This might just be my favourite hotel of all time. (I’ve stayed in thousands of hotels.)
As I’m doing constantly these days, I found the Sapa Unique Hotel on Trip Advisor.
$35 / night single is far more than I normally pay in Asia. But the Unique was well worth it.
Here’s the view from the balcony terrace.
On arrival, you’ll find the bedspread and bathroom shower scattered with flower petals.
In a tourist trap town where it’s near impossible to get information, front desk staff are helpful and thoughtful answering questions. They sent me to the most reputable trekking agency in town, unlike the official government tourist information office.
Before bed, they surprise guests with fruit or caramelized bananas drizzled with chocolate. What a treat.
If you are departing on a night bus or train, they pack you a snack for the trip.
Even better, they keep a room free so guests can take a shower at the end of day before climbing on to the sleeper bus.
Thank you Sapa Unique Hotel. 🙂