What a wonderful place! The hospitality of Peter, Pai, Isabel, and the entire staff was sincere and warm; the bungalows are charming and comfortable (and so clean); the food was oh! so good, and it was so relaxing to eat outside in the lovely garden-like atmosphere. The location being a bit outside of Chiang Mai was not an issue for us, as the staff willingly gave us rides when needed, and some in our party rented the motorbikes as well. Peter and Pai helped us plan some unforgettable day outings to an elephant park and the tiger kingdom; we visited the silk factory and enjoyed walking around Chiang Mai as well. The day we arrived (Sunday), we were going out as a group for the evening, and I asked Isabel if we could grab a bite to eat (not realizing this is the only afternoon that the kitchen staff has off....!!! SO sorry!)--within a short time, six of us were served a wonderful fresh-made chicken curry meal--this is just the way they operate at Secret Garden, really they go 'over the top' to assure guests are well-cared for and enjoying their stay.
Our group enjoyed staying at the Morning Glory and Jasmine bungalows; we had a lovely view of the water and the location felt so private. The Secret Garden is not like staying at a hotel...so much better, much more charming and personal, and really is one of the most delightful places I have ever stayed. The grounds and bungalows are a beautiful, relaxing, peaceful little glimpse of paradise and I wish we could have extended our stay there. Thank you, Pai, for letting me spend a little time in the kitchen with you and can't wait to try the recipes! Thank you, Peter, Pai, Isabel, and all the staff for sharing your Secret Garden and for your warm hospitality! I hope I can come back some time...!
- Also Known As:
- Secret Garden Chiang Mai Hotel
- Secret Garden Chiang Mai Hotel Chiang Mai
- Secret Garden Hotel Chiang Mai
- Chiang Mai Secret Garden