From the moment I stepped in the front door Mr Ahn, the owner of Thien An, welcomed me with a smile. After checking me in, he accompanied me to my room on the fifth floor to explain the facilities and his staff kindly carried my luggage up the stairs.
The room is lovely, spotlessly clean and I had a view of the temple at the back of the hotel. There is a TV, fridge, quite a large room, double bed, plenty of cupboard space and a great bathroom. The room is quiet and the bed, with an atractive doona, is very comfortable and I even managed to find BBC News on the TV.
Free high speed internet / computers are available in the lobby and wi fi in the room if you have your own laptop. Mr and Mrs Ahn and their nephew serve hotel guests a free breakfast feast every morning. This is an amazing array of tropical fruits, bread rolls, cheese, cooked eggs, vegemite, marmite, peanut butter and jam, yogurt, ham, juice, tea and coffee – delicious.
Mr Ahn speaks English and he is very helpful providing anything you need for your travels, from booking tours, to buses and plane tickets, as well as advising on how to travel to other cities in Vietnam.
It really is like staying with a family in this wonderful hotel and a home away from home. Only a five minutes walk to the centre of town and there are some great restaurants and tours around Dalat – try the country tour.