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Orient Express Train Hanoi - Sapa

Room 301, 3rd Floor _ 28 Trieu Viet Vuong Str, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 4 3929 0999
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Overnight train ride from Hanoi to Hue

My daughter and I went on an overnight train ride from Hanoi to Hue in a soft berth cabin. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
chalwynv
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Western Cape, South Africa
via mobile
booked VIP but got regular cabin for no refund

This was definitely a bad experience for us to take Orient Express on our way to Sapa, as we paid... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Vita D
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Vancouver, Washington
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  • Average28%
  • Poor12%
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“berth cabin” (4 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Room 301, 3rd Floor _ 28 Trieu Viet Vuong Str, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I went on an overnight train ride from Hanoi to Hue in a soft berth cabin. We shared this experience with an Irish couple which made the experience quite memorable with many laughs and discussions on many topics! Take some food on...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This was definitely a bad experience for us to take Orient Express on our way to Sapa, as we paid for VIP cabin for 2 but when we got on the train, it was a regular cabin for 4. After we sent refund request to...More

1  Thank Vita D
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

After a bit of a mix up on where to get our tickets from we boarded the Oriental Impress from Hanoi to Sapa. We were lucky enough to get the 2 berth sleeper on Carriage 6 Train SP1. The sleeper is not spacious but the...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

As ground traveling in Vietnam is very slow the overnight train from Sapa (Lao Cai train station) to Hanoi is a save time solution to travel back from the north to Hanoi. The beds are not very comfortable and the few decades years old rails...More

1  Thank Ori L
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Great, clean & decent beds. Just gross toilets! Apart from that can’t complain. Got water, biscuits and bananas!

1  Thank Hannah S
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

The train is very clean and comfortable. Toilets are also reasonably clean. It's good to use it if you are travelling with family or friends because you can have a good time with them in your personal cabin. Each cabin has a sleeping capacity of...More

Thank Anil L
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

As part of the Mountain Travel SOBEK Vietnam trip, we traveled by Orient Express from Hanoi to Sapa and it was incredible. We were met by a uniformed steward bearing a fine bottle of chilled wine for us in our private room. There was an...More

Thank roberttO761OL
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

It is an adventure to take this night train. A ship is steadier to sleep at. Take a private cabin for two to prevend that strangers will accompany you in the 4-persons cabin. The nighttrain leaves at about 10 PM and the wake up call...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We were upgraded to VIP cabin but that did not improve anything. Only one toilet and one wash basin for the coach. Toilet was always dirty and stinking. Inside the cabin everything was fine: clean and enough sleeping gear. Big enough for 2 people. Four...More

Thank TwentyTwelve
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We booked a return ticket for VIP cabine. The VIP cabines were under maintenance therefore they gave us a 4 berth cabine which we also agreed with. On the way to Sapa the cabine was okay, however the nightmare happened on the way back to...More

Thank Dea Z
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lwhitelady
26 September 2017|
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Response from Graham T | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. I booked through Victoria express which had a carriage on the train. It was an experience. Sapa was well worth the journey.
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