Dalat Palace Hotel

Central Vietnam

Dalat Palace Hotel

An old French-colonial haunt originally established in the 1920s, the Grand Palace Dalat is one of the town’s oldest hotels and landmarks. It enjoys a fabulous location on a high hill overlooking Xuang Huong Lake.

The Grand Palace is one of Dalat’s oldest and most iconic hotels (old enough to justify its own wikipedia page!) Founded in the 1920s, it quickly became a favourite spot with French colonials wanting to escape the heat of Saigon. Today the Grand Palace is thankfully rather less exclusive, but it still retains much of its original colonial-era aesthetic, despite having undergone several renovations.

The Grand Palace’s old-fashioned aesthetic won’t be for everyone, but whatever your tastes you can't fault the hotel’s location. Situated on a high hill and surrounded by 12 acres of manicured gardens, it enjoys fabulous views of the town on one side and of Xuang Huong Lake on the other.

The Grand Palace Dalat is part of the Sofitel hotel chain.


The Grand Palace is a grand old home with 43 guest rooms, all lavishly decorated in French-colonial style with antique furniture and exquisite fabrics—we particularly like the vintage claw-foot bathtubs!

The rooms all have slightly different layouts, and some of the plusher suites have fireplaces. Most look out onto the hotel lawn that stretches to Xuang Huong Lake; others enjoy a view of the town.

Amenities provided in all rooms include satellite TV, Wi-Fi, minibar, safe, tea/coffee facilities, bathrobes and slippers.


The Grand Palace Dalat boasts a fine French restaurant, Le Rabelais, serving dinner, while lunch can be enjoyed on the Terrace overlooking the lawns and lake.

In what is one of their numerous odd if rather charming affectations, the staff at Dalat Palace will keenly invite you to take “high tea” with them in the afternoon.


-    Restaurant and bar
-    Spa
-    Fitness room
-    Tennis court
-    Dalat Palace golf course

Child Policy

Children are welcome but do bear in mind that the Grand Palace tends to attract older travellers and couples. The hotel lacks a swimming pool.

Cots can be provided for families with younger children.