This is a nice hotel and probably has a great view but we went in January and it was really cold with a thick fog, visibility 75metres.
We'd booked a superior room and the room was good with a balcony, presumably to enjoy the view in better weather. There was a fire in the bedroom, which a charming 15 year old did his best to get going but all we managed was a small pile of smouldering ash which gave no heat and made all our clothes smell of smoke. All the hotel staff were wearing coats and scarves as we also were. The saving grace was the electric blanket on the bed where we huddled watching old films on TV!
Having said that, most of the other travellers we met told similar stories so I don't know where would be better. The hotel staff were very pleasant.
The advice is - wait until spring / summer to go to Sapa!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the breathtaking Muong Hoa valley, the Sapa View Hotel offers competitive rates for rooms with views of Mount Fansipan, the last major peak in the Himalayan chain and Indochina's highest mountain. Less than a five-minute walk from Sapa town's main shopping and restaurant area, Sapa View remains quiet and just off the beaten path. Wooden furnishings combined with locally-made decorative handicrafts provide a decor that is both modern and culturally specific to the area. With over fifty photographs and detailed descriptions of local customs lining entrances and hallways, Sapa View serves as a convenient gallery museum for its guests. Room amenities include bathrobes, a fireplace or electric heater, electric blankets and hair dryers for cold winter months, as well as flat-screen cable TVs, safes for valuables, tea/coffee/minibar and WiFi. Sapa View also offers a restaurant, bar, terrace, massage, bike rental, car hire services and free parking. All travel arrangements can be made through the hotel, including trekking and homestays in ethnic minority villages. Please inquire with the hotel for a full list of services. A partnership was recently made between Sapa View Hotel and the Sapa O'Chau community development project, which supports education of children and families from local tribes. As a guest of Sapa View you may support their efforts by responsibly purchasing from the craftstore or by scheduling a guided trek. There are also opportunities to volunteer during your stay. ... more less
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