Reverie Siam: "Wonderful Place in Pai"
We heard about how wonderful Pai in rainy season. First, we have no idea about recommendation then coffee shop at Pai suggest us to visit here once. When we came in the staff very kind and sincerely. Room clean and beautiful. lovely view. The beakfast is the best.
This hotel doesn't only welcome you at their doorstep, but already at the airport of Bagdogra: the driver offers you a cold drink and wet towels to get you set for the three and a half hours drive to the estate. On the way, you are offered real Glenburn tea, sandwiches (which we really liked) and cake. How English. The trip to the hotel is a long one and the last 45 minutes are like sitting in a blender. But it is all more than worth it: the setting of this hotel is absolutely gorgeous: the tea plantation surrounds the beautiful house and the view on the Himalaya is stunning. We were warmly welcomed by the English couple who manage the hotel on behalf of the Calcutta-based owners and they do an excellent job in making certain the guests are comfortable. We stayed in the old property in a spectacular room with a huge bed, fireplace and small garden room (it was, indeed, the room we requested. In advance they would not confirm the room to us, and to be hones, considering the price this hotel charges, we find it incorrect that they should not accept reservations for specific rooms). All service you could think of is included in the price. We love the 'bed tea': a serving of tea in your room just after you wake up. Also, it was quite a treat that you could ask for tea and cake at all times of the day. The (western) breakfast is good, but the homemade jam was more like a mash than a jam. The specials were delicious and also the homemade muesli (with home made yoghurt). The dinner was served on a large table with all guests (you can opt out, and have a private dinner). Although this sometimes takes a bit getting used to, we enjoyed talking with the various guests. The food was mostly delicious, but there were some misses here and there. The hotel is quite a distance from Darjeeling and Kalimpong, but the hotel can arrange your visit there, too (driver is included in the price). Having said that, the trip is quite long and we were content with visiting only Darjeeling on one day, and we spend the rest of our time reading, touring the tea factory (including tasting: amazing how different all the teas taste), making walks through the tea plantation and to the river (where the hotel organized a pleasant BBQ. Heed their warning to put DEET on. I forgot a spot on my arm and the small flies got me good; it itched for days after!) They have wifi in the hotel, but the connection is terrible. It is typically a location to relax after an exhausting trip through Nepal, Bhutan or India, so we would recommend staying at least three nights; a shorter stay doesn't seem worth the trouble. We would not be surprised if we found ourselves staying here again!
Tell all my friends - that's how i feel after 3 nights at this hygge hotel in a hipsterish area of Bangkok. The hotel is unique and delightful in every way (those seeking sterile glass and brass should look to chain hotels). Service is welcoming, helpful and gentle. My family of four (children 4 and 10) felt really comfortable and the other guests were a diverse mix of well mannered and cosmopolitan fellow travellers - we will definitely be back and will be telling our friends this is the place to stay in Bangkok!
"This was the perfect place for us to finish our trip around Kerala before flying back to Mumbai. We did absolutely nothing here and loved every minute, although there are plenty of activities proposed by the staff. For us, long walks along the deserted beach spotting sea eagles, bee eaters, Brahminy kites etc and swimming in the magnificent infinity pool at 7am were real highlights of our stay. But we also loved the early morning tea brought to our room, the evening incense lit in the bedroom, the outside bathroom, and breakfast by the Arabian Sea. The staff were discreet and the whole place had a serene, calm atmosphere. Whilst the food was good, we felt it was overpriced in the beachside restaurant, but breakfast was plentiful, and we loved our midday snacks of poolside fruit platters and fruit smoothies. Neeleshwar Hermitage was an oasis of calm and a wonderful place to stay before heading home. Room Tip: All are excellent. We loved it down by the pool, very quiet and convenient for early morning dips"
Where do I start?! Our greeting on arrival was kind and sincere. We had a tour of the complex by the manager, who pointed out everything you needed to know. While unpacking, we received fresh coconut water which we could see being chopped down just outside our bungalow. The rooms were lovely, with a grand outdoor bathtub and a large open shower. The grounds were stunning, and everyone who worked there were incredibly friendly. The hotel has two beautiful pools, it's right on the beach and they do private day tours to the Gili islands which I would highly recommend. The breakfasts are to die for, and a good hour every morning was spent enjoying and trying everything on the menu (over the 4 days of course) which was no mean feat as the menu was huge and catered for everyone. There is also a gym which you can create a decent work out in. We enjoyed an amazing couples massage by the beach, followed by champagne and dinner under the stars. It was a truly unforgettable experience and I would really love to return one day. Thank you so much to the wonderful staff for making our stay!
This is gonna be a review of superlatives. Seeds is one of the - if not the - most memorable expirience we had in Myanmar. The restaurant is relativly new and was built to the dining palace it is today in merely 11 months. The food is exquisite and unique, the service is fast, very polite and attentive and the setting is just beautiful. We took the Chef's menu and it really was a journey. The prices are in the upper class but we spent every dollar gladly. Will definitely visit again if possible.
Just got back from a 3-night visit in Luang phrabang. Stay here is fantastic. The place is very relaxed and cozy. Nice experience to ride a boat to downtown. The staff is great, especially Hann (GM) Who has excellent service-minded. I would love to go there again as the escape weekend.
The Island Lodge: "Another blissful stay with attention to details"
Resident of nearby Saigon, we came back to island lodge one year after our first discovery. Staff is still ever smiling and full of little attentions. Menu offers variety and treats. Bike tour dropped from the boat offers the best point of view on rural Mekong delta (we took the longer Fish farm tour this time after the Cocoa tour last year). And great addition to have this year a full 9km jogging loop in the village pathways on the island. All in all a great stay just 2h drive from Saigon.