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Cool experience with friends. We were four in a room. Barely enough space for our luggage but did... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018

We booked VIP but the carriage was old and looked nothing like the pictures the ride was bumpy, we... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked VIP but the carriage was old and looked nothing like the pictures the ride was bumpy, we hardly got any sleep from a constant banging noise under the train . To be honest we have travelled by train from HCMC to Nha Trang...More

Thank Bucksbunch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made our train trip from Hanoi to Sapa last year with this train and it was a comfortable ride! The train is not luxurious but nice and cozy! The beds are comfortable and we had good sleep on train! The cabin is clean and...More

Thank Asingle-Room
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Don’t be conned thinking you have booked a bargain because of the low costs in Vietnam. It’s cheap because it’s fake! The cabins are cramped, the toilets stink and there’s nothing deluxe about it. Sa Pa is great as was the trekking but avoid this...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

The reason for the strange title is because while I was riding on “The Orient Express” I was reading Agatha Christy’s book, “Murder on the Orient Express”. So much fun. The ride from Sa Pa to Hanoi was great. I had a 4 person soft...More

Thank michaelsky
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Our train to Sapa, was wonderful. We stayed in the VIP cabin for two. However, our train back from Sapa to Hanoi was literally as if we were sleeping in a washing machine. A couple hours after departing, the train started to make loud persistent...More

Thank Maria L
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the overnight sleeper train from Hanoi to Sapa. I highly recommend booking the VIP cabins, I have read past reviews about awful experiences sharing cabins with strangers etc. our experience was great. We booked 2 separate cabins for 4 people (kids aged 9...More

Thank shunt202
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Great adventure with our family of 4. Would not recommend sharing with strangers. 2 sets of bunks in each room. Very little storage space. We took 4 day backs between us. Anything larger would not fit under the bunks. Each of the bottom bunks has...More

Thank O4235DRsimoneb
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Cool experience with friends. We were four in a room. Barely enough space for our luggage but did manage. Confortable bunk beds. Washroom were a bit dirty. Had a free snack in the room. Overall enjoyable advanture. No regrets.

Thank papagayohearst
Reviewed April 9, 2018 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

Thank chalwynv
Reviewed March 19, 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

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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.