Where to find our hotel?
HANOI - LAO CAI TRANSFER The most comfortable way to go to Sapa from Hanoi is to take the trains. There are buses leaving several times a day from "My Dinh" bus station, buses also pick up tourists from the hotels in the Old Quarter. If you like adventures you can rent a motorbike and drive up to Sapa, a beautiful 10 hour- drive.
Most of the tourists who visit Sapa, travel from Hanoi to Lao Cai by night train, leaving in the evening from Hanoi and arriving at Lao Cai train station in the early morning.
To meet tourist demands, independent companies run their own services with upgraded carriages. These carriages are clean, comfortable, fully meet tourist standards with air-conditioners and soft berths. The national Vietnamese railway company also has good soft-sleeper tickets.
LAO CAI - SAPA TRANSFER The Hanoi - Lao Cai train stops in the city of Lao Cai, just 40 km from Sapa. To reach Sapa, you need to travel an hour more by shuttle buses, private car or taxi. We can arrange to pick you up at the train station. Please send us your name, train no. and department time.
Ticket price for connecting buses Lao Cai Station - Sapa is VND 50,000 /person one way.(US$2,5) or by private car (30$/car)
WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN SAPA most of the time the minibus will drive you down the street and stop
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closer to Pinocchio Hotel. Some times they stop at the bus station or outside the church. The church is located in centre of Sapa town and close to the bus station. From the church, walk down to Muong Hoa street, then straight on for about 5 minutes. Pinocchio Hotel is located at the middle of the road. You will easily find your way.
Our hotel is located in the center of the town, in the main street on the direction to the minority villages Lao Chai and Ta Van. It is just 250 m from Sapa culture Market, has the view to Violet valley and Fansipan Mountain. It is easy to access and catch the buses to Lao Cai Station.