Occupying one-third of the earth’s land, Asia represents the most populous continent in the world. With travelers touring from near and far to explore this majestic area, the hospitality sector delivers hotels that go above and beyond for tourists to enjoy their stay. From the Taj Lake Palace Hotel, which floats peacefully in the heart of Lake Pichola, Udaipur, to an oasis of tranquility on a private island along the Cambodian coastline at Song Saa Private Island resort, the 25 best hotels in Asia make discovering hidden gems and iconic landmarks an adequate reason to visit.
Amansara takes guests through a journey into Cambodia's 1960s architectural movement to experience the very location where Cambodian king guests would stay while he reigned. Spiritual and historic, this landmark combines Siem Reap contemporary culture with a simplistic style to complement the norm of Angkor. Beautiful courtyards and shimmering ponds surround the suites at Amansara, creating a sense of tranquility. With an array of unique experiences, visitors can explore the Angkor by boat, safari jeep, or a jungle trek. Those looking for a more peaceful adventure should visit the Wat Athvea for a spiritually uplifting water blessing with the monastery monks.
Road to Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Phone: +855-63-76-03-33
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Baros Maldives sits on a natural island among the Maldives. Here, the sandy shores shine pearlescent white, and the turquoise waters glisten. The breathtaking Baros Maldives resort has pleased guests since 1973. As one of the Maldives’ most sought after spots, the luxury resort has created a home-away-from-home element with their solace villas resting on the beach, all a hidden-gem to promote privacy. Each morning welcomes a chance to reconnect and relax at the start of the day with daily yoga sessions, picnics on the stunning white sandbank, or an exploration of the underwater world of the Indian ocean.
Republic of Maldives, Phone: +96-06-64-26-72
3.Golden Temple Retreat
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The Golden Temple Retreat welcomes with its luxurious resort on the calming outskirts of the vibrant Siem Reap. 32 stylish rooms all decorated with classical Khmer-inspired pieces set an elegant and sophisticated tone. The Golden Temple Retreat provides the ultimate space to relax, reconnect, and rejuvenate at their inclusive health and wellness center. With an outdoor pool, a spa delivering holistic treatments, and a full-body massage area, guests can experience ultimate relaxation and even benefit from a light therapy session. The in-house restaurant allows visitors to indulge in an array of dishes and to explore their vast wine list with a global selection.
Wat Damnak, Salakamrouek Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia, Phone: +855-63-21-77-77
4.Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa
A vision of a modern-day boutique with a touch of quirkiness, Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa brings a taste of the city to Nguyen Quang Bich Street. Guests can admire the views of the Vietnam city skylines from their suites, which come fully furnished with funky decor and assets. Red Bean Trendy invents a New York loft-style restaurant serving traditional Vietnamese street food and a fully stocked bar with delightful beverages. For those who prefer to explore a lowkey hidden gem, The Den Bar fulfills the perfect basement bar serving cocktails in peace as an underground treasure.
94 Pho Ma May, Ha Noi Vietnam, Phone: +84-24-39-26-36-41
5.Kenting Amanda Hotel
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With Kenting National Park, main street, harbor and old town right around the corner, Kenting Amanda Hotel is situated in the ideal spot for tourists. Designed with castle-inspired architecture, Amanda creates a relaxing getaway for individuals to reconnect with themselves and mother nature. Known for their love of water activities, visitors can set off on a sea adventure of banana boating, jet skiing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Bespoke interior design dresses each suite in an indulging Morrocan-themed style serving royalty in each and every room. The Essaouira restaurant sets the scene with deep purple walls and a selection of multi-cuisine dishes.
#330 Nanwan Road, Hengchun Township, Taiwan, Phone: +886-88-88-33-99
6.Mandapa a Ritz Carlton Reserve
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Mandapa a Ritz Carlton Reserve offers an oasis of tranquility at its temple-inspired grounds. Located in the heart of Bali, each villa offers Balinese decor with sensational views of the rainforest and the surrounding Ayung River. Guests can explore the beauty of Ubud in one of the many wonderful experiences available from vintage VW convertible village tours to basking in the sunrise at one of Bali’s sacred volcano spots. Private cocoons create the perfect atmosphere for a romantic candlelit dinner with your loved one. Couples can book a table for two featuring Mediterranean-European cuisine from their top-class chefs.
Jl. Raya Kedewatan NO. Banjar, Bali, Indonesia, Phone: +62-36-14-79-27-77
7.Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
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Beautifully situated along the Chao Phraya River, this five-star hotel serves class and elegance for guests all over the world. For over 143 years, Mandarin Oriental has remained the accommodation of choice for travelers and to this day remains iconic. The hotel has styled each room with Thai-inspired decor. Meanwhile, guests enjoy breathtaking views of the rippling river. The Mandarin Suite offers stunning panoramic views of the city of Bangkok skylines. With a choice of over 11 restaurants and bars, the vast selection of signature local cuisine will not disappoint. A trip to the Mandarin Oriental wouldn't be complete without a visit to their glorious spa.
