Rachamankha: "Absolutely Fantastic"
We stayed in this tiny slice of tranquility for two nights and loved every second. The ambiance, the decor, the smiling staff, the tranquil pool, the wood library with complimentary cognac all made our stay incredible. The hotel was built and designed by a father and son duo from Bangkok, and they modeled it in a traditional Chinese fashion intertwined with northern Thai designs. The hotel is set up to separate its guests from the outside world and make them feel as if they were temporarily transported elsewhere, and I would say they succeeded at that wonderfully.
The crossing by long tail boat along absolutely deserted odds leaves already predict something exceptional ... and this place is indeed exceptional, a small paradise at the end of the world, a secret that we would like to keep to yourself ... it's beautiful, incredibly beautiful, calm, full of serenity ... and the spirit in which this property is managed in respect of the environment, the inhabitants of the island and the staff is remarkable . The home is lovely, great food, fabulous sunsets and the Saturday evening barbecue with fire on the beach is really a moment of pure happiness. And when we take the boat to the end of the stay, we already know that these days will remain long in our dreams ...
Babe: "Excellent Food, wonderful Dining Experience"
At our 3 day stopver in KL we had on our last night diner at chef Jeff Ramsey's Babe restaurant and we're sorry not to have gone one night earlier, because we would have come again a 2nd time. The food was just excellent, and the overall dining experience outstanding. We had the 12 course Japas (Japanese Tapas) Tasting Menu for 450 Ringit (they also offer a simpler one for 350 and a premium version for 750 Ringit), and all 12 dishes had been at least very good, some of them absolutely outstanding: the Caramelized Monfish Liver was an explosion of different flavours and had a smooth but still crunchy texture. The Wagy Nigiri was remarkable in quality of meat as well as preparation. A dish named World's Juiciest Lamb Chop lived up to it's label. On top of the excellent food the service was absolutely friendly and competent, which enhanced the overall dining experience. The selection of wine served by the glass was limited, but both the 2 whites (a NZ Sauvignong and a Chilean Gewuerztraminer) and the 2 reds (a Californian Merlot and a Bordeaux) we had were very good. Lastly, the location is fantastic: the restaurant offers a panorama view of the KL skyline, best appreciated from one of the outside tables, recommend strongly to ask for pooldeck (i.e. outside) seating when offered the choice at the reservation. We definitely will go again if we come to KL.
"After a bad experience in one of the ""top"" hotels in Darjeeling itself, we came to the Glenburn a night earlier than we had planned. As soon as we arrived and got a very warm welcome from Alex we knew we would like it here. Our room was spotless and beautifully decorated in a colonial style. After settling into our room tea and cake was brought down to us (another major plus as far as we are concerned).
The staff were fantastic. Dinner was very civilised and the food was great.
A 2.5hr trek down to the river was another highlight...it's quite a trek but we had a great guide and upon arrival one of the team was waiting with cool towels and a drink. We then had G&Ts and a delicious lunch served by the river bank. Magical.
Highly recommended and we will definitely come back."
Bassac Cruises: "The perfect Mekong overnight cruise"
"We travelled on Bassac III from Can Be (2.5 hrs from Ho Chi Min) to Can Tho (4 hr return to Ho Chi Min). It's a lovely boat with very friendly staff and excellent food. We arrived in pouring rain so the staff made sure we were 'umbrella-ed' from shore to boat. The rooms are small, as they'd said, but so charming that we didn't notice. We did the right thing by leaving our main luggage in Ho Chi Min, so we only had a small case. The bathroom is a 'wet room', which looked like it'd soak everything but it didn't: it worked brilliantly! The cruise route was clearly explained and very interesting, including a guided walk around a very small Mekong hamlet to see their homes, fields and farming, school, rice wine distillery and even how they harvest methane! We were treated to a huge selection of local fruit in a local garden before re-boarding. In the morning, we toured a floating market in a 'bus boat' which was fascinating. The river is very smooth so the cruise was too, despite frequent downpours and a bit of gale at supper time. Excellent food - and lots of it - and a really friendly and interesting guide. Our cruise was full with 24 people on it (4 the day before and 2 the next day!) and we were beautifully looked after throughout. Definitely recommend this trip!"
