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“Awesome Place but don't ride elephants!”

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Sibsan Resort & Spa Maetaeng
Ranked #1 of 14 Mae Taeng B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 3, 2013

The rooms, pool, and setting were simply amazing. A perfect spot to to relax for a few days after a lot of travel. The resort is small enough that it feels intimate. The food was good but not great and service was so-so. Some of the staff were awesome and some just seemed like they didn't care. As for Wi-Fi, it is so slow in the rooms, don't bother trying to surf the Internet.

There is not much to do in the area but ride elephants, however, riding an elephant is VERY bad for the elephant, not to mention how they treat the elephants. Please don't support this (hotel staff might say otherwise but their friends/family might work with elephants). If you want to visit the elephants, book a day or even night at the Elephant Nature Park which is 5 minutes drive past the hotel. It was a life changing experience and best activity and highlight of our entire 3 week visit to Thailand. If you visit the Rawee Resort, this is a 100% must!

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pichaya-R, Director of Sales at Sibsan Resort & Spa Maetaeng, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2013

Dear guest,

We would also like to thank you for sharing your observations with us as this gives us the opportunity to make improvements and thus offer all our guests better service.

We would have pleasure in welcoming you again in the future.

Best regards,

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

it's a very good place for a couple who wants a nice romantic place. This place is amazing. I love the pool. I love the food. I love the room i had. If i have a chance I would go back there and bring my family too.

Room Tip: deluxe room is my favorite here
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pichaya-R, Director of Sales at Sibsan Resort & Spa Maetaeng, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Dear guest,

We appreciate your kind comments on our hotel and services and hope we may welcome you again in the near future.

Regards,

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Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon and it was just what we needed after the craziness of Phuket. The rooms were clean and had everything we needed. We upgraded our room to stay on the river and every morning we woke to elephants walking by our room. It was surreal and beautiful. The staff cleaned our private pool everyday from the debris if all the flowers and leaves. Staff was excellent. Would definitely come back!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank dequinaml
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Pichaya-R, Director of Sales at Sibsan Resort & Spa Maetaeng, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Dear guest,

We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your holidays so much. I will share with our team your comments about their positive attitude towards the costumers which is one of our principles in Rawee Waree Resort & Spa.

Regards,

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Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

The hotel and grounds are beautiful, nestled in a valley, in the mountains. The location is perfect for excursions, elephant riding, zip lining and the like. It is situated about 49km from Chiang Mai, so transportation to the city is not convenient. If you plan to go in and out of the city, consider renting a car. It will save you quite a bit of baht on taxi fares.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Woody P
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Pichaya-R, Director of Sales at Sibsan Resort & Spa Maetaeng, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for staying with us and for taking your valuable time to share your feedback here on TripAdvisor.
We assure you that we will continue working to improve your next experience with us.

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

we really liked staying at the Rawee Waree. The bungalows are well-appointed and spacious, the pools are really inviting, thee food and service were good and there is quite a bit to do around the resort.

Room Tip: rooms along the pool are great
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pichaya-R, Director of Sales at Sibsan Resort & Spa Maetaeng, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing such a good comment about your stay in Rawee Waree Resort & Spa.
We really look forward to welcoming both of you in your next visit.

Regards,

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

We spent 2 nights here after a 2 night stay in the old city of Chiang Mai. the intention was to relax, unwind and watch the elephants walk by through the river that runs alongside the resort. What we had not appreciated was that two elephant camps are directly next door and that oxen live just behind the hotel! It was amazing to think that we were sleeping within metres of elephants and our time was spent either relaxing in the stunning large pool or sitting watching the elephants walk by through the river throughout the day. If you can book a riverside apartment - these have their own beautiful pools and give direct views of the river. The staff kindly allowed us to use the gardens of an empty riverside apartment in order that we could watch the elephants from there rather than from the coffee house which was a short walk (or buggy ride!) away. Oxen pulled carts regularly pass the end of the driveway which is also a sight to behold.

The hotel itself is lovely - high quality furnishings and beautiful well tended gardens. We particularly appreciated the spacious main pool and snaking second pool that winds its way through the apartments - plenty of opportunities to swim and relax.

We arranged our own transport there from Chiang Mai which took about an hour and the hotel arranged a taxi return to the airport which also took about an hour. I forget the cost now, we did so much travelling in the 12 days we spent in Thailand! I would thoroughly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a relaxing retreat and love elephants!

Room Tip: We chose the cheapest rooms which were neither by the river or pool but were so close to both that i...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Pichaya-R, Director of Sales at Sibsan Resort & Spa Maetaeng, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Rawee Waree Resort & Spa. We are delighted that you enjoyed all our services and felt so well attended to by our staff .

I really look forward to welcoming you in your next visit.

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Its just the good to stay in....hotel service is too good...they have cab car to drop from hotel room to main entrance...its very enjoying and relax place...in some room they have private swimming pool and garden also, depends on which room type you choose...from the resort you can see the elephant ride every day...they have spa massage..the massage of the herbs was very relaxing, enjoyed spa in the same resort, the person are very professionals for doing massage and the place is very silent and relaxing..they have different activities also like bamboo drafting, white water drafting, elephant ride, night market, taxi services....

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pichaya-R, Director of Sales at Sibsan Resort & Spa Maetaeng, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing such a good comment about your stay in Rawee Waree Resort & Spa.Your enthusiasm in describing of our services is a good input to motivate our team everyday more.

We will continue working to improve our services and would have pleasure in welcoming you again in the future.

Regards,

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Additional Information about Sibsan Resort & Spa Maetaeng

Address: 168 Moo 2 | Kued Chang, Mae Taeng 50150, Thailand (Formerly Rawee Waree Resort & Spa)
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Mae Taeng
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Mae Taeng
Price Range: $104 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sibsan Resort & Spa Maetaeng 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MINDFUL LIVING IN TREASURE DREAM RESORTA heavenly tranquilly boutique resort the stunned nestles discreetly a midst tropical garden where you can have relaxing holiday or to enjoy a romantic break with your chosen one. Synergy of Lanna Modern Style and luxuriously spacious villa are adapted to preserve the integrity of the environmental sensitivity and local communities that surrounded the resort.Our facilities approach to enhance the nature experience engrave with opulent services that can expected the top class 5 stars intended and all offered the warmest of smiles and hospitality. ... more   less 
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