“A community-minded gem set among rice fields, misty mountains and fascinating hill tribe people”
The 16 rooms are uniquely charming and gleam with polished floors, hardwood furnishings and modern-meets-local décor.
The Deluxe Mountain View rooms are cosy with heavy dark-wood furniture and floors offset by bright cushions, pillows and bed runners of local motif. For a little extra space, the Deluxe Pool View rooms open onto verandas overlooking the pool. While the Junior Suite gives you an enormous room with an equally large balcony on which to watch the sun set behind the hills.
Rooms come with a complimentary tasting of rice wine (caution is advised!), 2 bottles of water, fresh fruit, TVs with satellite channels, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and refrigerators. All bathrooms have a shower, a hairdryer and bathrobes.
Meals are served in the alluring open-air dining room with views over a lily pond to the distant hills.
Breakfast (included) consists of a buffet selection of breads, pastries, fruits, cereals, yoghurts and table service for either a traditional Western breakfast or Pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup.
Lunch and dinner follow pretty much the same formula: a soup and salad followed by a collection of meat and veggie dishes prepared Vietnamese style. This is generally topped off by a fruit-themed dessert. Our meal included a banana flower salad, pumpkin soup, chicken stewed in lotus seeds and an ask-for-seconds mango mousse. The food is plentiful and really tasty, but the flavours could start to get a bit repetitive by your third night. A break in the routine is a Saturday evening barbecue featuring grilled sausages and meats and well-prepared, full-of-variety salads. You can also request cooking lessons.
After a hard day's exploration, laze in the sun with a cold drink at the Veranda Bar. There's a snack menu if you're feeling a peckish, along with a wine cellar and a small selection of cocktails to sample.
Most nights, White Thai dancers take over the attached patio space and put on a charming exhibition of traditional dances.
Children are welcome here but they might get a little bored as there really isn’t much for them to do other than go on the excursions to the hill tribe communities.
Children under 4 years old stay for free, and children between 4 and 12 years old are charged at 50%. Thereafter charged as adults. Cots and extra beds are free and are available on request.
All rooms can fit at least 1 extra bed.
Babysitting is available by arrangement.
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking