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Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Chiang Saen
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
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“Idyllic retreat for whole family, strong recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

After the bustle of Bangkok this was the perfect antidote. This is a peaceful, understated hotel lodge. Service is impeccable. Rooms spacious, comfortable and well maintained. The infinity pool overlooking the elephant camp is breathtaking. Food in both the Thai and Italian restaurant was first rate. The Thai food probably the best we had, the Italian both authentic and unusual.
The elephant experiences will last a lifetime especially with our son. The private dining in the baby elephant camp was the perfect end to our stay. Also worth doing the guided tour into Burma.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the slightly larger rooms overlooking the pool, with Burma in the distance
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Anantara_Management, Manager at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Seelo,

We are pleased that you had a positive experience at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort.
Our Elephant Camp provides our visitors with a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of different experiences. We are glad you and your family had such an enjoyable time meeting our elephants on your visit.

Kind regards,

Your Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort Team!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

Truly amazing resort and experience. Arrived on a long boat on the Mekong to an elephant welcome. Loved meeting all the elephants and breakfast visits by Ba, the 5 year old. Must do experience is the Learner Mahout day where you learn to ride and control the elephant, even went swimming on the back of my elephant. Food, service, attention to detail where perfect. Can not recommend more highly.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Anantara_Management, Manager at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Jaune221,

Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable time at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort.
We are happy that you took advantage of our many elephant experiences and hope that you will return soon to try some of the other opportunities available at the resort.

Kind regards,

Your Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort Team!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

This is our first time staying at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort and our experience couldn't be any better. From the moment of check in, we were treated like royalties and every staff you meet in the resort is friendly and attentive. The 3 country suite had a breathtaking view and the Elephant Camp is a once in a life time MUST HAVE experience. The camp is way better and natural than the one in Chiang Mai. I would highly recommend anyone stay for at least 3-4 nights here to fully enjoy the Discovery package activities. Simply amazing stay and I wish I could stay longer!

Stayed May 2014
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Anantara_Management, Manager at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Miss L,

Thank you for your messages on Trip Advisor. We are glad you had a pleasant first visit to Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort.
I have passed on your kind comments to our associates who are always happy to help our guests.
Our three-country panoramic views and Elephant Camp are just two of the features that make your stay with us unique and interesting.
We hope to see you again for a longer stay in the near future, in order to experience all that we have to offer!

Kind regards,

Your Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort Team!
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Leon, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Everything is perfect, the service is the Best, the elefants beautifull, the spa a must!!!!. Best hotel we Ever stay!!! The view from the pool, the rooms and restaurants are amazing. The food is from other world delicious the chef is the best we have the dinning by design with the elephants is a must be Thank you Tuk for everything!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Anantara_Management, Manager at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Vicktoriuos,

Thank you for your comments. We are so pleased that you had such a positive experience at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort.
I have passed on your kind comments to our chef.
We are glad you found everything to be to your liking and hope that you chose to visit us again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Your Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort Team!
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

A truly wonderful experience. The hotel is situated right on the 'Triangle'. Even looking out of the room windows, you can see elephants at rest in the jungle, The virtual swimming pool is marvellous. The service, friendly smiles of the staff and food is excellent.
The last time we stayed we did the Elephant training course. Again this was organised to perfection.
The Three Country day trip from the hotel was timed to perfection for all of the journey.
All in all a great holiday.

Room Tip: The nearest village is just one kilometre away and is a quite easy walk. However, if going out for...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Anantara_Management, Manager at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear DavidandYvonne,

We are glad that you had an enjoyable return visit to Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort.
The views from the rooms, the experiences on offer and the friendly service of our associates are all part of providing our guests with a memorable trip to our resort.
We hope to welcome you back again in the near future to take advantage of our full range of fantastic experiences.

Kind regards,

Your Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort Team!
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

This property excels in every area. Atmosphere is second to none. The service from the concierge to the pool staff to the wait staff was excellent. Food very good. Arriving by long boat and elephant to the hotel is worth the upgrade for sure. Elephant experience an opportunity of a life time. Everyday AMM, an 8 year old elephant and his mahoot would join us for breakfast.

