This extremely friendly family-run hotel located on the main road, was such a cosy sanctuary to the occasionally hectic streets of Sapa.
We stayed 3 nights on the fourth floor which gave us an eye level view of the mountains, windows you can open and the perfect position to gaze on the street antics below. While it is all stairs and no lift, our luggage was carried up by staff.
Hot showers, soft beds and heaters galore made this a basic but comfortable retreat after hiking and being out in the cold.
The staff could not have been friendlier. Along with a guest from India, my husband and I were invited by hotel owner and manager, Cuong, to dine with his extended family. It was quite the honour feasting on homemade spring roll and a mountain chicken we had last seen flapping its wings in reception that morning!
Delicious hot meals are served downstairs next to reception where you can also book various tours to visit hill-tribe villages and climb Fansipan mountain.
The family also run an established hotel in Hanoi and said they plan to upgrade the Queen Palace in future. It is apparently one of the original (ie oldest) Sapa hotels, but it has a plum view and for the price we found it tremendous value. I would recommend this hotel to a friend.