My wife and I stayed at Dreamcatchers on 23 and 24 December and found that the 2012 Travelers’ Choice award that it won was richly deserved.
The B&B, which is composed of a traditional Thai house and a couple of cottages, is located in a residential area a few kilometres away from the heart of Chiang Mai. This means taxi trips have to be arranged to go to the city centre, but it also means peace and quiet is guaranteed. We woke up one morning to the chanting of monks in a temple nearby.
Our room, in one of the cottages, is spacious, clean and stylishly laid out. The common area in Thai house is cozy. Apart from having meals there, we also had chats with Annabel the very friendly Canadian owner, her American friend living nearby and other guests, and played with the three dogs which Annabel adopted while living in India and took with her to Thailand some years ago.
Breakfast – a combination of buffet-style and made-to-order – was nice. The homemade fruit salad and muesli, in particular, were something to rave about.
Annabel is a very hospitable and thoughtful host. She provided helpful advice and makes meticulous arrangements to facilitate our travel. The bicycle tour she recommended was enjoyable and was great value for money. She was also very fair in her dealings with us.
We learned to appreciate the quality of Dreamcatchers even more when we went to Chiang Rai afterwards and stayed at a place with rooms which were 25 percent more expensive but nowhere near as good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dreamcatchers was developed and is owned by a French Canadian lady and is under Thai management. The friendly staff will make you want to stay forever. This exquisite B&B can be like your own private villa! Rent all rooms for a family gathering or small group of friends and have your own private villa with swimming pool and all amenities that you would find in a luxury hotel. Traveling alone? Then rent only one of the rooms and feel secure in our warm family friendly environment. We have 4 separate individual air conditioned bedrooms, each in their own private unit with en-suite bathrooms, mini bar, coffee machine and free wireless internet. :2 Queen Deluxe, 1 Twin / King Deluxe and 1 Junior King Suite with private outside shower & Jacuzzi as well as a full en-suite bathroom. All set in a rustic Lanna style decor, surrounded by trees and tropical flowers with a view of Doi Suthep Mountain and a lovely infinity swimming pool to wake you up or to simply ease away the heat. The property is surrounded by a lovely canal enhancing the peacefulness to be able to hear the calming serene sounds of nature. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dreamcatchers Bed And Breakfast
- Dreamcatchers Hotel Chiang Mai