When it comes to luxury travel, there’s one thing we can all agree on: Southeast Asia does it right. From the exceptional customer service to the outstanding breakfast buffets at hotels, they’ve mastered every single aspect of the art. 

Not sure where to stay? You’re in luck — we narrowed it down for you. Here’s a list of 5 of the best hotels in Southeast Asia. 

5. Ibis Styles – Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai in southeast Asia

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When in Thailand a southeast Asia country, travel in style, with ibis Styles. A vibrant hotel located in the heart of Bangkok’s old quarters, the ibis Styles has everything you could want and more. The hotel offers a variety of stylishly unique rooms filled with color and open space. Ibis Styles serves an elegant breakfast as colorful as their rooms, with an assortment of fruits, juices, and other morning favorites. Guests can enjoy the pool in the back after a meeting in the event room, or spend an afternoon on the terrace followed by a bike ride through the streets of Bangkok. Just outside the hotel are many street food vendors, shops, cafes and entertainment hotspots.

4. City of Dreams Hyatt Hotel – Manila Philippines

In southeast Asia, Your dreams will come true at the City of Dreams Hyatt Hotel. With refreshing rooms, a stylish lounge, and an entertainment complex including a nightclub, what else could you ask for? Their 350+ rooms allow for a luxurious stay in the island country of the Philippines. Guests can enjoy a tasteful meal or snack at The Cafe, which offers much more than the name suggests. The restaurant itself is an interactive show-kitchen meant to entertain all. Additionally, the hotel is home to the family entertainment center known as Dreamplay, from Dreamworks Animation. Adults can also have a blast at the Pangea + Chaos Nightclub. Go ahead and dance the night away…and walk up to your room later. If you’re looking to take in some people watching and culture, the hotel is close to Manila Baywalk and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. 

3. Nawa Boutique Hotel – Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Let’s start with a sun salutation. Inhale. And exhale. Breathe deeply. Once you step into the Nawa Boutique Hotel, you can’t help but feel relaxed, all while being surrounded by elegance. With a minimalist style, the Nawa was designed to provide you with a luxurious stay without losing the local feel in the heart of Chiang Mai. It’s the kind of room you wouldn’t mind staying in for a couple of days, with sliding glass doors that lead to the Blue Pool, concrete rooms that have clouds for beds and bamboo straw woven chairs. The hotel offers a restaurant that serves the freshest Thai and Western eats, and a cafe with handmade bread and desserts perfectly matched with a cup of coffee or aromatic teas.

2. On the Rock Hotel by Prasanthi – Kupang, Indonesia

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Located along the Pasir Panjang shoreline, On the Rock Hotel offers a delightful view of the Savu Sea with all its sea-goers and fishermen. Guests can enjoy a swimming pool, pool bar, fitness center and arcade. And with the Onyx Bar and Pala Coffee Shop offering a deck view, you almost never lose sight of the sea. On the Rock also hosts a Boat for Sea Adventure, and if that doesn’t sound like a good time, you can explore monkey caves, beaches, Japanese war wreck sites, and museums, all within a 10-mile radius.

1. The Empress Hotel – Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Recommended by TripAdvisor and voted one of the top 25 hotels in Thailand, the Empress takes you away into the heart of Chiang Mai. Located within short walking distance to the Night Market, the Chabad House, the Walking Market, and the train station, it has become the place for business travelers, families, and long-term staying guests. The Empress offers beautiful views of Chiang Mai, traditional Thai furniture, and spacious rooms for all guests to enjoy. The Empress not only feels royal but treats you like royalty.

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