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“Beautiful..but to expensive” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Tharnthong Lodges
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful..but to expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights and to be honest that was to long for us.
we booked tharnthong 2 thinking this has lots of privacy, but this room is on the first floor of a house and we did not know this. Fortunately tharnthong 3 was still free ( this is a whole house with garden ) and we moved there. The room was big with a big garden and beautiful view over the surroundings, however it is to expensive for what you get. we paid 2000 bath per nights excl. breakfast this is lots of money for Thailand standards ( we travel a lot to Thailand). The bed is extremly hard and the bathroom not very clean. However Prim the owner is a lovely lady who will help you to make your stay great. Also the rest of the staff is very nice. The food we loved! The garden is beautifull with lots of animals. During our stay they were having renovations and we were not informed about that in advance. i can recommned taking a massage, this was one of the best i had in Thailand.
3 nights was to long for us, 2 nights would have been better.
Overal we had a great stay but i would not stay again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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michigan
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

We stayed here for a long weekend in February. We rented the stream side house (Ngam?) that slept 6 people. We have three kids (13, 10, 9) and we fit perfectly into the home. The minute we arrived the kids were in the stream and exploring the beautiful property. We live in Bangkok and it was so nice to escape the craziness of the city and drive to the serenity of this lodge. Even though it is a hike from Chiang Mai, about 45 minutes, it is worth the drive. We ate most meals here and they even will set up a campfire for you in front of your house. There are plenty of animals to entertain the kids: dog, rabbits, birds, monkeys. The lodge itself was very "homey" and comfortable. The beds were nice and the bathrooms were very well decorated. My kids said they felt like they were in the movie the Hobbitt. What a great retreat for us, if we were not relocating back to the states in June, we would come to Tharnthong again. It was that great. Just a tip, bring tea and coffee to have in your room in the morning, there is a hot pot but no coffee supplies.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bucks, UK
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

We stayed for 2 nights here and loved the experience. The place is beautiful, family run, and a little sanctuary for both guests and the owners pets (lots of rabbits roam the property freely, as well as a few cats, a resident monkey which is penned, a cockatoo, and our favourite, a little puppy).
The room was very comfortable, although pillows were a little too soft, and the rustic style bathrooms were great. Despite amenities in the room being a little basic, we did have a flatscreen tv with usb and hdmi capabilities.
The food is good (especially the starters of chicken wings and pork ribs). Breakfast was decent. make sure you take your mosquiot spray with you and use at all times, especially at night. Even with protection, we still got biten quite a lot, but it was worth it.
A fab location to Flight of the Gibbon.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

Tharnthong Lodges was easily the best place we stayed in all of Thailand!

From the booking process to landing in Chiang Mai, Prim the manager, was responsive and incredibly accommodating. She arranged transportation to the lodges for a reasonable price and ensured we were comfortable with our room after giving us a personal tour of the grounds. As we had recently become engaged, Prim was even able to arrange for a professional photographer to come take pictures of us on 24 hours notice. The grounds of the lodge made the perfect backdrop for our special pictures.

The restaurant is a local favorite, which should be a testament to the quality of the authentic Thai dishes. Although you are miles from the city, they do not take advantage of you with the pricing (no more than 200 Bhat per dish). The restaurant offers traditional Thai dishes as well as a selection of popular Western meals, the "American Breakfast" and "rice porridge" specifically were our morning favorites. All the food we tried was excellent and the service from Patty was impeccable.

We stayed in room View Doi 1 facing the creek. The room was spacious and clean. We especially loved the "forest-like" stone shower. We also had access to our own private outdoor area with furniture placed to lounge around and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

WiFi was slow, but you are in the mountains. So be prepared to disconnect and really give yourself a chance to relax!

We felt safe throughout our stay at the lodges, which was very important to us. We especially enjoyed the bunnies roaming the grounds freely, the monkeys who were full of personality, and the parrot who assumed the role of mascot for the lodges.

Overall, we will be staying here again and recommend these lodges to anyone ready for real relaxation in a picturesque jungle setting.

Room Tip: Couples should choose View Doi 1, which is bigger and faces the creek.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

Our 2nd visit n we are still loving this place. Stayed 5 nights here in choy doi house (good for 7 stayers). We are totally mesmerised by the charm n its old kampong style. Listening to bird chirping, rooster morning wake up call, insects sound, mosquitoes kisses, the postcard scenic, therapeutic waterfall sound, stream river running music, fresh air delicious food accompany by attentive services from the lodge team complete this place with a definite 'yes' for traveller who appreciate simplicity and nature.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Veronica L
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

As most posters say, the place is surrounded by dense forest and A River Runs Through It ;)
It is located a 45 min drive from Chiang Mai city.
The rooms have each a distinct pattern/character. Ours was pretty large but some features needed fixing (electrical appliances), but overall, nothing serious.
The restaurant is serving good food. However, at lunch time, minivans dropped several groups of tourists, customers of the nearby Flight of the Gibbon, I guess. The charm and tranquility of the place suddenly vanished for a couple of hours.
But I would gladly return to try other rooms..
Forgot to say that the service was very friendly.
ps: construction works were under way; not very noisy but do not really fit with nature immersion; you may want to check for this if you travel by the end of 2012/early 2013.
Recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kermit54
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koh Phangan
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

A wonderful location, nested in a small valley across a stream, this resort offer many different accommodations in houses of different size. Very nice stile with fridge, microwave, sat tv. A bit wet and old, but we stay in the middle of a forest. Internet very weak or non-existent. Very good restaurant and cafeteria, with good cheesecake and homemade tiramisu. Staff and manager very helpful an polite.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Tharnthong Lodges
Address: 99 / 1 - 3 Moo 8 | Huay Kaew subdistrict, Mae On 50130, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Mae On
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Mae On
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Tharnthong Lodges 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tharnthong Lodges Resort is situated amidst the mountains in Mae Takhrai National Park. Surrounded by truly stunning and breathtaking scenery with clear streams, colorful wild forests and waterfalls, you really feel that you have arrived in paradise. The weather is cool every morning and evening throughout the whole year. There are fully furnished lodges and also rooms available to rent for any number of days. ... more   less 
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