"That's what Massi said to us when he greeted us at the beach upon our arrival at the Golden Buddha. Having spent amazing 9 nights there, we can confirm that Golden Buddha is a very special place that I would have no doubt calling our own paradise. The setting is truly idyllic, the houses are beautiful and it is incredibly relaxing with all your needs catered for by a very friendly team of staff. We enjoyed seeing monkeys and hornbills at the resort and although it takes one or two nights to get used to being so close to the nature (particularly at night when we had some visitors in our rooms and open air bathrooms), we have already been missing being woken up by birds, cicadas and crashing waves.
We chose Golden Buddha as our family reunion (from UK, NZ, Germany and Poland) and we couldn't have asked for a better place to spend time together. It was my mum's 60th birthday and Massi organised a birthday meal for all of us in our baan which was very special and at no extra cost (included in half board).
Not wanting to repeat all the compliments already mentioned in previous posts, I wanted to highlight the fact that there is a wide choice of activities too - we went for a snorkelling trip to Surin Islands which was great fun, even for those in our group who were new to snorkelling. You can also rent kayaks and go paddling up the small river among mangroves (it was peaceful and very easy with the tide coming in) or go to the nearby islands for some more snorkelling. We also took advantage of yoga classes with Alex who was a great teacher. The location of the yoga sala allows you to enjoy the early morning view of the bay whilst doing your sun salutations, just amazing! Or just get in a hammock or sit on a veranda and relax to the sound of waves crashing few meters away from you... You choose how to enjoy this paradise yourself:)"
"Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge manages to knit together the very best in comfort, service and food, whilst making space for nature. A difficult feat to achieve, but one that I and my mother very much appreciated.
There is no forced planting of exotic, introduced flowers and tightly strimmed grass, which seems to have become the standard everywhere around the world in boutique hotels and lodges. Instead, the focus is on allowing the smaller but essential things in life to flourish, such as butterflies and solitary bees, without the average guest even knowing these wonderful insects are there.
Marcus and his team recognise the importance and value of these pollinators (we would have no coffee or chocolate if it was not for insects pollinating the flowers of these plant species!) and have cleverly crafted and created an environment that allows space for all.
This is an ideal place for birding, but even better if you are interested in Lepidoptera. The team's knowledge and enthusiasm is nothing short of incredible, and I am truly in awe that so much time and effort is invested in compiling inventories of what they have found there. It is clear that this is not just a passing interest, or an attempt at green-wash to enhance visitor numbers, but a genuine desire to accurately record the diversity of the lodge.
Many congratulations to you all. You have achieved the trickiest of things by providing first class accommodation, food and service without compromising the location.
I'm very much looking forward to my next visit.
Stayed April 2017, traveled with family"
This is one of the most beautiful hotel that we've stayed. Wonderful decoration with traditional style and wooden furniture. Room is spacious and clean. Staff is very friendly and attentive with perfect English.
A lesson in how to run a boutique hotel. Iman and staff were great. Really interesting rooms. Food excellent. Like staying with friends. Henry taught us how to cook (and eat) noodles. Can't recommend enough.
"We stayed at Jing's Residence for 2 nights and this was really a wonderful experience. After the noise and the crowd of the city , Jing's Residence offers a quiet and peaceful environment, sophisticated yet making you feel like in a friend's or family home.
From the rooms and exquisite decoration, to the restaurant and the staff, everything was perfect. We celebrated my father's birthday there and the staff was very kind and thoughtful.
I also tested the spa which was a very pleasant moment.
This is truly one of our best experience in China."
jing: "Fabulous hotel"
"Jing's Residence is in the medieval part of PingYao and is beautifully restored. The staff was very gracious and attentive and the food was delicious. I had a wonderful massage that I thoroughly enjoyed. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone going to PingYao.
This hotel gives the best experience during our April 2017 Kalaw-Inlay vacation. We ( husband and daughter ) stayed here for only 1 night and my 11 years old daughter request me to plan a 3 days stay next time :) Staff are very friendly and professional , especially on our arrival , Thant Zin welcome us with the warm and genuine smile and touring around hotel. Throughout the stay we experienced the hospitality of all. The bungalows are spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. We had dinner & breakfast there, we were so content with the oven fresh breads and croissant and the quality of the food. All in all , we were so happy and surely will come back again with all family members. My love of nature is completed by the surroundings , mini organic farms, aquarium , authentic Burmese cat village, birds chipping around the hotel . Thanks for your wonderful service & experience , Hotel Heritage !
"excellent accueil depuis aeroport puis a la reception arrivee en bateau sans bruit les marins paguiyant avec leur jambes accueil en francais les chambres sont dans des maisons particulieres en bois dominant le lac jardins superbes et bien entretenus piscine tres bien située et equipee permettant de nazger apres les superbes visites des villages du lac restaurant excellent avec une tres bonne carte les petit dejeuner se prennent sur la terasse dominant le lacavec un bon buffet
le service est excellent partout ne pas manquer le spa superbe avec des bungalows enormes des fleurs partout ds le jardin environant"
Hotel Tugu Bali: "Romantic Escape from the Bali noise"
Absolutely enjoyed our stay there, the hotel feels so unique. If you want to feel like a princess- try a flower bath or any of those amazing spa treatments in house. Absolute must - healthy breakfast bowl!
Reverie Siam: "Favorite place we stayed on our honeymoon"
"This resort is truly phenomenal! This place embodies elegance, comfort and class. Not only are the grounds gorgeous, but the service is fantastic as well. We checked in and were greeted with drinks and a tour of our room and the facilities. The hotel had a very quick transport service to drive us into the city whenever we needed. The beds were really comfortable and our room had wonderful locally made toiletries that smelled like freshly peeled ripe oranges. I cannot recommend this hotel enough.
We ate at the Silhouette Bar & Restaurant every morning for breakfast and once for dinner. The presentation was beautiful and the food was fresh and tasty. When I think back to my honeymoon, I will always think about this beautiful retreat in Pai!"