4 Best Hotels for a Weekend in Southeast Asia

We miss the long weekends.

Fortunately, with the long-awaited reopening of many of our neighboring countries, we look forward to spending our weekends in these shelters. Here are 4 destinations in Southeast Asia to score for one of the most rewarding weekends abroad in the weeks to come.

Travel rules and regulations around the world are easing due to more stable Covid-19 situations. Many Southeast Asian countries are preparing to warmly welcome tourists they have missed, including some of our all-time favorites like Japan and South Korea.

While we’ll have to wait a bit longer before these countries grant tourists absolute freedom to travel again, these four destinations below are now free to roam. Plan your next weekends at these stunning luxury hotels for the near future. A night or two may be enough to satisfy your thirst for adventure.

The best destinations for a weekend in Southeast Asia:

Capella Hanoi, Vietnam

Located a short walk from the Hanoi Opera House, Capella Hanoi has been described by Bill Bensley as a potential meeting place in the old days for members of the opera circle, such as singers, composers and designers.

Thus, in this new luxury hotel, the 47 rooms and suites are decorated with opera ornaments and portraits of Kate Spencer, all overlooking the breathtaking view of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. If you are short on time but want to explore this city, Capella Culturists are always on hand to advise you on the must-see sites.

As Capella is never devoid of culinary surprises, visitors are also offered choices of 1920 New York-themed restaurants, The Hudson Rooms, Japanese Koki Kitchen, art-deco Diva’s Lounge, and North American cuisine. Vietnamese at Backstage.


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Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Cambodia

After a three-year transformation shutdown, the grand heritage hotel that is Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor is finally reopening with several new highlights to explore.

Savvy visits from Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Obama bear witness to the prestigious history of the Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, which dates back to 1932. The property first served as a resting place for archaeologists and adventurers heading to the ancient kingdom of Angkor Wat.

Today, the beautiful white building shines sleeker than ever with updated tiling, additional in-room amenities, the last signature restaurant from 1932, the Raffles Marquee events center, and more.


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Hilton Singapore Orchard

Hilton recently erected its largest property in the Asia-Pacific region in Singapore’s must-visit Orchard Road shopping district. The Hilton Singapore Orchard offers the perfect setting for a stay with 1,080 guest rooms and suites, as well as some great dining options like chef Nancy Silverton’s Osteria Mozza, Estate, Ginger Afternoon Tea Lounge. Lily and Chen’s Shisen Hanten, two Michelin stars. Kentaro.

Not only are the facilities tummy-friendly, but the hotel’s botanical interior and exterior are stunning as well. The hotel’s prime location makes it very easy for guests to reach the Mandarin Gallery Mall and Singapore’s fashion and lifestyle hub.


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Buahan, an escape from Banyan Tree, Bali

Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape in Bali, Indonesia, is worth all the extra miles you’ll have to drive every weekend. The beautiful sanctuary is located amid the mountains and jungle of Ubud, where a “no walls, no doors” concept is introduced to bring the scenic greens of the 16 balls (or villas).

The nature-centric ethos also applies inside the kitchens, where food is prepared from local ingredients under zero-waste, farm-to-table dining concepts. Buahan is the perfect getaway for city dwellers looking to take a break and explore the magnanimity of mother nature.


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This story first appeared on Prestige Online Thailand.

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