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Review of Mae Rim Lagoon
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 Jan 2012
The resort is very handy for Chiang Mai [about 30 minutes to airport etc] but amazingly peaceful with mountains on the horizon and over-looking a lagoon. The rooms are comfy and clean with real baths, TV [ I could only find Thai channels though] and private balconies with lovely views. Grandma's kitchen offered excellent Thai food, a European or Thai breakfast choice and great cakes and coffee during the day plus, best of all, a reasonably priced Aussie wine selection, quite rare in Thailand. Dinner stops at 8pm but this is an early place - get up with the birds, go walking or to one of the many places of interest nearby - orchid farm, monkey school, beautiful wats, relax on your balcony and get an early night. There is a nice little pool with loungers and a bar though January is quite cool for swimming - hot sun at noon but cold water! Take a little boat out onto the lagoon, or borrow a cycle free of charge. This demonstrates how lovely Boat and her family are - one afternoon we borrowed four bikes but found that they were in poor condition and had to bring them back. Boat and her father apologised profusely and said they would buy new bicycles for our use the next day. Cynically I thought this unlikely but by that afternoon 4 brand new bikes with paniers were unloaded from a van. We were out on the bikes next morning and spent a fabulous day cycling round the local villages and joining in a ceremony at the Dalai wat a kilometre away. [ the roads are quiet and flat] The Dalai wat is one of the prettiest wats I'd ever seen and empty of tourists except us. This is a nice place to relax with lovely people - not for bar-hoppers or night clubbers! We left early for the train station and Boat ensured we had a delicious picnic of chicken, noodles, sticky rice and strawberries to eat on the way which was just as welll as food on the train is minimal.
Date of stay: December 2011
Room Tip: We loved the lagoon view.
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

We had an amazing 5 night stay with our 2 children at Mae Rim Lagoon. The hotel has been family run for many years and Boat (our host) couldn't have done any more for us. Most of our meals were at the hotel and the food was amazing, home cooked and based on family recipies that would be hard to find elsewhere in the region. We held our son's 9th birthday at Mae Riim Lagoon and it was totally organised and catered for by the hotel ... it was a very personalised experience and my son and all his friends loved it. Thank you Boat for everything. I would highly recommend the Hotel and we can't wait to return.

Room tip: Take the newly renovated rooms, they are fantastic
Date of stay: October 2011
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

My family enjoyed two nights at this beautiful resort and hated to leave. We booked the Triple minisuite and had plenty of room for the four of us. The setting is gorgeous, the food wonderful and the hostess and staff could not be more helpful and friendly. This was the first place we stayed on our two week trip in Thailand and certainly set a high bar fo the remainder of the accomodations at which we stayed. i would certainly return to Mae Rim Lagoon if I ever have the chance to return to Thailand.

Room tip: For families the triple minisuite was ideal.
Date of stay: November 2011
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5  Thank 4peasSteamboat
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

We just had an amazing 3 night stay at Mae Rim Lagoon. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful or peaceful place to vacation in northern Thailand. My husband and I were so, so pleased with the service, amenities, and atmosphere. This family run establishment really seems to make your comfort their first priority and were exceedingly friendly and helpful. Definitely 5 stars.

Date of stay: September 2011
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2  Thank 842aimeel
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

If you ever find yourself in northern Thailand, this hotel is a MUST. The atmosphere is so peaceful it is easy to relax. Very nice pool, and the scenery can't be beat. A gorgeous garden and lagoon is a great place to have couple beers.

Now...the service. The family that runs Mae Rim were some of the nicest, most accommodating people I have ever met while traveling. They would sit and talk with us, and we quickly felt as if we had been friends for years. They went out of their way to make sure we were happy and comfortable. Excellent, amazing people. A big Thank You to Boat and her family for the wonderful time.

I can definitely recommend this hotel without hesitation. Oh, great food also.

Date of stay: July 2011
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

Personalised service, really friendly from the begining, in the midle of great montains and a Lotus Lagoon, perfect for 3-4 days relax and really close from many Orchid farms, National Parks, cascades...
Highly recomend it!

Date of stay: August 2011
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