"Understated elegance, unobtrusive service and superb comfort food using the best of local produce with a focus on the hill cuisines of north east India sums up the Glenburn experience. Glenburn effortlessly creates the ambience of a country house weekend, with the guests mingling easily over evening drinks followed by a communal dinner around a cosy dining table with the conversation flowing easily. I asked Holly (who along with Jemima manages this gem of a hotel with easy efficiency) whether they choose their guests and she replied that the guests choose themselves!This small eight suite boutique hotel near Darjeeling sits on a beautiful site overlooking Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. The suites are cosy and luxurious recreating the life style of the tea planters in their glory days. The estate, a working plantation, continues to produce the best of Darjeeling tea, and I would recommend even the hardiest of coffee drinkers ( I am one as well ) to forgo it while they are here and focus on imbibing some of the exquisite tea's produced by the estate.
There are probably places where there may be better cuisine (though I would doubt it), more luxurious digs (I have yet to see them) and maybe a location better than this little piece of heaven; but it is really how everything, including the guests, comes together which makes Glenburn truly special.Stayed March 2017, traveled with friends"
Tugu Malang: "Visit Malang-Banyuwangi between 2 venues"
"Hotel is well located at a big roundabout with a monument in the center.
The rooms are very nice decorated, with a nice flower arrangement and fruit platter.
The amenities are environment friendly packed by recycled paper.
The staff are very friendly from the receptionist till the room attendants.
Breakfast is also well served from fresh fruit till home made bread, jam and Indonesian food.
On top of all, they serve everyday during teatime complimentary goodies and tea/coffee.
They have also a huge collection of antiques that you can walk through or guided tour is also available on request.
Will definitely come back to this hotel when visit Malang again"
We visited this restaurant recently and had a beautiful meal of Buffalo Steak and Tamarind Duck. Great meal , service in a beautiful Lotus Pond backdrop. Thoroughly enjoyed the night out
Cuca: "Great, creative dinner"
We came here for some cocktails outside and then dinner at the chef's table. The drinks were very good and very creative! The food was delicious and I also think creative and well thought out. The service could not be better either! We enjoyed the chefs table. The restaurant outside and table seating looked very nice, but it was different sitting at the chefs table and they briefly explain the dish and answer any questions when they bring it to you. Additionally, our servers also seemed very knowledgeable on the dishes being served. Pricing was good. You will always pay a bit more for nice cocktails, but they were worth it and I don't think overpriced compared to other places. The food is very reasonable for what you get. Highly recommend stopping in Cuca whether for a full meal or cocktails and snacks as it's all tapas style!
Maison Polanka: "the coisy intimacy of luxury"
"Amaizing experience!!! Great location, beautiful and peaceful place with a fantastic staff. This is a place we would love to call home (maybe because it was decorated as a personal Home). Every room has its character, really comfortable after a morning a visit.Food is excellent. As for the service, it was exceptional, especially considering the size of the hotel. The founders and owners have created an exclusive piece of luxury: true peace.Stayed March 2017, traveled as a couple"
Sandat Glamping Tents: "Really liked it but needs a little improvement"
"We were there on our honeymoon, i loved the pool and how quite it can be. The only downfall was that everything can be heard. The resort consists of 5 tents and 3 tree houses/ huts. We could hear the breakfast buffet being prepared, our neighbors talking so we couldn't enjoy our time together as much as we would have liked because everything and everyone is so close to each other. I like my private life kept private, not for everyone to hear just because ""ill never see them again or don't know them"". I did like that they offer a complimentary shuttle service into town, you should order it at least 30 min before. As for the tents they are nice and cozy but our tent was full of ants for some reason, and when we showered the drain was semi clogged so just after 2 minutes the water would over flow and get all over.
The fans would make the room cool enough at night but during the day we preferred staying in the pool or going into town, AC's are optional for an extra charge.
The pool was beautiful overlooking the trees and listening to the nearby birds and nature which was nice and relaxing. The breakfast was nice and simple. I loved the freshly made jams and juices and the staff was always kind, helpful and had a smile on their faces. We didn't take a yoga lesson but i would recommend it or even if you know yoga to try out the yoga deck by the reception cause its beautiful all in its own.
I would recommend that they invest in either training or obtaining an actual bar tender as the staff isn't equipped to make cocktails. Overall, it was a good experience, it just needs a few tweaks here and there."
"The Blue Mansion has been restored beautifully and it felt like a privilege to stay there. The rooms were beautiful, I slept in an adjoining room to my daughters which worked out perfectly. The little extras were thoughtful and enhanced the experience.
Breakfast was fabulous. The staff were warm friendly and helpful, and their knowledge of Georgetown very useful. Would definitely recommend this beautiful hotel.Stayed April 2017, traveled with family"
Rice & Zen Boutique Resort: "Luxury Retreat For Nature Lovers Looking For A Break From City"
If your looking for a place outside Chiang Mai with excellent hospitality, stunning views, luxury villa and a place to really kick back and unwind then Michael's place is the one. Easily my favourite place to stay in the Chiang Mai area.
"Wir können über die Slow Private Pool Villas nur Gutes berichten. Die Villen sind cool und gemütlich designed, das Frühstück ist wirklich sehr gut und man erhält super Informationen über die Insel und allfällige Aktivitäten.
Mit den Slow Villas Fahrrädern (gegen eine angemessene Gebühr) erreicht man sämtliche Punkte auf der Insel in kürzester Zeit und es macht auch Spaß mit dem Rad die Gegend zu erkunden.
In der ganzen Woche, in der wir über die Insel gefahren sind, hätten wir keine Unterkunft gesehen, wo wir lieber gewesen wären als in den Slow Villas.
Wir hatten eine super Zeit und bedanken uns noch für die super Organisation der Aktivitäten (Snorkling Trip, SUP, Tauchen)."
tugu malang: "Perfect New Year’s Eve destination"
We came back to Malang because of Tugu and because we wanted to experience its New Year's Eve party. It was more than worth it. The hotel as such is still an absolutely great place to stay and the party was perfectly organized. They really knew how to get it going. We left with more good memories of Tugu Malang and certainly want to return.