Best area to stay in Da Lat

Best area to stay in Da Lat

Da Lat is an amazing city, considered to be one of the top tourist destinations in Vietnam. Contrary to the tropical climate that reigns over the rest of Vietnam, Da Lat has a temperate climate, with a permanent mist that hangs over the valleys almost all year-round, giving it its name as the “City of Eternal Spring”. Founded in the late 1890´s, it stands out for being an unusually young city compared to other cities in Vietnam, such as Ho Chi Minh, for example.


The city centre is the best place to stay during your visit to Da Lat. This area of town has an excellent selection of reasonably priced hotels. It is also possible to find many restaurants offering traditional Vietnamese food here, in addition to cafés and street food vendors selling soya milk and “Pho”, the famous Vietnamese soup. All airport transfers end their journey in this area, making your inward journey nice and easy. It is in a great location when it comes to visiting the city´s other main attractions, such as the Buddhist Pagoda, the Bao Dai Emperor´s Palace, or the famous Elephant Falls. The famous Da Lat Night Market is also located in this area, allowing for quick access on foot.

Hotel   Avg price
Tulip Hotel 3 Dalat
57-59 Ba Thang Hai Street
14€ - 17$
Dalat Eco Hotel
C48-49 Hoang Van Thu
15€ - 18$
Hotel   Avg price
Ngoc Phat Dalat Hotel
10 Ho Tung Mau
26€ - 31$
Hotel   Avg price
TTC Hotel Premium Da Lat
4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street
39€ - 47$
TTC Hotel Premium Ngoc Lan
42 Nguyen Chi Thanh Street
39€ - 47$
Hotel   Avg price
Dalat Palace Hotel
12 Tran Phu Street
112€ - 136$


On the map, which shows the most convenient area to stay in Da Lat, you can see a selection of some of the best located hotels.


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City Centre, the best area to stay in Da Lat


Da LatScenic Da Lat, set along the Hồ Xuân Hương Lake in a cradle of mountains, is a lovely escape for outdoorsmen. The town’s city centre is the perfect area to stay for those looking for easy access to top touristic sights. The business district of Da Lat is quite small and urban, while the rest of the city centre is full of romantic character. Numerous green spaces and stunning mountain views alongside colonial French architecture make for a quaint base area as you explore the many charms of Da Lat. Throughout the spacious and pine tree peppered centre of Da Lat you will find numerous authentic restaurants and cafes.


Most of Da Lat’s top tourist attractions are located within or just outside of the city centre. Bao Dai’s Summer Palace, home of Vietnam’s last emperor, is a key sight for history and cultural grandeur. Hang Nga Guesthouse and Art Gallery, also known as ‘Crazy House’ because of its eclectic tree trunk shape, draws those who are aesthetically inclined. Elephant Mountain to the south and Langbiang Mountain to the north offer stunning views of the region with a day of hiking. The colourful gardens and pink-hued church of Domaine de Marie give insight into spirituality and French-Vietnamese architecture.The Valley of Love and Da Lat flower park contribute to the poetic and romantic qualities of the city. Truc Lam Temple shares the serenity of Vietnamese Buddhism with tourists.


All of these top attractions are accessible by foot or are a short drive from the city centre. Packaged day tours leaving from this area are easily arranged and will maximize time and transportation. The city centre itself is incredibly walkable. Motorbike rental shops are populace for exploring the city centre and surrounding sights.



Hotels in Da Lat City Centre


Other areas to stay in Da Lat


Tuyen Lam Lake


Tuyen Lam LakeA mere 5km (20 minutes by car) from the city centre of Da Lat lies the beautiful Tuyen Lam Lake. Within the city limits of Da Lat, this area surrounding the lake is a gorgeous place to stay in this region of Vietnam. Tourists staying in this area will enjoy hiking in nature, wildlife spotting, camping, fishing, mountain climbing, and other recreational outdoor sports. This area gives prime access specifically to Truc Lam Temple, while the close proximity of the city centre of Da Lat offers endless cultural activities and options for restaurants.



Hotels in Tuyen Lam Lake