Not famous as other destinations on mountain paths in the northwest Vietnam as it came out in recent years, Mai Chau is a must-visit destination of many tourists. In Mai Chau travel guide, it is a perfect compromise for travelers who don’t have time to visit Sapa, but are keen to experience mountain paths.
Nestled in terraced paddy fields, gentle mountain slopes in Mai Chau that is an appearance of stilt houses. Therefore, it is no surprise that Mai Chau is considered as “village homestay”. That is also the nicest way to experience Mai Chau is by staying in traditional houses of local people. Listed among of the hotels in Mai Chau, we reviewed 3 best places to stay for your convenience.
Ban Lac (Lac village) and Pom Coong village are considered as home of traditional long houses for most travelers (called guesthouses or homestay) to Mai Chau. In facts, the income of minority communities is from farming and weaving by providing traveler accommodation. The stilt houses have been modernized to meet the needs of foreign visitors, with electricity, running water and shared and sit-down toilets, but no air-conditioning. They’re perfect for a night or two to experience once at least.
1. Guest house 1 – one of the best homestays and highly recommended by many tourists in Mai Chau travel guide
For those who would like to stay at guesthouse, the Guesthouse 1 is one of the best homestays and highly recommended by many tourists due to its convenient facilities, exception their service and attitude. As far as entering Lac village from the main road, a sign read “Mrs. Chung Welcomes You. Ecotourism Homestay” – that is Guest house 1. You have two choice between a large communal room and two smaller rooms with beautiful views. In comparison to other villages, showers in this guest house are not communal.
2. Sol Bungalows
Located in the heart of Mai Chau town, Sol Bungalows (www.solbungalows.com) is truly a little paradise. It offers well facilities with private balconies and a wide range of services for a bit of luxury. You can rent bike and ride around, through the rice fields. For family, request a swimming pool view, it’s actually a perfect experience to enjoy the panoramic valley.
3. Mai Chau Lodge – the best place to stay for those who look for staying in a plush accommodation.
For the most luxury accommodation in Mai Chau, the Mai Chau Lodge is the best choice for those who would like to enjoy both rural atmosphere and luxury services. All have balconies with cafe tables, get a room with pool view for the best views over the valleys. It’s certainly the most expensive boutique resort in Mai Chau.
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To sum up, the majority of Mai Chau villages are geared up tourism, either offering homestays or selling textiles. In Mai Chau travel guide, this destination may not appeal to hardcore travelers looking for a really authentic homestay experience. Nevertheless, Mai Chau is a perfect choice to escape from the craziness of Hanoi.
(Source: TripAdvisor, rustycompass.com)