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Maekok River Village Resort

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#1 of 1 resort in Thaton
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The resort is idyllically located on the banks of the Mae Kok River with sweeping views across the valley to the distance forested mountains. The peaceful, rural setting makes an ideal getaway for those wanting to escape the usual city tourist traps. The rooms are beautifully designed and the views from almost every part of the resort are stunning. There are numerous activities, tours and treks, which makes this a perfect location to explore the north.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycle tours
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Airport transportation
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Non-smoking hotel
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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David S wrote a review Feb 2024
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The resort cannot be faulted - clean, well maintained, courteous and friendly staff, and good local and European food. Beautiful, well equipped rooms with great views. Best of all, the staff and owners are happy to advise on and arrange tours, personalised for you. Ask for a Pavarotti in the bar and get a large Singha beer!! The area around Thaton has a rich cultural history, and this resort is the ideal place from which to explore. The region also offers rivers and mountains and caves, so if your inclinations are towards physical activity rather than cultural experiences, you have the choice. There is an associated activity centre for school kids, which adds an extra layer of enjoyment if you enjoy the occasional sound of kids enjoying themselves. And finally, some of the cash flow from the resort is devoted to improving the educational opportunities for local kids. What is there not to like!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Bryan Massingham, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort
Responded 29 Feb 2024
Dear David, Thank you so much for this wonderful review...starting with 'Bloody Brilliant'! We are delighted that your stay with us was so memorable and thanks for the many appreciative comments. We certainly enjoyed chatting to you over a Pavarotti (and dear readers...think of a large singer / Singha). Best wishes. Bryan and Rosie.
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r0bert870 wrote a review Feb 2024
Wigan, United Kingdom768 contributions353 helpful votes
A large hotel complex near the Maekok River with extensive grounds, rooms are spread around the grounds. Room had A/C, fridge, hairdryer, tea and coffee. Shower room had a good supply of hot water. Big restaurant with good food, good breakfast with plenty of choice.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Bryan Massingham, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort
Responded 29 Feb 2024
Thanks for this review, and your comments. However, I would say that we would not really describe the MRVR as 'A large hotel complex'. This conjures up a different view from what we actually are...ie a 36 room resort, with rooms set in spacious and attractive gardens. But of course my viewpoint is rather biased! Kind regards.
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Fearless713844 wrote a review Feb 2024
3 contributions6 helpful votes
The hotel is very beautiful, it has a marvellous garden, beautiful and clean rooms, a nice dinningroom, the food was delisious and the staff very, very friendly. We had even fresh flowers in the room and bathroom. I loved to be there and was unhappy to leave.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: The best place to relaxe.
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Responded 29 Feb 2024
Many thanks for this very nice and your final comment is echoed by many. Indeed we are very happy to recently learn that some agents who use the MRVR have moved from a one night to a two night stay as they received so many 'questions' from their guests as to 'Why are we only staying one night'. Best wishes.
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TravellingJ wrote a review Feb 2024
United Kingdom69 contributions14 helpful votes
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Another fantastic stay at this beautiful resort. Bryan and Rosie were fantastic hosts to our group and the staff were friendly and attentive. The facilities and grounds as usual were superb with the gardens in particular an absolute picture at this time of year. On the food front both breakfast and dinner were delicious with many different options available.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Bryan Massingham, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort
Responded 10 Feb 2024
Many thanks for returning and many thanks also for this review. We are of course delighted that we are still maintaining the standard you have come to expect! After a very difficult few years, we are delighted that the MRVR is proving to be increasingly popular. Best wishes.
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TravellingJ wrote a review Jan 2023
United Kingdom69 contributions14 helpful votes
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A wonderful resort set on the banks of the Kok River. The resort is alive with wildlife and surrounded by stunning gardens full of flowers and ponds. The rooms are large, spacious and full of everything you would need. There is outside seating overlooking the gardens which is perfect for enjoying a beer.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Lots of activities available from the resort
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Response from Bryan Massingham, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort
Responded 1 Feb 2023
Thank you very much for taking time to write a review. We have been delighted at the number of 'excellent' reviews we are receiving 'post covid' so to speak. What is particularly pleasing is the large number of guests who arrive having booked one night, feel much the same about the resort as your good self, and extend their stay and in one case for a further 6 nights!
