Karma Cay Tre is located about 4km from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An old town, where all the buzz catering to tourists is. You can walk, cycle or take a cab there for 60, 000 Dong.
The resort is for members only and Steve, an Australian, runs it.
Our room is huge and unlike other timeshare resort, is cleaned daily, with breakfast provided free. I guess that makes up for the daily room tax of US$7.
There’s full bath amenity of toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoos, conditioner, soap, shower gel and moisturiser. Fitflops are provided in place of bedroom slippers, for use in the pool. I like that the hot water is quick and shower strong.
The resort houses a quaint ancestral temple on its ground, where Buddhist chants recording is played daily.
There’s a small pool where we congregate for Happy Hours at 4pm, chatting and admiring the river next to it, until dusk, when the mosquitoes appear. On Monday, there’s free beer and light refreshments of BBQ chicken wings and vegetables kebab.
We had three dinners at the hotel, which I must say had a higher standard than the restaurants outside. The food here was delicious and i highly recommend the daily specials which are not in the menu (Another blog.) Guests are given a 25% discount which makes dinning in house attractive.
I like the attention to details paid to the comfort of the guests. Beds were turned down daily, and we had a lemongrass essence burner to ward away mosquitoes which also left our room smelling like a spa.
We had pool side massages which although slightly dearer, were so much better than what you pay near the old town. And the other guests could vouch for that too.
While I don’t mind staff lounging around when no one’s around, the restaurant staff lounged about looking at their phones or chatting loudly as if they were at home, even when guests were around, taking up rest space meant for guests.
The reception staff were much better, greeting you and arranging for taxi, tours and transfer with quick efficiency, one even reminded me to dress warm for my tour to Ba Na Hills. (https://vickychong.wordpress.com/2018/12/07/in-the-grasp-of-buddhas-hand-ba-na-hills/)
Special mention to gardener Tran Nah, whom I see weeding but never failed to greet us or help us with our luggage.
A delightful place to chill out indeed for a week.