We found this place after we were unhappy with the room we were offered at another hotel that we had pre-booked while in Hanoi. Looking back, this was the best thing that could have happened.
From the outside, it would be easy not to notice that rooms are available as Gecko appears to be just a cafe/restaurant. The rooms are really spacious and simply decorated in a traditional style. There is a wood stove in each room for the colder months and hot water is always available. Our room had a small balcony which overlooked the church and Fansipan mountains beyond.
The staff were really friendly and helpful to us. They even went as far as booking us some accommodation at Dien Bien Phu for our onward journey to Laos. There is wi-fi and internet available downstairs in the cafe area and tours and treks can also be booked from here.
Overall, I really cant think of any more you want from a place to stay in Sapa and it was the cheapest place we found in all of Vietnam.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the center of Sapa town next to the postal office, Le Gecko (Restaurant-Hotel) is known as a unique and trustful destination for tourists when they come to visit Sapa. With a special architecture of traditional French and Vietnamese, you will feel the warmth as soon as you put your first steps into this place and our people will make you feel like home, your 2nd home in Vietnam. ... more less
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