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Maekok River Village Resort

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Chotana, Thaton 50280, Thailand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had one night here, but would have loved a few more. The hotel is super cozy, placed by a river. It is divided into many bungalows with a few rooms in each. The room is nice and clean for a jungle hotel, and we were happy. The pool area was small but enough (not many guest while we... More 

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Florida
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12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed only one night w. a small tour group. The owner took time to talk with us about the history of the hotel and about their charitable works with the Hill Tribes' children's education, which is so wonderful. We weren't able to take advantage of the offered activities that seemed so fun. The gardens are lovely, And the resort... More 

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MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this very nice review and of course we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. As is often noted, a pity you could not have stayed longer. I am glad I had an opportunity to share with you the work that we are doing in the local community and we are delighted that... More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stayed here as family of four in a deluxe suite and it says that everything that pretty much as soon as we arrived we asked to stay an extra night, and we would have stayed longer if we hadn't been booked in elsewhere. The rooms were lovely and full of really thoughtful touches such as the lamp and matches... More 

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MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Once again we are thrilled which such a lovely review, not only commenting on so positively on many aspects of the resort, but also mentioning the activities for the whole family which makes stays here with children of any age such as pleasant experience! We welcome your comments about our guides and instructors for we are lucky to have such... More 

Arlington, VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We recently returned from a seven-night stay at this one-of-kind place. As an expat family living in a large, crowded, and dusty city, we were looking for a vacation that would give us a real change of pace, but still have enough activity for our children (4 and 7 years old.) We decided early on to go for northern Thailand,... More 

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MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

A huge thanks for taking the time to write such an extensive review, covering every aspect of your stay and more! We are delighted with all that you wrote and equally overwhelmed by the generosity of the many comments and points made. You undoubtedly made the best use of the myriad of activities we have on offer, and so are... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

What a beautiful place to just 'be' -- wonderful gardens, fantastic food, very friendly and attentive staff, lovely comfortable accommodation -- and on top of all, the inspirational educational programme set up by the owners, to support the local community and broaden the horizons of hundreds of students from all over the world. A truly magical place!

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MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Dear Val, Thanks very much for this review and of course delighted that everything was 'chilled to perfection', which included the weather! We are also pleased that you commented on our community programme involving visiting schools, but readers, please note the students are accommodated in their own and separate facility! However it should also be noted that in the 10... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Lovely stay. Beautiful gardens. Amazing riverside view. We did the half day bike tour with Sean which was wonderful. Got to cycle through the rice fields and gain some good local knowledge. The couple who run it are fantastic.

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MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us and we continue to be thrilled by comments such as these. It was great that you stayed for a longer time and that you also were able to enjoy the staff party! More 

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Well worth the trip. A little bit out of town (Thaton) but a nice leasirly stroll and transport can be arranged if you are not inclined to walk. Really friendly hosts and staff. Great gardens and views. Fantastic food.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This property was the vision of a couple from England and they executed it so well. We actually met the gentleman who owns it and it was great to hear about the process he went through to make sure every handmade detail was perfect. The rooms have so much character, the porches are phenomenal and the entire property is just... More 

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MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Dear Hay, Thanks very much for the review. We are delighted you appreciated so much about the resort. It has certainly been very satisfying making a vision a reality, and more so when people like yourselves respond so positively. Best wishes. More 

Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This Resort has beautiful individual cabins with a porch facing towards the river. One could sit in the dark and light the candle provided. A romantic scene for newlyweds. Grounds are beautiful. Pity that only stayed overnight. Had the experience of the traditional Thai massage in the room. Great treat after a long day of sightseeing/exploring the area.

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MRVRThailand, Manager at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review. I am so glad you appreciated the atmosphere, and much else about the Maekok Resort. Your comment stating that it was a pity it was just an overnight stay is one of the most common we receive, both through reviews and through verbal comments. However we are pleased that word is getting round... More 

Adelaide
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

My family and I stayed at MKRV in May for my 40th birthday. Having stars here in 2012 I knew I wanted to spend my 40th birthday here. The location, rooms and above all, the super friendly and obliging staff make your stay something special. Nothing is ever too much trouble for the staff, evidence of which was the attention... More 

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MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nicholas, Thanks very much for penning this review. Thanks also for deciding to celebrate your birthday here....seems like a long time ago! Your comments are greatly appreciated and particularly about the staff. We are so lucky with our staff...most of them are local and none of them have ever received formal training in the hospitality industry. However their wonderful... More 

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