"Summertime Villa in Calangute Goa is one of those rare places where every thing is rightTo wake up in a place full of sunshine and walk with bear feat over the warm tiles to the terras and have a delicious breakfast. This is what a true lazy holiday can be. The staff is always ready to serve you. Lots of attention to detail, we loved the abundance of birds. There are many colourfull birds around the house, but also insite where all kinds of bird figures are around you.
The hosts also own a boat, a sunset trip to the lagoon is lovely, we even saw a dolphin.We are a family of 4 with teenage children, lots of space in three big bedrooms"
Rachamankha: "Beautifully designed courtyard hotel"
This is a small uniquely designed hotel with rooms around two inner courtyards on a side street on the western side of the old city. The rooms are impeccably decorated with Thai and Chinese furniture and small art objects. There is a pool at the back of the property, which was nice on a hot day (aren't they all in Thailand??!). The hotel is walking distance to many of the most famous temples in the old city. The restaurant is excellent, especially dinners, which also featured light Thai musical accompaniment in the background. Staff was excellent and helpful throughout our stay.
"The resort had just reopened after the rainy season and therefore there were not yet many guests. I find the property really beautiful, service was very attentive and the food delicious. Sightseeing in Mrauk Oo is best done with a guide. The pagodas are all within a relatively short distance from the resort (about 2 - 3 miles), the very interesting excursion to the Chin villages takes about 3 hours (car and boat). Personally, and like some other guests, I found Mrauk Oo more interesting than Mandalay. If you don't come with a guide, the resort can arrange the sightseeing for you.
Prices are a bit higher than one might expect, but as this is one of the poorest states in the country, the resort has to order many supplies from Yangon to be able to deliver a high standard of service.
Some of the staff are more proficient in English than others, but there is not much opportunity in the region to speak English. They are very keen to learn more and engaging them in short conversations, will be very helpful to improve their language skills.
My stay was very peaceful, I really enjoyed the excellent service, the delicious food and the very interesting sightseeing,"
Satri House: "Beautiful hotel, Great service"
"We've stayed in a suite room for 4 nights here, and this was the main reason for our happy trip in Luangprabang. Everything is great here, great room, great service, great breakfast. It's a good place to chill and let time stop. The only minor draw back is the hotel quite far to walk from walking street (2-3km) even though hotel has a free bicycle for guests to use. I've tried once and found that cars in Luangprabang driving rather hectic (ps. I'm not a good cycling person either). The better choice is to take tuk tuk which was cost 20,000 KIP (sometimes driver called for 30,000 KIP) for one way.
"What a perfect place to unwind. Located by the beach in beautiful natural gardens. Delicious seafood sitting under palm trees and candlelight. Eagles soar above and herons wade in the nearby lagoon. The spa is professionally run in its on quiet oasis. The rooms in individual bungalows have private bathrooms with partly open skies so we shares ours with a very charming obliging bright green frog who hopped off under the palm tree when we entered!
The Lotus Boat which is part of this hotel is situated on the backwaters 10 minutes away. We spent two nights aboard in wonderful luxury (with air conditioning in the bedroom) and a staff of 4 who looked after every request."
Found through Time Out and it was a great shout. Excellent food in a small and modern restaurant with a nice vibe. Excellent staff and importantly great flavour to the food including a wonderful crab meat curry.
"French word : ""Le meilleur endroit pour dormir SUR le lac, et le meilleur restaurant de la région""We were originally staying 2 nights, but ended but cancelling a night in Nyaung Shwe to spend an additional one at Inle Heritage.This is hands-down the best hotel (& restaurant) I've experienced in Myanmar. It is not the most luxurious, but it's not the point here. The rooms are beautiful, decorated with taste, eco-friendly. Only 6 bungalows, perfectly maintained, making the place a haven of peace in the evening. It might get busy at lunch and in the afternoon as tourists come to eat and visit the place.They probably have the best restaurant in lake area, and they also have burmese cats, endemic fish aquariums, cooking classes, homegrown vegetables etc. Basically the place is also a foundation : eco-friendly hotel, burmese cat sanctuary, and a school training students for hotels and restaurants.
