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73 Moo 3 Tambon Ban Chang, Mae Taeng 50150 Thailand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 28 Specialty lodging in Mae Taeng
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Named after the hill tribe village called 'Lisu', settling nearby the lodge, Lisu Lodge is an eco-friendly hill tribe lodge in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. It is part of a community-based project that aims to conserve the natural heritage of hill tribes of northern Thailand. Built in traditional Lisu style with an eye for western comforts, the lodge overlooks the lush fields and hills surrounding the valley. We offer a wide variety of packages, from day visits to multiple overnights, including hill tribe experiences, soft adventure (cycling and white water rafting) and trekking. Our prices include accommodation in comfortable king-size or twin bedded rooms with en-suite bathrooms, electric fans (non air-conditioned), meals and drinks as specified in the programs, as well as English speaking tour guides / local Lisu guides.
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Kirsten Goodwin wrote a review Apr 2022
Majorca, Spain7 contributions1 helpful vote
Lisu Lodge is a beautiful place. It’s a collection of immaculately constructed bamboo lodges set in picturesque grounds, in the stunning Thai hills. The rooms are surprisingly comfortable - you take your shoes off before going up the steps into the lodge, and the woven bamboo floor is lovely underfoot. There’s no air conditioning, but with a fan and the air circulation through and around the building, it wasn’t needed at all - we all slept very well. The rooms are comfortable and have everything you need (a good en-suite for example). And it’s fun being in such a different environment! Plus it’s all so well-kept - really clean and well-maintained, from the buildings to the pretty gardens. We also had some fantastic food, including our best meal so far in Thailand. It’s well-judged with a range of options and heat-levels, so me and my husband (who love spicy food) and our 8 year old (less keen) were all happy. And it was a great experience eating on Thai floor cushions around a low table on our lodge verandah. For lunch and dinner we were served a range of options (for example dinner was chicken green curry, a mince stir fry, pork ribs, eggs in tamarind, a soup with meatballs, and rice, followed by fruit and banana in coconut milk from their own gardens). For breakfast you could choose American (eggs, bacon, toast), healthy (fruit, yogurt and an incredible toasted granola), or Thai. And it was all delicious! But the best thing about it was the care and attention of the staff. You could really feel the effort they made to make us feel welcome and comfortable, as well as in looking after the property. I’m so pleased we decided to come - it’s been one of the highlights of our holiday. And we really enjoyed our rafting trip on the local river while we were here - stunningly beautiful, with (small, not too scary) sections of white water interspersed with calmer sections drifting past friendly picnicking Thai families. All of Thailand has suffered with the lack of tourists due to Covid - I really hope Lisu Lodge gets the visitors it deserves very soon. We would definitely come back!Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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GerryK158 wrote a review Mar 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom89 contributions31 helpful votes
It is a little daunting when you first arrive at the lodge to see the basic bamboo huts. However, on seeing the rooms and the communal seating area I was won over. The rooms were very clean and the bed amazingly comfortable. I had a fantastic nights sleep, it was so quiet and tranquil. The bathrooms come with toiletries and towels. The bamboo walls are quite thin, which can be a problem if you have neighbours that move about. I was part of a tour, and although I slept really well in my hut, one of the group was kept awake by a noisy neighbour. We had a lovely meal in the evening and a show of dancing by the 'tribe'. In the morning we had a tour of the farm, where they grow a lot of their own herbs and vegetable. We then went around the village area.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Gerard en Paulien wrote a review Feb 2020
Keerbergen, Belgium55 contributions41 helpful votes
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This was a wonderful experience! The peaceful and tranquil environment is great to be in. They grow most of the food they use themselves and the staff that works on the lodge is from the local village. Part is the profit they are making is shared with the local community. They have more of these projects in Thailand. The food is great and the staff that serves you are very friendly and helpful. There different activities you can do here. Not all the travel agents have adapted the descriptions on their own website. So, please get your info of the website of the Lodge itself, otherwise you might get disappointed in terms of what you expected and what is available. The management is very helpful in making your stay comfortable.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from AsianOasisTravel, General Manager at Lisu Lodge
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Dear Mr. Keerbergen, Thank you very much indeed for your kind comments and your recent stay at Lisu Lodge. I am happy to know how much you have enjoyed your experience, and thank you for sharing this with the TripAdvisor community. Kind regards, Sincerely yours, Manfred J. ILG General Manager
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JangoEngland_Cambs wrote a review Feb 2020
Stilton, United Kingdom73 contributions62 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights here, it was a really lovely place, I knew it was going to be basic accommodation but it was clean and a very large comfortable bed, whilst here we had a cookery lesson which was fun we were instructed on how to make a soup , Thai curry and pineapple rice, the food we produced we ate for dinner that night which was delicious! Feedback to the lodge would be to print off recipe cards so you could cook the dishes at home, we also had a tour of the village and went to a tea plantation, which was also fascinating. There is an Elephant nature reserve very close by which is an absolute must, the work they do with the rescued Elephants is amazing. I wouldn’t recommend the white wine it was about £32 and was meant to be Pinot Grigio. It was truly shocking.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from AsianOasisTravel, General Manager at Lisu Lodge
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Dear Guests, Thank you for your recent stay at Lisu Lodge and your very kind comments. I will certainly look into the quality of the wines on offer and make the necessary adjustments. Please come and visit us at other "Asian Oasis" products at any time. With kind regards, Sincerely yours, Manfred ILG General Manager
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Alex d wrote a review Jan 2020
Chiang Mai, Thailand18 contributions26 helpful votes
