Hotels to Try for July

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

990 Bukit Lawang

Ecolodge Bukit Lawang Cottages, Sumatra, Indonesia

Where can we find this hotel?

The ecolodge is nestled in the rain forest bordering the Gunung Leuser National Park on the banks of the Bohorok River in northern Sumatra. The closest airport is 80 km away in Medan.

What’s it like?

This 2-star resort consists of four lodge buildings. Each building is unique in design but all are constructed using eco-friendly materials such as bamboo and rattan sourced from nearby villages. The Thomas Leaf Monkey Rooms feature a guci, a traditional Indonesian shower in a private but open-roofed bathroom.

Why do we think it is special?

Designed to serve as a model for a sustainable livelihood project, running the ecolodge is just one of the activities of the Bohorok Environmental Education Center. Besides, the staff are incredibly friendly.

What can we do in the surroundings?

This hotel provides a unique opportunity to commune with nature and enjoy the tropical rain forest. Your travelers can easily trek into the Sumatran jungle and see orangutans, bat caves and go rafting or tubing on the Bohorok River.

 

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Alma Courtyard, Hoi An, Vietnam

Why do we like it?

Alma Courtyard Hotel is a new and unique resort located in the heart of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage, ancient seaport town. The resort has 144 rooms and we think it’s a great location to stay for travelers taking up a family vacation to a romantic getaway.

Why do we think it’s special?

This resort provides a perfect place where travelers can relax in comfort within peaceful surroundings. There is a complementary “wellness journey” offered each day including steam sauna, choice of massage and Tai Chi movement and meditation practice.

What can we do in the surroundings?

Within a short distance, Hoi An has plenty of historic and cultural places to visit such as the Cham Islands, Danang, Hue and My Son Sanctuary.

 

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288 Boutique Villa, Siem Reap, Cambodia

What’s it like?

288 Boutique Villa offers 25 well-appointed rooms with modern amenities. Being a small intimate hotel, they are able to provide every guest personalized service. With a swimming pool, an in house restaurant and a spa, this small hotel has a comfortable and relaxed Asian ambiance ideal for families and tired travelers.

What can we do in the surroundings?

The 288 Boutique Villa affords a great location in the center of Siem Reap City close to the Central Market, Old Market, Angkor Night Market, the National Museum and the Royal Residence.

What are alternatives options to this hotel?

Another charming boutique hotel in Siem Reap that you can compare the 288 Boutique Villa with is La Niche d’Angkor. It’s located on Street 27.

 

Kandawgyi Palace Hotel

Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

Where can we find this hotel?

This 5-star hotel is located in central Yangon on Kandawgyi Lake (Royal Lake) with a wonderful view of Shwedagon Pagoda and the famous Royal Barge also known as the floating Karaweik Restaurant.

Why do we like it?

The traditional Burmese wooden architecture and its beautiful garden make this hotel an elegant and quiet retreat in an otherwise busy city. The hotel gardens extend into the adjacent walkways of tranquil Kandawgyi Park.

What can we do in the surroundings?

The number one place to visit in Yangon, the Shwedagon Pagoda is only a five to ten minute walk. This hotel is also walking distance to Peoples Park and the striking Royal Barge, also on Kandawgyi Lake. Downtown Yangon, with major shopping venues and sightseeing spots, is only minutes away by taxi.

What are alternative options to this hotel?

Another luxury hotel on the Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon is The Inya Lake Hotel, you can read a bit more about this unique icon here.

 

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U Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand

Where can we find this hotel?

This new 5-story design hotel is located at 81 Sukhumvit Soi 15 close to shopping malls such as the trendy Terminal 21, the BTS sky train, and many pubs, discos and restaurants.

Why do we like it?

This new hotel has a policy that their guests can stay for 24 hours regardless of check in time. Also, breakfast is available at any time of day or night. The hotel restaurant offers an enticing array of cuisine with a strong focus on traditional Thai dishes presented in an innovative way.

Why do we think it’s special?

The hotel has decorated each floor in the style of one particular region of Thailand: North, Northeast, East, Central and South.

 

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Hotel 3 Nagas, Luang Prabang, Laos

What’s it like?

This 3.5-star hotel is a small, charming boutique hotel comprised of three superbly restored UNESCO World Heritage buildings more than a century old.

Where can we find this hotel?

3 Nagas is located on Sakkaline Road in the Ban Vat Nong district of the old town Luang Prabang. It is only a short walk to many choices of shops, cafes and the temples for which Luang Prabang is famous.

What can we do in the surroundings?

The hotel is located on a quiet street, which in one direction becomes “walking street” with colonial shop houses restored as craft shops, business offices, cafes and guesthouses. About 10 minutes more walking brings you to the National Museum, Phousi Hill stairway and the Night Market. In the other direction, a short walk leads to quaint residential side streets interspersed with lovely temples.

Why do we like it?

Aside from the outstanding restored architecture in the interior and exterior, the restaurant, known for fine dining, especially for a sumptuous dinner has a menu of humble dishes to chef’s specialties, featuring authentic Lao cuisine presented with a touch of French flair.

 

990Hotel Recommendation Topas Ecolodge

Topas Ecolodge, Sapa, Vietnam

Where can we find this hotel?

This 4-star hotel is situated on the top of a hill in a national park about 45 minutes outside of Sapa, Vietnam. Each of the property’s bungalows has a balcony in order for the guests to appreciate the breathtaking views of the valley and distant mountain vistas.

What are the surroundings like?

Guests can undertake activities such as trekking, hiking, biking in the immediate surroundings as well as visit different minority groups in Sapa. The northern mountains of Vietnam showcase unforgettable scenery of rice paddies.

Why do we like it?

The ecolodge’s business model is based on sustainable principles to ensure that the lodge has a minimum impact on the surrounding environment. Ninety percent of the staff is from the valley’s local minority.

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