Influenced heavily by the French, the city of Dalat is far from your typical Asian city. The weather is spring-cool instead of tropical hot, and elegant French colonial villas are dotted around the city among fields full of strawberries and flowers rather than rice. Sounds idyllic right? Surrounded by hills, pine forests, lakes and waterfalls, the cool city is known as the “City of Eternal Spring.” Not only is Dalat a beautiful city but it is also full of many adrenaline-fuelled activities which you can enjoy. To help you in planning your trip, here are our top picks for the best places to stay in Dalat for hotels and hostels.
Best Budget Places to Stay in Dalat
Near: Linh Son Pagoda
Price Range: $5-10 a night
Although Dalat Green Hostel offers basic rooms, backpackers highly recommend the place due to its hospitality and atmosphere. Of course, the food has something to do with it too! The owners are extremely helpful and kind and sometimes cook “family dinners” for all the travelers to come together to socialize and enjoy home-cooked delicacies. With clean, comfortable beds and amicable friends, $5 a night is a crazy price for everything you get!
Dalat Moon Hostel
Near: Dalat Flower Gardens
Price Range: $5-$18 a night
For all you budget travelers out there where the location is everything (after the price of course), Dalat Moon Hostel is the place for you. Located right in the center you are only 1 mile away from all the main attractions and popular bars and restaurants. The rooms are basic and clean with comfortable beds. A real value for money place compared to a lot of budget hostels in the city center. (Expect to pay $5 for a dorm bed where private rooms range from $9-18)
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Duy Phuong Hotel
Near: The Cathedral of Dalat
Price Range: $8-$10 a night
If you’ve been traveling for a while and want to stay in one place for a few days, Duy Phuong Hotel is a good budget option. You can get a large room, with a private bathroom (with a bath and shower) and balcony for the same cost as some dorm rooms around Asia. The rooms also have a wardrobe for you to fully unpack and feel homely for a while. At $8 for a double room, you can live comfortably and at an affordable price!
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Best Mid-Range Places to Stay in Dalat
Monet Garden Villa
Near: Thien Vuong Pagoda
Price Range: $48-150 for private rooms
Monet Garden Villa is only 450 yards from Dalat Train Station and is easy to find. Situated in the center of Dalat, this hotel is the perfect place to use as a base for exploring! The hotel itself has immaculately kept gardens with a sun terrace, tennis courts, a gym and a spa. The restaurants are also highly recommended by guests. The rooms are spacious and clean, with balconies facing the gardens or with sweeping city views. With a hotel as great as this, $48 for a superior double room is worth it.
TTC Hotel Premium Dalat
Near: Da Lat Market
Price Range: $40-80 for private rooms
If you want to feel the hustle and bustle of the city, TTC Hotel Premium Dalat is the place to be. Situated right next to the central market, you can explore the amazing fruit, flower, meat and clothing stalls each evening. With major sites such as the Xuan Huong Lake, the Cathedral of Dalat and the Summer Palace all under 1 mile away, you are quite literally in the heart of all the action. The hotel itself offers big comfortable rooms and amazing breakfasts, along with all the amenities you expect from a hotel. (Prices start at $40 for a superior twin room)
River Prince Hotel
Near: Linh Son Pagoda
Price Range: $40-90 for private rooms
Slightly outside of the center you’ll find River Prince Hotel, a place that you wouldn’t want to leave. This hotel masters two qualities that are important to every traveler: food and sleep! With spacious rooms complete with over-sized windows offering city views, you could live in your room as the beds are so comfy. Did I mention you can heat the rooms too? If that wasn’t enough, the hotel has 2 on-site restaurants offering a wide range of Vietnamese and Western dishes that guests swear by. At $40 per night for a superior double room, this hotel gets my vote.
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Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Dalat
Bavico Plaza Hotel Dalat
Near: Xuan Huong Lake
Price Range: $70-200 for private rooms
For luxury and relaxation, a stay at the Bavico Plaza Hotel Dalat will have you back to your best self in no time. Each spacious and plush room has a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom with a bath and some have seating areas by the window to sit and enjoy the views while you read or drink wine. Relaxed yet? Spend the evening having a meal at the in-house restaurant followed by drinks at the bar. (Prices range between $70-80 for a double room and $90-200 for a room with a view or a junior suite)
Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa
Near: Cam Ly Waterfalls
Price Range: $120-160 for private rooms
For mountain exploration by day and cozy evenings in by night, Ana Mandara Villas are the top choice. Situated in Dalat’s rural highlands, you can hike around the surrounding area and explore the local countryside while you take in the panoramic mountain views. Enjoy Vietnamese or fusion cuisine at the on-site restaurant or a massage at the spa center before heading back to your villa. Each villa is elegantly furnished with a fireplace and private terrace. Prices range from $120-160 for that perfect villa.
Dalat Palace Hotel
Near: The Cathedral of Dalat
Price Range: $210-420 for private rooms
Back in the heart of Dalat is the highly elegant Dalat Palace Hotel. Highly influenced by the French, the hotel is located in its own private park and furnished with 1920s French colonial decor. Hotel features include a restaurant, spa, gym, library, and business center, and is only a short walk away from the Bao Dai Palace. If you want to experience luxury back in time, the Palace Hotel is the place to be. (Prices of rooms range from $210-420 a night)
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