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“Fine apart from the horrendous hill and not too much to see and do”
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DoiTung Lodge
Ranked #23 of 109 Hotels in Chiang Rai
Hailsham, United Kingdom
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“Fine apart from the horrendous hill and not too much to see and do”
Reviewed September 27, 2009

Stayed at this hotel (also known as Baan Ton Nam 31) in September 2009 during the rainy season. My room was in the building behind the one shown on the hotel website so I didn't really get much of a view which didn't matter really because most of the time the clouds, mist and rain sent visibility down to about 100 meters.
My room #339 came with TV (CNN, BBC World News, HBO Movies, Star Movies), mini bar with a limited selection, comfortable bed, A/C, wardrobe, ensuite bathroom with power shower and a balcony. The hotel is at the bottom of a VERY steep hill which is bad enough to walk down let alone walk up! A shuttle mini bus took me up the 1/4 mile hill to the public restaurant where breakfast and dinner were served. The food here was OK and had to do as there was nowhere else to eat.
The airport transfer is quite expensive - one way was 1500B (about £30). Apart from the Royal Villa (basically an empty Swiss style chalet) and the Mae Fah Luang Gardens, there isn't much else to do, especially in the rainy season. The border town of Mae Sai is about a 30 minute drive away and another 20minutes gets you to the Golden Triangle.

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Reviewed February 26, 2008

We stayed here for our second night as part of a fantastic trip organised through the Doi Tung Development Project that I found on their website. Our room was nice and had a great view from the balcony, we couldn't get the water hot enough in the shower though. Breakfast was served at the lodge and the food was just adequate but the evening meal was served at a restaurant up the hill where the spread they gave us was huge. The property is located very near the Royal Villa, Mae Fah Luang Garden and Princess Mother Commemorative Hall, high in the mountains with stunning views. Many of the attractions up here are impossible to reach in a full sized coach so you get few westerners and most visitors are Thai families, we were woken quite early by the children playing outside on the lawn. Throughout our tour we were privately escorted in a mini bus and we really enjoyed it. The Doi Tung Project is a royal initiative that helps local villagers into legitimate trades when they would have previous only had opium production to rely on. I would highly recommend this tour, just don't expect the lodges you stay in to have all of the facilities of a hotel.

  • Liked — Location and views
  • Disliked — Lack of hot water
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: DoiTung Lodge
Address: Doi Tung Royal Villa, Mae Fah Luang District, Chiang Rai 57240, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Rai Province > Chiang Rai
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #23 of 109 Hotels in Chiang Rai
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — DoiTung Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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