This holistic spa retreat, in the heart of Hoi An old town is a unique resort, integrating elements of the local surroundings and culture into its architecture, design and guest experience. Meaning ‘soul’, alma refers to an authentic experience and a journey of discovery.
The hotel comprises of 138 spacious and comfortable bedrooms, which are equipped with all the modern comforts one would expect with either town or courtyard views. A minimalist unassuming style combined with traditional artful wooden furnishings creates an elegant ambience within each room, and the en-suite bathrooms are equipped with beautifully ornate bathroom fixtures. Compact eco-friendly amenities are kept neat and simple to compliment the style of the rooms. The duplex rooms are perfect for younger guest, couples and single travellers, offering comfortable privacy with each room comprising a separate living room with the bedroom located upstairs. The top suite, called My Alma, is a spacious VIP suite with a capacity of up to six adults, it is ideal for families or groups of friends.
The Almanity’s My Chi Wellness & Spa is the largest and most well-known in Hoi An; there are 40 treatment rooms (also available to non-guests) and an expert team of therapists who are trained across a range of holistic treatments. To complete your stay, a complimentary holistic spa journey is included for each night at the hotel, allowing guests to experience a treatment inspired by ancient traditions with distinct focus and benefits.
Dining at Almanity is a delight; Four Plates Restaurant takes guests on a culinary journey across the world with four international show kitchens serving authentic Japanese, Italian, Vietnamese and grilled fare. The Blue Bottle Bar Café offers infused drinks and tea tonics, while the Blue Teapot Terrace serves light bites, cakes and pastries.
Hoi An Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with another two, My Son Cham ruins and Hue Citadel, close by. The hotel is a short walk from the old town or a quick cycle to the countryside where guests can explore scenic rice fields and coconut plantations. After a day of exploring the local sights, the sun terrace, loungers and salt-water swimming pool provide a welcome escape from the heat, while the powder-white sandy beaches of Cua Dai and An Bang are the ideal place to relax under a palm tree with a lunch of fresh local seafood.
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.
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