Sitting on the porch of your bungalow, drinking a beer, and admiring the pond is a lovely way to relax after a day of touring the Chiang Rai area. Rudi is very personable and we enjoyed his stories of the area and of his travels. Nok is an excellent cook. Some of her meals were at the top of our dining experiences after three weeks of travel in SE Asia. We rented their motorbike and spent a day touring the countryside based on a map Rudi drew for us that morning at breakfast. The "restaurant" is more like a living room so you feel like you are eating dinner with the family. Rudi lit a fire after dinner which was nice to sit around and talk over plans for the next day.
For the price Nok's is a good deal. The bungalows are neat, but very basic. A firm bed, table, lamp and fan. The bathroom is like summer camp, cement brick walls with a sink, toilet and shower. The shower had just a thin stream of hot water. The bath towels were thin, but adequate.
- 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