On our bicycle trip through Thailand we have spent 2 nights in Ban Akeela and really enjoyed the comfortable bungalow and the hospitality of the very friendly and helpful owners Barrie en Sunee.
Barrie offered us a transfer to the nearby elephant camp we planned to visit and joined us on his bike when we left Ban Akeela, meanwhile showing us a small track in the surroundings which made it a very nice cycling trip.
Also the location of Ban Akeela is beautiful, very nice views over the valley from the big terrace.
And, important to mention, the very good Thai food. Both breakfast (continental) and dinner were very good; for me as a vegeterian good alternatives were offered.
Also, our 4 year old son had a very good time in Ban Akeela. Initially Barrie played a Disney cartoon for him, afterwards he had lots of fun with the 5 year old grandchild of Barrie and Sunnee.
Conculsion: we really enjoyed the stay in Ban Akeela, if we ever return to Thailand (I hope so) we surely will return to Barrie and Sunnee!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small family run homestay set on the edge of the beautiful Sri Lanna National park and close to the Mae Gnat reservoir. All the rental bungalows are detached and decorated to a high standard. Soft drinks and coffee making facilities are provided in the rooms free of charge.Nearby attractions include- Elephant camps, Snake shows,The Tiger Kingdom and River rafting. Bicycle hire, car and motor cycle is available on request. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ban Akeela Homestay Chiang Mai Province, Thailand