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Accommodation recs for chiang Mai, hoi an and sapa would be great.
3 adults with 4 kids.
A 3 bedroom apartment or large interconnection rooms would be gret. Centrally located essentially.
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WOW Tracey. Just looked at that website, it is amazing. Thank you very much for that tip. We have been relying on Trip Advisor mostly. Chiang Mai would be 4 -6 weeks. Hoi An about a week (looking at a Botanical Gardens Homestay ?) and Sapa about a week as well (looking at the Sapa Eden Hotel). So the AirBNB will be helpful. It looks great for other destinations we have in mind also, Cambodia etc. Again thank you.
Hi Cindy, how long are you planning on being in each of those locations? That might determine what kind of advice people provide you with. Have you checked on sites like AirBNB? That's usually where we look first if we are trying to find an apartment for less than a week. If it's more than a week we will usually try to go to just book a hostel/hotel room for 2 nights in that location and go there to look. Monthly/fortnightly etc rental rates tend to a be a lot cheaper if you go there in person rather than booking online. For Chiang Mai you could try asking GotPassport.org - they have been in Chiang Mai for several years now. I've heard it's difficult to find anything larger than a 1 bedroom apartment in inner Chiang Mai. Sapa and Hoi An I don't know about, we haven't been to Sapa yet and only stayed in a hotel in Hoi An - but we're headed there in a few months so I'll be interested to see if anyone else has some suggestions.
Hi Cindy, I second the recommendation for AirBnB. You can try VRBO as well - though not as helpful for Asia. In Sapa you'll find lots of the accommodation stacked up on multiple levels with LOTS of stairs. They're sort of built into the hillside.This might be hard for little ones to negotiate especially if it's slippery from rain. There are lots of lovely hilltribe people in and around Sapa. If you just walk around they'll approach you and guide you around if you promise to buy a little craft or something from them at the end of the walk. It's a good system. Lots of them are young girls with babies strapped to their backs. They make for good company and it'll be handy to have an extra few pairs of hands to help with kids on your walks. I stayed at Mountain View Hotel which was really nice, comfy and the view was amazing. If you're going to stay in a hotel, maybe ask for a room on one of the lower floors so you don't have to battle the stairs too much - of course you'll miss out on the view so it's a bit of a catch! I stayed here in Hoi An http://www.greenfieldhotel.com/en/which was a really nice hotel and had a great pool. It's not a hotel but has big family rooms with five beds. Bethaney