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2 Moo 3 Baan Pakhub Tambon Rimkong, Chiang Khong 57140 Thailand
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#1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Khong
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Lourenço Paiva wrote a review Oct 2022
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The pictures of Rai Saeng Arun and its surroundings are beautiful but they do not fully capture the special vibes experienced in this place. We were amazed by the abundance of frangipanis, bamboo trees, rice paddies, various crops and gardens, and the special view of the Mekong overlooking Laos . Extremely calm and quiet. Be ready to climb 200+ stairs every day if you're staying in one of the bungalows on the hill, but there are rooms on the river level - be sure to book the right room for your stay at the reservation stage. When showering, look up and witness trees and plants eclipsing your view of the sky. At night you will shower while looking up to the stars, and since it's a remote area, you will get a crisp view of the milky way. The food is predominantly Thai and delicious - fresh produce is grown around the area, so expect some of the freshest organic food from regions where top notch restaurants in Bangkok likely source from. While you can get much cheaper food in local areas of town, a meal for two here goes for around 600-700 Baht, quite inexpensive for the quality. The people are incredibly nice, as usual with Thai hospitality, but we were lucky to be invited by the manager's nephew on a mini road trip with his family to check out neighboring temples and the golden triangle. The couple didn't charge us a dime and even paid for our temple tickets and dinner. Not that all guests will be this lucky to be awarded this opportunity, but goes to show how genuine and kind the people here are. Advices: If staying on the hill (200+ stairs), pack light. While the hotel offers instant noodles, beverages and water in the rooms, feel free to bring evening snacks of your own as the hotel's restaurant closes at 5pm and the nearest supermarket/convenience store is definitely not walking distance. Reminder that this is a remote place. Most people come with their own cars or arrange drivers for the whole stay. Be sure to plan your day-trips and transportation ahead of the stay. Bring a good book, a good playlist, and unwind. 100% recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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PhilMalone wrote a review Jan 2020
Footscray, Australia1340 contributions461 helpful votes
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This is one of the best places we have stayed in South East Asia over the years. We stayed in a Baan Duanjam - up 200 + stairs from the office and the views were superb. If you can't do stairs then choose one of the three riverside bungalows that don't involved any climbing. The two days spent here were either relaxing on the huge balcony (see my pictures) or going down to the riverside to exercise along the running / cycle track. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Each night they transported our dinner (which we ordered when we were down at the office for breakfast) up the stairs, so we could eat it on our balcony overlooking the Mekong River and the mountains of Laos. The food was not overly expensive for a resort with a view. The overnight accommodation was quite expensive, but I guess this takes account of the expense it was to build this place - building materials would have had to be carried up very steep slopes with no road access to the actual dwellings at the top of the hill. Probably the only drawback was there was no phone in the room and therefore no other way of contacting reception other than trekking down 200+ stairs and climbing back up again - just to get some more toilet paper when it runs out.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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uday hegde wrote a review Dec 2019
Mountain View, California39 contributions72 helpful votes
We stayed at Rai Saeng Arun for 4 days, and due to availability, had to split between 2 nights in the Saeng Arun room and 2 nights in Rim Khong. Both room types are amazing, and we were glad we got to experience both. Saeng Arun is on top of the hill and quite a hike up, but its a very enjoyable walk through rice paddies and blooming lotus ponds. Rim Khong is smaller with excellent sunset and river views, but I can imagine how it can get a bit noisy since it is closer to the restaurant and the river walkway. There is not much to do around here, unless you have a car and intend to drive around. We just wanted to chill out and it served our purpose perfectly. The restaurant serves some wonderful thai food, all the ingredients coming fresh from the hotel farm. Even though very little English is spoken, we had a reasonable communication flow that allowed us to be very comfortable. The kitchen shuts down at 5, so they ask you to order for dinner and they cook it and deliver it to your room: the quantity was so much that we could barely finish what we were served. Highly recommend this place if you are in this area.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Book Saeng Arun if you are up for a short hike up the hill, otherwise Rim Khong
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Ano444 wrote a review Jun 2019
Melbourne, Australia304 contributions202 helpful votes
Very nice stay as long as you know what you’re in for. We landed at 9pm, and were picked up and transferred to the hotel (90min drive) without a problem - some other reviews said they couldn’t check in this late but it wasn’t a problem for us. The staff are all very friendly and were a highlight for us. Note minimal English is spoken. Most of the rooms are a big walk up the hill (about 10 min) but there are some rooms on the river that aren’t a long walk. Breakfast is either western or Thai and all very fresh produce. You sit by the river under bright red umbrellas to eat it. The kitchen shuts at 5:30pm, so we had a meal and some beers ordered to our room at 5:30pm. It was in stainless steel containers so kept hot for a while. There was a wide selection to chose from and it was delicious (particularly the northern Thai sausages). Huts were spacious with full bathroom, outdoor shower, hot water, TV and aircon. Many other reviews are quite negative as it is quite remote, it’s a long walk to the rooms, there isn’t much English and food isn’t available after 5:30pm...but for us that added to the adventure and the idyllic scenery and remoteness made up for it. If you need any tour services get in contact with a tour company in Chiang Rai (we used Coconut Tours who were reasonably priced and happy to come pick us up). We stayed in S1 and had great hill and river views.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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doncraigo wrote a review Mar 2019
Pattaya, Thailand2 contributions1 helpful vote
