By far this hotel is memorable for the service. The owner and his wife run the hotel and it has a friendly, family feel about it as in the mornings you see their children go off to school and the whole family hangs around the lobby in the evenings. As soon as we got off the cab the husband and wife greeted us and insisted on carrying both our bags and showing us to our room, they also provide you with any information you need and recommend you restaurants.
Unfortunately our great first impression that the owners gave us was dampened slightly by the room. The price was good and for 15 USD we got a spacious room with a balcony and two beds as well as all the extras like wifi and cable TV, no breakfast though. But what really got to us was how the room looked, it was sparse with old-looking furniture and there were lizards at night which kinda freaked me out. The toilet was worse, though there was hot water with good water pressure, there was a strange hole in the wall that they partially covered with a piece of metal. The room also felt slightly dirty, not that there was trash lying around but the walls could have been scrubbed. Overall the room could have been better and we have definitely experienced smaller but way cosier and more comfortable rooms at other budget hotels in Vietnam.
Location-wise we had no complaints, Dalat is a small town and our hotel was within walking distance to the market, lake and a great and cheap restaurant named Tu Anh's Orginal Peace Cafe where we had dinner twice.
As for safety, Dalat was less crowded than Ho Chi Minh City and we felt safer on the streets. Nevertheless we kept our valuables with the hotel safety-deposit box at the reception and everything was in order when we left.
As a whole we would recommend this hotel for its fantastic service, price (one of the bigger budget hotel rooms in Vietnam), location and safety, but for those who prefer a more comfortable room you ought to consider another place.
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- Also Known As:
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