Tugu Malang: "A hotel or a museum ? Spectacular either way"
"The Tugu in Malang is without question one of the best hotels in Indonesia. It is large and sprawling, and the antiques and old photos make it seem like a very old building, although it was constructed in the 1990s. The owner has an impressive collection of art, Indonesian, Chinese, and international, and it is displayed throughout the property. The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, and the separate enclosure for the very large bathtub in our suite was reminiscent of an old railway car.
The staff is professional and attentive and always ready to take that extra step to make the visit a success. I bought a large traditional puppet, and the concierge wrapped it for traveling. Another small but important touch - knowing that clothing suffers from travel, the hotel policy is to press three items at no charge.
The location in the old colonial center is perfect for an afternoon stroll through the history of Malang."
Villa Song: "Colonial luxury at a reasonable price."
"We stayed at Villa Song for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff were friendly and efficient, giving tips about taxi scams to avoid and guiding us to very good excursions to both the Cu Chi tunnels and the Mekong Delta. There is a complimentary private water taxi from the hotel’s jetty into the centre of Ho Chi Minh city which made the journey much quicker, more scenic and gave a touch of exclusivity.
The hotel is well appointed, our room had a river view and was really quite big. It had all the things you’d want as well as a lovely view of the river. The hotel itself is very attractive, in a colonial style with a sweeping staircase and plenty of airy space. The pool is a good size (perhaps 25m) and there is plenty of loungers etc, thick towels and an adjacent gym.
Although we didn’t use it much the fact that the mini bar was complimentary was a nice touch. My only criticism would be that the laundry service was unnecessarily expensive with it costing over 1 million Dong to have a few shirts, shorts and underwear washed and pressed. Admittedly we did use the express service but it just felt like it was more expensive than it needed to be, especially in a place where you’d want to wear an ironed shirt and shorts. I must point out that the cost of the service was clear before we used it with a full audited list completed by the guest and the hotel, so there were no surprises.
The restaurant has a very nice set menu or a la carte although the set menu didn’t change over our three night stay. We ate there twice and enjoyed the food both times. We also ate in the restaurant of the hotel next door which, whilst it was nice, was not of the same quality (or price, quite a bit cheaper) and the service was a little rushed.
My wife used the spa and felt her pedicure was well done and good value for money.
All round I’d say if you like a bit of luxury and are happy to pay for it you’d be hard pressed to find a better location than Villa Song and I’d happily go back again another time."
REVERIE SIAM: "Excellent Resort in Pai"
"We had a great time staying at this resort. We really do appreciate all the attention to details as well as all the special care that we had received from the staffs and management throughout our stay. Foods at the restaurant were very nice from breakfast dishes to lunch and dinners. We were lucky enough to be able to meet with the young owner. We can tell that he really love what he is doing. He put a lot of effort and his heart on this property. All the very best to the owner and staffs. Thank you ver much for a great stay. We will definitely come back to stay with you again.
"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"
Villa Song Saigon: "Holiday for our sons 50th Birthday"
We had a great stay with you & the staff were really very courteous & helpful, the building is impressive & the pool was so relaxing we will be back soon hopefully maybe for my Bithday later this year
Rachamankha: "Wonderful architecture and good service"
Been there only for dinner as tried to book but room were full. Excellent service in the restaurant. Staff were very attentive but some need to learn more product knowledge. I really like the Thai Chinese mixed with contemporary northern interior design as I already fall in love with this place and promised to visit once again as a hotel guest.
Supanniga Cruise: "Cool, Calm, Romantic and gret Value"
Sunset in Bangkok seen from the cabin of Supanniga Cruise. Glass of Champagne, great nibbles and excellent company. Unexpected and somewhat unique. An experience to be recommended.
Tugu Bali: "Stay at the Tugu Hotel Bali"
"I stayed at the Tugu Hotel with one of my friends on my first visit to Bali. Such a beautiful place with breathtaking spacious rooms with a private plunge pool. The beach is in walking distance just a couple of meters away where you can go for your first surf lession. You are able to enjoy an all day breakfast a la card menu from anywhere you wish on the hotel property.
The staff is incredibly caring and friendly and makes you feel very welcome. Every Thursday you can enjoy a traditional indonesian dance performance, while eating delicous local food and after enjoying some tasty cocktails on the rooftop bar during happy hour.
The spa offers great valued massages and beauty treatments for everyones needs. If you have the chance to try one of the local cooking classes, you should not pass on this opportunity. It is fun, you learn a lot about local herbs and spices and you get to eat everything afterwards.
I can not wait to return on my next visit.
Anopura: "Amazing creation in middle of nowhere"
"After reading trip advisor review, i booked this smallest luxury Oasis in middle of nowhere. There were no signages, google map was unable to assist you with direction, there was no signage outside the hotel and even the last patch of road was not in existence...... despite all this i just loved this property. I loved it for its tranquility, isolation and the creation of its maker. Anopura is very tastefully made and very professionally managed with limited people hanging on your head. The food was amazing and the dog 'Latika' was the best companion you could expect at a property like it, very well trained and joyful.
Having just two rooms adds the charm to the place as it give you lot of privacy. This is simply great for couples looking for intimate and quality time with each other. Property has a beautiful square swimming pool made of black stone. There common place, kind of ‘baithak’, is very well planned and has comfortable seating, one can see 4/5 kind of mosquito repellants placed here as its an open area.
I can keep telling all goodies about this place as my list in endless. Finally I will conclude that I fall in love with this place, will surely come again."
Dear SEEDS Team We were able to spend a wonderful evening together with the whole family. Everything was perfect: surroundings at the Inya lake, restaurant, decoration, ambience, service and of course food. Simply perfect. A pleasure in all areas. Very recommendable. We will go again....