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“Good choice in Sapa” 3 of 5 stars
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Sapa Summit Hotel
Thacbac Road | Sapa Town, Sapa, Vietnam   |  
Ranked #18 of 41 Hotels in Sapa
Bangkok
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4 hotel reviews
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“Good choice in Sapa”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Good start for Sapa trips.I stay because of it's bundle in tour packages that's I bought at Hanoi didn't expect much at first but I love dinnet set especially spring roll set there are a lot of tourist here little bit far from town by foot I never stay on the hotel much Sapa had much more thing to see than staying in the hotel.
Sleep well,clean,friendly staff,yummy food that's in here and no need for more.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Enjoyed my stay here. The room was a little cold, but then they have heated blankets. Felt very warm at night. Also the showers are super hot and u can make hot drinks at room.
The food was a lot more than I could eat. With a tour I got 3 meals a day and they all were good.
Lovely location, great views from restaurant.
Also my Trekking guide was fantastic. Enjoyed Sapa tour a lot.
Sometimes I felt they are not very organised but in general everyone's got everything. And staff was trying the best to make guest feel welcomed.

Room Tip: Stayed in room on 3rd floor but without balcony. Would recommend to book one with balcony - great vi...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Incheon, South Korea
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Now I know that it being winter and all that it was my mistake to travel all that way to stay in THIS hotel. BUT. I was lied to in hanoi, and I went anyway.
We arrived early morning and it was incredibly unorganised. Its was also BITTERLY,BITTERLY cold. No matter what any salesman in Hanoi tells you....its freezing cold! The rooms themselves are fine. Its the insalation that is problimatic. I had a window with a hole in it! Now, the other problem is that the hotel KNOWS that it is cold, and chooses to exploit it. Everything costs money. If you want a heater $5. If you want boots $2. If you want a raincoat $3. So on and so forth. Because its popular with the booking agents, groups of tourists arrive, and they take full advantage of numbers...they dont care about service, because at the end of the day....they will make "enough Dollah".
The staff is rude, and has a "I dont care" attitude. One staff member even screamed at me.
I am sure that SAPA is real pretty in summer, but dont attempt to do it in winter. Its miserable. You cant see anything because of the mist. And its freezing!
The people in the North have also come to know that tourists are cash cows...and try and take full advantage of it....unfortunately.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Just returned after 2 day trip, Hotel freezing cold and no heater in room. Set menus in dinning room: poor quality food; used lots of oil; certainly not a promotion for local cooking. Dreary surroundings with unhelpful staff. Old fittings in reception, bedrooms and bathrooms. Out of townbn location,
Weather was terrible; a lot if mist and rain and there was no plan 'B' for the treks which were muddy and dangerous in places, Local villages were staffed by aggressive sellers,
Overall: don't book this hotel and be wary of visiting Sapa in winter. Head for something in town which has some good restaurants and some night life.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Arrived from Hanoi, by overnight train oranised by Singh Travel (dodgy operator) to this hell hole of a hotel..The program was to shower "ha ha ' no hot water no soap in the dirty bathroom.. Then a breakfast of leftover cold food scraps in this shables of a morgue.they call the a food hall.Then off for a !5km walk "ok' good guide. Back to the coldest hotel in asia, with that nice decor of tiles on floor and walls heavy with condensation. Staff are unfriendly and have the attitude if you dont like it leave and that is what we did. I have traveled for 30 years in asia and this hotel rates in the 3rd worst. Just to top this experiance, the guy from this establishment lost our train tickets for the night train back, and then asked for a reward after finding them again. Wow you have to watch these guys...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I stayed there on December 9 2012. The view is the best thing about this hotel, definitely, however I will not recommend it to anyone: the room was very basic, and extreemly cold. They provide you with an electric sheet for your bed, but the room itself is freezing (5c/42f outside) and you need to PAY EXTRA FOR A HEATER. I travel a lot and I have never heard of any place that charges you extra for heating. Besides this issue, this is not a 2 star hotel - 1 star or less, no carpets, old furniture, no real looby, food hall rather than a restaurant, very, very basic food, very few alternatives to rice dishes and mass usage of cooking oil in every dish. There is nothing to do after 8 pm, in or around the hotel - it's about a mile from the city center, and when it's cold and foogy there's no way you'll walk there. Staying at the town's center is a much better option, I wish I've done it.

Room Tip: if you must stay there, ask (in advance) for a room with a balcony
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

The first look at the hotel shows you the tip of the iceberg. The reception is on the third floor. Rooms are located from there down to the first floor with the restaurant on the ground floor. The weather was chilly and damp with no heat in the rooms but the heavy comforters were sufficient. There's an outdoor elevator that's a bit tempermental. There is a lovely garden outside the restaurant from which one can see gorgeous views of the valleys below when it's clear. They feature a good menu selection; a unique breakfast in that there are cups with honey already in the bottom for the special tea drinkers! This is an all world first! The staff is geared to the Trekkers and rightfully so. The trail guides are actual members of one of the ethnic tribes you are about to visit. Sean, the manager of the hotel, is a bilingual, American who is especially efficient and helpful. It was a unique and happy experience and we're look forward to doing it again.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Thacbac Road | Sapa Town, Sapa, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Lao Cai Province > Sapa
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Ranked #18 of 41 Hotels in Sapa
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Number of rooms: 170
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