A-List Hotels for January

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

Things to do at Bayview - the beach resort - Myanmar

Bayview—The Beach Resort, Rakhine State, Myanmar

Where can we find this hotel?

This 5-star hotel is located on Ngapali Beach in Thandwe Township in the southwest of Myanmar (Burma).

Why do we like it?

This hotel has superb service and an attentive staff. The executive suites, with two separate bedrooms, both of which face the sea, are perfect for families.

What can we do in the surroundings?

Parents can watch the children playing at the beachfront right from their private balcony. The beach offers lots of activities that will make both parents and children happy.

things to do at Komodo Resort, Indonesia

Komodo Resort & Diving Club, East Nusa Tengara, Indonesia

Where can we find this hotel?

This 3-star resort is located at Sebayur Island, Komodo, Manggarai Barat, Flores.

What can we do in the surroundings?

The secluded island resort of only 14 eco-friendly bungalows is ideally located for travellers who want to visit Komodo National Park but would rather sleep in a resort than on a boat.

What are alternative options to this hotel?

The Plataran Komodo Resort, overlooking the sea in Labuan Bajo, Flores, is a good alternative for travelers who would rather stay in the capital city of Flores.

things to do - Room in Vanida, Hotel at Laos

Sala Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos

What’s it like?

This 3-star boutique hotel is a charming colonial style building situated along the Mekong riverbank in old town Luang Prabang. The location offers captivating views of both the Mekong River and mountains in the distance.

What are the surroundings like?

Luang Prabang’s old town district is perfect for strolling along small side streets to see colonial era shophouses converted to shops, spas and boutiques. The local culture is strongly represented in many beautiful temples and museums. Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage town.

What are alternative options to this hotel?

My Dream Boutique Resort is a good alternative place to stay in Luang Prabang.

things to do - Sochen Bungalows, Chi Pat Province, Hotel in Cambodia

Sochen Bungalows, Chi Pat Province, Cambodia

Where can we find this hotel?

These 2-star bungalows, located in a remote area of the Chi Pat Commune, are a great option for people visiting the area for trekking and wildlife spotting. Chi Pat is not far from Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh and can be reached within 3-4 hours.

What are the surroundings like?

This charming property is located on the edge of the forest next to a river that has many kingfisher birds fishing on the river at sunset. Visitors can even go for lobster catching in the evening. One can listen to the sounds of the forest but stay in complete comfort and tranquility.

What’s it like?

The bungalows are designed in an eco-friendly fashion using bamboo. The terrace overlooking the Stoeng Prat River has stunning views and is a great place to relax.

Things to do at Floating house in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

The Float House River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Why do we think it is special?

The Float House is a unique luxury retreat about 30 minutes drive from Kanchanaburi and the famous Bridge on the River Kwai. One arrives at the resort by a short, exhilarating, long tail boat ride along the scenic Kwai Noi River.

Why do we like it?

The location is picturesque and peaceful and particularly suits couples and honeymooners. The unique and high standard accommodations are traditional Thai style floating villas. Additionally, attractions such as the famous Death Railway bridge, the Hellfire Pass Museum and Erawan National Park are all within a 1-hour drive.

What are alternative options to this hotel?

The River Kwai Resotel, only a short walk from The Float House, offers a range of jungle chalet accommodations on the riverbank. The Resotel has a swimming pool and lush gardens overlooking the Kwai Noi River.

Things to do in the Mud House, Anamaduwa, Sri Lanka

The Mud House, Anamaduwa, Sri Lanka

Why do we like it?

The Mud House, built with sustainable natural materials and eco friendliness at the heart of its design, is a unique and international award winning retreat in the center of a large expanse of forest. Each building is designed for comfort and is perfect for nature lovers.

What are the surroundings like?

This eco lodge is surrounded by nature activities such as bird watching, kayaking, nature trails, cycling and exploring ancient temples. With a bit of a drive, travelers can join a leopard safari or go dolphin watching.

Why do we think it is special?

The small number of huts makes this property feel very spacious and private. The staff are fantastic and take pride in catering to every need of their guests.

Things to do at Essence hotel in Vietnam

Essence Hanoi Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

Where can we find this hotel?

This 4-star boutique hotel is located in the heart of the city center known as the Old Quarter of Hanoi in northern Vietnam

Why do we like it?

Essence Hanoi Hotel is perfect for families. They provide connecting rooms useful to families with small children and have wonderful customer service.

What can we do in the surroundings?

The hotel is only a 5-minute walk from shops and ten minutes walk from the most famous tourist attractions in Hanoi, such as the Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo (Hanoi Hilton) Prison, Hoan Kiem Lake, and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.