Chose this place due to previous tripadvisor comments and was sceptical of the perfect 10. Should not have been, all the previous comments were totally true and I would agree with a previous comment not to book anywhere else as you will not be able to match the experience.
Great to be picked up from airport and from that moment on we were treated to service that could not have been bettered. Was a bit concerned on the way that it might be a bit remote but location of 15 mins from town centre is no problem as resort transport is available at short notice.
The family atmosphere was provided by Pongsri and Peter and they and Nat could not have been more helpful. I would recommend you steer clear of booking your own trips as the ones organised by Pongsri were all excellent. We booked the Elephant/Ox Cart/Rafting and buffet lunch all with personal driver for the day and stopped off at the Tiger sanctuary which was an awesome experience. Wife also did the half day cooking lesson and was picked up and dropped off, shown all ingredients at local market, prepared cooked and ate four courses all for 1500baht.
Rooms (actually small villa with separate dressing room and separate bathroom) are beautifully clean and spacious. Outside balcony is ideal for sitting out and private enough also.
Breakfast is magnificent and served outside at the pavilion and dinner menu is short but tasty and can be served on your private terrace if you wish.
We sat in the pavilion each night for sundowners (just help yourself and mark up your tab) and there are a constant stream of nibbles provided.
Complimentary drinks around the pool for the relaxing days and complimentary sandwiches were provided prior to drop off at airport.
Garden is nice (Peter obviously is a landscaper) and pool area big enough as at most only 4 people at any one time used the facility.
We were genuinely upset to leave and only wished we had booked a longer break which we will do next time.
Special thanks to Pongsri and Nat and as previously stated by others, we now feel as if we have made new friends rather than stayed at an impersonal hotel after their unrivalled hospitality.
- 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 and Dutch speaking staff promise you an experience you will never forget. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oriental Siam Hotel Chiang Mai