If you are planning to spend a few days or more in Chiang Mai, I can't imagine why you would stay anywhere else. It is perfect if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing break. The bungalows are very private, the grounds are beautiful and the hospitality offered by owners Pai, Peter and Isabela is a rare find. From the minute you are picked up by one of them at the airport, you are made to feel welcomed. The breakfast has a great variety of fresh fruit, breads, eggs and pork (that is cured by the hotel owners). Dinner is also fantastic. You can sit under the open cabana area, enjoy a beer or drink and soak in the ambience while waiting to be served a made-from-scratch Thai dinner that will be better than anything you find in the city of Chiang Mai. If you are looking for a place directly in the city or that is a chain-like hotel, the Secret Garden is not for you. If you enjoy peaceful escapes, excellent service and friendly faces - you will find yourself sad to leave the Secret Garden.
We stayed in the Bird of Paradise. It is a great AC room that has a lovely porch overlooking a pond...
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Dear Jason ,
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This is my second attempt to respond to your review . I almost had finished when apparently I pressed the wrong key , and everything was gone ( it's not the first time this happens to me , I'm a real computer dummy )
I must admit you sent me on a paper chase with " Billy Voltaire" . I was looking for an Indian guest in my booking list without success , until I found your address in India in one of your mails You are right , we are not a place for people who want to spend most of their time in downtown . It's a disadvantage , but we have to live with this . On the other hand our guests can experience real Thai village life the moment they go outside of our property .
We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us , liked Pai's food and met people to chat with . Thanks a lot for not forgetting about tripadvisor , we really appreciate it .
Greetings from Chiang Mai to Chennai
Peter , Pai and Isabel
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