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Discover Khiri Travel’s top hotel picks in Asia for February 2020

February 26, 2020 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: ,

See which hotels have made our top picks in South East Asia this February.

 

U Inchantree Kanchanaburi, Thailand

U Inchantree Kanchanaburi is a splendid boutique river lodge located on the north bank of the Kwai River close to the world famous ‘bridge over the River Kwai’. 

There are a total of 50 rooms and suites divided over two buildings with the Superior rooms and Suites just 20 meters from the river. These rooms are set around a spacious courtyard dominated by an ancient “Inchantree” which gives the resort its name.

The overall design of the resort is rustic with beautifully landscaped gardens around the property. The hotel restaurant ‘Peppers’ is located next to the swimming pool and has spectacular views of the River Kwai. There is a sunset terrace lounge suspended over the edge of the river where guests can watch kingfishers darting over the water and trains rumbling over the River Kwai Bridge.

U Inchantree Kanchanaburi has a unique hotel service concept which includes 24-hour rooms, allowing guests the luxury to enjoy their room for 24 hours from the moment of arrival. Another plus is the ability to have your breakfast whenever and wherever you want during your stay, international and local calls at cost, pre-selected amenities that guests can select from the online U Choose programme and much more.

For more information and bookings please contact: [email protected].

 

White Mansion Boutique Hotel, Cambodia

The White Mansion Boutique Hotel in Phnom Penh is a beautiful heritage hotel located in the heart of the city. The building was previously the United States’ Embassy and it still exudes stateliness and luxury. Beautifully renovated, the White Mansion is located in one of the nicest streets in Phnom Penh: street #240. The affluent area is also home to cozy coffee shops, clothing boutiques and only 10 minutes away from the Riverside area and Mekong River.

The rooms are beautifully designed and combine dark wooden details with a bright interior.

The complimentary breakfast at the famous Eric Kayser French Cafe and Bakery is absolutely delicious and available from 6am until 5pm. Enjoy a complimentary Khmer massage at the Hotel Spa or relax on one of the sunbeds by the pool.

For more information and bookings please contact: [email protected].

 

Wapa di Ume in Sidemen, Bali, Indonesia

Set in the shadows of the mighty Mount Agung, Sidemen is quintessentially Bali with its beautiful panoramic rice terraces, quaint little villages and rolling green hills as far as the eye can see. Still relatively untouched by tourism, it is a place to unwind and enjoy the idyllic beauty of this magical island. 

Wapa di Ume Sidemen is a five star boutique resort with 360 degree panoramic hillside views of this beautiful region overlooking Bali’s tallest volcano Mount Agung. With rice fields as far as the eye can see, the resort is a peaceful hideaway from the more hectic side of Bali.

The resort facilities are top class. The property boasts two beautiful multi-level swimming pools where you can relax in the cool shade amidst the lush tropical surroundings. Both swimming pools also feature a pool bar.

There is something for everyone here, and for those looking to stay active, why not borrow a bicycle from the resort and explore the surroundings or visit the fitness center. For those looking to wind down, enjoy a yoga practice or else indulge in a treatment at Kapha Spa, designed to blissfully balance the body and mind in an oasis of tranquility.

For more information and bookings please contact: [email protected].

 

Salay River View Inn, Myanmar

Once a bustling trading port along the Irrawaddy River, Salay is now a sleepy village filled with British-Colonial architectural treasures, timeless teak monasteries, and friendly smiling locals. Surrounded by lush tropical greenery, Salay River View Inn is set on  the banks of the Irrawaddy River. This charming, secluded property gives you a real glimpse of authentic rural life in Myanmar whilst located just one and a half hours by car from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bagan. 

The hotel features a spacious and lush garden overlooking the river and an open-air restaurant that serves delicious home-cooked meals and other local specialties. The 14 rooms are bright and comfortable and the friendly hotel staff has been trained by the owners, who also organize English classes for the local community. The staff is eager to practice their English and hospitality skills with visitors. Salay River View Inn is a great place to have a comfortable stay with a stunning river view which will leave you with an unforgettable authentic experience.

Nextdoor to the hotel is Salay House, a British colonial house dating back to 1906. The owners of the hotel renovated this riverside warehouse in order to provide income and employment for the local community and to promote tourism to the area. They have transformed it into a local shop selling handmade artistries and have filled it with many historic artifacts and antiques which will certainly entertain the curiosity of many. 

For more information and bookings please contact: [email protected].

 

Lak Tented Camp, Vietnam 

Perched on a small hill overlooking the picturesque Lak lake, Lak Tented Camp is the perfect place to unwind and bask in your peaceful surroundings. Sprawled out over almost 5 hectares, This eco-friendly resort offers you a truly authentic stay. The lakeview tented Lodges and lakefront Wooden Bungalows have been designed in harmony with local architecture, seamlessly incorporating the traditional elements of the region into the design and feel of the property. The all-day dining restaurant serves up local delicacies in a traditional Vietnamese M’Nong long-house and there are two terraces on the water for alfresco dining.

Why not get to know the area with an M’Nong cultural village walk, a guided immersion bike tour or go on a city tour to nearby Buon Ma Thuot? For the adventurous types, there are several waterfall treks ranging in difficulty and duration. You can explore your immediate surroundings by foot or bicycle, enjoy the lake by boat, go fishing, kayaking, take part in a cooking class, enjoy a hands-on handicraft class and much, much more.

There are daily flights from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang to Buon Ma Thuot Airport. From there, it is a one hour drive to Lien Son town where you board a small private boat to the Lak Tented Camp. Another option is to drive from Nha Trang to the lodge which takes about four hours.

For more information and bookings please contact: [email protected].

 

The Mud House, Anamaduwa, Sri Lanka

The Mud House is a community-based project near the small town of Anamaduwa, located in the North West of Sri Lanka. The project is committed to the principles of responsible, community-based tourism and aims to create as much local employment as possible and, through retaining largely traditional processes, remains deliberately labor-intensive.

Imagine thick-walled mud huts covered with a thatched roof, outdoor bathrooms and plenty of hammocks and cushions around you to relax in. The property is located in the forest, on a lake and is surrounded by nature, with plenty of birdlife, monkeys and even barking deers. There are a lot of seasonal activities such as walking through the nature trails, bird-watching, picnics by the lakes and kayaking which are all included in the rates.  An ideal place to explore on foot or by bicycle.

For more information and bookings please contact: [email protected].

 

Souphattra Hotel, Luang Prabang, Laos

Souphattra Hotel is the latest addition to the eclectic Luang Prabang hotel scene. Opening its doors at the end of 2019, Souphattra is located a short 5-minute ride or 15-minute walk to the center of town. Free bicycles and shuttle tuk-tuks are also available at the hotel.

Built in a charming French-Lao colonial-style, the property is located in the UNESCO World Heritage area of the city. It features 37 rooms fusing timeless luxury with contemporary comfort whilst having preserved the original layout and details.

The restaurant offers a stunning combination of thoughtful design and traditional Lao cuisine. In fact, the word “Derm” means “traditional” in Lao. Their team of expert chefs has created a range of mouth-watering traditional authentic Lao dishes as well as a wide range of Western Cuisine.

The hotel amenities include a 25-meter swimming pool, a pool bar, and a relaxing coconut grove garden. The in-house spa offers a variety of treatments and packages carefully crafted and tailored to the individual creating a balance of Holistic Wellness for every guest.

For more information and bookings please contact: [email protected].

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