Whether you’re looking for hotels, homestays or the best bungalow in Sapa, here are the best places to stay when visiting Sapa in the north of Vietnam.
Aira Boutique Sapa Hotel and Spa
This hillside hotel is one of Sapa’s most luxurious accommodation options, with a contemporary interior that brings in some local influences, and stunning views over the mountains and valleys of Muong Hoa. With comfortable rooms, a rooftop bar and restaurant serving innovative cuisine, Aira Boutique Sapa Hotel offers an original feeling of the locality.
This accommodation is home to what many consider to be the best bungalow in Sapa. The resort is actually home to 25 stylishly designed bungalows in the Hoang Lien National Park. Each bungalow is comfortably furnished, but the real highlight here is the view of mountains and lush rice paddies from the verandas. Elsewhere on-site is an immense infinity pool, spa, restaurant and cosy lounge. This is an ethical place to stay too, as the majority of staff who work here are from the local ethnic communities.
There are numerous options for homestay accommodation in the ethnic villages surrounding Sapa, so all travellers can find something that suits them. One of the most popular judging by its Instagrammable décor is Sali House in Ta Van Village. It has a boho-chic appeal, a communal area and immense views of the surrounding mountains.
Cat Cat View Hotel
This good value hotel at the edge of Sapa and on the road towards Cat Cat Village offers the best views in Sapa with close proximity to the town. Simple rooms with open fireplaces are comfortable, but the best bit for many are the communal areas and balconies offering those immense views. Breakfast in the seventh floor restaurant is also a treat.
Sapa Garden Bed and Breakfast
This small bed and breakfast in a pink villa is adored by all travellers who manage to get a booking here. Comfortable rooms and home-cooking make it feel like a home-from-home, with added touches such as a reading room, gazebo and lush gardens completing the picture.
Eco Palms House
Another accommodation option with unique bungalows to stay in, Eco Palms House offers a range of rustic bungalow accommodation in Lao Chai Village. Traditionally thatched bungalows offer original accommodation, while views over rice paddies and the mountains beyond are breath-taking. There are also spa treatments, cooking classes and sunset cocktails served every day, with plenty of opportunities to meet the local Black H’Mong community
From boutique hotels to the best bungalow in Sapa, there are plenty of original options when it comes to overnight stays in northern Vietnam.