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“Very nice place to stay, hospitality of the art” 5 of 5 stars
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Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club
201 Moo 3 | Yonok, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in Chiang Saen
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“Very nice place to stay, hospitality of the art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Travelling through Northern Tailand with the family (couple and 2 Teenagers) we stayed there four two nights as the only guests, since it was low season. The bungalows are very well styled and show the attitude of the owners: show the guests their warm and careful hospitality. The tips for the route back to Chiang Mai have been very helpful and appreciated. Really a place to stay!!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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59Thunderbird, Owner at Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Hi Peter K,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your brief stay at Viang Yonok and appreciated the route tips for your return journey.
Best wishes
Ian & Vassana
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Stayed here for one night as part of a mini touring holiday. Fantastic place, we have travelled a lot and this is amoung the very best places we have. stayed in. Our big regret is that we only stayed one night. Vasanna and Ian are brilliant hosts The food is excellent (Both my wife and myself love food and eat out a lot !). Bungalows are great with fablous bathrooms Really is Paradise.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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59Thunderbird, Owner at Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Hi PRBlack,
Thank you very much for your time in writing the review. We are happy you enjoyed your brief stay at Viang Yonok. Yes, a shame you couldn't stay longer...... maybe you will visit again one day and have a chance to see some more of the wonderful sights of the local area.
Best wishes
Ian & Vassana
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Chonburi, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We have stayed at Viang Yonok several times during the past few years and hopefully will be there again next month;July 2013. It is very much like "another home" as the rooms are very well set up and furnished etc and as far as food goes the restaurant presents "whatever you want" and very nice too.Wasana's mum has always been a great friend too.

Room Tip: We always choose a room away from the road in front for quietness.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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59Thunderbird, Owner at Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Hi Fallang,
Thank you very much for the review and we are happy that you have enjoyed staying at Viang Yonok so much during the the last few years. We look forward to seeing you in July if you can make it.
Best wishes
Ian & Vassana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

There is little one can add to the other many accolades which Ian, Vassana, mum and staff receive. They fully express our own views and the lovely memories which we have of our last few days in Thailand before leaving for Laos. Forget Chiang Mai as your leaving point and head straight for Viang Yonok. Though not at the cheaper end of accomodation,here you will find luxury and beauty at a price far less than you would normally pay for this quality. Accomodation,gardens,pool,food, ambiance and views are all perfect.
As importantly, the service and local knowledge of owners and staff adds to the experience.
Ian and Vanessa have chosen and trained staff well.Chai,our waiter, tour guide and humourist,is a lovely gentle person.He passed on much knowledge and information about his culture and his country.He is a real asset to the hotel.
The local area has lots to offer and although the hotel is a tut tut drive away from the town this did not cause us any problems as transport can easily be arranged. One memorable event which will remain with us for ever, is the trip to a local village "fete" and "Rocket making " competition. Organised to see which village could get their rocket the highest.This was serious rocket making which Houston Texas, would have been proud of! We met lots of friendly local people and felt very much a part of the event.
Our onward trip to the Thai/Laos border at Chiang Khong arraged by Ian, was a glorious journey not to be missed.
All in all, Viang Yonak is well worth a stay.Many thanks Ian and Vassana.

