How Hotels Should Be

“A mini break for 4 nights escaping the winter in Perth, Australia. Villa Song lived up to its #1 ranking on tripadvisor.

Villa Song is a world class boutique, luxury hotel experience at less than the cost to stay in a country motel in Australia.

From the glorious large river room with tall ceilings and colonial touches to the rain shower and crisp white linen the room delivers everything a weary traveller could possibly want. Fast free wi-fi, check. Free mini-bar, check. Free a la carte cooked breakfast, check. Individual coffee maker in room, check. So called 5 Star hotels could do well to introduce some of these features.

The staff were polite, helpful and everyone from the pool to the front desk made us feel like welcome guests.

The luxury (free) powerboat shuttle into the city is an absolute stroke of genius. A 20 minute relaxing river journey delivers you into the heart of HCMC and rescues you again when you are ready to return. All the convenience of a city centre hotel with none of the noise and chaos.

It’s hard to fault this place. The restaurant is good if you don’t want to explore the other (many) local options, but not as outstanding as the rest of the hotel.

If I were to be picky, there is no lift and if you are staying on the top floor, there is an easy 3 flights to help you exercise off your last meal!.

I will stay here again, so should you.”