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All the hotels that we choose are known for their high standards, and they ensure that you enjoy your Far East holiday in comfort. Mainly at a four-star standard, many of these hotels are family-owned with a boutique style. They are located close to a range of beautiful Asian holiday destinations, which allows you to experience true Asian culture and cuisine.
All the hotels that we use feature a range of features. Here is a sample of the options that each hotel provides:
An elegant 50-room hotel in the Old Quarter within an easy walking distance of Hoan Kiem Lake, numerous shops, cafes, and restaurants. It has its own spa and gym. The restaurant serves Vietnamese food on the ground floor.
Located next to the silk village, this is a quiet haven amid tropical gardens about 1km from the old town. All the 52 rooms have a private balcony overlooking the gardens, lake, or pool. The 'floating restaurant' offers delicious Vietnamese cooking.
Situated near the historic Ben Thanh Market, the international 4-star Golden Central Hotel Saigon is Ho Chi Minh City’s most convenient hotel. It has 120 fully-equipped rooms and suites together with a rooftop pool, bar, and a restaurant serving European and Vietnamese dishes.
A modern 52-room hotel in Siem Reap, close to the river and within easy walking distance of the central and night markets. It contains an outdoor swimming pool and spa. The restaurant serves international cuisine.
This is a colonial-style hotel, and it was once the 19th century villa-home of King Sisavangvong's wife. Located in very good location in the centre of Luang Prabang, it’s within an easy walking distance of the main attractions. The hotel contains a small swimming pool and spa. The restaurant and bar serves international cuisine.
This riverfront hotel in Old Bagan comprises of 102 rooms. It’s within a 15-minute walk of the archaeological museum. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and spa.
A large luxury hotel from a Singapore-based international brand, with three restaurants and an outdoor swimming pool. Located near to the Inla Lake and the Shwedagon Pagoda.
This large central hotel has more than 800 rooms. Located in Chiyoda, near the Imperial Palace, it has its own extensive grounds. It also boasts a number of restaurants serving Japanese, Chinese, and French cuisine. The hotel contains an indoor pool and spa centre.
This modern hotel has a rooftop spa with mountain views, a heated swimming pool, and indoor and outdoor hot spring baths. Rooms have either a Western or Japanese style. It has several restaurants serving Japanese, Chinese, and French food. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the train station and the main historic sights.
This modern luxury boutique hotel has 69 rooms. It’s located in a great position near the Boudnanath Stupa. Decorated in colourful Tibetan style, it has a cafe and tea garden, with a restaurant that serves Tibetan and Chinese dishes. There is a spa, and even a rooftop meditation room!
Modern 5-star hotel, due to reopen in 2018 after a multi-million pound renovation. Well located, with comfortably appointed rooms and a Banyan Tree Spa. There are various restaurants serving a variety of cuisine from sushi to Italian, tandoori to grills. It has a buzzing scene where the 'smart set' of the city often hang out.
A former 17th-century hunting lodge of the Jodhpur royal family, hidden away in a small village deep in the Aravalli Hills and surrounded by forested hills and rocky outcrops. Still owned by members of the Jodhpur family who play an active part in the running of the hotel to ensure it remains a real gem of an experience.
Popular heritage hotel in quiet residential area in the heart of Jaipur, with traditional Rajput architecture creating a special ambiance. There is a page swimming pool and an elegant rooftop restaurant/terrace. Rooms are quirky and decorated in traditional style, but with the comfort of flat screen TVs and marble bathrooms.
One of the first heritage palaces to open their doors to visitors, the Samode Palace is a magnificent example of Rajput architecture. The owners (the existing royal family of Samode) play a very active role in running the property. The well appointed rooms have all the modern amenities you would expect, and thee is a lovely swimming pool.
The boutique Malabar House is situated on a peaceful green in Fort Cochin. An inspired mix of local furniture and antiques, combined with contemporary design and vibrant colour schemes, is all housed within a pretty, old Dutch colonial mansion which has been lovingly restored to its former glory.