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Bamboo Sapa Hotel, Vietnam

by Roy Chambers (follow)
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This is a great hotel with amazing facilities. There are great rooms with amazing views and cheap rooms in a second building that let you have full access to all the hotel's facilities.

Sa Pa (also written as Sapa) lies in the mountains in the north east of Vietnam and is a great place to escape the heat and enjoy numerous local cultures. This charming town is cooled by a continuous mountain breeze that can turn chilly in winter but is refreshing in summer. The town itself was built by the French to facilitate trade with the numerous local villages that includes a patch work of different cultures, all within walking distance.

Bamboo Sapa Hotel is a luxury destination on the side of the valley. Though to be honest we stayed in the cheap rooms in the second building, however we had full access to the hotel.

The cheaps rooms are just that, cheap and shabby. Fittings were not always working, but the room was spacious, clean and comfortable enough.

We were lucky enough to get a glance at the full-priced rooms, and they were much better and still reasonably priced.

However the location is great, right on the edge of town with views down the valley, with markets, shops and massage parlours within a minutes walk and easy access to starting a walk down the valley.

The facilities are amazing. We didn't try the breakfast as there were too many other foods to try in the area, but it looked really sumptuous. Along with the food there are great views from the dining room.

There is a lounge/bar area that includes a pool table, sofas and showers. The showers are great because most people travel to and from Sa Pa using the overnight trains and buses so that you usually check out in the morning, spend all day sightseeing and then need a shower before boarding a bus or train.

There is also a great heated swimming pool. A great way to relax after hiking around the hills all day. It must be pure luxury in winter when the weather becoming cold.

Not only would I stay in this hotel if I returned to Sa Pa, I would definitely book the more expensive rooms.

#Luxury hotel
#Budget rooms
#Mid range rooms
#All budgets
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