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Best Hotels in Dalat: A Plateau Retreat in the Pines

Dalat is the ideal nature getaway and its best hotels are also popular for remote working or a staycation. This chilly plateau city is fairly new to the international scene but it’s got all the potential to be a star. The brimming pine forests and glistening lakes are just a step away with tea plantations, orchids, and religious sites nearby. The city center is loved for its street food and window shopping for winter clothes with munchies or hot steaming drinks along the way.

Best Value Hotels in Dalat

When it comes to the best hotels in Dalat, there’s no questioning premium lakeside resorts surrounded by pine trees. There are, however, equally cozy and friendly homestays just outside the central area. For hanging out in Dalat central, there is everything from budget options to 5-star hotels.

*Due to the chilly weather of Dalat, the rooms are usually open-air. Fans are generally used instead of air-conditioning. Premium hotels may have heating appliances.

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1. The Kadupul Homecation

The Kadupul Homecation

Key Notes

  • Breakfast included
  • Outdoor lounge
  • Nice hill view
  • Free car parking
  • Outdoor BBQ area

The Kadupul Homecation is a family-run guesthouse in central Dalat with a lovely design and interior. It’s just a 15-min walk to Dalat Market.

All rooms are very spacious and some, such as the family room, have an ensuite bathroom. The studios have an electric heater and a bathtub. Soundproofing between rooms, however, could be better.

The tasty homemade Vietnamese breakfast alternates every day and they’ll do their best to meet any dietary restrictions. The yard is nice to enjoy some coffee, and tea is also provided. You are free to organize your own BBQ parties.

2. Crazy House

Bizarre Stay at Crazy House
[ by YHBae from Pixabay ]

Key Notes

  • Architects’ fever dream
  • Heating in rooms
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Central location

Crazy House or Hang Nga Villa in central Dalat is quite an ambitious architectural feat with a wow factor. It’s a popular sightseeing destination, but for guests, it’s free to look around. Be careful, though,  with some of the tricky stairs.

Each guest room is well-equipped with a wood fireplace and a hairdryer alongside free toiletries. Some rooms have a balcony or bathtub. The wifi may not be very strong due to the structure.

During the day, sightseers may accidentally try to open the doors or look through the window so it’s better to adventure out early or check out in the morning. Sightseeing hours are only until 7 PM so don’t worry about being disturbed at night.

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3. Big Home Dalat

Big Home Dalat

Key Notes

  • Great location
  • BBQ rooftop terrace 
  • Motorbike rentals
  • Air-conditioning all rooms
  • Helpful 24/7 front desk

Big Home Dalat is one of the best value homestays in a quiet neighborhood right in the center of Dalat city. Many destinations are within walking distance and they also have good motorcycles for rent. The owners are lovely and their yummy breakfast omelet is a plus for many guests.

The units, including the unisex dorm room, have air-conditioning. The private bathrooms provide basic toiletries but no hairdryer. The top floor is a communal area with a big table, a kitchen with BBQ equipment, and a karaoke player for groups.

4. Antonico Villa

Antonico Villa

Key Notes

  • Great mountain view
  • Quiet neighborhood
  • On-site restaurant and bakery
  • BBQ facilities
  • Free parking upon reservation

Antonico Villa is a family-run lodging in the quiet French Quarter of Dalat. The rooftop restaurant is adored by guests thanks to its delicious home-cooked Western, Vietnamese, and also fusion menu. The front sitting area is a good place to have coffee with the bakery’s excellent homemade bread and pastries.

There are budget double rooms, and more expensive balcony rooms have great mountain views. The windows are floor-to-ceiling so lower the curtain if you don’t want to get woken up too early by the sun. Guests coming in groups can also rent the BBQ facilities for a party on the rooftop.

5. May May Da Lat Apartments

May May Da Lat Apartments

Key Notes

  • 24/7 front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Living area
  • Communal lounge
  • Free self-serve laundry

May May Da Lat Apartments is an awesome and cozy 3-story hotel apartment in central Dalat. A 24/7 front desk and daily housekeeping are a rarity to apartments of this scale, not to mention the friendly staff. General amenities include a spacious communal lounge area and self-serve laundry facilities with a washer and a dryer.

The living area in each unit has a sofa and the top-floor units even come with a family dining table. The apartment doesn’t have an elevator and some units don’t have windows.

