What these small dwellings lack in size, they make up in style.

1. Soong Saa Private Island, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

 
Take a break from city slicking in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh and check into this gem.

 

2. The Scarlet Singapore, Singapore

 
This is one sleek stay near the happening Club Street.
 

 

3. The Sanchaya Bintan, Bintan, Indonesia

 

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Bonus: there's a fancy lounge at the ferry terminal where you can sip tea while waiting for your passports.

 

4. Bon Ton Resort Langkawi, Langkawi, Malaysia

 

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The website is nothing to look at, but the trip to stay in a Malay antique villa sure is.

 

5. 7 Terraces, Penang, Malaysia

The Peranakan decor is to die for in this hotel, as is the Peranakan buffet downstairs.

 

6. Hotel De la Paix, Luang Prabang, Laos

 

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This hotel used to belong to the French governor's house. Cool, huh?

 

7. Villa Borobudor, Borobudur, Indonesia

 

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Ask for the suite with stunning temple views.

 

8. Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali, Bali, Indonesia

Chillax at the spa here and get away from it all.

 

9. Misibis Bay, Albay Province, The Philippines

 

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Ask the hotel staff if you want to explore the Mayon Volcano and swim with whale sharks.

 

10. The Old England Manor, Nantou, Taipei

This pretty hotel has a mix of Art Deco, Tudor and Gothic furniture and architecture, with a splash of Regency wallpaper. 

 

11. Hotel Vagabond, Singapore

The hotel has an artist in residency program, one of which recently involved a Captain Planet dance party. Keep tabs on their website for the next one.


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