Satri House: "Sophisticated and elegant"
"We stayed 4 nights at this beautiful hotel booked through Selective Asia. Our room was completely charming, with very comfortable beds and solid furniture, with a good sized bathroom. The whole hotel setting is gorgeous, with unusual and atmospheric antiques and artefacts everywhere, and a mix of colonial houses linked together by walkways, pools and fountains. Tremendous style oozes from all parts of this boutique Hotel, from the maze of corridors and lily ponds, to the garden and swimming pools. It’s eclectic, but really beautifully done. Service was very good - both in the lovely airy restaurant and at reception. All the staff were always very happy to help, whether it was for issuing bicycles, getting drinks or towels, or helping us to get in touch with our guide unexpectedly. There was plenty of drinking water in our room, and a lovely fruit bowl, but the mini bar was only filled on request - with no wine option! The garden/pool bar was ideal for cocktails, but its situation meant it was rather dominated by road noise and construction noise from a neighbouring property....the same machine noise also prevented my excellent massage in the spa being as relaxing as it might have been (maybe shut the doors and put on some quiet relaxing music during treatment?).
We ate at the delightfuk upstairs restaurant one evening and really enjoyed our meal and some good wine. Our breakfasts there were freshly cooked to order, served very carefully, and were wonderful. We loved the homemade tamarind, pineapple and tomato jams and delicious local freshly squeezed orange juice, and freshly toasted baguette!
The free bikes (about to be renewed for the new season) were a great way to get into the centre of town - it is a good 20 mins walk without them to reach the main restaurant area, although the night market (which is a must for souvenirs) is nearer, say 10 mins walk. The only thing we found rather awkward was our check-in, which felt a bit uncomfortable from our point of view, with irrelevant small talk when we were tired from travelling. Nevertheless, we loved this hotel and can highly recommend it as a unique and wonderful boutique hotel in a beautifully city."
Locavore: "The best restaurant in Indonesia"
After 7 years living in Indonesia I would say that this is probably the world's best restaurant of Indonesian cuisine and Indonesia's best restaurant. Aspirational, creative, sophisticated, surprising ... and truly local. This is not a copy of something else.
"We checked-in to the Slow Villas for 2 nights and ended up staying for 4 nights, were lucky our villa had availability as they seem to be fully booked most of the time.
My fiancee and I fall short of words to describe our content. Our Slow Villa stay has provided us with an utmost quiet mind to relax and to work (we had a lot of work to do which needed top focus). Our villa had a huge garden perhaps 250m2 and all the comfort and amenities we needed. We took a break off the villa only to get massages and facials at the beautiful Slow Spa, moments of total bliss!
The staff were all extremely polite, kind and thoughtful at all times and it was great to be greeted even at 2 am in the morning to get a water refill, knowing there's 24 hours staff and attention which is rare (probably unique) in Gili Air.
The detailed guide book which has been put together, available at the villa came also very handy for information, food options and activities on the island.
Finally, our super comfy bed and goose feather pillows (never seen in any other luxurious hotel in Indonesia) made it very hard to get out of the bed but the delicious breakfast options delivered to our villa were very convincing to take a step away from the bed:))
We can not recommend this place enough. Many thanks!"
Tugu Bali: "Unforgetable wedding ceremony"
Absolutely amazing place with very helpful and polite staff. Thanks to the manager And my dear friend who organized it I had the best small and informal wedding ceremony that I could ever stean of. Eventough It's pred expensive It's definitely worth the visit at least for the ambience and very nice appetizers.
Amata Lanna: "Great boutique hotel"
Awesome hotel with a really amazing staff that makes you feel welcome from the time you walk in. Rooms were very cozy and we enjoyed the nice firm bed! Close to the night bazar and city center. The staff also helped with taxi's and suggested a great spa that offered free transport! Overall a great time at the Amata Lanna
Manda De Laos: "Wow, what a great restaurant"
Had a set menu with different Laos appetizers and mains to try. Nice portions and such beautiful taste and presentation. It was WOW! Highly recommend. Book early
From the minute the engine on the boat turns off and the driver starts to paddle into the inlet towards the hotel you know this is good. Magical setting - good bar and restaurant, wonderful staff, great spa treatments, lots of activities can be arranged. Nothing is too much trouble.
"Me and my friend got stuck in Samui because of a monsoon, and made a quick decision to stay at Seadance. When we got there we immediately felt right at home, and all the staff made us feel like members of the family. The weather was not on our side during the stay, but Seadance went out of their way to keep us happy. They put together parties and live music nights in order for the guests to still have a good time, the restaurant made us delicious food (try the springrolls, the crispy snapper and the white Sangria!), they helped us organize the trip home and helped us with transportation. The room was wery nice and the beds super comfy. Most of all the atmosphere at the resort was amazing. Although this was our first stay, the management and the rest of the staff made us feel like we were regulars and old friends. We would love to come back again!Stayed January 2017, traveled with friends"
Dewakan: "Fabulous fine dining gastronomic experience"
If you want a superb fine dining experience with exquisitely adapted Malaysian cuisine, this is as good as it gets in KL. This restaurant is open only for dinner. Options are between a 5 course and a 10 course meal - from appetisers to dessert. All at the table must choose the same option of number of courses. Beautifully served and you will taste herbs, flowers and meats not seen on menus often. Service is unobtrusive, efficient and friendly. Good wines are on offer. Reservation needed and if you have dietary restrictions , need to advise them in advance. Chef Darren (or Darell) is extremely passionate and dishes out an outstanding fare - a la Master Chef style .
The food is stunning. the decor very modern. And, yes, as per other reviews, the tuna tartar is superb. We will be going back for seconds!