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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Baan Chai Thung Chiang Mai Province/Doi Saket, Thailand