Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel
What We Love
- The 1920s charm and if-these-walls-could-talk sense of history
- French Colonial-era traditions like afternoon tea
- A posh restaurant, Le Rabelais, with a fireplace and garden views
- European-meets-Southeast Asian treatments in the spa
- There’s a golf course, tennis court, and full fitness center
What To Know
- Breakfast isn’t included in the room rate
- No pets allowed
- Free WiFi
- The town of Dalat was built around the hotel, and it remains one of its premiere attraction
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This palatial resort set in the southeastern past of Vietnam’s Central Highlands was built under the watchful eye of the French Governor in 1922, and the property’s air of genteel splendor lives on today. The hotel faces a man-made lake; outdoorsy pursuits like golf and tennis are encouraged. Guest rooms feature an abundance of flounces, from canopied beds to heavy damask curtains and Oriental rugs, but there are plenty of modern must-haves among all the nostalgia, like free WiFi and a fitness center. Continuing the Francophile theme, the elegant dining room serves classic French cuisine, while the spa offers a combination of European treatments and Vietnamese techniques.
In the Area
Explore the town of Dalat, with its grand villas and wooden homes reminiscent of the Swiss Alps. Swing by the modern monastery Truc Lam, then check out the rather splendid Bao Dai Summer Palace, an Art Deco gem built in the 1930s by Vietnam’s last feudal king. Finish your architectural tour with Dalat’s kookiest dwelling, Hang Nya Guest House, also known as “Crazy House”: one look at its trippy, Gaudi-on-steroids silhouette will tell you why. Afterwards, find out why Dalat is sometimes called “The City of Flowers” at the Dalat Flower Park, where you’ll be surrounded by thousands of blooms including orchids, roses, and hydrangeas.
How to Get There
My husband and I stayed in this palatial hotel for two days. We booked a lake facing room. The view from the room rather from the window was amazing.
The hotel has beautiful garden with a variety of flowers. The place can rightly be called the city of flowers.
The hotel room was nice though I feel the bed should be a little more comfortable. The bathroom was nice and clean. The hotel lobby is beautiful and all public areas actually give you a rich palatial feel.
The morning breakfast is decent.
The hotel is ideally located in the heart of the City and if you love walking a walk around the lake will surely refresh you
However when you book transport / taxi through the hotel please be careful about the rates.
We were almost cheated by the taxi driver taking us to the airport who pretended not to understand us and didn’t return money. Only when I raised my voice did he return the money muttering something in the local language. This one incident soured the otherwise good experience. A good place to stay when traveling to Dalat
I stayed here with my wife, and we both loved the feel of the hotel. It had wonderful gardens and a lovely view of the lake. It's nice how they have maintained the character of the place. It's a palace which was converted into a hotel.
One feedback that I'd like to give that when we had booked a taxi to the airport from the hotel the taxi driver tried to cheat us, and this is not good for the hotels reputation. So I suggest you look into it so that other people don't have a similar experience. But all in all we had a good stay. And I strongly recommend this place in dalat.
We stayed in one of the froint rooms with balcony overlooking lake. Get one if you can (ther are only a few)
The breakfast buffet is fantastic: one of the best ever. Alough the Viet Star in Tou Hoa is up tere tere too, but not as good, and simply can't match the ambience (but the rooms are wonderful). Sit on one of the verandah tables to overlook gardens and lake or sit just inside , although and friendly and very helpful.
The rooms are just lovely! and very spacious, a bit dated, but fully functional. No a/c, but we found we didn't need it, maybe because it is Da Lat after all. Like, duh, there was a reason the French came here in summer.
Unless it has greatly changed styl;es, we would NOT eat in restauant - too classical, too much trying to relive the style of its grandeur: when it should be serving modern tasy and interesting Aasian fusion. But maybe ther are now
And a welcome absence of arrogant pushy (and culturally insentive) Russian and Chinese. But I am sure they don't discrimate. Maybe places could have an arrogance surcharge?
BTW, negiotate to hire a taxi for a half or whole day at a fixed rate and go and see a few places, and go somewhere nice for lunch . Don't pay by the trrip or mileage - unless it is just the one trip.
Speaking of lunch. If I remember correctly, there are two very good local Vietnames places that driver/hotel should know if you describe, both a little way out of town, but not too far. One, overlooking a lake, and one high up, overlooking the forest/s.
Now remember (without the accents) ...
Hello ... Xin chao (sin chow)
Good morning ... Chao buoi sang (chow boy sang)
Thank you ... Cam on (gam uuN)
...very much ... rat nhieu (rat new)
Sorry/excuse me ... Xin loi (sin loi)
Excuse me ... Xin vui long (sin voi lum)
Yes ... vang (vun), da (dar)
OK ... duoc (du-uk)
Yes ... vang (vun)
No ... khong (come)
This is a classic property with decor and atmosphere that could be incredible with better upkeep and service. Dinner in the restaurant and drinks on the veranda were great. Unfortunately deferred maintenance and outdated technology is catching up. For example, my room had peeling wallpaper and the toilet ran for about 15 minutes after each flush. It's impossible to not flood the bathroom when showering in the clawfoot tub. Service was inflexible. The front desk couldn't handle my request to change rooms and they weren't helpful to a colleague. I left feeling like my company really overpaid. This hotel should find a way to market itself as affordable, atmospheric luxury and double-down on service in order to stand out in Dalat, but right now it's not geared to business.
The view is very beautiful and romantic. Not much to say but from the architecture and the nature makes the place is a great charm.
The bar with drinks and snakes in the afternoon is a great place to get together with friends.