"At least once a year we make our way here.
We do that because the service is impeccable (no hovering but everything appears exactly when you need it).
The food is inventive yet grounded. (Yes, there are things you might call ""molecular"" but they don't abuse it or make it silly)
It reflects local culture in interesting ways. (Every year they introduce me to something in Thai cuisine I was completely unaware of. This always results in my seeking it out in street carts or local restaurants later. Khao Soi, Khao Chai. Moo Palo).
The win list is brillliant. This is not cheap ( by Thai standards), but would stand up to any NY, London or Singapore 5 start. Do NOT miss this. And stick your neck out if they have a la carte (they didn't this trip - it was a wonderful fixed menu). For example. Pork Blood Chocolate pudding. Sounds scary. It's heavenly. You only live once and that should be well fed."
tugu lombok: "A place to unwind, forget the hustle and bustle……relax!"
"We wanted a place in the warm tropics with green gardens, a beach to comb, comfortable accommodation away from the madding crowd. Tugu ticked all our boxes and then some....the heart of Tugu most definitely is the wonderful compliment of staff. We were really made to feel most welcome, nothing was too much trouble for anyone....a very big thank you to you all.
Dewakan: "Wong family"
Excellent. Family of 9 enjoyed the dishes very much and also like the ambient. Although out of the city centre in Shah Alam in the KDU University College campus, it worth the trip!
Mathis Retreat: "Too short stay – will be back"
"We regularly come to Bali and Ubud has been our Favourite for years. This was our 1st stay at Mathis Retreat (we had tried the Seminyak Sister resort) and we clearly wished we had stayed longer (we had to fly back on 31st). Despite the slow start (restaurant was closed when we reached at 4pm and staff was not very excited and Creative to prepare anything for 3 starving kids), all the rest was only good if not great surprises. Big and clean connecting rooms on the ground floor of one of the building, rice fields view, great dinner food with nice wine selection, scooters organized in advance, late check-out where we kept 1 room until 5:30pm, very friendly staffs, tasty breakfast with several freshly made options,...
Of course, the price is not cheap but definitely worth the money.
We'll come back and stay longer !"
"The Rachamankha gave us the chance to 'step off' from our busy work lives for 5 blissful nights. The setting is quintessentially boutique, with exquisite architecture and design, a chic pool area complete with cushions on lounge chairs, ambient al fresco dining and lots of special places to relax in solitude with a book or cocktail. We stayed in a garden courtyard room which had high ceilings and pared back decor with cool tile flooring and a separate bathroom. The breakfast a la carte options are numerous and tasty, although the quality of the restaurant cooked meals does not quite match the standard set by other aspects of the hotel. I would definitely stay there again. "
Small and secluded, this boutique hotel was a lucky find. Situated in a lovely area of Bangkok, the hotel has beautifully decorated rooms and a fantastic rooftop pool (see photos) Staff go out of their way to assist. Reasonably priced.
Tugu Lombok: "Magical – Inspiring – Spiritual Almost."
"This was a trip we took with the family. One big room for my sisters and me and the rents in another. The place, from the minute you walk in you are greeted by kind staff, and the door grabs young transports you to another time! The little things like going in at night and preparing your room is just one of those things that make the trip extra special. By the second day they know how you like your tea, what your child wants, and how you take your eggs. If you are looking for a true eco-touristic place that is honest about what it presents, this is the place! There is so much more than a simple hotel! Its a true experience!"
MesaStila: "Have made plans to come back"
"We were impressed by the resort from the moment we arrived - and it only got better. The service level of the staff was exceptional, without being intrusive. Mbak Lily was very helpful during our stay, and everyone else we met there was equally hospitable. We enjoyed our room with the view of the Mt. Andong - breathtaking view to wake up to. Room was spacious and comfortable, furnished with antique Javanese pieces. Just beautiful. Food was excellent - wine collection can be improved though. We enjoyed the Coffee Plantation Walk and the Yoga class, and would like to try the Mountain Trekking on our next visit. One of the many highlights of our stay was the Hammam Spa, which is definitely not to be missed!"
Beautiful rooms and amazing breakfast, with owners and staff who are very welcoming, attentive and helpful. We loved our stay and will definitely come back if we are in Bangkok again. Highly recommended!
We've been here two times as a family with two children, now 8 and 14 and we all talk about this place as the world's best and most beautiful place. Cozy authentic cabins, sumptuous bathrooms, a lovely quiet setting, great island, super restaurant, possibility of yoga with the island as the views of all sides, super super service and help with everything. One can go on trips, but even the kids did not miss anything, even days just went with walks on the island and be grateful to have been allowed to see and be so unspoilt and beautiful place. Think really the place belongs to rarities.