Stayed here for 3 nights, arriving very early morning having just got off the night bus from Hanoi; arrived tired and grumpy, but once I arrived I received nothing but warmth and kindness. They had to clean the room before I could settle (as previous guests had recently just left) so they prepared for me breakfast which was exactly what I needed... a decent omelette and fresh baguette. Checked into the room and afterwards Mr Tom (the new owner of only one year) invited me on a free tour of Sapa town with his 18 month old daughter (who was utterly entertaining by the way) on the back of his moped. This was not expected and was great! Then he invited me to free lunch with his family - I'm starting to think there must be a catch - but there really wasn't. Eddie, one of the other workers, was such a nice guy as well [although a Chelsea fan!) ;-)
The second day I decided to go to Cat Cat village, and Mr Tom drove me to a friend of his to have some tea, which was on the way... again another nice little surprise. He would always invite me for dinner/lunch with the family which was a real nice gesture, and which I often took.. even a friend of mine who didn't stay at the hotel came round to see me was offered lunch.
The room itself was really quite nice with a great view. The only issue would be the shower which does not have an accurate thermostat, so once you get to a preferred temperature, it would rise and occasional adjustment would be needed, but no biggy! Location of the hotel is on a side street to Cau May.... perfect location.
I really cannot recommend this hotel highly enough as it is the family that really make it legendary! Good luck Mr Tom, hope you have every success! :-)
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