Hotel Review: Thai Binh Sapa Hotel, Sapa

Welcome to Sapa, a surprising place unlike any other in all of Vietnam.

The rice terraces just outside of Sapa

The rice terraces just outside of Sapa

Located in the remote north-western mountain range of Vietnam, Sapa is famous for its rugged scenery and opportunity to glimpse into the lives of ethnic minorities living in the region. Visitors enjoy a few days trekking around the area of Sapa, visiting traditional villages and admiring the dramatic mountains and rice terraced hills.

The entrance to Thai Binh Sapa Hotel

The entrance to Thai Binh Sapa Hotel

Located at the entrance of Ham Rong Mountain in the center of Sapa town, Thai Binh Sapa Hotel is a cozy and intimate family-run place. The staff are as welcoming as the burning fire in the lobby’s fireplace and their level of English is better than most of the other hotels in Sapa. Services at Thai Binh Sapa Hotel include transport arrangements between Hanoi and Sapa, transportation between Lao Cai train station and Sapa, trekking opportunities around Sapa and laundry. The complimentary breakfast was pleasantly filling and delicious, the perfect way to start the day!

The deluxe twin guestroom at Thai Binh Sapa Hotel

The deluxe twin guestroom at Thai Binh Sapa Hotel

With only eight rooms, all currently priced at $25 USD, guests at Thai Binh Sapa Hotel enjoy a type of hospitality usually reserved for family members and old friends. Opened in 2005, the guestrooms at Thai Binh Sapa Hotel are no-frills and minimally decorated with natural wood furniture, keeping with the natural surroundings of Sapa. Every room comes with private bath and hot water, heating unit, water kettle for tea or coffee, satellite television and wireless internet capability. The electric blankets are a special treat though, providing a much-needed warm and inviting retreat from the chill of Sapa’s mountain air.

Sapa attracts tourists for its opportunity to connect with the hospitality of the ethnic minorities in the region. Why not start your stay in Sapa with the family-run Thai Binh Sapa Hotel where hospitality and friendliness are the rules of living?

For more information on Thai Binh Sapa Hotel or to make your reservations on-line, please visit their website.

*Disclaimer: Although my stay at Thai Binh Sapa Hotel was sponsored by the hotel, this hotel review is an accurate and honest view on my experience there.

Would you stay at Thai Binh Sapa Hotel when you visit Sapa? Why or why not?

© Connie Hum 2011

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