You know how sometimes you organise something for someone, and you want it to be really perfect? Sometimes it’s not as good as you thought it would be, other times it turns out OK, but every now and again it’s above and beyond your expectations? Well I’ve just had a weekend that was above and beyond my expectations.
I have lived in Da Nang for five and a half years. I don’t miss England a jot, but I do miss my family. At the moment my sister and my niece are here with me for a 3-week holiday, and I love them to bits. I wanted to give them a very special weekend during their visit, and as I had heard good things about Da Lat I thought this would be a good opportunity to go there. I chose the Edensee Resort and Spa simply because of their wonderful website (I know!), and I was not disappointed. I knew the moment we walked out of the airport that this weekend was going to be something special. There, among all the drivers who were waiting to collect their guests was Mr Nam, the Edensee’s driver. He stood out from the rest, not only because of his beautiful uniform (which looked like a pilot’s) but because of my name + family, printed and in a gold frame. What a welcome! We were escorted to a beautiful 7-seater car, with cold drinks and towels, and enjoyed a 30 minute drive to the resort. The only word to describe the drive, the resort, and the welcome is ‘Wow’!
The whole place is a dream, and it is exactly how it looks on the website. What impressed me the most was the attention to detail everywhere. It was just stunning. All the furniture and fittings are of the highest standard and quality, and everything about the resort is immaculate and special - right down to the way the towels in the toilets are rolled! I have been lucky enough to stay in some beautiful hotels around the world but I don’t think I have ever stayed in a place that was so spotlessly clean, or where the staff were so professional, friendly, courteous, attentive, and eager to please. It was obvious how proud they were to work in such a magnificent setting, and I know from talking to them that they love their jobs. I’m not going to describe the resort in detail, or add photographs, because everything really is exactly how it appears on the website. What the website doesn’t show, however, is the professionalism of the staff or the quality of the food and the way it is so beautifully presented and served. The breakfasts were fantastic with a wide choice to suit all tastes, including the most delicious breads and pastries I’ve ever had in Viet Nam. We had dinner in the resort on our second night, and wished we’d done so on the first instead of eating in the city. The service and quality was unbelievable, and we felt like royalty. At one point I said to the waiter “I feel like a VIP!”. He replied that all guests at Edensee are VIPs. How lovely is that?
My sister and niece will go back to England next week with special memories of Viet Nam, and extra special memories of the Edensee. Thank you to the Manager and all the staff for such a perfect weekend.
Carole, Da Nang
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Resort offers 112 rooms which are set up in three distinct categories and villas. The European designed villas with all international standard amenities and equipment are situated within three different areas. Furthermore is each room category named after a flower from our local landscape.All villas are surrounded by natural landscaping; bursting with Dalat flowers and most offer a view of the beautiful Tuyen Lam Lake. ... more less
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