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“Peaceful and Quiet Place” 5 of 5 stars
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Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   221/2 Moo 20, Kwaewai Rd | Rop Wiang, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand   |  
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4.5 of 5 stars 1,046 Reviews
Lisbon, Portugal
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40 hotel reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Peaceful and Quiet Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

A stunning and modern hotel, located around the nature.
It’s a very warm hotel, with an amazing view to the river from the rooms.
Infinity pool was so inspiring and relaxing, after a day a tour on the Golden Triangle.
Unfortunately my itinerary just let me stay there for one night, it was memorable.
Remarkable service, good breakfast and we had a great dinner at the hotel.
Please, stay there and you will revitalize!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chaiporn, Manager at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, September 8, 2011
Dear PateLisbon

We gladly appreciate the time that you spent to write positive feedback following your recent visit to our hotel. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your positive comments noted in the review have been shared with all associates at the resort to further support our aim to deliver exceptional service and to create treasured memories for all guests.

Please do let me know if I may ever be of service in the future. I hope to welcome you to Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort again.

Best regards
Chaiporn Inthanil
EAM - Rooms
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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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Bellingham, Washington
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106 reviews 106 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

A five star hotel at a hostel price. Unbelievable value for the USD! Loved everything about it. Rooms were beautiful suites with a huge bathroom and tub with a sliding privacy door adjacent to the rest of the suite. Decks overlooking the grounds and the river were quite large in comparison to deck size of any hotel anywhere, and had nicely done outdoor furniture to relax on. Rooms were spotless with good bedding and flat screens.
The multi leveled pool and surrounding pool decks had well placed lounges for sunning or pool access, with a nice view of the river and surrounding grounds. Hotel pool bar service was somewhat spotty, but other than that, service and hotel were near perfection. The hotel lobby was open air, and the service was prompt. Nice workout room in the hotel as well.
While a bit of a walk to Chiang Rai, shuttle service was provided by the hotel to and from, and the area was awash in tuk tuk's if the shuttle didn't fit into your schedule.
International breakfasts were served in the morning, and you could get omelets prepared to your liking.
All in all, truly 5 star!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chaiporn, Manager at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, September 8, 2011
Dear steve9631

It is fantastic news to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us during your visit to Chiang Rai. Your positive comments noted in the review have been shared with all associates at the resort to further support our aim to deliver exceptional service and to create treasured memories for all guests.
Hopefully on your next visit to Chiang Rai you would allow us the honour of hosting you again. Please do contact me personally if you have any questions and thank you very much for your delightful review.

Best regards
Chaiporn Inthanil
EAM-Rooms
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Lillestrøm, Norge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

Everything about the hotel is very, very good.

The staff in general lack some basic training - otherwise it would be a five star hotel, in my opinion. The staff is friendly and do their very best to accomodate you in every way.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chaiporn, Manager at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, September 8, 2011
Dear Anja_Oslo

It is great news that you found your stay with us a pleasant one! I will be sure to let our team know of your positive feedback about them! Please do let me know if I may ever be of service in the future. I hope to welcome you to Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort again.

Best regards
Chaiporn Inthanil
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calgary,alberta
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

An amazing hotel. The rooms overlooking the river and pool were fantastic. The furnishings were first class in the room and on the balcony.The business center with its computers and free wifi was great. The pool is a 3 level infinity pool and is huge. There is a pool bar which was very handy. The service and staff were the best. The hotel restaurants were great, food was super. We thought it was odd to find such a first class hotel in this town but we were very pleased. The breakfast choices were beyond anything we have seen before. The chef must be a genius as it was all amazing. We would highly recommend this hotel.

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Room Tip: Get a room overlooking the river and pools not the courtyard.
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chaiporn, Manager at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, September 8, 2011
Dear coldy

I am gladded to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your positive comments noted in the review have been shared with all associates at the resort to further support our aim to deliver exceptional service and to create treasured memories for all guests.

Please do let me know if I may ever be of service in the future. I hope to welcome you to Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort again.

Best regards
Chaiporn Inthanil
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San Francisco, California
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209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Stayed for a couple of nights as part of an overall Thailand trip. Loved the Meridien Chiang Rai... Got upgraded to the deluxe wing, and so found ourselves in lovely rooms that are clean, spacious and well maintained. Service was excellent.. friendly and helpful, and the breakfast buffet was to die for. If you looking for culture, service and peace, this is the place to visit.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chaiporn, Manager at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, September 8, 2011
Dear John H

It is great news that you found your stay with us a pleasant one! This is truly music to our ears. We take great pride in knowing we are doing it right and will continue to provide such uncompromising service to our guests.
Nevertheless, thank you very much for providing us with positive feedback and we truly hope to see you again in the future if you ever decide to visit Chiang Rai again! Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions.