48 Oriental Avenue, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand, Phone: +66-26-59-90-00
8.North Island Seychelles
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A blissful venture to the beautiful beaches of Seychelles. North Island serves as a hidden gem where only 11 villas reside. The resort creates the perfect relaxation spot for visitors to bask in the peacefulness of nature. Villa constructed with natural materials sourced from the local surroundings sit right on the beachfront. Special guests can celebrate momentous occasions here, making it the perfect location for honeymooners and romantic getaways. Those looking to hit the reset button can visit the health and wellness center. Guests can enjoy traditional rituals to truly relax and promote an ultimately Zen experience among incredible beauty.
Mahe Seychelles, Phone: +24-84-29-31-50
9.Padma Resort Ubud
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This Balinese-inspired sanctuary represents a combination of style, service, and excellence. Surrounded by tropical palms, cascading valleys, and magical forests, Padma Resort breathes an intimate oasis. Situated north of Ubud, this 5-star resort features state-of-the-art facilities to live up to its renowned reputation with each suite beautifully designed down to the finest detail and remarkable views. A luxurious 89-meter infinity pool overlooks the town below and local rice paddies, offering a true Balinese experience. The many restaurants deliver themed dinners including Jungle BBQ, Festive Season, and Floating Afternoon Tea, a finishing touch that really makes this hotel shine.
Padma Resort Ubud Banjar Carik, Bali, Indonesia, Phone: +62-36-13-01-11-11
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10.Pimalai Resort and Spa
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Pimalai Resort and Spa brings an enchanting paradise of white-sand beaches, refreshing forests, and the tropical Andaman sea. The Pimalai Resort and Spa cover a 100-acres haven of calm for those wishing to retreat away in the peacefulness of the mountains and embrace all of what nature has to offer. Serving classic culinary for all taste buds, guests can expect nothing short of excellence from an array of gourmet restaurants. With dramatic views of the sunset and a choice of award-winning culinary, guests can sit back, relax, and admire the world going by from this heaven on earth -- a bespoke holiday experience for all.
5 Krabi, Lang Sod pier – Koh Lanta, Tambon Ko Lanta Yai, Amphoe Koh Lanta, Chang Wat Krabi, Thailand, Phone: +66-75-60-79-99
The small city of Phnom Penh sits in Southeast Asia and is home to Plantation Cambodia's heritage hotel. From penthouse suites to deluxe poolside gardens, each room delivers uniqueness, ornate with artifacts. This art-inspired spot showcases exhibitions with influences from Khmer and other renowned global artists. An inclusive spa on the premises offers deep massage treatments and wellness facilities to calm the mind, body, and soul. Guests can also take a swim in the little sanctuary tiled with ceramic slates. The Plantation hotel hosts various events throughout the year integrating culture and festivities for all to enjoy.
#28 Street 184, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Phone: +855-23-21-51-51
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Situated in the renowned Jakarta's golden triangle in the Kuningan district, Raffles Jakarta creates authentic experiences for their visitors to ensure each individual has the time of their lives. Every stay is one to remember. From the second guests walk into the grounds of the hotel, they are treated with 5-star service at this luxurious resort. With branches all over the world, Raffles always ensures to deliver nothing short of excellence when it comes to display and service. 2019 welcomes in an exciting new concept “The Dining Room” starring guest chefs and cooking demonstrations for visitors to enjoy.
Ciputra World 1, Jl. Prof. DR. Satrio No. Kav 3 5, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia, Phone: +62-21-29-88-08-88
13.Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
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Six Senses provides the perfect intimate escape for those wishing to get away from everyday life and bask in the glory of a remote island. As Six Senses Ninh Van Bay can only be reached by water, guests can feel in their own little bubble far away from their usual busy lives. Guests can refresh their senses at this ultimate relaxation resort. With natural rock formations surrounding the grounds accompanied by white-sand beaches, what better place to practice grounding with Mother Nature? This award-winning resort hosts hideaway villas promoting privacy for every guest, and each room comes with it’s very own private pool.
Ninh Van, Ninh Hoa, Khan Hoa Province, Vietnam, Phone: +84-25-83-52-42-68
14.Six Senses Yao Noi
Become one with nature at this sensational island resort. Located in the heart of Yao Noi, Six Senses combines grounding land and flowing sea delivering an essence of balance in sweet harmony. From glorious bay to exotic forest views, rest assured guests will enjoy what they see from their very own private villas. Each room comes equipped with an infinity pool and a Guest Experience Maker who will make every individual stay unique and one to remember with prestige personal service. Dining at Six Senses presents seasonal cuisine with ingredients grown directly from their own gardens for ultimate freshness.
