15 of the Best Hotels in South East Asia

Travelling is indeed liberating, but finding the best places to stay at is crucial for the experience. Asian resorts offer serious luxury and an opportunity to feel lost in paradise. Whether you’re in Vietnam or Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka or India, we’ve compiled a list of the top 15 hotels to stay at in South East Asia.


1. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Indonesia

This resort is a mix of traditional and modern Balinese culture. It flaunts panoramic views of the jungle from the main building’s luxurious elliptical architecture. It makes a statement from the moment you arrive. While also providing lush greenery and peerless privacy.

And just a trivia quiz this is where movie star, celebrity Julia Roberts camped out while shooting Eat, Pray, Love.


2. Rosewood Phuket, Thailand


The design is breezy and the whole resort is spaced out. The pools, spa and bars, and restaurants are scattered throughout the resort. From the drive-up alone this place is special. The Andaman Seas gives a breath-taking view to look at. This is a serious luxury destination among travellers.


3. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang, Malaysia


It is located near the Malaysian western coast. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang resort has all the trapping of a luxurious resort without the crowds.

The place is split between low-key gardens and a surplus of family-friendly rooms and suites. Also, there’s an exclusive and impressive Rasa Wing, with private access and a lounge with a dress code. Fancy!


4. Raffles Hotel, Singapore


Numerous amnesties contribute to its iconic feel. There’s a shopping arcade with high-end and luxurious shops and antiques-filled places with lush beautiful gardens.

This hotel is a solid luxury choice for business and leisure travelers. There is a history to be appreciated and it gives a sense of old-fashioned charm.

Raffles Hotel, Singapore

5. The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The hotel “The Majestic Hotel” is indeed majestic and magnificent. It is a five-pearl Grande dame near the city’s museum and botanical gardens.

While the parlors and drawing rooms and from another era, the bulk of its rooms are luxurious dwellings with art deco and elegant suits with personal butlers. Sweet!

It has a spa, two outdoor swimming pools, and an old school barbershop. There’s also a wood-paneled restaurant with gold leaf ceilings with lavish facilities throughout.


6. Galle Fort Hotel, Galle, Sri Lanka


Here’s a short history of the hotel: Galle fort was built by the Portuguese in 1588 then fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century. The Dutch improved and modified the buildings inside with Dutch architecture.

This is a 12-room boutique hotel, situated inside Galle Fort. You get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at the Galle Fort Hotel. You can also sit amidst the lush tropical blossoms and watch the street life pass by.


7. Nihiwatu Resort, Sumba, Indonesia


It is the best of the best in the region. Truly a paradise where you get gourmet meals and ultra-luxe private villas.

With that, there’s a 2.6km of private Nihiwatu beach and a huge unspoiled natural reserve. And 5-star luxurious resort, with a movie theatre, private beach club, and an impeccable oceanfront library.


8. Song Saa Private Islands, Cambodia


There are 27 villa sanctuaries you can choose from. This high-luxe sanctuary offers privacy to immerse the travelers into serene views with lush rainforests and beautiful reeds and crystal-clear beaches.

Each of the sanctuaries offers unhindered landscape views, private pools and high-end comforts for the luxurious travelers. Like, oversized sunken bathtubs. Perfect!


Song Saa Private Islands, Cambodia

9. Rayavadee Krabi, Thailand


Krabi’s amazingly beautiful beaches are without much tourists that flock around.

If you’re looking for a quieter place, this is the place to be. Located in the heart of Phranang Peninsula, the resort’s 96 two-story pavilions and five luxe villas are scattered throughout the coconut groves and tropical garden.

It offers the best amnesties and provides a calm and soothing experience.


10. Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa, Philippines


Inspired by traditional Filipino architecture and constructed out of bamboo and thatch. The magnanimously gorgeous, pristine beaches adjacent to the resort

There are an awesome massive infinity pool and a swim-up bar. Really enticing for the cocktail sippers and sun soakers and travelers alike.


11. Hilton, Kuala Lumpur


The Hilton Hotel chains are known throughout the world. This one is no exception. You can experience this city at its best at the Hilton, Kuala Lumpur. It features a tropical sun deck and a holistic spa treatment. It provides an array of amnesties such as complimentary breakfast afternoon tea, all-day refreshments and evening cocktails. Not only this, the Hilton has 10 stellar choices for dining and entertainment.


12. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India


The place has been praised for the world’s most romantic hotels. The white marble appears to float above the water. And it is surrounded by the majestic Aravalli mountains.


Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India

13. The Villas at Ayana Resort, Bali, Indonesia 


This opulent property on a private beach with a view to the sea with its large and luxurious villas, gorgeous bathrooms, garden terraces, and private plunge pools.

The place shares a variety of amnesties including a private beach, 11 pools and 18-hole putting course, a spa, 15 restaurants with different cuisines. This resort has beautiful views and is a showstopper.


14. Mandapa, a Rits-Carlton Reserve, Indonesia


The property features 50 ultra-luxurious accommodations, comprising 35 penthouse-style suites and 25 private pool villas. There are exquisite dining options aplenty at Mandapa as guests can experience Indonesian cuisine, alongside international dishes, at four distinct dining venues, where every meal is an elegantly orchestrated experience


15. Alila Diwa Goa, India


Alila is, in fact, relatively new (it opened in 2010). The public rooms and corridors, open-sided and high-ceilinged, draw in the lush surroundings, which are cooled by reflecting pools and fountains.

The place is infused with traditional Goan design which is the graceful, tile-roofed architecture, so massive and gnarled are the mango trees growing in its courtyards and gardens.

Alila Diwa Goa, India