Travelling as a smart solo motorcycle touring rider I booked this accommodation same day on Agoda for 3,500 Baht Approx USD 115. I thought it's expensive, but should be an idyllic remote hotel at the Mekong riverside. I was looking forward to my stay. After riding in the heat all day to I arrived in good time at 3.30pm. I was greeted by a lady staff member and asked where I could park my bike, and I parked where she indicated towards the rear of the front carpark, not in anyone's way. Before checking in, the owner told me there would be no restaurant or drinks service after 5.30pm, and that I should pre-order my food immediately. He then asked me to move my bike, to a location inside the grounds, I thought nearer to the location of the room for convenience. After re-parking where indicated by his staff again, he then asked me to move the bike for a 3rd time to the location he wanted. There were piles and bags of building and garden rubble all around, and some rooms there were cluttered with junk, these were not customer rooms it seemed. Starting to get annoyed, I asked if it was correct with room price of USD 115, there was no restaurant facility in the evening, and very untidy and inconvenient parking place. It turned out, that the rooms were actually located hundreds of meters away on the other side of the road, very far to carry my bags from the bike, and did not have a river view at all. I informed the owner I wanted to cancel the booking, and chose instead to ride on to Chiang Khong 40kms away, where I easily found very nice riverside accommodation with a great restaurant and freindly service for only 30USD per night. I DO NOT RECOMMEND this hotel to anyone. I was Badly treated by the owner, and for an expensive and remotely located hotel the only thing going for it would be its customer service and restaurant, which were sadly un-available.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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Kridsada Khaekpathan wrote a review Nov 2018
Phuket Town, Thailand36 contributions3 helpful votes
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Once we arrived in the evening, Khun Rien - Welcomer with full of professional service guy waited for us and provided such best service. He led us to the room via 150 high hill steps. Don’t forget to train yourself, it’s really high hill. We reached the villa on the top of the hill, it was cleaned and tidy same as toilet and opened-air shower room with stunning view. The balcony overlooking to Mae Kong river was fascinating same as breakfast restaurant. I forgot to tell you that we had a very delicious dinner from room service as restaurant was closed at 5 PM. The restaurant was located at the edge of the river in the middle of potager garden. We booked the room with breakfast and the breakfast was very privileged with a la cart dishes. You can select between very testy homemade boiled rice or American breakfast. Overall was great experience with my family. For travelers with elder or little child who are looking for this resort. I recommend to book room next to lobby or Rim Kong villa as it is next to main facilities.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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MeiMeiMee wrote a review Aug 2018
Bangkok, Thailand282 contributions70 helpful votes
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I have been here once a year and 5 years in consecutive. Mostly I traveled alone to relax and getaway in December. If I was lazy, I chose to stay in Rim Khong. If I was energetic and had exercise before the trip, I chose to stay in Duen Cham and Saeng Arun. Each room has pros and cons. Rim Khong, you can have a lot activities e.g. ride a bike and jogging by Khong river but the room is easy access so many people and a bit noisy for some time. Room on the mountain are quiet. Duen Cham, you can have a shorter distance especially Duen Cham 2 because it is the first room when you walk up to the mountain. Duen Cham room has a view of this resort with Mekhong river. Saeng Arun, you have to walk further and it is serene with good view of mountains especially foggy morning. Foods are very nice here and enjoy foods with vegetables. Breakfast is nice as well and I chose boiled rice every time. I will go back there again to relax after a year of hardworking.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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V_Legris28 wrote a review Jul 2018
Phuket, Thailand67 contributions17 helpful votes
We spent one night with at this property few days ago! We arrived to a very serene and peaceful area and was amazed by the size of the resort! The resort is split in two parts, the forest side beside the road and the rooms on the river / reception / ‘restaurant’. We had a river in the forest and need to had a huge walk and clim lots of stairs to arrive. We arrived in the room sweating but happy with the view and surrounded by nature sounds! We booked one extra bed but it was just a mattress on the floor - a bit disappointing. The shower was outside and was a pleasure with hot water and good pressure! Once you are up, there’s nothing much to do, so be ready to entertain yourself and bring everything you need. I would recommend this property if you are looking for peacefulness and probably just for 1 night stay.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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nikkiibasf wrote a review Jul 2018
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
This place is nice and cozy... Only it's extremely far away from airport... 2 hrs from the winding road and none of restaurant nearby. Hotel's kitchen is normally closed at 5 pm so pls be prepared your food stock if you would come after than that.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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FaFah_Fah wrote a review Jun 2018
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I spent two nights here at the room Rim Khong 1 and Rim Khong 3 and it was wonderful. The room is close to Khong river which made very nice weather, cozy and beautiful panorama view of mountain. Completed room facilities and very enjoy with outdoor shower, huge sofa at the balcony which i can spent my time for reading, listening to the music, saw the beautiful sunset in the evening and you can see the stars if the sky is clear enough. Even in summer season but the weather not to hot (just 20-22 c in the morning) and even I stayed alone but still feel safe. Hotel staffs are so nice and the food was very tasety. It’s the good place to spend real relaxing time in this quiet place. I’ll definitely come back again!!
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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$81 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ThailandChiang Rai ProvinceChiang Khong
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
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Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
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Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
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