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Empress Hotel

2.5 of 5
05 Nguyen Thai Hoc St | Lam Dong Province, Dalat, Vietnam
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Ranked #33 of 54 Hotels in Dalat
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Hanoi, Vietnam
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We opted for this place for the hands-down best location in town. It has space for garden, view to the lake, one of the nicest cafe in town just across the street. Many popular attractions are within walking distance, including the Market, Escape bar, Veronica cafe (2 mins), the Flower Garden, St Nicholas Cathedral (5 mins), even the tourist information... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Location is great - very central. The thing no one tells you is that its called the Blue Water Hotel. The taxi from the airport had major issues trying to find it and didn't understand my English telling him it was next to the lake. The rooms are in a fair condition. Noise is quiet. Breakfast is OK - coffee... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Despite no sign outside, this is now operating as Blue Water Hotel and Restaurant, connected with the restaurant on the lake across the street. They're also soft launching a patio cafe on the premises. Changes aren't made totally across the board: still see Empress towels and door signs. Rooms are nicely styled and good size, decor a bit dated, could... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed for 5 nights. Fabulous location close to markets and to the centre of the town. Room was big, could be cleaner and I am not a fan of flowered/brocaded bedspreads?? Free internet a bonus. Breakfast was just OK. Staff were very shy/friendly and each morning no greetings were received for example: Good morning. I realise... More 

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Geel, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed ,now for the second time in Hotel Empress,this year 2 nights.Nice situated,overlooking the lake,,and a short walk to the market area.comfortable room,good bed,and the breakfast was ok(baguette,eggs,toast,butter and marmelade)also the pick up from the airport,was OK,for a reasonable price.We loved it,and will return again

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a relatively small hotel. Quiet. Great location overlooking the lake. Decent but not extraordinary breakfast. Room is clean & well appointed. Comfortable. I think we stayed in the same room David N referred to: rather tricky to open the door. Agree, many hotels and restaurants in Vietnam still don't seem to offer non-smoking facilities. This may seem fussy,... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We arrived late on a bus and went to the first hotel name we saw in Lonely Planet. We paid US$40/night. This is far from being the worst hotel in the world but just a little effort would make this a superb place to stay. As it stands, this hotel is mediocre at best. The pros:- Great location near the... More 

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Forster, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

My wife & I spent 3 nights at this hotel picked because of its quiet location overlooking the lake. It was generally rundown and had seen better days. We were taken to the nearest room to reception. It was musty and the key did not work. Reception opened the door but we could not, called him back where the trick... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This hotel must have seen much better times some decades ago. In line with the lack of maintenance the cleaning was below average and not in line with the rating listed. Hot water in the bathroom was a matter of luck. The very fresh climate of this hilly location was not catered for adequately and the night was freezing cold.... More 

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

After reading a lot of other reviews, I was hesitant to stay here but decided to book the first three days of our two week stay in DaLat at the Empress. I was pleasantly surprised at the hotel. Though it is older, the rooms were clean and appointed very nicely. The bathrooms were nice and there was unlimited hot water... More 

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