By Gaya Travel on May 18, 2016
Just got back from a long trip in Europe and sitting restlessly in the office? Unable to settle down and do your usual tasks? Chances are, you might be experiencing post-vacation blues. So why not cure these post-vacation blues by booking yourself a quick relaxing stay nearby?
Below are our top picks of lodgings in the ASEAN region for the short getaway to beat the post-vacation blues. So what are you waiting for? Start planning!
Location: 800 feet above sea level in the foothills of the Titiwangsa Main Range and next to Berembun Forest Reserve.
Amenities: Outdoor pool, barbecue area, massage, jungle trekking and bird watching activities.
What we love: A quiet retreat and exclusive space within its four private houses surrounded by greeneries.
Picture credit: www.ipohbalihotel.comLocation: Walking distance to Ipoh Parade Shopping Mall and 10 minutes’ drive away from both Sultan Azlan Shah Airport and Ipoh Railway Station.
Amenities: 24-hour front desk, free Wi-Fi and café.
What we love: Absolutely hooked on the hotel’s contemporary rustic design.
Location: Near to East Wind Watersports, Eden Parade Shopping Centre, Teluk Bahang Beach and Tropical Spice Garden.
Amenities: Outdoor pool, spa, gym, restaurants, bar, meeting/banquet facilities, games room, free Wi-Fi and water sport activities.
What we love: A classic colonial charm with refreshed contemporary twist. Also, the gastronomic Hainanese fare served at its signature restaurant, The Bungalow, is simply the talk of the town.
Location: Walking distance to Parkway Parade Shopping Mall and East Coast Park, with 15-minute drive to the Changi International Airport, Central Business District and Orchard Road shopping belt.
Amenities: Restaurant, 24-hour front desk, fitness centre, meeting/banquet facilities, free airport shuttle service and free WiFi.
What we love: Beautiful contemporary Peranakan ambience and convenience at its best.
Location: A short walk to Orchard Road, Somerset MRT Station, 313@Somerset, Orchard Gateway and Orchard Central shopping malls.
Amenities: 24-hour front desk, fax/photocopying service and free Wi-Fi.
What we love: For that home away from home experience.
Location: Close to Mustafa Centre and 20-minute drive from Changi Airport.
Amenities: 24-hour front desk, restaurant, wheelchair accessible and free Wi-Fi.
What we love: Besides the glamorous design, the hotel introduces the country’s first Artist in Residence programme, providing guests the opportunity to witness the talent up-close and mingle with them over a crafted cocktail.
Picture credit: www.kosendahotel.comLocation: Walking distance to Sarinah Department Store, Sabang Street, Plaza Indonesia, Pasar Tanah Abang Shopping Street and 45-minutes cab ride from Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport.
Amenities: Fitness Centre, restaurant, coffee shop, library, 24-Hour front desk and free Wi-Fi.
What we love: A funky place with casual hospitality.
Location: Close to local attractions like the Yogyakarta Keraton Museum, Taman Sari Water Castle, Genthong Batik and around 30 minutes’ drive away from Adisucipto International Airport.
Amenities: Restaurant, bar, spa, outdoor pool, bicycle rental, meeting/banquet facilities, 24-hour front desk, free Wi-Fi.
What we love: The creative farming idea. The hotel incorporates a hydroponic system garden on every corridor, in which guests can freely pick the vegetables and ask the kitchen staff to cook for them.