute walk away maximum from the ancient town and all other local amenities/sites/restaurants but totally noise proof.

The room itself was very well laid out with plenty of room to spread out. The balcony offered a view of the pool below, but better still was the unobstructed view of the river and beyond.
The hotel is very well located just a ten minute walk from the Ancient Town where we explored very day during our stay.

Just a few minutes walk from the ancient city of Hoi An, lies the hotel Royal which has recently acquired a new wing that also happens to host their rooftop pool.

June is a little too hot to enjoy the pool deck during the day as it offers little protection from the sun, but the hotel has a second pool on the ground floor where one can find some shade to sip a few cold drinks in between a refreshing swim or two.

The rooms are clean, large, modern and comfortable with both a shower and large traditional tub.
The buffet breakfast offers a huge choice of Asian and continental food which won’t disappoint.
Service is friendly and good and one can enjoy a drink at the various bars scattered around the hotel. The rooftop deck is ideal for an evening drink with a great view and romantic pool lighting but do note that swimming is prohibited after 6pm and with your clothes on.

Firstly the location is ideal for visiting the beautiful village of Hoi An, only a 10 minute walk, making it really easy to pop in for some food or coffee and ensuring you can visit as many temples, bridges market’s as you like.

The hotel itself is great to with 2 lovely pools, a fabbar (with excellent views) and a good restaurant! The interiors are stunning while always clean and immaculate and the beds super comfy.

it is a very beautiful and large hotel with an authentic and modern charm at the same time.
the restaurant’s outdoor area is very pretty, and the pool area is ideal at night if you want to relax while sipping a nice drink.

Gay Friendly Hotels Hoi An
Gay Friendly Hotels Hoi An

How much does a room costs at Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery ?


Prices start 100$/night for Deluxe King Room. The Royal Deluxe Room with King Bed is 154$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Featuring a private balcony, this room has air conditioning, a king-sized bed, a cable TV and an en suite bathroom that is fitted with a shower.

Guests staying in this room are entitled to access to the Royal Executive Lounge with following benefits: – Choice of Breakfast at the Royal Executive Lounge or Faifo Restaurant served from Monday to Friday at 6.30am to 10.30am Saturday and Sunday at 6.30am to 11.00am – All-day refreshments in the lounge including fresh juices, soft drinks and snacks – Daily Afternoon Tea with the Chef’s sweet temptations offered from 2:30pm to 4:30pm – Evening Cocktail from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Treat yourself to premium canapés and order yourself a drink from a selection of premium wines & spirits – Complimentary use of Executive Meeting room for two (02) hour per stay, up to 12 people on first come first serve basis. (*) Subject to availability & pre-booking is kindly required – Complimentary usage Wi-Fi connection in the Royal Executive Lounge. – Daily turn down service – Complimentary 02 pieces of pressing – Shoe shine polish service up to 2 pairs. Advance notice (24 hours) to inform Royal Executive Lounge team if require the service

Where to book online – Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery –  Gay Friendly Hotels Hoi An – you can find the best hotels deals in Hoi An during Hoi An Lantern Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hoi An on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


5. The Nam An Villa Hoi An 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Hoi An


The Nam An Villa Hoi An
The Nam An Villa Hoi An

The Nam An Villa Hoi An has a restaurant, free bikes, a shared lounge and garden in Hoi An. An indoor swimming pool and a car rental service are available for guests. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel the rooms have a wardrobe and a private bathroom.

Guests at The Nam An Villa Hoi An can enjoy a buffet or  à la carte breakfast.

The Nam An Villa Hoi An is situated in the heart of Hoi An Old Town. Located around 1 km from Hoi An Old Town and 1 km from An Bang Beach. Guests can enjoy free WiFi access and free bicycles. The Nam An Villa Hoi An include 3 floors with 15 rooms equipped with luxurious furnishings equivalent 4 stars. All ample rooms are nonsmoking rooms with a private bathroom, free toiletries and a hair dryer With green designed and the pool in the middle.

The villa is new and very clean. Good location, easy walk or bike ride to the heart of the city and easy ride to the beach.

How much does a room costs at The Nam An Villa Hoi An?


Prices start 20$/night for Superior Queen Room. The Deluxe Queen Room with Pool View is 25$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This spacious suite has a spa bath and a dining area. The en suite bathroom includes a bathtub, shower facilities, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Where to book online – The Nam An Villa Hoi An –  LGBT Friendly Hotels Hoi An – you can find the best hotels deals in Hoi An during Hoi An Lantern Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Hoi An on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.