Luxury Resorts and 5-star Hotels in Dalat

1. Dalat Edensee Lake Resort & Spa

Dalat Edensee Lake Resort & Spa

Key Notes

  • Excellent views
  • Numerous activities for children
  • Sports, hiking, and yoga
  • Bathtub and electric fireplace all units
  • VIP club lounge with mini theater

Dalat Edensee Lake Resort & Spa is a 5-star resort by Tuyen Lam Lake with an amazing view over the mountains and pine forests. It’s 10 km from central Dalat but there are free scheduled shuttle drop-offs and pick-ups 3 times a day.

The service and amenities are impeccable with free buggies from the front desk to your unit and bicycles to ride around in the resort. The resort has two restaurants both with Asian and Western plus vegan options.

The temperature-controlled indoor pool is divided into staggered shallow sections for children but there’s no lifeguard. There are inside and outdoor children’s playgrounds,  a kids club that includes cookie baking, and an animal petting farm.

The VIP Club Lounge has 4 billiard tables for guests to freely play, a mini cinema, a golf simulator, and one of the two karaoke rooms in the resort. The Panorama Terrace is for events of up to 300 guests with outdoor dining including BBQ facilities.

Complimentary outdoor activities include a 3 km hiking trail and outdoor obstacle course with a supervisor. Sports activities include archery, tennis, and fishing with full equipment hire. You must register on the day for kayaking and the golf course is just 3 km away.

There’s also a gym, and yoga classes happen 3 times a week. Special honeymoon packages include daily spa treatments and afternoon tea. The VIP Villa has full dining, a spa, and chauffeur services.

2. Ana Villas Dalat Resort & Spa

Ana Villas Dalat Resort & Spa

Key Notes

  • Great synergy with nature
  • French Indochina design
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Bathtub all units
  • Outdoor temperature-controlled pool

Ana Villas Dalat Resort & Spa is a wonderful nature retreat only two kilometers from downtown Dalat. The seventeen villas were built from the 1920s to the 1930s but amenities are state-of-the-art. There’re free buggies from the front desk to the units before 10 PM.

All units in each villa have a ceiling fan, a heater, a fridge, and beds with mosquito nets. In the resort, there are an indoor children’s playground and a games room with a billiard table and table soccer. The restaurant is also highly rated and you can arrange for a romantic outdoor table for two. The resort’s world-class spa has two happy hour windows.

One of the highlights of the resort is the outdoor temperature-controlled pool. The depths are suitable for all ages and it has many shaded chairs and complimentary towels. You can check with the staff for yoga classes by the pool in the morning.

3. LADALAT Hotel

LADALAT Hotel

Key Notes

  • Poolside dining
  • Nice rooftop lounge
  • Children’s playground
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Free car parking

LADALAT Hotel is an inexpensive 5-star just on the edge of Dalat city center. Depending on the room you book, it can come with a heater, a bathtub, and a complimentary breakfast.

The Presidential Suite includes additional facilities like a mini sauna and jacuzzi, an in-room microwave, and a two-way airport shuttle. Less expensive rooms don’t have windows, and general amenities include a gym and indoor swimming pool only for adults.

The rooftop lounge boasts a lovely vegetable garden. The hotel has three restaurants and one has tables by the pool. There’s also a live music lounge, a spa, a business center, a karaoke room, and a mini amusement park for children.

Most Comfortable Homestays and Hostels

1. Mooka’s Home

Mooka's Home

Key Notes

  • Breakfast included
  • Rooftop lounge for BBQ
  • One free beer per day
  • Pool table
  • Dorm beds with curtains

Mooka’s Home is an affordable hostel for backpackers in central Dalat. There are two mixed dorms with bunk beds and private budget rooms with nice comfy beds. The private room bathrooms come with basic toiletries and towels are changed daily. Besides motorcycle and car rental, the hotels can help you arrange tours.

Guests can refill their water bottles for cheap instead of buying bottled water. The breakfast area is in front of the front desk with a few choices daily. The hotel holds a BBQ night every other day on the rooftop and offers one free beer per guest a day.

