Loc Phat Villa Hoi An is run by Mrs. Linh, whose husband’s family has lived on the property for four generations over the last century. It’s named after her sons, Loc (Luck) And Phat (Development). And of course, not to be outshone, when their daughter Crystal was born in 2013, they named the restaurant after her. Linh’s roots stretch back to a small fishing village near Hoi An. Linh says to have established the first professional homestay in Hoi An. The skills she perfected during the years she worked in the hospitality industry prior to establishing Loc Phat, are visible in the excellent day to day operation of the Homestay-Villa.
Stay at Loc Phat and you will notice the family’s impact on every aspect of life. Linh’s children, nieces, and nephews play outside, Linh’s father-in-law stands aged and smiling as security, her sister greets you at the reception desk, her cousin serves you a complimentary breakfast, and Linh’s aunt cleans your room. At Loc Phat, we welcome you to our extended family.
”We respect everything we have, because we are very lucky to have it. Loc Phat is more than just a business for our family, it’s a way of life,” says Mrs. Linh.
The Homestay-Villa has recently added brand new buildings to its complex, so visitors no longer live within Linh’s home. You have your own beautiful modern private rooms to retire to, all built around a tranquil garden. However, interaction with the family is still a large part of the experience, and any guest who wishes to sit down for a chat or simply observe is greeted with open arms and a smile.
Linh is an intrepid and well versed cook. Often exhibiting her skills for the dinners is something Linh enjoys.
Cooking classes are offered by Linh to both Loc Phat guests as well as to people outside the Villa. Classes include the famous Hoi An Cao Lau noodles (made from a secret recipe that is known to only one family in Hoi An), green mango salad, fresh spring rolls, and the famous Hoi An pancakes.
Linh takes great pleasure in talking with guests. She spends hours interacting with anyone who has a question or is curious about the Hoi An way of life.
Linh will organize any manner of outings for her visitors, from excursions to a lantern making shop, a trip to a local market for ingredients used in the cooking class, or mundane things like arranging taxi service to the airport.
Loc Phat Villa Hoi An likes to give back to the community. Every year Linh and her husband, Quoc, sponsor the education of two children, one from Linh’s fishing village and one from Hoi An. Since there is no such thing as a free public school system in Vietnam many children, especially the third or fourth born in any family, are in danger of missing out on a formal education. Linh was one of only five children to go to school in her village, giving her deep empathy for the plight of uneducated children in the region. In addition, Loc Phat gives away a bicycle to one lucky child at the end of every year.
If you haven’t already gathered, Loc Phat Villa Hoi An, and the family living there and operating it will offer you a family-friendly stay in Hoi An. If you want to experience an authentic slice of Vietnamese life within Hoi An City, book a stay at Loc Phat. You will be welcomed to the family with big smiles and open arms.
We thank you for choosing Loc Phat for your stay in Hoi An.