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Serene at Chiangrai Hotel

569 Moo 1 Tambol Wiang, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
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Ranked #3 of 13 Chiang Saen B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, the positive: stunning location right on the river and within easy walking distance to great food and site, friendly staff. Now, the negatives outweigh the positives: air con didn't cool the room, t.v. worked only sporadically, breakfast included a plate of fruit that had obviously cut the day before as it was dried out and, finally, no... More 

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Western Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Serene at Chiang Rai is located in the Thai village of Sop Ruak - also spelled Sob Ruak - by the Mekong River about 400 metres south of the Golden Triangle tripoint area, i.e. the place where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. The location is very suitable for day trips to Laos and Myanmar and the staff is very friendly.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The hotel has all it needs for being a great place, but unfortunately the staff doesn't seem to make the most of it. First of all, the facilities are great. Good location, nice restaurant, and the room was super spacious, with own balcony, river view and great bathroom. Wifi was available free, but poor connection. The outside pool area is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Once a year, we travel to the north and always stay in this beautiful hotel. It has on the riverside rooms, a wonderful view on the "golden Triangle" Myanmar, Meakong river and Laos. The rooms are well maimtained and luxery with nice and soft beds. Take a rest at the swimmingpool and enjoy the food they serve at breakfast, lunch... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This hotel has a very nice view if you have the opportunity to have a room located on the river side… Nevertheless, it is a noisy hotel between the main road and the river, if not the noise of the cars, then the one of the boat… So just enjoy the nice view…

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Actually my wife (a Thai national) helped me find this place! It is a 4-5 star resort at a very nice price. The rooms are A M A Z I N G and the staff are extremely helpful. The internet is free and very fast! However, do note that Chiang Rai city is 45 minutes away from Chiang Saen and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Serene is probably the best hotel option you're going to find on the Thai side of the Golden Triangle. Make sure you get a river side view because that's where all the action is. I'd give the restaurant a miss. They throw in breakfast with the room, but it's not great. You also have to pay with cash.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night - it's beautiful place! The sight from the restaurant as well as the pool was very nice (as you can see in the many travellers photos) and so was the service. The town hasn't got much to offer but the hotel is absolutely great at a very good rate.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had two nights at this hotel as a convenient location before heading into Laos and Luang Prabang on the boat. The hotel was fine, and had all conveniences you would expect from a tourist hotel. We had a street view room, and although it was not noisy, the river view would certainly be a better option. These are slightly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We had to stay there before crossing the border to Laos and going to Luang Prabang. There is not much to see in the area and the other good hotels in the area seem outrageously expensive. The Serene is not a bad hotel but although the rooms are spacious, they're very basic for the price. The river view is worth... More 

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