Room Tip: A room at the front with uninterupted view of the lake.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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59Thunderbird, Owner at Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Hi Vouch2u,
Thank you very much for taking the time to submit the review. It is most gratifying to read how you enjoyed your stay at Viang Yonok so much. The rocket festival is something special and one of the many very interesting aspects of this part of Thailand.
Best wishes
Ian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The setting and surroundings are beautiful and peaceful but what makes this hotel truly unique and unforgettable are the owners and staff. Ian, Vassana, Nan and crew really make you feel welcome and at ease. My 3 days at the Viang Yonok are something I will never forget. My bungalow was comfortable, quiet and tastefully decorated. The hotel grounds are thoughtfully landscaped with beautiful flowers from all over the world. The trees are a haven for songbirds and everywhere you look is a picture waiting to be photographed. I feel fortunate to have had a chance to spend some time there and I hope to return one day soon. Most hotels are simply a place to lay your head but the Viang Yonok Hotel is a truly something special.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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59Thunderbird, Owner at Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Hi shecky_stardust,
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Viang Yonok so much. If you do get a chance to visit again, we can show you some more of the sights around this lovely part of the world.
Best wishes
Ian & Vassana
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I have lived in Chiang Mai for two years and my Thai girlfriend is from Chiang Rai and neither of us have ever been here. You are given attention and service here with you making the choices of what you want to do. Walk or ride a bike (borrowed from resort) in the area, kayak on the like, swim in the pool, or just sit and enjoy the serenity.
This is a place to be active or choose your relaxation.
The food is exceptional and the dinner (which you order at least an hour before dining) is fresh and delightful while you are awed by the natural setting around you.
Upon arrival in Chiang Saen you can rent a motorcycle or get the phone number of a Tuk Tuk driver to take you places in the area. You can also decide to make the resort your destination for romance and enjoyment of the area around the resort. We will return not only for the setting and food, but also for the kindness and hospitality of the owners and staff.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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59Thunderbird, Owner at Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Hi Dan P,
As you live in Chiang Mai, you will know the north of Thailand has some excellent hotels and restaurants, so it is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Viang Yonok Hotel, so much. We will pass on your comments about our exceptional food to Vassana's mother (the chief cook) and the rest of the kitchen staff. Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review for us and if you return to Chiang Saen, we look forward to seeing you again, in our little piece of paradise.
Best wishes
Ian & Vassana
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

What should we say about Viang Yonok? It was a big surprise. We got the place recommended by a friend who had a stay there a view days ago and told us, the Viang Yonok is a MUST!
After a long day on our motorbike we finally reached the Resort, it is a bit outside the city near a nice lake......and everything is absolutely fantastic. They have 7 really nice bungalows and unfortunately we could stay there only one night because it was booked out for the next night.
So we arrived there, a nice and friendly youg guy, I forgot his name and will call him the "hotel manager" helped us the get our dirty luggage from the motorbike to the bungalow and while we sit down at the nice terrace with a great view to the lake, we got a great welcome-drink and a after a bottle of chang beer we felt like in heaven. followed the recommendation to have a jump into the pool after we ordered our dinner, it was really relaxing......after a shower we went to the nice restaurant, had a great dinner with some more Chang, got some nice conversation with the Hotel Manager and got intoduced to Ian and Vassana, the owners of the Hotel. Really nice and friendly people and we felt like to be within our own family.
The next morning, we had a great breakfast with fruit-pancakes.....and until they prepare the breakfast, Ian showed us his little treasury chamber.....an incredible clean garage with some old Triumph Motorbikes, really like an museum, nevertheless he is driving this bikes. That really makes me thinking to sell my new supersport-bike and also buy such a machine with history and soul.
It really aches to leave this nice place, but we will definitely come back....next time hopefully more days!

thany you very much!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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59Thunderbird, Owner at Viang Yonok Hotel, Restaurant, Sports Club, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Hi erbu70,
Great to hear you enjoyed your relaxing stopover on your bike tour. Thank you very much for writing a review for us. We are lucky to be living in a little bit of paradise, so it is good to be able to share it with others. Hope to see you again sometime.
Best wishes
Ian & Jim.
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Address: 201 Moo 3 | Yonok, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Chiang Rai Province > Chiang Saen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in Chiang Saen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to Paradise. Family run hotel with a 5 star touch at the magical tranquil bird sanctuary of Chiang Saen Lake. Seven private bungalows and garden restaurant. Free; sports club, swimming pool, gym, sauna, high speed wifi, kayaks, mountain bikes, shuttle transport 4 klms to Chiang Saen. Airport, Chiang Rai, Chiang Khong transfers & day trips or tours. No ++ on the rates. ... more   less 
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