Beautiful boutique hotel on the bank of the Saigon river. Wonderful friendly helpful staff. A stunning oasis of peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the city yet the city is easily accessible via the hotels speedboat. Immaculate clean decor plus the breakfast was first class. Wouldn't hesitate to return.
My friend and I have just had five fabulous days in Luang Prabang, Satri house was just perfect the hotel is just stunning mixing old charm with beautiful gardens and is just so peaceful. We had a room near the small pool on the ground floor which was very comfortable and well serviced with a lovely large bathroom. All the staff were so helpful and polite,nothing was too much trouble and everyone took time to talk to us each day. We felt very welcome and at home there. We used the spa which was very relaxing and the restaurant, where the food was amazing, but more expensive than the good places in the town and very quiet. If you want peace and quiet and the bonus of being able to walk or jump in a tuk tuk for the short ride into town then this hotel is ideal.It doesn't have super modern bathrooms and shiny TV,s or an expansive breakfast buffet with endless services. However it has wonderful staff with great service in a beautifully decorated boutique environment that more than exceeded our expectations. I know what I prefer and we will be back because of this.
We stayed at the villa song hotel for two nights. It's a beautiful boutique hotel with tasteful decorations and outfits. We enjoyed the pool area very much. Service was excellent and staff were attentive. Breakfast was okay. The pho we had was too soft though but the food quality is still pretty nice overall. The only thing is we won't recommend it if you travel with elderly and young children. We got in at 3am with two young kids; they cried for bath and people next door were banging on the divided door complaining about our noise which we had hard time to control. One other minor complaint is the smell of the hotel. The sewage system of the pool area isn't designed well enough that from time to time there's off putting smell coming from the fence area. If they could fix that, the place is really a gem for couples!
"If you are an art lover, history lover or luxury lover.. better yet... all three - THIS is your hotel.
The minute you walk down the wooden planked front entrance, you know this is a special place. The hotel has been furnished from the owners private collection of antiques. Each piece has a story and specially placed on the property preserving his love of Balinese history.
The antiques may be old, but the hotel has all modern wants for luxury but with the a unique touch in their boutique rooms. The baths & plunge pools are the highlight with tubs that you will want to build in your own home. This place is an oasis in Canggu."
We absolutely loved Summertime and cannot wait to go back. The owners have spent a lifetime delivering amazing holiday experiences in India and it feels like they poured all their learning and experience into creating and running this idyllic house.
MesaStila: "The moon of paradise"
If you like to know about coffee plantation, to hear an indonesian music and to have a rest is that one of the best place. Five starts hospitality. The spa - including the turkish bath - was brillinat. The food is excellent.
Tugu Lombok: "Every detail a delight"
This hotel is one of my favourite places ever. From the moment we arrived, we felt at home. (Although our home is not as luxurious!) The staff are warm, caring, attentive and interested. The grounds are immaculately cared for, and the beautiful flowers in our room every day were a wonderful touch. Every detail in the hotel and the grounds is a discovery. The welcome messages prepared for us at every meal made us feel so special. And the beach ... wow, what an awesome place to spend a holiday. The staff will make sure you have everything you want, with a smile. I can't recommend this hotel highly enough. I can't wait to go back!
The Village House: "Best homestay in Kuching, Sarawak"
"Approximately 40 mins from Kuching International airport to The Village House (taxi ride is about MYR60/ car).
This place is a total gem, very well hidden (no kidding as there's nothing much to explore around this homestay except for a quiet beach). If you're going for a short weekend to relax & chill with friends or couple, then this would probably be the best choice but if you're thinking to have a party there, maybe not unless you've pre-booked all their rooms!
Food and drinks (Tiger/ Heineken beer per bottle is about MYR15 each) are available from morning till 10:30pm at night only (so pre-ordered your food/ drinks before they closed). Staff will clocked off after 10:30pm (Bar/ Cafe will be closed) but 1 of the staff who's staying next to this place is easily located incase of any emergency.
I must say their sandwiches & Nasi Goreng Kampung is amazing but Potato wedges (do not try this if you're a big fan of wedges!) & Sarawak Curry Laksa definitely needs some improvement. Prices are affordable. (You can have your food billed to your room & make payment only when you check-out. Visa/ Master card accepted but with 3% surcharge incurred. AMEX not acceptable unfortunately).
Rooms & bathroom (attached) are very clean and the air-condition can get pretty strong if you've it switched on the whole day (warning!). The only problem is they've very thin walls if you do not want to be heard by next door or anyone downstairs!
They've extremely helpful and attentive staff here named Ms.Aliffah and Flora as they've helped us get our missing mobile phones (left it near the pool area at night), call and arrange our transportation. If you're not a local like me, you can even get some travel tips from them!
The nearest sightseeing place is Sarawak Culture Village which is about 10 mins drive away (Daytime transportation is about MYR5/ way by car). If you want to explore downtown city centre, it'll be about 30 mins car ride (that'll cost you MYR60/ car per way). Do ensure you make prior transportation arrangement with the staff as there's seriously no transportation available there.
I'm already missing this place and just can't wait to be back!"
Locavore: "Taste Bud Experience"
We did the 7 course lunch with drink pairing. It was a great experience and we highly recommend it. Every course was sensational. It was a 2.5 hour food session that we will remember for a long time! Only suggestion would be explanation cards on each dish and drinks written in English as the normal language barrier plus background noises made it very hard to take in everything our waitress was explaining. Thank you Lavacore and see you again next time we visit.
Satri House: "A dive in to relaxation, strongly recommended"
"As you go in the Satri House you start to feel this ""aura"" of relaxation.
The beautiful Prince house and all the other buildings in the same French colonial style immerse in a well maintained gardens and all the art-craft and decoration really had a huge impact on me. I had 4 nights in a deluxe room and got a nice upgraded to a suite for the last 2 nights. Suite comes with both shower and bath and is beautifully decorated.
Food was delicious, my favorite is the roast duck in red curry!
Service need some language improvement here and there but overall there is always someone coming to assist if they notice there is a bit of miss-communication. going on..
I didn't try the Spa neither the swimming pool, a bit too cold for me but people coming from European winter they did enjoyed the pool.
Overall well done Satri House!"