This must be one of the finest residences I have ever stayed in. Imagine you are in the centre of Bangkok right by Wat Pho (totally frenetic) but inside the hotels grounds is a sea of calm and tranquility and right in front you have your own deck right on the banks of the Chao Praya river. Fantastic. We also chose to eat at their restaurant one night, for non residents there's a 3 month waiting list. The food and service were superb. The hotel also has its own long tail boat on which we had a 2 hour sunset trip, bumpy but amazing!
"I'm currently living in My Tho city and this is my first time my boyfriend visiting me in My Tho. I have worked for Thoi Son island for 3 months but didn't know they have this kind of great resort hotel on this island. We stayed here for two nights and had dinner for the first night. Tastes awesome and the staff who served the dishes was really friendly.
We also tried spa and it was awesome too. We really relaxed and felt great.
Next time my bf comes over My Tho city, we will stay here again for sure.
The Island Lodge: "Paradise on the banks of the mighty Mekong"
We had 24 hours at Island Lodge in April and from the moment we were collected at the main road in the Lodge's golf buggy and whisked down the narrow lane to the hotel, we knew we had found something very special. Michel and Francoise have gone to enormous trouble to make sure that every detail is perfect. The staff are charming courteous and discreet. The rooms are large, cool and ours had a terrific balcony overlooking the infinity pool and the Mekong River beyond. We had a very pleasant afternoon boat tour round Unicorn Island before settling down on the terrasse with an ice cold beer to watch the evening light on the river and the boats of every size and shape. Swimming early in the morning in the large 24 m pool with the Mekong just a few metres away was surreal.
"We stayed here with our families and each family had its own villa. Each villa is unique and different from one another and faces the pond that is in the centre.
The villa has a great relaxation area that serves daily afternoon tea and snacks. The area is an open space so we could listen to the nature and the insects and birds sing. The food was delicious as well. We stayed here for a couple of nights and we were able to book the private room that sat all of us around a large family round table. The food was different each night and it was delicious! The service was also exceptional.
We were able to fish and swim in the infinity pool at the resort. We loved the ambience and the tranquillity.
TIP: Just outside the villa there is a non-profit mini school that was started by a couple. They wanted to provide good education to the aboriginal kids who live in the area. Many university students volunteer their time to educate the children. If you were to go visit this place, please visit the mini school and perhaps you can donate some school supplies, books and perhaps mini donations. The volunteers (university students) also help serve food that the couple runs to help support the mini school. Go dine there if you are curious!!"
"Thanks Sandat for a truly lovely and relaxing few days!
Passing through busy Ubud your driver takes you along narrow local roads, passed rice paddies and suddenly you are in a luxurious oasis. We found this to be the perfect mix of serenity allowing us to chill out but close to Ubud's restaurants, shops and attractions when we wanted more action. The staff were attentive but not invasive, the food at the restaurant tasty and fresh (we ate in a couple of times and in Ubud a couple of times), I would thoroughly recommend the Glamping tents for a romantic getaway which is slightly different to a traditional hotel."
Misool Eco Resort: "Amazing dives, beautiful accommodations, and conservation in action. It doesn’t get any better!"
We stayed at Misool for 12 days in May and absolutely loved it! The water cottage was just as pictured, and it was great to have that beautiful view and nice breeze the whole time. We never shut our doors or used the air conditioner once, it just wasn’t necessary. The netting around our bed was sufficient to keep the few mosquitoes at bay. My husband never gets bit and I always do, it was no different here, but my DEET-free Herbal Armor repellant worked just fine. The owners and staff were all very friendly and always with warm, genuine smiles making us feel right at home. Always attentive and approachable, easy to talk to and fun to joke with. Of course, the diving was the best part and seeing the Mantas was the highlight of the trip, so exciting to be so close to these beautiful, majestic creatures! The abundance and diversity of the coral, fish, and creatures was amazing, every dive was great. We loved seeing lots of sharks: black-tip, white-tip, and gray reef sharks as well as the wobbegongs and we also enjoyed snorkeling with the baby sharks in the lagoon. The giant groupers that hang out under the dock are definitely worth checking out. We really enjoyed the presentations on the creation of the resort itself, the biodiversity of the area, and the conservation efforts underway. They are serious about conservation, and protecting the no-take zone. We saw first-hand one day on our way back from a dive, the boat crew spotted a possible fishing boat in the area and radioed its location to the nearest ranger station to go check it out and they were right on it. It’s a good feeling to know that the money we’re spending here is truly supporting the conservation of this area as well as education in the nearby villages. Overall, a wonderful experience and one we intend to repeat as soon as possible! Since it is a long journey we definitely recommend at least a 12-day stay.
tugu lombok: "Brilliant stay, amazing place"
"We stayed at Hotel Tugu for 4 nights and we both came away saying it was easily the best hotel we had ever stayed in! Every whim is catered for, anything you could imagine they make possible, and always with a smile.
The food is outstanding, and the location of the hotel is fantastic with a stunning white sand beach and views of the mountains.
An incredible place to stay, you won't be disappointed if you book this hotel! Can't wait to return"
"My most recent stay at Inle Princess Resort was, like all my previous ones, wonderful. I find everything at the resort just excellent, the chalets, restaurant, spa, bar, gift shop and again, above all, the people. Several staff members speak some basic German and Spanish and I encourage guests to give them a chance to practice their language skills. The resort is beautiful (a swimming pool was almost completed when I was there), but I find it a very good experience to take a bicycle and to explore the countryside, nearby villages, markets, or the winery, just ask at the front desk. The food, whether Burmese (e.g., curries, Mohinga, home made ice cream) or Western (e.g., BBQ Chicken on Steamed Pumpkin), was always delicious. My secret, I simply followed the recommendations of the chef (Nwe Oo) or of one of her assistants (Mo Kham).
Very impressive is the social responsibility of the resort owner family, supporting the local population in many ways (e.g., health, orphanages, schools, education and more)."
We stayed here for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our heritage room was tastefully decorated in a tradional style and made good use of the original arched architecture, quite charming. The monogrammed bedlinen and fluffy white towels were beautiful, and not found elsewhere in our four weeks in India. The gardens and pool area were beautifully maintained, and a great place to relax and dine. Service was sometimes slow, but it is good to see that locals are being trained to provide it. The food when it came was excellent. In all, a wonderful place to chill out, and great value.
"Had an amazing time, even though it was just for one night, it was a memorable time for me and my family. In general it's quite difficult to find fault with any aspect of it.
From the tent and the facilities therein, the service and attentiveness of the staff, the layout of the campsite itself, and the attention to detail in every aspect was looked into.
For anyone interested in enjoying an authentic Sri Lankan spread, this is the place to go to, a good variety of local fruit and vegetables...
In terms of the safari into the park, the vehicle is well equipped and comfortable. Most notable however is the expertise and knowledge imparted to us by the the managers, Sajith and Danushka with regard to the animals, bird life etc making the experience all the more enjoyable.
Overall a worthwhile visit, which you will not be disappointed by, five stars across the board.