Solid midrange, good value
Damsan has an unusual, over the top exterior that is slightly off-putting.
However, the rooms are great for the price. The standard and superior have the same configuration except for the flooring – standard has tile while superior has laminate floors. Both rooms are spacious, get natural light and have a sitting area, box TV, fridge, bedside electrical plugs and table, minibar, kettle, air-con, WiFi and desk. The decor has been jazzed up with colourful lamps and tribal fabrics on seat cushions and the padded headboard. Bathrooms are boring and functional with the usual bathtub/shower combo and granite countertop. Breakfast is included in the rate, and there’s a large swimming pool and tennis court to boot. Damsan Hotel offers good value, something to weigh against being one kilometre away from the centre. Solo travellers receive 100,000 dong off the rate.
Address: 212-214 Nguyen Cong Tru St, Buon Ma Thuot
T: (0500) 385 1234; F: (0500) 385 0303
Coordinates (for GPS): 108º3'11.65" E, 12º40'49.42" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||550,000 dong||550,000 dong|
|Superior double room||700,000 dong||700,000 dong|
|Deluxe double room||850,000 dong||850,000 dong|
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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