I live in Chiang Mai and spend a lot of time with the Karen in Doi Inthanon. I took my parents there hoping for an authentic experience with the Lisu tribe. The architecture and gardens are beautiful but there is nothing authentic about the experience. All staff is Thai. We only had a 2mn dance with Lisu people who looked bored out of their brain and asked to be paid for this really bad dance. Nothing from the heart. It looked like they had been forced to be there. The next day we had a tour of the village planned. The village is awfully dirty and everybody we met seemed angry and unhappy. This was a huge contrast to the usual experience I have with hill tribe people. There is something very weird going on there. If you are looking to experience real hill tribe life, do not go there. If you just want to stay in a beautiful setting then maybe. But then it is VERY EXPENSIVE for what it is. So I would not recommend this place and will not take any more guests there.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Sarah S wrote a review Dec 2019
Leicester, United Kingdom55 contributions52 helpful votes
its basic, but that's what you would expect. i thought it would be sooooo hot in bed, but the fan was more than sufficient. a spot of "super size me bugs" diving in the night, but this soon dies down when the lights go off. the dancing was a bit odd,just throw yourself into and join in -it might make them smile?? the food was basic but local, just go with it. it was tasty. the communal living/eating area is lovely. you might meet other guest there, have massage, play games (they could do with a pack of cards). we had a few drinks. the beer and gin was fine. not sure about he wine!!!! we did the 13km cycling in 45 degrees. now picture the scene 13 stone. 13 km, mid day sun......it wasn't pretty! however, the trip was interesting (sometimes hideous), the tea plantation was fantastic. picking and making green tea. its a must. cycling with the local kids was funny. i must confess i didn't cycling the last horrific hill, so hopped on the truck spot of lunch, then white water rafting. this was not too fast. infact just perfect our guide was interesting and most supportive (especially with my cycling effort) akha village - would give that a miss! my overriding emotion in lisu was a whirlwind adventure or fun, no tv, limited lighting and peace. we should all stay here and probably just for one night!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Steve W wrote a review Mar 2019
Karratha, Australia1134 contributions302 helpful votes
Authentic style village with a few mod cons, this was renovated a few years ago and the result is a comfy and welcoming lodge. Good food served in a buffet style, and a cultural show with music and dance from the Hmong hill tribes people. Wander around the property and rice fields and enjoy the views. Sunrise is worth getting up for as long as the weather holds. I enjoyed it but if you're chasing truely authentic lifestyle experiences this is not really it.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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guy990 wrote a review Mar 2019
Leuven, Belgium57 contributions51 helpful votes
As we are very interested in people and their own cultures we booked a night in Lisu Lodge. We were looking forward to sharing a day with the hill tribe community of the Lisu People. This stay was not meeting with the expectations created by the description on their website. The whole stay from the arrival till the departure lacked authenticity. The accommodation was ok, the room was very basic but clean.. The grounds were well kept. But NONE of the people we met, were happy. They looked as if they were forced to work there and hated doing so.. Not a single smile, no connection with the guests. I booked a Thai massage. Half of the time the lady was answering calls on her mobile, she was not interested in what she was doing. That evening I discovered a big bruise on my upper right leg. The village walk was not really offering an insight in how people live in their community, as the village was desolate because all young people leave the place. We haven’t seen literally a soul. Except the shaman! The meeting with the shaman was scary. All 6 of us were eager to leave the place as quickly as possible. The food had to be brought from another building and was cold when it arrived at our table The Lisu dance after dinner was a performance without soul. 2 ladies and 2 men were performing 2 dances without any emotion. They really were doing their best to be unattractive so they could finish early. None of the guests was even interested in participating. We had expected a different experience
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Sandra J wrote a review Mar 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions
This was the most amazing place stayed the night with breakfast in the morning and a tour of the village absolutely fantastic the staff could not do enough for you even entertained us after dinner with some local dancers performing definitely worth a visit
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Wendy H wrote a review Feb 2019
24 contributions4 helpful votes
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If you are visiting the north of Thailand, and you are looking for something a little different, this place is worth a look. Accommodation consists of wooden lodges made almost entirely from bamboo. The food is good, and because this is a sustainable concept hotel, you can actually see some of your lynch and dinner being grown. Money from this property goes straight back into the Lisu village which is right outside the gates of the hotel. The village isn't big, but there is a silversmith and a couple of houses where the ladies actually make all the hill tribe bags and things you see all over Thailand. Plus you can visit a tea plantation or go white water rafting and the hotel can arrange treks into the mountain with very knowledgeable English speaking guides. I really think this would be a great experience for people with 12-18 year old kids to let them see how real people live in real villages in Asia.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$136 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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lisu hotel chiang mai
LOCATION
ThailandChiang Mai ProvinceMae Taeng
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lisu Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lisu Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Kanta Elephant Sanctuary (3.4 miles), Thai Elephant Home (4.6 miles), and Chiangmai Mountain Sanctuary (2.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lisu Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Lisu Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lisu Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lisu Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Darla, Green Food Coffee, and View Doi.
Does Lisu Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Lisu Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Lisu Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Lisu Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lisu Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.