Neeleshwar Hermitage: "Serene getaway with amazing massages, food,hospitality and spaces"
Hi, We spent a weekend at Neeleshwar and we intend to go back. The rooms are well appointed and spacious, the staff was very gracious and genuinely interested in you. The ayurvedic massages are a "must do". The infinity pool and lagoon ride also add to all the gorgeousness of it all. The menu changes everyday. Ideal for people who are stressed our and need a pick-me-up. The beach is pristine and quiet. Fishing trawlers pass by in the distance when you have breakfast. Highly recommend, especially for women travelers .
"After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, I made a reservation online for celebrating my sister's birthday. It is simple and convenient. That night was fully booked, David greeted me and my sisters on self, then the receptionist brought us to the table immediately. It was so sweet that a greeting card with our names and a birthday card was prepared. We ordered three dinner set and oysters.
The serving speed was just right. There are three types of bread, which you can refill. Started with The Salmon Gravlax and Oysters and then the Pumpkin soup. The Pumpkin soup is definitely a highlight!! It has rich pumpkin taste and creamy. The fried sweet potato ball was perfectly matched with the soup. I was surprised with the soup, which was the BEST pumpkin soup EVER!
After that, a lemon sorbet was served to clean up the aftertaste. It was so considerate.
The main dishes are also tasty, while, the Paris mash is really great. It has a strong taste of truffles. LOVE it.
The team sang a birthday song to my sister before the desserts were served, highly recommended the Sticky toffee pudding with vanilla bean ice cream.
David was nice, he kept chatting with the guests for the whole night. The little details showed his caring and respect. I feel so warm. Just wanna thanks the whole DK team, giving us a perfect night!
If you have any doubts, just don't hesitate to make an online reservation and try it yourself."
Muang La Lodge: "Peaceful place with very accommodating staff"
"The staff, premises and rooms make this place wonderful. Staff is extremely accommodating and anticipates every need. You don't ever get ""no"" as an answer. The amount of effort the staff gives is unmatched, especially in such a remote location. Food is great not amazing. They gave me extra portions since I was a big eater which was very kind. The Of Rice and Men excursion was great w an amazing picnic lunch. For our other excursion, Mountain bikes were mediocre but good enough for our ride. Not trails but back dirt roads. We also selected to do a full day hike w a guide. The part we did was great but if you plan on doing a hike make sure you ask some questions and prepare accordingly. We weren't warned until last minute about the potential leeches that would inevitably crawl on us during a certain point in the hike. We ended up not getting that far anyway as we cut our long hike short when we reached an extremely steep area w loose gravel. Getting down would have been too difficult. We are fit and intermediate hikers and it wouldn't have been enjoyable. Overall the Muang La Lodge experience was great. The price is what it is, and I found myself wondering if I could have found a better deal for a similar experience in Laos. Make no mistake, you're definitely in some great hands at the lodge."
"We staid for 2 nights at Maisons Wat Kor with our family and friends and everyone loved their stay. Rooms are good size, very tastefully decorated and clean, the garden is really big and relaxing to walk around. There is a connecting room for families with the kids! The kids loved the pool and little bungalow overlooking lotus pond where they could relax and play. The staff were always helpful and organized trips to town if we wished to do so. Though it was nice just to hang around the place. We also had Spa treatments on request. The restaurant is also a lovely place to eat in the evening. We enjoyed local cuisine and had nice evenings together. The breakfast are included and are also very good. Highly recommended for family trips, romantic stay or just relaxing weekend with friends "
MAISONS WAT KOR: "Great stay in a wonderful setting"
"What a beautiful resort. We had the pleasure of staying here over Khmer New Year and had a wonderful time. The room is very spacious and overlooks the lotus pond. The pool is quite big, considering the size of the resort. The location is about 2km from the city center. As it was Khmer New Year most of the establishment in the center were closed, so we had lunch and dinner at the resort. The daily changing 3-course lunch and 4-course dinner are definitely recommended! The staff is very attentive and friendly and overall I would recommend everyone to stay here when travelling to Battambang. "