Lisu Lodge By Asian Oasis

Lisu Lodge By Asian Oasis

73 Moo 3 Tambon Ban Chang, Mae Taeng 50150 Thailand
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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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Free breakfast
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JangoEngland_Cambs wrote a review Feb 2020
Stilton, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 By Asian Oasis
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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GerryK158 wrote a review Mar 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Belgium
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 By Asian Oasis
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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Alex d wrote a review Jan 2020
Chiang Mai, Thailand
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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juliemK6274YN wrote a review Feb 2024
Sydney, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Different experience, very basic accomodation, food was fine. We were in a group with multiple rooms all sharing a main outdoor meal area. No TVs or refrigerators in the rooms, no shoes allowed (left outside), rooms Basic but comfortable. Breakfast is preordered (really yummy) and the staff were good. Has wifi which worked well for us.
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Date of stay: February 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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samam41 wrote a review Aug 2022
Altrincham
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Lisu Lodge for two nights and it was a great experience. Basic but clean and food all freshly prepared and served. The staff are so friendly and helpful. We visited the local village and had a day trip cycling and white water rafting. It’s truly peaceful and although it rained a lot it didn’t detract from the beautiful surroundings.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: No choice of food so need to be happy to have whatever.
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FrequentFlier26994 wrote a review Dec 2004
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We took the 2-night trek with one night at Lahu Outpost and one night at Lisu Lodge. We loved the lodge! There are now 3 guest buildings, each with an open porch with benches (tables were being set up for a group coming in, but not for us), a central floor seating area, and private rooms with private baths. The rooms are simple bamboo enclosures with a platform which contains padded mats covered with mosquito netting for bedding. Wooden floor in bath with flush toilet and solar heated hot showers. Electicity so lights and fan in room. The Lisu staff were extremely friendly though we couldn't communicate much. Food was good local Thai dishes. On-site stalls selling handicrafts and singing/dancing after dinner. Nothing else to do except stroll through village or around small grounds, but we enjoyed sitting on the porch listening to the birds and watching the sunset. Very relaxing.
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Date of stay: January 2005
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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grasjones wrote a review May 2011
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from two weeks of touring in Thailand. We left 2 nights free in the middle of our trip to do what we fancied at the time, so it was at very short notice that we found Asia Oasis and booked 2 nights with them - one night at Lisu Lodge followed by one night at Kuhm Lanna. We just told Asia Oasis the dates and times we were available and the sort of activities we would like to do, they arranged the rest. Considering we only booked everything the night before we stayed at Lisu Lodge the whole trip was increadibly easy and very professionally organised. We were picked at lunch time from our hotel in Chaing Mai in a nice car and taken approximately 1.5 hours to Lisu Lodge. Upon arrival we were greeted by Pat from the local Lisu Tribe who was very welcoming. He took us through the beautiful tropical gardens at Lisu Lodge to the small thatched garden bar for a lovely cold drink of lemon grass tea served by a young lady from the village - she was really friendly and welcoming. The whole thing was very relaxed. We were then taken straight to our room in one of their 3 garden lodges. The lodges are thatched buildings with an open decked area for communal eating and leisure. They overlook beautiful gardens, open countryside and the stunning hills in the distance. Each lodge has around 6 en-suite bedrooms that share the open area where you eat all of your meals, relax etc with other guests. As other guests have explained, the rooms are basic but you do have everything that you need. The beds have a mosquito net (staff arrange this for you at night) and if you leave the shower on for a few mintes you'll get hot water. This is authentic accommodation not luxury but you make up for this by receiving genuine local hospitality. Within half an hour of arriving we were eating a fantastic three course lunch including a vegetarian meal for me, even though I only remembered to tell them I am vegetarian when we arrived! We were the only people at the lodge during the day and it was lovely to have peace and quite – totally relaxing. Later in the day Pat took us for a walk into the village where we met the Shaman for a cup of tea! This was totally unexpected and a real treat to find ourselves on a private visit with no coaches or other tourists in sight! Back at the lodge, two women from the village arrived to give my husband and I a Thai massage on the decked area of our lodge. The other residents then returned from their day of activities and we spent the evening eating dinner together at the lodge. At this point it is worth noting that the open environment may be a bit much for some people as there were rather a lot of bugs flying around. You just have to brush them off the table and plates as they land - it's impossible to keep the area bug free but when you are actually there you just get on with it, so don't let this put you off. The evening was fun - the bar served all the usual drinks and the other residents were an interesting bunch – two couples and a family with three teenage daughters, so still fairly quiet. We were also entertained in the evening by the local children who came over to dance with us - this was all very informal and good fun. We then listened to the locals singing to a karaoke in the distance, which was quite a surreal experience! It would be good fun to find the karaoke bar as I'm sure it would be brilliant fun to go along and join in! After a good nights sleep and breakfast we were taken to meet our guide for the next day - Charlie who previously worked as an adventure tour guide for a London based company for 20 years. His experience shone through and he turned out to be the most remarkable guide we have had the pleasure of meeting. He managed to completely distract me as we cycled up the more demanding parts of our route and jollied us along when we were feeling a bit jaded. We only cycled 14km but being unprepared for the trip we hadn't been on a bike for over a year. Throughout the day we had a driver follow us around in a van with our suitcases! At various points we could pack in the bike riding and opt for a lift but we were determined to cycle the whole route. The cycle route took us through local hamlets, farm land and eventually up to an elephant riding camp. This was also unexpected due to the last minute arrangements of our trip and we felt a bit unsure what to do as we had already spent a day at an elephant park (http://www.elephantnaturepark.org/) which is a sanctuary and rescue centre for elephants. After what I had learnt about the training elephants go through to be 'domesticated' I didn't really want to go elephant riding but the issue of elephant riding is complex. When you are in Thailand it soon becomes evident that many villages depend on elephants for their livelihood and there are so many elephants redundant from logging (which is now illegal in Thailand) that still have to work. Nevertheless, I would like to see measures put in place by tourist companies to ensure the elephants that are used on tours are well treated. There is no way of knowing what sort of conditions they are kept in as things stand. If you include elephant riding or any other activities involving animals in your trip, please ask a few questions about the training, working and living conditions of the animals. In the end we did ride on the elephant and couldn't help but notice the pick axe the young boy guide used to 'remind’ the elephant to behave. He didn't hurt the elephant but a bit of a poke with the sharp end of the axe was enough of a warning; this should be enough to indicate what the training involves. On a happier note we ended our day with white water rafting. I was really nervous about this but Charlie was great - encouraging but not pushy. He came with us and we were accompanied by another person from the water rafting company, so there were just four of us on the boat. When we finished white water rafting we had lunch at the riverside with Charlie and the driver (who’d been in the background throughout the day) before being taken in the back of the truck to Kuhn Lanna for the night. Throughout our trip to Thailand we stayed in 5 star hotels but our two nights at Lisu Lodge and Kuhn Lanna were the highlight. If you want to experience authentic hospitality then this is the real thing. It's also great to know that these trips help indigenous communities.
