Home away from home. I had planned on staying at Nok's Garden Resort for only a night. 1 night became 2, 2 became 3, 3 became 4, then sadly leaving and wishing I could have stayed longer.
Not only are the bungalows in beautiful shape and situated in a lovely, green natural surrounding (which obviously the owners take care of very well), the personalized service at Nok's is like no other I experienced in Northern Thailand (and I spent a month in the area).
There's a cute little restaurant and common area to enjoy conversation, drink and food. Make sure you try Nok's home-cooked meals. Really delicious and adventurous if you want it to be :-)
I used Nok's Garden Resort as a base to explore the northern region with motorcycle (which by the way you can rent from Nok and Rudi as well). It is a perfect location for day trips to the Golden Triangle, Mae Sai and Mae Salong among other beautiful gems in the area. Don't know where to go? Just ask Nok or Rudi and they will share their world of knowledge about the area.
Best however is coming "home" to enjoy a drink by the fireplace on a chilly evening, great conversation with the owners or sitting in the comfy chairs on your private veranda watching the stars.
Language could never be an issue at Nok's. Nok speaks perfectly English and Rudi speaks Dutch, German and Spanish in addition.
If you are looking to stay at a unique eco resort in a relaxed and peaceful environment with impeccable service, look no further! This place is a gem and if it wasn't so far away from Canada, I'd be back in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nok's Garden Resort is an idyllic, spacious (8000 sqm), quiet and peaceful resort in Northern Thailand which was opened in December 2007. Our staff speak fluent English, Thai - ภาษาไทย, Spanish - Espanol, German - Deutsch, Italian - Italiano, Dutch - Nederlands. The resort is surrounded by teak and bamboo forest, fruit and grain plantations (orange, pineapple, rice, soybean) and the Doi Nang Lae Mountain Range. ... more less