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“Nice place but very far from Chiang Mai - don't stay here if you want to do activities in the city”
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Baan Chai Thung
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Doi Saket
jnoodleman
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“Nice place but very far from Chiang Mai - don't stay here if you want to do activities in the city”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Whether or not you like this place will depend entirely on what you're looking for in Chiang Mai. First, a disclosure that we wish we'd have known more about sooner (our own fault for not looking it up): this place is WAY OUTSIDE OF TOWN. As in, 30-45 minute drive, and 400 baht each way, in a taxi. It's also extremely difficult for taxi drivers to find, so every ride home was an adventure, with multiple calls placed to the hotel to find where it is specifically, as there are no signs or landmarks. To the hotel's credit,they were as helpful as they could be to give us maps and help us out, but it was just a huge pain to be going back and forth to the city all the time for activities.

That said, the property itself is really nice and beautiful - the pictures online are accurate. The pool is great, it's a nice place to hang out, and the breakfast is good. The rooms are spacious and feel comfortable, although the beds are very had and not super comfortable,and the shower water pressure leaves something to be desired (although that's likely true at most places in Chiang Mai).

Our conclusion: this place would be really nice and a good value for your money if you don't care to be in town and doing any activities - nice spot to hang out at the pool, get a massage, and relax. However, if you want to do activities (zip line, elephant treks, cooking classes), you're probably better off staying in the city.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We traveled to Chiang Mai in August (2013-just got back!) with our 7 year old daughter. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this laid back beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. High quality accommodations (our room decor was lovely-the outdoor shower blissful) at a good price. Beautiful design-well manicured green outdoor space true to the Thai beauty. The food was good, and staff great. Jourgan arranged transportation for us, suggested GREAT restaurants in the neighborhood (Thai and Western). I had my first Thai massage (in a beautiful hut by the pool) and it was lovely. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

What a great experience!!!
The friendly welcome by Jürgen and his lovely wife Phoo, the spacious and beautifully decorated garden villa, the absolute clean and hygienic condition of all facilities and the stunningly manicured garden surroundings are a pleasant surprise.
Only a short drive away from the busy hub of Chiang Mai, this resort is ideally located at the eastern part of Chiang Mai within the very friendly and very original Thai-Village of Doi Saket.
Well-meaning efforts by all, very attentive staff is outstanding.
I particularly enjoyed the times at the plentiful and delicious breakfast which provided a very peaceful and easy-going start to my planned activities for the day.
The available and inexpensive roller-hire at this resort allows for exploration of the immediate surroundings and provides easy access to the various attraction the village Doi Saket has to offer.
Jürgen and Phoo passionately offered their assistance to fulfill my desired needs for adventure and arranged reliable guides & transport to remote areas such as a trip to a coffee farm in surrounding rain forests, my visit to various hill tribes in their remote villages, my excursion to Chiang Rai and the golden triangle, visits to an elephant camp and wild river rides on a bamboo raft.
At night, when some guests enjoyed a last drink at the cosy bar, I was able to share with excitement the experiences I had during the day.
Overall, this resort was an extremely pleasant experience and represents absolute value for money.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Baan Chai Thung
Address: 208 Moo 4, T Choengdoi, Doi Saket 50220, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Doi Saket
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Doi Saket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Baan Chai Thung 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New small resort in a quiet and natural environment with plenty of opportunities for activities 20 km away from the city center of Chiang Mai. Fantastic view over rice fields to the mountains. All rooms are luxury furnished with aircon, minibar, TV and DVD. All bungalows have a private tropical garden. Nice swimming pool. ... more   less 
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