Chai Lai Orchid
Chai Lai Orchid
Chai Lai Orchid
Chai Lai Orchid
Chai Lai Orchid
Chai Lai Orchid
Chai Lai Orchid

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8.9

Excellent

293 reviews

293 reviews

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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Chiang Mai Night Safari 31.2 km
Wat Phra That Doi Kham 32.1 km
Chiang Mai Zoo 37.1 km
Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple) 39.5 km
Wua Lai Walking Street 39.7 km
Wat Chedi Luang 39.8 km
Tha Phae Gate 40.5 km
Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum 40.7 km
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar 41.1 km
Elephant Rescue Park 58.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Mae Sapok Waterfall 850 m
Elephant sanctuary 1.2 km
Mae Wang Waterfall 1.6 km
Mse Sapok Water Fall 1.9 km
Cool hidden Waterfall 2.0 km
Waterfall (Very slippy) 2.1 km
Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping 3.4 km
Kerchor Elephant Eco Park 5.0 km
Waterfall view 5.2 km
grass cut for elephants 5.6 km
Entire bungalow
Newly renovated
2021

Chai Lai Orchid

Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, Thailand - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Doi Inthanon part of Chiang Mai, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Wat Chedi Luang. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage and restaurant on-site.

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Highlights

Top Value

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transport

Newly renovated

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Transport to airport

Pets allowed

Car park

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money9.0
Distance to city center65 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportChiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Distance to airport36.9 km

Rooms available at Chai Lai Orchid

Deluxe Bungalow
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
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Quadruple Room with Mountain View
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 queen beds
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Superior Bungalow
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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King Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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BUNGALOW RIVER VIEW
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 king bed
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Mountain View Superior
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 2 double beds
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Mountain View Queen
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Bungalow
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Chai Lai Orchid?

      Check-in is from 01:00 AM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The bungalow offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The bungalow also offers 24-hour check-in.

      How do I get to Chai Lai Orchid?

      Chai Lai Orchid is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 900 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the bungalow know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chiang Mai with private transportation, the bungalow can arrange taxi service.

      Is breakfast offered at Chai Lai Orchid?

      Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Chai Lai Orchid.

      What are my dining options at Chai Lai Orchid?

      Chai Lai Orchid features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

      What is the smoking policy at Chai Lai Orchid?

      Chai Lai Orchid does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

      What are popular attractions near Chai Lai Orchid?

      Guests at Chai Lai Orchid can easily visit Twin Royal Stupas (Phra Maha Dhatu Nabha Metaneedol and Nabhapol Bhumisiri and Doikaew Stawberry Farm located in the Doi Inthanon area.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Chai Lai Orchid?

      Chai Lai Orchid’s nearby natural sights include Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping, Mae Sapok Waterfall and Elephant sanctuary located in the same Doi Inthanon area.

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      What people love about Chai Lai Orchid

      • 10

        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "The grounds, staff and stay was epic!"

        Joshua

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        June 26, 2022

      • 9.2

        Exceptional

        "This is definitely a one of a kind stay!!"

        Melody

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        June 21, 2022

      • 9.6

        Exceptional

        "A great place, experience and initiative."

        Colleen

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        June 18, 2022

      Property ranking|Compared to 2,930 Chiang Mai properties
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      Service score
      9.3/10
      Value for money score
      9/10
      Location score
      8.7/10
      Room size
      30 sqm.
      Better than
      94
      %
      of Chiang Mai properties
      Better than
      90
      %
      of Chiang Mai properties
      Better than
      86
      %
      of Chiang Mai properties
      Bigger than
      86
      %
      of Chiang Mai properties
      Overall rating:

      8.9

      Excellent
      293 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.5
      Facilities
      8.3
      Location
      8.7
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      What travelers say they love:
      The staffs are very friendly and do their best that u will h...
      Chng from Singapore
      Couple
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      More about Chai Lai Orchid

      Chai Lai Orchid

      It's time for an adventure-filled holiday! Explore Chiang Mai with a stay at Chai Lai Orchid.
      The range of services provided by Chai Lai Orchid ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the bungalow's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the bungalow's easy to book transportation services. The bungalow provides taxi services to help you find what you want in Chiang Mai.
      While lodging at this wonderful bungalow, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service and luggage storage. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the bungalow's tours. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
      Guestrooms at Chai Lai Orchid are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The bungalow provides linen service and blackout curtains in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Chai Lai Orchid include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. The bungalow also provides guests with bottled water, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms.
      Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the bungalow provides toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Your mornings at Chai Lai Orchid begin with a complimentary breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the bungalow. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the bungalow's bar.
      If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
      Chai Lai Orchid promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like the non-motorized water sports. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the hiking trails in the bungalow.


