Mie Cafe: "Best meal in Siam Reap"Siv Pala is a Cambodian chef to watch out for. He trained in Switzerland and has added European technique to Khmer cooking that is fresh and innovative. We tried the highly rated, over rated, very formal Damnak lounge but it pales in comparison. We had both lunch and dinner here the same day because it was so good. We had the gourmet set menu. 5 courses for $24 US but brilliant dishes starting with a shrimp cold starter and the fresh fish soup, then two amazing entrees-a langoustine crepe and an oxtail stew. Both were subtle with rich texture and full of umami. The setting, too, is lovely. Outdoor patio, romantic, opposite of stuffy. Staff were always attentive and the chef, good-ooking per my wife, youngish man of impeccable manners greeted us after dinner. Best meal of our three day stay. Do not miss!
Le Du Wine Bar & Restaurant: "Fine dining for great value"Unbelievable what they offer for the money. One of the 3 best restaurants I have been to in Bangkok for the last ten years.
Rachamankha: "Oasis in Chaing Mai"This Ong-ard-designed hotel is a marvelous oasis in this bustling city. The staff is extremely attentive and the restaurant is as good as any in town. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the design continually surprises and pleases you. You can't go wrong staying here
Arumdalu: "Unearthly beautiful destination not far from the heart of Indonesia""I have no complain, instead a full satisfaction. Arumdalu resort is among the best private resorts I've stayed in a while. I would recommend visitors to experience sunrise and sunsets in the area of Arumdalu, it was astonishingly breathtaking. Also, I want to recommend you to try the food at their restaurant. The food offered was the best I've tasted around. Simply because they source the food locally, and some they even have their own farm to grow their ingredients. So fresh. Oh, and the most important part of all is the room. What I like about the room the most is that it lets a lot of natural light comes through the room. The light makes it so well lit and creates beautiful ambience during daytime and warm ambience during your night sleep. Very nice touch. TO get to Arumdalu is not far. around an hour by plane to Belitung (island where Arumdalu is located), and another hour by car from the airport. I would easily recommend this resort to anyone or any couple who would like a completely unique getaway and escape from the crowded and boring Jakarta. This is where you need to go! Stayed March 2017, traveled with friends"
Inle Princess Resort: "Beautiful"Beautiful quiet hotel. Lovely food and great staff. Wonderful sunset views from the deck near the bar. Funky lampshades and quirky statues. The wine cellar dinner was very special. Looking forward to returning.
Les Maisons Wat Ko: "Typical Khmer House in a lush garden""It took a bit of time to book a place in Battambang. We ended up at Maison Wat Kor, which is in a village outside Battambang. We liked our choice, since the town is pretty noisy and not too beautiful, while the village was very nice. Maison Wat Kor is great and the rooms are in typical khmer villas, very spacious, with high ceilings and dark wood furnitures. We had a lotus room upstairs, so we also had a very nice terrace with a couple of chairs, a table and a great view on the garden. The pool was great as well. After a day out at 35 degrees it was so relaxing and refreshing to take a swim. We had dinner at the hotel one night, they have daily menus that they can adapt in case you're vegetarian (as I am) and dinner was good. All the activities we did have been organised through the hotel. You might need a tuk tuk every time you go out, so please try to stick with the same driver. It's a great income for them, in particular when it's not peak season. Our driver was great and it was also very funny and nice; it took us to eat in places where he would have had lunch, he told us about his life and more in general life in Cambodia, it was very interesting to hear from someone local who doesn't need to sell you a perfect image of a country. His english was also great, which is not common in Cambodia. We went to the Circus twice in Battambang and I'd recommend to everyone to do so. The concept behind the Circus school is great, the shows are really entertaining and it's a great way to spend the night. There are 3 different shows every week, and there is a total of 5 shows per week: check with the hotel for the show and the dates as the other info we had from travel guides and internet were not up-to-date. We spent 3 nights in Battambang, maybe 2 nights would have been enough. My husband also got a massage at the hotel and it is the one he loved the most during our trip. As almost everywhere in Cambodia, everyone was extremely polite and kind, the staff would really do anything to please you and they were always talking to us using our names. I found pretty sweet the picture of Angelina and Brad on display at the reception and outside the room they stayed in...I guess the only thing that we didn't find great was the transfer option to Sihanoukville, which the hotel initially offered us for $180 (vans and bus are much cheaper, but unfortunately my husband's back was not 100% and we opted for private transfers this time); in town we found the same transfer for $120, so either negotiate or go to the town, as this is the current price for a transfer. Maison Wat Kor is a calm oasis with the kindest staff and the best atmosphere. You're going to love it. Room Tip: We loved our Lotus Room close to the pool (upstairs so we got the terrace as well)"
MesaStila: "Colonial charm fantastic place"Great place to explore central java, borobudur, prambanan etc. Estate build in colonial times is perfect getaaway from the city. Nice touch with heritage style villas. Coffee plantation tour is fun and informative, get freshly ground coffee as well. Nicely nestled amongs the mountains with spectacular views, infinity pool and a massive spa for those who like to indulge. Food is decent with good mix of western and local food. Great coffee cocktails! Service is also very very good extremely friendly staff.
The Hue House: "Amazing and Excellent Value""We look for a restaurant Close to our hotel and this was one of 6. It had excellent reviews and we wholly endorse that view. We were warmly greeted and looked after by friendly smiling staff. Who were keen to serve but not over attentive in doing so, just as we preferred. The choice of food was traditional/regional Vietnamese and was superb. Excellent appetisers and main courses This is a little gem and not that busy probably because it is accessed via a main office building reception. Located on the 10th floor it enjoys commanding views over the city. Highly recommended."
tugu bali: "Relax in luxury""For a long weekend we traveled to Malang and Mt. Bromo. Hotel Tugu was very well maintained, but the superb service from absolutely the best Indonesian staff. All the meals were presented artfully with an excellent balance of spices. We attended the once monthly cultural dinner with a Central Javanese tale told with music and dance. It was a great experience. The couples 4 hour spa and romantic dinner was a great way to relax on our final full day in paradise. Couple you must stay here if you visit Malang! "
Villa Song Saigon: "No. 1 Hotel … deservedly so"We stayed at the Villa Song Hotel for our first night in Vietnam and for our last 3 nights and we have nothing but good things to say. All the staff are extremely helpful and friendly, the food is excellent (including the breakfast which is served all day), the hotel is in a perfect position by the river - so quiet and peaceful after visiting HCM. and the free boat shuttle service is a wonderful way to visit the city. The hotel deserves all the good reviews it receives and hopefully will be no.1 for many more years.
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