Rice & Zen Boutique Resort: "Small Luxury Hotel Which Delivvered Great Service in Difficult Conditions""Considering the rain that this part of Thailand has had in recent weeks the level of service was excellent. The management team and staff are friendly and efficient. The quality of food is excellent and its presentation take it to the next level. Reception was happy to organise transport for us when we attended a private party and subsequently in the week when we visited Fisherman's Village. We were met at the airport by the owner of the resort Poy, and he regulalry puts in an appearance at the hotel. He can be justifably proud of his team, as they work tirelessly to .your stay is a happy one. We will be back, Stayed January 2017, traveled as a couple"
Villa Mathis: "Truly Memorable!"We stayed a total of 4 nights and proved to be the most romantic and relaxing getaway. The GM Chris and his staff was very warm and attentive to our every needs. We especially enjoyed our romantic dinner under the stars, complete with a Balinese massage and a flower bath. The resort is beautifully laid out and decorated, like a magical oasis. The location from Semanyak was perfect so that you could visit the bustling shopping area and restaurants in less than 30 minutes from the quiet surroundings of the resort. I would highly recommend Villa Mathis to any couple (and even families) for an ideal getaway to beautiful Bali.
Inle Heritage Stilt Houses: "A highlight of our trip""This is definitely a highlight of our trip! Upon arrival, reception greets you by name and it just gets better from there. There are only six cottages on property which allows them to make each stay an amazing experience. Each cottage has a terrace. The rooms are spacious and nicely appointed. You can (and we did) end up spending most of our time in ours. Beds are comfortable and rooms make you feel that you are staying somewhere special. The hotel is also a teaching school for aspiring hospitality students and they go over the top to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Part of the money you spend goes to supporting the students and local community. In Feb, it does get cold at night so in addition to bringing warm PJs, the staff leaves bed warmers during the turn down service. Nice touch. It can get a bit noisy - during the day, you hear motorboats going back and forth along the water highway and at night, there are chanting monks (at least during Feb for some festival). It didn't bother us but that seems to be the only thing people complained about on TA. There are ear plugs available if it does bother you. Internet is barely working and best time to try is early morning however this appears to be the norm for this area. All in all, a really enjoyable experience and absolutely recommended. Room Tip: Book the cooking class!"
Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris: "Amazing Safari – we loved it""A big thank you to Sajith and the team at Leopard Safaris, we stayed here as Part of our honeymoon trip around Sri Lanka and we were not disappointed, we were even presented with a chocolate cake to share with the camp. The food for every meal was traditional Sri Lankan food and it was great to try lots of new dishes. We stayed in the Tusker tent which was brilliant there was so much space in the room, air con, safe, and the open air shower was brilliant. It's so well built if your not a fan of camping this is room for you as it's basically a five star bungalow. Getting up at 4:45am for the early morning safaris was a bit hard, but getting all of the great sightings of the animals especially the baby elephants and leopards. Sajith is and extremely knowledgable bird and wildlife guide and a brilliant photographer too, so if you have any questions he will be happy to help. I managed to get some brilliant photos and I was using a pretty basic Nikon camera I have uploaded on here so if your keen on photography you will love it. Everyone we stayed with in the camp were also lovely especially Terry and Jo which made the whole experience brilliant. If you are thinking of going on a safari in this area stay here as these guys really know how to look after you, track and view all the amazing wildlife that live in Sri Lanka! Stayed February 2017, traveled as a couple"
Tugu Malang: "Superb hotel in every way""This city-centre hotel is a complete gem. Beautifully designed around 1990 by a wealthy antiques enthusiast, this is a place with very high standards of staff service and enthusiasm. It is a treasure-trove of fascinating period rooms and spaces, crammed with wonderful artefacts of various periods, which the staff are very eager to take you round and explain. The bedrooms are very well thought out to a high spec, and with good wifi. The pool is a very good size, and beautifully lit at night. The breakfasts are of utter blow-out proportions, with great menu choices, though do allow plenty of time as each person's is individually prepared. You get a lovely complimentary afternoon Indonesian 'high tea' on the terrace. The bar is like a connoisseur's wine cellar. And don't forget the in-house bakery, with breads and cakes of the highest quality open till 11pm. If you take the guided tour, the hotel staff will take you round the top-end luxury suites (if not occupied), even though these are probably beyond the wallets of ordinary mortals. Hard to fault in any way. Stayed February 2017, traveled as a couple"
Supanniga Luxury Bangkok River Cruises: "Amazing!"Champagne cruise on the sunset was just amazing! The weather was not that good as we wanted to but we said to ourselfs “it’s just a rain, let’s drink champagne!” and have enjoyed this experience very much. Absolutely everything: staff, service, boat, champagne, snacks were perfect! This is very posh! Highly recommend!
