Maxim Hotel, Da Lat's best kept accommodation secret!
We found Maxim Hotel by chance on our first visit to Da Lat in early 2018. At that time, we didn’t have the well-structured accommodation routine we have today. But we can tell you that Maxim Hotel is where that little ritual started. Hooray for awesome finds!
Ha and Duong who own and manage the property have gone from acquaintances to good friends in no time.
Here is why we love staying at Maxim Hotel so much.
How did we find this best kept secret?
We were trying out Hotels Combined for the first time. We heard plenty about how easy it was to use and thought we’d give it a go. This was to be the first of many hotels we’d be looking to book on our motorcycle road trip and we needed the process to be easy!
Maxim Hotel Da Lat landed on our short list initially for their price point. It was well within our budget but we’ll admit that we were skeptic once we delved further.
The photos made it look like it was a four-star property, but that couldn’t be right for the price. In the end we took a punt and we were so glad we did!
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Where in Da Lat is Maxim Hotel?
Maxim is also a short walk to Da Lat city center, the markets and several well-known attractions. It’s conveniently located near some great eateries too.
Feel free to ask either Ha or Duong for recommendations.
On both visits, Ha introduced us to some delicious dishes, native to Da Lat. So, we can tell you with certainty that you’ll thoroughly enjoy their recommendations.
Maxim Hotel consists of four floors. Each floor has four rooms as well as a fully equipped kitchen and small rooftop area. The latter being available for guest use at any time.
Access to all floors is by stairs and lift. YAY for lifts because you won’t find them often.
They offer free, secure onsite motorcycle parking – if you are traveling with you own. If you don’t have one, they can arrange for a rental motorcycle or other transportation of your choice too.
For added convenience, they offer onsite laundry services. Generally, they can have it done within a day but it is weather dependent. The team is always happy to accommodate special requests where possible so feel free to ask.
Oh, and let’s not forget the free WiFi. Decent services, especially for those working on the road.
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The Double rooms are perfect for couples.
Each room has a western sized queen bed and a cozy duvet. The fluffy and warm kind – perfect for those cooler highland evenings.
It also has a work desk and wardrobe and the majority of their rooms have windows with plenty of natural light.
The private bathroom is modern and comfortable. Equipped with a double headed shower that has plenty of hot water and great pressure. It has a western toilet and large basin with cabinet too. The latter is almost none existent in hotel bathrooms. It also had a window which was great for natural airflow.
The room had a hairdryer (sounds silly but you miss it when it’s not there), and an electric kettle with cups. Small but convenient items to make your stay more enjoyable.
Each room also has a large flat screen TV with all the mod cons you would expect.
The Quadruple rooms have the same amenities as the Deluxe Double room but offer a lot more space.
A plus with this option you’ll enjoy a copious amount of natural light with bigger windows.
The rooms are large enough to accommodate 2 to 4 adults or a family of four comfortably.
We can’t say enough good things about Maxim Hotel. On our first stay, Ha and Duong went above and beyond showing us their beautiful city. Not to mention introducing us to some of our now favorite eats.
We were lucky enough to have Ha take us out on a couple of occasions to show us where the boys enjoy their meals. We loved every minute of it!
On our first visit, the double cost us VND 250,000 (~USD 11.00 / ~AUD 15.00) per night. It was the best value for money hotel we’ve found so far.
For our second visit, we got a returning customer discount and paid VND 200,000 (~USD 9.00 / ~AUD 12.00) per night for the deluxe quadruple.
Doesn’t sound like a big discount we know. But the room was huge, with a bigger window and better view and that is where we were winners in this deal! We like small things that make a big impact.
Maxim is our go-to hotel in Da Lat and we wouldn’t want it any other way!
Update: Duong recently got married and we’re so excited for him. We wish the happy couple nothing but a lifetime of memories, happiness and love!
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