May I Recommend the Following Hotels to Your Clients?

April 30, 2014 by | Filed Under: Cambodia, Laos, Luxury Tourism, Myanmar, News, Thailand, Vietnam

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

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Gray Line Cruise, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

What are the surroundings like?

Gray Line Cruise operates a traditional wooden junk sailing ship for a two day, one night stay on Ha Long Bay, in northern Vietnam. Staying overnight on this ship is an unforgettable way to witness the serenity of the World Heritage site’s exceptional natural beauty.

What’s it like?

The ship has three decks and 14 luxury cabins in which each offers interiors with oak panelling, sea view bathrooms and a private sundeck balcony. Your traveler can enjoy the spectacular landscape of Ha Long Bay in between Tai Chi traditional martial arts, cooking lessons, swimming or kayaking.

Why do we think it’s special?

This cruise will charm your traveler with exquisite luxury, intimate settings and excellent customer service.

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OZO Samui, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

Where can we find this hotel?

This trendy and modern hotel has an excellent location on the beach in central Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand.

What’s it like?

OZO Samui is a chic design with small but very functional rooms in a three-story building. There are also semi-detached bungalow style units. The four star breakfast has lots of choices. Overall, this hotel is hip, funky and well priced.

What are alternative options to this hotel?

Another property on Chaweng Beach offering a similar experience is the Fenix Beach Resort Samui, a sister resort of the famous Le Fenix Sukhumvit on Bangkok’s nightlife Soi 11.

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Kiridara Hotel, Luang Prabang, Laos

Where can we find this hotel?

The Kiridara Hotel is located on a hilltop overlooking the old town of Luang Prabang and Mount Pousi. The views, when enjoying breakfast on the outside terrace near the pool, are stunning. Besides the hotel, the management also operates Kiridara Villa Ban Kili and Kiridara Villa Ban Visoun. Two properties of the same hotel, both located alongside the Nam Khan River between ancient monasteries and UNESCO protected World Heritage buildings.

What are the surroundings like?

This contemporary 4 star boutique hotel is situated amongst the ancient Buddhist temples and monasteries of the World Heritage old town of Luang Prabang. The hotel’s lush garden landscape surrounds an infinity pool and outdoor dining options each with panoramic views of the terraced gardens of the Nam Khan riverbanks. Kiridara adds a touch of elegance and charm to this tranquil setting.

Why do we think it’s special?

The staff is very welcoming and offer personal butler service. Meals are chef prepared and the spa features a range of holistic treatments that belong to the timeless healing traditions of the rich Laotian culture.

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Riverside @ Hsipaw Resort, Thipaw, Myanmar

Where can we find this hotel?

This resort is located in the town of Hsipaw (also known as Thipaw) in Shan State, Myanmar.  Hsipaw is 90 minutes by car to the closest airport in Lashio or five hours by car or local bus from Mandalay, the town from Kipling’s famous poem.

What are the surroundings like?

This resort of 20 large, ensuite bungalows is located on the bank of the Dokhtawady River opposite the town. There is a complimentary, short boat ride to get into Hsipaw that adds to the attraction of the riverside setting. This hotel is a very good starting point to launch a trekking tour as well as a comfortable place to relax after trekking.

What are alternative options to this hotel?

Guests looking for a similar experience as that provided at Riverside @ Hsipaw Resort, can opt for Mr. Charles Guest House, also in Hsipaw.

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Samsara Villa, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Where can we find this hotel?

This 3 star boutique hotel is centrally located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with easy access to main tourist sites such as the Royal Palace, the Killing Fields Memorial and the Central Market.

Why do we think it’s special?

Samsara Villa was originally built in 1963 but renovated in 2012. The renovation is very nicely done, keeping many of the original elements in place. This resulted in the boutique hotel having some history behind its charm and comfort.

Why do we like it?

Aside from easy access to the city, this small hotel of 20 rooms and suites has a nice pool, a restaurant and allows pets. Guests will feel like coming home after a day of city-sightseeing.

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Amiana “on the bay”, Nha Trang, Vietnam

Where can we find this hotel?

This luxurious beach resort takes its name from the famous resort destination, Nha Trang, on the coast of central Vietnam. The bay is recognized as one of the 29 most beautiful bays in the world.

What are the surroundings like?

Nha Trang is a seaside town on a sheltered bay. The bay is famous for having sunny weather and gentle sea breezes year round. Travelers can relax on the beach or explore the surroundings where small islands, sea caves, fishing villages and plenty of snorkeling opportunities await.

Why do we think it’s special?

Amiana “on the bay” has it all: a good location, excellent staff, two big swimming pools (one is salt water), a private beach, a restaurant with Western and Asian food, spa service and an overall relaxing atmosphere. It is a special and secluded paradise.