All posts tagged: Hotel


Oneday Hostel / Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok’s eclectic accommodation scene offers travelers plenty of quality for their baht. Young, sleek, and vibrant, Oneday Hostel is a designer boutique spot that’s rebranding the whole concept of staying at hostels. Priding itself in exuding a certain sense of sophisticated inspiration, Oneday’s industrial-meets-rustic design is both relaxing and exhilarating. This hostel offers dormitory-type accommodation and private bedrooms. Their snazzy communal area feature upholstered leather sofas, inclusive computer stations, and a cool breakfast room where people are encouraged to take their slow time. The exposed brick walls style is certainly an interesting feature and can be found in most rooms. With its Sukhumvit Road location, Oneday patrons are assured of being near where the action is, and yet a distance away to give much-needed privacy. The hostel is walking distance from the BTS Phrom Phong Skytrain and a stone’s throw away from some of the capital’s famous eating joints, street food galore, ultimate shopping, and bustling nightlife. When you’re done with your exploring, have a sound sleep in your comfortable bed to wake up refreshed to …

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Wayfarer Guest House / Melaka, Malaysia

For travelers looking for inexpensive accommodation, staying at guesthouses is becoming a popular option. And why not? Many guesthouses, usually remodeled family homes, are situated nearby downtown areas and tourist destinations. Such is the case for Wayfarer Guest House at Melaka. This beautifully-designed, family-run place is located in the heart of the historical city of Melaka. Apart from its great location, this airy place also offers patrons unobstructed, stunning views of the Melaka river from its balcony rooms. They have 8 cozy but spacious rooms ready for occupancy- all attached with the modern comforts of your own bathroom, hot shower, air-conditioning, and free wifi. The guesthouse features lovely timber floors, wooden shutters, and interesting bits and pieces of furnishings that’s historically artistic. The details of the place are geared to give guests that aged, rusty impression that is both warm and charming. Next time you find yourself in Malaysia, do stay at Wayfarer Guest House and see how relaxing it is to feel right at home in their surroundings. Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia; +60 …


Bisma Eight / Bali, Indonesia

Ubud, long considered as Bali’s cultural heartland, is famed for its shrines, small farms, rice paddies, and dense forests. This mellow rural charm is the backdrop for Bisma Eight Hotel’s holistic ambiance and quiet luxury. This boutique hotel offers all the necessary comforts, but goes beyond basic expectations. From its soothing views of rice fields, a temperature-controlled infinity pool overlooking the Ubud Forest, and an alfresco restaurant/cafe in Copper Kitchen and Bar that serves up organic food sourced from neighboring farms, Bisma gives its guests a good spoiling with thoughtful respect for local context and culture. The accommodations comprise of 38 suite rooms and feature a living room and bedroom partitioned by Sungkai Wood panels for privacy. There are three room types available – forest, canopy, and garden – with differing views. The bathroom showcases a unique Japanese-inspired cedarwood soaking tub and rain-shower. Retractable reading lights in bed, meanwhile, let you in on the hotel’s admirable attention to detail. The spacious suite is designed for plenty of natural light to filter in and furnished mostly …

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Lloyd’s Inn / Singapore

Sometimes, all it takes is a new perspective. Indulge in space and light in this tranquil boutique hotel perfect for a relaxing getaway. A combination of minimalist design approach and raw architecture with refreshing touches of nature makes this an ideal spot, even with its location near bustling Orchard Road. The rooms feature clean lines, stripped-down amenities, and an open-concept shower to entice guests to commune with nature – without compromising privacy, of course. The holistic vision of the hotel is also apparent in their roof pantry, garden deck, and dipping pool. Lloyd’s Inn is proof that basic elements and luxury standards can harmoniously come together to offer patrons an invigorating experience. 2 Lloyd Rd, Singapore 239091; 6737 7309;  Words by Evita Limlengco Photography by Veronica Mok


Trikora / Bintan, Indonesia

An hour by boat across the straight plus an hour by land through the gentle slopes of Bintan, hides a refuge that is Trikora. Known for its long stretch of white beach dotted with picturesque huge boulders, Trikora beach is a lovely area to take things slow. From a row of shacks in 2009, the beach resort still keeps a modest charisma despite the big move of redesigning the entire place a couple of years ago. Notwithstanding the bare necessities of furnishings strewn here and there, the cottages’ high ceiling, white-washed fixtures, and reclaimed wood materials give the same old organic feel and open ambiance. Outside the pleasant rooms and cozy nooks, there are hammocks hanging between the trees that barricade the white sand. The same hammocks that keep the salt breeze at bay and mark the line for the radically moving tides also act as a quiet refuge for some serious downtime. After feasting on local catch meal after meal and rubbing the sand between your toes, what else can we do in this …


Sinkeh / Penang, Malaysia

Creative people would find Sinkeh in Penang, Malaysia both an abode and inspiration in its space. Located in the heart of George Town, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, Sinkeh is a two-storey unit that is unlike any other. This is primarily because it is both a guesthouse and an artspace. The house offers nine rooms on the top floor, while the space below is turned into an art space open for rent. The building itself has its own character as it used to be a century-old shop house. After it was rebuilt and restored, the rooms featured a minimalist, modern design that evoke feelings of calmness in each visitor. Natural light permeates the rooms, showcasing its ingenuous charm. The studio below regularly hold performances, exhibits, or discussions for like-minded artists. The word Sinkeh means “new guest” in Hokkien dialect, and in a double-purpose space such as this, it’s easy to see why travelers and artists can be either one or both. 105 Malay Street, 10100 George Town; +604 261 3966; Words by Evita Limlengco Photography …

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Metropolitan by COMO / Bangkok, Thailand

When Metropolitan by Como in Bangkok conceptualized their hotel, they only had premium travel service in mind. And rightly so, as their space in Thailand has grown to be one of the island’s most admired dwellings. With its flawless combination of white paint and dark wood furnishings, the boutique hotel offers a soothing vibe amidst the city’s business district. The cutting-edge styling of the room is something to envy as both masculine and feminine elements come together to offer undeniable relaxation. This hotel boasts of redefining the dining experience by offering sinfully decadent dishes: Thai restaurant Nahm, Glow restaurant, and Met Bar. Nahm, by Michelin-starred chef David Thompson, has been voted number one in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2014, which puts it in every food lover’s must-try list. With all these features, the allure of Metropolitan by Como is easy to see. 27 South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek Sathorn, Bangkok 10120 Thailand; +66 2 625 3333; Words by Evita Limlengco Photography by Franz Navarrete

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Alila Ubud / Bali, Indonesia

Alila Ubud Hotel is a tranquil escape made to overwhelm the senses. Nestled in a stunning landscape, the hotel boasts of quiet serenity and breathtaking views every nature-lover dreams of. The relaxed environment, the gourmet food, and the exceptional staff ensure that your experience is beyond expectation. Masterfully blending traditional Balinese architecture with contemporary design, Alila Ubud provides guests with sheer comfort and luxury. Alila Ubud is the top choice to experience all the best that the island of the Gods has to offer. Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan. Gianyar Bali; +62 361 975 963; Words by Evita Limlengco Photography by Franz Navarrete