      Reasons to stay here

      This bungalow scores higher than 90% of the city's accommodations on value for money
      Past guests rate facilities here higher than 86% of the city's accommodation.
      This bungalow stands out for its staff and service, scoring higher than 93% of the city's accommodation.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Excellent
      Facilities

      8.3

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Burmese
      • Chinese [Mandarin]
      • Thai

      Internet access

      • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Canoeing
      • Garden
      • Hiking
      • Massage
      • Tours
      • Water sports (non-motorized)
      • Yoga room

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Anti-viral cleaning products
      • Body thermometer
      • Breakfast in room
      • Breakfast takeaway service
      • Cashless payment service
      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Doctor/nurse on call
      • First aid kit
      • Free face masks
      • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hotel room service app
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Hygiene certification
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Professional-grade sanitizing services
      • Protective screens in common areas
      • Room sanitization opt-out available
      • Rooms sanitized between stays
      • Safe dining setup
      • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
      • Shared stationery removed
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Temperature check for guests and staff

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Alternative meal arrangement
      • Bar
      • BBQ facilities
      • Breakfast [free]
      • Coffee shop
      • Happy hour
      • Restaurants
      • Room service

      Services and conveniences

      • Concierge
      • Contactless check-in/out
      • Daily cleaning
      • Food delivery
      • Invoice provided
      • Luggage storage
      • Meeting/banquet facilities
      • Smoking area
      • Terrace

      For the kids

      • Babysitting service
      • Family room

      Access

      • CCTV in common areas
      • CCTV outside property
      • Check-in/out [express]
      • Check-in/out [private]
      • Check-in [24-hour]
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Security [24-hour]

      Getting around

      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [nearby]
      • Shuttle service
      • Taxi service
      • Transport to airport

      Available in all rooms

      • Balcony/terrace
      • Complimentary coffee (instant)
      • Complimentary drinking water
      • Fan
      • Free tea
      • Linens
      • Mosquito net
      • Non-smoking
      • Private entrance
      • Shower
      • Toiletries
      • Towels
      • Wake up call
      • Wi-Fi
      • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
      Location
      Maesapok Village 172 Moo 5 Maewin Maewang Chiang Mai, Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50360
      Excellent
      Location

      8.7

      Airports

      • Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
        36.9 km
      • Pai Airport (PYY)
        81.9 km

      Hospital or clinic

      • Mae Wang Hospital
        15.5 km
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Chiang Mai Night Safari
        31.2 km
      • Wat Phra That Doi Kham
        32.1 km
      • Chiang Mai Zoo
        37.1 km
      • Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple)
        39.5 km
      • Wua Lai Walking Street
        39.7 km
      • Wat Chedi Luang
        39.8 km
      • Tha Phae Gate
        40.5 km
      • Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum
        40.7 km
      • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
        41.1 km
      • Elephant Rescue Park
        58.9 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • Mae Sapok Waterfall
        850 m
      • Elephant sanctuary
        1.2 km
      • Mae Wang Waterfall
        1.6 km
      • Mse Sapok Water Fall
        1.9 km
      • Cool hidden Waterfall
        2.0 km
      • Waterfall (Very slippy)
        2.1 km
      • Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping
        3.4 km
      • Kerchor Elephant Eco Park
        5.0 km
      • Waterfall view
        5.2 km
      • grass cut for elephants
        5.6 km
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

      All children are welcome.

