Muang La Lodge: "Magical""On arrival we were upgraded to a river view room. The rooms are wonderful. Decorated in local style. very comfortable beds. Bathroom huge with both shower and bath. Plenty of hot water. The restaurant fantastic. Meals a sheer delight for taste and presentation. The staff are so friendly and helpful. There is a bridge over the river and on the other side you will find the pool - wonderful setting then there is a viewing tower where you can enjoy a G&T as the sun goes down. As the lodge is situated high up it can get chilly in the evening. Fire boxes were put by your table. A hot water bottle in the bed and heaters in the room. The hotel provides trips. We went on a walking trip to a village and waterfall where we had our picnic lunch. We only stayed two nights. I suggest more nights are needed to enjoy other trips and the village, and also the grounds and delights of the lodge (own hot spring) Muang is definitely a hidden gem. Wifi very strong in reception Room Tip: All rooms would be wonderful"
Villa Song Saigon: "Great stay"Villa Song Saigon is an amazing hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, and the staff, rooms, food all make it a great stop for tourists or businesspeople that need to be in the city. Great value for the money and a wonderful experience.
Cheong Fatt Tze – Blue Mansion: "A Step Back In Time"Recently visited Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion in Georgetown. All in all I was glad I went as I learned a lot about the original owner. The tour guide was a fascinating raconteur. I could tell she had told this story a few times in the 18 years she had worked there. The quality of the restoration is absolutely amazing.
The Island Lodge: "Best"Best hotel we stayed in in our 14 day travel. Delicious food and a nice staff would've been improved if there had been more people but that's a natural effect of not being in season. The breakfast was good for Europeans it's like a European island...great managers
Tugu Bali: "Hidden Gem in Bali""We stayed at Hotel Tugu Bali for 2 nights and it was exceptional. The hotel is located in a very popular area of Bali (Canggu) with great night life, beaches, and surfing. The staff was very attentive and hospitable. In particular, Putu, was very helpful at reception. He would go above and beyond to ensure our stay was perfect. He would always greet us by name with a smile and arrange everything for us including breakfast, spa appointments, a shuttle to the airport, a tour of the hotel and even historical info on the antiques and artifacts on display.. The hotel is very unique in that it has a big emphasis on the atmosphere, decor, and mood. There is a large collection of antiques, but don't think that this means the hotel feels old. All the amenities are modern but the atmosphere makes you feel like you're in a tropical paradise. This is not your standard ""cookie-cutter"" style hotel. We stayed in the Dedari suite which is on the ground level. It is very spacious. It has its own entrance to a front garden before entering the room itself. It almost has the feel of a stand-alone villa. Unique features of this suite include a private plunge pool and an outdoor washroom. The bed is the most comfortable I have EVER slept in. It is bigger than a normal north american king size. I wanted to take it home. The breakfast options are amazing. And we had the option of eating anywhere on the premises. First day we ate on a raised cabana overlooking the beach. Second day we ate on a balcony overlooking the gardens. While in Bali we stayed at 3 different hotels in Uluwatu, Seminyak, and finally here at Tugu in Canggu. By far, staying at Tugu was the best. Highly recommend that anyone reading this should stay at Tugu Hotel. You will not regret it!"
Reverie Siam: "Beautiful Hotel"The resort set in a quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of the main part of town. The grounds were beautiful garden. The room was vintage decorated, beautiful designed. Staff were very friendly.
Mudanwan Villa: "養生休憩之旅""沒想過在台灣也可以有這麼靜謐的享受！ 在villa裡就能享受室內、室外兩種溫泉。此外也可以在湖畔邊發呆、釣魚或是沈靜在牡丹書房裡。 Stayed June 2016, traveled with family"
Jings Residence: "An oasis of Calm in Pingyao"Lonely planet says Pingyao is perfect. Well, Jing's Residence is the perfect place to stay in the perfect walled city. The service is exceptional. They anticipate your every need without being intrusive. Right from the moment you are collected at the airport with snacks to a concierge who helps you plan the perfect activities for your stay... the service is impeccable. The restaurant is outstanding; you'll want to have every meal here! We're foodies and really didn't want to go anywhere else which says a lot for people who normally like to explore local restaurants. The hotel is part of Relais & Chateau and Secret Retreats. Based on our experience here we'll look for other hotels in Asia which are part of these 'brands'. Go! You will love it!
Muang La Lodge: "A ne pas manquer""Accueil très attentif et personnalisé, hôtel calme, plein de charme, aux prestations raffinées, piscine très agréable, cuisine laotienne revisitée de haut niveau, service très aimable et attentionné, excursion en 4x4 à la rencontre des minorités ethniques des montagnes environnantes organisée par l'hôtel à ne pas manquer. En résumé : excellent séjour, excellente halte. A recommander vivement."
Reverie Siam Pai: "Best hotel ever!!""Best hotel with extreme good personal service I have ever visited!! Ok, a little bit out of the touristic rush. But the free golfcar shuttles you twice an hour to the center of Pai. And picks you up as well. The oase, the more than friendly staff, the high servicelevel and the good restaurant make me feel like a queen in her own castle! We really regret we could not stay longer. This hotel is a reason on its own to come to Thailand."
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