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“Overall, very good.”
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Chiang Dao Nest
Ranked #1 of 14 Chiang Dao B&B and Inns
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“Overall, very good.”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Physically, Nest 1 seemed like the nicest place to stay in the Chiang Dao. The cabins and the layout are very well done. (Nicer than Nest 2 also.)

We mainly ate at Nest 2 and other places. We weren't interested in the Western food offered at Nest 1, both because we preferred to eat Thai food and because we prefer local food (Nest 1 restaurant imports many ingredients from other continents).

One of the best parts of Nest 1 was Puk, who gave us our orientation upon arrival and was very helpful throughout our stay.

The biggest weakness of Nest 1 was that it seemed to try to cater to upscale guests more than travelers. The tours and massages they offer are priced higher than at other places, and Malee's next door, was WAY more helpful for getting good information on local hiking and travel.

So overall, we recommend staying at Nest 1 but going next door to Malee's for a meal or two and to get better information on the local area. And yes, we also recommend the food at Nest 2.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We had hoped to stay in Nest 1 but when we arrived without reservations they were full but they had 1 cabin available at Nest 2, which is located about 1 kilometer before Nest 1 so we stayed there. Cabins are the same as in Nest 1, comfortable and relaxing area, for the same price. I think the setting at Nest 1 is nicer and the swimming pool is located there as well although Nest 2 guests are welcomed to use it. Nest 2 is great but try for Nest 1 first.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Phuket, Thailand
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We've been here 2 years ago. Staff were friendly and nice. After 2 days on the mountain peak. We went back to this resort to relax from a long trekking. Food were great. But no accommodation like TV or convenience stuff to make guest feel like living in a rural life. But luckily they have a hot shower :)

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We initially planned on staying one night at Chiang Dao Nest 1 but decided to stay an extra night to enjoy the beautiful, peaceful surroundings. As others have mentioned, the two things that made this place special were the delicious breakfast and the lovely Pook who made us feel so at home and at ease as soon as we arrived (after a very cold drive from Chiang Mai in the back of a songtao). The huts are basic but clean with hot running water and no mosquitoes.

We did a one day trek (2 people with 2 local Lisu tribe guides) around the area. Highly recommended. A real workout with a lot of climbing (and crawling) involved and absolutely worth the money. The guides were friendly and we managed to communicate with a mixture of gestures and smiles.

Next time we're in Chiang Mai, we'll definitely spend a few days at Chiang Dao again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

After messing up a booking for a hotel in Chiang Mai we came across
Chiang Dao Nest on Tripadvisor and what a stroke of luck that turned out to be!

We spent about a month in Thailand and we wished we had saved the best til last. We spent much of the holiday comparing The Nest to everywhere else we stayed. We stayed for three nights in Nest 2, both Nests are lovely. Beautiful grounds and as for the food...no complaints
Whatsoever, very impressed indeed, expensive for Thailand, but the price
Of a McDonalds back home!

I can't see what you would complain about, yes some of the staff don't speak great English, but unless those who complain speak fluent Thai I don't see how they can complain really.

Excellent overall, would love to go back one day. Enjoy.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

Great thai food at Nest 1 and fine western cuisine at Nest 2. The breakfast menu is one of the best in Northern Thailand. Khun Pook from staff is very nice, always smiling. The other staff incl. the female owner could learn from her. The huts are basic, no telly, but that is fine. Good bed and a clean bathroom. Great nature, I will be back for shure.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tannum Sands, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

We stayed at Nest 2 for 2 nights in early January. We had a family bungalow with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There were no mites in our beds as someone else has mentioned. The room was comfortable and very clean. We also found the staff friendly and helpful, esp the restaurant waitress and the lady runnning the place. The staff went out of their way to help us by arranging an early breakfast before opening time as we had to leave early for a day trip, and they also allowed us to pre-order our dinner and have it a little early, as the restaurant was fully booked the night we arrived. The food in he restaurant was really good, I couldn't complain about anything. The grounds and environment are so peaceful; and relaxing we wished we could have stayed another night. I would stay here again for sure.

Room Tip: We had a 2 bedroom family bungalow away from the restaurant, very peaceful.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Chiang Dao Nest
Address: 144 / 4 M.5, Ban Tham, Chiang Dao 50170, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Dao
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Ranked #1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Dao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chiang Dao Nest 1 & 2 are situated about 90 min north of Chiang Mai near the famous Chiang Dao Cave. Chiang Dao Nest offers simple but clean and comfortable accommodation, designed to detract as little as possible from the natural, mountainous beauty surrounding it. Chiang Dao is an area that offers many of Northern Thailand's highlights to visitors, not least of which can be found at the award winning restaurants at Chiang Dao Nest 1 & 2. ... more   less 
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Chiang Dao Nest Hotel Chiang Dao
Chiang Dao Nest Mai
Chiang Dao Nest Hotel Mai
Chiang Dao Nest Chiang Mai Province

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