French Colonial Charm
Luxury Resort From USD $175
Dalat, Lam Dong, Vietnam
2 Bedrooms, sleeps 2
From USD $175
A total of 70 accommodations spread between seventeen individual, original French colonial villas. Rooms are independently furnished and are true to their original design and décor. A feature of each villa is the surrounding landscaped areas and expansive views of local urban life and farming countryside.
Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa is a 70 room resort, set in the rural highlands of Dalat, Vietnam. This luxury resort comprises of seventeen fully restored colonial-style villas, each originally constructed between the 1920’s and 1930’s by the French settlers of the time.
The villas retain the unique personalities of their original owners while being lovingly restored to their former glory – albeit with added touches of luxury, with great care taken to preserve original designs, décor and charm.
La Petit Dalat is the hotel's signature restaurant, which serves anything from a pot of freshly roasted Dalat Coffee to home-made pastries, cookies, pasta, cheese platters and wines.
La Cochinchine Spa is the luxuriously appointed facility, set amidst the French Colonial Villas, and includes five treatment rooms with extraordinary views across Dalat country life.
A total of 70 accommodations spread between seventeen individual, original French colonial villas. Rooms are independently furnished and are true to their original design and décor. Each villa consists of between three and six en-suited rooms, and includes the following shared areas for residential guests:
- Lounge area and open fireplace (most of villas)
- Dining room
- Outdoor terrace and sitting area
- Kitchen and pantry
A feature of each villa is the surrounding landscaped areas and expansive views of local urban life and farming countryside.
Room types range from Le petit Rooms, Villa Rooms, Villa Studios through to Villa Suites. Additionally, especially dedicated Spa Villa Suites are available for that extra pampering.
For something truly unique, ask about The Bellevue Suite – with a breathtaking balcony and 270° views to match.
La Villa – Private & perfect for a family or just two people seeking the ultimate in privacy.
As each room has been individually restored to the original design, room sizes and positioning vary from villa to villa.
In-Villa Dining is by prior arrangement – either as a formal set dinner or as a more relaxed open barbeque. As each villa comes with a fully equipped kitchen, staff can easily arrange romantic candlelit dinners in the Villa Dining room or set on your own private balcony.
Group barbeques or dinners also provide a breathtaking twist in a private dining room or in your villa garden, particularly if travelling with friends and families, or getting away for a small group meeting.
"Le Petit Dalat" Restaurant
The resort’s restaurant offers delicious Vietnamese and fusion cuisine options
with an extensive wine list.
Bar Nine allows guests to choose from a wide selection of spirits or wines. Located near the restaurant, Bar Nine is the perfect place to finish or start the evening.
By the pool, providing an extensive cocktail list and snack menu,
Book yourself in for a treat by having dinner in the wine cellar in the attic. The cellar sets up an evening for a very intimate experience as the lighting and the surrounds set the tone for that special occasion or for a private dinner with a few friends.
Guest service officer is assigned to each villa and is available on call for any requirements, 6am – 10pm.
La Cochinchine Spa provides perfect harmony between relaxation and revitalizing, offering therapeutic treatments to balance the senses. It is designed with pampering and healing therapies focusing on health, relaxation, beauty, stress reduction and recuperation from the modern pressures and work-related stress.
Outdoor heated swimming pool
Pool bar & billiard table
Choice of outdoor barbeque locations
Baby sitting service
"Ana Mandara is a beautiful place with character. It is plush but not ostentatious. It is situated on a hill, a short taxi ride from downtown Dalat and a walkable distance for most. We went there in Dec 2011, even though the weather was cold and rainy, we still had a lovely stay. My mother who is in her 80's, could not walk too much but enjoyed visiting the restaurant, or sitting by the fireplace in the villa. The hotel has a lush green surrounding, very pleasant to be looking out to see nature all around you. The villas themselves are absolutely delightful. The 4 of us rented a whole villa, there are two bedrooms on the main floor, my husband and I stayed in the huge bedroom in the lower floor.
It reminded us of a mini-chateau we saw in France. The staff is attentive and friendly, they lit the fireplace for us more than once and were helpful in many ways. The buffet breakfast offers Asian and Western food, is quite a spread, with many homemade and organic products like yogurt and jam. From the hotel, my husband and I walked to town, we passed shops, a police station, a hospital, and a school with students smiling and speaking English like "hello" to us. That kind of exchange made us feel so welcome in spite of all the language and cultural differences." Pui Wong, Brooklyn, New York
"Wow! We found these well restored 1920's and 30's French colonial-style villas to be so unique, we wondered whether there is anything else like this resort 'suburb' in the world. That's what it was like - an attractive olde-worlde Frech-colonial rural suburb - heavily wooded - and I guess that it is what it once was. Each of the villas offers several large, attractively decorated but private suites within. All similar but different. We had our own large bedroom, huge bathroom, with separate sitting room. Additional to this was an attractively decorated communal lounge, and dining and kitchen areas within the villa but they appeared to be little used as there is really no need for one to leave their suite." Happy TravelsQld, Surfers Paradise, Australia
From about USD $175 to USD $220 per night, however there are a number of packages and special deals for multiple night stays that can reduce room costs to as little as USD $100 per night.