We stayed at the Ecolodge about a year ago and have been meaning to write a review. I thought I should warn some other travelers regarding our experience there. Not sure if things have changed since then, but after looking at other recent reviews-- it doesn't look like anything has changed.
Beware of a female by the name of Huong from the main office in Hanoi. She blatantly overcharged us for several hikes/tours that we requested (found out later that she screwed us after researching). The food there was awful-- especially for the price. It is a buffet style, and if you arrive a little later in the night, you get cold, overpriced bland food. The resort is about 45 minutes from Sapa. So if you are interested in going to the Bac Ha market (which is recommended) it takes several hours to get there.
The only pros I have to say about the place are the views and the bungalow. I thought the bungalow was spacious and quaint.
So to sum it up, I would highly recommend staying somewhere else in Sapa. It would be a lot cheaper, you would have access to much, much better food, hikes/tours and things to do.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Bungalow stay at Topas Ecolodge is the perfect way to experience the remoteness and quiet of Northern Vietnam, its landscape, fresh air and ethnic minorities. Set deep in the spectacular Sapa valley, Topas Ecolodge has a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and across the scenic valley. As our guest you will enjoy all the comforts of a pleasant stay in an environment that is making a responsible and sustainable commitment to the nature and people of Sapa Valley. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Topas Ecolodge Sapa
- Topas Ecolodge Hotel Sapa