The Dalat Edensee,
I booked a Deluxe Lake View room - 100% worth it (You will appreciate paying a little more for the privacy and view it offers.)
It truly deserves its #1 spot on TripAdvisor. From the moment i made the booking and corresponded with the reservations officer (Ms. Thuy Trang) til the time i left, i was left impressed and very satisfied with their levels and commitment to staying true to their mission of "Come. Stay. Experience". From the very beginning right till the end, it was safe to say that we were treated with utmost warmth. Amongst all the properties i have stayed in among all the different countries i have visited, Edensee indeed ranks as the top on my list.
First Impressions -
My first impression had already been good. As my fiancee and i would have stayed in Dalat for 2 nights prior already, i enquired with the hotel if they would be able to pick me up from my previous hotel. Ms. Thuy Trang, who handled my inquiry, not only gave me a warm reply, she gladly arranged for a car to pick my fiancee and I up from the hotel's doorstep.
Our "WOWs" began the moment we stepped into the car - A luxurious Executive Car with bottled water and a welcome letter started out ride into Edensee on a good note.
Ride into Edensee -
The Hotel is located in a remote area away from the City Center and it is almost impossible to find your way there unless you took a cab in. But as we were picked up by a Limo, we had that covered. The view of the Tuyen Lam Lake while driving in was Fantastic. The moment we drove into the main property itself, we were both floored at the beauty and span of the property. Beautiful private European Style villas dotting the landscape. Magnificent.
Check in and Rooms -
Check in was warm, fast and friendly. The moment we checked in, the front office arranged a club car to transport us and our luggage to our villa. The rooms are spacious, luxurious and beautiful, the toilets - mindblowing. Personal jacuzzi, rain showers all with a magnificent, beautiful view of the lake and the Pine Wood Forest! Both of us each took time to soak and relax in the personal jacuzzi.
Wrapping up in the fluffy towel-coat after that completed the relaxing experience.
Room Facillities -
The Balcony was where i spent a large amount of time lazing with my fiancee. Why not when the view was simply great. The gentle rustling of the pine trees in the crisp mountain air made for a calming and relaxing time, great for conversations to reconnect with your loved one.
Oh and did i mention the fireplace? It had always been our dream to stay at a hotel with a fireplace and on this trip, our dreams were fulfilled. It was great firing up the fireplace while we cosy-ed together in front of it to warm ourselves amidst the cold night mountain air.
The toilet even had its own fireplace and we left it on the whole night so that in the chilly morning, we did not have to freeze ourselves while taking a shower - it worked like a charm.
With the rain shower overlooking the lake through the pine wood forest, it was a real delight to shower with such a magnificent view.
Rooms offer much privacy and the sereneness of the property offered you a chance to fully relax and enjoy the scenery and take your mind off work and the hustle and bustle of city life.
A special mention to the Restaurant Executive Mr. Tri for his absolute kindness and warm when we had our dinner at the fantastic Riesling restaurant. Together with his crew of excellent wait staff, He provided us excellent service and even took the time to speak to us and share with us his passion for his job and his love for the Hotel.
He also took the time to share with us about Dalat's very own wine and offered tips on when is the best time to stay at the Edensee again. My fiancee and i both had a great time chatting with him. His thoughtfulness was also evident when he took the initiative to provide more candles as we were having our dinner on the restaurant's open deck.
At breakfast, we once again met him and he showed us around the buffet spread and shared tips with us on what we should try.
He truly made our experience all the more wonderful. We commend him highly for his professionalism!
Like Tri, all of the staff we encountered during our stay at Edensee was kind and friendly to us. They were eager to attend to our requests.
We could feel their genuine warmth and excellent attitude towards service.
Hotel Facilities -
As we were there during the low season, most of the hotel facilities were not operating, but i believe that if you request for it, they will personally switch it on for you. The heated swimming pool for example was closed but the hotel staff told us that if we wanted, they could switch it on for us. We didn't have to as we were having a great time playing badminton in the cool mountain air.
I will definitely return to the Edensee, not just for the view, but for the pleasure of having the privilege to be in the service of the wonderful staff at Edensee.
PS : Choose the Deluxe Lake View Room, it is well worth the difference in price as the mountain view rooms generally look directly into another villa.
PSS : While at Dalat, do try their local wines with a preserved sour plum dropped in. It seems like Dalat wines were made to be enjoyed that way as the already delicious wine became smooth, almost velvety and sweet after the sour plum infused in it for about 5-10 minutes.
- 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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