After much research, my wife chose this "resort" and made the reservations...which turned out to be difficult to do for a stay a few days before New Years (when half of Thailand goes on vacation). The room we reserved turned out to be a small stand alone "box" with no windows (though some panels you could open to get fresh air, but would have to close at night for security. The room was barely bigger than the king sized bed in it.
There had been one cancelation on a larger chalet (same price), so we quickly moved.
The rooms in the newer multi-unit building were probably nicer (and a bit more expensive), but were sold out, so we didn't have a chance to tour.
Breakfast was good, especially if you asked for something freshmade (e.g. scrambled eggs) as they had a moderate variety buffet.
Overall the place was good enough, but nothing special in and of itself. What made the place special was its proximity to Doi-Inthanon (entrance just a few minutes up the road), and various out-of-park amazing waterfalls. The price was fairly high for Thailand, but not unreasonable considering the location. We would go back, with expectations set that it isn't really a "resort", just a reasonable place to stay near Doi Inthanon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Touch Star Resort, a tranquil destination for leisure and travel, conveniently located only 58 kilometers from Chiang Mai International Airport (Chiang Mai). At Touch Star, guests stay close in touch with nature as the resort intertwines with the natural surroundings, and the nearby famous Doi-Inthanon summit. While staying with us, enjoy our refreshing natural mineral springs, the only source of mineral water in Jomthong District, that supply water to the entire resort.Our resort offers a different atmosphere that brings people from all over the world to come and relax from time to time. At Touch Star Resort you will feel total immersion in nature, by experiencing the great diversity of species of flora and fauna native to this Sino-Himalayan region.Doi-Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand, covering with lavish and refreshing springs and reservoirs, which attribute to the lush tropical evergreen forests.Touch Star is the resort closet to Doi-Inthanon National Park. Due to its magnificent location which is merely 1 kilometer from Doi-Inthanon National Park's check point and only 40 km' drive up a scenic road to reach the mountain summit, Touch Star Resort could also be named Doi-Inthanon resort. ... more less
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