My wife and I were really hoping to find a great, traditional Hanok style hotel and the Rakkojae exceeded our expectations. The grounds are beautiful and kept up well. The room was spotless as well as the bathroom. The manager was very friendly and helpful. He cooked us a delicious western-style breakfast, which we ate outside on the porch overlooking the courtyard. The location is conveniently located near Bukchon and other popular palaces. There are a few delicious food options nearby on the street behind the hotel. We highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a tranquil and relaxing vacation. We hope to return!!!
"We stayed for two nights and loved the peace and tranquility this special hotel provided. It is located in the Old City, and thus is slightly removed from the bustle of central Chiang Mai. Really the attraction here alongside the quiet is the extraordinary architecture. The property's attention to detail in design and decor is one of a kind. If these features are not what you are seeking this may not be the hotel for you but if so it is a special and unique stay."
Reverie Siam: "Wonderful relaxing hotel with delicious food!"
one of the best hotels ever. room was very clean. the stuff very friendly. the food was delicoius (nice tapas!) and the (red) wine great! nice pool to relax. i can not complain about anyting. it's worth the money.
Locavore: "INCREDIBLE IMAGINATION USED TO CREATE THE ULTIMTE FOOD EXPERIENCE"
"This is the best dining experience ever, we had the 5 course degustation menu, one was vegetarian, so we could both share half of each course, which were accompanied by matching cocktails.......before hand we were served 5 starters...absolute taste thrills.....desserts incredible, presentation ......perfection..... combined with artistry.
Service outstanding, couldn't fault one thing.
Thank you Locavore for making our evening.....an unforgettable food adventure."
Often at the end of a trip, I return home needing a real vacation. However, after a month of travel from Hanoi to Saigon, a three-day stay at the Villa Song was the ideal way to savor the Vietnam experience. The natural beauty of the surroundings is enhanced by the attention to detail in the selection of furnishings and finishes in the rooms and public spaces. I grudgingly left the domed parlor room on my art suite to enjoy meals at the waterside restaurant. Most important, however, is the air of serenity reinforced by Yega (the manager), whose inherent calm manner and desire to please made this the perfect end to a vacation.
Chakrabongse Villas: "Chakrabongse Villa – Royalty @ the Chao Phraya River"
"I was there for the 4th. tme in several years and it get's even better !
Chakrabongse Villa lies in my favourite part of the old city. Situated on the Rattanakosin Island
@ walking distance from the pulsing food and flower market of BKK - Phak Klong Talad.
Chakrabongse Villa is a very distinguished and stylised Boutique hotel and restaurant almost opposite the famous Wat Arun.
The setting is gorgeous, the food is Thai and of course a little bit farang-style, but over all.
To have dinner here with your friends or family is a real experience.
The staff is very friendly, The wine-list could be bigger and at the end you just have to try it
to to ad another experience to your life."
Tugu Malang: "Wonderful stay in a slightly eccentric hotel."
"What an experience!! This hotel was perfect, get the best room you can afford - it is so worth it. The hotel is an attraction in its own right, make sure you take the tour to see the VIP suites and function rooms., the bizarre collection of furniture and nick nacks courtesy of the owners. The front desk staff were extremely helpful and all of the trips we took originated from their suggestions and with their help. The piece de resistance is the full day tour to Mt Bromo with waterfall included, organised and accompanied by front desk staff (amazing). Malang itself is a wonderful indonesian city with first rate coffee shops, a great bird market and some lovely streets to walk down.
PS(the free afternoon tea is a must)"
"This amazing retreat is worth the 5 hour road trip from Luang Prabang. We only stayed 2 nights. Would loved to have stayed longer. The food is wonderful. The taster menu couldn't be better. All of the staff are warm and welcoming. Couldn't have hoped for more.
Villa Mathis offered the perfect relaxing break. The staff were all so warm and friendly and the setting was very calm and relaxing. It's the perfect distance from Seminyak, away from the hustle, but only a short scooter ride through picturesque rice fields to all the great restaurants. Thank you Chris and the team for sharing your paradise.
"Delightful spot on the Saigon River. You get away from the noise and crowds of the city. Breakfast on the terrace is perfect. Rooms are good value. Dinner was good but expensive for what you get. The chef needs to be more innovative if they ant to charge these prices. The location alone does not warrant them, though it is a great spot. Staff charming.Stayed March 2017, traveled as a couple"