"I have been coming here on and off for a couple of years now and I am yet to be disappointed - this place is just very consistent and you can tell the head chef is actively keeping on top of his game with new creations as the seasons change! Anyone looking for exciting takes on classics, sustainable ingredients cooked with passion in a welcoming environment (and healthy glasses of wine paired) you really can't fault the place! Keep up the great work guys!!"
The hotel is beautiful. The rooms are beautiful, spacious and very comfortable. There has wifi (good connection!), A private swimming pool, open bath. The staff is always nice and very caring. They repondents all requests! The catering service is bloated and good. And experience the romantic dinner on the beach was great!
"The Hotel is Magic. We were picked up by a boat and slowly brought into this paradise. The room was fantastic, the Food and Drinks to match. We were so happy there that we decided to Skip a few temples to be able to enjoy this resort. The sunset on the terrace with a drink is fabulous. "
"This was my second time at TMPL, and for me TMPL is first of all about this magnificent view. The place itself is so beautifully built, that no matter which way you turn, you are always able to enjoy the spectecular view on the Anapurna mountain range and at the same time feel included in nature without being intrusive. A result of the environmentally conscious approach by its owner Marcus Cotton. The rooms are inviting - spacious, comfortable and in decor beyond any short lived fashion, which can at times be overwhelming. So I felt instantly at home. And the food was just delicious, home made from their own organic garden. It was a treat to chose whatever you wanted, because the guest's well being had priority. The staff is very well trained, attentive, efficent in a gentle way, making you feel very welcome. I thoroughly enjoyed Marcus' warm and generous hospitality sprinkled with a lovely sense of british humour. It was a truly wonderful stay for me and I will be back for more as soon as I can. Stayed January 2017, traveled with friends"
We stayed at this beautiful and unique hotel two nights and enjoyed every moment. There is much to see with it's great collection of art and well curated furniture. General feeling is very welcoming, easy going and effortless luxury. The room was really our kind of taste: eclectic furniture, natural and nice ocean view. Def coming back with better time!
Locavore: "Amazing artistic creative food"
"This was our fourth visit to Ubud just to again experience the wonders of Locavore. Their cocktails are wonderful, our California chardonnay was mind blowing, yet both faded into the background once we encountered 15 course of gastronomic delight. If you love amazing food and you visit Bali, don't miss the treat of lunch at Locavore, its world class"
"Shhhhhh" you might want to keep this gem of an inn a secret. As a frequent traveler to Thailand you understand that overnighting in Bangkok is often necessary due to midnight arrivals and 1am departures. We were SO ready to get out of the airport hotels. Set on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, tucked into Old Bangkok, this former royal home of HRH Prince Chkrabongse is a tranquil haven from the noise and stress of Bangkok. Next trip, allow time to rediscover Bangkok as it once was. Each one of the six rooms has a personality all its own. Standard double rooms are Moroccan style, the Riverview and Chinese suites are located in a separate buildings and have fabulous river views from private decks. Rooms are luxuriously appointed with antiques and fabrics that enhance the feeling of stepping back in time. (...) We had the pool all to ourselves as with only six rooms we rarely saw other guests. This place gets a 10 out of 10 on the romantic scale. And, for jaded travelers this place reminds you why we do it. Just make sure that you write down (in Thai) directions for Taxi drivers to get you back to the inn should you go out for the evening as even the local taxis can't find this place. An added bonus is the #1 school for massage two blocks away... 2 hours massages for approx. USD 30. Discover and keep this secret for yourself!
Hotel Tugu Bali: "Perfect place to make your dreams come true"
"I walked into the Hotel upon seeing a sign for a cultural dance show. I inquired if the any of the dancers would teach private classes. Before I knew it Edward, the Director of Sales was designing a package of classes for me with Widia. She is one of their massage therapists, who has 40 years of Balinese dance experience and a degree in Balinese dancing. He even suggested that I could perform in their cultural performance as a guest with a beautiful Balinese dance costume and makeup. Edward was reading my mind! After creating my custom package I danced for a few weeks. The stage I took lessons on was in the very center of the lobby. I think I was quite a novelty to the staff. Who is this Western that had traveled to Bali to take extensive classes? They greeted me by name when I arrived every day. Edward informed me that was rare. Guests would visit and request the costumes and makeup, but never a package of dance classes. Various members of the staff, ranging from the hotel manager to restaurant staff would take the time to encourage me by telling me I was doing good. Widia was so patient and assured me I was not the worst student ever taught. The night of the performance the entire staff made me feel special. I'd performed many types of dance performances in the past, but it was entirely different. My dance was the first of the show. I was dancing with my teacher, Widia, and her friend, Tina. The dancer after me had won Best Dancer in Bali. Talk about creating a fantasy. Only in my dreams could I have imagined being the opening act for the country's best Balinese Dancer. Edward took lots of photos of me and Ari, one of the managers, acted as my videographer. The fact that so many of the upper-level employees of the hotel got involved in the granular details of my experience speaks volumes about their service. Even though I spent many, many hours in the hotel, I was not staying in one of the rooms. Most hotels would have treated me like chump change. In comparison to most hotel guests, I only paid a tiny fraction for my classes. No one ever treated me as I was any less than the person occupying the most luxurious suite. Afterwards, Ari gave my friend and me a tour of the honeymoon suite, which I had requested. What I thought would be a 5-minute glance turned into a very, very extensive history lesson. I learned more from Ari than any tour guide in Bali. My entire experience with the Hotel Tugu was beyond amazing. Their customer service is unparalleled. A testament to the importance they place on customer service is the fact they have a staff of over 120+ for just 22 rooms. You might not be as interested in taking dance classes, but if you have a unique request this is the best hotel in the world to create a fairytale experience. They would be perfect for creating that surprise proposal or anniversary celebration (their honeymoon suite has a private pool, a private gazebo that sits on a lily pond, and exquisite antiques). Can't say enough about this dream factory. They are the best!!!!"
Muang La Lodge: "Amazing small luxury resort with top service and food in an splendid setting"
"We were more than pleasantly surprised by this amazing small luxurious resort in the mountains of North Laos. We felt welcome and special. Top service, very friendly staff and general mananger. Top room with view on the river. The hotel organized for us 2 amazing tours to the mountain tribes. It was a real adventure and we were touch by the people in the small mountian villages. Excellent guides and driver of the 4 x 4. Wonderfull breakfast and really amazing diners ! This is really top food. This resort is in fact too good to share with others. Thanks for a wonderful 3 days. We enjoyed it !"
"I must say, my stay at Sea Dance was one of the best stays ever. i'd like to thank each team member at Sea Dance for making our stay so much memorable. Special appriciation & thanks to Art, Dany & Helen for special help by guiding to visit the best places in town. Over & above the special daily care & greeting for the extraodrinary help in getting us Veg Food on demand was icing on the cake. Thanks again & wish to visit again & meet you all soon."