Sandat Glamping Tents: "HEAVEN in ubud"stayed here for 3 nights, and could have stayed for 3 months. loved sleeping in the middle of the rice paddies outside of ubud. the staff was very welcoming and the decor was incredible. highly highly recommend!
The Apsara Rive Droite: "Six-star service""I've stayed at a lot of hotels, and have never experienced service at the level of what I experienced at the Apsara River Droit. Mr. Han and the rest of the staff will go above and beyond - and even further - to ensure that you have an amazing time in Luang Prabang. I stayed at the hotel from 28 April to 2 May, and was a solo traveler. An example: when I wanted to go to fabric village Ban Xieng Man at 1 pm in sweltering 37 degree weather, and the hotel couldn't find a tuk tuk, they dispatched one of the hotel workers to take me for a 10-minute motorbike ride there. Another example: I left my chargers in my hotel room, and the receptionist drove to the airport terminal so that I could have them before my flight. The rooms are spacious and have every expected amenity (coffee, tea, hair dryer), but the real standout is the balcony. It has both two chairs and a daybed; it was great to sit on the daybed during the extremely hot afternoons. I would highly recommend the second-floor river view rooms; I stayed in room three. I had great views of the garden, the pool and the Nam Khan river. The breakfast was also very generous; the highlight was the three fresh jams (papaya, pineapple and mango). As for the river, it's very easy to call the boat back and forth across the river. It's a 1 minute ride, and I never had to wait. Just as a warning - the stairs on the Luang Prabang side can be quite steep. And be prepared to climb stairs! (Not just at this hotel, but throughout the city). If I had to suggest anything for this hotel - and it would be minor - it would be to have mosquito spray available in rooms! The mosquitos throughout Luang Prabang are vicious, and I would have spent a lot more time on the balcony if it had been readily available. Although, on second thought, I'm sure it would have been readily available had I asked."
Mume: "Knocked it out of the park!""we ordered 2 appetizers- Oysters and tartlets, 3 small dishes- prawns, waygu tartare and beef tongue and 2 big dishes- amadai fish and beef cheek. 2 deserts - Cucumber sorbet and passion fruit cake. 1 bottle of water and 2 glasses of wine. Oysters and tartlets were both very good. Prawns, tartare and beef tongue were excellent. Amadai fish and beef cheek were nothing short of amazing. Deserts were also very creative and tasted great. I mean when was the last time that you thought of cucumber as a desert ? This is a restaurant that is truly deserving of a 5 star rating."
MATHIS RETREAT: "Peaceful and refreshing place""Spent 3 nights there with my wife. Beautiful place, quiet, beautiful scenery, very good service. The terra cotta restaurant has a fantastic and huge breakfast. Rooms are comfortable and quiet. Easy to get to Ubud center by motorbike, takes 10 minutes. "
Bassac Mekong Delta Cruises by Secret Retreats: "Bassac II""An experience not to be missed and we were made welcome from the moment we stepped onto the boat to the moment we got off. With only 13 passengers on board we had oodles of space but even full, 24, there would be plenty of room for everyone. Watching the other river traffic go by was fascinating as was the river life we saw dotted along the river banks. Such is the Mekong Delta that river traffic carries a multitude of goods from sand and stone to rice and other staples of the Vietnamese people. We stopped for an interesting insight Ione village life and our guide An told us so much about the locals and their way of life. Food on board was plentiful and tasty with special dietary requirements catered for without fuss. After mooring for the night we set off for a sampan ride up into the backwaters seeing local life again at first hand. We then transferred to a slightly larger boat to visit the morning floating market and see some local produce being made. A most enjoyable trip and one which will remain in our memory for a very long time."
Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris: "4 Safari’s in 2 daya"Had a great time on safari at Noel Rodrigo's leopard safari tour - we did 2 morning and 2 evening safaris and stayed in their glamping accommodation complete with shower and proper toilet. When we were not off road chasing down wildlife we enjoyed the amazing home cooked local food at the campsite. Saw lots of animals but our favourite was ending up in the middle of a herd of elephants - amazing experience! The staff were all lovely and knowledgeable - highly recommend it!
Locavore: "Bravo les chefs"Every year when I visit Bali I always wanted to dine in Locavore, but it was so difficult to book a table. This year we are lucky to get a table for lunch, and we are not disappointed despite of high expectations! The ingredients are very good quality, and we see their efforts to find out many local herbs and vegetables and cook in their way, with perfect occidental culinary skills and amazing combinations. Definitely come back next time when I visit Bali.
The Island Lodge: "Lovely stay at The Island Lodge"Our family of five stayed for 3 wonderful nights at the hotel. The customer service was superb. The owner and staff were very friendly and helpful. We love the French cuisine served there, especially the freshly made bread! The lodge was quiet, relaxing and very beautiful. We will definitely be back!
MesaStila Resort and Spa: "Coffee Plantation on-site knowledge"I benefited my trip to Magelang to visit coffee plantation here (previously known as Losari plantation). The guided tour by the resort staff was very informative. It cost some Rp 200k. Arabica, robusta, and excelsa types of coffee are grown on this site. It was unfortunately not the harvest season. I could only imagine the process between the harvest and roasting. I savoured Javanese robusta in kopi toebroek method, as well as whole-bean roasted coffee that I chewed with palm sugar lump. It tasted like coffee candy.
Tugu Bali: "Wonderful property and top-notch service"Stayed here for my birthday in May, and found the service to be amazing. The entire staff was friendly but not obtrusive, and the hotel grounds are just beautiful. They also helped my friends arrange a birthday surprise for me; highly recommend this place for a peaceful getaway! Also very close to all of the fun nightlife in Canggu.