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“The perfect escape from Bangkok” 5 of 5 stars
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Ndol Streamside Thai Villas
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   191 Moo 1, Muak Lek 18180, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Muak Lek B&B and Inns
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“The perfect escape from Bangkok”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We decided to try Ndol Streamside Thai Villas because other places in the Khao Yai area were either fully booked, too expensive or just plain ancient. We were not disappointed. Our stay at Ndol, though brief as it was, was a refreshing break close to nature.

Situated only about 7 kilometers from the main highway, Ndol is within an easy 2-hour drive from Bangkok. It is a beautifully landscaped place with plenty of trees. Being owned by one of Thailand's top advertising personalities, the resort reflects the guy's fine taste in design and decoration. It has an interesting mixture of Thai, Chinese and western influences - following today's design trend of blending different styles of various periods to create a harmonized whole. Replica and genuine artwork can be found throughout the property. A flowing stream next to the resort and tropical birds chirping complete the back to nature experience. There is no better place to have breakfast than with a pool on one side and a stream on the other. Marvelous.

The service is excellent and charming. The staff seemed relaxed and comfortable in the surroundings. I guess there is not a lot of pressure as most guests venture out during the day anyhow.

The rooms are of moderate size, with a nice LCD TV and DVD player. They do not have a living area as such, but you can easily lounge around the common area outside reading magazines. The shared bathroom for two guestrooms was a drawback, however. I suppose such a layout is better for couples or single families rather than multiple families who prefer en suite bathrooms. The rooms also do not possess the finer details like a refrigerator, free drinking water or tea and coffee facilities, which are essential items since you are basically living in a forest. Perhaps the resort can elevate the substance side to match its style side.

Overall, Ndol is a convenient getaway from Bangkok. Next time we shall stay at the resort longer and just chill.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NdolManagement, Owner at Ndol Streamside Thai Villas, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Dear Honorable Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind and valuable feedback.

Please accept our sincere apology for any inconvenience you had experienced during your stay.

We have brainstromed among the staff and are working on ensuring that our facilities are carefully prepared in and outside the rooms to provide the most comfortable environment for our guests.

Our staff will also make sure that they inform guests prior to their booking on the condition of the room with two-bedroom with one-bathroom type. We have added this information into our website, as well.

Your kind recommendation is very important in helping us improving our products and services.

Thank you very much for choosing to stay with Ndol and we look forward to serving you again.

Warmest Regards,
Ndol Management
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I stayed again in Ndol last months, this time with my family and parents (4 adults and 1 toddler).
We once again had a great stay.
We booked a 2 bedroom unit which was lovely.
The staff were great (as usual!) and so was everything else. Our daughter enjoyed the swimming pool, we all enjoyed the quietness of the resort. The breakfast was also great when the staff placed us at a different table everyday (sometime by the waterway:))

We will definitely be back again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NdolManagement, Owner at Ndol Streamside Thai Villas, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Dear Honorable Guest,

It is our greatest pleasure to welcome you at Ndol.
I have conveyed your kind message to our staff and you have brightened their day. They are very glad to learn that you had a great time during your stay.

Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us again. We promise to keep on improving our products and services to enhance your experience at Ndol.

Warmest Regards,
Ndol Management
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

I spent a weekend in this resort last year.
It's the perfect place to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok!

The villas are beautiful and tastefully furnished. Food is good.

Just great

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Decided to go there at the last minute for a week-end out of Bangkok and we were not disappointed. All they had on that day was a suite, but it was in a traditional tastefully decorated Thai villa. The location along the river is a dream. During the night however we were happily woken-up with one of the local lizards (toukay) almost every hour, as he was probably hidden under the roof inside the room and was making his distinctive noise. This would disturb some people, but on the other hand you truly feel in an authentic country side. The real down side of the hotel to me is the breakfast. The hotel is under the management of a small group under Swiss leadership and therefore it would be a great plus if they were looking at making a nice breakfast with local products instead of the usual low quality jams and toasts one normally finds in low category hotel. This does not do justice to this otherwise wonderful small property.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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NdolManagement, Owner at Ndol Streamside Thai Villas, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Dear Honorable Guest,

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback.

The pure natural environment is one of the key things that Ndol wishes to offer, yet, it is also always our intention to ensure that our guests have been provided with the warmest and the most peaceful stay.

We have, seriously, taken your recommendation into account, and will promise to keep on improving our products and services to enhance your Ndol experience.

Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. We all here look forward to serving you again.

Warmest Regards,
Ndol Management
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

At arrival:
Warm greeting from the staff at the parking space, quick coordinate with front office staff, leading to check-in process.

At check-in:
Refreshment is nicely served. Hotel offered choices of the bathroom amenity fragrance. I noticed that not many resorts offers this.

In the room:
Rooms are clean, very well decorated and equipped with all necessary amenities. My family are staying in the room called Colonial, Ming and Sukothai. Colonial is the 2 bedroom unit. Each room has very spacious bathroom, squared bathtub or pretty much like a pool for my small nephews. They has a very good time in this indoor bathtub because it was quite cold outside at the time we were there.

Each room has different design which makes the resort is very interesting. Each room are spacious and the lightings around the room makes it very homy and warm.

Public area:
For resort type, it can't be avoided on the dried leaves and flower. But they look clean and well-maintained in general.
Pool is quite small but with this weather it wouldn't be used for nothing but to complete the look. The water in the pool can be improved.

Breakfast:
The variety of the breakfast line is sufficient for this small-sized resort. The staff are well attentive and make sure the empty plates are kept away from the table at a timely manner.

At check-out:
Thanks to complimentary minibar and collaboration between front office and house keeping, it made the check-out process very quick.

Staffs here are very friendly and helpful. Another resort which represents land of smiles.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NdolManagement, Owner at Ndol Streamside Thai Villas, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Dear Honorable Guest,

Thank you deeply for your warm and kind review.

It is an honor for us to serve you during your stay at Ndol. We are truely happy to learn that you had a good time.

As to response to your valuable comment on the swimming pool, we will ensure that the water in the swimming pool is in good quality at all time.

We will keep on improving the quality of our product and service to enhance your expereince anytime you stay with us.

Thank you very much and look forward to serving you again.

Warmest Regards,
Ndol Management
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

We have stayed for nly single day. The good things: room, services, facilities, scenery, food.
The not-so-good things: insects, resort size is small, internet is not working when we stayed.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NdolManagement, Owner at Ndol Streamside Thai Villas, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Dear Honorable Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review. And please accept our sincere apology regarding the inconvenient experience during your stay with us.

We have now continued to monitor the WiFi system to ensure that the service will be available for smooth internet connection at all time.

Every staff was informed to be more aware of the insects in order to minimize any unsatisfied experience of the guests.

Thank you very much again. We truely appreciate your valuable feedback and promise to improve our product and service to provide you with the most satisfied experience whenever you stay with us.

Warmest Regards,
Ndol Management
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

Very nice surrounding; atmosphere and ambience. If you want something traditional Thai style building + Asian decoration, here is where you're looking for.

I had a dinner at Ndol. Their food is really good; especially North-eastern dish. I had two dishes of Larb-Moo; one with foreigner taste and another with Thai taste, Somtum and thai-style fried chicken. Yumm~

I'm also impressed with massage&spa experiences here. Relaxing aroma, music and ambience. Highly trained masseurs.

I'd say just go there and enjoy your stays.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NdolManagement, Owner at Ndol Streamside Thai Villas, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Dear Honorable Guest,

It is an honor for us to recieve such a very kind review from you.

Thank you very much for choosing to stay with Ndol and experiencing our dining and spa services. We are truely glad to learn that you had a wonderful time.

We look forward to serving you again soon.

Warmest Regards,
Ndol Management
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Additional Information about Ndol Streamside Thai Villas

Address: 191 Moo 1, Muak Lek 18180, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Saraburi Province > Muak Lek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Muak Lek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ndol Streamside Thai Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A secluded streamside location, beautifully landscaped gardens, and elegant accommodations, all collude to create Ndol - "a place of inspiration". Ndol defines itself through its collection of Thai and Asian art and artifacts, showcased under the roof of the Ruen Thai Derm (traditional Thai teak house), allowing guests to experience Thailand's legendary heritage. Guests are treated to warm and friendly Thai hospitality in the comfort of Ndol's fully furnished facilities.Ndol is only one and a half hours drive from Bangkok and half an hour drive from Khao Yai National Park, and is nestled amongst lush tropical foliage, and alongside a gently flowing stream, in Muaklek district, Saraburi province. The natural splendor of this corner of Thailand attracts visitors from all over the country, and beyond. The rolling countryside is filled with a wide variety of plants and flowers, many species of birds and wildlife, refreshing streams, and soothing waterfalls. . ... more   less 
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