Topas Ecolodge Sapa Topas Ecolodge Sapa

Topas Ecolodge Sapa

Topas Ecolodge is now the only one of its kind in Vietnam. It has a perfect location – situated atop two cone formed hills, set deep in the spectacular Sapa valley of northern Vietnam.

About the lodge

Sapa has been becoming a major tourist destination of north Vietnam, a natural starting point for the unique experiences in the mountainous area, which includes the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, Indochina’s highest peak of Fansipan (3,143m) and 5 different hill-tribes, each one colourful, distinct, and with its own language and cultural values. Some of the villages, especially the more remote ones, are still largely untouched by modern ways of life.
 
The main attraction in Sapa is to visit the hill tribe’s villages. There are many unique opportunities to experience the hidden trails, breathtaking sceneries, unmixed culture and way of life…but without the availability of basic accommodation. You can either sleep in local houses, or in tents outside the villages. Here began our idea of building the Ecolodge. Topas Ecolodge is now the only one of its kind in Vietnam. It has a perfect location – situated atop two cone formed hills, set deep in the spectacular Sapa valley of northern Vietnam.
 
Topas Ecolodge is based on sustainable principles to ensure that the lodge has a minimum impact on the surrounding environment. We employ local people and use local products and goods, in order to bring economic benefits to the local community as well as we have implemented a wastewater facility to avoid pollution of the local area.

How it all started

It all started around 1993 when Topas Travel from Denmark arranged tours to the area in corporation with a local Vietnamese family. Together we got the idea for Topas Ecolodge in 1999. After investigating the area and applying for permissions the building project was launched in June 2003.
 
The main idea when we first started to consider building the lodge was to create a comfortable base near the minority villages. We wanted to offer a comfortable stay for our guests in a remote area, close to the local life. We felt that a full-service five star hotel would not be the right fit. So we built a simple base that would have the least amount of impact on the natural surroundings. When we first built here there was no electricity, no mobile reception and no internet. Much has happened since.
 
Topas Ecolodge opened in April 2005.

Topas Ecolodge is not to everyones taste

We want to be sure that we have presented ourselves as accurately as possible before you visit us. Therefore, there are some things you should know; Topas Ecolodge is situated 18 km outside Sapa town and the bus ride is approximately 45 min. We call it an “adventurous bus ride” mainly because the road conditions are not too good, but also because you’ll meet many of the ethnic minorities of this area and probably a few buffalos.
 
We call ourselves a ‘lodge’ because we are not an ordinary hotel. Our bungalows have no TV and no internet. But we do have a new infinity pool and a newly opened spa specializing in the traditional Red Dao herbal bath.
 
Our employees are very friendly, young people from the local minority tribes and not all are equally proficient in English.
 
We often experience break down of the power supply and during the rice planting season we struggle with the lack of water.
 
Sometimes the weather is clear and sometimes it’s cloudy – and it can be even muddy.
 
However, we have a very unusual location with a spectacular view and lots of unique trekking and mountain biking trails in our backyard. We invite people out here to experience Vietnam in a different way and to escape the busy city life for a true and quiet mountain getaway.
Topas Ecolodge consists of 33 stylish chalet-style stone bungalows in local white granite from Hoang Lien Mountains.
 
Each of the bungalows comes with its own spacious balcony overlooking an expansive vista of towering mountain peaks and stunning, rice terraced valleys. Meanwhile, the split-level suites offer an extra level of comfort.
 
Here you can read more about the different types and level of accommodation.

Executive Bungalow

 
Executive Bungalow
 
Overlooking Thanh Kim village to the north and with the Hoang Lien mountain range as a beautiful background; our 13 Executive Bungalows interior design is invitingly pleasant but simple, all with a private balcony for your comfort. All bungalows at Topas Ecolodge are the same size and built as rustic chalet-style single bedroom houses from local white granite. Our Executive Bungalows are equipped with Air Condition and Mini Bar.
 
♦ Size: 28.5 m2 plus a 6 m2 open private balcony.
 
♦ The maximum occupancy in our bungalows is 3 adult or 2 adult and 2 children under 12 years old.
 
♦ Extra bed is compulsory for 3rd adult or 2nd child.
 
♦ Baby cot is only available upon request.
 
♦ Amenities: Air-conditioning . Mini bar . Coffee and tea facilities . Mosquito net . Working table . Rain shower . Natural shower gel and shampoo . Hair dryer . Hight quality duvets . Heating blankets on request . Free Wifi in the main building of the lodge.

Premium Executive Bungalow

 
Premium Executive Bungalow
 
The 16 new Premium Executive Bungalows represents an upgrade to the existing 13 Executive bungalows. The bungalows are overlooking Thanh Kim village to the north and Mt. Silverstone as part of Hoang Lien mountain range. The bungalow got upgraded interior design which is invitingly pleasant but still simple, all with a private balcony for your comfort. All Premium Executive Bungalows at Topas Ecolodge are the same size and built as rustic chalet-style single bedroom houses from local white granite. Our Premium Executive Bungalows are equipped with Air Condition and Mini Bar.
 
It is possible to connect one Premium Executive Bungalow with a Suite Bungalow and share the connecting private terrace.
 
♦ Size: 29 m2 plus a 6 m2 open private balcony.
 
♦ The maximum occupancy in our bungalows is 3 adult or 2 adult and 2 children under 12 years old.
 
♦ Extra bed is compulsory for 3rd adult or 2nd child.
 
♦ Baby cot is only available upon request.
 
♦ Amenities: Air-conditioning . Mini bar . Coffee and tea facilities . Mosquito net . Working table . Rain shower . Natural shower gel and shampoo . Hair dryer . Hight quality duvets . Heating blankets on request . Free Wifi in the main building of the lodge.

Suite Bungalow

 
Suite Bungalow
 
Stunning view to the mountains, spacious stone bath and private terraces; the 4 new Suites are the best bungalow option.
 
Your suite is a two story chalet-style house. The entrance floor is set with a beautiful and modern living room, private balcony and a spacious toilet area including a natural stone bath, shower, toilet. The basement got a private layout with bedroom, connecting toilet and private terrace. In the 4 Suite Bungalows interior design is invitingly pleasant but simple. Our Suite Bungalows are equipped with Air Condition and Mini Bar.
 
It is possible to connect one Suite Bungalow with a Premium Executive Bungalow and share the connecting private terrace.
 
♦ Size: 56 m2, including private balcony, living room, bedroom and 2 toilets. In addition you got one private terrace including outdoor furnitures.
 
♦ The maximum occupancy in our bungalows is 3 adult & 1 child or 2 adult and 3 children under 12 years old.
 
♦ Extra adult using sofa bed: surcharge 40 USD per night
 
♦ Baby cot is only available upon request.
 
♦ Amenities: Air-conditioning in living room and bedroom . Mini bar . Espresso machine . Working table . Safety box . Hair dryer . High quality duvets . Slippers . Torch light . Mosquito net . Umbrella . Welcome drink . Evening ginger infusion . Massive stone bathtub . Natural shower gel and shampoo . Daily cleaning service .Turndown service . Kettle.

ROOM RATES: Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

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