Muang La Lodge: "What a wonderful oasis"

Review by: Anna D | Source: Trip Advisor
"Visited very briefly during an extended planned trip and had to be dragged away otherwise we would have quite happily stayed for a lot longer!! Staff couldn't have been more attentive or friendly and every little detail had been thought through thoroughly to make you feel special. Thoroughly recommended"

Reverie Siam: "Beautiful oasis"

Review by: Debra L | Source: Trip Advisor
"My husband and I have lived in South East Asia for over three years. We travel quite a bit and have stayed in many boutique hotels. Seldom have we seen one this beautiful. It is very hard to improve on the reviews that have already been written about this place. We drove up the mountain out of Chang Mai and came to Pai for a little business. While there is not much to do here, this hotel would provide an awesome quiet rest. The grounds are stunning, the service was excellent, the food was amazing and quite unusual for this part of the country. Our room was lovely all the extra amenities here were very thoughtful. It is the most pricey hotel in this area but not unreasonable by Western standards. The (tuk Tuk) service to town every evening was a nice touch. Would highly highly recommend this place – you would not be disappointed. Wish we could take this place home with us- Cambodia. Stayed March 2017, traveled as a couple"

Supanniga Cruise: "Probably the best stylish dinner cruise in Bangkok!!!"

Review by: Chong N | Source: Trip Advisor
"Love the cruise design, so chic and stylish. Not way traditional Thai like other cruises. I especially love the lounge area at the front of the boat where you can chill, sip champagne, and enjoy Bangkok's nighttime river view. For the food, it comes with 6-course authentic Thai food and a glass of Taittinger champagne as a welcome drink. And I must say the taste is really Thai, unlike some other cruises that compromises way to much to suit foreigners' palate. The service is top-notch, very attentive and friendly. The cruise manager, Khun Joe, is the real gem. He helped us taking pictures and we loved the wine he recommended. All in all, a must do if are into river cruising."

Bassac Mekong Delta Cruises by Secret Retreats: "Amazing"

Review by: dundeepenguin | Source: Trip Advisor
"We spent one night on bassac three which was fantastic. Having had a terrible experience in Halong Bay we were worried- no need at all. We stopped at a coconut factory which was interesting and then joined the boat the cabins were clean and comfortable with an ensuite plenty of hot water. The boat cruised down the Mekong the guide was very knowledgeable and we had a shirt tour of a local village. The food was good and drinks reasonably priced Sitting on the deck watching the local river activity was fantastic, the visit to the floating market on a smaller boat the following morning was also excellent Highly recommended , excellent staff"

Jing’s Residence: "Old world charm in total comfort"

Review by: Claire C | Source: Trip Advisor
"This is a lovely hotel in the historic city of Pingyao. The owner has spared no expense to create a comfortable hotel but you definitely know that you are in China. It is located in the center of the small town so it is convenient for sightseeing and walking. The staff was personally trained by the owner and they are always attentive. It is a very special place. "

David’s Kitchen: "CHIANG MAI HIDDEN GEM"

Review by: Ponstingel | Source: Trip Advisor
Where to even begin? The atmosphere is very calming, beautiful and serene. David, the owner, personally comes to your table to talk with you about the food, your travels and your life. David is an amazing individual who runs an excellent restaurant with an amazing staff. The service and food is amazing, the best Chiang Mai has to offer, as well as their family-like waiters and waitresses. David took us to meet the chef because we were so impressed with our meal. Top quality ingredients, service and presentation. A little pricey (in Thai standards not US OR UK) but EXTREMELY WORTH IT! If you're even contemplating coming here when you're in Chiang Mai, Do it! You will not be disappointed in any aspect! 5 stars. A truly unique place.

Villa Song Saigon: "gorgeous place to stay"

Review by: Sarah d | Source: Trip Advisor
"we stayed in this lovely hotel for a long weelend whilst visiting hcmc. we absolutely loved it. the hotel manager took the time to meet us personally and welcome - though there was a wedding reception that first night, we did not at any time feel disturbed or a lack of service. to compensate for the inconvenience, we were offered dinner or a taxi ride to wherever we wanted to go for dinner. absolutely great. the hotel has an own shuttle service by blat to the city and this is awesome. the boat leaves in front of the hotel and drops u off in the middle of the city centre. great service. some might say its not close to the city centre, but with the boat shuttle, this hotel clearly makes up for it - but not only that - overall, i believe its the best place to unwind after a day in the hectic city of ho chi minh. "

Golden Buddha Beach Resort: "Remote, beautiful, classy"

Review by: Mark M | Source: Trip Advisor
"Spent a week at this extraordinary beachside resort. Individual wood built houses are served by a central restaurant and bar. The staff were all charming and our fellow guests included Brits, Germans, Dutch, French and USA. It is very quiet, it is hot, it is a place to sit, read, relax and recharge. The massages are super and the food is excellent. Resort management is done professionally and with grace by Massi and Therese."

The Governor’s House: "memorable stay"

Review by: Corinne L | Source:
Soon as we arrived with our friends from a exhausted flight, the GM take care of us. She invited us on their mini sunset cruise to chilled with some drinks and tapas on the Mekong river. Wonderful. The next day a dinner with a traditional music and apsara dancer organized in the garden surprised our group. The rooms are wonderful decorated with all original antiques and luxery amenities. We decided to short our Siem Reap stay to stay one more night in this feeling home mansion before our flight back. We loved our stay and the very helpful staff. Try the food...

NEELESHWAR: "Silently Beautiful"

Review by: Mohit D | Source:
"Where to start?? I was very happy and fulfilled with my stay at Neeleshwar Hermitage. A 2.5 hour drive from Mangalore airport. They organize pick up for you offering a cold ice towel which is much needed after few hours of flight. Also, there is fresh fruit in the car to help you get through the drive. Staff: The staff is what impressed me the most about Neeleshwar Hermitage. The service staff are insanely courteous and sincerely caring about providing the utmost in hospitality. Chef Anish and Chef Deepak prepare wonderful dishes that are full flavored with local spices bringing the taste of India directly to your senses. The fact that I want to name every single department and staff member who left an impression on me should illustrate how amazing I thought the service at Neeleshwar was. Why I recommend you go: -The place has a weird way of making you forget yourself and focus on everything around you making you wonder all sorts of things. -It's beautiful. Beach tables where you're eating deliciously seasoned fresh fish listening to the sounds of the Arabian Sea taking small glances up at the sky to view the stars. -Mediation and yoga are classical bringing you back to a simpler frame of mind. It's like Mr. Anil takes the beauty of the resort and channels it within you. -Ayurveda aims to balance your mind, body, and soul. They don't only sell it, Neeleshwar Hermitage embodies it. There is direct communication between the restaurant, the spa, the mediation and yoga instructor, and the management of the hotel. This is to ensure that all aspects of you are getting the best for your mind, body, and soul. This communication made you feel that the whole place had your best interests at heart. -Ranipuram Trek. Went to the highest point 1050m above sea level and it was stunning. A moderately difficult climb but well worth it. Not for the lazy. -Some of the freshest fruit you'll ever have. I drank a fresh glass of orange juice and couldn't believe how sweet it was. -They literally climb the trees to get you coconut water. Can't get better or fresher than that !! -STAFF once again was amazing! Overall, the place is great. It all depends though on what you're looking for. There are things to do but ultimately it's just a place to getaway from the world and focus on yourself. And they do everything they can so you don't have to worry about anything but you."
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