While this hotel is listed as being located in Mae Ai, it is really in Thaton. The hotel has about 6 bungalows in lovely grounds with beautiful gardens and a small infinity pool surrounded by two of the bungalows and the main lodge. It is quiet and off the main road. When we arrived and when we left, help with the luggage was not offered. The bungalow that we rented was next to the pool. It was cozy and nicely decorated, though lighting in the room was abysmal and reading lamps are not terribly bright. This is a real problem in mainy Thai hotels so if you like to read (and I suspect that many people coming to this hotel would be in this category), you better bring a headlamp! There is no AC in the rooms which can get warm during the day. Electronic gadgetry was excellent once you figured out to use it; unfortunately, no one came to instruct us. Shoes must be removed for entrance to all rooms and the lodge. I understand the reasons, but it is not my favorite custom There was a house next door to our bungalow whose owner seemed to be right outside our windoiw. They have a lending library in the lounge that is well-stocked with books and DVDs in French and English. The proprietor was not on premises and from reading other reviews, this seems to be a common occurrence, although his wife was in attendance. A full breakfast is included in the room rate. A fixed price meal is served almost every evening in the dining room and must be reserved in advance. We stayed one night and ate the evening meal which cost 240 baht per person and was billed as 3 courses. The fare that night was an over-garlicky soup, a virtually inedible main course of raw vegetables, rice and a tomato-based sauce which we were told was "like a curry". We couldn't believe that this was the main course until dessert was served (a plate of small tangerines). It was the only bad meal we had during our week in Thailand. When you are there, you should see the Wat Tha ton monastery. It is beautiful and has great views of the valley below.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just out of Thaton, on a hill with a great view over the Mae Kok river, the mountains and the rice fields.Includes breakfast, internet acces + WIFI, Laundry, swimming pool ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Old Tree`s House Hotel Mae Ai
- Old Tree's House Thailand/Chiang Mai Province - Mae Ai