Dalat is located in the south central highlands of Vietnam. Known unofficially as The City of Eternal Spring, Dalat also lays claim to the title of le Petit Paris. A scaled down version of the Eiffel Tower emerging from the city centre adds a certain Parisian feel, however it is the natural beauty of Xuan Huong Lake and the numerous examples of European inspired architecture and wide city streets that are really the centerpiece of this gorgeously romantic seductive city of 192,441 inhabitants. The area sits at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level and has rolling mountainous with pine trees, Dalat became the summer hill-station retreat for royalty and high society in the 1920’s when it was discovered by Louis Pasteur and developed by Emperor Bao Dai.
A 70 room resort, restaurant and La Cochinchine Spa set in the rural highlands of Dalat, Vietnam comprising 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 a touch of luxury, with all care taken to preserve original design, décor and charm.
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)
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 and Villa Studios through to Villa Suites. We also offer especially dedicated Spa Villa Suites for that extra pampering. For something truly unique, ask about The Bellevue Suite – with a breathtaking balcony and 270° views to match. La Villa – A private & perfect for a family 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. The information below is provided in a general format.
Le Petit Room (22.0sqm)
A smaller room with the same level of comfort as a Villa Room
Villa Rooms (27.5 sqm)
Each fitted with a traditional bath.
Villa Studios (39.5 sqm)
Majority have private or shared terraces and lounge area
Villa Suites (51.5 sqm)
Have separate lounge and / or terrace areas and expansive room size, without any compromise to the original design and décor.
Spa Villa Suites (62 sqm)
A unique glasshouse covered terrace, includes a treatment and separate steam room plus private lounge area and bedroom.
The Bellevue Suite (70.5 sqm plus 50 sqm of balcony)
A luxuriously appointed suite, boasting the largest private balcony on the property, Conveniently located to the nearby La Cochinchine Spa, as well as “Le petit Dalat”, our signature restaurant, 270 degree views abound from this stunning suite.
La Villa (98.5 sqm)
A private villa & perfect for a family just two people seeking the ultimate in privacy
We specialize in small groups and can tailor your reservation to perfectly suit specific villas, thus ensuring complete privacy for your party. Whether traveling as a single room or with friends, Ana Mandara Villas Dalat is a hotel must be part of your itinerary to enjoy fine food, an extensive wine list and wonderful company.
King /twin sized beds with mosquito netting
Traditional bath or shower set
Windows open to airy mountain views
TV with satellite channels
CD / DVD players
Complimentary internet access
In-room safe box
Turn down service
Mini bar and Coffee/tea making facilities
Trouser press and ironing board on request
Non smoking rooms on request
Some accommodations have original fireplace
In-Villa Dining is by prior arrangement – either as a formal set dinner or as a more relaxed open barbeque - are both unique features of our service. As each villa comes with a fully equipped kitchen, we 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 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 the extensive wine lists, Ana Mandara Villas Dalat is a world class food and beverage destination.
Come over to Bar Nice after a hard day discovering the town. Choose from a wide selection of appetites, spirits or wines. Located near the restaurant, Bar Nine is the perfect place to finish or start the evening
By the pool, we offer an extensive cocktail list and snack menu, as you lounge on the pool on the glorious sunny Dalat days.
Book yourself in for a treat by having dinner in our 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.
Book in for a cooking class to go on a culinary discovery through Vietnam. Classes are held around 11am which takes an hour to prepare, after which you can sit down to the feast you just cooked up
A luxuriously appointed facility, set amidst a French Colonial Villa, La Cochinchine Spa includes five treatment rooms with extraordinary views across Dalat country life.
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 everyday pressures of the hectic world. La Cochinchine Spa offers an unrivalled range of treatments from which to choose, with international therapists advising and guiding you through the options of body and beauty care, mind and body balancing
Guest service officer is assigned to each villa and is available on call for any requirements, 6am – 10pm.
La Cochinchine Spa
Outdoor heated swimming pool
Pool bar & billiard table
Choice of outdoor barbeque locations
Baby sitting service
Ho Chi Minh City 300km Southwest of Dalat
Hanoi 1,400km North of Dalat
Danang 650km Northeast of Dalat
Nha Trang 120km East of Dalat
Lien Khuong, Dalat’s domestic airport terminal is approximately 30 minutes drive from the city centre.
Ho Chi Minh City – To / From
3 daily arrivals & departures with Vietnam Airlines & 1 daily arrival & departure with Air Mekong - approximately 30 minute flight time
Daily bus transfer with Phuong Trang Travel - approximately 7 hour journey
Private vehicles by arrangement - approximately 5 to 6 hour journey
Hanoi – To / From
2 daily arrivals & departures with Vietnam Airlines & 1 daily arrival & departure with Air Mekong - approximately 105 minute flight time
Daily bus transfer - approximately 24 hour journey
Private vehicles by arrangement
Danang – To / From
5 flight per week arrivals & departures with Vietnam Airlines – approximately 80 minute flight time
Three times daily bus transfers - approximately 13 hour journey.
Private vehicles by arrangement
Nha Trang – To / From
No direct flight routes currently exist.
Daily bus transfers with Phuong Trang Travel or Mai Linh bus - approximately 3.5 hour journey
Private vehicles by arrangement - approximately 3 hour journey
Please note that there is no train service to Dalat from any major centre.