2. Cozy Nook Hotel

Cozy Nook Hotel

Key Notes

  • Wide lounge area
  • Free weekly activities
  • Communal kitchen
  • Family dinner
  • Free instant coffee and tea bags

Cozy Nook Hotel is popular with backpackers in downtown Dalat. The friendly staff will gladly offer you a map and give suggestions if you don’t know where to go in Dalat. The dorm rooms have a sofa and curtains for the beds. The bathrooms, including in the dorm rooms, have a hairdryer and bidet toilet.

The lounge area stretches from inside to the open back of the building with a variety of books and a piano. This is where they serve inexpensive family dinners for guests who want to socialize more. They also hold some free weekly activities including cocktails or live music.

3. The One Homestay Đà Lạt

The One Homestay

Key Notes

  • Central location
  • Communal kitchen
  • Living area with TV
  • Spacious rooms
  • Pets allowed

The One Homestay Đà Lạt is an affordable choice for families and couples in the middle of Dalat. The owners are very hospitable and they know where to get good food around. Pets are allowed since they also have a beautiful white cat.

The rooms are spacious, tidy, clean and the bathrooms come with free toiletries. The Queen Room and the Family Suite have a balcony but only the family room has a bathtub. Unfortunately, the road in front of the homestay can get noisy.

4. Da Lat Mr.Happy Homestay

Da Lat Mr. Happy Homestay

Key Notes

  • Budget rooms
  • Friendly owner and staff
  • Home-cooked meals
  • Rooftop lounge
  • Motorcycle rental

Da Lat Mr. Happy Homestay provides a nice homey atmosphere just out of town. The young and energetic owner is always happy to assist with tour suggestions and renting motorcycles. The home-cooked meals are a plus to guests and you can also join in the cooking.

Besides the double rooms, the homestay also has budget rooms for two and a dorm room with curtained bunk beds. The homestay doesn’t have a parking space for cars though. The rooftop lounge is a nice place to sit back and relax.

5. Nhà của Người và Ta

Nhà của Người và Ta

Key Notes

  • Free soymilk daily
  • Lovely interior and exterior
  • Friendly owners
  • Rooftop lounge
  • Dorm room has two bathrooms

Nhà của Người và Ta is a homestay run by a middle-aged couple on the edge of downtown Dalat. They don’t speak English well but use Google Translate and try their best to help with anything. Their free homemade soymilk is great in addition to their family meals.

The dorm room with 14 bunk beds has two bathrooms. All the units and bathrooms are nice, clean, but no TV. The rooftop lounge has a little garden and a nice view over the city to the mountain afar. Like many establishments in Dalat, the homestay closes at 10:30 PM.

Top Budget Hotels in Dalat

1. Maxim Hotel

Maxim Hotel

Key Notes

  • Central location
  • Netflix TV
  • In-room fridge and kettle
  • Communal kitchen
  • Top-floor sitting area

Maxim Hotel offers great service for the price in the middle of Dalat. The 24/7 front desk is more than happy to be of assistance. They’ll gladly do the booking for transportation, tours, and personally take you to good restaurants and bars around.

You can freely use the communal kitchen to cook something. The sitting areas at the front desk on the top floor are nice to sit back with a drink. The design is minimal but one of the highlights of the rooms is Netflix TV together with a fridge and kettle.

2. Gia Pham Hotel

Gia Pham Hotel

Key Notes

  • Central location
  • Top-floor lounge
  • Communal kitchen
  • Surprise treat
  • Spacious rooms

Gia Pham Hotel is a nice family-run choice with spacious rooms for families with a lot of luggage. Tea and coffee are always ready in the communal kitchen. You can have them with breakfast in the yard or in the top-floor lounge.

After a day out, you may come back to the hotel and be welcomed with artichoke tea or avocado ice cream on the house. The street can get a bit noisy but it’s fine if you close the door and window. All units have a flat-screen TV and some have a balcony.

3. THIEN AN GUEST HOUSE

THIEN AN GUEST HOUSE

Key Notes

  • Central location
  • Top-floor lounge
  • Smart TV and fridge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Good rental motorcycles

THIEN AN GUEST HOUSE is a recently renovated lodging with all units having a window, smart TV, and fridge. The rooms are clean, tidy, spacious, and the beds are comfortable. Some rooms also have a balcony.

The top-floor lounge has a pretty nice view in the evening. Unfortunately, they don’t do breakfast, but there are many food and beverage establishments around. The guesthouse also has new and good motorcycles for rent.

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