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Abbeyking wrote a review Dec 2022
Oxford, United Kingdom323 contributions177 helpful votes
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What a beautiful place. The whole place was so well designed and beautifully maintained. The plants and flowers were a delight. Our room was very comfortable with a lovely terrace looking onto the small lake. The pool area was small but perfectly adequate and we sat there for 2 afternoons in perfect peace. The view from the restaurant was superb, especially in the morning with the mist rising over the mountains. We really enjoyed the food, eating at the restaurant for 3 nights and trying a variety of well cooked, very tasty Thai dishes. The staff were all very helpful and smiley all the time! They seemed to genuinely want to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We thoroughly enjoyed being here and left feeling very relaxed. Thank you to everyone at Maekok River Village!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bryan Massingham, Owner at Maekok River Village Resort
Responded 18 Dec 2022
Dear Dave, Many thanks for this lovely review. We are delighted that you had a special stay and in particular, I appreciated your comments about our staff and have passed these on. Best wishes, Bryan
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Gareth N wrote a review Oct 2022
Gamlingay, United Kingdom3 contributions
The Maekok River Village resort is a hidden gem! Highly recommended. A wonderful hotel in the Northern Thai mountains with loads of activities, beautiful grounds, friendly and helpful staff (including Brian the owner) and modern, comfortable rooms. Tranquility and relaxation in a perfect setting. Just disappointed we are not staying longer - but it is certainly somewhere we will come back to again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Give yourself enough to walk around the beautiful garden, river views and a dip in the pool!
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Responded 29 Oct 2022
Thank you very much for this very special review and delighted that you had such a good, albeit short stay. Your comment about being disappointed not to have stayed longer is a common response from many guests! After being closed for such a long time, we are very pleased that the standards we enjoyed before Covid have been maintained and appreciated by our guests. Best wishes and hope to see you back at the MRVR for a longer stay!
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gogolino wrote a review Jul 2022
Tervuren, Belgium292 contributions117 helpful votes
Nice hotel located on the river bank of the Kok river . Rooms are really nice despite a few visitors found ( spiders and other similar) but I guess this is very usual in Thailand. Hotel restaurant is really great and comes with an outstanding view on the river, fantastic food reasonably priced. Very quiet and romantic place
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 29 Aug 2022
Many thanks for such a nice review. After such a difficult time, it is good to see guests returning and enjoying their stay with us. We look forward to getting back to normal and seeing even more people at the MRVR enjoying the scenery and the 'fantastic food'.
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DavidPSanFrancisco wrote a review Feb 2022
San Francisco, California59 contributions82 helpful votes
Had a delightful 3 days at this resort recently….the setting is terrific and the service was great. Also the food for both breakfast and dinner was excellent. The only drawback was the cottages….they are in great need of upgrades….plenty of room but also many holes that allow insects and other critters to enter easily. You can also hear your neighbor too easily. I would definitely return here!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 Apr 2022
Dear David, Thanks for the very positive comments overall and the fact that you would return here. Being a very rural location, there are of course plenty of 'critters' but your point is taken regarding gaps, although most of these critters are capable of collapsing their skeletons to get through even the smallest crack!! It is now two years since we began to feel the pain of covid and indeed have closed for a total of 18 of the 24 months, Revenues have fallen to less than 5% of our norm and one of the many victims has been planned upgrades. Still, the fact that you would return does imply that things were not too bad. So hope to see you again in happier times. Best wishes,
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Eoin B wrote a review Feb 2021
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The resort on the banks of the Maekok river and its beautiful gardens make the perfect backdrop for a wedding celebration. Over the three days, we enjoyed outdoor activities, cooking courses, and lounging by the pool with staff tending to our every need. The delicious Shan menu allows you taste a different side of Thai food to other resorts around Thailand. Bryan and Rosie supported us with every step of the planning through the uncertainty of COVID and gave us the flexibility to plan a celebration that matched us. With family and friends unable to travel from abroad, it wasn’t the celebration we had initially planned, but with Bryan and Rosie’s and their staff’s help, we had a really memorable weekend. Thank you, Lisa and Eoin
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 1 Mar 2021
Dear Eoin and Lisa, Thank you very much for this very kind review and also for your determination tp go ahead with your celebration in these difficult times. I am glad you thought the whole stay was a success and I know the staff appreciated your comments as well as the very generous tip. Also a huge thanks for the donation for our Special Needs School, which is also being 'threatened' due to the impacts of COVID on our business and hence our ability to support these deserving children. Thanks again and all our very best wishes for your future together.
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£52 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
maekok river village hotel mae ai, hotel maekok river village
LOCATION
ThailandChiang Mai ProvinceThaton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maekok River Village Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Maekok River Village Resort?
Nearby attractions include Wat Thaton (0.9 miles) and Thanatorn Orange Farm (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Maekok River Village Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Maekok River Village Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Maekok River Village Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Maekok River Village Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Maekok River Village Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sunshine Cafe @Thaton, Maekok River Village Resort Restaurant, and 95.Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Maekok River Village Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Maekok River Village Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Maekok River Village Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Maekok River Village Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Thaton.
Are any cleaning services offered at Maekok River Village Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maekok River Village Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.