Villa Mathis: "la maison rouge de l’hôtel villa Mathis privatisée : le top !"Nous étions 7 et avions privatisé la maison rouge (villa de 4 chambres avec piscine privatisée) : c'était le top en termes de décoration de chaque chambre et de beauté (végétation luxuriante dans le jardin, piscine à une température idéale de 27° assez grande pour faire mes 40 mn de longueurs quotidienne ;)). Nous avons choisi un dîner privatisé dans le jardin 2 soirées, c'était vraiment "luxe (à prix raisonnable), calme et volupté". En résumé, une très très belle adresse qui vaut le coup pour 3 ou 4 nuits maximum. Peu de choix de resto accessibles à pied en dehors de l'hôtel : la Casetta, un resto italien très bien juste en face sur la route, et c'est tout.
Cuisine Wat Damnak: "One of my top choice in Siem Reap""It is a must to visit Cuisine Wat Damnak during your stay in Siem Reap! The food was great, a mixture of local and french style. The atmosphere was stunning, we sat on the first floor and enjoyed our meal. We were supposed to sit near the window, enjoying the moonlight and clear sky in Siem Reap. The waiter helped us to change the seats while it suddenly started to rain and a few drops started coming from the roof top. We wanted to visit for our next trip in Siem Reap, sadly find out it's closed in coming April. Maybe the chef need to go for vocation as well."
Mie Cafe: "Little Oasis with amazing food""The courtyard garden and restaurant is a quiet oasis with its calm gentle atmosphere is a welcome relief from the hustle , bustle and noise of downtown . Aside from that the food is sensational, an Asian fusion dream. We opted for the gourmet menu and the vegan menu which were not only delicious but great value at $28 and $21 dollars respectively. The food was very fresh, tasted delicious and presented well. The vegan baked Aubergine was delicious and both the gourmet chocolate and vegan chocolate desserts were heavenly . Sorry we didn't have a extra night to go again and would really recommend you fit a visit into your time whilst in Seim Reap."
MATHIS RETREAT: "Great views, great staff, great stay""Spent 5 nights here with our two kids (aged 2.5 and 9months) and thoroughly recommend it. Spacious rooms, beautiful views overlooking the rice fields, great pool, good food. Far enough away from downtown Ubud, but close enough to get there when needed. Staff couldn't have been nicer, and were more than happy to whisk our kids away to play - allowing us to relax at the end of meals. Thoroughly recommended. "
NEELESHWAR: "PERFECTION, PERFECTION, PERFECTION""I've been travelling to India for many decades and over the years I have stayed in some amazing places, from Maharaja palaces to colonial mansions. What I can honestly say is that Neeleshwar represents the absolute perfection when it comes to resorts. We stayed for 4 nights and I only wish we could have stayed here for months! The location is heavenly, on the most magnificent, endless sandy beach one can imagine, completely unspoilt by any kind of development. The feeling of peace and quiet is mesmerizing. The architecture and layout of the resort is a model of good taste and sensitivity, with extremely comfortable a/c bungalows in the pure traditional architecture of rural Kerala. Open air bathrooms, supremely comfortable beds, high ceilings, shady verandas and cool interiors create a heaven of understated luxury and calm. This is barefoot chic at its best. The swimming pool is vast and crystal-clear, with plenty of comfortable pool beds and with a lovely view of the ocean. When it comes to food, I can only say that it is simply out of this world: Fantastic and huge breakfasts where one can choose from extensive menus, both international and South Indian. For lunch and dinner there are two exceptional restaurants, especially for seafood -perhaps the best prawn curry I ever had- plus a wide choice of vegetarian dishes and soups that change every day. The Ayurveda massages are truly top notch, and they use only natural organic ingredients. Quite simply, they are the real thing. Very highly recommended! Last but not least, I feel that I have to praise the hotel personnel, that are all impeccable: Extremely polite, eager to help, efficient and professional at the same time. I owe a very special ""THANK YOU"" to the General Manager, Mr. Jayan, who attended to all my needs as if he was an old friend. I am especially interested in the unique Theyyam ritual of northern Kerala and I was planning to publish an article about it. Mr. Jayan did all the necessary enquiries and found out the performances that were held in obscure villages during our stay. He also organized transport and even joined us on one of the late night Theyyams, which was the most amazing, otherworldly, intense experience. Therefore Neeleshwar is not just about having ""the rest of your life"" but also about experiencing a very unique aspect of real India. I cannot recommend this place highly enough and I would encourage anyone to spend a few -or more than a few- days in this Indian paradise "
Mathis Retreat: "Voyage de noce"We were delighted by this beautiful hotel on the outskirts of Ubud. This splendid view overlooking the rice fields calls for calm and serenity. We were very welcomed by the hotel staff, very charming throughout our stay and always very attentive, helpful and unobtrusive. The room is beautifully decorated and we spend peaceful nights in an almost religious calm. The hotel restaurant serves great Indonesian food, a treat for the taste buds. The pool invites you to idleness, but happiness. A of sadness when the time comes to leave this enchanting place.
Reverie Siam: "Wonderful Place in Pai"We heard about how wonderful Pai in rainy season. First, we have no idea about recommendation then coffee shop at Pai suggest us to visit here once. When we came in the staff very kind and sincerely. Room clean and beautiful. lovely view. The beakfast is the best.
Manda De Laos: "Excellent""You should make reservations to get a table right next to the Lilly pond. The romantic feelings you get is fantastic and matches the excellent food and service. We had 2 main course buffalo dinners. The one that impressed us is the buffalo steak, more than the stir fried version. Meat was tender and tasty and a good reason to come back to Manda de Laos. Service is impeccable and prices seem reasonable."
Neeleshwar Hermitage: "Peaceful and serene!""Neeleswar hermitage takes you to a different era. Free from anything unnatural like plastics and preservatives, the resort is indeed like a hermitage and gives you a much needed stress buster getaway! Rooms : The rooms are spacious and clean and an incense fragrance. The bathroom is as big as the room with a huge bath-tub (I guess not all rooms have a bath tub) with an open roof! The staff offers evening cleaning service where they come in and light a lamp and pull down the drapes and clean the room so that you have a peaceful sleep! Food : The downside was the sea food restaurant was closed due to the rains and we had only one of the restaurant to cater to us. However the food is just awesome! They have only a limited dishes on the menu, but are mouth watering delicious. They also obliged to serve us something off the menu (since my little daughter insisted for it). Hats off to the chef to bring in so much flavor in the simple local dishes. There is no buffet spread but if you appreciate good food and are ok to explore local cuisines, the chef wont disappoint you! Hotel surroundings and activities : The rooms overlook the beach and has a good verandah to sit and gaze into the waves. The beach is not a private one (open to the locals around) but is clean and managed well with security around. The infinity pool is really good is cleaned daily. There is a good view of the beach from the pool and one can spend hours just lazing in the pool. The resort offers spa and ayurvedic therapy with doctors consultation. There are few indoor games and library. There are hammocks and chairs laid out in several spots to just lay back and enjoy nature."
4 Rivers Floating Lodge: "Floating holiday"Very enjoyable weekend on kayaks, in waterfalls, jumping into the river. The staff was very helpful, and we enjoyed the meals. After the busyness of Phnom Penh, 4 Rivers was a perfect escape. Glamping turned out to be a lot of fun, and I recommend 4 Rivers.