The Thai wife and I decided to spend a couple of days here last week at the end of our northern Thai holiday. We have stayed here many times, but not recently.
This is my favourite hotel in the world. Said that the first time I reviewed it a couple of years back. Still great. We were upgraded to a grand deluxe room and had a high floor on the lake view side as per my profile preference. Took advantage of the butler service one morning to get some early coffees. The breakfast continues to be the best I've encountered. They even had a great pork sausage on the first morning, downgraded a bit on the second. If only they would add hot grilled mushrooms, the whole breakfast buffet would be perfect.
Enjoyed the buffet dinner one night, again, really good, but maybe a little pricey. We also enjoyed evening cocktails both night and listened to the jazz pianist. The hotel GM made his way around the guests on one of the evenings and made us feel welcome.
Definitely be back. Rates seemed to have dropped a little lately but I might just be out of touch on them.