Sapa's finest offering
This is the grand dame of Sapa's hotels, a four-star hotel with a well-trained and friendly staff.
It's set atop a hill, accessible by a set of stairs from Xuan Vien Street — opposite the park — and also by road. The entrance is much like a hunting lodge, with a big stone fireplace and comfortable seating all around. Rooms are situated in three buildings around a central garden. Quite a few have no real views, but the ones that do overlook the beautiful garden, or the town and the mountains beyond. Rooms are stunning, with tasteful interiors, polished hardwood floors, and the usual amenities for this price range. Superior and deluxe rooms differ only by the views: deluxe are on higher floors. A fine on-site restaurant is done in a stilt-house style with French chandeliers, offering both set menus and a la carte. A recreation centre is located around 200 metres from the hotel, where you can swim in the indoor pool, play tennis or relax with a massage. Expect to be pampered both in the hotel and before you arrive: the Victoria has its own rail car with wood panelled twin- or quad-share cabins, pre-prepared meals and door-to-door service that lends an old world charm to your trip up to Sapa. Look on their website for promotional packages or shop online for a competitive rate.
By Sarah Turner
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.