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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
Mae Chan, Thailand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Whenever I travel through the area a lunch stop at Viang Yonok is a must. Ian and Vassana have created a wonderful resort just next to the beautiful Chiang Saen lake. Food is great try any of the Thai dishes or the Indian style chicken curry. Add a cold beer, beautiful sourroundings, great hosts and you have a perfect afternoon. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed September 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, September 4, 2013
Hi Joakim H,
Thank you indeed for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed the curry. Maybe we'll see you here again one day and you can sample some other dishes.
Best wishes
Ian & Vassana
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We had a warm welcome in Viang Yonok, and were upgraded to a beautiful room with a dream- view over the lake. But what we especially appriciated were the owners and manager who did really everything to make our stay pleasant. After a delicious dinner we sat in the restaurant area, chatted about travelling and life. Vasanna and Ian shared their vision about how they want to share their happiness with other people and take care of nature by having this dreamhotel, and that's a thought we respect and will take back home.

  • Stayed August 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, August 31, 2013
Hi JantineMichael,
Thank you very much for your lovely review. You are most generous with your kind words.
Best wishes
Ian & Vassana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights and wish it had been more. The owners, Ian and Vassana, were so welcoming and keen to do whatever they could to make our stay enjoyable. When first arranging our trip, they arranged for us to be picked up in Chiang Mai by the wonderful Chai - he took us on a fabulous tour en route to Chiang Saen, which included a trip to an elephant park, caves and then stopped off for an amazing lunch. Chai ensured we had a great day and was even a brilliant photographer - thanks to Chai we have some amazing photographs of our stay that we would never have been able to get ourselves. Ian and Vassana were perfects hosts and Vassana's mum made us some wonderful meals. The bungalows are beautiful, decorated in a Thai style, set amongst lovely gardens and pool overlooking the lake. There are bikes to borrow and are perfect for exploring this peaceful area. There is also the use of a kayak - Chai drove us to the edge of the lake and launched this for us early one morning - and was once again happy to take photographs for us. After the madness of Bangkok we were more than ready for this chance to relax around the pool for a day and the following day Chai took us on a tour to the Golden Triangle and was really informative. They even arranged our bus back to Chiang Mai - amazing value at about £5 each for a luxury coach trip lasting about 3 hours!!! Many thanks to Ian, Vassana and Chai - and we hope to see you again one day.

  • Stayed April 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, August 15, 2013
Hi Nettie13,
Thank you very much for your lovely review. It is most gratifying to all of us here that you enjoyed your stay so much. We will pass on your kind words to all the staff and especially Mum and Chai.
If you do get a chance to visit again, we can show you some more of the wonderful sights in the area.
Best wishes
Ian & Vassana
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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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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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 Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Chiang Saen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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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