Another of Vietnam’s cool mountain getaways, Sapa is a popular choice for those who enjoy not just looking at the mountains but getting out into them. That’s correct: hiking and trekking up and down the slopes of the hills that characterize this area is the name of the game. Staying here means spending evenings watching as the sun sets behind the peaks of mountains, and mornings breakfasting among the clouds.
There’s also the chance to get to know about Vietnam’s many ethnic minorities, with several hill tribes living in the area, making for not just an active and naturally stunning place to stay in northern Vietnam, but a deeply cultural one too.
Thankfully, there are many options for staying in Sapa, providing the perfect base for getting to grips with this special northern gem of the country. There’s everything from central budget stays to outright mountainside luxury, meaning everyone can enjoy Sapa.
8. London Sapa Hotel[SEE MAP]
Inside this hotel’s lobby are gleaming parquet paneled ceilings and traditional Vietnamese artwork adorning the walls. The rooms at London Sapa Hotel are large, and decorated with traditional details as well as contemporary design.
There is plenty of space for your luggage in the clean, spacious rooms. The hotel offers bicycle hire, so you’ll be able to explore the surrounding area pretty easily, too. There is a delicious Vietnamese breakfast served each morning.
The location is good: it’s in the center of town, meaning many places to eat and drink on the doorstep. Sapa Night Market is also within easy walking distance of this hotel.
7. Sapa Horizon Hotel[SEE MAP]
The stylish and sophisticated rooms at this upscale hotel, with their deep red fabrics and hardwood furniture, feature breathtaking views of the dramatic, mountainous landscape that Sapa is famous for.
Being situated just a little further out from the center of Sapa means that Sapa Horizon Hotel is quiet, but still close enough for interesting attractions such as Sapa Night Market and the Nha Tho Da Church.
Amenities at this hotel include a restaurant which serves Vietnamese food throughout the day, and a 24-hour front desk, so you know help is always at hand.
6. Silk Path Grand Resort[SEE MAP]
This 5-star hotel provides everything you need for a luxury stay in Sapa. From the moment you walk into the entrance hall, you will be wowed, by everything from the opulent chandelier to the intricate marble designs.
Rooms continue this wow factor, with high ceilings, traditional style furnishings, and high-end rugs placed over polished parquet floors. There is an indoor pool for guests to enjoy, as well as a beautiful spa.
An onsite restaurant boasts a terrace for under the stars dining, too. There is a babysitting service and kids’ club to keep children entertained, meaning it’s a family-friendly option. Location-wise, it’s just a ten-minute walk to the town center and sights like Sapa Stone Church.
5. Heart Of Sapa Hotel[SEE MAP]
As you might be able to tell from the name, this hotel is indeed set in the heart of Sapa. This means that it is close to a host of interesting sights, like Sapa Cathedral and Quan Truong Square, amongst others.
The rooms at Heart Of Sapa Hotel are decorated in bright, sunny colors, accented and contrasted with dark, hardwood furniture. This is a budget-friendly hotel, but the rooms are still clean, comfortable, and come with ensuite bathrooms. There is even a breakfast service available, and staff can even arrange tours and offer travel advice for onward travel.
4. Sapa Centre Hotel[SEE MAP]
Again, true to its name, Sapa Centre Hotel really is in the very center of town. It’s right near Sapa Bus Station, and with Sun Plaza and Sapa Central Square also right on the doorstep, you will be literally surrounded by all the action of the city.
This hotel is also situated right next to the cable car, which means you’ll be able to get up and into the hills in no time. There are a variety of dishes served at the hotel restaurant, while the rooms are contemporary and comfortable. These even boast views of the town and the mountain backdrop, too.
3. Aira Boutique Sapa Hotel[SEE MAP]
A super modern offering in Sapa, Aira Boutique Sapa Hotel is filled with fittingly boutique interiors and interesting design features for a wholly grown-up and sophisticated place to stay in this mountain getaway.
The rooms are decorated in a mix of dark greys and midnight blues, and come with design-led furnishings for a sultry, style-conscious place to stay; some rooms even come with balconies. Guests can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool and an onsite restaurant and bar.
Location-wise, this hotel is on the side of a mountain but still close to the center of Sapa, meaning you can walk to sights like Sun Plaza and the Sapa Stone Church.
2. Phuong Nam Hotel[SEE MAP]
The rooms at this hotel have tastefully incorporated traditional Vietnamese design with thatched ceilings and hill tribe fabrics, creating a contemporary setting for a cool place to stay. Think white walls and big comfortable beds.
There is an incredible terrace which is practically up in the clouds with its fantastic mountain views, plus you will find an open fireplace where you can relax and get to know the other guests.
There is even a bar, complete with pool table, for evening drinks. The location of Phuong Nam Hotel is pretty good too, being within walking distance of the Sapa Bus Station and Sapa Lake.
1. Eden Boutique Hotel[SEE MAP]
Eden Boutique Hotel is situated in the middle of town, with Sun Plaza and the Central Square just steps from the front door. Set up on a hillside, this hotel features excellent views of the mountains, while also providing a comfortable place to stay; you can tell as soon as you walk in with the gleaming tiled foyer that it’s going to be a good one.
The rooms are classic, polished examples of Vietnamese meets sumptuous Western design, featuring large beds and a calming palette of blues with touches of terracotta. In terms of amenities, guests can use the glamorous onsite spa services, and enjoy meals and wine at the onsite restaurant and bar.