Hotel Name: Sapa Legend Hotel & Spa
Address: 1 Thu Dau Mot Street, Sapa, Vietnam
I stayed at the Sapa Legend Hotel & Spa in Sapa, Vietnam. I booked online at the rate of $34.96 USD per night, and booked it for its location near the town lake. I used some of my Agoda points on this booking, so my actual rate was less.
The Sapa Legend Hotel & Spa is a 4-star hotel, and one of the biggest in the town area in terms of size. The space in the lobby was impressive.
I got a double room (“Cozy Superior”). The room was indeed cozy (a byword for small but comfortable) and the large bed was super comfortable.
There is free wifi in the hotel, and the reception was strong in my room. There were a little table and chair set in the room, though it wasn’t useful as a work desk. Lots of table space on the side of the room as well, but also not useful if you are looking for a workspace. Luckily my bed was so comfortable that I preferred to do my work from there.
Tea and coffee making facilities in the room, and there is also a fridge.
The hotel has two corridors on each floor with three rows of rooms. In order for the middle row to get natural light, they have a balcony on the other side of the room that faces the corridor. The corridor has a skylight so natural light can reach your room. I have stayed in hotels before with this dreaded middle row room with now windows, so this is an ingenious solution to providing light.
A good bathroom with plenty of bench space next to the sink. The shower was in the bathtub, which is not my preference as I prefer them separate (or just no bathtub at all).
Sapa Legend bathroom amenities.
The bathroom has a window to the bedroom, which is becoming more common as a hotel room design. It’s good for letting light into the bathroom, but not good if you are travelling with someone.
I was here during the great pandemic of 2020, so there were very few guests staying here. As a result there was no breakfast buffet available. I was wondering if there would be one, and I was glad there wasn’t. It would be such a waste of food to do so.
Instead of a buffet, they were offering a menu you could order from, so that made more sense.
From the hotel, you can walk outside straight to the town lake, and there are lots of cafes and restaurants in this area (Vietnamese and Western restaurants). The hotel doesn’t have views of Mt Fansipan, but in exchange, you are in the town centre that is flat (no climbing steep hills here).
Overall this was a good option in Sapa if you are looking for a mid-range hotel in a centrally-located area.