Top pick Luxury hotels – September | KHIRI TRAVEL
Topas Ecolodge hotel – Sapa
Our top pick hotel in Vietnam is Topas Ecolodge. Topas Ecolodge is a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World. It is situated atop a beautiful hill deep in the mountains of Hoang Lien National Park, just 45 minutes outside Sapa in northern Vietnam. Each of the rustic stone chalet-style bungalows provides jaw-dropping views of the surrounding peaks from individual private balconies.
While their original eco-heated saltwater infinity pool has one of the most naturally picturesque scenery. The second pool offered more relaxing and calm complete with a jacuzzi. Also,each swimming pool follows the contours of the old hill terraces making them blend into the surroundings and creating the ultimate holiday photo opportunities. On the other hand, one pool is a dedicated quiet zone, making it the perfect place to unwind with a good drink and meal from our pool bar menu with the peaks of the national park surrounding you.
In addition, the lodge has recently added duplex suites, some with garden spaces. While all suite rooms can be connected, making them ideal for groups or families. Other recent additions include our open-air cinema and Scandinavian-style wooden playground for kids.
Also, Topas Ecolodge is based on sustainable hotel operation values to ensure minimum impact on the surrounding environment. While offering guests a unique position to immerse themselves in local communities. Most importantly, they employ people from nearby villages and use local products and goods in order to bring economic benefits to our regional communities.
Taylor Hill’s boutique hotel – Deltota
At first, Taylors Hill was being used as a planter’s bungalow. Then, converted into a nice stylish boutique hotel. It is a classic up-country historical, five uniquely styled bedroom house decorated with both antique and contemporary furniture. While surrounded by luscious gardens and views out to the hills.
This elegant property attributes its name to James Taylor who introduced commercial tea production into Ceylon, operating at the neighboring Loolecondera Estate. There are very few other bungalows that can match the elegance and the fairytalesque setting Taylor’s Hill can boast off.
In addition, in-house, guests can enjoy a number of activities including billiards, tennis, badminton, and croquet or cool off with a swim in the glorious infinity pool overlooking the mountains and beyond. Ultimately, learn about tea planting and its history where it all started right here in Taylor Hill. When James Taylor started his tea farm, and six years later sent his Ceylon tea to London back in 1867.
On the other hand, for little kids, there is a special playroom and whether it’s a game of croquet in the garden or a game of tennis in their in-house court, there’s plenty of activities making this the perfect getaway for families. Therefore, if you are looking for a little hideaway in the middle of nowhere, this is it!
Also, good Old English Dining Etiquettes with Authentic Sri Lankan Hospitality is served along with the finest creations of Western and Eastern recipes on the plate by our chefs. Mostly Organic & Country-side grown freshness will boost taste buds to limits where our supplies are from. Personalized fine-dining menus are at hand during the stay to spoil further!
Andaz Sanur – Bali
Sanur; historically the seaside destination for Denpasar’s (Bali’s capital) well-to-do. Also the landing point for the Dutch colonists in 1906. And the home of the famous landmark Bali Beach Hotel built by Indonesia’s first president Sukarno. In order to accelerate tourism development after Indonesia’s independence.
Over the last decades, Sanur has developed into a sophisticated yet peaceful beach town. Offering a contemporary take on the traditional Balinese village and its way of life. Further, Andaz Bali is located in the heart of Sanur, a quaint seaside village known for its old-world charm, picturesque beaches, and spectacular sunrises. Additionally, the main road is lined with cozy cafes, quality restaurants, and boutique accommodation ranging from backpacker hostels to luxury. Inspired by modern Balinese villages, each room, suite, and villa blends the artistry of Balinese craftsmanship with contemporary elements.
A new addition to the luxury segment is Andaz, a new brand in the Hyatt family. Situated next to Bali Hyatt, beachfront in the center of town. Therefore, this is an excellent location for those seeking to enjoy the evening walk into town after a day by the beach.
At Khiri we recommend this hotel because we appreciate how most of the original old trees and greenery have been left in place during development. The sheer size of the land plot could have seen a huge building with 100’s of hotel rooms. However, Andaz has chosen to keep most of the area green with several low-rise well-designed buildings. While each accommodating very spacious rooms, suites & villas set amongst a lush garden.