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Thanh Thuy Hotel Dalat
Ranked #56 of 77 Hotels in Da Lat
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good location near the lake....”
Reviewed 13 September 2012

This hotel is situated up on a hill facing the lake and within walking distance to the markets and town centre. All rooms face the courtyard where you can sit and take in the view and enjoy the cool fresh weather. Just across the hotel by the lake sits the Blue Cafe (but decked out in purple!) which is a lovely place to have a relaxing cup of coffee....breakfast, lunch or dinner. We came here everyday as our breakfast at the hotel was not great - very simple and not a lot of choice, mainly cold Vietnamese food.
The rooms were surprisingly large, but very old, and in our case very dirty and damp - our bed linen were stained and feel we may have had a few bed bugs too....we were scratching all night!
Overall, an average hotel which needs updating and improvements on the general cleaniness of the rooms. Great location, helpful and friendly staff.
The hotel offers good tours and airport transfers. Correspondence via email was efficient and accommodating with many of our requests.

Tip: Remember to bring warm clothing to sleep. The weather at night can get very cold...especially for those whose bed is right by the windows.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Looking more like a small hotel in an Italian town, the Empress Hotel is a lovely choice for a stay in Da Lat.

The staff are lovely. It is within easy reach of the Crazy House, the market and the lake.

The only downside is the breakfast which isn't too great.

Make sure you visit the Linh Phuoc Pagoda - the most incredible architectural structure I have ever set eyes on!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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bunbury
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2012

This Hotel is in a wonderful location at the top of the lake and just around the corner from the markets, in this lovely quiet little city.
The staff speak ok English and were helpful.
Visit the Crazy House while here. We walked from this hotel.
The flowers and vegetable gardens are lovely.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2011

What I most like about the Empress Dalat Hotel is that it is a good value for the money and close to Dalat market which has lots of things to eat, see, and buy. The size of the our room at the Empress is alot larger than rooms at other hotels, while the price of our room is lower. For the most part, the hotel is nice and quiet, while the staff is excellent. But Dalat has lots of mosquitoes, should have mosquito nets.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Alstonville, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2011

The whole property is tired and run down, with old fittings and not well maintained - especially my bed. It was very musty and not fresh at all, and not very clean. The biggest problem was the overpowering smell of poor drainage. It almost made me sick many times.
Then the wifi closed down completely, with no explanation or apology.
The only saving grace was a nice breakfast. We left as soon as we could!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 June 2011

Always difficult to judge a boutique hotel, as price and star rating don't completely match with standard hotels. Pro: stunning location above the lake, nice viewas. Spacious rooms and good bathrooms, though both are a bit dark - windows towards the stairway and not the open air. Good heating in rooms (really needed). Not so good: limited breakfast, much walking on the stairs, sometimes noise from the cafe part on the (lovely) atrium coming into the rooms.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Almere
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Reviewed 13 May 2011

We arrived at the Empress hotel to find our room was dirty (hairs on the floor everywhere), the bathroom none to clean (detergent stains on the floor and rusted taps), no air-conditioning (contrary to what was advertised) and to top it off a totally rotten minibar fridge which almost made me vomit with the stench upon opening it.
The manager offered to upgrade us tot "the" suite, but we refused and had our travel agency get us a room in another hotel.
This place is supposedly rated at 3 stars, I'm not sure who rated it as such, but I can assure you he or she has never crossed the threshold!

Room Tip: Don't bother...
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Thanh Thuy Hotel Dalat
Address: 05 Nguyen Thai Hoc St | Lam Dong Province, Da Lat, Vietnam (Formerly Empress Hotel)
Region: Vietnam > Lam Dong Province > Da Lat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #56 of 77 Hotels in Da Lat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thanh Thuy Hotel Dalat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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