The 10 Best Hotels in Sapa, Vietnam

General view of Sapa Town, North Vietnam.
General view of Sapa Town, North Vietnam. | © R.M. Nunes / Alamy Stock Photo
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10 October 2018

Sapa, like Ha Long Bay, attracts tourists solely on the merit of its natural beauty. The region is rich in opportunities for treks, homestays and getting close with ethnic minority peoples. Here is the best collection of hotels in Sapa that are ideal bases for exploring the stunning northern hill station.

Sapa has a wide range of accommodations, varying from budget hostels and homestays to luxury resorts. With such competition, only a few stand out for offering the whole package. Here are the 10 best hotels in Sapa, Vietnam.

Sapa Clay House

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Sapa Clay House
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Clay houses are a common sight in Sapa and are often home to families of the ethnic minorities who live around the region. Sapa Clay House is an innovative example of when traditional ethnic housing combines with modern architecture – producing a unique, environmentally-friendly structure. This mountain retreat ticks off every box – clean and comfortable with good food, an excellent location and a fantastic team. The staff even go so far as to personalize each booking, giving you little trinkets and quotes to start your day with a smile. Long and short term rentals are possible.

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Topas Ecolodge

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Topas Ecolodge
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Topas Ecolodge is an eco-friendly hotel situated atop a majestic hill with breathtaking views on all sides. In an area that is historically known for its non-sustainable business practices, the Topas Ecolodge is one of the only sustainable and well-intentioned establishments in the region. Not only do they keep electricity usage to a minimum, use leftover food to feed livestock and recycle and reuse old materials, the hotel also provides employment and education opportunities for the ethnic minorities in the region. There are only 25 bungalows available, all furnished up to a four-star standard – so booking in advance is recommended.

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Pao’s Sapa Leisure Hotel

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Pao’s Sapa Leisure Hotel
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Pao’s is nestled on the side of a hill, overlooking the spectacular Muong Hoa Valley – a mountain range painted with rice terraces and dotted with tribal villages. All 223 rooms evoke the cultural identity of Sapa, and come with the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. Only a few minutes here and you’ll fall in love with their world-class Vietnamese hospitality.

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Sapa Highland Resort & Spa

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Sapa Highland Resort & Spa
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The moment you walk in through the huge marble stone entrance, you’ll be consistently impressed by Sapa Highland Resort & Spa’s immaculate rooms, impeccable service and stunning views. The panoramic views of the whole town and Fansipan mountain add the cherry on top. Check out the Four Seasons restaurant for a delectable spread of northern-style dishes, which will have you dining there again and again during your stay.

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The Hill Station Boutique Hotel

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The Hill Station Boutique Hotel
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With undisturbed views of the valley, mountains and town, and clean modern décor, the Hill Station Boutique Hotel gives the rest of the hotels in this list a good run for their money – despite having only three rooms available for booking. The Hill Station is also known for having a fantastic restaurant that takes pride in supporting local farms by sourcing their food from the surrounding area.

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  • Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa

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    Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa
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    Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa wows guests with its fully furnished rooms, excellent on-site dining facilities and friendly hospitality. The spa occupies two floors and offers a range of relaxation packages, perfect after a hard day of trekking through the verdant mountains. Other services offered here ranges from transportation and packaged tours to babysitting and the Victoria Kid’s Club (which makes it perfect for families).

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    Sapa Jade Hill Resort & Spa

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    Sapa Jade Hill Resort & Spa
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    A new addition to the ever-growing list of accommodation options in Sapa, the Sapa Jade Hill Resort is a unique option that combines all the premium qualities of a four-star resort and goes the extra mile. What’s special about this resort is that every villa has a chimney and you are handed a bag of sweet potatoes to grill. The location, despite being a 20-minute walk from town, is also a plus and you’re able to get away from the endless construction. The views of the countryside from the villas are pure and undisturbed.

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    Eden Boutique Hotel

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    Eden Boutique Hotel
    Eden Boutique Hotel | Hotels.com

    Opened in September 2017, Eden Boutique Hotel has 25 spacious rooms that are tastefully decorated, containing all your wanted amenities and more such as a mini-bar, safety deposit box, and even bathrobes. Ideally located on the way to Cat Cat village, it is a great central base to explore the rest of the town. Worth the price you pay, Eden makes for a comfortable place to stay, especially for recovery after a rainy day trek on muddy routes.

    Aira Boutique Sapa Hotel & Spa

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    Aira Boutique Sapa Hotel & Spa
    Aira Boutique Sapa Hotel & Spa | Hotels.com

    Offering fantastic value for money, and located just the right distance from Sapa’s busy town center, Aira Boutique is a stylish hotel designed with your comfort in mind. Despite being a boutique hotel, you can expect first class facilities within premises and unbeatable views from the windows. The spa is worth a special mention as it integrates local rituals with indigenous ingredients, offering a relaxation experience like no other. This hotel is not only the perfect place to start your day, but it’s also perfect to unwind in after a day out in the valley.

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    Sapa Horizon Hotel

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    Sapa Horizon Hotel
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    Due to unfavorable reviews of a hotel with a similar name, the Sapa Paradise View Hotel is now called Sapa Horizon Hotel. Rooms are newly renovated and have everything you need, but it is the team that makes your stay that much better. A bottle of wine, tea, juice, sweet cakes, even a sandwich for the bus back to Hanoi, you will receive many complimentary treats during your stay. Breakfast here is impressive with a huge spread for the buffet, and there’s even a menu of eggs, pancakes, sausages, and phở cooked to order. The fantastic all-round experience will leave you wishing every hotel stay from now on will be personalized like this.

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