This has got to be one of the best vacation accomodations we have encountered in our many travels. We read the great reviews and took our chances of having our dates available, and we were glad that they did. On the ride from the airport, Jiab was keen to point out the restaurants and bars that were close by, which was a nice touch. The property is beautiful, and quiet, and if you get one of the apartment style suites, you even get a private back yard.
The place is immaculately clean, and Peter, Jiab and their employees really go out of their way to make you feel welcome. We had booked an early morning tour of at the Pattera Elephant Camp, and knowing that we needed to eat prior, Jiab woke up early to ensure that we ate a decent breakfast before leaving. That is customer service that you rarely see anywhere in North America.
Jiab also took us to the Wat up the Mountain. With his guidance, we learned more about bhuddism than we had in the prior Wat tours we had been on.
If we are ever back in Chaing Mai, we would not hestitate to stay here again.
Our only regret is that we left chaing mai so early in the morning, that in our haste, we forgot to tip the boys who cleaned up after us and provided such wonderful service at breakfast. We really do feel bad about this so I hope they can forgive us...
HINT: They have cans of Off mosquito repellent on the outstide tables. Please do yourself a favor and use it. I failed to do so, and three weeks later Im still suffering from numerous mosquito bites!
HINT: If it is your first time in Chaing Mai, keep in mind that the only form of public transportation are tuk tuks and some form of buses that are actually pick up trucks with a covering on the back.
Doug and Jim