Sao Mai hotel is one of those great finds, located in the heart of Bac Ha town, The hotel occupies an unprecedented location overlooking the stunning, pristine Bac Ha culture market. Sao Mai hotel stands out with its botique interiors, attentive personalized customer service and incomparable value for money, Sao Mai is a popular place to stay and the rooms are clean and pleasant. The hotel has three sections: an older recently built wooden houses and two big concrete building, the hotel offers 65 rooms with a range of accommodation
Bac Ha is a rural district of Lao Cai province in the Northeastern region of Vietnam. It is the capital of the region of the Flower h’mong, one of the 54 minorities of Vietnam and of the 6 groups of h’mong people.
Myself and my girlfriend stayed there for one night on our Easy Rider tour. Its a rather large complex. The staff were friendly and nice to us. We went down the road and found a quiet bar for a few beers. We ate dinner elsewhere. Breakfast wasn’t too bad. We would stay there again, it looked like the best option in that quiet country town.
Newly renovated the hotel is clean, comfortable and in a good location. A few blocks from the market area and on a quiet street it’s also near restaurants. We ate on the street with our driver and guide. 4 of us were stuffed with delicious food and well watered with beer for about $15.
Breakfast in the hotel was a bit odd: coffee, rolls, sweet rolls, pineapple. .and 3 fried eggs for two of us. It was all good but a bit odd. Our driver and guide were served noodles.
We were the only guests in the huge place. This did not surprise us because Bac Ha comes alive at its wonderful weekend market. We passed through mid week (in April 2014) on our way to Ha Kiang so did not expect much activity. The town is laid back. We saw none of those insistent and ear assaulting hawkers that mar Sapa, but also few people in traditional dress. Our guide said the latter changes at the weekend market when folks come into town.from the more remote communities.
chambre en bout de couloir donc calme,avec balcon donnant sur un verger,mais ouverture dans la salle de bains donnant…sur le couloir!!Literie médiocre.
Bon petit déjeuner,inclus,copieux.
Jeune homme à la réception super,anglophone,même qqs mots de français,trés serviable,même prévenant avec la senior que je suis.A téléphoné à l’hôtel à Hanoï pour ma réservation,et a appelé de lui-même la Cie de bus savoir où était l’arrêt à Hanoï.