My family and I spent 3 nights recently at Noel’s camp and it was a fantastic experience. We saw no less than 4 leopard sightings, numerous elephants and lots of other species. Yala National Park is massive with a variety of terrain to keep things interesting. I would recommend going to the see the old Buddhist temple during your stay. The food at the camp was exceptional and the best local food we experienced during our trip. A few creepy crawlies around the tents, but don’t let that put you off. Our guide, Pasindu, was exceptional, informative and very friendly. The kids even got to plant their own tee , part of the sustainability programme at the camp. Thanks Noel to you and your team for a highly memorable experience! The Warner family (Shanghai)
"Une vue sublime sur les rizières, des hébergements spacieux et joliment décorés, une approche éco responsable et une très bonne table. Le service est à la hauteur et les activités proposées (balades, spa...) agrémentent utilement le séjour. Le genre d'endroit idéal pour se reposer, simple et de bon goût"
THE SAMAR: "Idyllic oasis perfect recovery for Angkor wat visitors"
We visited Cambodia for the sole purpose of seeing the historic and amazing Angkor wat sites. Thankfully we chose a gem of a hotel in the Samar. This is the perfect hidden gem, it is an oasis of peace and tranquility, and a unique boutique hotel. The hotel is of a high standard, with friendly helpful staff who can arrange your trips and ensure your stay is excellent. The pool is quiet and essential to aid recovery from the heat and busyness of visiting popular historic sites. Food was excellent with prompt service when required to catch your transport for touring. Rooms were clean, comfortable, peaceful and unique making your stay special. This is definitely a luxury hotel where you are made to feel special with excellent service and standards. This is a perfect special place to stay and I would definitely recommend it and will definitely return.
Satri House: "Hotel with history and great attention to details"
"We chose this hotel because of its history, it was the childhood home of the youngest prince of Laos. A good and safe 10-15min walk to riverside and restaurants and bars. Wifi was really good throughout the whole hotel. Gianni the new manager was always around the hotel grounds if you needed any help. Staff here are really helpful; one even helped me mark out some restaurant on the map that we wanted to try. Hotel should try to get a better map done vs using an internet print out. All the staff spoke fairly good English, no issues communicating just speak in simple English and not too fast. 3 staff members stood out for us;Daoluck,Thongdeuan and Chanhtalay Breakfast was made to order no crappy buffet food here.. Homemade jams that came with their toast/croissants were lovely, my fav was the tomato jam. However, their breakfast options could have been a little more flexible. Received a small snack everyday ard 2-4pm. Plenty of bottled water provided. Comfortable beds. 2 different turn down service; one in the morning/early afternoon to make the bed and tidying up and one in the evening to prepare the room for sleeping; mosquito net and even the way they fold the duvet during the evening turn down service is different for the morning service to make it easier for you to climb into bed. Top sheets available on bed(so your body doesn't come in contact with the duvet), not many 4-5star hotels practice this anymore. No ugly mosquito nets here, they have a linen mosquito canopy. Though not necessary, it would have been nice to have plush bedroom slippers as an added luxury that would help make the old wooden floors less slippery. We stayed in a deluxe room, old wooden floors creak a bit so try to get a room on the 2nd floor. No tv in the room unless requested(this definitely helps maintain the old world charm. Vintage pieces all around the hotel, there is so much history! Keep up the great work Satri House! You exceeded expectations! Room Tip: Rooms on 2nd floor away from roads"
Tugu Bali: "Excellent food. Authentic Indonesia Experience. Great Service. Dirty Beaches"
"Tugu Group has a range of hotels and restaurants in various locations of Indonesia. I am personally a big fan of the owner for his passion for Indonesia arts and culture and you can truly enjoy an amazing experience at any of his properties. The food - both Indonesian and the newly open Japanese - was divine. The daily breakfast is also perfect with a wide range of options freshly made. We also enjoyed an amazing Spa experience -- with the sound of the waves and fresh air. The only problem is the beach -- it is dirty, I repeat very dirty, with trash everywhere. It offers good sunset views though. If you want to experience the best of Indonesia and not looking to spend time at the beach, then You are up to a great experience here. Would return for the great food and Spa, plus lovely service from Jenny, Maria and her team."
Villa Mathis: "Heavenly Bali discovered"
Wow ! Words cannot describe the fantastic time we had at Villa Mathis. This felt like an oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. Close to the sights and the ocean but you almost do not want to leave. Everything is set in a tropical paradise - where you are woken up by the sounds of birds in the trees. The level of hospitality comes from place of love with special surprises around your villa. The ladies in the spa was professional and skillful. We spent the silent day over New Year at Villa Mathis and could not have asked for a better place - so much space and different pools. We were beyond thrilled that Anna recomended this amazing retreat and cant wait to return.
"A peaceful period hotel in a slightly remote setting. The gardens are enchanting, the pool side very inviting, the staff very warm and cordial. To top it off the food was really good and served in different settings in the various outdoor locales that the hotel boasts. Don't opt for the Burj rooms though. The deluxe rooms are good..And the suites are very royal though pricier. A big thank you to Mr Yogi, the manager, Mr Hemendra ( F&B) and Sandeep for taking such good care of us. And wishing Mr Dalpat Singh Rathore the very best for this venture in the future. Thank you"
"Just left after a couple of nights in a Lake View villa. What an amazing place, difficult to know where to start... Firstly, the location is incredible. Arriving by long tail boat is a unique experience and the whole resort is gorgeous. Secondly, the rooms are large and luxurious - lovely facilities including the outdoor shower. Thirdly, the staff are very friendly and the food is excellent. Finally, so much to do... we had two great half day trips on the lake and cycled to the vineyard on the last afternoon. Would definitely recommend a trip to Inle Lake"
Unbelievable what they offer for the money. One of the 3 best restaurants I have been to in Bangkok for the last ten years.
Tugu Malang: "Tempo Doeloe feeling"
The hotel is a mixture of luxury and history. The rooms give a feel of the "good" (only for the Dutch) colonial old times, with the hand hammered baths. And the whole atmosphere is the hotel is friendly and service minded. The for is excellent and the hotel itself has a fantastic mix of antiquities within its walls (Chinese (most), Dutch and Indonesian. It was a pleasure going to the rooms with my 17 year old daughter and see her recognize drawings and pictures of Kublai Kahn and Sun Yat Sen. Great hotel.