Cheong Fatt Tze – Blue Mansion: "Historic mansion in Penang"

Review by: Fred S | Source: Trip Advisor
"""The Blue Mansion"" was built by a very wealthy Chinese businessman in the late 19th / early 20th century, Cheong Fact Tze himself. There is a wealth of information about the house on hand, including a small interpretive display and guided tours. The house was restored by heritage architects over 5 or 6 years in the 1990's when it was in danger of being torn down. The small courtyards are a great place to lounge and soak up the atmosphere. Location is good - nearby Chinatown and the waterfront. Staff were very helpful and I was regularly given a friendly greeting by Shiro at the reception desk. There is a food court next door which makes a bit of noise at night but it didn't bother me much. Stayed December 2016, traveled solo"

Tugu Lombok: "A magical place with beauty in every step"

Review by: AnaPratas | Source: Trip Advisor
"The hotel is beautiful, with lot of different areas to explore, relax and even work. All the areas are decorated with elegance, full of art objects. The room was very comfortable, the bathroom was amazing with open air area. The hotel staff is very kind, you feel pampered every minute. "

Misool Eco Resort: "Paradise Found"

Review by: CTtraveler06877 | Source: tripadvisor.com
"After learning of Misool almost four years ago, we had a dream come true when we visited in June 2015. Misool is one of the few places on earth where the natural world has largely been untouched by man and is now being protected from any further degradation. It is as close as any of us can come to paradise above and below water. It is worth every minute of the long journey to reach it. This resort is primarily focused on diving because of the unmatched marine diversity in the Raja Ampat islands. But there is excellent snorkeling on the house reef (which is very accessible and teaming with fish) as well as at sites very close by. We were very fortunate to have Bram as our dive master on all dives. He listened carefully and did an excellent job on finding the pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, crabs, giant clams and a wide variety of fish we hoped to see. He was always patient and always very helpful. We were very fortunate to have dived with only the two of us on every dive. In addition, we had to opportunities to snorkel with Herry, Ferry and Daddy in the house reef and other reefs nearby with our non-diver family member and other guests. Each was an excellent guide always attuned to our requests. Among the many positives to this resort is the quality of the Dive Center staff which helped our stay exceed our expectations for our dives and snorkeling excursions. (...) We are very honored to have visited Misool and will always carry great memories of the location and the staff. We hope that we can return to Misool again. It is paradise and is the most peaceful place that we have ever visited."

Satri House: "Excellent 4 day stay"

Review by: Ioana P | Source: Trip Advisor
Lovely 4 day stay here in May 2017. We had a lovely twin rooms, which was very well maintained. The staff was very good and very good at organising tours, restaurants etc. Breakfast was very nice, as was dinner. Excellent spa as well.

Babe: "Fun dining"

Review by: Ryan L | Source: Trip Advisor
Open by michelin starred chef,Jeff Ramsey-Babe is truly a fun somehow fine dining experience.Chef Jeff creativity and idea on food is truly amazing!Worth come to Babe for another type of dining experience.

RACHAMANKHA: "A peaceful haven"

Review by: Shenaz B | Source: tripadvisor.com
My husband and my self visited Chiangmai in 1997 and stayed at the Rachamankha. The feeling of being transported to another world is really true. This hotel is in the midst of the city but the exquisite lay out of the interior and exterior is pretty hard to beat. We spend our winters in Chiangmai since then and visit Rachamankha every week to simply enjoy the tranquility of this wonderful hotel. The staff is very attentive and very well trained. They almost guess and jump to your needs before you can voice them. The kitchen is a very good a mix of Thai and European cuisine. Good wines. We really consider ourselves fortunate to have discovered this gem. I was impressed by the owners astute insight into the the Thai culture which he has presented in his unique style. We are fans of Rachamanka

Tugu Bali: "A Gem!"

Review by: Brigette P | Source: Trip Advisor
"Hotel Tugu is a peaceful oasis in busy Bali. The hotel is uniquely furnished, more like a museum really. The staff extraordinarily friendly. The rooms, grounds, everything is very clean and well kept. You have a choice of western, traditional Indonesian or the amazing ""power bowl"" breakfast. I also took advantage of the spa services at the hotel - pricey, but not disappointing. This was our first trip to Bali and stop 1 of 4 on the island. We heard but didn't quite understand the beaches aren't clean nor are the streets walkable any great distance. Canggu is no exception to either. However, we were pleased with the selection of eateries walkable from the hotel - we enjoyed Old Man's, Fika, Betelnut. We didn't miss the beach with the hotel's beautiful, refreshing pool. If you are looking for a peaceful or romantic get-away with unique appointments and an exceptional staff with great attention to detail, I highly recommend Hotel Tugu. Stayed March 2017, traveled with family"

Labyrinth: "Wonderful and Playful interpretation of Singaporen cuisine"

Review by: HowardTigris | Source: Trip Advisor
Restaurant Labyrinth has successfully took interpretation of Singaporean cuisine to the next level. From start to finish, every dish is made with a purpose to bring you back to Singaporean food memories typical of everyone living in this city. The tasting menu consists of a great amount of food and will definitely leave you satisfied.

Sandat Glamping Tents: "Hidden paradise"

Review by: C Seng T | Source: Trip Advisor
Unique lodging experience in the middle of paddy field. We stayed in a safari tent, reminded us of our high school days camping less the hardships. The interior was very elegantly decorated, thermal comfort was good. Hospitality was excellence but we had enough privacy. Highly recommended to those who look for temporary escape from hectic lifestyle.

Villa Song Saigon: "The most decadent hotel in a peaceful location"

Review by: Versusthevoid | Source: Trip Advisor
From the moment we got out of the taxi upon arrival to getting in a taxi to leave, the staff were all tremendously helpful, polite and cheerful. They really made everything seem as if it were no trouble at all. Our room was decadent, comfortable and a joy to stay in. To top it off, all of the added perks just made this the most wonderful hotel to spend our short time in Ho Chi Minh in: the Apple TV, the complimentary minibar and the boat shuttle to the centre.
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