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Maekok River Village Resort

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Chotana, Thaton 50280, Thailand
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

MRVR is a beautiful resort. The room I stayed in was fully equipped with a kettle, fridge, TV and ensuite bathroom and AC. My plans changed so stayed less time then intended but this was ok. I would stay longer next time! I think this is a great place to stay if you want to experience Northern Thailand but have... More 

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

Dear Carmel, Thank you for this review, comments and your recommendation for people to stay. A pity you had to leave earlier than planned, but as you say, there is always next time! Best wishes. More 

Kilchberg
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43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Strange ... We visited on our roundtrip through the northern part of Thailand many famous hotels, but there was none, where the thai massage was of such an outstanding quality. It's worth coming back just for this. The surroundings of the hotel are very nicely kept, the rooms are clean and very practical. The restaurant is designed to host bus... More 

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

Dear Hans, Thank you for this review and I was very pleased with your comments about our in-house massage. Many guests make similar verbal comments about the quality and also the very reasonable price of the massages. I am always interested to read reviews for they do show how difficult it is to manage a resort in order to please... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived for three days at the end of December and had a wonderful time. The hotel is run smoothly and efficiently and the staff are kind and attentive. The setting is magnificent and sundowners is a must. The food is magnificent and I cannot think of a hotel in the North of Thailand which is better. It was our... More 

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

Dear Graham, Thank you very much for penning this very pleasing review. It is very satisfying to read your kind comments and particularly your comparison to all other hotels in northern Thailand. We have had a very busy high season so far and comments such as yours, passed onto our staff, make them feel very good about the work they... More 

Cairo, Egypt
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42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stay was probably one of the highlights of my Thailand trip! The food was great, the rooms were well-equipped and the scenery was superb. In the room there was a mini-fridge, a TV, good air conditioning and a balcony with a great view of the resort. Walking around the grounds in the morning was always a pleasure - they... More 

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Thank zamalek123
MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Dear Zamalek, I was delighted to read that your stay here was one of the 'highlights' of your Thailand trip. That in itself says a great deal and it is most pleasing to have such comments which I can then share with the staff. Your recommendation to others to stay here is also greatly appreciated. Kind regards. More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We like adventure, but we also like to rest our weary limbs in style at the end of a long day. We work in Bangkok and planned a road-trip to Thailand's Northern Highlands. We took two days to drive up to Ban Thaton at a fairly leisurely pace, stopping in Tak on the way up. My wife and I, along... More 

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

Dear Dan and Emma, Many thanks indeed for writing what may be the longest review we have ever received!! It was very kind of you to write so extensively and thoughtfully and really an 'embarrassment of riches'. We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay and for such a long time. So many guests tell us on checking out that they wished... More 

Melle , Belgium
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161 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location and the scenery is very beautiful. The bungalows are good equipped and clean. For breakfast and certainly dinner there are better places than this. Certainly when you look what prices they ask for a hotel that is not situated in a big city and weighed by Thai standards.

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Thank IVE-Melle
MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I am glad you thought our rooms were good and that the location was beautiful (and so was a little surprised that you only gave a score for 3 out of 5 for location!). I would question your comment about prices as for example the most expensive item on our menu is about US$8 (and... More 

Bangkok
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125 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This hotel is lovely, from the immaculate and well-maintained grounds to the tasteful rooms. The showers with the rock floors were gorgeous. Service was friendly. In most ways, this is a wonderful, quiet getaway right on the river. There were a few weaknesses, though. Breakfast was sparse, and the lunch buffet expensive for what it offered. The tv was way... More 

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

Dear Jonathan, Thank you for this review and your kind comments regarding the gardens, the rooms and service from our staff. I was sorry however that several aspects disappointed you. Regarding the TV, we do have 'stability' problems and there should have been 4 other channels available including CNN, Star Sports and Discovery. So I do apologise for this. To... More 

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

From the moment you check-in at the Meekok River resort you are made welcome. The lovely landscaping, the exotic garden, the beautifully decorated rooms, etc.; all is testimony to the love and care of the owners for all details. The food is excellent, from general Thai fare over northern Thai specialities until mouth-watering crepe Suzette. We truly enjoyed all our... More 

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

Dear Heinz and Eveline, Many thanks for this review and thanks also for making the Maekok River Village a frequent choice of stay during your trips around the north, and of course for bringing your friends with you. Your comments are greatly appreciated as it does show that we are managing to maintain the high standards you have come to... More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We have just returned from a few days at this lovely resort. Very comfortable, beautiful gardens, quiet swimming pool, completely relaxing atmosphere. The food was excellent and different from other parts of Thailand. After reading the comments from TS22 I feel I must take issue with the remarks made, we had no problems with bugs, the room was ample size,... More 

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Thank waltann2015
MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks indeed for taking the time to write this review. Whilst we greatly appreciated all your various positive comments about aspects of your stay, we were particularly delighted you took time to refute the content of an earlier review. A response such as this from recent guests has more meaning, and is very encouraging. Our hardworking staff, who were... More 

Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Great riverside location, wonderfully designed rooms and beautiful gardens, and terrific Shan cuisine were the highlights of a great stay. Kayaking on the river was good fun and the info on the website about birdwatching in the area made for some good activities. The longtail boat ride from the resort's pier down to Chiang Rai was a great way to... More 

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

Dear Mike, Many thanks for taking the time to 'pen' a review. It was good to chat to you and also to know that everything met with your great satisfaction. Many of our guests also enjoy the Shan dishes, which as we mention, are not really available anywhere else. Your comments were particularly appreciated after reading the previous review!! I... More 

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