Ana Mandara Villas, Dalat - review by Rusty Compass
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Ana Mandara Villas, Dalat

| 17 Oct 2012
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Ana Mandara Villas, Dalat
Le Lai Street, Ward 5, Da Lat, Lam Dong Province
+84 (63) 3555 888

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Price guide: From around US$70

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17 Oct 2012

Ana Mandara Villas is another memorable colonial era hotel in Dalat set across 17 unique 1920s and 30s villas.

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Location

Ana Mandara Villas are a 5 minute taxi ride from downtown Dalat set on a hill. While the hotel grounds have plenty of appeal, the location has no real attractions in the immediate surrounds and quite a bit of noise can emanate from nearby residences.


Review

Ana Mandara Villas are the most striking relic of Dalat's time as a French colonial hill station. I've not found a comparable collection of well preserved villas anywhere else in this city. As with elsewhere in Vietnam, preservation in Dalat has come a poor second to haphazard construction.

The Ana Mandara consists of 70 rooms of wildly variable size in 17 villas spread across spacious grounds (mobility is important in negotiating the grounds).

The lead in "petit" rooms are indeed small and if you're planning on staying somewhere like this, it probably makes sense to spend a little more for a villa room.

Room decor is simple and tasteful with a cosy rustic chalet feel. Each of the villas have additional common spaces, many with fireplaces, that add a welcome communal feel.

The Ana Mandara also has a swimming pool - something rare in Dalat on account of the cooler climate.


Brief
Internet, swimming pool, cable TV, restaurants, spa.
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