“ Address: 6B3 Huyen Thuc Khang Street / Dalat / Vietnam „
The crazy house guest house. Dalat.
This small Guest house is in the colonial town Dalat in the highlands of Vietnam and was designed by a woman architect called Hang Viet Nga whose father was once the President of Vietnam. It is a bit of a folly and looks like it has been designed by someone tripping out on LSD. It is called the Hang Nga guest house but known by the locals as crazy house and probably best to refer to it just as that.
It is the home of Hang and also it is designed as a hotel too. It is based on folk tales and phantasism to live in harmony with nature. Each of the rooms are based on an animal theme. There are windows and doors in the building but none of them are square or round they are made to fit the holes in the sides of the walls.
It is a little like a tree house and has plenty of twists and turns when climbing the steps. It is like a little maze to walk around with giant cobwebs, spiders, trees, flowers and all kinds of weird and wonderful paraphernalia around the building. There are small ponds and a giant giraffe poking its head through the trees and the building looks like a fairy tale palace. It would be a child's dream to stay in a weird house like this. There are stalactites and stalagmites dotted around the place. It really is a place of escapism.
There are various pieces of art around the building and some walls are made of thick coloured glass which allows light into the rooms.
It is probably one of the most unusual hotels you could ever stay in and rates are from about $30 dollars a night up to $75 and includes breakfast. Nothing in the house is conventional the beds are oddly shaped and nothing conforms to the norm. The rooms give the appearance of being in a cave as they are oddly shaped with shelves built into the concrete and rock walls.
The hotel is visited by lots of people as it is also deemed a museum and would be an ideal place to stay if you had children as it is so bizarre and whacky.
Would I recommend a stay here?
If you had children and wanted something very unusual I would advise you to book up this guest house as a suprise. It certainly is something most unusual, unforgetable and probably nothing you are likely to encounter anywhere else.