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Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Chiang Saen
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Reviewed December 18, 2006

Where do you start. How about Wow!!!!!!!! What an experience .I can not put in to words how great a place it is. When we left my wife and I both had tears in our eyes. We are booked for next year for 5 nights.
O.K. here is my review. We were met at the Airport and after an hour and fifteen minute drive we pulled up to a boat dock and we were boated to the Camp. The ride was a lot of fun. The Tents are very nice, great views and a fully stocked complementary mini bar. Wakening up in the morning and drinking coffee on the deck is a wonderful experience. The wireless internet worked great. I really enjoyed the outdoor shower. As this is a tent it is a good idea to keep the shower running when using the Bathroom as it is very quite in the tent. The Burma bar is a lot of fun at sunset. We got to meet some other guests and share stories. Dinner is amazing and the service and food is as good as it gets. The Chef came from Four Seasons Chaing Mai. He will cook anything you want and likes to do special meals.
The Bridge is not a big deal. My wife and I are scared of heights and were very nervous about the bridge. It was not a walk in the park but by the second day we were both using it. There are steps down and up if it bothers you. At night they have a porter walking with you with a lamp as there are a lot of stairs on the path to your tent.
The Elephants, it is a life experience .They are very gentle. Wee,the head guy teaches you in the morning how to ride them. It looks daunting but by the end of the morning you are riding these gentle giants. After lunch you ride them in to the jungle Wow!!! This is very safe and there are people with you the whole time if you need help. We ended up adopting an Elephant and they are looking to do a rescue soon. More on that at http://--------/
The excursions are very well thought out and a lot of fun Our guide was very good. We learnt a lot. I do not want to give anything away as it will spoil your fun.
We meet and spent time with Jason and Gido the Camp management. They are two of the nicest people. Very knowledgeable and a lot of fun .Thanks to both of you and your staff for an experience we will never forget. See you next year.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2006

To coin a phrase from the movie Jurasic Park, "THEY SPARED NO EXPENSE" in recreating a true lux camp experience!!! From the moment you arrive until the day you sadly depart, the camp will not cease to amaze you!! My husband and I spent a month vacationing in Thailand, May 2006. The Highlight of the trip was The tented camp. We cannot say enough about Jason (the Camp host) and all the others(Too many to mention) that welcomed us with open arms and made us feel as if we were family. The food was wonderful, the drinks were perfect and the rooms. Well THE BEST!!! Oh, did I mention the real stars? The Elephants? Again, Amazing!!!! So, if you are thinking about going to see Jason and all of the other Wonderful people and elephants at the camp. Just GO!!!! See and experience it for yourself, you will not be dissapointed.

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Reviewed June 25, 2006

The review from the Midland, Michigan is right on target. Just a few things to be aware of.

This is Four Seasons' first attempt to branch out into a Abercrombie & Kent-type of experience, and they do it quite well. For the avid FS traveler, this destination breaks the mold of what you would expect at a FS resort. In other words, this is a true CAMP experience. You eat together with the other guests, the camp 'counselor' joining in on the conversation. All the accommodations are the same size, there is no presidential suite or anything...everyone is treated the same.

Not too much to do when it rains, I would say the best time to book is November to March.

The tent is beautifully designed, but there is no separation between the tub and bed. The tents could use a privacy screen, not everyone likes to dress in front of their spouse.

The suspension bridge which is between tents five and six is a little too adventurous. The bridge has no lights to illuminate the pathway at night, even if you have someone with you carrying a lamp in front of you, or you are using a flashlight, the design is poor. They really need to put some lights on that bridge.

The Mekong river excursion was missing something. There is relatively no wildlife to see, and the topography is not particularly stimulating. The boat's engine is extremely loud too.

There is no gym or workout facilities. Although the many steps you take to get from one place to another compensate a little, I enjoy starting my day with 30 minutes on the treadmill.

At the present time there are no flights in between chiang rai and chiang mai, and if you are planning on visiting both destinations, the only way in between is by car, which can take 4 to 5 hours. I heard that flights between the two areas will be reinstated, but who knows when.

Overall, it is an awesome experience; these are just a few points which the pictures do not show.

  • Stayed: April 2006
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16  Thank TrvlSavy
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Reviewed May 15, 2006

