Rachamankha: "AN UPSCALE CLASSIC"After checking out of a modern new boutique hotel across the river, we checked into this upscale refined location. It is truly beautiful, full of antiques and designed like a wealthy Chinese family's vacation home. With a large pool, a lovely library, and a superb restaurant, my husband and I truly enjoyed our stay.
Maison Polanka: "On point design boutique"Charming boutique hotel with fantastic design and grounds. Well located and helpful staff. The restaurant itself was a bit mediocre, but the setting was so special that it didn't matter. The spa was also quite enjoyable. Given the price compared to some of the other design hotels in the area, I would definitely choose Maison Polanka again.
Tugu Bali: "Thursday cultural event"Thursday I went with some friends to see the Balinese dances and the truth is that very well worth it. We had a drink and we could be there the whole show. We did not stay or eat dinner but everything had to be very careful painting and thought. Highly recommended dances!
The Village House: "Gorgeous little place""I really LOVED it here. It's no 5 star Marriott or anything... But the staff are super hospitable, accomodation very clean and comfortable. The pool and relaxing areas are great and the food is good-okay. Around the accomodation, there is not very much to do. You cannot swim at the beach located 100m down the street as there may be crocodiles. Apparently the sunset is nice from there though. I stayed in a six person dorm for 123 RM, but it's cheaper on the Agoda website I've been told. This is a great place to relax, swim (the pool is GREAT!), read and relax. Stayed January 2017"
4 Rivers Floating Lodge: "The Best Glamping Experience""4 Rivers Floating Lodge is indeed worth the exploration and by far the best eco tourism destination in Cambodia. Here you'll find yourself surrounded by the rain forest, inlets of the water flows, fresh air and the list goes on and on. The resort is perfected with its unique accommodation and amenities- 100% floating tents! Staffs are so hospitable and helpful. I also enjoyed the excursions - kayaking, boat trips to the villages, waterfalls, sunset cruise and firefly watching at night. Indeed a glamping experience worth its discovery. Stayed March 2017, traveled on business"
Amata Lanna: "Peaceful and beautiful"Absolute gem in the heart of Chiang Mai. Close to everything and yet removed and peaceful. Staff was exceptionally helpful (finding rides, giving restaurant recommendations, giving directions, etc), grounds and room were spotless, beds comfortable. I cannot say enough lovely things about this spot. Breakfast was fantastic and cost was just right! I would absolutely stay here again! Close to a number of great restaurants and the ever so popular night market. A winner all around!
SEEDS Restaurant & Lounge: "Gastonomic Ecstasy!""For the finest of dining experiences in Yangon, Myanmar swing by SEEDS and meet welcoming hosts Lucia and Felix. A perfect lakeside setting with a beautiful garden and hidden table spots giving a wonderfully unique culinary experience. We started with beautifully presented canapés on a marble platter followed by freshly home marinated Norwegian salmon on a celery salad with orange and sour cream. Next up was homemade truffle ravioli on leek with a truffle foam which was simply mouthwatering. The main event was a succulent lamb rack wrapped in Serrano ham and homemade mustard chutney. It was complimented with a green pea mash and lightly topped with a ginger and mint salad. On the side Shan State baby new potatoes tossed with onion and young vegetables to share. I’m not a dessert guy but the handcrafted pieces of art that arrived in front of us didn’t last long! Finally, shoring up the show was a superbly balanced Chapoutier Marius Grenache Shiraz supplied by The Warehouse. The combination of a carefully thought out menu based on the elements of life (water, fire, air and earth), interesting and artistic presentation, the highest quality ingredients ingeniously combined to tantalise the palate in such a beautifully landscaped location would impress even the most demanding of diners. A 'must visit' during a trip to Yangon!"
Villa Mathis: "Très beau concept"Nous avons logé 2 nuitées à la Villa Mathis en famille et avec des amis. Nous avons adoré le concept 4 très belles villa (+/- 5 chambres par villa) et avec une piscine pour chaque villa (vous pouvez également profiter des autres villas). La Villa Mathis est décorée avec beaucoup de goût. Le restaurant est très bon, on vous propose également d'installer votre tables près de la piscine pour un diner romantique. Le service est excellent, tout est mis en oeuvre pour satisfaire les clients. Cyril le nouveau manager est très à l'écoute et de très bon conseil. Bonne continutation à toi Cyril et bonne installation à ta famille.
Nimmu House: "Nimmu the hidden gem of Leh""I arrived in Leh with family travelling from Delhi, Nimmu house is a charming heritage boutique hotel approx 45mins from town and airport, surrounded with apricot & apple trees in a picturesque setting. On arrival the reception greeted us as family, very friendly and caring of our well being in acclimatising to the mountains.The air was fresh, water clean the beds very comfortable. Wifi is free, as to be expected in Ladakh it does not always work. I found it to be a great escape after being in Delhi, the first thing i noticed apart from the great beauty of the mountains was the fresh air and friendliness of the locals. I have also to mention the chef who is outstanding the waiter attentive and caring, the courtyard relaxing with comfortable seating and hammocks I really can not fault Nimmu and hope to return."
Tugu Bali: "Wonderful, warm reception"Excellent home base for our first few nights in Bali. Wonderful cooking right at the lodge. We were impressed by our spacious room and the beautiful reception areas and pools. The staff were truly warm and welcoming. Exquisite hotel grounds, restaurants and more. The spa was quite nice as well.
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