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“Such a relaxing trip!”
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Green Hope Lodge
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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“Such a relaxing trip!”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Stayed at Green Hope Lodge for 2 nights and it was the best choice we have made! Luan and his family have been very kind and made sure we had the best experience in Cat Tien as they provided information about the park and were very helpful with our questions. We arrived late in the afternoon and they had cold refreshments ready for us. Our room was spacious enough for the 2 of us (could fit 4 people) and was clean with fresh sheets and towels. Food at the lodge was delightful. We even played some card games with Luan and his family in the evening and were just enjoying and having a good laugh the whole time! Green Hope Lodge is a few hundred meters from the ferry terminal so there was no hassle going to Cat Tien National Park. Overall, a relaxing experience and when you are going to Cat Tien, I highly recommend Green Hope Lodge. Two thumbs up!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

Describing Green Hope you really have to use some of the superlatives... First of all, it is on a great place, few mins from the river you have to cross to get to the park. In an orchard. Near the river. Calm. Nice. Also, the place is quite new, hence the accomonadtion is very comfortable, generous in space, hot water, clean...Good food (recomend tofu with tomatoes!). Also, as all the guys here say, the stuff is very polite and - honest (to illustrate: I left my mobile phone in a car that took us from Green Hope to the airport in HCMC and realized after almost an hour after the car had left. I called the lodge, the lodge called the driver, the driver found my phone and after an other hour the driver arrived to the airport with my phone, smiling - well, at Green Hope, they are really great...)


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How we got there: We took a bus from HCMC, particularly from Mien Dong bus station (you get the tickets for the bus to Nam Cat Tien at the window no 4 or 5. It was 85 000 dong each ). The bus was leaving at 2 pm, I think. Naturally, it was comfortable enough, but do not expect any air con or so...
We showed the gentleman whose job was to get peoople on and off the bus the sign of Green Hope and asked him to kick us off the bus there, he did so and so it was easy :). The journey took about 5 hours or so.

Park:
Well, once you stay behind the borders of the park, it will not be easy to get to the park before 6 am, uness you booked a guided tour. With the guide you can go as soon as 4.30. Without the guide the first boat crossing the river is there for you at 6:30 am or so.

Animals:
We saw a hudge elephant and one family of gibbons... Ok, we didnt. But we saw the rare pheasant, that was nice. And heard the gibbons. That was also nice.

Crocodile Lake:
Went on bikes rented from the park - well, také your time to choose the right bike, half of those seemed to be broken. The lake is wonderful. No crocodiles, of course, but if you love lakes, you will love this one, too. :)

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

My partner and I are riding through Vietnam on our own motorcycle. We rode from Saigon up to the national park. We stumbled across the Lodge by door knocking for accommodation. The staff here are fantastic, very friendly and accommodating. Our river view bungalow was very spacious and comfortable and we had everything we needed. We were luck to share our bungalow with a huge geko who lived in the eves of the ceiling in the bathroom. He was very noisy at night with his mating call. But this made our stay even better and unique. We woke up to the sound of Gibbons calling each other over the other side of the river. The breakfast was superb in fact all the food was freshly cooked to order and drinks were very cheap. We paid $25 for a night stay which was reasonable as other accommodation we found was around $25 per person. The while experience was fantastic if we could of stayed longer we would of, however we needed to ride to Dalat and its over 5 hours on the bike so we decided to hit the road and stay half way in Bao Loc. The ride up to Bao Loc is also amazing and defiantly worth the trip.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

It cannot be overstated - this has to be one of the nicest experiences a traveller could ask for. The rooms are spacious and comfortable - most overlooking the river and if you're lucky you'll also get to hear the gibbons too. You're also right next to the entrance to the park so it's a perfect base for a day trip.

The staff may just be the nicest people we've ever met. Very helpful and welcoming. A stay here will be the highlight of your trip.

Fin and Kirsty (UK)

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

I spent 3 nights here after only planning to stay for one and in all of my travels around the world I have never experienced hospitality like I did at Green Hope Lodge! Apart from the amazing sights and sounds of the national park, what a pleasure it was to spend time with the staff at the lodge - they are among the coolest people I have ever met and certainly made my visit to Cat Tien more memorable than I could have imagined. They absolutely took care of everything, above and beyond their responsibility and I am eternally grateful to them all for doing so!

After spending three days here I felt totally relaxed, inspired and refreshed and I wished I could have stayed longer.

I also highly recommend visiting the Monkey Sanctuary during your visit to Cat Tien, a truly inspirational place with fantastic staff and, I believe an essential experience for anyone who cares about the wildlife of the National Park and the work they do with endangered species. It's amazing.

Room Tip: Don't be upset if you have a noisy gecko in your room - you are very lucky :)
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

This was an amazing experience. The staff greeted us with cold lemonade and corn on cob. They were very welcoming. Our room had fridge and air conditioning and mosquito net. They arranged a guide for our day at Cat Tien Park. Their meals were always fresh and very tasty. We were confused as to how we would get to the Mekong Delta from Cat Tien in one day. They arranged a sleeper bus to pick us up and the motor bike taxis stayed with us to make sure that we got on the right bus. I really can't say enough, except that if you plan a trip to Cat Tien, you must stay here.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

Green hope lodge is right on the river side set back from the road, the accommodation is simple, rustic and clean.

The staff are friendly and very helpful, they really strive to make your visit enjoyable.

The food is lovely and the setting is perfect.

Location is a short walk (about 500m) away from the entrance of Cat Tien National Park.

During our stay in Vietnam - having stayed in numerous places, green hope has definitely been one of the most memorable with cicada chirps and the distant calls of the golden cheeked gibbons, what more could you ask for!?

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Green Hope Lodge
Address: Hamlet 4, Nam Cat Tien ward | Tan Phu district,, Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Lam Dong Province > Cat Tien National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Cat Tien National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Hamlet 4, Nam Cat Tien Commune, Tan Phu District, Dong Nai Province, Green Hope Lodge was situated along stretches Dong NaiRiver separates The villages and the Cat Tien National Park. With total area of 1.5hecta, the lodge next to Tien Island is a place to rescue and protect rare species of primates in Vietnam as well as in the world, especially the golden-cheeked species. Covered around the lodge are mountains, Orchards and bamboo trees swaying in the wind. With its location and quiet atmosphere from fresh steam of Dong Nai river with Gibbon or dawn chorus by hundreds of species ofbirds will give you an unforgettable experience when you enjoy at Green Hope Lodge. The lodge consists of six rooms near a river and four garden view rooms. Moreover, Greenhope was designed and built to take full advantage of the classical style with ancient wooden houses but still convenience. The professional staff and attentiveservicewill bring satisfaction to you in GreenHope. GreenHope is nearby Cat Tien National Park with a 10-minute walking to explore the largest remaining primeval forest in Vietnam. Let's join with us to protect the environment, rare plants and extinct animal species. Welcome to GreenHope ! You will have a full of interesting and useful trip. ... more   less 
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