Hotels & Resorts

Ringed by mountains, and idyllically set 700 metres above sea level, the historic royal capital of Luang Prabang is more than just the country’s picture-perfect showpiece. With its glistening temples, historic French provincial architecture and gracious residents, even the most jaded of travellers is soon lulled into...

Having been in existence for almost 27 years, Tanjung Inn is a rustic, tranquil, down-to-earth and unassuming property, neither ostentatious nor a shoestring budget joint. Located amidst the bucolic Cherating Village, the resort is quintessentially local and snug with breezy, laidback vibe, embodying the nature of a...

This month SLH welcomes five independently-minded hotels to its portfolio. From a stately home in Queenstown to a classic alpine lodge in Austria there is plenty for the discerning traveller to choose from. Owl and the Pussycat Hotel: Galle, Sri Lanka Rooms from 26800 LKR (approx. USD181) per night...

Primed to be the ultimate island hideaway in Southeast Asia, Bawah Private Island, the epitome of natural luxury, is set to open in the summer of 2017. A collection of five pristine islands amongst three crystal clear lagoons, Bawah Private Island is located just two hours from Singapore. The stunning untouched...

Looking for value-for-money resort that serves your five-star desire? Resorts World Langkawi – formerly known as Awana Port Malai – is THAT kind of resort. Facing Langkawi’s turquoise waters, Resorts World Langkawi beckons not only with its Instagram-worthy surroundings but also world-class facilities, including newly...

Being the only resort nestled on Rebak Island, it literally felt like worlds away, even it was just a short boat ride from civilisation. The resort is surrounded by emerald waters of the Andaman Sea, lush green jungle bursting with tropical plants and untouched beaches. The most convenient way to access this resort...

1. A Gem of Palace – Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah    If you are a history buff, be prepared to be awed by this iconic attraction in Kuala Kangsar. Strategically located at the heart of this serene Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar, Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah showcases enthralling anecdotes of the late Sultan Azlan Shah...

Malaysia – 17 October 2016 – Some travel destinations are best explored during a particular season, when the blossoming of flowers or pleasant temperatures highlight the country’s already-exciting attractions. Hotels.com identifies 4 cities in South Korea and Japan that transform into a haven of red and scarlet leaves...

Bali is renowned worldwide for its romantic architecture and furnishings, decorative handcrafted features and gorgeous artwork. In fact, art in every form is the masterpiece of the highly-valued Balinese culture. Visitors to the island will not fail to notice intricately carved doorways, ornate stone statues and wood...

Visiting Doha, the capital of Qatar? Then why not check out the city’s world class accommodation options that meet the expectations of business and well-heeled travellers:   1. Fraser Suites Doha (doha.frasershospitality.com/en) Arriving at Fraser Suites Doha is refreshing due to its welcoming, homely, bright and...

Why is this place unique? Club Med Bali is a 14-hectare property with 393 rooms. Being part of the Club Med group, the property offers premium all-inclusive holiday, meaning that food, drinks, transfers, facilities, instructors, sports, activities and more are all included in the package, therefore guests do not need...

Leaders in hotel innovation, SilverNeedle Hospitality, are delighted to welcome the iconic Riva Arun Bangkok hotel to it’s boutique collection of luxury handpicked properties ‘The SilverNeedle Collection’.

According to UNESCO, Melaka is “a testimony to a living multi-cultural heritage and tradition of Asia, where the many religions and cultures met and coexisted.” Its history, strong heritage and old world charm attract both local and international travellers. Its accessibility from Klang Valley and Singapore also makes...

After the resounding success of the Eat.Travel.Write first and second version, the journey continues to the third phase. This time around, the programme brought 30 participants involving members of media, social network influences and bloggers to explore Kuala Kubu Bharu, Fraser’s Hill, Genting Highlands and Shah...

Why is this place unique? Greenhost Boutique Hotel in Yogyakarta is unconventional, pared-down, low-key and understated. The owner and designer of the hotel, Bapak Paulus Mintarga, makes recycling and sustainable lifestyle sexy. He employs upcycled materials in clever and useful ways throughout the hotel. The property...

The list of ‘Hotels.com Loved by Guest Awards 2016’ winners conveniently saves time for travellers to use as reference in choosing the hotel to stay when being in a particular destination, therefore relieving travellers from the stress of having to do hotel search.

Gaya Travel team was recently invited to experience a hideaway gem called Mangala Resort & Spa in Gambang, Pahang, located only two hours and a half drive from Kuala Lumpur. The two-night stay at the resort proved worthwhile because the team did not just feel relaxed, but also reconnected with nature. Mangala Resort...

Founded by the charismatic Bapak Ben Subrata and led by his sprightly daughter who is also the group director Emily Subrata, Sudamala Resorts comprising Sudamala Suites & Villas Senggigi in Lombok and Sudamala Suites & Villas Sanur in Bali focus on elements that are essential, leaving guests totally rejuvenated,...

Jakarta, Indonesia, 2016 – While today’s travellers are more likely to arrive in Jakarta by commercial aircraft or private jet, the city has long welcomed the world as one of history’s most storied marine ports.  Now, the start of a new era in Indonesian hospitality begins with the much-anticipated opening of the...

Lub d Phuket Patong hits Phuket, a fantastic destination in Thailand , with undoubtedly the most creative and unique hostel & hotel experience will open to public on July 19, 2016. Located in the heart of Patong beach, it’s just a 3 minute walk to the beachfront and five to Bangla road. True to their name, guests will...

Situated along the Jalan Skudai Highway within a developing and bustling mixed-commercial hub, the newly launched boutique hotel – The Leverage Skudai – by Chin Hin Hotel Sdn. Bhd. (“Chin Hin Hotel” or the “Company”) is strategically located within close proximity to educational institutions, shopping malls, eateries...

“Can you recommend me a decent and affordable hotel in Kuala Lumpur with a good location?” – we get this question a lot from visiting friends when they are in town. Well, now we can. Kuala Lumpur is beaming with marvellous hotels scattered around the city, but when it comes to location, Premiera Hotel Kuala Lumpur is...

“How can I find an accommodation that offers good city access at an affordable price?” – that always seems to be the question that pops in my mind when planning for my upcoming journey. Being an ardent traveller, I place emphasis on comfort and value-for-money. Fortunately, Cititel Express Ipoh meets both attributes....

Prior to visiting South Sumatera, I thought the province was only about ancient history and gastronomy. After undergoing a seven-day and six-night media familiarisation trip organised by South Sumatera Culture and Tourism Bureau to learn more about the province in conjunction with the Total Solar Eclipse Festival in...

Located along the roadside of Jalan Ujong Pasir and adjacent to the Portuguese Settlement, The Settlement Hotel is a smart property that occupies a four-storey building built back in 1963. The owner decided to have the building gutted and converted into a contemporary designed boutique hotel. Gaya Travel team learned...