Tugu Lombok: "Authentic Lombok getaway"
The Tugu resort is a magical place, filled with impressive architecture, artwork and relics of the island's past. The buildings are placed in various parts of this sprawling resort, which ensures that it feels quiet and relaxed, even when fully booked. The rooms are incredible: we stayed with a family of 4 (two teenagers) in a two bedroom Swarga villa with 2 outside bathrooms: the rooms cannot be faulted. They have character and individuality and still all modern amenities. The private beach offers some paddling, snorkling and kayak opportunities and obviously the Gili islands are close for an excursion. The only downside to the resort is the restaurant facilities: when we were there in August, only the main restaurant was open and the choice on the menu is limited and the quality is average (this resort needs a separate fine dining option if it is to keep attracting travellers in a gradually more competitive Lombok market), which is why we "eloped" to have dinner in the Lombok Lodge. Staff in the restaurant area is moreover not trained or motivated to the standards required of such an establishment. This being said, the location and rooms trump these improvement areas, which is why we still give it a five star rating.
Tugu Malang: "One of the World’s Great Hotels"
"It is rare to find a hotel where service is flawless in every detail: The Tugu Malang, one of the world's few truly great hotels, is such a place: The hotel is of such astonishing beauty and the staff are such nice hard-working people, anxious to please in every way, that the Tugu is in fact a destination in itself. If you have no other reason to stop in Malang, then do so to enjoy the extraordinary pleasures of the Tugu. The rooms are ravishing, each one with some element of art and designed thoughtfully for maximum comfort. Exotic fruits await you; the bed is turned down with a friendly note before you go to sleep. Want your shoes cleaned? They come back polished better than when they were new. Breakfast includes almost unlimited pleasures: the menu is vast and you can combine local and Western dishes. Everything is both artful and delicious and the restaurant setting is a work of art in itself. Afternoon tea is included, with an array of local delicacies, served with the ever-present Tugu charm. The hotel owner has built a world-class museum into the hotel. Seemingly endless antiques and art are fabulously displayed; and the best part is that the hotel supplies a brilliant and knowledgeable tour guide to take you round. My guide was Wahyu, who clearly loves the hotel and told me he takes considerable amounts of time to research the objects on display so as to give the best presentation. His tour was completely involving because of his intelligence and enthusiasm -- it felt like being a celebrity receiving a highly-privileged personal presentation from the head curator of a national museum! I do hope that management will recognize Wahyu's excellence and ensure his career development in both museum curating and management! Reception also has the best people: kind, knowledgeable, helpful. They can get you wherever you want in town and make any needed arrangements for you. If you'd like to visit Bromo I'd highly recommend taking the cross-desert route from Malang: it is highly scenic and also quite surreal in places. I did the trip the other way round by ojek (motorbike taxi), but you can also do it by jeep and the Tugu can make arrangements. The ability to take this mindbending route is reason enough to stay in Malang. But you don't even need that reason. The rare graciousness, fragrant beauty, opulence, detailed service and pure delight that exemplifies everything the Tugu stands for means that you should head for the Tugu if you are anywhere in the region for no other reason than to stay in one of the most fabulous five-star hotels in the world at a price for which you would get something only very ordinary in the USA or Europe. This is a best of the best, a treasure, a complete delight: don't miss the opportunity to stay there!"
Pindaya Farm House: "Excellent warm and cozy boutique hotel with amazing food"
"My wife and I stayed at Thahara in Pindaya on our last night in Myanmar. What a delightful end to such an enjoyable trip. Thahara is situated on a private farmhouse, providing such a warm and cozy feeling to guests. The hosts were very gracious and warm. The views of the surrounding fields - especially during sunset and sunrise - are breathtaking. The host family prepares delicious meals and use produce and herbs from their garden, taking ""farm to table"" to a whole new level. The food was absolutely spectacular, as not only is it so fresh, but the hosts are amazing cooks. The rooms were all modern and in great condition. We highly recommend staying here!"
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.
"I love this home very much! I felt ""Wooooooooow"" when my Aunty - Thanet told me that, Maison Wat Kor was experienced by Anjelina Julie, but then, I thought that it was her joke to me. Finally, yes that's true. I feel very special and love a great moment we had together with the family. The nature, the architecture, the atmosphere and especially well treats by owner of the house made us feel as our home. I love the breakfast and bedroom. We will be back."
"When you arrive to Flower Island you feel like you have arrived to heaven!! My husband and I booked 2 nights in late September but once we arrived we immediately decided to extend to 3 nights. Luckily we were the only guests on the island and the stuff upgraded our room to the golden one. The room was very comfortable and clean and the view is amazing!! The water is crystal clear and you can do a lot of activities like snorkeling and kayaking. The staff were amazing, all of them are very nice, kind and with good vibes! We did the tour for the pearl factory and it was very interesting to get familiar with the process; after the visit, we had a private picnic for us on beautiful island nearby. Finally the food was DELICIOUS, every meal was different from each other. Don't hesitate to reserve this place, we highly recommend it!! Thanks again to the staff that made our honeymoon unforgettable!!"
We stayed for 4 nights, and could not fault it, the staff were friendly and helpful, Jonathan one of the hotel managers was very helpful in his knowledge of Kep and the surrounding area. We only ate one evening meal in the restaurant but it was exceptional and the choice of breakfast menus good. The restaurant and bar staff were very helpful and friendly. Our room was fantastic and we loved the bathroom. We came in each day to a clean room with fresh towels everyday. Even down to the security at the hotel entrance all the staff were very friendly. The setting was lovely and peaceful, and the grounds kept in tip top condition. Lovely to walk along the pier at sunset. We could not fault this hotel and I would highly recommend it.
"We stayed at Sanak in early January of 2015. Unfortunately it's taken me this long to review them! After arriving on a particularly rainy afternoon, we were greeted by the lovely staff in their bar/reception area. I was blown away by the incredible view that lay before me. The hotel is nestled right on top of farmed rice paddies so provided an amazing taste of the real Bali. The food was particularly impressive. The menu has a French/Balinese fusion twist; and every meal they served us was amazing quality. It's truly a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta. I was a little worried about becoming ""bored"" due to the quite, but the constant massages, yoga and laying by the pool quickly calmed those nerves. One of the people in the group I stayed with even got the chance to work the rice fields with the locals, yet again adding to the authenticity! Couldn't recommend the place any more highly. Loved it! "
"Из Ситтве, до которого надо лететь на самолёте воспользуйтесь либо предложением отеля : доехать на лодке с включёнными напитками и едой либо наймите скоростную моторную лодку, так как сьэкономите часа 3 . Приплыв в Мраук-У - столицу древнего Араканского царства Вы не пожалеете в любом случае о потраченном времени на дорогу. Древность, этническая самобытность и красота этих мест потрясает. За такими впечатлениями люди гоняются по всему миру!!! А остановиться нужно без сомнения в MRAUK OO PRINCESS Resort. Почему ? Этот отель, несмотря на его роскошь, не сделает Вас ,,белыми колонизатором"", отделив Ваш мир от внешнего , а гостеприимно погрузит в волшебную атмосферу Араканского царства. Хотела бы вернуться сюда ещё Stayed March 2017, traveled with family"
Maisons Wat Kor: "Right next to Khmer ancient houses and historical attraction places"
I have spent few nights there with group of my friends from Australia and Phnom Penh. We've enjoyed our stay very much, real Khmer villa accommodations, great pool, great local foods and friendliness staff is another plus to make this property stand up the most popular in Battambang town. I have no hesitate to come back again with my family and highly recommended this property to all kinds of traveller.