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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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Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If I have any free time and want to get away from Bangkok, my first thought is to return to Viang Yonok. The lakeside setting, well-kept garden, and country atmosphere make it a special place to visit. True, there are other resorts with remote settings, but this place and the outstanding hospitality are magical. It will remain high on my... More 

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

Hi Soi304A, Thank you very much indeed for another review. "Escape to Paradise" is what we try to provide at Viang Yonok and that does seem to be the case for many who live and work in the city. We look forward to seeing you again sometime. Best wishes for 2015 Ian & Vassana More 

singapore
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142 reviews 142 reviews
54 hotel reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Our initial plan was to visit only Chiangmai. However after reading the wonderful reviews on this hotel, we decided to fly to Chiangrai as well so that we can stay here. So we came here with very high expectation and amazingly, Viang Yonok even exceeds our expectation. 1) Ian is very prompt with his email correspondance and is very efficient... More 

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

Hi Kim025Singapore, Thank you very much for your long and detailed review. As your family made a special trip to visit Viang Yonok, it is wonderful that we lived up to your expectations. Clearly you enjoyed your brief stay but you are right, only one night is not quite enough to fully appreciate the magic of Chiang Saen Lake. The... More 

Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The resort has very beautiful villas next to a big lake. The owner's mom's Thai dishes are very delicious! The owner couple are very kind and generous. Owner Ion is very friendly and humous. He played a very funny Sant Claus on the Christmas Party he organised. There are quite a few spot nearby to check out: My girlfriend and... More 

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

Hi SamsonWang, Thank you very much for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Viang Yonok. Vassana's mother and all the staff worked extra hard for the busy Christmas time but the food did turn out to be tremendous with the delicious turkey dinner. The Christmas Party was certainly good fun for everyone. Santa Claus came by... More 

hartlepool;
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Setting, Hosts and Home Cooking are the three ingredients that make your stay at Viang Yonok the perfect break. My wife and I have been fortunate to have stayed at VY on a number of occasions over the years and have recently spent 3-nights over Christmas there. If you are able to stay there for a longer period you realize... More 

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

Hi checken, It was great to see you back at Viang Yonok again, especially over Christmas. It was a fun filled party in the evening and the visit from Santa Claus was a nice surprise... Vassana, her Mum and all the staff did a great job providing a wonderful traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings plus the Christmas Pudding... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Although only there for one night, hosts Ian and Vassana made us feel very welcome. Best to have a car to explore the area with as it's a bit outside of town. However if you are looking for a beautiful setting and relaxed time this is the place.

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

Hi Christopher C, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Yes, like most hotels, it is easier if guests have their own vehicle. However, with our free shuttle service into Chiang Saen and our vehicles & drivers, we are able to transport our guests anywhere they would wish to go. We are in a superb... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I was only able to spend 1 night, but was thoroughly impressed. The hosts are fantastic and the setting is fabulous. The owners are well traveled themselves, and tuned into the needs of international travelers. Motorcycle travelers will find this an excellent option, as the owners are riders.

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

Hi Dale R, A shame you could only stay one night. But great to hear we were able to provide you with all that you needed while at Viang Yonok. Thank you very much for the review and maybe we will see you again one day. Best wishes Ian & Vassana More 

Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Our stay was perfect at Viang Yonok. It is a nice, clean and comfortable place in a great location with a friendly and helpful staff. The lake is nice place to explore and loads of birds to see. They went out of their way to assist my husband when he fell ill during the stay. Would definitely return and highly... More 

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

Hi fuzzman99, Thank you for the nice review. We are glad to have been able to help your husband while you were here and happy that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Ian & Vassana More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We stayed only one night on our way to Laos in this lovely and quiet compound. It was the warm familiar atmosphere in a beautiful garden with a small but nice swimming pool which really impressed us. We were offered a free bike ride with good mountain bikes. The family cooked food is delicious Thank you for a wonderful stay,... More 

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

Hi Stephan and Annie, Thank you very much for your kind review. If you were happy, we are happy. Merry Christmas Ian & Vassana More 

Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

At the end of a long motorcycle tour, we were really lucky to be introduced to Viang Yonok. Coming in feeling like the walking dead, I was rejuvenated in 24 hrs by the peaceful setting, 1st world spa atmosphere, and personal family service. Ian and his wife Jim are charming people and my only regrets were that my wife was... More 

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

Hi Tom P, Thank you very much indeed for the fantastic review. It is great to hear you were rejuvenated by you visit to Viang Yonok. Maybe you will get the chance to return with your wife, for a few days and see some more of the interesting local sights. It is a great area for touring up here. Best... More 

Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I was more than impressed with this resort. Jime and Ian are attentive and made my visit a pleasure. I'd love to return and will make an effort to send anybody their way. Love the garage with the classic English bikes.

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

Hi Hldsteve, Thank you for your lovely review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Viang Yonok so much. Maybe we'll see you again one day and you can spend more time checking out the wonderful local sights. Best wishes Ian & Vassana More 

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