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Tam Coc Garden is located in the midst of the lush Tam Coc countryside, south of Hanoi. A tranquil oasis away from the city, this charming hotel combines eco-tourism, friendly service and a real cultural experience
Tam Coc Garden is a small and quiet hotel, fitting for its tranquil setting. There are just sixteen guestrooms housed within eight bungalows, ranging from Superior, through to Deluxe and Premium, with the differences largely being the quality of the views - either of the garden or the rice fields and limestone peaks. All of the rooms have private terraces and feature natural materials such as bamboo and stone to reinforce the focus on the surroundings, however all are also tastefully decorated and very comfortable.
The restaurant at Tam Coc Garden offers fantastic views of the natural landscape, and fresh, seasonal food is served while you enjoy your surroundings. Expect a colourful fusion of flavours and dishes which are predominantly local, but with occasional western variations. Food can also be served on the rooftop, poolside or as the sun sets over the neighbouring mountains.
Aside from relaxing in the wonderfully zen garden and swimming in the pool, a stay at Tam Coc Garden is all about getting out to explore Tam Coc area. Activities on offer range from fishing to cooking classes, learning to weave bamboo to Sampan rowing classes; all involve interaction with the local communities and make for great cultural experiences. This area, and specifically the Van Long Nature Reserve, is also referred to locally as 'Halong Bay inland' due to the labyrinthine waterways and lush limestone karsts.
Why we love it
Avoid the other tourists at Halong Bay and explore the beautiful hidden gems of Van Long Nature Reserve instead.
Katie, Original Traveller