"If you're planning your trip to SL then you MUST include 2 nights at Noel's Leopard Safari!
Everything about the trip was fantastic! We had an ongoing joke during our safaris that the guides have called the animals in advance to tell them we were coming. Everytime we said ""It would be cool to see .... (insert animal here)"" they just miraculously appeared! It was quite mental actually. Leopard and jackal and sloth bear and monkeys and elephants and tons of birds and crocodiles and and and!
The park is beautiful and the guides Say and Praneeth are so enthusiastic and they know everything about the wildlife and flora. It's really great to be with guides that clearly love what they are doing and have such great respect for our beautiful nature.
The camp is luxury camping to say the least. We had the AC tent, hot water, plenty of plug points. They even have good internet connection at the lounge area. Pretty impressive for a camp in the middle of nowhere.
Even the bugs were blissfully sparse when we were there. Heads up that this is seasonal off course. The experience was worth every penny!"
talabgaon castle: "Family owned Castle in the Indian countryside"
A group of four friends on the way from Jaipur to Ranthambore stopped at this magical place. It was like stepping back into time, when life was slower, and more elegant. The hotel is the generations old great-house of a noble family from Jaipur, who also happen to be some of the best polo players in India! The grounds include a polo field, gorgeous pool, and lots of little paths that criss-cross the gardens. The family treats you like a guest and like a member of the family — while we were there we were treated to a beautiful supper on the grass in the late afternoon sun — magical! All the rooms have been renovated and have amazing marble floors and fabulous baths, each with its own unique series of nooks and windows with amazing views of the countryside. The little village that is just outside the gates of the castle is charming too. What a delightful contrast to all the business that is India. A great place to relax and experience life at an Indian family 'home.'
Tugu Lombok: "Wonderful stay at Lombok"
"Amazing hotel... Quiet, marvelous decor, beach access, good selection of food & amazing staff - all very attentive to your needs. We had a very particular bathroom but all so nice. One memorable stay at Hotel Tugu! And very happy we included it with our Bali trip.
Rak Ko Jae Seoul: "Perfect last 2 nights in Seoul at this hidden gem"
"I stumbled upon RakKoJae as I was searching for unique experiences in Seoul. Sure enough, staying at RakKoJae was one of the highlights of my first trip to South Korea. I thought spending my last 2 nights here before I fly home would wrap up my travel great, and it did. Now where do I begin? The hanok guesthouse - Simply beautiful, tasteful, and serene. First night I stayed in Master bedroom, second night in Far bedroom. I love both rooms. But beyond the rooms, RakKoJae really gives you a wholesome experience. You aren’t staying in rooms. You are staying in a beautiful hanok house The experience - The natural jade flooring is awesome. It gives you the cool relaxing feel, especially in spring/summer season. The hinoki wooden bathtub is also great. The Korean breakfast is one you have to try in the morning (it’s really good). You could also try on hanbok during breakfast time. Fun to wear it, take photos, with hanok environment as Instagram-worthy-background. Don’t forget to try out the yellow mud sauna. I stayed for about 30 mins, sweating but feeling anxious at the same time. It was really soothing that I almost fell asleep! The staff - Mr. Kim, the General Manager, was really attentive and helpful since the beginning of reservation, during my stay, until bidding me farewell as I leave RakKoJae for the airport. Thank you for your kindness and your hospitality On my last night, it was drizzling in Seoul. Relaxing on RakKoJae’s patio, reading a book, and enjoying the house’s evening view? Couldn’t ask for a better experience. I shall return one day and try Patio Room next time :)"
Nimmu House: "beautiful home stay"
"beautiful heritage property with all modern amenities.
The tiny entrance itself speaks about its character.
French touch to Ladhki house was pretty fusion.
Tents were also beautiful.
Our Hostess Sonam was also very hospitable.
A lovely feel over all."
"Very beautiful villas with private pool and top breakfast. Breakfast is brought to the villa. The location is seeking super man is anywhere fast with the hotel's bike. In addition, there are subtle fruit juices and iced coffee .... Always happy again. Thank you
I had an outstanding stay at this Safari camp 2 weeks ago. The staff treated us like royalty, making sure every single detail of my stay was perfection. I had the privilege of being hosted by Noel and Cecile, the owners, and had equally great attention from all of the other staff in their absence. The safari guides, Sanj, Damian and Prameet all went the extra mile to ensure our visits were full of wildlife sightings, all knowledgeable in the flora and fauna seen. The food served at each meal is fantastic and abundant. The accommodations are appropriately rustic and comfortable. Can't wait to go back!
David’s Kitchen: "Great dining experience at David’s Kitchen"
"My husband and I read the reviews on TripAdvisor and made a reservation at Davids. What a great experience. We met David upon entering the restaurant and welcomed us to his restaurant. He was genuinely engaged in conversation and we knew we would be in for a treat that evening. The food was wonderful, started with the salmon salad and spicy fish salad and both had fish dishes. The restaurant had a great ambiance with an upscale but not stuffy feel. What was really impressive besides having a dinner that was more than just good food, but a great experience was that David sent a follow up email the next day thanking us for dining at his restaurant and wishing us well on our next location on our trip. When does the owner ever send a follow up email?! Bravo, David! We loved the experience and already recommend your restaurant to a friend that is visiting chiang mai soon."
Maison Polanka: "A little slice of paradise"
Tucked away down a maze of non-descipt unpaved lane, the gates open, and you are in a little slice of paradise. A garden you can tell has been tended for with love and care. Traditional wooded huts on stilts that house 5 rooms. Each room is different, spacious, simple and tasteful decor. We stayed 4 nights in the Yellow Room and loved it: it's at the far end, so very quiet. Loved the lemongrass essence burning when we checked in. Windows looking out to greenery. Bed is very comfortable. The bathrooom is spacious and bright with very high ceiling and a skylight. There is a smallish but beautiful pool, we had a swim every day after a morning's sight-seeing, then lunch at the pool side restaurant. The food is delicious: my first taste of Cambodian, a bit like Thai and Vietnamese, but more delicate flavours. Dinner at the pool side is wonderful, quiet, great food, great wine, very attentive service. There is a dog, a rabbit, a cat...Don't stay in a run-of-the-mill 5 star chain, I warmly recommend Maison Polanka, it's a stay you will remember
"Un endroit étonnant en dehors du temps. 6 magnifiques bungalows en bois gérés par une école hôtelière, un restaurant utilisant les cultures faites sur place, de gros efforts écologiques qui devraient être un modèle pour tout le lac Inle qui se meurt, un conservatoire de chats birmans (disparus de Birmanie et réimplantés un peu artificiellement ici, mais du coup les chats sont quasiment en chambre d'isolement pour conserver leur pureté), une atmosphère sympathique et très attentive. Petits défauts : évidemment pas de piscine, un peu bruyant de par le passage incessants des pirogues. Stayed April 2017, traveled with family"