The team at Inle Heritage made my arrival in Myanmar so smooth and welcoming. The team patiently and wonderfully indulged me with all my cultural questions that I bombarded them with. Transfers were super easy and the tour of the lake was nicely curated. I am notoriously picky and there are two hotels that I have been mentioning in the same breath since my return; The Puli in Shanghai and Inle Heritage. Service was exceptional, very detailed and thoughtful. The icing on the cake is that the 6 bungalows and traditional Inthar restaurant are funding the cat + fish breeding, eco farming practices, and scholarships for 40 driven hospitality students each year. Like others have said this is not luxury and there are a little few missteps now and then from the students but it doesn't matter as it is all so personal, detailed and welcoming. From the moment of my booking Ms. Thant Zin Aye, the GM, was helpful and generous over email and in person when I arrived. Ms. Nang Khin May and Ms. Chaw Su Thet Htar were so sweet welcoming. Mr. Htun A Tint is a natural in this hospitality game and will go far! I have recommended this hotel to everyone and I would be there in a heartbeat on my next trip to Myanmar.
Food: Delicious! I ordered an Asian dish (seared tuna with lemon grass) and my friend ordered a European dish (braised meat on potato mash with heavenly gravy), and both were SCRUMMY! We also got the flight of soups -- YUM! The squash soup and the pea soup were especially bright and flavorful -- I say this as someone who usually won't order either on a normal night. The lobster bisque was full of lobster (which is oddly not a given in my experience). David is an expat Brit and a charmer. Lovely man! He stopped by our table throughout the night, extolling stories about the family recipes behind his signature dishes, as well as his own mind-blowing travel experiences. The reservation page is a breeze, and best of all it asks if you'd like transportation to take you to and from the restaurant, which in a click brought a car to our hotel lobby at reservation time and made travel to the restaurant effortless. (We all agree the travel option on the reservation page is brilliant.) We will be back!!
A treat at the end of our travels. Outstanding food. Lovely building. Helpful efficient friendly staff. Would highly recommend. Loved the complimentary boat service to Hoi Chi Minh city and the riverside location
Anopura: "“A lovely escape”"
My mother and I had one of the nicest stays of our trip to India here. The food is excellent. The staff are lovely and the location is peaceful.It was a nice break from the frenetic cities of Rajasthan. The accommodation is excellent. The decor is very tasteful. We regretted not being able to stay a second night. The staff are very well trained. They are helpful without being intrusive.
Tugu Malang: "prachtig hotel in koloniale stijl"
"mooie schone luxe kamers aan een vijver. Ontbijt heerlijk en uitgebreid. Theetijd moet je zeker meemaken; koekjes en dawet waren erg lekker. Hotel ligt in het centrum aan een groot plein. Fietstocht met John was een succes vooral het gekleurde dorpje aan de rivier Brantas sungei. Personeel vriendelijk en behulpzaam Alle ruimtes waren smaakvol ingericht en een aanrader voor iedereen."
"I don't have a single complaint about this place. Everything was amazing from the shuttle to the staff to the food to the room. The staff at this resort is the best staff I've ever met in all my travels! We joke that we want a boyfriend to treat us as well as the staff did at Reverie Siam. One example is when my friend was doing my hair and one receptionist saw and brought us bobby pins and hair ties! It's located about 5 minutes driving from the center of town but they have a free shuttle. We just called and told them where we were and they picked us up or we said where we wanted to go and they drove us there. They also drove us to the hot springs in the national park (I wouldn't recommend) and the temple on the hill. The room is super cute and clean with all natural ingredient toiletries. You get two free breakfasts and two juice/tea/coffee every day at the restaurant which is phenomenal! It's definitely much more expensive than most places in Pai but for good reason. It's more of a place for older couples (we were two girls in our early 20s and out of place). If you're looking to party and have fun and meet young backpackers I wouldn't really recommend. But we don't regret it at all! We miss it and wish we could go back!! "
Villa Mathis: "Impeccable service in a stunning location"
"I stayed overnight at Villa Mathis (lombok room). The room is huge and very beautiful. The decor is sumptuous. My room had an office desk, which is perfect for laptop (work). The restaurant and the gardens/houses are interesting : there are statues, curtains, giant chairs and stone chess boards, as well as reading areas. - So much space!! The gardens are impeccably manicured. The staff is experienced but at the same time they are discreet. Breakfast is huge (too much:) and they have decent coffee. The bungalows are in what they call a ""villa""; grouped around a pool and open space living area. And everywhere you look, you can discover museum-like items.I didn't venture into the other areas but I understand that each bungalow is different. I was in an area called ""maison rouge"". Definitely a great romantic hotel."
"This ranks as one of our family's favorite hotel stays. Rachamankha is a gorgeous, tranquil oasis that's well located in Chiang Mai. The property is large for the middle of town, artfully filled (in a minimalist way) with antiques and good attention to detail. We loved the pool (so welcome when temperatures go above 100°) and the library. It was near capacity but it always felt uncrowded and quiet. The staff are lovely and helpful. Rooms are large and well appointed (but under air-conditioned - they could use more powerful units, and better bathroom amenities befitting a property of this type.) Breakfast is wonderful, made to order and set in a perfect, lovely courtyard. We're already planning to return. Stayed March 2017, traveled with family"
Tugu Lombok: "Magical – Inspiring – Spiritual Almost."
"This was a trip we took with the family. One big room for my sisters and me and the rents in another. The place, from the minute you walk in you are greeted by kind staff, and the door grabs young transports you to another time! The little things like going in at night and preparing your room is just one of those things that make the trip extra special. By the second day they know how you like your tea, what your child wants, and how you take your eggs. If you are looking for a true eco-touristic place that is honest about what it presents, this is the place! There is so much more than a simple hotel! Its a true experience!"
We stayed at Hotel Tugu for 2 weeks and thoroughly enjoyed the accom, great food and best of all the outstanding service by the friendly staff! The room, grounds and location so perfect with easy access to the beach and shops nearby. We recommend the hotel to anyone wanting exclusive service and privacy supported by flexible and courteous staff who are always on hand to make your stay a memorable one. 5 stars!! Thank you Ari to you and your staff who made our stay in Canggu unforgettable!!