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Don’t go with Oriental Impress to Sa Pa. We went from Hanoi to Sa Pa with this train in the night and had an awful experience. Everything was very dirty, there was a cockroach IN our cabin and the beds where very very hard even...More
We went from Hanoi to dong hoi by train. We expected a bit of luxury but were a it disappointed. The bunks looked clean, modern plastic but encountered cock roaches at night plus an Italian record collector who liked playing his music! The train stopped...More
Only on very few occasions I give a "Terrible" but this train (well the Orient Express part) deserves it. For 275 US$ we got a very small cabin, called VIP cabin (upper beds are folded), in a run-down carriage, smelly, dirty (especially the toilet) and...More
We booked a VIP cabin (same like the normal cabin, upper beds are folded) in the hope of expecting a quiet night in a proper cabin. First of all, we did not expect a european standard but i never saw so many coackroaches on one...More
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
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
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
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
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