We booked our tour from the Jasmine Hotel, Hanoi, through the tour agency SapaPathfinder, who arranged for us everything from the train tickets, bus pickup from the Lao Cai station to Sapa, etc. We were led to the Hoang Ha Hotel for breakfast and wash-up and storage of our main luggages before going on our trekking and homestay in Ta Van village. Hoang Ha was not appealing to us for our stay-up after the trekking, fortunately we had insisted to our agency in Hanoi that we wanted to stay in Fansipan View.
For a budget-to-mid range hotel, Fansipan View provides excellent value. The room we stayed in on the 3rd floor is clean, has heater, and a nice and big bathroom with (very) hot water and glass partition. it seems that after May 2011 they have renovated/refurbished the whole place, so the pathetic situations that some other travllers complained about prior to this were not experinced by us at all.
Due to the winter season, the town quite foggy most of the time, so not much view can be seen from our room. On clear days, i think those hotels along the road that leads to the Cat Cat Village might have a better view on the Cat Cat Village valley, though i'm not sure about the view from other rooms as maybe they would give good views too (need other travellers to fill it in here.)
The staff are very nice, they are willing to do most things for us, and always with big smiles. The only down side is that this place don't have lift-but then it is not that high so it should be ok, and i think they don't seem to carry luggage for guests (maybe because we stayed just one floor above the lobby), if others got different treatment please correct me here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fansipan View hotel is one of those great finds, located up a quiet alley way so there is no traffic noise, but it is close to markets and all the Sapa attractions, 100m far from the Church; a nice boutique hotel with 15 tasty rooms. The hotel occupies an unprecedented location overlooking the valleys of Sapa and the imposing Fansipan Mountain. ... more less
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