We stayed at the Golf 3 Hotel in Da Lat for 2 nights in December 2005. The location is very convenient for shopping. Xuan Huong Lake is merely a short walk from the hotel.
You can see the local market from the hotel's windows. However, this means that you can't escape the noise from the public loudspeakers at the market.
At dawn, the loudspeakers wakes everyone up with radio broadcoasts of government news and other propaganda.
At night, the loudspeakers broadcoasts over and over again the same advertisements for some governement-endorsed movies.
We most enjoyed the fact that the market was very close to the hotel. We'd recommend several visits to the market at different times of the day, since the street vendors seem to move around every few hours.
In the early morning, you may find fresh flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables for sale. At night, the same spot might feature clothes and souvenirs for sale.
There's a food court on the second floor of the market. The locals eat there. You can find a variety of dishes at very reasonable prices. Many food vendors display their prices, so that you need not worry about being ripped off.
In front of the hotel is the parking lot for tour buses and tour vans. This means that when you leave the hotel, you have to walk through a thick cloud of exhaust fumes from the buses, weave your way through side-by-side buses and vans, and cut through lines of tourists waiting to get on board for their tours.
The hotel was renovating during our stay. There was constant hammering, banging, and other construction noises, making it impossible to rest during the day. We were thankful that the noises ceased at the end of the day.
We had a view of the street from our room. It was interesting to watch people going about their daily business on the street and at the market.
However, the noise from the street can be troublesome for light sleepers. We could hear street noises until late at night, and in the early morning, well before 5 a.m.
There was no air conditioning in our room. There was only a fan with a malfunctioning timer, which turned itself off every 5 minutes or so. This drove us crazy, since we were trying to air dry some hand-washed clothes.
Our first evening there, we tried to take a shower around 6 p.m. After my husband was done with his shower, there was no hot water left for me. The water pressure dropped to a mere trickle from the shower head. We didn't expect this from a supposedly 3 or 4 star hotel.
The window drapes and table lamps didn't work right, either. For a hotel that is less than 10 years old, this place should have been in better shape.
There was a hot water pot in the room and some artichoke tea bags. This extra touch was nice.
The breakfast buffet was fine. Not outstanding, but nothing to complain about. The food selection was limited, but fresh and adequate.
We'd recommend this hotel only to those looking for a convenient, but not fancy, place to stay for a few nights.
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