I love restored colonial-era hotels, so I was very much looking forward to my stay at the Dalat Palace. It's a great property with spectacular views. But the owners/management need to make a few changes to earn the full five stars in my opinion.
First, the good: the staff were very helpful and kind. The rooms are lovely and clean. Bedding was good (although the mattress may have been a tad soft for my liking). Wifi was free and fast.
Second, where things can be improved: The room service menu, while served 24 hours, is quite limited. The breakfast buffet in the restaurant was good, but also fairly limited as far as hotel buffets go. Plus, they stop service at 10 am sharp. Tourists who want to sleep in a bit who want breakfast after that time are out of luck (the same goes for the affiliated restaurant Cafe de la Poste). The hotel always seemed eerily quiet. I saw other guests come in and out, and occasionally during the breakfast service, but there was a definite lack of energy. The minibar in the room wasn't plugged in (and I couldn't find an outlet), so beverages were warm.
Despite the above, I still wholeheartedly recommend the Dalat Palace. It is really quite lovely. I'd really like this place to rank amongst the best in the country, but they need to do a little more work to get there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Dalat stands a remarkable residential address – Dalat Palace. Built in the early part of the last century, in 1922, Dalat Palace offers luxurious elegance, gracious service and French colonial charm.The Hotel is located right in the city centre, within walking distance of the Dalat Market, shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. It is 30 minutes drive from Lien Khuong Airport.43 rooms of elegant colonial style feature ornate furnishings, wood floors, floor-to-ceiling French doors, chandeliers, cast iron bathtub, a working fireplace, luxurious bathroom amenities and high-speed Internet access. Each room offers a Xuan Huong lake view or Dalat Cathedral view. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Accor Dalat Palace
- Sofitel Dalat
- Dalat Sofitel