The Best Hotels and Resorts in Dalat, Vietnam
The views at Khách Sạn Dalat Palace are incredible considering its convenient central location | Courtesy of Khách Sạn Dalat Palace / Expedia
Flowers, lakes and cool mountain air come to mind when you think of Dalat, nestled in the rugged hills of far northern Vietnam. This is where French colonists built villas to escape the Saigon heat, and the accommodation takes inspiration from that legacy. It ranges from colonial-era mansions to massive contemporary hotels, most offering access to both the dining and shopping opportunities Dalat has to offer, as well as the abundant nature that surrounds it.
LaRita Dalat Boutique Hotel
3.8/5 (4 Reviews)
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LaRita offers contemporary chalet vibes. Rooms are spacious and inviting, decked in whites and dark woods with just a hint of ski lodge, some offering balconies with views over the surrounding countryside. With a location at the northern edge of downtown Dalat, within walking distance of Xuan Huong Lake, you’ll have easy access to both town and countryside.
Khách Sạn Dalat Palace
4.4/5 (166 Reviews)
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The colonial-era Khách Sạn Dalat Palace is a landmark hotel in Dalat. The rooms are palatial and come with charming old-school features such as ornate furnishings, wood floors, floor-to-ceiling French doors, chandeliers, cast-iron bathtubs and working fireplaces. Not enough? There’s a gym, bar, fine-dining restaurant and even a royal karaoke room, not to mention a convenient central location.
Swiss-BelResort Tuyền Lâm
Boutique Hotel, Resort, Golf Hotel
4.2/5 (113 Reviews)
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It’s easy to forget that you’re in Southeast Asia at this resort, surrounded by beautiful mountains in the countryside south of Dalat. If you ever grow weary of the stunning hillside views, there’s also a golf course, two pools, a tennis court, a comfy cinema, a gym and a spa to keep you entertained and relaxed.
Dalat Edensee Lake Resort and Spa
Resort, Spa Hotel
4.4/5 (111 Reviews)
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Dalat Edensee is a clever choice whether you’re on a business trip or a family holiday. With indoor activities including a pool table and spa, and outdoor activities that range from archery to kayaking – not to mention kid-specific distractions such as a children’s pool and playground – it doesn’t really matter that the hotel is located a short distance outside of town, especially when you can enjoy expansive views of Tuyen Lam Lake.
TTC Hotel Premium Ngoc Lan
Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel
3.9/5 (184 Reviews)
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The imposing TTC Hotel Premium Ngoc Lan, in the heart of Dalat, looks over the central market, night market and Xuan Huong Lake. The rooms are luxurious, staff are service-minded and the hotel has all the amenities you’d expect of high-end accommodation: a spa, gym, fine-dining restaurant and even a karaoke room.
Dalat Hôtel du Parc
4/5 (400 Reviews)
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In operation since 1932, and resembling a colonial-era French villa, Hôtel du Parc is a charming building originally built when Dalat was a mountain playground for French families escaping the heat of Saigon. Rooms are subtle and classy, decked in warm reds and woods, and offer access to a range of facilities including a spa and karaoke.
La Sapinette Hotel
Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast
4.1/5 (151 Reviews)
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Though La Sapinette Hotel is a little outside the city centre, the rooms are large, modern and good value, the service is superb and a hotel shuttle makes it easy to get into town for shopping and dining. The hotel features a high-end restaurant and a conference room, making it a perfect choice for important business meetings.
Zen Valley Dalat
Boutique Hotel, Garden Hotel
4.1/5 (70 Reviews)
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As the name suggests, the 17 colonial-era bungalows at Zen Valley are an idyllic escape from the often-hectic Dalat. Ample wood panelling lends a feeling of being engulfed in nature, while a bucolic location just south of the city centre will inspire you to explore the countryside. There’s also a spa, library and plenty of activities for the kids.
Saigon Dalat Hotel
4.1/5 (125 Reviews)
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Dalat has an impressive number of luxury hotels for such a small city, and the Saigon Dalat is yet another example. The 160 rooms here are handsome and timeless, many offering terrific views of the surrounding mountains. It’s close proximity to the city centre also means you have easy access to everything the city has to offer.
Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort and Spa
Resort, Garden Hotel, Spa Hotel
4.4/5 (324 Reviews)
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You feel as if you’ve travelled back in time at Ana Mandara. The 17 rooms and villas, located a short taxi ride from Dalat, include charming old-school touches such as clawfoot tubs and vintage furniture, and are united by a beautiful colonial-era garden. There’s also a spa, pool, restaurant and plenty of activities to keep the children busy while you relax.
This is an updated version of an article originally written by Matthew Pike.
These recommendations were updated on March 29, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.