Tugu Bali: "Paradise on earth"
"Really, it is. My room came with its own min-swimming pool and a koi pond. The staff are excellent, most attentive and charming. They all got to know me in the five nights that I was here -- and I very much appreciated the individual attention that I got from each one. And the rooms! I've never had a bathroom that jutted out over a koi pond before -- where you can hear the fish in the stillness of the night, as you're soaking in the tub. My bathroom was open to the elements -- and it was an amazing experience one night to be soaking in the tub in thundering rain -- where I could see the rain falling inches away from me.The hotel is on the beach -- I specifically didn't want a hotel on the beach, but my cousin had stayed here before and convinced me that this was the place to be. I'm glad she did. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here.The property is decorated with some incredible antiques -- but most of all, the graciousness of the staff will keep me coming back."
Fantastic ambiance . Leave the hotel and you find yourself in a charming old town Personal attention of the staff High service level. They do their utmost to let you feel home. They really care. For us it was an eyeopener during our China trip.
"Wow !! From the minute you arrive at a little carved wooden door set in the middle of a rice field you realise this is like no where else.
We rented the two Villas here so had the whole place to ourselves total privacy, peace and seclusion.
The Villas and Lounge/Dining area are beautifully constructed and furnished to blend into the landscape lovely comfy beds, large bathrooms plus outdoor bath and shower.
Each area has a collection of books about Indonesia lovely local carvings and traditional furniture make you feel like you are staying in someone's home the attention to detail is fantastic.
And now the Staff !! You have your own Staff team who look after your every need cooking and serving beautiful Indonesian. There is a small choice at Breakfast and lunch and a lovely home cooked Indonesian Feast in the Evening.
This was an unforgettable Balinese experience - hope to return one day."
VILLA SONG SAIGON: "Charming hotel in a stunning location"
"Pure peace and tranquility next the Saigon River, absolutely stunning place which exceeded all our expectations. Beautiful, colonial style rooms with stunning views, fabulous food all served with the Vietnamese hospitality. We felt wonderfully pampered and spoiled."
The River Resort: "Great resort! Great location!"
"We were a group of 8, friends and family, and all loved our stay at the River Resort. The resort is stunning. The facilities and grounds were designed thoughtfully, are well kept and beautiful. The rooms were clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The views of the river from the resort are not to be missed. Best part of all was the team at the resort. Mr. Wech and his team took care of us so well from start to finish. They were nice, helpful and a joy to see every day.The resort location is perfect for exploring southern Laos. All the famous waterfalls and Bolaven Plateau were easy for us to get to by van, Wat Phou was only 20 mins away. The resort's proximity to Champasak Town (2km) allowed us to ride bikes into town, play petanque with the locals, visit all the interesting wats. It was also peaceful to spend the day at the resort, getting a massage, swimming, taking in the views and observing river life. Our group very much appreciated having these options which enabled us to experience Laos on different levels.The resort is luxury without the pretense. We loved our stay. I hope to be back there again."
"It's a 5 star all around. Excellent: accommodations; staff; and food. Central location. Everything worth seeing is walkable. Accommodations induced pickup and delivery at the rail station. Provided good information on what to see and how best to see. Language communication no problem. A must stop on a China visit.Stayed March 2016, traveled as a couple
What makes a great hotel? Is it location, style, luxury, food quality, service, amenities, exclusivity,ambiance? Villa Song has all of this and much more. The indefinable thing that makes paying customers feel like honored guests - friends even. This is like a Mini Singapore Raffles located on the Saigon River half an hour from HCM airport. It's hard not to gush about this place and harder to find fault. I dare you to try. If you go there you will be looked after by GM Yega, his wonderful staff including the charming Freddie who seems to be able to do everything. You might be served breakfast by Miss Hua and her colleges, have a cocktail concocted for you especially by the fantastic bar manager, take a ride on the hotel launch, sit by the fabulous pool,,,,,,You will certainly be fed by master Chef Kevin. F&B director and chef from Luxembourg. The quality of food pumped out of his kitchen will delight you. I could go on and on but I am busy planning my next (much longer) stay in this very special hotel. Check out this unique and special little gem for yourself....but leave room for me.
"It's beautiful. really. The rooms and courtyards and hotel lobby. All done excellently.The restaurant is beyond fantastic. We had two dinners there (they were included in the package we selected). It's a fixed menu and each dish was superb. My girlfriend, who is Chinese, said each dish really captures the essence of Chinese cooking with a subtle balance of tastes.It's quiet. We were in the back of the hotel (and there were few other guests). We were able to sleep with our window next to the bed open for natural cooling.The hotels offers a free transfer from the railway station and its centrally located in the ancient city, but far enough away from the tourist area not to be noisy or crowded. It is only a 3 minute walk along East street to get to the main intersection with South street.The staff is great, very friendly and helpful. English mastery varies person to person, but it is easy to communicate."
Amata Lanna: "Peaceful and beautiful"
Absolute gem in the heart of Chiang Mai. Close to everything and yet removed and peaceful. Staff was exceptionally helpful (finding rides, giving restaurant recommendations, giving directions, etc), grounds and room were spotless, beds comfortable. I cannot say enough lovely things about this spot. Breakfast was fantastic and cost was just right! I would absolutely stay here again! Close to a number of great restaurants and the ever so popular night market. A winner all around!
Le Calao: "Fabulous location, food, wine and service."
"We discovered this new restaurant which has connections with L'Elephant when we wanted a glass of wine prior to the Storytelling. We were made to feel very welcome and had a glass of delicious New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. We returned the next night for dinner and had a excellent Lao meal in beautifully restored building overlook the Mekon.
Portions are generous and only the best vegetables and ingredients are used. Another bottle of the SB was enjoyed. Good sevice with just the right amount of attention.
Le Calao has only been open for a couple of months so it was only a quarter full but I am sure one will need to reserve once it is better known."