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!


1. The Dusun

The Dusun

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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.



2. Ipoh Bali Hotel

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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.



3. Lone Pine Hotel

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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.



4. Village Hotel Katong

Village Hotel Katong

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.



5. Lloyd’s Inn

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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.



6. The Vagabond Club, Singapore, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

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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.



7. Kosenda Hotel

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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.



Greenhost Hotel

Awe-inspiring lobby of Greenhost Hotel

Awe-inspiring lobby of Greenhost Hotel

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.


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