56 5 Ko Yao Noi, Phang-nga, Thailand, Phone: +66-76-41-85-00
15.Song Saa Private Island
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Travelers come from near and far to indulge in the tropical Paradise that is Song Saa Private Island. Connect with Mother Nature at this ultimate escape, surrounded by crystal waters, enchanting forests, and dramatic mountains. An aesthetically pleasing creation made from local materials keeps that natural jungle feel, serving the perfect space for relaxation. Guests can choose from ocean views, jungle hideaways, or float on the Cambodian coastline. Each villa offers a private getaway from the outside world. All ingredients are sourced organically serving freshness with every dish. Little sanctuaries hold space for healing, blessings, and stillness for self-love at its best.
Koh Ouen Private Island, Koh Rong Archipelago, Phone: +855-23-88-67-50
16.Taj Lake Palace Hotel
Taj Lake Palace Hotel offers a majestic palace that floats in the heart of Lake Pichola, Udaipur. The resort contains 65 elegant rooms and 18 sophisticated suites. The 18th-century historic landmark can only be reached by boat from the surrounding banks. Breathtaking views from every angle make this hotel an exceptionally magnificent location. A selection of India’s best cuisine with the option to dine European style makes sure every guest has a choice of flavors for their taste buds. Unwind like royalty at the inclusive Jiva Spa, with traditional Indian treatments which go back centuries. Enjoy prestige service from a personal butler who can share knowledge on the palace itself!
Pichola, Udaipur, India, Phone: +91-29-42-42-88-00
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17.The Fullerton Hotel
Embark on a journey into the 1920s when this monumental building was first established. The Fullerton Hotel still stands today sensitively restored and an icon of the region. Originally Singapore's General Post Office, The Fullerton Hotel now holds 400 rooms for guests to stay in this ancestry landmark, serving as a historical accommodation with a contemporary twist. Each suite delivers a spectacular view of the Singapore River and Marina Bay for tourists to admire when they wake. Each restaurant delivers a taste of diverse cuisine. At the inclusive cake boutique, guests can enjoy a light afternoon tea baked by their impressive chefs.
1 Fullerton Square, Singapore, Phone: +65-67-33-83-88
18.The Oberoi Udaivilas
Placed among the “City of Lakes”, this beautifully located landmark lies on the boundaries of Lake Pichola in the spectacular and historic, Udaipur. Staying on theme with the natural surroundings of palaces and temples, The Oberoi Udaivilas sets the scene with a royal-inspired layout spread over 30 acres. Dine under remarkable domes for a romantic meal under the moonlight with exceptional cuisine. Guests can admire the peaceful waters of Lake Pichola or enjoy views of the landscaped gardens from Indian-style rooms, all decorated with an element of Rajasthan style. Each day hosts a daily yoga practice for those who wish to explore the Indian lifestyle.
Badi-Gorela-Mulla Talai Road, Udaipur, India, Phone: +91-29-42-43-33-00
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19.The Pavilions Phuket
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As one of Asia's most intimate resorts, The Pavilions Phuket offers a sanctuary for inner exploration. Postured on one of the highest points in Phuket, guests can enjoy a birds-eye view of the island from The Pavilions Phuket suites honoring garden, ocean, and tropical pool viewpoints. Featuring three award-winning restaurants accompanied by bars, their incredibly talented staff cook up a storm with every dish serving traditional culinary, complementing the 5-star resort. No self-discovery trip is complete without a relaxing trip to the inclusive spa and wellness center where guests can rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit.
6 31/1 Choeng Thale Phuket, Thailand, Phone: +66-76-31-76-00
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20.The Peninsula Hong Kong
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Reimagine the timeless beauty of the “Grande Dame of the Far East” serving over 90 years of hospitality at the iconic Peninsula Hong Kong. Visitors can bask in the sunlight from the comforts of their very own suites, with floor-to-floor glass windows satisfying stunning views of Victoria Harbor. Sleek decor dresses each room, delivering a sense of classical meets contemporary in each exquisitely furnished suite. As Bangkok is known for its flavors, The Peninsula lives up to expectations with 7 inclusive restaurants and a bar serving a variety of cultural cuisine for a taste of Asia's best.
Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Phone: +852-29-20-28-88
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21.The St Regis Bali Resort
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This carefree paradise offers spectacular scenic ocean views from all corners at the St.Regis Bali Resort. Set along Nusa Due beach, this 5-star hotel features private villas promoting serenity. The Iridium Spa offers state-of-the-art treatments and plenty of fun activities for children to enjoy. Evening entertainment welcomes a traditional Balinese Fire Dance Ritual for guests to grasp an insight into the local culture. Each suite entails a 24/7 private butler with a pathway to the white-sand beaches or the glistening blue lagoons. With beautiful views of the Indian Ocean, this hotel’s restaurant serves award-winning Asian-inspired cuisine.
Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua, Blok Lot S6, South Kuta, Dadung Regency, IN, Phone: +62-36-18-47-81-11
22.The Taj Mahal Palace
Established in 1903, The Taj Mahal Palace has hosted royalty from all over the world and still delivers luxurious service to this day. With 285 rooms overlooking the enchanting Gateway of India, this palace represents a timeless elegance for hospitality, combining rich heritage with contemporary facilities. At the Taj Mahal Palace, 9 unique restaurants serve an array of five-star quality dishes. From Indian to European and Far Eastern to the Middle East, each guest will be sure to indulge in a feast fit for a king. This beautifully designed landmark holds the perfect space for honeymoons or romantic getaways.
Apollo Bandar, Colaba Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Phone: +91-22-66-65-33-66
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23.The Temple House
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Contemporary meets classical at this alternative hotel, with an entrance that grasps your attention from the second you arrive. A beautiful stretch of stone pathway leads directly to The Temple House door, with aged trees setting the scene of nature along the way. Each and every suite comes equipped with unique decor and spa-inspired bathrooms creating a sense of zen for the ultimate calming escape. Every angle of the hotel showcases modern decor with an alternative twist, making this space stand out from the rest. Guests can taste renowned local dishes served with elegance and prestige from the in-house restaurants with exceptional service.
Jinjiang, Chengdu, China, Phone: +86-28-66-36-99-99
24.The Upper House
A beautiful blend of serenity and elegance, The Upper House offers an ultimate escape from everyday life. Designed by architect Andre Fu, the decor of the hotel showcases exquisite interior design down to every last detail. With 117 suites, all with dramatic views of the surrounding city, guests can really grasp and insight into the beautiful ways of Hong Kong during their stay. The restaurant and bar stay on theme with excellent architecture each with their very own unique style. Whether visitors wish to enjoy an in-room treatment or in-room dining, their specialist staff are always there to deliver first-class service.
88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852-29-18-18-38
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Situated in the heart of Siem Reap, Viroth’s Hotel sits facing the river. Viroth's Hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the old market, shopping, and entertainment, making it the perfect location for tourists. Suites are designed with a 50s-inspired decor and hold stunning Cambodian antiques. Guests can enjoy a pool view from all suites and tranquil washrooms serving a home-spa concept. With a fitness suite, spa, and massage center and specialized treatments available, their exquisite wellness sections are not to be missed. Guests can dine in style at one of the many tasty restaurants inside and enjoy a selection of delicious dishes.
Old Market Area Street 24, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia, Phone: +855-63-76-61-07
25 Best Hotels in Asia
- Amansara, Photo: Amansara
- Baros Maldives, Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com
- Golden Temple Retreat, Photo: Diana Vyshniakova/stock.adobe.com
- Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa, Photo: skvalval/stock.adobe.com
- Kenting Amanda Hotel, Photo: Kenting Amanda Hotel
- Mandapa a Ritz Carlton Reserve, Photo: Mandapa a Ritz Carlton Reserve
- Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Photo: Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
- North Island Seychelles, Photo: North Island Seychelles
- Padma Resort Ubud, Photo: Padma Resort Ubud
- Pimalai Resort and Spa, Photo: Pimalai Resort and Spa
- Plantation, Photo: Plantation
- Raffles Jakarta, Photo: Raffles Jakarta
- Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Photo: Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
- Six Senses Yao Noi, Photo: Krit/stock.adobe.com
- Song Saa Private Island, Photo: Song Saa Private Island
- Taj Lake Palace Hotel, Photo: photoff/stock.adobe.com
- The Fullerton Hotel, Photo: Phuong/stock.adobe.com
- The Oberoi Udaivilas, Photo: rudiernst/stock.adobe.com
- The Pavilions Phuket, Photo: The Pavilions Phuket
- The Peninsula Hong Kong, Photo: Norman Chan/stock.adobe.com
- The St Regis Bali Resort, Photo: The St Regis Bali Resort
- The Taj Mahal Palace, Photo: Paulo/stock.adobe.com
- The Temple House, Photo: The Temple House
- The Upper House, Photo: Francesco83/stock.adobe.com
- Viroth's Hotel, Photo: Viroth's Hotel
- Cover Photo: Krit/stock.adobe.com