      Infant 0-2 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
      Children 3-12 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from01:00
      • Check-in until22:00
      • Check-out from06:00
      • Check-out until11:00
      • Reception open until21:00

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer fee900 THB
      • Distance from city center65 km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)90

      The property

      • Number of bars/lounges1
      • Number of floors1
      • Number of restaurants1
      • Number of rooms 11
      • Most recent renovation2021

      Parking

      • Daily parking fee100 THB

      Reviews of Chai Lai Orchid from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      8.7
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      10
      Cleanliness8.5
      Facilities8.3
      Location8.7
      Service9.3
      Value for money9.0
      High score for Chiang Mai
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (40)
      8-9 Excellent (15)
      7-8 Very Good (4)
      6-7 Good (3)
      <6 Below Expectation (5)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (24)
      Jun - Aug (11)
      Sep - Nov (13)
      Dec - Feb (19)
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      7.6
      Very good
      I from Taiwan
      Couple
      Deluxe Bungalow
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2020

      Travel with ethics and help support local community ”

      We stayed two nights at Chai Lai Orchid mountain view, it was a fantastic experience, which allows one to really enjoy the gift of the nature and be surrounded with positive energy. We all joined a jungle expedition tour offered by the hotel, we really enjoyed it. We understand that the profit of this hotel goes to Elephant conservation and support of the local community especially the women at risk. It’s such an honor to be part of the cause. Thank you!

      Reviewed December 19, 2020

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      Responded February 28, 2021
      Chai Lai Orchid
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Noppachai from Thailand
      Group
      Deluxe Bungalow
      Stayed 1 night in September 2020

      Quiet enjoyment and privacy ”

      This hotel was nice and located in mountains. the room was comfortable and quiet. the staff is helpful and kindness. moreover, you can play and give some food to the Elephants of the local people in the morning at a viewpoint of the hotel. it was exotic. However, the hotel is far.

      Reviewed September 24, 2020

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      Thank you. we are really happy you enjoyed it here 💚

      Responded February 19, 2021
      Chai Lai Orchid
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Lyanne from Thailand
      Couple
      Deluxe Bungalow
      Stayed 1 night in June 2022

      Once in a lifetime experience!”

      Woke up to a majestic creature outside our balcony & had breakfast while they were roaming around the sanctuary. Cannot express how much we loved our stay here in Chai Lai. It was definitely the highlight of our Thailand trip! The staff were so amazing and brought our luggage right to our room. If you don’t need your luggage, you can also store it at their front desk. We were also pleasantly surprised how good their food was with very reasonable prices. You have to book, I promise you will not regret it!

      Reviewed August 01, 2022

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Joshua from United States
      Solo traveler
      Quadruple Room with Mountain View
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

      An amazing reset with elephants”

      The grounds, staff and stay was epic! Thanks for a wonderful time!

      Reviewed June 26, 2022

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Gunjan from India
      Solo traveler
      Superior Bungalow
      Stayed 1 night in June 2022

      Amazing elephant experience ”

      I had a great time at this place. The speciality of this orchid are cute elephants. They come to wake you up every morning and in the evening we could play with them during happy hours. Talking about facilities it was quite decent. Not like a luxury 5 star but quite satisfactory. Few times I had to call plumber to fix leaking taps in my bathroom. Bathroom was partially open giving forest feels. I really liked their vegan options at their restaurant as I could not get decent vegetarian food in entire mae rim it was a nice relief. The views were picturesque and relaxing. The staff was friendly and even helped me to record my videos hillside. Just social media influencers are given more preference over there as mostly people who visit there come for insta worthy pictures and videos. Best thing is they accept cards for even taxi bookings as I prefer to use my card. In Thailand in a lot of places they accept only cash and not cards. I will definitely visit again for cute elephants and beautiful views!

      Reviewed June 24, 2022

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Melody from Philippines
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in June 2022

      BEST PLACE ON EARTH! ”

      This is definitely a one of a kind stay!! Don’t worry about the rooms having no ac! It gets really cool at night!

      Reviewed June 22, 2022

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Colleen from Monaco
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

      Great experience ”

      We had a great experience at Chai Lai Orchid. The staff was really nice, the location was really peaceful. I would recommend only staying one night though as you get everything done that you’d want to do in that time. At night there were a lot of bugs, even with the net it was hard to sleep. The water coming out of the sink and shower was also not clean, still worth visiting I just would have prepared better. A great place, experience and initiative. After seeing how badly some elephants are treated in Thailand I would confidently recommend Chai Lai.