I just returned with my partner from the Four Seasons Tented Camp. We had anxiously awaited the opening for over a year, and it exceeded all expectations. It is one of the most incredible experiences we have ever had. It may be a trite expression, but the pictures on the website simply do not do this resort justice. The drive from Chiang Rai was under 90 minutes. We pulled off the main road and suddenly we saw the tents in the distance. My first impression was that they are not as secluded as I had hoped. The boat picked us up and it took about 8 minutes to reach the resort which overlooks the Rauk River. We were warmly greeted and promptly offered cold towels and drinks. We were given our itinerary for our stay and escorted to our tent. When we entered the tent, our mouths dropped. The view was stunning. The tent is really a five star hotel room covered in canvas. There are 15 tents with a different theme. We stayed in #13 which was the Explorer's Tent. It featured knives, swords, a rifle mounted on the wall, lanterns, telescopes and walking sticks. The tent has central air which is necessary in the steamy jungle. This is not any ordinary tent. It has hardwood floors, wooden beams, a fully stocked refrigerator (complimentary) a huge free standing tub and almost every conceivable amenity one would need. The room benefits from a large and open floor plan. The commode and shower are accessible through zip out canvas flaps. The shower is completely outdoors and gives you an incredible view of the river and mountains. There is a beautiful, heavy set of wooden doors at the entrance, but the other windows and rear entrance have the zip out openings. You can leave them open, cover with a screen or completely cover with the canvas and shades. There is no TV but it does have a WI-FI connection.
The tents are actually sitting high off the ground on platforms which sit atop huge stilts which are anchored into the side of the hill. There is ample space between them to assure privacy. Numbers 1-3 and 12-14 offer the best views. Be warned that the higher the number the tent, the farther you are from the center of the camp where you will find the lobby, restaurant and pool. We had to walk at least 15 minutes each way. The setting is absolutely remarkable as you cross over a swaying suspension bridge set high over the river and rice field below.The main path which connects all the tents does meander through the jungle, but the jungle has been "tamed" and has to be one of the nicest manicured jungle settings ever. The only issue is that the tents are directly off the path so you need to close your canvas blinds for privacy! There is a huge deck to each tent with spa treatment beds, a large bale and table and chairs. It may be hot and steamy most of the year, but it will give you a spectacular view of Burma and Laos which are just across the river.
The rather small pool is nicely laid out and attractive but it is nothing special. We were lucky enough to have it to ourselves most of the time. There is a hot tub which is right next to the pool which would be great during the short Winter period. The food is simply the best we have ever had. You can either sit with a large group or simply at a table for two for each meal. There is also a nice wine cellar across from the restaurant which offers guests a wine and cheese taste sample every evening. We had massage treatments at the spa and they were the best we have ever had. The spa is actuallly a single spa room with two tables. It has a shower and commode and a fantastic view. It is outdoors and between the heat and the bugs, it detracts a bit from what is otherwise a marvelous experience. Each evening at 5:30, drinks were served at the wonderful bar at the other end of the resort. The chairs are super comfortable and the ambiance is luxurious but laid back.
The elephant training was great fun. There was a large group of trainers with you the whole time, so it is not intimidating at all. In true Four Seasons style, we were given a table and chairs with water chilled towels, fruit and snacks during our break. You will develop a great deal of respect and awe for the intelligence and power of these elephants. The boat tour along the MeKong River was pleasant enough. We bought a few souvenirs at a shop in Laos. The resort is so beautiful and relaxing that you may want to skip some of the activities and enjoy the wonderful tents or relax by the pool.
I cannot say enough about the amazing staff. Simply put, the staff provided the most outstanding service we have ever experienced at any resort! There were only 2-5 tents occupied while we were there, so perhaps a few as 4-10 guests were there at any one time. Think of this resort as your private estate with a large group of staff to cater to your every whim and need and dote on you 24/7! They of course know your name, what drink you like and probably what you want for breakfast. True to the Thai culture, the staff here was INCREDIBLY kind, friendly, competent and wonderful. They work as a team and truly make you feel as if you are a king or queen. They are obviously proud of the resort and they truly desire to make sure that every guest will want for nothing. The Camp Manager. Assistant Camp Manager, Activities Director, Food and Beverage Manager and Head Chef will all spend a great deal of time and effort to personally care for the needs of the guests. They cultivate what is essentially an atmosphere of friends and even family. It is up to you how much you want to become apart of the "camp" experience. They even have a gentleman who will escort you with a gas lantern to illuminate the long path to your tent at night!
If you want to rough it in the jungle, this place is not for you. If you think "roughing" it is at a 4 star hotel, then you have come to the right place! It is a bit contrived, but you can have an "Out of Africa" experience in the jungles of Thailand. You cannot deny the beauty of the tents, the exquisite attention to detail, the high quality of the finishing touches, the breathtaking views, the incredible food and the sheer perfection of the service. This may be one of the finest, if not THE finest resorts in the world. You will have the experience of a lifetime.

  • Stayed: April 2006
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Address: | on the Ruak River, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Rai Province > Chiang Saen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Chiang Saen
Price Range: $2,361 - $3,469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle 5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to the natural wonders of Northern Thailand, just south of Burma, west of Laos, for an unforgettable experience. On our unique min 2 nights stay excursions, you'll have the adventure of a lifetime trekking elephants through lush jungle and spectacular mountain trails. Unwind in our superb luxury tented accommodations, which feature stunning views and Four Seasons luxury. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
4 Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle Hotel Chiang Saen
Four Seasons Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai Four Seasons
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle Chiang Rai Province, Thailand - Chiang Saen

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