A piece of history
Formerly the Novotel Dalat, Du Parc Hotel Dalat is a 140-room classic dating back to 1932.
A stay here is certainly a trip back in time and when you enter the lobby, you half expect to see moustachioed men smoking cigars at the lobby bar or women sweeping down the staircase carrying parasols. Even the lift looks like an Art Deco antique. The English-speaking service is sharp and bellhops still respond to a little desk bell. Rooms, though spotless and comfortable, are dated in style and could use an overhaul. Beautiful wood floors, old wood furniture, soft white linens, plain cream walls, tall ceilings and French windows are the highlights. Amenities include tea/coffee kit, TV and WiFi. The bathrooms, though clean, are a clashing mix of drab tile, granite and wood with a clunky shower/tub combo with shower curtain, reminiscent of a 1980s hotel.
The hotel is a piece of history in a great central location on Tran Phu, on the south side of the lake. If creaky floors and dated decor aren’t your thing, go elsewhere. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Their charming Le Cafe de la Poste French restaurant is just across the street.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.
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