Kids loved the opportunity to get up and close to him, feed him bananas and great photo opportunities.

Would highly recommend this property and the unique experience they offer to anyone visiting Thailand. Well worth the short flight from Bangkok. The reward are travel memories unlike any other for the rest of your life

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Anantara_Management, Manager at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Derek S,

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to know you and your family enjoyed the unique range of the activities that we provide here at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort.
I have passed on your kind comments to our associates, who always aim to ensure your trip is as enjoyable as possible.
We hope to see you and your family return in the future.

Kind regards,

Your Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort Team!
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

What an amazing place. We booked this hotel - sadly for only two nights - as part of our honeymoon trip. In hindsight, we look back and wish we stayed here just a little longer. While we booked because of the Elephant Camp, there were other great things about staying here.

First off, we booked the Grand Arrival which starts with a van ride from Chiang Rai. Our driver, Tommy, was great. He gave us all sorts of little facts and tidbits about the journey and the area. He dropped us off at a pier where we took a 25 minute boat ride up the Mekong. After the boat ride we were met by the manager of the Elephant Camp who greeted us with cold, fresh coconuts to sip and introduced us to our elephant who would carry us up to the hotel. As it turned out, after we finished sipping our coconuts we fed the to our elephant - his favorite treat. While it may be a bit of an extravagance, the Grand Arrival is truly an experience that should not be missed!

We spent the rest of the afternoon participating in the Mahout Experience. We could have spent days and days with the amazing elephants and mahouts. And the new baby elephant was absolutely mesmerizing watching him try and figure out how to maneuver his trunk! So adorable.

The next day we did the Spice Spoons experience with Chef Wit. Chef, thank you so much for your amazing class! We have already made the green mango salad - substituting green apples for green mangos since we can't find green mangos in Colorado. While we came for the elephants, the Spice Spoons class is not to be missed - especially so you can always enjoy a little bit of Thailand when you get home.

From the spa, to the restaurant (we only ate in the traditional Thai restaurant and didn't try the Italian one) everything here is just perfect. The staff is all so lovely and friendly. I do wish we had a bit more time to explore Chiang Saen, but that is our fault for not staying longer.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Anantara_Management, Manager at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Ernie Poo,

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the VIP Regal Arrival!
I have passed on your kind comments to our chef, Wit, and our other associates. We are glad that you had the opportunity to take part in several of the experiences that we offer here at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort.
We hope to welcome you again in the near future for a longer visit, so that you can experience the full range of opportunities that we offer at the resort.

Kind regards,

Your Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort Team!
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Additional Information about Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Property: Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Address: 229 Moo 1, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Rai Province > Chiang Saen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Chiang Saen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked into 160 acres of ancient jungle in northern Thailand, Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort rests on a bluff overlooking the fabled convergence of two rivers and three countries. The region also boasts a rich cultural heritage, as seen in the many hill tribe peoples or at the Hall of Opium Museum. At Anantara Golden Triangle, the natural and cultural merge at our unique onsite Elephant Camp, modelled on traditional mahout villages and home to the resort’s very own gentle giants. Book any of our indulgent All Inclusive Packages and enjoy the following benefits:•Accommodation with daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner for every night stayed•Roundtrip transfers from and to Chiang Rai Airport•Beverages (select range of non-alcoholic drinks, house wine, beer and spirits)•Internet access•In-room mini bar•One time visit to the Opium Museum•One activity for every night stayed from a choice of:oElephant Camp ExperienceoLanna Cooking ClassoAnantara Spa TreatmentoGolden Triangle Private ExcursionWhatever the experience, your Golden Triangle story begins with Anantara. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Anantara Golden Triangle Resort And Spa
Anantara Golden Triangle Hotel Chiang Saen
Anantara Resort Golden Triangle
Anantara Hotel Golden Triangle
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort Chiang Rai Province, Thailand - Chiang Saen

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