Heritage Suites Hotel: "Perfect Place to Spend the Rest of My Life… If only I could."My sister and I shared a bungalow suite and felt very much like queens. She's used to 5-star service, but I'm still a little awe-struck. The room was large with a sitting room, private outside area, and a large king sized bed, with a sturdy mattress and high quality bedding. The service was wonderful. While all of the staff were friendly and helpful, stand-outs for our stay were Sim and Sippa. They were both very attentive to our needs, and suggested things when we asked questions, and Sippa was able to find several options when we told her we wanted to see an Apsara dance. Breakfast is included and is delicious. The coffee was wonderful, the fruit ripe and tasty and the mini croissants and pain-au-chocolats crafted the French way. We ate at the restaurant for dinner once, and we all loved the food. I'm a vegetarian and the chef made sure I could eat eggs and added one to my rice and veggie dish. Tip- get the passion fruit sorbet. To Die For. The pool was lovely and we had drinks two afternoons in a row sitting by the pool. We also got massages while there- they are excellent for relaxing massages but if you're going in for some kind of sports, technical, injury related massage, my advice is to wait for your regular masseuse and enjoy their relaxing massages, which are very good. We had a wonderful time and hope to return one day. The return flight about killed me, but this place is worth another visit.
Cheong Fatt Tze – Blue Mansion: "Magical""Stayed for five nights in the Escoy suite,wow what an amazing room. This is one of eighteen rooms at the Blue Mansion. The hotel is a Woking museum with much care taken for the least intrusion of guests. Take the free tour it is so informative...we did this on the first morning and it definitely helped us appreciate just were we where staying!! The staff were amazing,so professional, curtious and helpful. Breakfast is a delight with a host of delicious food on offer and held in beautiful surroundings. The whole ambience at the Blue Mansion is a joy to behold. Near to all the attractions Georgetown has to offer. Room Tip: Lower floor away from food court next door if you prefer quieter rooms"
The Village House: "Fabulous retreat-you must stay here""We stayed at The Village house in mid August this year (2015), and we loved every minute of our stay. The rooms are luxurious, wonderfully comfortable and thoughtfully and tastefully decorated. The hotel itself is stunning, everything has been done for you to effortlessly enjoy the stunning surroundings and allow you to fully relax. We took lots of trips from The Village House, all of which were excellent and extremely hassle free. We ate in the restaurant every day and never had a bad meal, again a really thoughtfully put together menu and everything was fabulous. The greatest accolade goes tot eh staff, they are amazing, made us feel very welcome and at home, fantastic experience."
David’s Kitchen: "Fabulous restaurant experience!""On a cold day in England I heard on the radio in London last year that a restaurant in Chiang Mai had made it to the top 10 list of best restaurants in the whole world. As we'd already made plans to visit Chiang Mai on our forthcoming holiday to Thailand it seemed a very good idea to visit Davids Kitchen. What we didn't know then but know now, is that David's Kitchen isn't just about fine dining but was a fabulous experience. From the minute we walked in to the beautiful new building we were made to feel really welcome. David came to talk to us and was a really charming man who we could have gossiped with for hours! Once seated at a table which already had our names on, the staff were very attentive and helpful, the maitre'd making suggestions and even arranging for us to share some of the set menu so we could both try the delicious pumpkin soup. The beef bourginion was out of this world as was all the food, wine and cocktails. We felt very much at home there even though we'd never been there before. David and his lovely wife Prom along with their amazing chef Mr O have ensured that their restaurant isn't just a 5* experience but is real class. We will definately be back!!"