What is it? Resort Will set you back: MYR 1400 – 9000 p/n There is something incredibly special about The Datai. Strategically positioned in the midst of a 10-million year old jungle that leads to arguably one of the best beaches in the world (National Geographic concurs), Datai Bay, the beauty of this world-famous resort is … Continue reading THE DATAI
What is it? Boutique hotel Will set you back: MYR990 – 1660 p/n Wow. Macalister Mansion is set back from the busy and historic Jalan Macalister (Macalister Road) and amongst an eclectic variety of new, high-rise apartments and old, local buildings. It is an absolutely gorgeous restored Colonial mansion, massive and pristine with an … Continue reading MACALISTER MANSION
Great for: Faultless attention to detail and an unbeatable city view.
I have to say, I was not expecting what I found on arriving at the Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur. When they say grand, they really mean grand, in both size and attitude. With the personalised, “Good evening, Ms. Tomelty” from none other than the valet as we peel ourselves off the car’s leather seats after an arduous day of travel, the attention to detail is already above average before we even make it to check-in.
Llilanfels emanates a sort of old-world charm that never gets… well, old. Half way between a lodge and a hotel, it is nestled in the perfect position to admire the breathtaking and majestic Blue Mountains of New South Wales, and is surrounded by beautiful, lush gardens and terraces…
An evening arrival could not be more fitting for Phuket resort, Twinpalms. A gorgeous, open foyer with a peaked roof greets you at the entrance and so begins the beginning of what I can guarantee will be a memorable stay at this Small Luxury Hotel of the World. Low-lit lighting works in absolute synergy with the beautiful design, all wood and warmth – perfect for the tropics. In what seems to always be the case in Thailand, the staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming, and this is evident straight off the bat. They ask us to rest on one of the comfortable seats in the foyer before bringing us a complementary welcome cocktail… they had me at “hello”, and yet to top it all off we find out they have upgraded us… I’m never leaving.