Our Selected Hotel Picks for November
Our November selection of great hotels from around the region, have all have been experienced by our Khiri Travel team – ensuring that you begin your 2018 holiday in the best frame of mind.
Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, Thailand
Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas is designed in the style of a southern Thai village with newly refurbished furniture and upholstery, modern amenities and contemporary details. Thai inspired architecture compliments charming décor of handpicked artwork and rich textiles.
Situated near Sirinath National Park on Phuket’s tranquil northwest coast, the resort opens onto a quiet expanse of Mai Khao Beach and the Andaman Sea, yet is just 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport and a short drive from the South’s bustling beaches.
An all-pool villa oasis, the resort’s collection of 91 truly luxurious one- to three-bedroom Pool Villas gives you a choice of private sanctuaries and romantic seclusion. Each of the villas house spectacular private pools with inset baths where you can spend your days enjoying the lush indigenous-inspired landscaping of renowned designer Bill Bensley. Inside, find everything you need for an intimate island escape.
A number of dining options are available including In-Villa Dining – in the privacy of your own Anantara villa; Sea-Fire-Salt, a beach-fronted seafood restaurant; and La Sala restaurant for some spicy lagoon-side fare with the best of Southern Thai cuisine. You can also enjoy tapas and drinks at The Tree House and the Infinity Bar for some relaxing poolside drinks.
For more soothing relief, experience revitalisation and relaxation through the indigenous techniques and traditional touches of the resort’s Spa, offering a broad range of treatments, such as traditional massage, elixirs, wraps and more in the open-air treatment rooms.
Treeline Urban Resort, Siem Reap, Cambodia
The Treeline Urban Resort is a new luxury-design hotel, due to launch in early November 2018. The new resort occupies a fantastic location, overlooking the Siem Reap River, only a short stroll from the old market and the centre of town.
It is owned by Hok Kang, a Cambodian entrepreneur and interior designer, who took on the role of designing the hotel personally, with a view to adding an innovative urban style hotel to the choice of local accommodations.
The 36 rooms and 12 suites feature elegant and contemporary designs with traditional Khmer style elements.
The Treeline Urban Resort’s most significant feature is its central courtyard, a natural tree-filled open space that includes a wraparound art gallery and a cascading water feature.
Named after the hotel’s owner, the Hok Noodle Bar & Grill is a lively Pan Asian restaurant featuring authentic Asian dishes ranging from Asian style tapas to noodle broths and stir-fries. Other amenities include a spa, rooftop pool and bar.
The Treeline Urban Resort is now completed and due to start welcoming guests on the 1st November.
Gili Meno Escape, Gili Meno, Indonesia
A lovely new hotel has just opened its doors on the beautiful island of Gili Meno, part of the Gili Island archipelago, just off the northwest coast of Lombok.
Called the Gili Meno Escape, the hotel which opened on September 1st, is the sister property of the already established Gili Air Escape, located on the neighboring island of Gili Air.
Bringing a touch of luxury to Gili Meno, Gili Meno Escape is a small boutique resort that offers only six traditional deluxe bungalows. Nestled in beautiful tropical gardens with palm trees and uninterrupted views of the pool and shore, the resort is literally moments from an unspoiled white sandy beach – a truly peaceful island getaway experience.
Guests at Gili Meno Escape can also enjoy quality service and all the mod-cons expected of an exclusive resort. What we at Khiri Travel like is that the hot water showers are powered by solar energy and breakfast can be served on the private terrace of each bungalow.
The Gili Islands are back and ready to offer clients the ultimate in Indonesia’s comfortable tropical island living!
Lao Poet Hotel, Vientiane, Laos
The Lao Poet Hotel is a brand new hotel comprising of 55 rooms and suites located in the center of Vientiane. It has a large rooftop infinity pool, rooftop bar and a restaurant on the second floor. The hotel’s ‘urban jungle’ theme brings together a modern touch with the décor of the late 1930s and includes retro furniture, chandeliers and exotic plants.
