Merit Worthy March Hotels

Khiri Travel’s roundup of new and intriguing hotel options from around the region.

things to do at Myanmar - hotel - Kandawgyi Hotel

Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

Where can we find this hotel?

Located in a green oasis in the heart of Yangon, this 5-star hotel sits on the waterfront of the beautiful Kandawgyi Lake not far from the Yangon Zoo and Shwedagon Pagoda.

What’s it like?

The hotel’s construction is a wooden structure that allows the building to blend into the surrounding landscape. The rooms are spacious with excellent views of the gardens or lake. One of the finest hotels in the country, the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel is the training center for Myanmar’s best hotel staff members for the last twenty years.

What are the surroundings like?

The garden is perfect for a stroll away from the heat and congestion of Yangon’s busy streets while the pool by the lake offers a restful place to relax and unwind.

 

things to do at Cambodia - Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor,

Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

What’s it like?

The Raffles Angkor is a spectacular 5-star hotel opposite the Royal Residence in Siem Reap. Known as the first hotel in Siem Reap, the Raffles is a magnificent display of design and fine décor. The main rooms and guest rooms still maintain the traditional style and elegance of the French colonial period.

Why do we think it is special?

The Apsara dinner and dance show of traditional Khmer dance and martial arts is held at the hotel’s Apsara Terrace. Of course this is one of the most exclusive hotels on offer in Siem Reap, Cambodia’s temple capital. Guests are bound to have an unforgettable stay.

What are the alternative options to this hotel?

The Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Gold and Spa Resort is another 5-star accommodation in Siem Reap.

 

things to do at Khao Yai - hotel and resort - Thailand

Khao Yai Nature Life & Tours Resort

Where can we find this hotel?

This 3-star resort is a relaxing hideaway surrounded by the forest greenery in Khao Yai National Park, about a 3-hour drive northeast from Bangkok.

Why do we think it is special?

Khao Yai Nature Life & Tours Resort is a local business that fosters a sense of pride in local traditions and protecting the environment of the national park. The hospitality of the local staff is very friendly and the restaurant serves both Thai and European dishes.

What can we do in the surroundings?

Khao Yai National Park is a forest playground for activities such as hiking on trails to waterfalls or to see the park’s wildlife including wild elephants, gibbons, hornbills and many other bird species.

 

things to do at Nusa Bay Menjangan

Nusa Bay Menjangan, West Bali, Indonesia

What’s it like?

This brand new resort opening in July 2015 will feature lanai cottages and villas that will blend seamlessly with the jungle landscape. The property is designed to reflect the nature of the surrounding West Bali National Park with the architecture and comfort of traditional Balinese style.

Why do we like it?

Located in the far corner of the island of Bali, this resort has a secluded white sand beach from which to enjoy the crystal clear water of the coral-laden ocean. All around the resort is the protected natural habitat of West Bali National Park to explore for many species of wildlife such as birds, deer and silver leaf monkeys.

What can we do in the surroundings?

Besides the water activities such as swimming, snorkeling and canoeing, the national park offers cycling and nature treks. Closer to home, the resort has excellent spa facilities. The art of massage has long played an important part in Balinese healthy living.

 

990 Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa - Sri Lanka

Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa, Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Where can we find this hotel?

This new luxurious beach villa resort is located in Mirissa, a town on the southern coast of Sri Lanka west of Galle.

Why do we think it is special?

A blend of modern chic and charming traditional aesthetics, the resort villas offer a perfect place for unprecedented comfort and privacy. Each en-suite villa is a secluded sanctuary with panoramic views of the coastline.

What are the surroundings like?

This amazing beach location also has a giant pool for a relaxing swim or to sip a cocktail as the sun goes down. Local fishermen walk by on the beach selling fresh octopus.

 

things to do at Vietnam - hotel - Forest Floor Lodge

Forest Floor Lodge, Cat Tien National Park, South Vietnam

Where can we find this hotel?

Forest Floor Lodge is located at the perimeter of Cat Tien National Park. About 150 km north of Ho Chi Minh City, it can be reached by our private car in about 3 hours.

Why do we like it?

Located on the perimeter of the national park, Forest Floor Lodge provides a peaceful, relaxing escape to nature. There are two options for room selection: luxury tents built on elevated wooden platforms or Vietnamese wooden bungalows with private verandas. Our guests contribute to the local economy as well as raise awareness of the need to respect the environment.

What can we do in the surroundings?

The surroundings are the protected tropical rainforest of Cat Tien National Park. Guests at the lodge can take a trek or night safari to see native wildlife. Cat Tien is also a great location for those who love bird watching.

 

things to do at Le Sen Boutique Hotel - Laos

Le Sen Boutique Hotel, Luang Prabang, Laos

What’s it like?

A boutique style 3-star accommodation, Le Sen is situated in the heart of the old city, Luang Prabang, with a beautiful garden, welcoming staff and luxurious room decorations.

What can we do in the surroundings?

For relaxation, there is a nice swimming pool. Luang Prabang is also an excellent place to go out walking to explore lots of small temples and back streets full of shophouses, cafes and art galleries. There are viewpoints along the riversides, a Royal Palace museum, and a hike up Phousi Hill to see the sunset over the Mekong River.

What are alternative options to this hotel?

The Sala Prabang is a historic cottage and villa that were the former residence of the first Prime Minister of Laos.

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