"This is an idealic place. Wonderful location beautiful scenery, and we were truly spoilt.
Sadly you should not visit there for the foreseeable future, because of all the rioting of the local people. You can't go out, no shops open, people off the streets curfews, Internet constantly down and teeming with army and guns. The Sukoon was truly a haven in a very troubled times. Shangloo travel agency should never have brought us to Srinagar, knowing we couldn't do any of his promised tours. This was a very dangerous act."
This hotel is just a 2 min boat trip across the river from its sister hotel Apsara in the old town. You just drop by at their receptions and tell them you whenever you need to cross. Very convenient. Apsara Rive Droite is a little gem with a pool, a nice garden, beautiful rooms and a pleasant little restaurant and bar. The hotel manager (Hann) is the perfect host with his friendly, yet professional style. Even if the hotel is just two minutes by boat fron the old town, it is located in a less touristy area. I quite enjoyed strolling i this neighbourhood too as it gave glimpses into laotian everyday life. This includes the morning alm cermony that takes place on the road just outside the hotel.
Dewakan: "A culinary adventure"
"It's definitely a trek to get there but the reward far outweighs the hassle! Finally in Malaysia a restaurant brave enough to march to its own tune. Dewakan embodies everything that Malaysians have always known about with regards to flavours and ingredients but has never been able to harness. Here the true beauty of Malaysian food at its highest standard is served with pride. I can rave about each individual dish but I will let the photos speak in my stead.
Speaking to Chef Darren Teoh, the passion and dedication to produce the best is clearly evident. Dewakan is clearly in uncharted waters but its upward trajectory is plainly evident.
I look forward to many more meals there."
From being "driven" into the hotel by a one-leg oarsman to enjoying the palacial dining room, this is a magical place. The contrast between life here, and the abject poverty in Myanmar fomented by years of dictatorship is instructive.
"This is a fantastic experience. The tents are clean and well equipped. The food is authentic Sri Lankan cuisine and was among the best we had on our trip. Meals are communal and the staff are excellent at creating a sociable and welcoming atmosphere.
Our guide was Danu. His passion for wildlife was very infectious and he answered all our questions knowledgeably and patiently.
We visited quiet and remote areas of the park and had an excellent leopard sighting. We were also lucky enough to see some rare and beautiful birds."
Unlike other hotels on the lake, as your motor boat nears the resort, the motor is stopped and a local rows the boat in using his right thigh! That was definitely a unique experience for us but it also contributed to our resort being quiet and restful. We were greeted warmly and escorted to our private chalet, which had a beautiful living area, a veranda overlooking the lake, a large bathroom with bath tub and an outdoor shower. We definitely felt pampered during our one night at this wonderful resort. The dinner and our buffet breakfast the next morning did not disappoint. Truly a great experience for us
The pier is the star attraction, best place in Kep to experience sunset and because of the small amount of rooms available the resort is never crowded, there are always available beds around the pool. All in all affording a feeling of exclusivity rarely experienced at larger resorts.
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!
This traditional Thai décor restaurant near Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) on the Chao Phraya River has both indoor, air-conditioned, tables and, if the weather cooperates, outdoor tables. Reservations are a must, online if you like, as this pricey, high-end traditional Thai food service only serves 30 diners a night ! The menu is fixed, it's pricey by Thai standards but not foreign standards and it is well worth a special visit, romantic or best friends. Not suitable for young kids: no place to romp, lengthy multiple course service. The menu changes daily depending on what the chef can find, and you'll only be able to modestly substitute for allergies or strong dislikes. For those looking for exquisitely prepared Thai cuisine in a set menu, multiple course, fixed price dining experience you should not miss this wonderful food!
Amata Lanna: "A ‘homecoming feel’ Resort"
"Between 19th and 21st September, we, totally 11 persons were staying at this Thailand-style furnished resort. Notwithstanding it was a small one with only 12 rooms, our experiences of staying there were really great. First of all, the place was tidy, clean and quiet. The staff were extremely polite and helpful. The facilities were sufficient and, most of all, there was a jacuzzi found in each room. All of us admitted that it was a bonus to our stay.
Another thing worth mentioning is that the resort was running by a twin brothers. They were very kind and helpful. The handsome big brother boss, after knowing that we wanted to buy a special brand of pepper, he volunteered to search for us. Though we told him that we had tried most of the supermarkets but failed , he guaranteed that he could complete the mission successfully. Finally he handed to us 6 bottles of that pepper in the morning before we left!
I really feel this Amata Lanna Village Resort is though small yet complete in every detail!"