Lao Poet offers three room types: Urban Classic, Urban Deluxe and Poet Suite. All rooms – each with a well-stocked minibar – are decorated in the same urban jungle theme and feature a refreshing tropical ambiance. Many of the rooms are interconnecting making it a great choice for groups of friends, families or business travelers.
One of the main highlights of this urban hotel is the large rooftop infinity pool with great views of the city and the Mekong River, a perfect location to relax and enjoy the panorama with a cocktail or Beerlao. Other facilities include a well-equipped sauna, meeting rooms, parking, reception and a fitness center (coming soon).
During our inspection of the hotel, we also found hotel staff to be very attentive and friendly and there is a welcoming and relaxing ambience, which makes this new property a good addition to Vientiane’s portfolio of accommodation choices.
Wa Ale Resort, Myanmar
Wa Ale Island Resort, dubbed Myanmar’s hottest new barefoot luxury and eco-chic island resort, opened its doors to visitors on October 1st.
The resort is named after the 9,000-acre Wa Ale Island, one of a cluster of 800 islands in the Andaman Sea. The island is part of the vast Lampi Marine National Park, an ASEAN Marine Heritage site, whose crystal clear, turquoise waters teem with marine life.
Wa Ale Island Resort is a nature lover’s paradise and is the ultimate destination for those seeking aquatic adventure. Dive the deep emerald waters, snorkel endless reefs, paddle board or kayak through the mangroves.
Constructed using reclaimed and local materials, each tented Villa has been erected to have minimal impact on the environment and is the ultimate in comfort and design.
Heritage Line Cruises, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Heritage Line is a distinguished cruise line operating boats along the most scenic waterways in Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam. In Ha Long Bay, it operates two 1930’s Indochinese wooden boats, named Violet and Jasmine – each with its particular charm and charisma.
Four spacious decks and 23 elegant rooms, intricately decorated with 1930s Indochina-styled wooden décor characterize Jasmine. Her interiors feature polished wood in all areas making for a distinctive homey feel and her three large, tawny sails underline her stately sense of pride. Guests will appreciate the spacious, airy dining areas which offer just the right amount of privacy.
The exquisite Violet is a pure retreat with only six luxurious suites, all featuring imposing art deco Indochinese interiors and individual design themes. With its gleaming wooden flooring, opulent silks and velvets and carefully selected artifacts, the Violet is unrivaled among luxurious vessels in Ha Long Bay.
Ginger is Heritage Line’s newly launched vessel cruising the waters of Lan Ha Bay, a part of Ha Long Bay. The new craft incorporates an enjoyable lifestyle theme and lavish facilities, including a large spa with steam bath, a glass-surrounded restaurant with open kitchen for live cooking performances, and a pool on the terrace deck offering 360-degree views on the scenery. The ship features only 12 spacious suites in three uniquely decorated room categories. All rooms have private balconies with sun chairs and other luxury amenities.
Yala Yodakandiya, Sri Lanka
Taru Villas management have announced their latest addition to their collection, the Yala Yodakandiya, a stylish two-bedroom oasis in the serene rural countryside close to Sri Lanka’s best-loved wildlife sanctuary, Yala National Park.
Situated in the small village Tissamaharama, surrounded by traditional Chena farms, this is the perfect place to soothe your senses after the heat and dust of a safari through the rugged terrain of the park.
This beautiful private villa, hidden in lovely natural surroundings, offers a contemporary style bedroom, your very own open-plan living, and dining area and a delicious selection of local dishes to keep you in the best of health. Meticulous attention to detail is all part of the service provided by Kasun, the villa manager, a keen amateur naturalist, who will also take you on a wonderful exploration of Yala park.
Stroll in the four-acre gardens and observe squirrels, birds, and small animals in their natural setting far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Yala Yodakandiya really provides you with the opportunity to get off the beaten track and relax in nature, where you’ll wake up in luxurious comfort with only the distant chanting from the village temple to keep you company.