Perfect place to stay for a few nights, very central to the downtown heritage streets and close to the beach front as well. Service is very attentive and the rooms have all the comfort you need on top of the stylish ambiance and grandeur of a historical mansion.
Beautiful hotel full of details for the guest, Tasty breakfast, rooms unbelievable, a hotel with exquisite taste !! Contains the unique and wonderful charm of this town ... if you come to Luang Prabang should stay in this hotel !!!
Unique builidng, has own story, adorable breakfast and atmosphere. Wanna visit again if possible. Staffs are all kind and gentle. Reasonable price. Cant forget blue colorour. Come up with over and over :)
"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"
Satri House: "A real colonial retreat in beautiful Laos"
We enjoyed 4 days at Satri House for a legal conference and seemed to have the run of this elegant colonial rambling manor house which previously served as the Summer house for the prince. It is a unique blend of a the past with modern comforts .
"Maison Polanka is an incredible place. On our first evening there, we had a glass of bubbles as we watched the sky slowly turn to dusk and listened to the birds, the cicadas and the nearby monks singing -- total perfection. It was such a treat to be taken care of so well and in such a stunningly beautiful environment. We stayed for five nights in the Khmer house, which was great. Plenty of space, nice amenities, and kept nice and cool by the fans and AC. The staff worked with my husband to plan a fantastic birthday dinner for me, setting up a romantic private dining experience surrounded by candles and even ordering in a special birthday cake.
We would recommend Maison Polanka to any traveler who is looking to experience Cambodia in serenity and luxury and in the care of a wonderful staff. Our biggest thanks to Cathy, Julie, Cune, Tuy La, Kong, Da, Som, Osa, Chan, Rithy, Seam, Sam, Sopharin, Thy, Sarin, Sopha, and the rest of the amazing team behind the scenes that make it such a special place."
The Samar: "A Effortless and Delightful Stay"
"Recently visited Siem Reap for a Hostel Conference and made plans to stay at this boutique hotel. Amidst certain low reviews given to this property, I just had to stay at this property as it was aesthetically appealing to me. I can most certainly say that this is my accommodation of choice when visiting Siem Reap. It is located in between Angkor Wat and Pub St, which means this property is actually rather secluded but yet highly accessible. A getaway which I needed with its serene surroundings.
The property's staff are extremely accommodating and cheerful, they are always there when you need them. The attention to detail is rather amazing, such as, desserts await your arrival every night when you return to sleep. That privilege doesn't stop there, I even had a free facial which I dozed off under the care of the therapist. This is truly a suites only hotel and one could only imagine the price you'd have to pay to enjoy such services in a heritage branded suites only hotel such as the Raffles Hotel. I can't commend the staff more as I enjoyed all my small talks with them. They were quick to think and react, which is great! My friend and I went on a Angkor Wat sunrise tour and it was easily settled in a blink of an eye. The tour is highly recommended by me! As a hotelier myself, I really liked how this place is so intuitive and charming. Essentially as a traveller all I really want is to be pampered and well taken care for, with that, Samar Villa has saw to my expectations. Thank you Samar Villa for making my stay with you so effortless!"
"Checked into The (lovingly restored) Blue Mansion for a two-night stay in December 2016, my first visit despite having been past the building on previous trips to Penang. From the warm hospitality, comfortable beds, clean big rooms (lovely bathroom a big plus with me), antique furniture, breakfast in the courtyard to coming back to a dim sum basket of local 'kuih' (cakes / sweets) with a handwritten note every evening was a lovely touch - the whole experience was memorable and in my opinion, worth returning for. Pro tip: the hotel is conveniently located next to a food court serving local delights, and across Georgetown Wines for that cheeky vino or late night tapas - thank me later!
The Mansion is also home to Indigo, a fine dining restaurant which I tried, enjoyed and highly recommend. For those wanting to learn about the mansion's history, guided tours by some very passionate locals run daily at 11.00am, 2.00pm and 3.30pm - definitely something to fit into your travel itinerary. All in all, a strong contender for a unique experience.
Stayed December 2016, traveled with friends"
THE ISLAND LODGE: "A great and cosy place to recharge ones batteries"
"We had a short stay in The Island Lodge from 8th to 10th of April - I can say, a great finding! It made us extend our stay right after the first three hours on Michels premises.
For us, since we were looking for a quiet place away from the busy days in Ho Chi Minh City, it was an excellent option. It was a great experience in all aspect. You will find a very idyllic small road leading to the west-end of Thoi Son island followed by a small path guiding to the entrance of the resort. A beautiful, silent place, which was obviously built and choosen by someone paying a lot of attention to details, will appear. Rooms are very clean and harmonic, the staff is extraordinarily friendly and attentive, food and service met our expectations. Overall a very cosy atmosphere - a place to recharge ones batteries :)
Tugu Bali: "As Great As They Say It Is"
"Thanks to TA reviews we spent a day here that was unforgettable. Surrounded by the din of this busy area, it is an oasis of serenity and extraordinary hospitality of the staff. Get up at dawn and hear the birds on the property. It is a museum of artifacts- you need go nowhere else on Bali. We stayed in Rejang Suite with outdoor tin tub, view of water. A long way from USA but nothing like this in North America. We were given gifts when we left that were handmade. Amazing.