Best regards
Chaiporn Inthanil
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Helsinki, Finland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
50 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

Le Méridien Chiang Rai is a very nice Lanna style resort right next to the River Mae Kok. The property has built a "fake lagoon" around the buildings.

The rooms
The rooms are very spacious, with the typical "windowed" bathroom you often find in Starwood properties. The bed is wonderful. Our room had a terrace facing the river.

The restaurants and bars
The hotel has two bars and two restaurants - an Italian restaurants (Favola) by the river and a buffer / theme restaurant where breakfast is also served.
Having stayed at the property for ten days we would have liked to see an additional restaurant. The resort is trying out new things which is definitely positive. The bento box they served was quite a disappointment, though.
Breakfast was good, with a varied selection to cater different taste palates.

The pool
There's one pool on the resort, divided into three smaller areas. The pool is not heated, and in Chiang Rai it can be rather chilly in the morning. I would warmly recommend the management to consider heating the pool atleast during the winter season.

Spa
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chaiporn, Manager at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, September 8, 2011
Dear hennessyparadis

It is fantastic news to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us during your visit to Chiang Rai. Your positive comments about our room, restaurant and bar, pool and Spa have been shared with all associates at the resort to further support our aim to deliver exceptional service and to create treasured memories for all guests.

Please do contact me personally if you have any questions and thank you very much for your delightful review.

Best regards
Chaiporn Inthanil
EAM - Rooms
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Valencia, Spain
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

We were in Le Meridien for 2 days as part of our honeymoon. Everything in the hotel was as expected from a world class hotel (huge & nice room, excellent bed, great breakfast, beautiful swimming pool, great river views, great service, etc.).
I would highlight 2 things that really stood out:
1-The SPA, which we booked as part of a package on Meridien's web site ("Indulgence") and was a very good deal compared to just booking the room (I don't recall exactly but it was around 10 € more and included 1 massage session per person per day, so, 4 x 60 min massage sessions for around 10 € !!). We really liked the SPA's atmosphere and experience.
2- The breakfast buffet was one of the bests I have had in my life (and I've been in many great hotels) with a huge variety and great quality. Highly recommended.

The only thing that was not very convenient in the hotel was the wireless internet connection. Although it was free, it depended on getting little papers with userid/pws that lasted only for an hour. Also, wifi coverage was not good in the rooms. They should improve this, but it was a minor problem for our sort of trip ;-).

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chaiporn, Manager at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, September 8, 2011
Dear EmilioFM

Thank you for your kind review on our property. It is wonderful to hear that you have had a lovely time at our property. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit Chiang Rai. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly or the hotel. Once again, I would like to thank you for your time to post this review and I will be sure to pass your positive feedback to my team!

Best regards
Chaiporn Inthanil
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Address: 221/2 Moo 20, Kwaewai Rd | Rop Wiang, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Chiang Rai Province > Chiang Rai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Rai
#1 Spa Hotel in Chiang Rai
#1 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Rai
#1 Family Hotel in Chiang Rai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 159
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The resort occupies an idyllic 26-rai site directly on the banks of the Mae Kok River, moments from Chiang Rai town and a one hour drive from the Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar converge. The resort is set at the heart of beautiful landscaped gardens complete with a tranquil man-made lake and two majestic 100-year-old rain trees. Surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery, the neighbouring community is a jewel waiting to be explored. Nearby attractions include Rai Mae Fah Luang, Le Méridien's chosen UnLock Art site, and Oub Kham Museum which houses a collection of objects from the ancient Lanna kingdom, Myanmar, southwest China, and Vietnam. Nearby attractions include Wat Phra Kaew, the temple that once housed the Emerald Buddha, and the Hill Tribe Education Centre with its fascinating display of tribal artefacts and handicrafts. Boat trips along the Mae Kong River are available from the town of Chiang Khong, with stops along the way at villages of interest. Ethnic groups living in the province include Karen, Lisu, Lahu, Akha, Meo, and Yao, and it is possible to arrange treks into the hill tribe villages with experienced local guides. Mae Sai is 62 kilometres north of Chiang Rai and makes for an interesting day trip. This busy trading post borders Myanmar, and it is possible to cross the bridge to visit the bustling market in Tha Khi Lek. Phu Chi Fa is a spectacular viewpoint. The impressive views are best enjoyed early in the morning, particularly in the cool season when mist covers the valley floor. A highlight to any trip to Chiang Rai is a visit to the Doi Tung Development Project. Started as a royal initiative to help eradicate opium supply, drug use, and rural poverty, the project offers villagers with a practical and sustainable alternative. The project focuses on development, education, training, humanitarian activities, environmental conservation, agriculture, and the production of quality crafts. At the summit of Doi Tung, visitors can visit Phra That Doi Tung, a chedi constructed in 911 A.D and one of the oldest and most sacred sites in northern Thailand. The chedi is said to contain the collarbone of Buddha. Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand is located close to the town centre and a short drive from Chiang Rai Airport. ... more   less 
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