Rooms were clean. Resort was small but that was a good thing in my opinion. Pool was clean but cold. We were here on Xmas to 12/28. There were a lot of children. We didn't expect that from this resort we were on our honeymoon however the kids were well behaved and we didn't mind too much. There were many families here. I expected a more private couples place but it wasn't so. Staff was nice and helpful, always smiling and the owner pong Si was an incredible host. Mattee and gof were great guides and drivers. Continue to read if you want to hear all of the details of our trip.
I was a bit weary about the resort because it was a rather long trip from the airport. We were lucky that the cab driver had GPS and found the oriental Siam but he had never heard of it before. Disclaimer, the resort was going to pick us up but we did not see them and took a taxi. Completely my fault but if you speak to them I. Advance they will have someone get you at the airport. It's about 15 minutes from the city.
Once we we arrived the owner Pong Si and her husband greeted us at the entrance. They were all smiles but had a nervousness to them because they did not see us at the airport for pick up. Our first mix up was that they gave us a smaller room instead of the larger suite for honeymooners. We were ok with this as long as they upgraded us the next day. The first room we stayed in was small but nice size bathroom and jacuzzi tub. They laid out beautiful flowers on the bed. It was very clean and well kept. That first day they offered to take us on a free tour of some local shopping areas. They showed us the gem, silk, and leather shops. We were not impressed at all, actually I would recommend declining the free offer. Shopping for over priced jewelry silk and awful leather crafts was not what we expected.
The next day we made plans to go to some tourist excursions like tiger kingdom and orchid farms. They planned everything and drove us around. Later in the evening they helped make reservations for dinner as well as drop and pick up service. This cost 1200 baht. When we arrived back to the resort in the afternoon (b4 dinner) our new accommodations were set. We were moved into the orchid room. Very beautiful, large room. There were 5 large windows in the bedroom, a large powder dressing room area in between the bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom was nice and had a large tub. Not jacuzzi.
Our third day we had a snag in our itinerary. They did not book the elephant excursion for us that they said they would. We did not find this out until we got to Maesa elephant camp. We were so disappointed because we wasted a ton of time but our driver gof made some quick moves and found another elephant camp called ma taeng elephant camp. It was very far away, almost an hour away. We had a great time at this venue thanks to gof.
I would say that the overall stay at the Oriental Siam Resort was very good. We were treated very well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Oriental Siam Resort is situated within 15 minutes from the airport & city centre, only 5-10 minutes from the Arts & Crafts villages, restaurants, shopping mall. There are many tourists attractions nearby such as hot springs, cave, Underground Ancient City, golf courses and sport activities for the thrill seekers. At The Oriental Siam Resort, our English, Chinese and Dutch speaking staff promise you an experience you will never forget. Unlike any other resort in the area, each of our accommodations has its own design and characteristics. You will be touched by its elegance and simplicity with smiling faces are everywhere to embrace you like you are a part of the family. The details of each room were painstakingly researched from the ancient-Lanna era. The resort OSR offers 8 types of accommodations on a grand scale from 60 m² to 300 m². The balconies of the colonial suites enhance the senses of our guests in terms of open space and palatial living. Oriental Siam Resort is ideal for chic visitors seeking sophisticated characteristics of city, along with the luxurious facilities for your comfort. The Oriental Siam Resort is more than just a place to stay, we provide service to the highest standard and will help you make the most of your stay in Chiang Mai. The luxurious facilities and serene atmosphere provide an environment to relax and enjoy after a day of sightseeing or a round of golf at the beautiful local courses. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oriental Siam Hotel Chiang Mai