We had only 2 nights in Danang and were looking for a hotel close to the My Khe beach. We love spending time on the beach. Our itinerary this time did not allow much beach time, therefore wanted to make the best of what we had. Sofia boutique hotel in Danang was close to the beach and had very good reviews on TripAdvisor. The unfavourable weather made it difficult to do any beach activity. But we enjoyed our short stay at the hotel.
Location of Sofia Boutique Hotel, Danang:
The hotel is about a km from My Khe Beach. We checked a number of hotels in the area before booking and realized that most of them did not have direct beach access. Some of them had beach view from the top floors, but the reviews were mixed. We had shortlisted Adamo Hotel on My Khe Beach and Sofia boutique hotel. Adamo hotel did not have any triple room with seaview and we decided to go with Sofia Boutique hotel. We did see Adamo hotel and the location was better than Sofia boutique for sure.
Sofia Boutique is in the busy street with most of the necessities closeby.
We were in a family room with two king beds. There was a small balcony overlooking the main road. The room had a flat screen TV, safe, AC, a pedestal fan, minibar, enough storage space and a kettle. Bathroom had a glass shower, hair dryer and rest of the toiletries.
Note that if you are a tea/coffee person, carry some milk powder with you. Similar to Hanoi Antique Legend Hotel, we could not find milk powder sachet here too. There are tea/coffee sachets and sugar; but apparently Vietnamese do not use milk in the tea.
Booking: Sofia Boutique hotel is available for booking on all major OTAs. The hotel does not have a website (as on January 2019). We booked through booking.com.
Sofia boutique hotel has free wifi and a travel desk. We booked our airport pickup through the hotel for 10 USD. They also have umbrellas that they offer to their guests if required.
We booked a car through them for our trip to Bana Hills and to Hoi An and the rates were very reasonable.
- Car to Bana Hills and back (small car for approx 8 hrs): 70000 VND
- Car to Hoi An, drop to the airport in the evening (small car for approx 8 hrs): 80000 VND
We read a number of posts about tourists being cheated by taxi drivers in Vietnam and therefore preferred to book directly through the hotel. The drivers in both cases were very good, though they did not know English. We used Google Translate to communicate with both of them 🙂
Restaurant at Sofia Boutique Hotel:
Breakfast is included in the booking and the restaurant is located in the ground floor. Breakfast is buffet style with a mix of continental and Vietnamese dishes. The vegetarian section comprised of variety of breads, fruits, juice and desserts. I tried the veg fried rice (with egg) and few other egg dishes and everything was very good.
They have elaborate menu for lunch and dinner. They also had a vegetarian section in the menu, but we didn’t find it very appetising. We instead went to Maharaja Indian restaurant few hundred mts away.
Staff and Service:
The staff at Sofia Boutique hotel is outstanding. They are always at the reception smiling and eager to help in whatever way they can. They even had suggestions of some veg and Indian restaurants for us in Danang and Hoi An.
I had informed the staff in advance that we were celebrating our son’s birthday in Danang. They had a small cake ready in the evening after we came back from Bana hills. The room was also decorated with balloons!
We were very happy with the personal touch the hotel staff brought. I will highly recommend Sofia Boutique hotel to anyone visiting Danang and looking for budget accommodation with a great service!