sorry to be so honest.
Posted May 17, 2016
It wasn't worthy. I couldn't sleep at all in Topas because of many huge cockroaches. So big, fast and scary. I killed 6 during the night, and missed 2. I was using mosquito net, but one of them found one hole and came in. Yes, they were on my bed!!! I still can't believe that. They never get scared of me. So I left lights on all night, but they don't even care of the lights. It wouldn't be surprised because it's bungalow? I stayed 10 days in Sapa and 2 nights at another bungalow hotel before Topas. I could see small flies there, but never cockroaches.
I paid 120 USD per night, it was the most expensive hotel in Sapa. But they don't offer any toothbrush&paste, razor, shower cap, cotton bud..anything. there was nothing. It was ok, i had mine! But I paid 120 dollars per night! Wasn't it luxury hotel? Also my friend got hurt during cycling, he was bleeding. And the receptionist said, "We don't have medicine". She looked like she's never got request for medicine-kit in Topas until we asked. Is it possible that they don't even have med-kit at 120 USD per night luxury hotel?? If there was pharmacy around, i'd have understood. Topas is 16km from city, there is nothing around. I stayed 10 days in Sapa, so I did most of activities before staying at Topas. (Cat cat, Lao chai Trekking, Ta van homestay, Fanxifang, Waterfalls and temples) So I was ok. But if you come to Sapa for 3-4days, its too far from everywhere to visit. It takes 45min from Topas to Sapa city.