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Our Selected Hotels in Asia for October

October 24, 2019 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: ,

Our selected hotels for October are found in some of Southeast Asia’s most spectacular destinations.


Fox Resorts Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Fox Resorts Jaffna, a 110-year-old colonial manor, has been renovated into a cozy 28-room property. It’s one of our favorite places to stay while exploring Jaffna. With several rooms in its main building, a number of villas overlook the beautifully landscaped garden and large pool area.

Deluxe rooms are separated into blocks named after famous Sri Lankan painters, while each room’s interior décor features paintings by local artists. In addition, the hotel staff are attentive and welcoming, making this property a great choice while staying in Jaffna.

One of the highlights of the hotel is its network of underground tunnels and bunkers which have now been converted into an Art Gallery.  This serves as a reminder that the same house was once used as a financial hub for the LTTE militia during the 30-year Sri Lankan civil war. Near the pool side lies a replica of the yazh, a harp with gut strings, which is the symbol of ancient Tamil music and has now evolved into the modern-day veena.

Khiri Travel Sri Lanka is the first DMC in the region to work directly with Tamil guides and locals – opening up the lesser known regions to adventurous travelers. We always respect the history, culture, and traditions of the North without ignoring the country’s civil conflict and troubled past. Travel is about discovery and Jaffna certainly has a special place in Sri Lanka.

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


La Siesta Premium Hang Be, Hanoi, Vietnam

La Siesta Premium Hang Be, with its chic decor, is at the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter: a vibrant and historical street. In ancient times, the storefront traded ‘be’ – a versatile type of wooden boat. It’s now one of the town’s top luxury boutique hotels.

The quaint streets around the hotel are full of cafes, restaurants, and tailor shops. We recommend window-shopping at the many traditional handicraft stalls nearby. La Siesta Premium Hang Be balances classic french-colonial charm with Asian touches. The traditional features and elegant period furnishings create an air of harmony and decadence.

An insider tip: this property is a great choice for high-end clients. It offers breathtaking views from its sky bar, personalized service, and swanky accommodations – including duplex and penthouse suites.

La Siesta Premium Hang Be is part of La Siesta Hotels under the Elegance Hospitality group, with a total of nine hotels in Hanoi and Hoi An.

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


Villa Mahabhirom, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Located within walking distance to the historic Wat U-Mong and Baan Kang Wat temples, Villa Mahabhirom was conceived with the simple concept of creating a welcoming place where friends, couples, and families could gather and spend time together.

With a sophisticated and comfortable ambiance, the spacious and meticulously-restored Thai villas still maintain their traditional teakwood foundations. Each of the 14 villas are decorated with unique antique and art pieces from the three owners.

The resort offers guests an air of intimacy, privacy, and relaxation while only being a short drive from Chiang Mai International Airport and the city’s chic Nimmanhaemin neighborhood.

All villas are constructed on raised stilts and topped with distinctive gabled roofs, complete with handmade clay tiles.  Each villa includes a bedroom, sitting area, and luxurious Italian-marbled bathroom featuring the latest amenities.

Some villas feature a covered, opened-air living room at the ground level, decorated with objets d’art and antiques from the owners’ private collection.

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


Rosewood Luang Prabang, Laos

Hidden in lush green jungles, the Rosewood Luang Prabang takes its cue from the French-Lao architecture, which the royal city of Luang Prabang is famous for. The interiors subtly show the beauty of ancient Laotian Buddhism; while, the luxurious tented villas celebrate the great outdoors. The property captures the rustic essence of bygone Indochina era, in a beautiful-luxurious setting.

Surrounded by the rainforest, meandering streams, and natural waterfalls, the intimate 23-room luxury resort allows every guest to become fully immersed in the charm of Luang Prabang while reconnecting with the surrounding nature.

World-renowned designer, Bill Bensley conceived Rosewood Luang Prabang as having a rustic-upscale ambiance that colonial-expatriates embodied a century ago. Every room, suite, villa, and luxury tent reflects the unique heritage and romanticism of the golden age of travel.

The resort’s array of accommodation choices includes four Riverside Rooms, four Riverside Suites, three Riverside Villas, six Waterfall Villas and six luxury Hilltop Tents. The resort also features a bistro and a bar serving French and Laotian cuisine; a swimming pool; and Sense, a spa that offers traditional Lao healing therapies.

Rosewood Luang Prabang was recently placed #10 in Best Hotels in the World and #1 in Best Hotel in Asia by Conde Nast 2019 Reader’s Choice Award.

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


The Balé Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The Balé Phnom Penh hotel is a unique, high-end collection of 18 large lavish suites. Showcasing the best of modern Asian architecture and design, the resort stands on the banks of the majestic Mekong River.

With breathtaking rural views across the slow moving Mekong, guests can enjoy the sunset while still being a stone’s throw away from downtown Phnom Penh. You enter the resort in splendid fashion, passing a serene Buddha statue along a pink palimanan sandstone walkway across a black-stoned pond.

Around the property are lemongrass, exotic spider lilies, and fragrant frangipani trees. Peacefully take a dip in the cool riverside pool or dine by candlelight at the Theato Restaurant. They offer a delicious selection of gourmet Khmer cuisine and international fare.

In addition to its large 30-meter riverside pool, guests can also take part in The Balé’s Khmer cooking classes. A number of local tours and other activities can also be arranged through the hotel.

The minimalist design with local Cambodian flair compliments the warm, friendly, and attentive staff: relax at this peaceful oasis while exploring Phnom Penh.

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


Samabe Bali Suites & Villas, Bali, Indonesia

Situated along the turquoise beaches of Nusa Dua, Samabe Bali Suites & Villas is the quintessential beach resort. Tranquil and perched atop a cliff, with stunning views overlooking the Indian Ocean, The resort has direct access to a private white sandy beach. It sits on eight hectares of land with 81 suites and villas, two restaurants, and two bars. Their facilities include two outdoor pools and a spa treatment center. Guests can also enjoy a variety of water sports.

The resort’s Rempah Rempah Restaurant specializes in Balinese, Indonesian, Asian and Mediterranean cuisines, while its Crystal Blue Ocean Grill serves fresh surf and turf. The Ring of Fire Pool Bar is where you go to enjoy cocktails and light snacks, before or after dinner. Last but not least, Te.Ja.Co Lounge & Bar offers traditional tea and coffee, herbal health tonics, and a wide selection of wines, champagnes, and other fine liquors. In-room dining is also available.

The resort also offers special dinner experiences that you can arrange. Blessed with a beautiful beach, stunning cliffs and grottos, guests can enjoy an exotic cave dinner experience in a beautifully private setting.

In addition, Samabe is only a 30-minute drive from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.

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


Mango Hill, Yangon, Myanmar

Mango Hill Myanmar is situated in a beautifully peaceful neighborhood near Yangon International Airport with easy access to downtown Yangon.

The boutique hotel’s elegant but simple rooms are decorated with locally made handicrafts and paintings by well-known Burmese artists. They have picturesque gardens and pool overlooking a local temple.

Mango Hill is a family-run establishment, which gives the property a cozy-homey atmosphere. The friendly and attentive staff will treat you like family.

Facilities include free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast and fruit, and free meditation classes. Other services include laundry and tour services. The onsite restaurant offers local Burmese fare.

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

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