A portion of everything you pay here (hotel, restaurant, not sure for the souvenir shop) will go to the foundation.Breakfast is fantastic : real bread, real croissants, no wonder why all the customers were French :). Restaurant is great as well and serves fine cuisine (Myanmar/Thai style, homemade recipes, and a couple western dishes). Had one of their specialties, some simple fried rice and a so-classic Chicken Sandwich, all 3 were just perfect. Their ""pancakes"" are more like French crepes rather than US pancakes, taste great !Girlfriend got sick on first day here, and stayed in bed the whole day while I left to visit Indein. The whole staff took care of her, from the cleaning ladies to the Chef preparing a special meal, and the manager checking on her every couple hours. Staff has been fabulous.The souvenir shop is nice as well, they seem to have superior quality stuff and pretty much everything you'd need. Consider checking it as you might find better stuff than on Inle markets / temple shops.You may find more luxurious places on Inle, but you will end up in resorts. It will cost more, and there will be 30 or more bungalows which won't always be in good shape. Honestly, if you want to be ON LAKE, go straight for Inle Heritage, forget about the lake ""resorts"".
It is true there is some noise because of the boats going around (can start early in the morning), but keep in mind this will happen anywhere as long as you're staying on the lake.Okay, maybe a swimming-pool would be cool, but that sounds kind of stupid when you're actually on a lake (would not recommend swimming in the lake though). Maybe if they can make some eco-friendly pool, idea for the future :)We were kind of sad to leave Inle Heritage, I'd honestly would have stayed there for a whole week.Stayed March 2017, traveled as a couple"
Atmosphere and food was absolutely worth the price tag of the cruise. Staff and everyone working was friendly and did a excellent job.
"It is hard to know where to start with a review of this wonderful establishment. The Nepali food on offer was the best we had in Nepal. The staff and management are wonderful. Caring, kind and hospitable. Nothing is too much trouble. We had room 11 and were extremely happy there. Our comfort was paramount to every member of staff.
We had the unfortunate experience of my husband becoming quite ill after our 8 day trek and whilst he was in hospital in Pokhara the compassion and concern of the management and staff towards both my husband’s recovery and my well-being was amazing. As well as organising medical care swiftly, they also drove me up and down the mountain daily at my request with never anything but a happy attitude.
The management ensured I never felt alone whilst staying there and in fact I felt that I met some truly wonderful people.
I can honestly say the experience at the Tiger Mountain Lodge was just like being with family- so comfortable.
Thank you all so much - you are wonderful.
Adrian and Katie Hollister"
"Where can I start?!
This place is amazing!!!!The safari itself: saw every animal we were told we would, very knowledgable guides who have such a passion for the animals and are just as excited and keen to see the wildlife as the tourists are. (Praneet and Di Lanka- we love you!) amazing close encounters, comfortable jeep rides with no nausea or any feeling of discomfort at all, we were asked which location of the park we would like to visit, our wishes were always taken into account and the guys just want to please you.... And they are so genuine. A cool box with beers and soft drinks accompany you on safari.The camp: amazing well equipped tents, that are absolutely everything you need, hot shower on request, proper toilet and flush, nice clean and fresh towels, bath mat and all the little luxuries- even shampoo and shower gel are provided. Pathways lit and easy to get about, amazing bar area with bean bags, a fabulous place to chill and have a glass of wine!The food: AMAZING!!!
We were pleasantly surprised by the standard of food, we have eaten in 5* restaurants, and we can genuinely, genuinely say that the camp have provided the best food we have ever tasted. A big thank you to the chef. The guys explain what everything is, how to eat it etc. The staff can cater for any dietary requirements as long as they know beforehand. We never went hungry or thirsty!!The staff: the staff are out of this world. They are so smiley, genuinely happy and want to make your experience the best it can be. Thank you to Praneet, Di Lanka and Silva for making our stay with you incredible.The facilities here are incredible, if I had children I would not have any doubts about taking them: any age, their needs would be fully met.This trip was worth every penny..... Would We go back, YES!!!!"