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Maekok River Village Resort

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a week with 3 families - kids from 2-13 and six adults including grandparents - everyone had the best time.The setting is beautiful with stunning views from the restaurant over the river and gorgeous gardens within. The rooms are spacious and well laid-out with lovely modern Thai decor and the family rooms are perfect even for... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning hotel by the river with a beautiful garden. The best hotel in my 2 week trip to Northern Thailand. Nice front office staff Nice pool Good value for money Only downside is grumpy, miserable-looking (with specs) staff at the restaurant for breakfast Strongly recommend it - do not miss!

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MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nic, Many thanks for this review and I am very pleased indeed that you wrote so enthusiastically about the resort and putting us at the 'top' of your experiences in N Thailand. I am equally sorry to read about one of our members of staff's attitude. I have to say this is a very rare occurrence as on the... More 

Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

My three-day stay at Maekok village was most pleasant. I found that the grounds were very well kept, as there was not a single piece a trash that I saw on the premise. Whomever is responsible for the grounds keeping needs a pat on the back. One will see a large variety of botanicals, thoughtfully placed and managed. The property... More 

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MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ciscochef, We were really delighted and touched with this review. It is always good to read a review where every aspect of a stay is commented on and naturally, also when these comments are so positive. Our staff also greatly appreciate knowing that their efforts to do the best job they can, receive such nice comments. As I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I was here before as part of a workshop. Apart from the great accomodation, views, and facilities, what I admire most in MRV is their community involvement and outdoor educational activities for visiting students. They offer a wide array of activities for diverse learners that are great for developing skills which are not learned inside the four walls of a... More 

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MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Dear Maria, I thank you for your review and your welcome comments about the MRV and I was very pleased that the experience exceeded expectations. I very much hope that we can continue to run such workshops so that more people can find out about the value of outdoor education and our community project programme. Best wishes More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

In Maekok River Village Resort Bryan has established the most outstanding resort and field centre I have ever had the pleasure to visit. Upon our recent visit as part of a small group of teachers/lecturers we were treated to a stunning series of workshops, visits and lectures that made us feel part of the community, not just visiting tourists. The... More 

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MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kevin, Many thanks indeed for this very, very full review! An embarrassment of riches but of course we were delighted to read it. You touched on so many areas with each area very obviously more than satisfying you and I hope, your colleagues who also came. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all, chatting about a myriad of things and... More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Arriving as a group of family from the U.K. and Australia for a family wedding, we immediately felt very much at home! We were given beautiful rooms that overlook the lake in a very picturesque setting. The room was large and very well appointed, with the en-suite bathroom bigger than expected, and a nice patio area with outside furniture to... More 

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MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Dear Yvonne and Chris, Many thanks for this review and for the many pleasing comments. It was a pleasure having you here for an extended stay and of course I am delighted that every aspect of your time with us was so satisfactory. Looking forward to seeing you here again! Best wishes More 

Suffolk, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

About a mile or so outside of Thaton the resort lays alongside the river in beautifully manicured gardens. We arrived quite late on an extraordinarily hot day craving creature comforts in a cool room. No problem with creature comforts - but the ac just couldn't cope with the high temperatures and so the room was always pretty warm and we... More 

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MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Dear Phi and Viv, Thank you for taking the time to review the MRVR. Of course we are delighted with your comments regarding our staff, the gardens and the restaurant. Your comment about the AC is well taken. This has been the hottest period anybody can remember, with daytime temperatures in the mid 40C. That, plus the fact that our... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a really nice place. The room is great, the surroundings are beautiful. There were hardly any guests and we were alone in the restaurant. We did not like the food and the chef left early so we could not order any desert. The resort is expensive.

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MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for this review and of course I am pleased that you enjoyed the room and the gardens. However, I was very sorry to learn of your experience in the restaurant. This was totally inexcusable on the part of our kitchen staff and I can only apologise profusely. Unfortunately, we were away for a few days and thus was... More 

Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I stayed here for one night, as part of a Golden Triangle motorcycle tour and found it to be a nice place to relax after a day of riding. The hotel is well laid out in nicely manicured grounds alongside the river. The rooms are very nice and the in-room massage was a very welcome addition. Unfortunately, our visit coincided... More 

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MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for this review and it was good to note that everything was much to your satisfaction, except for the weather. It was the coldest we can remember, but as you mention, we had a good fire in the bar/lounge and this kept many people happy over the 3 or 4 days of very strange, low temperatures. More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We particularly enjoyed the food at the resort. Sweet and sour fish Chicken in black bean sauce and Stir fried vegetables on Thursday and Garlic and Coriander fried pork, Chicken masaman and Stir fried vegetables in black bean sauce on Friday. Excellent dishes and loved the chilli! Rooms were comfortable, quiet and cozy. Lots of students around enjoying themselves which... More 

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MRVRThailand, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. The food must have made a great impression in that you even remembered the dishes by name!! I was interested and very pleased that you spoke so nicely about the students. Many students come here to carry out field studies , to do adventurous activities but many come to carry out worthwhile improvement projects in... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The resort is idyllically located on the banks of the Mae Kok River with sweeping views across the valley to the distance forested mountains. The peaceful, rural setting makes an ideal getaway for those wanting to escape the usual city tourist traps. The rooms are beautifully designed and the views from almost every part of the resort are stunning. There are numerous activities, tours and treks, which makes this a perfect location to explore the north. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maekok River Village Resort

Address: Chotana, Thaton 50280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Thaton
Price Range: $83 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Maekok River Village Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Maekok River Village Hotel Mae Ai
Hotel Maekok River Village
Maekok River Village Resort Thaton, Thailand - Chiang Mai Province
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