I planned to stay here for 6 weeks and teach English at the local school with my girlfriend. After speaking to the owner for several weeks we decided to make our way to chiang rai from borneo as it seemed like a good cause.. how wrong could we be...
arrived at the bus station told to make our way to their office. Decided to hire scooter from the office. got lost contacted owner who would not give us directions other than the road we are on was incorrect! Not very helpful. After about 3 hours we find place.. he made no attempt to call/ text to see if we were safe..
We arrive staff are sitting around doing nothing. This wouldnt bother me but the place was filthy!! Owner had left and hadnt even bothered to wait to say hi which I felt was extremely rude.
Shown to our room. Bed had no mattress. Room was very dirty.. we had also looked at menu food was really expensive. so we decided to cut our losses be paying guests for a night and leave next day..
My perceptions as a paying guest would be the place is too dirty and the staff are about as lazy as I have seen in Thailand. What I found interesting is that the only area that is structured or organised is where there are photos of owner receiving tourism rewards. He hasnt received any since 2006 and it is obvious why..
There are plenty of guesthouses surrounding chiang rai that offer really nice accomodation with beautiful views & service that will leave you feeling good about thai hosputality.
Please skip past this place..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidden high in the Chang Rai mountains, the jungle retreat of Akha Hill is a hidden gem of tranquility. Whether you wish to relax, or experience life deep in the jungle, Akha Hill has it all. Nearby attractions include a waterfall, green tea plantation, hot springs, and hilltribe villages. The friendly staff can also arrange jungle treks, elephant treks, trips to the Hilltribes, and to the Golden Triangle (discounts apply for groups). ... more less
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