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Reviewed October 9, 2009

We do not usually stay at large hotels preferring boutique style hotels however if Le Meridien Chiang Rai is any indication of what this group has to offer we will certainly consider them in the future.
From the moment you arrive at this hotel and walk up the steps to the reception area and see the stunning views you know you are in a special place. From reception you look out across the gardens and pool to the river and mountains beyond – the views are breathtaking.
All the staff are fantastic – we had some confusion with our booking and they handled it brilliantly.

The rooms are beautiful. They are large with extremely comfortable beds and balconies. The bathrooms are also large and well fitted. Although very close to the picture on the website the rooms are actually better – on the website they look a bit cold.
Breakfast was nice including freshly baked croissants – brought around to your take and the most sensational jams. They also offer a special treat each day and the oatmeal soufflé was to die for.
I only have two criticisms of this hotel
1. Water at the pool. I believe at any 5 star hotel and really any hotel in the tropics they should offer you free water buy the pool.
2. Internet – I also believe a 5 star hotel should offer free internet in the rooms.
However at the end of the day these are minor criticisms.
If you walk out of the hotel and turn right there are several restaurants and a couple of small shops. The first restaurant (named only in Thai) is sensational and so cheap. $ of us ate for less than 700 BHT including a couple of large beers and a tip. The food was fantastic.
I highly recommend Chiang Rai – we had 4 days there and could have stayed a week. We spend three days with our wonderful guide Jermsak (jermsak_cei@yahoo.co.th) and one of the highlights was a trip along the river and arriving at our hotels pier.
This hotel also offers unbelievable value in the green season.

Date of stay: September 2009
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AnneEScott, Anne Scott, General Manager at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2009

Dear "AussieAnge"
Thank you for writing this wonderfully detailed and positive review. I do agree with your comment regarding the stunning views from the lobby and I am happy to know that you were comfortable and taken care of during your stay with us. It was kind of you to mention our hotel pier - we certinly get a lot of arrivals and departures by river, and I know that our guests value the additional experince of a "water-side" arrival.
Thank you for your comments regarding water at the pool - sounds like this one is our error. In fact, we do provide complimentary water poolside...so please accept my personal apologies for our oversight during your stay - and thank you for highlighting this one.
I appreciate your candor regarding internet pricing. As you know, we do provde free internet for guests at the Library (our business centre), as well as free wifi for guests in public areas. I had thought that we were competitive with this...but your comment has triggered an interesting point - and I shall have another look to check. Thanks for being so open and detailed with these remarks.
I do hope that your travel plans will bring you back to Northern Thailand again in the future....and that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Le Meridien.
With warm regards
Anne

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Reviewed September 29, 2009

New hotel, in beautiful gardens, next to the river. The design of the rooms, the restaurants, garden, pool and library was great, luxurious and comfortable. The hotel has its own boat pier, which is convenient for for your trips up the hills. Swimming pool was great and since the hotel was almost completely empty, it felt like a private pool. The staff was just excellent!
Location is a bit out of town, so for walking down the streets in the evening, you will need a tuktuk. Just outside the hotel, on the river bank, are a few restaurants as well. A place to return to when returning to Chiang Rai!

Date of stay: September 2009
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AnneEScott, Anne Scott, General Manager at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2009

Dear Ayeayeay
Thank you for posting this review. I am so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us - thank you for your great feedback. As you do correctly note, our hotel is quite new and so it is true that we are still establishing our reputation and business levels. Business is looking rather jolly for the coming months...and with the glorious winter weather ahead of us, I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming back to Chiang Rai.
Warm regards
Anne

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Reviewed September 28, 2009

We took our children ( 13 & 11) with us on our 20th year anniversary. We heard that this hotel has just opened, so we decided to try it. The hotel is very nice and has a very relaxing setting. Our room was big, stylish and clean; bed was very comfortable, bathroom was hugh. Breakfast was very good.

Staffs was very helpful. When we checked in, the front desk was very nice. She looked at our reservarion and see that it was our 20th year annivesary, she then upgraded us to a deluex room with the river view. The front office manager - Chalisa made sure that our checking in was smooth. The General manage - Anne Scott was very thoughful. She worte welcome note with her own hand writing to all guests. She greeted all the guests at the brakefast area by the river in the morning and thank you all the guests personally when they check out.

This stay was the highlight of our trip, The only regret was we only stayed one night here. We will stay here again when we go to Chiang Rai.
This hotel is worth every penny you spend.

Date of stay: July 2009
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AnneEScott, Anne Scott, General Manager at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2009

Dear "arongkrot"
It was a pleasure to meet you and to have you as a guest at our hotel. Thank you again for choosing LMCR as part of your anniversary celebrations. I do hope to welcome you back again in the future (for your 25th anniversary??!)
Very best regards from all the team at Le Meridien
Anne

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Reviewed September 27, 2009

I think this is one of the more beautiful hotels in Chiang Rai. It is indeed a surprise to find such a gem in northern Thailand.

Food and service was impeccable, but I especially found the view to be both calming and serene. Such a waste that I was stuck in meetings most of the time, would definitely come back during a more relaxed time.

Date of stay: July 2009
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1  Thank wlkh01
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AnneEScott, Anne Scott, General Manager at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2009

Dear "wlkho1"
Thank you for these very kind comments - I love that we are "a gem in northern Thailand". How wonderful!!
I do hope that you will visit us again in Chiang Rai.
Warm regards
Anne

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Reviewed September 25, 2009

The team of Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort is just excellent - professional and friendly. We were taken good care by them the days my family and I stayed there and the services we received were amongst the things we missed most after the trip. They helped us organising our sightseeing for a few days and things arranged were excellent. We keep on recommending others visiting the area because of the Resort.

Date of stay: July 2009
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AnneEScott, Anne Scott, General Manager at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2009

Dear "cswkwong"
Thank you...I know that you took time to complete the on-line questionnaire as well as this Trip Advisor review. Your warm words are time taken to share your comments and experiences are much appreciated by all our team.
With kind regards and best wishes
Anne

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