Hotel Name: Thanh Thanh Hotel
Address: 70B 3/2 Street, Dalat Vietnam.
I stayed at Thanh Thanh Hotel in Da Lat, Vietnam. I booked online at the rate of 311,573 VND ($13.60 USD) per night, and I booked it for its price and location in Da Lat.
I had been to Da Lat before, but I couldn’t remember any particular area as being most advantageous to stay in. For this trip, I just looked for hotels close enough to the central market (Cho Da Lat). I also paid attention to the roads on the map. I didn’t want to be in a hilly section, so I looked at the roads to see what looked more walkable.
Thanh Thanh Hotel is on 3 Thang 2 Road, which is on a main road that leads from the central market area. It’s on a hill, but everything is on a hill here, and this road is easy to walk. The hotel is 400 metres from the main market.
The hotel is in a typical skinny tube house that is common in Vietnam.
I booked a double room with a private bathroom. I also made sure the room had a window, as often these sort of buildings will have a windowless room in the middle.
The room was compact but laid out in a way to be functional. The bed was comfortable and there were useful power outlets by the bed.
There was only a fan in the room and no A/C. It gets cold at night here (by Vietnamese standards at least), so the fan was just sitting in the corner looking like it hadn’t been used for ages.
A simple work desk without any clutter. There is free wifi at the hotel, and I had no problem with the connection in my room.
The view from my room was of urban Da Lat. Being in a cheap hotel in the city centre I only wanted a window for light and not a view (which would usually come with a premium).
The bathroom was also good for its size, with a walk-in shower area and plenty of space around the sink. There was also a good hot water system, which is good for those cold Da Lat mornings.
There is no breakfast service here, so I went out looking for places nearby. Fortunately, there is a pop-up stand serving Banh Mi Xiu Mai next door. This is a famous Da Lat breakfast meal which you see everywhere, and you can see what it looks like in my Da Lat trip report. The hotel is also across the road from An Cafe, which is a good place to get a coffee.
Overall this was a good place to stay in Da Lat in terms of location and value for money. If you are just looking for a no-frills cheap room and don’t want to stay in a dorm, this place is ideal. I ended up staying here for three nights, and it was a good place to base myself for city exploration.