We stayed in Chalet #2 (only 3 chalets on the property). Everything about our stay was like staying with good friends. Eric picked us up at the airport holding a sign with our names written on it. Something I've always wanted to experience. One of our friends had lost her luggage somewhere between Toronto and Bangkok and he patiently waited while she figured things out with the airline. He even went to retrieve the luggage the next day from the airport. Eric and Pranee were very hospitable and didn't hesitate to offer feedback/advice about places to visit. Pranee also arranged for our visits to the Tiger Kingdom and cooking class since we don't speak Thai and all. The room and bathroom were spacious and immaculate. They greeted us with a platter of exotic fruit adorned with plumeria blossoms and "welcome drinks" - the most delectable orange and passion fruit juice (if I deciphered the ingredients correctly). The complimentary breakfast was delicious - I had a croissant slathered in nutella every morning along with Pranee's Thai breakfast porridge. I'm one of those people that have to down a pot of coffee every morning to get going, but one morning the coffee was lukewarm and I'm pretty sure it was instant. But beggars can't be choosers I guess. Very green and picturesque property. A family trying to earn an honest living by providing the best of warm hospitality and clean and attractive accommodations - I'll take that any day to a multimillion dollar resort with canned and sterile service. We headed to a Westin property in Phuket after our two-night stay here and that's when I truly realized it's the service/people that make a stay a winner. Be forewarned that there is a barn directly behind the property. Could have done without the cow mooing and rooster shrieking at dawn, but that's my only complaint. Should my soul ever descend upon Chiang Mai in the future I will be staying here again no questions asked.
- Also Known As:
- Mai Siam Resort Chiang Mai Province/Mae On, Thailand