Hotel Name: Cat Cat View Hotel
Address: 46 Fansipan Road, Sapa, Vietnam
I stayed at the Cat Cat View Hotel in Sapa, Vietnam. I booked online at the rate of 321,300 VND ($13.91 USD) per night. I booked it as it was an Agoda special deal, and I also liked the location. This was an exceptional rate for this hotel, so I booked it without even shopping around for other places to stay.
Cat Cat View Hotel is on Fansipan Road, which starts at the town and goes downhill into the valley. It’s a steep road, but in exchange, you get a ridiculous view of the mountain and valley (as long as it’s not foggy of course).
I was there during the pandemic of 2020, so there were very few visitors to Sapa at this point. It explains why I got such a great deal on my hotel room.
The hotel is on a busy tourist street, but unlike so many hotels in Vietnam that are in skinny buildings, this hotel is wide and spacious.
Before checking in I was shown a room on the top floor with a better view, in case I wanted to upgrade. If it was a clear day and I could see the mountains I probably would have taken them up on the offer. The rooftop rooms share a balcony space where you can get an uninterrupted view. When I visited it was like living inside a cloud.
As it turns out the room I was allocated was excellent. The room was large and had a very comfortable bed (a relief after the previous bed I slept in).
There is free wifi at the hotel, and I had a good reception. The room also has air conditioning, but at the time of year when I visited it was not needed.
The attached bathroom has a window facing the bed, though fortunately there is a blind that fully closes. Not a big deal when travelling solo, but I find these viewable bathrooms weird when travelling with someone.
The bathroom was spacious and had a good hot water system. There was also a wooden bathtub, which would be appealing if you have just come from a 3-day trek. I would have preferred it if the shower was outside the bathtub, but it was ok otherwise.
My room had a balcony, and from there you can see the mountains. This picture was about as clear as the view got during my stay. Even in the clouds, it was great to have a room with such a view.
There is a breakfast service featuring the usual classic Vietnamese favourites. I had the omelet and bread roll with coffee.
Overall this was a great place to stay in Sapa. My room was spacious and comfortable, and it’s in a good spot for views of Mt Fansipan. I will add that there was a lot of construction happening in Sapa when I was there, so hotel views can not be permanently guaranteed.