Staff there made our day when we stayed with them. Maison Polanka is a lovely wonderful hotel which we used to encounter in Asia and Europe. Breakfast is great, swimming pool is so charming and inviting us to relax there most of the day.
Hotel Tugu Lombok: "This is a Must Go To Experience!"
"This Hotel makes you feel so welcome that you almost feel out of place. The rooms are nothing but absolutely beautiful, and you feel like walking into Indonesian palace! This hotel, which specializes in old style Indonesia has lots of old antiques all over the place, and you can probably walk around the premises for several days just mesmerizing over all the decor, statues and never get tired of it. The staff and service is flawless. Henry, and the rest, were nothing but smiling, funny, and incredible nice. They hotel beach is clean and beautiful, and they have an infinity pool just by the restaurant which gives a very relaxing and luxurious atmosphere. The food is impeccably delicious. We also got a complimentary massage, and boy, do those girls do wonders! Magic hands who were able to find every knot and tight muscle, and you left them feeling good and refreshed for hours! All I can say is that we regretfully only got to have one night at this place, but next time it will be for longer. No doubt! 10/10 would visit again!"
Tugu Bali: "Exquisite beauty and great service"
"We were given a welcome drink and then escorted through beautiful grounds to room 209, an upper- floor Renjang Suite which was huge and featured a four-post canopy bed with carved wood, a beautiful hammered metal tub (a common Tugu Hotels feature) on an enclosed porch with views to the Indian Ocean and much more. The room was done throughout in beautiful wood and felt very cosy. The ceiling must have reached 20 feet at the top of the vault. Two Aircon units in the room kept the Bali heat in check.
The bedding was very comfortable and in the serene setting with the sound of the waves out the windows we slept very well. The lighting was too dim for reading in bed, so bring your clip- to- the- book light if that matters to you!
There were separate rooms for the shower and for the toilet. There was a lot of closet space and plenty of room for our luggage. Breakfast was a la carte and had a nice selection. The black rice was excellent, more or less a pudding, with coconut milk, delicious. Their omelets were tasty, too. There was delicately smoked salmon on their equivalent of soda bread, a very successful combination. The front desk, the bar, the restaurant tables and a large stage all share a big space under a vaulted roof. There was a cultural evening on our Thursday evening, no charge, and it was great. The statue of some winged beast at the back of the stage is impressive. The hotel is a showplace of various Indonesian works of art and is worth visiting just for that reason. The hotel puts chairs on the beach for guests and there’s also a lawn with beach chairs. You can order dinner and drinks on the lawn. The beach walks were great. There are lots of surfers to watch, and there are bars all along the beach in case the hot sun makes you thirsty…
There were plenty of bars and restaurants all up and down the streets, too, but from what I saw between the hotel and the airport, there are restaurants and boutiques nearly everywhere in Bali, some in the least likely places. Be sure to agree taxi prices before you go anywhere as they will rip you off if you let them. Our first and only experience with this ended well because the Tugu’s porter came up to the taxi when he saw me disagreeing with the driver, and when he heard the driver’s demand he told the taxi guy to take what I offered and buzz off. After that, we were careful to agree beforehand. The location seems to be good, although this was my first trip to Bali and I do not have anything to compare it to. It takes about an hour to manage the 22km from the airport.
At the end of our stay, the staff prepared a nice basket of fruit and chilled water to snack on in the car to the airport, and they all came out to wave goodbye, a very nice touch. We will certainly stay at the Tugu on our next Bali visit. "
Villa Song SaiGon set up nearby the waterfront was a great and beautiful spot on SaiGon river. This villa has a very nice pool which is long and large enough to go swim and relaxing. My daughter and my wife loved it. We had great time being with the whole family on vacation. My daughter is 8 years old said she loved the pool very much where she was able to learn how to swim. We had a raining swimming day in the pool that we had never had before. What a Nice and great memory we had ! The restaurant facing right on the river which gave a very cooling breezing. Dinner was great. The F&B manager was very nice guy. Breakfast is OK with a la cart food choice. Receptionist were very welcoming ! Bellmen were good who took care our family well. This villa has scheduled shuttle boat on Saigon River where you can view the city at the sunset and nightlight city when in dark.
