For the more traditional stay this is the place for you. The rooms are adorned in cedar and their is an outdoor shower that is just divine. Tea and coffee making is included and they have great wi fi as long as a storm doesn't interrupt the feed :) . The staff are so courteous and will do anything to make your stay the best possible experience on the lake. The pool is large and the spa is excellent and very reasonable in price.
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.
We stayed at Sukoon for one night based on the recommendation of our host at the Cottage, Nigeen and can't thank him enough for making the arrangement for our stay at Sukoon. The hospitality is great,right from the time they pick you from the shore of Dal lake in their own boat. The houseboat is fabulous with great wooden furniture along with all modern comforts.the staff was very helpful and courteous The food was delicious , especially the Tea (kahwa) and coconut dessert with chocolate sauce . The upper deck was the perfect place to spend our mornings and evenings and the lower decks was the best place sit and shop and also eat the pakodas and tea from the nearby floating shop. The rooms were comfortable and finely built and well maintained.Sunrise and sunsets were beautiful. While leaving white threads were tied to our wrists for our safe journey. We were really touched by this gesture.We will defiantly come back and stay for a longer time.
"We stayed here for Christmas 2017, it was our fourth visit and everything about Golden Buddha is perfect. The staff are amazing, very professional, always friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. Valerie the owner has time for everyone, Massi and Theresa manage the resort to perfection and Guy at the pizza bar on the beach is fantastic, he should never be allowed to leave!!!
This resort is truly unspoilt Thailand, not the place if you want nightlife but if you are looking for relaxation and to completely chill out this is THE place to go. You will not be disappointed, it exceeds all expectations. All of the houses are individual, we were a party of six so Bann Mangorn was perfect for us, three bedrooms, three bathrooms a wonderful balcony with sea views to relax on. All the banns are extremely clean, mosquito nets are over all the beds and all have outside areas to sit and relax, some with hammocks. The food menu changes everyday always with an excellent choice. Christmas Eve celebrations started with cocktails on the beach beside a huge bonfire, there was a wonderful buffet with so many choices, Entertainment followed by local school children and staff, then down onto the beach to light lanterns and watch them float across the bay. A truly magical evening.
The beaches are pristine clean, the front beach is shallow and perfect for children, the other beach gently slopes and is great for swimming. The only downside to this beautiful island is that all to soon it is time to leave. If you are fortunate enough to visit this island you will not be disappointed. Golden Buddha Beach Resort really is a little bit of paradise."
"Not in the main bit of town but only a short tuk tuk ride into the crab market. It was so nice and peaceful though.
Staff are amazing and incredibly helpful. Our room was beautiful and clean. Just a small issue with doors closing properly to the outside bathroom which could've been an issue if not for the big spray provided by the hotel.
If you're after a beautiful and relaxing location this is the place to stay."
Neeleshwar Hermitage: "Another relaxing and indulgent week spent at an idyllic beach resort"
"We have stayed here before so know what to expect and are never disappointed. From our comfortable bungalow with its semi-open bathroom to the amazing food in both restaurants, our stay was the perfect antidote to the pace and stress of everyday life at home.
No request is ever too much trouble for any member of staff from housekeeping to the spa, waitors to the yoga intstructor.
A week flew past, we could have happily stayed another."
Rachamankha: "Fabulous architecture and ambiance"
This is a great place to stay within the walls of the old town. Superb staff and friendly throughout. Our room was generous and wonderfully decorated. Poolside was relaxing and both breakfasts and dinner were great experiences. Highly recommend.
Great design, excellent food quiet. Lovely spot. I will definitely go back if I am in bkk again. Rooftop pool is added bonus. Helpful and friendly staff. I need to fill in 200 characters. So still writing.
Les Maisons Wat Ko: "Typical Khmer House in a lush garden"
"It took a bit of time to book a place in Battambang. We ended up at Maison Wat Kor, which is in a village outside Battambang. We liked our choice, since the town is pretty noisy and not too beautiful, while the village was very nice. Maison Wat Kor is great and the rooms are in typical khmer villas, very spacious, with high ceilings and dark wood furnitures. We had a lotus room upstairs, so we also had a very nice terrace with a couple of chairs, a table and a great view on the garden. The pool was great as well. After a day out at 35 degrees it was so relaxing and refreshing to take a swim. We had dinner at the hotel one night, they have daily menus that they can adapt in case you're vegetarian (as I am) and dinner was good. All the activities we did have been organised through the hotel. You might need a tuk tuk every time you go out, so please try to stick with the same driver. It's a great income for them, in particular when it's not peak season. Our driver was great and it was also very funny and nice; it took us to eat in places where he would have had lunch, he told us about his life and more in general life in Cambodia, it was very interesting to hear from someone local who doesn't need to sell you a perfect image of a country. His english was also great, which is not common in Cambodia. We went to the Circus twice in Battambang and I'd recommend to everyone to do so. The concept behind the Circus school is great, the shows are really entertaining and it's a great way to spend the night. There are 3 different shows every week, and there is a total of 5 shows per week: check with the hotel for the show and the dates as the other info we had from travel guides and internet were not up-to-date. We spent 3 nights in Battambang, maybe 2 nights would have been enough. My husband also got a massage at the hotel and it is the one he loved the most during our trip. As almost everywhere in Cambodia, everyone was extremely polite and kind, the staff would really do anything to please you and they were always talking to us using our names. I found pretty sweet the picture of Angelina and Brad on display at the reception and outside the room they stayed in...I guess the only thing that we didn't find great was the transfer option to Sihanoukville, which the hotel initially offered us for $180 (vans and bus are much cheaper, but unfortunately my husband's back was not 100% and we opted for private transfers this time); in town we found the same transfer for $120, so either negotiate or go to the town, as this is the current price for a transfer.
Maison Wat Kor is a calm oasis with the kindest staff and the best atmosphere. You're going to love it.
Room Tip: We loved our Lotus Room close to the pool (upstairs so we got the terrace as well)"
Mie Cafe: "Best meal in Siam Reap"
Siv Pala is a Cambodian chef to watch out for. He trained in Switzerland and has added European technique to Khmer cooking that is fresh and innovative. We tried the highly rated, over rated, very formal Damnak lounge but it pales in comparison. We had both lunch and dinner here the same day because it was so good. We had the gourmet set menu. 5 courses for $24 US but brilliant dishes starting with a shrimp cold starter and the fresh fish soup, then two amazing entrees-a langoustine crepe and an oxtail stew. Both were subtle with rich texture and full of umami. The setting, too, is lovely. Outdoor patio, romantic, opposite of stuffy. Staff were always attentive and the chef, good-ooking per my wife, youngish man of impeccable manners greeted us after dinner. Best meal of our three day stay. Do not miss!