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Maekok River Village Resort

3.0 of 5 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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Windsor, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Far from the crowds, nicely located on the Kok River, nestled in beautiful gardens, this is a "diamond in the rough" not to be missed. It is really too bad for all the tour groups or individuals mainly staying for one night, if not only for lunch, they are missing a fantastic opportunity to discover the North differently, biking, hiking,... More 

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

Thank you very much indeed for such a lovely review. I am delighted that everything suited you so well and equally delighted that you are strongly suggesting to people to stay longer. As you note, there is so much on offer in the area as well as in the resort. I was delighted that you made the most of your... More 

Hollandsche Rading, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Rooms, restaurant/food, garden, swimming pool, staff - all excellent!! It is really a wonderful jewel in the North of Thailand. Already visited twice. Last time an unexpecetd small inconvenience was immediately solved by the management. Thanks! (J from the NL - visited twice during a biketrip)

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

Dear Jouke, Many thanks for this review. I was delighted that you so positively commented on many aspects of the resort. I was also pleased that we could resolve the 'minor inconvenience' to your satisfaction and glad that you raised this issue in such a friendly manner. Much the best way I think. I hope that you will be cycling... More 

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Additional Information about Maekok River Village Resort

Address: Chotana, Thaton 50280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Thaton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Maekok River Village Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Maekok River Village Hotel Mae Ai
Hotel Maekok River Village
Maekok River Village Resort Thaton, Thailand - Chiang Mai Province

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