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Suanthip Vana Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mae Suai
Bangkok
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“serene getaway”
Reviewed January 24, 2009

I stayed at the Suanthip Vana Resort with a friend the second week of January 2009. I am living in Bangkok and was looking for a quiet retreat in the middle of nature, an antidote to the noise and congestion I experience daily. I could not have been happier with this choice. This place was utterly beautiful. I have travelled to many places in the world and this was one of the most beautiful spots I have ever seen. It was like staying in the middle of a botanic garden. It was a serene paradise.
The main buildings are nice but it is completely worth the extra money for the separate cottages on stilts. They overlook the valley and the impeccable vegetable garden where the food is grown for the restaurant. They are incredibly private, and have decks that the sun slants across in the afternoon. They may not be right for everyone, as there a lot of steps to climb up and down to get to them, and they have outdoor bathrooms (lovely, but outside, and a little chilly at night!) But we were absolutely in love with the whole experience, and I took a wonderful bath under the full moon one night.
The staff could not have been more gracious and attentive. They went out of their way to accomodate our every desire, even setting up a little tour to the hilltribe villages for us at the last minute, showing no irritation at all with us when we vacillated about staying longer. We did stay longer than we had planned, and when we did go, could hardly pull ourselves away. The place has a wonderful spirit. I recommend it highly to anyone looking for a quiet retreat from real life.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Delhi
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Reviewed November 19, 2008

We have just returned from the Suanthip Vana Resort and we would like to recommend it to everyone. Not everything is top luxury and the hotel seems rather big but you do have very, very nice and charming villas with a nice outdoor bathroom and the most stunning view overlooking a green valley and mountains in the distance. It is one of the most beautiful and peaceful views we have seen.

The hotel is setted amongst a beautiful "botanical-garden", with a range of exoitc grass, flowers and trees.

Most of all it is the exceptional friendly and hardworking staff that make this place so special and unforgettable!

Also we recommend to do the tours that the hotel offers. Sometimes it is hard to communicate but once they know what you want you will be surprised how special these tours are: We went hiking in an unforgettable landscape, had a picnic at a waterfall with beautiful food that was brought along, we had a winetasting near by and we joined the cooking-class, which includes a stroll on the local market. Since we were one of the only guests, nothing has a touristy touch. Instead you find yourself in a warm and charming atmosphere.

Everything is especially designed to your wishes and the staff will do anything to make your stay special.

  • Liked — View Landscape Staff
  • Disliked — Lack of language-skills
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Numansdorp, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2008

The surroundings, the nature, the beautiful rooms, the very friendly and always helping staff !! It was just perfect.
The swimming pool is the most beautiful pool in a very natured surrounding I have ever seen !
Thank you to make our stay so memorable !
We only booked 1 night becaue we are making a trip through North Thailand and we didn't like to leave so we could stay till the end of the afternoon. Thank you for very much. We are certain that we come back !! Thank you again for being so nice !

  • Liked — Staff , surroundings and swimmingpool and accomodation
  • Disliked — beds very hard
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed March 24, 2008

I was completely blown over by the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, despite its being ultra-low season (I think there were only 2-3 other guests there...). They really made this a most lovely stay.

Even when dropping us off at Chiang Rai Airport, they suggested and took us first to see a temple (Wat Rong Khun) near the city, then brought us to an excellent Northern Thai food restaurant to let us grab some dinner--all on their own initiative.

We had some annoyances with our travel agent when we arrived (the resort was *not* at fault at all), and I think to make up for it, the lovely staff arranged for us to "float" a flying lantern (khom loy) on one of our nights.

I got the feeling that the staff really loved their resort, and wanted you to love it too.

The facilities were beautiful, especially the huge pool. The room was also very large, and it was nice to be greeted with a plate of fresh fruit on arrival, and to have a coffee maker in the room.

The soap, shampoo & conditioner were produced in a well-known Thai herbal medicine hospital--a nice local touch.

Also: Do try the northern sausages ("sai ua"...although they spelled it "sai auy" or something odd on the menu) at the restaurant, and get them with ginger, peanuts, garlic, lime & chillis; they are delicious!

The only things I didn't like so much:
- Some days, the air was very very smoky from all the brush fires (it's slash-and-burn cultivation zone...) during this season.
- Not much to do in the area immediately around the resort (but we did find a path that went over a nice hanging bamboo bridge and into the fields around the resort).

All in all, it was a wonderful experience, and I hope we'll have a chance to go again...

  • Liked — The wonderfully friendly and helpful staff.
  • Disliked — The smokey air...can't do much about that!
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank emanate28
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uk
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2007

I stayed here with my husband for 2 nights, a great stay with a million memories,Large room clean and comfy bed, good food a good prices and staff that were so helpful.
we had three weeks in Thailand and it was the only hotel were everything was perfect/on time/charged the right price etc etc. They happily collected us from our hotel in Chiang Mai in a new luxery mini bus. We did the hill tribe package and had a great day trekkiing and visiting the real hill tribes, we took candies etc for the schools and saw all the kids studying.All the guides were superb and friendly. We had the most fabulous pool side dinner cooked by our selves! with help from a dozen staff all cooked in bamboo tubes on an open fire, so memorable and fun, I cannot thank evreyone enough . 3 days created a lifetime of memories. We will return. A special mention for Apple and Char real perfect hosts.

  • Liked — the friendly staff
  • Disliked — could not fault
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank silton
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2007

This is one of the very nicest hotels I have ever stayed in. Just extramely calming, relaxing with perfect service and situation. Located away from any town, in the woodland nearly 2 hours drive from ChangMai, the Suanthip Vana will make you want to come back to the area, just to stay there again. If you are looking for a luxury base for Northern Thailand, this has to be a top contender.

Rooms are impeccable, each with balconies and there are a range of self contained bungalows for guests wanting further privacy.

Staff all incredbily friendly and very good at helping with any problems.

From my personal experience.. I would say that if you have some doubts about staying here.. Stop Having them... Stay.!!
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  • Liked — The Relaxing and comfortable atmosphere everywhere
  • Disliked — I do not have a bad thing to recollect about it. None of the breakfast cereal I have in England???
  • Stayed March 2006, traveled solo
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2 Thank Halibut88
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Bangkook
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2007

I have been stay at Suanthip Vana Resort with my family twice times already. You wont disappointed to stay here, It was fantastic! Exactly what we were looking for- peaceful, chilled time in beautiful surroundings, Highly recommend waking early to capture the beautiful sunrise from your big terrace.

This hotel is really a getaway from the outside world. It's the kind of place you go to escape, and read books, spend quality time with your family/partner, eat and drink. We loved it, and would highly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with family
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Property: Suanthip Vana Resort
Address: 49 Chiangmai-Chiangrai Road | Takok, Mae Suai 57180, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Rai Province > Mae Suai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mae Suai
Hotel Class:4 star — Suanthip Vana Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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