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Hmong Mountain Retreat

018 Phan Si Pang St | 6km outside Sapa, Sapa 19999, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The mountain retreat is 6km outside of Sapa and quite a trek uphill if you want to walk it, there are a couple of free mini bus trips between their restaurant in Sapa and the retreat but there could do to be more. The retreat is in an amazing location providing you aren't sitting in the clouds (warm clothes are... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

There's no doubt, the scenery is magnificent - unlike anything I have seen. Two nights on a mountain side in a traditional hut was an experience to say the least. Unfortunately the start left a little to be desired. When arriving at Lao Cai Train station after a 10 hour train ride, weary and bewildered, it was pure luck that... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I made the mistake of coming here in winter. The rice paddies were fallow and the mist hung heavy in the air. At times we could barely see a metre or two in front of us. To add to that it was freezing. I knew I was booking an authentic experience and had packed warm clothes but really struggled once... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay here. The place is dominated by the spectacular view down the valley through rice terraces. We had chosen bungalow 1 which has the only uninterrupted view. We have never stayed anywhere with such a vista visible from our bed and from our terrace. It really is the most stunning outlook and it is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This is a difficult review to write as we experienced both the very good and the downright bad. First let's be clear, we paid 65 dollars for the room, 30 dollars each for the trek to get there and then 15 dollars each for the meal - a total of 155 dollars which is significantly more than the Oriental Suite... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This place is very different than any other place we stayed at during our travel. The bungalows are very simple and the showers and toilets (2 of each) are only in the main house. Nevertheless it was great to stay close to the nature and enjoy the great view if the valley. The minus point for dirty bed linen, but... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This was our second weekend trip to Sapa and we had heard a lot about the Mountain Retreat from friends in Hanoi. We were travelling with young children and, as the Retreat was reputed to be basic, we opted to stay one night there and one night at a sister property in town. The combination worked very well. The retreat... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

What do you do after a 10 hour train journey from Hanoi to Sapa - your girlfriend is in tears because the guy didn't pick you up at the train station in Lao Cai as promised... You write a balanced tripadvisor review and hope the owner will write a reply for all to read, explain what happened and more importantly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Sapa itself has turned into a mess of hotels and mediocre restaurants but the cultural and physical landscape around Sapa remains beautiful. Apart from a Hmong homestay, which can be difficult to arrange in advance, the Hmong Mountain Retreat is the way to go. A few things will enhance your stay: 1.) When you arrange your treks (which you're required... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

After having the cooking class at the retraeat, we´ve decided to stay here for one night. And that was one of the best decisions of our journey. We slept in a small hut in the middle of the paddy fields, having a very extraordinary view to the landscape and the rice harvest. If you´re looking for a quiet stay chose... More

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Also Known As:
Hmong Mountain Retreat Hotel Sapa
Hmong Mountain Retreat Hotel
Address: 018 Phan Si Pang St | 6km outside Sapa, Sapa 19999, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Lao Cai Province > Sapa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 Specialty lodging in Sapa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ultimate mountain hideaway overlooking the breathtaking terraced rice fields of Sapa.The H'mong Mountain Retreat is made up of a number of buildings: the large 85 year old stilt house, five rammed earth bungalows and one 70 year old H’mong House.Indulge in rare quality time with your loved ones in this natural setting; it’s as close to nature as you can possible imagine...Retreat to the serenity of your hill top bungalow and experience Sapa in its true beauty.Made entirely of sustainable products from the land; a mixture of clay walls, palm leaf thatching and palm tree wood flooring gives a true sense of being wrapped in nature, while the hand woven cotton bedding made by the indigenous tribes of northern Vietnam and Laos ensure comfort and warmth. Slip into a deep slumber.Choose either a Hill Top Bungalow for two people or a two bedroom H’mong House sleeping up to four. Breakfast is included each day...Throughout our properties we encourage our guests to make conscious decisions, which impact their holiday destination in a positive spirit.We believe our organisation has a responsibility to give back to the local community. By staying, dining or trekking, we show you how easy it is to travel with generosity and to give back...Don't forget to visit our other properties! ... more   less 
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