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Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club

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201 Moo 3 | Yonok, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were travelling through Chiang Saen and had not booked a place to stay yet Viang Yonok was recommended to us by friends. When we drove up, I have to admit that I wondered if we were in the right place since it looked quite plain at first sight. The gate was closed to keep their dogs in and as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family really enjoyed our one night stay here. It was the perfect place to relax and recharge on our way to Lao. It's also the perfect base for exploring the golden triangle. The owners/hosts are incredibly kind and hospitable. The bungalows and grounds are impeccable. And the food was wonderful! Plan to stay one more night than you think... More 

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59Thunderbird, Owner at Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club, responded to this review

Hi Kevin S, Thank you for your kind review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay so much at Viang Yonok, on your SE Asia adventure. You are right, just about every one of our guests wishes they could stay longer, as we are in such a wonderful location. Best wishes for your trip Ian & Vassana More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We would like to thank Jim and Ian for the wonderful hospitality recently at Viang Yanok in Chiang Saen. It's not everyday you get to enjoy authentic home cooked Thai cuisine, the serene Chiang Saen lake whilst chilling out with bonafide rock star as well! In terms of value, it cannot be beat in Chiang Saen especially considering the prices... More 

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59Thunderbird, Owner at Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club, responded to this review

Hi iambenng, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We still get a kick out of guests coming to stay in our little hotel. Yes, we are the only hotel on the lake and it is a special place indeed and far from the madding crowd. If you get a chance, we look forward to seeing you back here... More 

Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It's the second time that me and my boyfriend where at the Viang Yonok. It was again a unforgettable stay in a scenic area with lake and wild life at the Chiang Saen Lake. The owners are really nice and open-minded, so if you want to be on your own they let you, if you want some tipps what to... More 

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59Thunderbird, Owner at Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club, responded to this review

Hi Tanja K, Thank you for a great review. It is heartening to hear that you enjoyed your second visit so much and appreciate our efforts to keep our little bit of paradise in good shape. We are indeed lucky to be in such a beautiful location at the lake. Actually, the only booking site we are on, is our... More 

Kathmandu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The perfect base to explore all that Northern Thailand has to offer! Amazingly comfortable bungalows & home cooked meals on beautiful Chiang Saen Lake, a quiet setting close to the Mekong River and Thailand's legendary Golden Triangle area, a region rich in ancient culture and turbulent history! Also not far from the mountains along the Thai-Burmese Border which offer up... More 

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59Thunderbird, Owner at Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club, responded to this review

Hi roadrunrnepal, Thank you very much for your review. We are most happy you enjoyed your stay with us and spent some days in our wonderful location here. We are also happy that we were able to assist you in your day trips around and with your onward travel plans. Maybe we will get to see you at Viang Yonok... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

And we enjoyed them all... Ian and Jim's incomparable hospitality and generosity, a stunning lake view from a shaded balcony, home cooked massaman curry and fluffy fruit pancakes, kayaking after an excellent storm, a yellow bittern and the black naped monarch in its nest, the cool pool and an immaculate garden, those fabulous old British bikes and a great sense... More 

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59Thunderbird, Owner at Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club, responded to this review

Hi clare d, It was great to meet you both and Thank you very much for the lovely review. It's brilliant to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. We are most fortunate to be in such a wonderful natural location at the lake and indeed some fantastic birding around here. We look forward to seeing you again Best wishes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent 4 wonderful days at Viang. So glad we opted to not stay at the MUCH pricier and large resorts In the area. Ian and Vasanna are AMAZING hosts - so accommodating and helpful. Their place is a little oasis and vasanna's adorable mom gave us fabulous, fresh meals. Some of the best food we had... More 

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59Thunderbird, Owner at Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club, responded to this review

Hi Cfaystastny, That is a great review, thank you very much. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much at Viang Yonok. It makes us happy to know that after coming so far to visit the north of Thailand, you have returned home with unforgettable memories. That is our satisfaction in running our little hotel. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

I stayed one night with my daughter on the way from the north to Chiang mai This hotel is out of town in a very quiet place The rooms are good with all the necessary things The extraordinary thing of this hotel is the owner and his family They are wonderful and make you feel a part of their family... More 

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59Thunderbird, Owner at Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club, responded to this review

Hi Moty P, Thank you very much for your lovely review, that is much appreciated. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Viang Yonok. Yes, things may be busy out in the cities and towns, but it's always nice and quiet in our secluded lakeside location. We hope you have enjoyed your holiday in Thailand. Best wishes Ian &... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Me and my boyfriend went to Chiangrai for business and decided to make a trip to Chiang Saen. We found this hotel suggested by a website(which I can't remember). We didn't expect much, just want a place that accept a pet to stay with because we bring a puppy with us. The owner and his wife warmly welcome us, they... More 

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59Thunderbird, Owner at Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club, responded to this review

Hi NekoNekoBite N, Thank you very much indeed for your lovely review. It was great to see you enjoying your stay with your little dog. Maybe you can visit again, next time your are in Chiang Rai. Best wishes Ian & Vassana More 

Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The resort is at non-tourism area,15 min.drive from Chiang Saen town. When we arrived the resort,Vassana-the manager (also the owner's wife) greeted us with a cocktail and introduced detailly the facilities of the resort .Before arrival,Ian the owner kept in touch our itineary which was from Laos due to transportation issue. He provided us serveral options as guided line. Ian... More 

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59Thunderbird, Manager at Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club, responded to this review

Hi Miranda Sin Mui F, Thank you very much for your great review. Vassana and I are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Viang Yonok Hotel, so much. You visited at a good time of year, when the sunsets reflected across the lake are so beautiful, in this unspoilt area. We look forward to seeing you back again at... More 

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