My husband and I just returned from 4 days in Dalat and were delighted with the YK Home Villa. In particular, we were delighted with Lys who could not have been a more wonderful, professional and endearing hostess.
Even before we arrived, I experienced touches of her examplary service as she emailed me to confirm the reservation which had been phoned in by a friend, then wrote a few days later to say that a larger room had become available and she would like to offer it to us at the same cost since we were staying four nights.
While the location of the YK (pronounced "eek-ah" by the Vietnamese -- good to know for taxi drivers) is listed as being a little out of town, it takes no more than 20 mins to walk there and is located in a beautiful area.
Our room was very large, as promised. There was a king-sized bed with fluffy comforter, large bathroom and a balcony which looked out onto stunning views of the countryside.
The only negative we experienced was the unfortunate positioning of a local church which sounded their bells at 4:45am every morning, providing a very early awakening (before going back to sleep again). So, if you're a light sleeper or tend not to fall back to sleep after awakening, you may want to bring earplugs or cotton balls.
Breakfast at the YK is also really good and I loved the pancakes which I had almost every day, as well as the delightful service and warmth of Duc, Lys' husband, who is the perfect partner by being equally hospitable.
In the lobby, there is free use of the computers and Lys was great in making honest suggestions about where to go and what to avoid in Dalat. She was always one step ahead of what we needed and, as she often said, wanted us to feel at home.
It was actually quite sad saying goodbye to our new friends and, since we had an early pre-breakfast departure, Lys said she'd give us some bread to take for our trip. We bid farewell, waved to her and Duc until they were out of sight, then noticed that the bread was warm. Inside the packet was a breakfast of freshly scrambled eggs tucked inside a crispy baguette.
A perfect reminder of service and kindess that went above and beyond our expectations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the center of Dalat city, only 1.7 km from Dalat Market, near Domainne De Marie Church, Ana Mandara Resort and Tran Le Xuan Palace, YK – HOME Luxury Villa has 15 spacious unique rooms, a cozy bar and restaurant, a modern kitchen to bring the feeling of “being at HOME” for guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yk Home Villa Hotel Dalat