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
I can not fault this this property, it still stands grand and beautiful. The service was really nice. The restaurant was fairly good, food was average but the service and ambiance of the dinning room were excellent. Will return for sure.
A truly amazing historical hotel and is like a palace. Everything is extraordinary and especially the staff as they are so caring. The antiques and photographs of many global vips that have stayed here. We loved it all.
A group of us bowled on up for a weekend of golf, a little muddled at check in, but all but one of us got to our room. A great classic style Resort etched with a deep history. Loved the paraphernalia in the rooms with the little descriptions. My AC worked well, didn't need overnight, just turned on to get the room cool while we were out for the evening. Must be just use to it as the outside temperature was a cooling 17 degrees.
Popped down to Larry's bar for an aperitif. I was happy, the beer was cold. Wine list a little limited with a few items missing. Martini, whilst tasked good was served in a 200ml martini glass rather than the normal 440ml.
A great shower, good water pressure, a comfortable night’s sleep. May have been a little challenging if someone was with me in the bed. A small roll together, can be good and bad.
Breakfast had the basic's, can't complain. Then we were off for another round of golf. Loved the balcony outside of the breakfast restaurant. Incredible view back across the lake. Amazing gardens. Gardner did start mowing the lawns at 7:00 am, luckily I was awake, unsure about my friends tho...