It's been more than a year since I stayed here, but this place was so good I still remember it fondly and it definitely deserves a positive review. I visited here by myself for a few days relaxation and R&R - Luang Prabang and Satri House are absolutely perfect for that. Everything about the room was perfect. I loved the bathroom, which is always a good test of whether a hotel is at the top of it's game. The pool was also divine. I would stay here again and again. Will definitely be coming back. Satri House is definitely in my top five Asian hotel experiences!
The staff was very friendly, they were always ready to accommodate your request and provide their best service. Don't forget that you are in Cambodia and their standard may not be as high as other countries in South East Asia. We were looking for a remote, quiet place to relax, the resort match our expectation and even slightly above.
Cuisine Wat Damnak: "Incredibly outstanding, as always!"
The owners Carole and Johannes are incredible. The staff incredibly professional. The food... Mind blowing and completely unlike anywhere else in the world! Extremely innovative menu. If you find yourself in Siem Reap, do yourself a favour and book in here (in advance due to its understandable popularity). The best meals I have eaten in all of Asia!
This eco resort is a gem. We've spent two weeks touring Rajasthan and came here for some r&r at the end of the trip. Our bungalow is gorgeous, iPod dock with Bose speakers so we've listened to a lovely bit of jazz every evening before dinner. Enjoyed sunsets, swimming in the sea, watching fishermen and eating fabulous food. We've found prices here to be very reasonable and the resort has a lovely shop which is very good value. Staff can't do enough to make your stay more enjoyable so have made the effort, for once, to give them an excellent review on Trip advisor.
"We stayed here after a grueling six day trek, and what a welcome reward it was! From the moment we disembarked from our jeep, up the steep driveway to the property, our entire group was awed. Literally perched on a mountain top, you have sweeping views from both sides of the mountain. The villas scattered around the property work to maintain privacy, while the beautiful common area has little nooks for privacy, or you can choose to sit on the beautiful verandah, to take in the views, have a drink and rest. The dinner, meanwhile, was delicious, with the tables elegantly set in a non-pretentious way. The villa was beautifully decorated, and again, after our hard work and life in a tent on the trek, the luxurious bed and bathroom was so welcomed! It is truly a retreat - either from the demands that wonderful Nepal asks of you as her traveler, or from the demands that your daily life asks of you. I will certainly return - and might just take in one day in Kathmandu, then come directly back to Tiger Mountain Lodge for three days of beautiful relaxation and rejuvenation."
The Island Lodge: "Best way to ‘do the Mekong Delta’"
"I cannot praise this hotel enough. Everything about it was high end. The staff were super friendly, very good English, excellent service, attention to detail, food excellent, rooms spacious, great pool, place is spotless, what more can I say. Owned by a French couple Michel and Françoise, they have brought together everything good about French and Vietnamese hospitality. We had originally planned to stay here as part of a separate tour but I would highly recommend transferring privately from Saigon direct to the hotel and organising private tours through the hotel as they have designated tour guides. We did a scooter tour to the next island reached by a very memorable tiny ferry and also a trip to see the floating market at Cai Be. Both our tour guides Thành and Ksai deserve a special mention as both trips were about 4 hours each but a fantastic way to see life in the countryside in the Mekong and they were both really knowledgable and passionate about showing us the best time. The food at the hotel was terrific. Fish tartare, beef carpaccio, goats cheese salad, duck with a great fusion of French and Vietnamese influence, to me a fusion made in heaven. The waitresses were just great with their service and could not do enough for us in terms of service and attention to detail. There were also little things all through the hotel that were great such as home made fruit jams at breakfast. The design is fantastic with a completely open bar restaurant and reception area with piano and a lot of historical pictures and other trinkets around which add to the atmosphere. The group of staff all felt like a big family so congratulations to the hotel for me to say it is the full package for a relaxing break."