Ana Mandara Villas Dalat4.5 out of 5.0
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Da Lat offers a quiet. cool getaway from all the hussle and bussle and the heat of Vietnam. Beautiful restored 1920 colonial French villas, our room was a delight with four poster bed and claw foot bath, with a lovely balcony overlooking the gardens. The staff were very friendly. After two weeks of fast paced travel through Vietnam, Ana Mandara Resort was the ideal place to unwind and relax before heading home. We enjoyed breakfast , lunch and dinner and were looked after wonderfully by the staff and enjoyed a lovely chat with the Chef. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a quiet getaway!
Dalat it about 5,000 feet above sea level and when you depart the airport the lower temperature is immediately noticeable. We were transferred to Ana Mandara Villas (about 40 minutes) and from the moment we checked in we were just amazed with the resort. Built in the 1920's 30's by the French, each of the building have a distinct French Colonial feel, tall doorways, dark timbers and French Doors to the small balconies. No air-conditioning is needed in Dalat as the weather is so mild that you don't need them. The rooms do have a ceiling fan for the odd warm day. Breakfast was the buffet type with a grand selection of western and Asian fare. The chef prepared one of the best Pho soups that I have ever tasted, soup for breakfast, yes, most locals eat Pho for breakfast. We had organised tours of the local area and the next day we headed off for our adventures. If you are staying in Da Lat, make sure you book Ana Mandara Villas, you will not be disappointed. We had dinner in the restaurant, we took a set menu including roast duck. The food was very good. We had two nights in Da Lat but three nights would have been nicer. It is a little way from the main town (3 km) but taxis are always stationed near reception and are very inexpensive. The rooms are all equipped with an ensuite, a beautiful cast iron bath that includes a shower. Highly recommended
Da Lat strikes you as different as soon as you leave the plane - several degrees cooler than the coastal areas and fresher, with beautiful lush planting and flowers. The drive to Ana Mandara Villas takes around 35-40 minutes. The transfer costs 660k VND if you let the hotel collect you, around a third of that if you get a fixed price taxi from the airport. The villas are a beautiful collection of 1920's colonial French buildings that have been lovingly restored to create a real period atmosphere. The accommodation we felt was superb and the large beds with mosquito nets very romantic. Breakfasts at the restaurant were good and if you can get one of the outside tables it feels a bit more personal than the large dining room. For the evening meals we just felt that the restaurant was so far above the cost of anywhere else we had seen in Vietnam that we were uncomfortable with it and went out to eat. In particular we thought the wine list prices were eye watering even for a country where wine is not cheap and subject to import duty. We would stay here again because of the quality of the villas and the ambiance. The front desk staff although friendly and plentiful in number were not that useful or knowledgeable compared to other hotels of this standard.
Not really the best place for leisure travelers. Beautiful campus but everything is very spread out and a good long walk to town. The rooms are enormous and very nice but not necessary unless staying for a very long period of time. Service was good, food was very good, our only real issue was "wild" dogs barking every night loud enough to wake us up several times.
stayed in one of the villas for a weekend. clean, friendly service, very quiet in an wonderful natural environment. Enjoyed also the heated pool very much. Good breakfast. just the checkin and checkout times are not very convenient.
We stayed two nights and the rooms in our villa were delightful. If it was just myself and husband staying it would have been perfect but my daughter shared our rooms and there was no privacy in the bathroom area. A shower room would have been better for family sharing. That said everything was simply beautiful and tastefully decorated in the era of the buildings. We arrived in the pouring rain and decided to eat in the restaurant. The staff were lovely but there was no atmosphere and would benefit from some music as it was so quiet. The food was average, however the breakfast selection was amazing and made up for the dull meal the night before. We had arrange two tours with Mr Tanh and he was simply fantastic. We were picked up from the airport as time was short to start the rural tour and Mr Tanh was one of the best guides we could have wished for. He and the driver showed us around Dalat was two days and couldn't have been more accommodating and informative. Mr Tanh gets five stars from our family. The hotel has a stunning pool and lovely grounds. We would return.
What a wonderful place with great customer service. The rooms are amazing with very quaint furnishings. The chef is very accommodating and the menu for dinner was very well coordinated with a fin selections of wine. Nice long walks in the evening with a cool temperature.
Stayed here for 2 nights and loved it. Our room was very cozy and spacious, with a great view. The bed was the comfiest bed out of our 2 week stay in Vietnam. The staff were very friendly and incredibly helpful and polite. The location is out of town but we found that not to be a problem at all, a very quick taxi ride or a longer walk if you are up to it. The breakfast was great, the pool area is very inviting. Would love to stay here again!
This hotel is lovely. Comprising a number of French villas just outside of Dalat city centre, our stay here was refreshing after the heat and bustle of Saigon. Staff were friendly and helpful, food was good. The villas are quite spread out, but they have golf carts (buggies) to ferry you and your luggage to your villa and you just need to call reception if you want them to pick you up. It was raining a lot when we were there so we made use of this, but in the sunny patches of the days the walk was pleasant. We had one taxi drop us all the way to our door as it was pouring with rain. We organised a day tour through the hotel and our guide, Thanh, was very informative. We were also able to customise our tour which was helpful. The only problem we had at this hotel was our bathroom - the sink and shower hose leaked. We alerted the hotel staff to this and they sent a handyman to fix it (which he did), but the design of the shower/bath situation was such that we still had water spillage issues. Our hot water also mysteriously vanished when we got up at 5am to leave for Danang (cold shower, not so great!). Otherwise, we really rated this place.
I spent 2 nights and 3days staying at Ana Mandara Resort. That was really nice. It is located a bit outskirt of the city, so it is quiet and more private. The resort has a warm pool for those who like swimming like me. That's one of the points setting it apart from other places. Its atmosphere is suitable for family or couples who want to escape from the hustling and bustling city. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and courteous. I will definitely come back next time.
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85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 648 reviews