Authentic Accommodations for October

October 1, 2014 by | Filed Under: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Luxury Tourism, Myanmar, News, Thailand, Vietnam

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

Harmony Hotel Phnom Penh Cambodia

Harmony Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Where can we find this hotel?

This bed and breakfast boutique hotel is located on Street 148 of the Daun Penh district of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital.

What are the surroundings like?

Harmony Hotel is very close to Kandal Market and only a one-minute walk to the riverside. The rooms have a nice view of the Tonle Sap River and the evening sunset.

What’s it like?

This brand new modern style hotel is 11 stories tall. Each of its 69 rooms is large and bright with hardwood floors. The open-air rooftop has a swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

 

Alcove Library Hotel Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam

The Alcove Library Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Where can we find this hotel?

This small boutique hotel is located in Ho Chi Minh City, a little further away from the downtown action and in a nice local residential area.

Why do we think it’s special?

As the name says, the hotel lobby is an extensive library that offers a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books for guests to borrow during their stay. All 26 rooms are spacious, clean and modern and the staff are very attentive and helpful.

What can we do in the surroundings?

The Alcove Library Hotel, located only ten minutes away from the highlights of HCMC, is a perfect getaway from the bustling city center and is recommended for guests who plan to stay a few days to explore the city.

 

U Sapa Hotel Vietnam

U Sapa Hotel, Sapa, Vietnam

Why do we like it?

This new 4-star hotel, designed in the French colonial style, has large, clean rooms with beautiful views of the village. It also has great customer service.

Where can we find this hotel?

U Sapa opened it doors this year and offers its guests a privileged location, right in the heart of Sapa, Vietnam.

What can we do in the surroundings?

Take a walk around this ideal location. A local market, shops and the main sightseeing sites are just a short walk from the hotel.

 

The Siam - Bangkok riverside  hotel, Thailand

The Siam, Bangkok, Thailand

Why do we think it is special?

The Siam is a 5-star, modern boutique hotel with large airy rooms designed by Bill Bensly. Its urban setting on the Chao Praya River is a unique combination of Asia and modern. For those guests who are camera buffs, the hotel has a screening room containing a huge display of antique cameras.

What can we do in the surroundings?

Located in the Dusit royal district of Bangkok, the Phayathai Palace and Vimanmek Mansion, both open to visitors, are both great showcases of the Thai royal way of life. The hotel also provides cooking classes and Muay Thai lessons.

What’s it like?

The decorations are a perfect mix of luxury and antique items. There are suites, pool villas and a traditional Thai House for the dinning area. The surrounding garden greenery guarantees a

peaceful environment around the hotel.

 

Dusan Jogja Village Inn, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Dusan Jogja Village Inn, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Where can we find this hotel?

This 3-star hotel is located in Yogyakarta on the island of Java in Indonesia.

Why do we like it?

Stepping into this inn from the chaos outside on the main street is like entering into an oasis of relaxation. Beautiful, traditional Javanese architecture is surrounded by greenery and accompanied by a luxuriant salt-water pool. In addition, the hotel offers yoga classes, a theater room and an excellent spa.

What are alternative options to this hotel?

The Eclipse Hotel has comfortable, clean rooms in a nice area with many restaurants nearby.

 

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang, Laos

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang, Laos

Where can we find this hotel?

Situated atop a hill, the 4-star Belmond La Residence offers fascinating sunrise and mountain views of the UNESCO town of Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.

Why do we think it is special?

This hotel is a very lovely place to relax and escape from the crowds of town. It’s well known for its most romantic dining called “500 Candles Dinner.” The service is excellent with a captivating panoramic view from the pool.

What are alternative options to this hotel?

The Hotel de La Paix is a great alternative as it has a similar standard of luxury and is also situated atop a hill, with a view of Mt. Phousi.

 

Hotel Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min, Inle Lake, Myanmar

Hotel Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min, Inle Lake, Myanmar

What are the surroundings like?

This new Novotel is perhaps the best hotel so far at Inle Lake. Located by (but not on) the lake, guests are not restricted to traveling by boat. One can explore the hinterland towards the east, either on foot or by bicycle.

Why do we like it?

Accor Novotel as a hotel chain introduced their high standard of spacious and extraordinarily beautiful rooms to the Inle Lake area. Details such as a pool with hot water and the tastefully designed guest rooms make a stay at Inle Lake a memorable one.

The hotel management has also taken active measures to protect the environment of the lake and achieve a high degree of sustainability, a business model that is urgently needed for the lake’s fragile ecosystem.

What are alternative options to this hotel?

Villa Inle, located not too far from the Novotel is a good option for guests to stay as well.

 

Peninsula, Spa-Lounge, Bangkok riverside hotel, Thailand

The Peninsula Bangkok, Thailand

Where can we find this hotel?

The 5-star Peninsula is on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River nearby to Asiatique night market area.

Why do we think it is special?

Each room has a view of the river, the lifeline of Bangkok. It is also famous for its Thai spa and massage. The hotel’s huge concierge counter in the lobby is very professional and responds quickly to serve every guest. There is even a helipad on the rooftop to provide express transfer service.

What are alternative options to this hotel?

There are numerous other 5-star riverside hotels on both sides of the river.

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