I have nothing but good things to say about this hotel. My boyfriend and I have been traveling around Asia for the past two months and this is our favorite hotel thus far (it's even comparable to the Chiang Mai Four Seasons Resort). The owner, a very friendly Norwegian named Tommy, owns the hotel with his sweet, Hmong wife. Their staff is entirely Hmong, and I'm fairly certain they are the only establishment in and around Sapa that holds that claim to fame. We had been looking forward to Sapa and to climbing Mt. Fanxipan, the highest peak in Indochina, for quite sometime. Well I got really sick the first morning and we summoned a doctor, who hooked me up to an i.v., etc. Needless to say Tommy and the staff were fantastic, and let us stay an extra three nights, despite the fact that they were having a staff party one of the evenings and weren't even going to rent out their rooms!
Their restaurant is, hands-down, the BEST restaurant in town. Order the French chicken stew - it will rock your world. The wine list is fantastic as well. I have absolutely no idea how Tommy manages to import the amount of excellent wine labels that he does.
Despite my being sick, my partner and I summited Mt. Fanxipan on our fourth day in town. We did it in five hours and went with a tour agency that Tommy recommended - Nature Travel (it's right across the road from the hotel). It was such a treat to return to the hotel after such a difficult, yet gratifying endeavor!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cha Pa Garden Boutique Hotel & Spa is the first hotel of its kind in the town of Sapa and provides a breathing space only 50 m from the busy market. Guests are welcomed to comfortable rooms and friendly service in this beautifully renovated French villa.The restaurant is making great both local and western dishes, and our green garden is unique in center town. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cha Pa Garden Boutique Hotel And Spa
- Cha Pa Garden Boutique Hotel Sapa