We had a great stay at the Hill Station Boutique Hotel, Sapa. Manu was very kind to us, we had arrived from the overnight train to Lao Cai at 5.30am, and after the 1 hour bus trip got to the hotel at around 7am. He had previously arranged for an early check in which was great, so we were able to unload our luggage, shower and get ready for our first day in Sapa.
The restaurant downstairs has an extensive menu of food, definitely a fan of the local Vietnamese soup that goes with rice (chanh?), as well as different flavoured rice wine.
Manu also allowed us to have a late check out the following day, as our train back to Hanoi wasn't under 8.45pm.
We highly recommend the hotel, beautiful rooms, a super super comfortable bed, and a 5 minute walk to the city centre chapel.