From the moment we arrived here, we knew we'd be experiencing something very special. We felt privileged to be staying in such a sensitively preserved example of 19th century local architecture and absorbed as much as we could of the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful decor. We felt warmly welcomed by staff throughout our stay and they were so helpful in communicating with us and returning items we’d left behind in our haste to catch a flight. Personal touches to our rooms were a delight and looking back at our trip to Malaysia this summer, we all agreed our stay in Georgetown – and indeed the Cheong Fatt Tze (Blue) Mansion – was the highlight to our holiday.
David’s Kitchen: "Outstanding restaurant — must visit"
My wife and I visited on our honeymoon and we had an absolutely wonderful time. The venue itself is beautiful, and the service and food were terrific -- the best meal we had in Thailand. Add to that very good cocktails and an excellent wine selection. The staff even arranged for private car service back to our hotel. David's Kitchen is an absolute must visit when in Chiang Mai.
We spent one week in August at Sea Dance Resort and enjoyed every minute of it. The whole resort is in excellent condition, which includes the rooms, the garden and the pool area. The team was very friendly, helpful and always available to answer questions and offer support. We would definitely choose Sea Dance again. Many thanks for a great time!
THE ISLAND LODGE: "Excellent Hotel perfect for relaxation"
"This gem is located within Mekong delta and offers piece and quiet, beautiful ambiente and very helpful and friendly staff. There are a few rooms which ensure no mass tourism. Slow food and tranquility, perfect hospitality and harmony are the keywords. We stayed there for 3 days and enjoyed a pre-paradise experience. Especially the spa with different types of massages is a soul-supporting experience.
The rooms are clean with the option to use an airconditioning. The bathroom and shower is clean and showing lots of litte details which sum up to a very special hotel. At every step one finds another detail which makes this hotel a personal little home. We felt at home instantly and will return as soon as possible. For our little lady of the age of 9 it was a paradise. The pool is clean (which we did not spot everywhere in even more expensive hotels in South East Asia). The Coconut Smoothie became her favourite drink. :-)
We enjoyed boat cruises and a visit at the next town's pagoda with impressive statues. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful - even by Asian standards. The transfer from HCMC to the hotel gave us a good possibilty for a first insight to people and country. We recommend this gem for everyone who seeks piece and quiet in a very special atmosphere within a safe and clean environment.
We are looking forward to our next stay at the Island Lodge.
"I had twice before stayed at Maduzi although some years before and found each stay most excellent. This stay, with friends, was also exceptional. Maduzi is located in downtown Bangkok right near the Skyway and a short walk to Centre Point shopping mall; the Paragon complex is but four Skyway stops away. Breakfast is included, and the choices are unique; I cannot understand anyone finding fault with the variety or quality offered, and breakfast was a pleasure. Maduzi is a truly unique (yep, that word can be used again and again), boutique hotel, a retreat in downtown Bangkok in beautiful surroundings and rooms with service that can satisfy almost all. My wife and friends thoroughly enjoyed their stay as I did. Room Tip: Upper floors are probably best because the roar of Bangkok traffic almost defied sound-proofing."
Amata Lanna: "Great place to stay in Chiangmai"
"We stayed at the Amata Lanna for three days. It is a small and pleasant boutique hotel. There is a swimming pool for just 12 rooms! It is very refreshing to go for a swim in the evening after a day under the hot Thailand sun. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, they gave us fresh fruit juice when we checked in, and was able to give us good direction to the nearby restaurants and attractions. The room was very well designer and in perfect condition. We were happily surprised by how big the room was, and it was very quiet at night. Will definetly stay here again, if I make it back to Chiangmai!"
Neeleshwar Hermitage: "Idyllic Ayervedic break by the Arabian Sea"
This is a wonderful place to rejuvenate: attractive, comfortably furnished cottages, welcoming & helpful staff, excellent food prepared by highly skilled chef, superb treatments organised to address specific needs all set in a beautiful location. Excellent library. Great trips & events e.g Theyam, birdwatching, ashrams & temples.
Excellent way to end our trip. Staff were lovely. Pool was great. Rooms are simple but perfectly furnished with a great view of the delta. Enjoyed the bike tour. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.
The Island Lodge: "Mekong trip or Saigon escape? This is your place!"
"When you arrive on the small road you may wonder if you got lost, in fact you just found a secret gem! Beautiful surroundings (pool and river on one side, gorgeous garden on the other side)
Tasteful design and decoration everywhere around
Lovely and helpful team
Nice mix of Vietnamese and French food
Large choice of activities/tours to visit the area by boat, bike or scooter. We will definitely be back for the Mekong and for the Hotel!"
"It has been a month since my friends and I had the pleasure to spend the most relaxing time at les Maisons. What can I say, it is a piece of paradise. We were really happy and so relaxed. The staff is more than staff, I really want to describe them as friends and family. Brian, Raiden, Marvin, Rose, Leah and of course Stacy, and our protector and compansion Itac. We miss all of them so much, we get nostalgic and homesick when we look at the pictures and videos we took. Once you have been there, you do not want to leave. If you have to, like us..one will be gripped by this constant wanderlust! Thank you so much for one of the best times! We will be back!
FYI, the food is also really good!! =)"