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Date of stay: April 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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John W wrote a review Mar 2010
United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I suppose it depends what you are looking for. If its 5 star luxury, then this isn't for you. If it is authenticity, a beautiful setting, old teak lodges with real character then this is it- Lisu Lodge is a real delight. We arranged our travel with Asian Oasis- and their "adventure package" provided for a bicycle ride through the local villages, elephant trekking, white water rafting and a ride in an ox cart around the village. It was all really well done.
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Date of stay: February 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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diamondsusie wrote a review Jan 2008
Adelaide, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Lisu Lodge is an eco resort purporting to give the traveller a taste of real Thailand in a real lodge with local people.
On first impressions it is a beautiful setting, very tranquil, we were led to our lodge through landscaped gardens where you can pick lychees from the trees. The lodge itself is a large wooden thatched structure with bedrooms around an open communal seating area. There is a no shoes rule in the lodge with rush mats on the floors.
Seating is low level cushions and these are used for lounging around and also for eating at the very low level tables. Not recommended for anyone with back ache or the inability to sit cross legged!
The food is cooked by the local villagers who work at the lodge but to be honest it is totally bland and uninspiring. We asked if our food could be spiced up on our second night as it was nothing like we expected but were told that it was all cooked trhe same and many guests do not like spicy.
The village children all come down in their traditional dress to sing to you after the meal, again this feels a bit staged and on our second night there were a large party of American tourists so we were almost totally ignored, there was also no coffee/tea served following our evening meal.
The beds were also very hard and not really comfortable and the showers were lukewarm.
The beer at the lodge was extortionatly expensive - 120baht for a small beer. Go for a walk out into the village and find the local bar - that way you will experience real village life. We met up with the bar owner and sat chatting to locals for some time - we were made to feel much more welcome than in the lodge where we were pretty much left alone, and in the bar the beer is only 40baht for a large bottle. Just one word of warning - ask about their local spirits at your peril - a bottle of something will appear from under the counter and the real action starts!!!
My overall opinion of this hotel is that it offers a glimpse of Thailand in the same way that you would go to Disneyland to experience Africa
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Date of stay: August 2007
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck in / front desk
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Answer from Wendy H
21 contributions4 helpful votes
I have done the ride, there are some good hills....and remember it is quite hot. If you are a confident cyclist with reasonable fitness you will be fine, but it is certainly not flat !
Answer from Etbohm
Phuket, Thailand50 contributions38 helpful votes
We stayed at Lisu Lodge only but I am sure your trip will be well worth it.
Bangkok, Thailand16 contributions21 helpful votes
Thank you for your interest in Lisu Lodge. I think you are corresponding with our staff through airbnb.
samam41 wrote a tip Aug 2022
Altrincham7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No choice of food so need to be happy to have whatever."
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Sarah S wrote a tip Dec 2019
Leicester, United Kingdom77 contributions77 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"there is an exclusive hut"
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susan c wrote a tip Jun 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Everything was wonderful!! Highly recommend it."
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295MJT wrote a tip Jan 2017
Yardley, Pennsylvania39 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All lodges are amazing, open air common areas and all rooms have their own bathroom"
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Patrick K wrote a tip Jan 2017
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are similar"
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$94 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lisu hotel chiang mai
LOCATION
ThailandChiang Mai ProvinceMae Taeng
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lisu Lodge By Asian Oasis
Which popular attractions are close to Lisu Lodge By Asian Oasis?
Nearby attractions include Kanta Elephant Sanctuary (3.4 miles), Thai Elephant Home (4.6 miles), and New Elephant Home (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lisu Lodge By Asian Oasis?
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 By Asian Oasis?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lisu Lodge By Asian Oasis?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lisu Lodge By Asian Oasis?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Darla, Green Food Coffee, and View Doi.
Does Lisu Lodge By Asian Oasis have airport transportation?
Yes, Lisu Lodge By Asian Oasis offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lisu Lodge By Asian Oasis?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
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