How many times have you arrived at a hotel and realised it is nothing like what the advertisements say? To help you avoid that sticky situation, here are my honest opinion and independent reviews.
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Sapa Cozy 2 Hotel
The smile of the receptionist, Quan, greeted me when I arrived at the hotel. The bright, clean and spacious lobby was a welcomed change from the Hanoi hotels I’ve stayed in. There’s no lift in the hotel but Quan helped to bring my luggage upstairs to my room.
The room is big (think he mentioned I was upgraded?) with a big double queen size bed. The toilet is clean and big as well. There was a TV, fan, hair dryer, kettle, free tea and coffee. Slippers were also provided, which I needed because even though the room was clean, the floor was a bit dusty. I was afraid of mosquitoes at night and tried to close the windows, however one of them couldn’t close properly. But I realised that mosquitoes wasn’t an issue at all.
Sapa Cozy 2 Hotel is conveniently located at just a few minutes’ walk to the Sapa Stone Church (centre of the town) and 1 street away from the Sapa Lake. Local grocery stores, shops and food outlets could be found along the same street of the hotel or just opposite. Even though the hotel sits along one of the main streets, it is quiet at night although you can hear the traffic starts at around 7am in the morning.
The hotel also allowed me to use their guest bathroom on the ground floor when I came back from my hike for a shower before leaving on the night train.
For US$14/night, booked through Agoda it is value for money no doubt. I will consider staying here again if I return to Sapa but like in Hanoi, remind me to get a room not facing the street!
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