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Bamboo Nest de Chiang Rai
Ranked #1 of 182 Chiang Rai B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Staying at Bamboo Nest for 2 nights was by far my favorite part of my visit to Chiang Rai. You simply can't beat the beautiful scenery and awesome hospitality. Nok and Noi (the owners) are incredibly nice and accommodating (and great cooks too!). I was perfectly content with lounging around my bamboo bungalow and napping in my hammock during my stay there, but they do offer plenty of activities, including trekking. If you don't want to spend any money but have the urge to explore, there's a small Lahu hill tribe village only a few minutes walk down the mountain. There's also hot springs and a waterfall in walking distance. In the morning, mist settles in the valley and its an unbelievably beautiful and peaceful view to wake up to. At night, Noi lit us a fire in the fire pit at the top of the mountain. There's electricity at night by solar power from the day and each bungalow has an attached bathroom with toilet, sink, and hot water shower heated by gas. Nok cooks most of the food at a fair price and its delicious. Beer, bottled water, and soft drinks are also for sale. Coffe, tea, and hot water are all provided free of charge throughout the day. Overall, the atmosphere can't be beat and at their prices, it's a steal. If you're in Chiang Rai, I'd recommend this over everything and anything else that you can do there. I'll definitely be returning.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

I really don’t know what to write, because everything you have to know about this place has already been said in all the others reviews up here!

We stayed there for 3 nights at the end of January during Chinese New Year 2012 on our 4th Thailand trip. Communication and pick up from the airport in Chiang Rai was easy and efficient. We spend the days exploring the nearby waterfall, tea plantations and rice corps and villages. The nearby hot springs a not worth a visit when you are used to western thermal baths. We enjoyed the excellent Thai food in the evenings and the conversations with the other travellers (they have only 5 bungalows) till we went to bed (consider that you are 1200m over sea level and bring warm clothes, especially in winter, we had around 17° during night, while during day the temperature was around 25-30°).

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

If you've read any of the other reviews then you'll understand that I am out of superlatives to describe this place. We stayed 1 night in the family cottage. It sleeps four and has two baths. Gas heats the showers and solar power turns on the lights. All the food was great but the yellow curry really stood out for me. As remote as this place is, it isn't a slog and we did it easily with our two children aged 9 months and 3 yrs and granddad in tow.

This really is the "simple life" as Nok says.

I was vividly reminded of going camping as a kid and seeing the milky way for the first time. Stargazing out there was a trip!!

Word of caution though, if you are going to drive there yourselves, as we did, watch out for the "rock". It's the sign post for the last turn to the Lahu village below the resort. I've included some pictures to help :) Park in front of the school in the village and walk straight up the hill to the guesthouse. We were lucky enough to randomly run into Nok's husband on the way and he took our luggage up on his motorbike. If you intend on driving yourself, don't hesitate to contact me for hints and tips.

Thank you again to Nok and her husband for a wonderful start to our northern Thai holiday!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank MrsCommons
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Don't miss out on visitng Bamboo Nest! You'll never see anywhere else like it.
We stayed for two nights in a family bungalow with hot water showers, hammocks and a breaktaking view.
Nok picked us up from Chiang Rai in her 4x4 and drove us up to the guesthouse. The trip up was an experience in itself! But we knew we were in safe hands.
Our bungalow was amazing, right on the edge of the hill and with nothing to look at but rolling green mountains and paddy fields.
There was a wide variety of food on the menu to choose from and it was really tasty and reasonably priced. While eating we chatted to Noi, a local Lahou man who works at the guesthouse as a handman, chef, waiter, guide and all round interesting guy. He directed us to the hot springs nearby and then guided us over the mountain to the Akha village. His english was excellent and he was always on hand to help out.
When we visited we were the only guests, it was incredible to have this slice of remote paradise to ourselves and the whole experience was made even better by Nok and Noi who made us feel at home. The two dogs Nam Than and Khao were also very friendly, they came with us on our trek and sat with us in the evening.
Overall I'd say without doubt worth a visit! You won't want to leave.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

We stayed for 4 days in September 2012. Noi and his jeep collected us. You would pay a fortune for the adventure of the last couple of kilometers in his jeep, haahaa was great! The huts are built to be private, and are. They're a beautiful experience with views to match. If you want company, everyone collects in the open restaurant - great people come to stay.

Noc and her four wheel drive will take you on prebooked tours/trips, including Chiang Rai for the day. Otherwise you're in for walking, reading, resting, talking, eating. Thank you!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank petra n
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

The Bamboo Nest is a must see for families, couples and anyone who wants to experience the true nature and culture of Chiang Rai. The hosts Noi and Nok and second to none and open their home to be your home too. The mountain tops and beautiful gardens set the scene for accommodation which is one with nature, yet has the modern facilities required. our family loved the food, experience, trekking, weaving and cross bow making, especially the two dogs Kao and Nom Tham! We all loved it and would definitely recommend.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
Thank dndwest
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Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

This was my 1st mountain experience in Chiang Rai and DEFINATELY my best :0)

Nok picked me up at the bus terminal and was such a nice lady. When we got to the site I must admit I had a few tears due to it's beauty and sereness x

The bungalows were AMAZING ( bring your mosquito spray!!!) everything was freshly cleaned, the showers were hot and refreshing, the hammocks were a welcome relief and The scenery can only be described as BREATHTAKING

Noks husband was so intersting as well. We talked for hours about this and that and I never wanted it to end.

The food, although basic, was verrrry tasty and exquisitely presented. And good value also

The rest of their staff were amazing too and their dogs a pleasure to be near, especially White the part labrador who just loved being around the guests.

DO NOT MISS OUT IN THIS EXPERIENCE.... definately the best I have had in Northern Thailand. Thank u to Nok and her family for such an AMAZING experience xxxx

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Address: 41 Moo 6 , Baan Jajall, Tumbol Doi Hung, Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Chiang Rai Province > Chiang Rai
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Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #1 of 182 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Rai
Price Range: $10 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bam Boo Nest offers a range of simple, comfortable and uniquely styled bamboo cottages built by local craftsmen in natural locally sourced sustainable materials. Following the wisdom of the native people, each cottage has bamboo flooring, walls and thatched roof. All have private bathrooms with hot showers, comfortable beds (with mosquito nets), verandas and floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the spectacular views. ... more   less 

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