In Your Words

“Wonderful experience”
What a wonderful experience at the Heron House. After a long day of travel there was nothing better than being greeted by Van Anh and Loic with refreshing cocktails and duck from their BBQ smoker! Also, our room (the beautiful Yellow Room) had scattered rose petals upon arrival, a beautiful touch for me and my fiancé. The staff was friendly and attentive, the food was delicious and fresh, and the drinks were perfectly made (pomelo infused gin…don’t mind if I do). Another stand out was the view of the rice fields, we arrived just as work had started in harvesting the rice, a really unique experience away from the hustle and bustle of Hoi An’s center of town. I can’t recommend this place enough for couples seeking peace and beauty.
(Jorge and Hilary, September 2016)

*****

Extraordinary house with extraordinary hosts”

Forget the five star deluxe hotels, find the real luxurious and personalised experience at the Heron House. This beautiful authentic villa, located in between the rice fields, is the best kept secret of Hoi An.
The bedrooms look gorgeous, they are all unique suites. Every detail is in the right place. I was there with a friend, but we said the suites look like honeymoon suites. When you wake up you can see the rice fields from your bed or your bathtub.
Every morning you can enjoy a delicious breakfast with fresh watermelon at the garden. After a day of sightseeing you can jump in the design pool and relax on a floating pineapple while enjoying one of their home made cocktails.
Did I already mention the hosts? Loic and Van Anh bring hospitality to the next level. They arrange special sightseeing tours, take you to the best tailor shop in town, cook delicious meals, will serve you the best cocktails and ensure that you feel relaxing and at home.
I will never forget this extraordinary house with these extraordinary hosts. I can truly say that the Heron House is paradise.

(Sophie and Marjorie, August 2016)

*****

Lilac gin… is sweet and heady…
Within this outpost of civilization and good taste, you will find wine, music, architecture, fluffy cotton towels, a gorgeous black-bottom infinity pool, and best of all, two perfect hosts and conversationalists, Loïc and Van Anh Diels. The staff, trained by your hosts and some of their international colleagues in the hospitality industry, is attentive and unobtrusive, which, as travelers familiar with Vietnam will know, is a perk not to be taken for granted. You will remember forever the rice paddies that sprawl into the mountainous distance around you; the loafing water buffalos, the perching storks. You’ll remember forever the house cocktails, conceived and executed by Loïc the artist, of lavender and rosemary infused gins. I say artist instead of “mixologist” because the latter term smacks of too much science. Nothing about this stunningly renovated French Colonial plantation house with gorgeous flooring and fixtures feels like cold, hard science even if your hosts both have masters degrees in hospitality and likely orchestrate very much when you aren’t looking. Finally, there’s the pricing. Belgian beers and imported wines are priced seemingly at cost. Guests will note a sense of honest restraint where they might elsewhere expect absurd mark-ups and service fees associated with, say, having food delivered or day trips organized. Here again we see that at Heron House the dismal science of life is suppressed, and the art of it set free.

(Travis and Camille, July 2016)

*****

“Pre wedding night and wedding night spent in luxury!”

We were so very fortunate to be able to stay at Heron House the night of our wedding, and I also stayed the night before. Getting ready for our wedding day in such a picturesque setting was just amazing!

We loved the music playing throughout the house, the delicious jug of Bellini and Loic’s peri peri chilli oil. The pool also served the purpose of calming the nerves, the night before, & for reminiscing the day after.

We can’t thank Loic and Van enough & will definitely be coming back some time!

(Kris and Natalie, July 2016)

*****

Amazing Hoi An Getaway

The attention to detail was evident. Loic and Van Anh were wonderful hosts and it was the perfect experience for my Dad and sister who were visiting Vietnam for the first time. It felt like we had most of the villa to ourselves even though there was another family there. The surrounding area is beautiful and you really feel like you are far away from the noise of the city. It was truly an amazing experience and I’m counting the days until I get to go back!

(Rachel and Aimee and Jerry, June 2016)

*****

“Honest charm & Beauty”

Heron House is located in a small village between the town and beaches of Hoi An. It is surrounded by endless rice paddies, replete with wild birds, water buffaloes and lots of ducks. The setting is so rare and special. This small hotel has three spectacular suites, a beautiful living-ding room with staffed kitchen. Outside we found a nice pool and great garden. Aside from Heron House itself it is the experience of riding on bicycles along the dikes that hold back the paddies, seeing and appreciating a truly rural scene that is only minutes away from the beach and from ancient Hoi An. The staff and hosts were great in every respect. We will return !

(Jean-Pierre and Tina, May 2016)