Villa Song Saigon: "don’t wanna tell anybody” kind of hotel"
The quiet river view makes you feel you are far away from the lively life of HCMC. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the hotel so much. It was a relaxing experience, especially the boat riding in the afternoon was so wonderful. Spa and swimming pool was also nice. Quite a memorable stay.
"In the quiet most northern part of Kerala directly overlooking the Arabian Sea exists this hidden jewel. If it's night life and hustle and bustle you're after, this is not the place for you, but if you’re seeking a place without music playing, with miles of empty beaches and total relaxation in quiet luxurious surroundings, then you've hit the jack pot. We stayed for 2 weeks over Christmas and New year and observed the managers, both of the hotel and restaurant,running this establishment with discreet panache. They pay impeccable attention to detail so that from the moment of arrival every possible requirement is taken care of. The staff are incredible - gracious and hardworking but without being obsequious. It seemed as if nothing was too much trouble for them, and indeed on one occasion, I asked the pool waiter for a coconut drink and without my knowing it, he went and picked a coconut for me from one of the nearby coconut palm trees. It was my husband's birthday whilst we were there, and again they managed to make it a very special day for him. The food is simply delicious- wonderful breakfasts, fresh crayfish eaten under the stars, delicious exotic smooothies brought to you by the pool, pots of tea with freshly baked biscuits brought to your veranda. We also took advantage of the excellent serious Ayurvedeic treatments available as well as having having some clothes made by their in-house tailor. We had the good fortune to go on their own houseboat for a couple of nights. This is the stuff of dreams, the kind of experience that memories are made of. The only small gripe was that certain residents began to put their towels on the best sun beds before breakfast and this set off a sun bed war for a period time. However, this is human nature and not the fault of the management. This is a low key 'Claridges -by- the- Arabian -Sea' with a dash of bohemianism; a place where one can walk barefoot, literally and mentally,in a state of deep cosseted relaxation. All that made it bearable to leave was knowing that we will be back. If anyone reading this is hesitant about going, don't be. Book it now! Stayed December 2016, traveled as a couple"
Amazing scenery, excellent beach, brilliantly designed tree houses, very good foods and well trained employees. Manukan island has the best beach in the area in terms of soil and snorkelling and this resort makes the experience even better one
Joannie32: "Wonderfully Relaxing"
My sister and I stayed in Maisons Wat Kor for 3 days in early November. It is a beautiful and tranquil hotel set in a charming village, a short tuk tuk ride away from Battambang. The hotel is an oasis of peace and calm with spacious clean rooms, delicious food and a saltwater pool which was very much appreciated after a long day of sightseeing. The hotel organised trips on the Bamboo train as well as to the Phare Circus, both of which we would highly recommend. All of the staff were wonderful but we would like to say a big thank you to Mr Phadkey who made every effort to ensure that our stay was as enjoyable as possible. Very highly recommended!
Neeleshwar Hermitage: "Recently rewarded with the title “best coastal Resort in Asia” , the Neeeshwar hermitage"
"This 16 bungalows counting hermitage , amidst a brilliant southern flowering garden,
Looking to the Arabian sea, is really a shining jewel on Malabar's coast.
Very friendly competent staff, excellent food an very quiet surrounding. Healthy walks
Along a sandy beach. Neeleswar hermitage ""for ever""!"
Dewakan: "Amazing culinary experience"
We have such lovely dining experience there and feel really proud to have such good quality fine dining in Malaysia. We love how they tweaked the local ingredients in every single dish they served even for the cake we separately ordered for our friend (we were there for birthday celebration). The cake was so beautifully presented and the birthday girl was very happy and satisfied with the cake (jackfruit with creamcheese) and of course the entire dinner.
"My boyfriend & I traveled to Bali for my 25th birthday for 10 days! We stayed in multiple locations all over Bali, but for my actual birthday I wanted to make sure I stayed in Ubud. We chose to stay at Sandat, for two nights! From the moment we got there they immediately made us feel welcomed! We stayed in the Ylang Ylang Luxury Suite Tent, and it was more than perfect. When we walked into the Villa, they had spelled out ""Happy Birthday"" in flowers on the bed! On top of that every single person there knew it was my birthday so whenever I walked by someone new, they all stoped to tell me happy birthday! The room was incredible, and the pool was very refreshing! At Sandat, you truly feel like you're one with nature, it's amazing. We ate in the common area as much as we could, because the food was DELICIOUS, and the staff so friendly. Each morning/night they would set the tables with different and beautiful tables linens! They are very ""eco-friendly"" and I enjoyed every minute of being there. The location is perfect - just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the streets of ubud, and the shuttle service they provide is excellent! On our last morning we enjoyed hot stone massages by our pool - perfect way to end our stay! The ONLY THING I would say needs some improvement, are the beds... they are tolerable, but a memory foam mattress topper would definitely make it more comfortable! I would like to give a special thank you to Ms. Putu, who helped with our reservations and was so accommodating! As well as a big thank you to Tengo - he was a pleasure to speak with! Everyone there is so great! You will not regret booking with Sandat. When we come back to Bali, we will for sure be staying at Sandat; it's very magical. - Kiela"
Rarely will I opt for a set menu, but here it was so worth it. So nice to try all the different offerings. Service was wonderful and wine selection was good. Romantic setting but also appropriate for friends who just want to have a nice relaxed setting.
4 Rivers Floating Lodge: "Great trip – high school principal and a few students"
"I am the principal of an international school in Phnom Penh. Our school collaborated with 4Rivers to raise funds for a school they are sponsoring near 4Rivers, so we were invited out to see it. First of all, the area is great, and lovely fresh air. All of the staff at 4Rivers were very attentive with no communication difficulties. The rooms were positively luxurious, especially considering we were just floating on a river. Beds were very comfortable, everything was prompt, food was delicious. I had a great time relaxing and would recommend it to anyone. Only downside is the sketchy internet, but they make that abundantly clear on the website, so bring a book! It's not really within the hotel's control, anyway, as it has to do with coverage in the area."
This place is truly exceptional. The attention to detail is fantastic and nothing is too much trouble for the outstanding staff. Quality of food like everything else here is excellent and we loved the 5 course menus each evening. You have to go there!!