This is one of those places that would cost a fortune anywhere else in the world (not cheap by any means and certainly not by Vietnamese standards, but elsewhere this would have been way out of our budget).
No detail has gone unnoticed here, from flower petals on the bed to the Sapa region textile animals that adorn the stilt house.
We arrived very early after our overnight train from Sapa. Since our room wasn't ready, we were able to shower and rest in the stilt house (which is immaculately clean).
All of the meals were delicious and had good variety. The staff is friendly and happy to help you accommodate special needs.
We loved having our hands and feet soaked in herbs, and the herbal steam bath we had at night is something I wish I could bottle up and take back home.
Our room was beautiful and comfortable. We were just one couple and shared our building with a Danish couple and their son. The set up is ideal for a family with one or two children where the kids could have their own room and you could have an entire building for your family (there is a nice common area in between the two rooms).
The "church" where meals are served was moved to the site from another place. It is gorgeous. Our evening meal was set to candlelight in the courtyard -- I felt like we were on a tropical island.
The rice paddies and pond are misty and peaceful. I've never been anywhere like this before. What a terrific experience! It's amazing that it's only 1 hour from Hanoi. We also really enjoyed the cooking lesson!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you really care about Vietnamese culture and want to experience yourself the life of a traditional Hanoian, this is really the tour you can not afford to miss. Here comes a uniquely exciting tour for you to explore the true beauty of ancient Hanoi.A perfect place for family stay, weekend holidays and anyone who is in a big love with countryside and wants to get a real taste of Vietnam rural daily life and culture.Moon Garden HomeStay is located in Ky Son Village, Xuan Son Commune, Son Tay District, Hanoi, Vietnam. It is 55 km far from Hanoi Center and 4 km from Duong Lam Ancient Village and Mia Pagoda. There are two types of wooden houses in which:- 4 Ancients Wooden houses which are elegantly and comfortably restored with 8 rooms privately. - 1 Wooden House on Stilt - a Pile dwelling, typical house restored elegantly and comfortably which is a shared big house of 9 shared rooms. ... more less
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