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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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Sweden
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19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2010

We came here on Christmas day with two teenage sons, on our way to Laos. Thanks to the departure of the boat from Huay Xai, we "had to" stay for 3 nights. You can get the standard of this place in some other places (but maybe not in Chiang Saen), but the atmosphere that Ian, Jim and staff are creating... More 

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

Dear Goodtimeso, Dokt0rC, Bob1973, MyPeteAustralia, Birding-nut & Trallalao, Thank you all very much for your great reviews. It is most gratifying to know that you were so happy to stay at Viang Yonok. These comments help to provide our satisfaction for running the hotel. Hopefully, some of you will get a chance to return to this most lovely part of... More 

Chiang mai
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2010

As a birder, I want to be out in nature without giving up life's little luxuries. The rooms, the staff, the view, the restaurant are far superior to any place I've stayed in Chiang Saen plus it has the convenience to nature.

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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37 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2009

Thanks Jim & Ian for your fantastic hospitality - This is a small family run hotel (7 bungalows) and we were made to feel part of the family - Catering i sby Jim and her Mum - English Breakfast was full on and after the 1st morning we opted for a bowl of cereal and fruit pancake which was also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2009

The Viang Yonok hotel is a real treat. Ian and Vassana have put heart and soul into the kind of hotel they would like to stay in, the result is a relaxed and friendly family run hotel that’s the ideal place from which to explore this charming area of Northern Thailand. Every aspect of the hotel has been designed to... More 

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Rocklin, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2009

Vassana and Ian are the consummate hosts. They made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived and during our whole stay. When it was time for us to leave it was as if we were leaving our new home. Advice was freely given about sight-seeing ventures to what would be good for dinner. The food in the restaurant was... More 

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British Abroad
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2009

Highlight of our trip to Thailand. Jim was a gracious and welcoming hostess. Accomodation clean, comfortable and excellent value.Location peaceful and relaxing. Laundry attended to costs very resonable Tours arranged through Jim great and reasonably priced. Nothing was too much trouble for Jim or her excellent staff, service was second to none. Jim was great all her guests teenagers included... More 

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Sydney
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2009

We stayed 4 nights in September and it wasn't enough. Thanks to Ian and Jim it is one of the most enjoyable stays at a hotel we have ever had. Room was great and loved waking up early to sit out on the balcony and look at the lake, what a beautiful sight to have right at your doorstep. Firstly,... More 

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

Dear LibbySydney, We’re so happy you enjoyed your stay so much, what a wonderful compliment. We hope you can make it back some time and enjoy more of Chiang Rai. Best wishes Ian More 

sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2009

We stayed here [sadly only one night only] on a recent trip through Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. The hotel is very very comfortable, lovely big rooms, comfortable beds, very snazzy bathrooms, great facilities including a pool and delicious meals. Ian and his wife and family were wonderul hosts who couldn't do enough to help us. The Beef Rendang we had... More 

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

Dear anniebronte, Thank you so much for your review and we're happy you enjoyed your brief visit. If you get a chance to return, a longer stay would allow you to enjoy more of this special area. Best wishes, Ian More 

Sarasota, Florida
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143 reviews 143 reviews
48 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

Picture an environment on the banks of Chiang Saen Lake, lovingly created to cater to guests in a gracious and welcoming manner, and you have entered the world of Ian and Vasana Smith, the owners of Viang Yonak Hotel. Ian, a British ex pat and his Thai wife, Vasana, built the hotel to cater to guests as they like to... More 

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

Dear rosemarytraveler We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Viang Yonok. Loy Krathong certainly was fun in the town that evening, we all had a good time together. You’ll have some great photos too, to remember your time in Chiang Saen. Best wishes to both of you Ian More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2009

Never has anywhere managed to cast such a spell on my workaholic husband, he was planning his return in the car on the way to the airport.Yiang Yonok managed to draw him almost to a standstill, we had intended 2-3 days but stayed 5 and loved every minute of it. Ian and Jim(Vassana) are delightful and welcomed you like friends... More 

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

Dear laine33 Thank you very much for your kind words and we are most happy you enjoyed your stay at Viang Yonok so much. Vassana will pass on your compliments to her mother, Songkran, Som and May. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and showing you some more of this wonderful area. Best wishes Ian More 

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