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“Facilities could be better but great service and awesome view!” 3 of 5 stars
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Royal Hotel
Cau May St., Sapa, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #12 of 39 Hotels in Sapa
Singapore, Singapore
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“Facilities could be better but great service and awesome view!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We arrived on 14 Dec morning. Had our breakfast while savouring the great view outside too.

Requested for rooms facing the mountains and our wishes were granted.

There's no heater in the room so I guess winter is the not the best season to stay in this hotel? Other facilities, esp the toilet, also needs to be improved in order provide better comfort.

Nonetheless, the good waiter at their restaurant compensated for the "could-be-better hardware".
My boyfriend and I are vegetarians, the waiter were very patient in listening to our requests and making sure what we could or couldn't eat. Their vegetables and tofu were very fresh! Heard from the manager that they had their own vegetable garden.

We checked out on the third day morning but left our luggages in the hotel as we were heading for a trekking in Sapa. After trekking, we went back to the hotel and they gave us a room to rest and to take a bath. This service was free! Maybe other hotels also have this kind of service but still, we're really grateful for that!

The hotel is located in Sapa town and surrounded by many shops hence making shopping quite convenient.


Would give a rating between 3-4 stars for this hotel.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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FRANCE
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4 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We were so lucky to choose our stay in Sapa at Sapa Royal Hotel. It was a very good hotel really. Room was large, clean and having good views through the window. Staff could not be better, especially Mr. Ky- Manager of the hotel. He's helpful and know how to treat guests in details- very professional. We will come back and Royal Hotel will still be our next choice.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ha noi
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights and were really happy. Good location and view from the room.
Very satisfied with breakfast and hotel staff here (especially the female receptionist).
Room's clean and large with window (Though it would be better if there were some decoration inside the room, that's the only negative point here)
Recommend to stay here.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton England UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Stayed here for 1 night. There was loud music playing in the basement night club right below our room. They turned it down after we complained but it went back up after 5 mins. We changed rooms only to find a building sight outside so were woken at 7.30am by the noise. The rooms were clean but many features broken and a lot of loose and exposed wiring. Staff not particularly helpful and seemed to spend a lot of time sitting around watching TV and playing on the computer.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Organised as part of our tour to Sapa. Breakfast was nice but the service was quite poor. Nowhere in the hotel seemed to have heating except for direct heaters (pretty much spotlights which only warmed us when we sat in the narrow line of fire). Originally our room didn't have a heater but the tour operator went and got us one. The light was so intense that we couldn't sleep with it on. There was no way of keeping the room warm in possibly minus temperatures. This made our experience in an otherwise stunning town quite unpleasant.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Almere, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

We stayed here in January 2012. It was very cold and rainy when we were there and it was very very cold in the hotel. We only got a small heater in the room which only gives direct heat. Therefore we could not warm our room properly and the whole room was damp of the cold and rain. We could also not dry our clothes properly because of the damp in the room and the fact that we did not have a proper heater.
The dining room was also very cold and they only had a local heater which did not work properly either. The staff was also not informative. We booked a tour with them through our hotel in Hanoi and the hotel staff at Royal Hotel only informed us on the time we should be down, but for example did not tell us we had to check out. So we went down without our luggage and then they told us we had to check out. And to top it all the guide was then annoyed with us and told us us to hurry up. That was very annoying.
Further, food in the hotel is ok, but there are way better places to eat in Sapa than in the hotel. Also, the staff is not very friendly. We ordered a set dinner option and then they brought out a totally different set menu. When we said we ordered something else, the first reaction of the waitress was that her brother was already cooking so we should eat it. We refused and then eventually we did get the correct menu.

All in all, I would not recommend this hotel or the tour organised by the hotel. There are many hotels in Sapa which are better than this one. Especially when the weather is as bad as it was when we were there.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Part of our trip included Sa Pa.
We stayed at the Royal Sa Pa as arranged by our tour opporator.
The food was fantastic, and the highlite of the hotel; unfortunately that is where it ends.
We found the staff to be young and likely inexperienced. They were more interested in playing computer games than in serving us. One meal we saw the waitress once, when she took our orders, and someone else delivered them. The music was the asian version of Titanic on repeat, with the sound effects of the computer game she was playing coming through the same speakers. The room was average with no real problems but no real comfort either. There was no hot water, only a luke warm trickle for 5-7 minutes at a time. If not for the food, this would have been a most miserable experience.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cau May St., Sapa, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Lao Cai Province > Sapa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #12 of 39 Hotels in Sapa
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