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“Relaxing sanctuary” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mae Nai Gardens

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Mae Nai Gardens
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Mae Rim
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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“Relaxing sanctuary”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

I had the pleasure of spending 5 days at Mae Nai Gardens when I was in Chiang Mai to attend the Absolute Bootcamp session. I have to say the photos don't do the place justice! It's beautifully landscaped with lush greenery, the relaxing sound of a bubbling stream, and quirky sculptures that pop up throughout as an unexpected, pleasant surprise. The salt water pool is an unusual treat and the water is incredibly soft to the skin. And if you fancy a massage, a call-in service can also be arranged.

Pop and Ian are very warm, welcoming and hospitable hosts who make this a home away from home. My only 'gripe' is that the resort is a wee bit out from town but then again, if your aim is to engage in some true R&R and to dedicate time to yourself and nothing else, then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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MaeNaiGardens, Owner at Mae Nai Gardens, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay.
We do make clear on our website that we are a 30 minute drive from the centre of Chiang Mai. As you suggest, most of our guests choose us because they want to get away from city life and spend some time relaxing in the countryside, or visiting the many activities which exist in this area. Our slogan is 'your home in the countryside'. However, it's easy to get to the city delights from here, so you can have the best of both worlds!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

I've just returned from attending the 1st Absolute Boot Camp held at Mae Nai Gardens. I was considering where to spend a few days off when I came across this fantastic opportunity:- A fitness program held at a beautiful resort. Well, definitely needed a fitness boost and really needed a few days away to relax and recharge after a hectic 3 months! It couldn't have been better, intense exercise made fun with visits to a Muay Thai Boxing Training Center, as well as Pilates, water aerobics and of course circuit training led by Michelle, a local ex-pat who runs amazing courses to help those of us who need to improve our fitness levels, lose weight and get back on track!
Then afterwards pure bliss, with the best oil massage I've ever had, followed by delicious, home cooked food, with plenty of locally sourced vegetables and fruit. Next day, after a great breakfast, followed by a swim in the salt pool I was ready for day 2 and it didn't disappoint. The surroundings are glorious, natural and enable you to float away from all your cares. Ian and Pop are gracious hosts who make the stay comfortable and interesting, as they share their knowledge and obvious love of the area! Highly recommend this venue and the Boot Camps! A perfect blend!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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scotthai, Owner at Mae Nai Gardens, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Dear Sally, we are so glad that you enjoyed your weekend with us. Thank you for the terrific review. The boot camps are a new co-venture, and we're delighted that everyone had a great time.
However, we're not just about fitness, so if anyone just wants to chill out by the pool, you'll be very happy here!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012

We stayed here for six nights and it was just wonderful. Ian and Pop, our hosts and now friends, ensured that our stay was packed full of fun as well as relaxation. The bungalow was immaculately clean; the decor was stylish and comfortable, the sheets and towels changed regularly, and we were kept hydrated with daily bottled water and a good stock of excellent tea and coffee. The gorgeous salt water pool sits perfectly in the beautiful tropical gardens that Pop himself landscaped from scratch. Breakfast was included and this was delicious and fresh. This stay in Thailand will be hard to beat as it is without doubt the most memorable accommodation on our six month travel around the world. Thank you so much, Pop and Ian.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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scotthai, Owner at Mae Nai Gardens, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
We loved having you here. Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for several days and loved it. Beautiful, restful location, lovely accommodation and Pop and Iain went above and beyond to make our stay just right.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

Mae Nai was the best place we stayed in Thailand. Ian and Pop are amazing hosts. They are so accomodating, and they have put their heart and soul into making Mae Nai perfect. The area is so peaceful, and the grounds are immaculate. We borrowed Ian and Pop's mountain bikes, and we had such a fun day exploring the area. I would love to spend an extended stay here. It really was an amazing stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

My husband and I visited Mae Nai Gardens in December and had a wonderfully memorable stay. Mae Rim is located 20 minutes outside of Chiang Mai and is incredibly peaceful, surrounded by paddy fields and buffalo. Pop and Ian are great hosts and make you feel extremely welcome from the minute you arrive, nothing is too much trouble! They clearly have a real flare for interior design which is evident throughout their lovely property. They're also very knowledgable about Chiang Mai and Thailand in general so i'd use them to help plan your stay and also direct you to some excellent restaurants! We will be back!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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LPQ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

I live and work in southern part of Thailand, whenever having break from work I will visit Mae Nai Garden 2-3 times a year to release my stress away. I usually ignore Chiengmai city and spend most of my time at resort reading, bikking or relax by the pool. Thank you for nice clean place, lovely garden and wonderful surrounding.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Mae Nai Gardens
Address: 104/10 Moo 12, Baan Mae Nai Soi 1 | Tambon Mae Ram, Mae Rim 50180, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Mae Rim
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mae Rim
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Mae Rim
#4 Spa Hotel in Mae Rim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mae Nai Gardens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For those who love the countryside - Mae Nai Gardens offers a selection of five unique guesthouses, designed and decorated in Thai style, all set within five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with views of mountains and paddy fields beyond.The beautiful palm fringed swimming pool provides a focus for rest and relaxation. Massage available, and many outdoor activities - cycling, hiking, off-road vehicle driving easy to access.Historic Chiang Mai with its shopping, restaurants and nightlife is only a 30 minute drive away.Be assured of a warm welcome at Mae Nai Gardens.For those who are interested in getting fit and/or losing weight, we now offer a regular series of 'boot camp' programmes with our business partners, Absolute Bootcamp Fitness.Note: we usually close in the Thai hot season from mid-March to end of May. ... more   less 
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