      Reviewed June 18, 2022

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Deborah from Singapore
      Family with young children
      King Room with Balcony
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

      Good experience for nature lovers. ”

      Staff was very friendly and helpful, food was really nice. But not suitable for everyone (toilet is open air, quite worn down), bugs at night. The experience with the elephants, once in a lifetime.

      Reviewed June 17, 2022

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Todd from United States
      Couple
      Deluxe Bungalow
      Stayed 1 night in June 2022

      Excellent Experience”

      Wonderful opportunity to spend time with elephants and experience natural Thailand.

      Reviewed June 10, 2022

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Kara from United States
      Family with young children
      Quadruple Room with Mountain View
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

      Best place ever!!!”

      This place is amazing! We stayed for 5 days/4 nights and it just wasn’t enough. This is by far the best way to experience elephants!

      Reviewed June 01, 2022

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Lisa from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Superior Bungalow
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

      Superior bungalow 1day trek trip ”

      Sayann was amazing during our trip in chai Lai, great English, funny and made our experience one to remember.

      Reviewed May 28, 2022

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      6.8
      Good
      Natalie from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Bungalow
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

      The experience is amazing”

      Chai Lai Orchid is a gem. Being surrounded by beautiful scenery, warm staff and super friendly animals from a budgie to elephants can't be beat. The food is delicious and of course getting up close and personal with the elephants is indescribable. The hotel takes care of the nearby Karen village so almost all proceeds go to supporting the village and the elephants. The rooms are nothing to write home about. It rained for two whole days when I was there, so everything was and smelled damp. There are also bugs everywhere almost all the time, so it's not for the squeamish. My water heater broke and while the staff tried to fix it, they couldn't, and I had to have ice cold showers with a trickle of water two days in a row. Might have been the luck of the draw tho...

      Reviewed May 24, 2022

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      7.6
      Very good
      Chiew from Singapore
      Couple
      King Room with Balcony
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

      Very good”

      waking up to elephants passing by was definitely a great experience!

      Reviewed May 17, 2022

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Antony from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2022

      Incredible”

      Absolutely incredible experience, perfect in every way, wonderful staff, magical location, cannot recommend enough, just book it, you won’t be disappointed.

      Reviewed May 12, 2022

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Rana from Turkey
      Couple
      King Room with Balcony
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

      We will miss this place”

      Chai Lai Orchid is a must do if you are a wild-life enthusiast and visiting Chiang Mai! We'll never forget spending so much up-close and personal time with the happy and lovely elephants of the area. But remember no banana, no elephant <3

      Reviewed May 10, 2022

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      8.8
      Excellent
      SIEW from Malaysia
      Group
      Superior Bungalow
      Stayed 1 night in May 2022

      Good place to chill”

      Relax environment, staff are all very friendly and helpful. The elephants are so cute and the morning call is great

      Reviewed May 06, 2022

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Julie from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Mountain View Queen
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

      You have GOT to visit”

      Staff are amazing but the experience is out of this world. Where else would you have an elephant visit your room at breakfast?!?!??The elephants are loved and respected. They have been rescued from an awful existence and are just happy and content. Oh, and did I mention the staff are amazing

      Reviewed May 03, 2022

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Monica from United States
      Couple
      Deluxe Bungalow
      Stayed 1 night in April 2022

      Great experience ”

      We had great time with the elephant 🐘. Must do in Chiang Mai Thailand.

      Reviewed April 29, 2022

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Cynthia from Monaco
      Couple
      Deluxe Bungalow
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2022

      A Hundred Times Yes!!!!”

      I can not express enough how much this stay made me happy. The bungalow was perfect, clean, beautiful views of sunrises and visits from elephants. The staff all extremely friendly, helpful and always available. The food plentiful and delicious. The experiences beyond anything I could have imagined. The care of the elephants, and all of the animals very ethical, so heart warming. I will return and I will always recommend this place.

      Reviewed April 20, 2022

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Frauke from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Bungalow
      Stayed 1 night in March 2022

      Beautiful Ecolodge”

      I love the elephants and the tour offered. I had a room at the river what I can absolutely recommend. The river is very loud though but it mad eine sleep like a baby. For the high price I would have expected a bit more comfort and that people keep as well the area around clean and collect all the plastic

      Reviewed April 14, 2022

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