Dewakan: "Amazing restaurant – GO"
"When we watched John Torode's Malaysia programme back in the UK , he showed this place and so we booked it for our last night in KL. I have to admit as it got closer I got concerned that we had made a mistake. No malaysian we spoke to in KL had heard of the place and it soon became apparent that it was on the outskirts of town, a good hour away from central KL and forms part of the KDU campus. I need not have worried however. The whole experience from start to finish was brilliant. The service was attentive, the team enthusiastic about the food and the food itself was inventive and interesting. We had the 17 course tasting menu and every dish was different and innovative in its use of traditional Malay ingredients. Notable dishes included a perfectly rendered crispy duck skin over succulent rare duck meat, as well as the almost Heston Blumenthal like childish fun of putting together the slow baked red snapper in broth dish. There was only one dish we didn't particularly enjoy, which was the prawn dish and we found the texture of the raw prawns a bit odd, but it was clever cooking nonetheless with the flavour combination. This place is worthy of a Michelin star. My only concern is that being so far out of town and having only 10 tables, it is not getting enough clientele. So please, please if you enjoy inventive and innovative cuisine, go to this restaurant."
Tugu Bali: "Excellent food. Authentic Indonesia Experience. Great Service. Dirty Beaches"
"Tugu Group has a range of hotels and restaurants in various locations of Indonesia. I am personally a big fan of the owner for his passion for Indonesia arts and culture and you can truly enjoy an amazing experience at any of his properties. The food - both Indonesian and the newly open Japanese - was divine. The daily breakfast is also perfect with a wide range of options freshly made. We also enjoyed an amazing Spa experience -- with the sound of the waves and fresh air. The only problem is the beach -- it is dirty, I repeat very dirty, with trash everywhere. It offers good sunset views though. If you want to experience the best of Indonesia and not looking to spend time at the beach, then You are up to a great experience here. Would return for the great food and Spa, plus lovely service from Jenny, Maria and her team."
Sukoon Houseboat: "Great service and accommodation"
Party of eight and looked after very well. The food was excellent and the whole service was outstanding. Very comfortable accommodation. Unfortunately we arrived as the Srinagar floods started ( subsequently declared a " National Disaster " ) and after a couple of days Vishal evacuated us to the Taj hotel as the level of the lake rose about 12 feet. We were trapped in the Taj for 3 days and were overjoyed when the Sukoon team arrived with boat to evacuate us and subsequently Vishal accompanied us all the way to Leh over two days. Brilliant work by the Sukoon team who really know how to look after their guests even in a crisis.
"Traveller, once you come to Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, male sure that you geh accomodation in this marvellous Hotel. Never Met a friendlier ans Most helpful straff, especially the ladies at the reception. The interior is original, the rooms arge large, so arge the bathrooms. Theres is only one suggestion: make netter barriers to avoid Museum visitors entering the Hotel Part. Stayed February 2017, traveled as a couple"
Maison Polanka: "It’s even more beautiful the 2nd time around"
I consider this my home in Siem Reap. Everything about this place is pure magic. From the whole ambiance and the garden, the rooms, the pool, and most of all the restaurant, everything is simply exquisite! The owner Nathalie is a sweetheart, her and her staff are one of the warmest people you will ever meet there in Siem Reap. They arrange trips for you and make sure you are taken cared of even if you are outside the premises. I love love love love Maison Polanka, I'm so grateful to have been there.
Rachamankha: "Zen oasis in the old town: fine Asian antiques, great service, sublime food"
We stayed for six nights. What a treat. This hotel is a "Secret Retreat" property, one of three that we stayed at in Thailand and Laos. They are owner occupied properties, with amazing attention to decor and service. The architect and designer of this property live here and use the hotel as their home and office, and as a display space for their fine collection of Asian antiquities, a mix of Japanese, Chinese and Southeast Asian. Just walking in the gate caused a feeling of calm. I asked for a yoga mat, no problem, and found that the second floor balcony of the spa, situated over the swimming pool, was a perfect place for doing my yoga routine, with several Buddhas looking on. The setting, the pool, the room, the service, the food were all wonderful. Paul, the manager, sat with us to plan out our day to day itinerary, and all of his suggestions were spot on, for temples and outings, and especially his recommendation for a tailor, from whom we got five shirts and a sport coat. The location is ideal with Wat Prah Singh just around the corner (we called it "our" temple), making it easy to drop in for monk chats, or to hear the chanting at 5 PM. The hotel is within the walls of old Chiang Mai and very close to the Sunday walking market. There is a discount for persons staying 3 nights or longer, not something we realized, but were happily surprised when they gave it to us without our asking. Having modified our original reservation at the last minute, we were scheduled to move rooms over our 6 night stay, but the management spent some time juggling the room schedule, so that we could stay in the same room, which we very much appreciated. We were in Room 19, in one of the main courtyards, and these courtyard rooms are quite lovely. One assumes these were equally as nice. The whole hotel is quiet and quiet.
riverie siam: "As good as the reviews suggest"
"We stayed two nights as part of our trip through Thailand. The food and beverage manager is doing a great job at this hotel. Breakfast a la cart is so much more enjoyable especially when it is prepared to such a high standard..the cocktails were outstanding, comparable with top 5 star hotels in HK. Not much around the hotel but the free shuttle was very reliable. Special thanks to the ladies who served us breakfast and evening drinks/dinner, they were genuinely so friendly and made our stay memorable. Thank you and we hope to return if we pass your way again! Pity the weather was too cold for us to use the two beautiful pools!"
tugu bali: "Amazing property"
"Very unique experience staying in this hotel. Quick walk to the surf breaks at Batu Balong, Old Man's and Echo Beach/Pererenan from the lovely beach area on the property. Food in the restaurant is a bit more expensive than other options in the area but well worth the price.
David’s Kitchen: "Great place for a romantic dinner"
We went directly after our daily visits. I would recommend you book in advance and get ready for a romantic dinner. The staff is very helpful and David always here for a chat. The food and the environnement are simply amazing.
"From the breath-taking sunrises and sunsets over the lake to the wonderful massages, this is a place to relax and enjoy yourself. Our lakeside cottage was huge and well appointed...couldn't ask for more. Quiet, peaceful grounds. A bit of a hike from our cottage to the restaurant...if you are mobility challenged, you might want to ask for a closer cottage; was not a problem at all for us, however. Would return in a heart-beat. Be sure to allow enough time to explore the lake and its villages by boat...an experience not to be missed! We were there mid-January, and the weather was perfect, and no major mosquito problems. Stayed January 2017, traveled as a couple"