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“Great place to hide away from the city buzz & relax by the river while the time drifts by”

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Zensala Riverpark Resort
Ranked #59 of 383 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Great place to hide away from the city buzz & relax by the river while the time drifts by”
Reviewed 16 November 2012 via mobile

Simple & stylish small boutique place, nicely tugged away from the city buzz. Great porch by the river to be relaxing in quietly. Serves up a pretty decent nice meal at their restaurant. Very helpful staff too.

  • Stayed November 2012
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ZensalaResort, Owner at Zensala Riverpark Resort, responded to this review, 8 February 2013
Dear Sing Yong,
Thank you for your great review. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2012

Food was amazing and cheap, and perfect portion size.
Rooms modern well equiped and spacious.
Moondeck penthouse was great. Big chill out reading room views of sunrise and set. Spa bath power ahower. Bedroom floor to cieling windows leading out to sun deck looking over ping river and mountain views.

Grounds imaculate pool is bigger in real life. Very good and friendly security.
Thanks to all staff who went sbove and beyond csll of duty.

  • Stayed November 2012
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2 Thank lukesyd
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ZensalaResort, Owner at Zensala Riverpark Resort, responded to this review, 8 February 2013
Dear Mr. Luke,
I am so glad to hear that your stay was pleasant. Thank you for your great review about us. We are looking forward to seeing you again next time you visit Chiang Mai.
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2012 via mobile

The staff is friendly and helpful. The female staff who serve us on arrival is very attentive and kind hearted. She would approach us very promptly when ever she saw us and would help us to deal with any difficulty.
Breakfast is awesome and freshly cook for you upon order. Variety is limited, they should included more local dishes into the menu.

Our rooms is #102 with a king size bed with direct pool access and have unblock river view. The jacuzzi pools need the staff to turn on. When they saw us in the pool they will automatically turn on the jacuzzi.

Cleanliness is excellent! The room is full of aroma smell, and they have air-con on before we go in. We find the air-con makes some noise but not disturbing. Perfection is hard to achieve but cleanliness is crutial to attract customer. One thing they missed was the dustbin in the bathroom. At the first night when I open it, some small insect fly out which is disgusting. However I don't find it on the following day.

At the evening, they will put some bean bag near the river for the guest. Very nice to lay down have a drink and enjoy the fresh air.

For those who love greenery and peaceful sure will like it. Location is not in the central thus is quiet. Only 15- 20mins away from town. We rent a motorbike to hoop around and is really fun.

Is a very relaxing stay with Zensala and will definitely our first choice. We will never forget the time stay there!


  • Stayed November 2012
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Yuki34, Guest Relations Manager at Zensala Riverpark Resort, responded to this review, 11 November 2012
Thank you so much for choosing us as your stay in Chiang Mai. Also, thank you for very useful comments. We will take your comments and do our best to improve our service. We hope we could have a chance to welcoming you again soon.
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012

I am falling in love with this resort with my second visit. My first visit to this hotel was just so so to me, maybe it was just opened at that time. This time, I booked my room directly with hotel. I got good rate.

This time, everything is perfect and far beyond my expectation. Staffs offered warm welcome and very kind to me and my wife. The hospitality and service mind here are the biggest score at this hotel. It has calm quiet Ping river view. I just realized that you will not see any building across the river, so the view of this hotel is just river and green!!! It takes only 10 minutes to reach attractions in the busy city, and get back to fully rest with this resort.

Breakfast is well prepared and cater in the way you want. I ask the chef to make my bacon more crispy and there is no hesitation at all. I finally get my extra crispy bacon which chef prepared perfectly.

The pool is hydro pool with Jacuzzi massage and sea salted water. I love the pool because pool water is warm. It is just so perfect. I must come back here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Naturalmade
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Yuki34, Guest Relations Manager at Zensala Riverpark Resort, responded to this review, 11 November 2012
We are so glad to welcome you back. Thank you for your trust in us.
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2012

We stayed at Zensala early Aug. It sits in the riverbank of Ping River. Our room has beautiful river view and has direct access to the swimming pool from room sliding door. No matter playing in the pool, fishing in the Ping river, or just sitting there feel the quietness and beautiful view, you will have a very relax and enjoyable time. The breakfast is very well prepared and tasty per your order from menu and all you can eat. The staffs are warm and kind. Nok, the manager of the hotel is very helpful and kind from booking to pickup and drop off us.

A few details I'd like to address:
-the wireless is slow and not stable.
-we stayed at penthouse which has bedroom upstair and a small living area downstair. However, downstair room has no toilet and running water. It is not convenient.
-there are no shops or eating places in surrounding area.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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2 Thank benbenlu
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ZensalaResort, Public Relations Manager at Zensala Riverpark Resort, responded to this review, 22 August 2012
Dear Benbenlu,
We are so glad to have you here at Zensala, Chiang Mai and hear that you had a pleasent stay. I do apologize for the inconvenience caused. For the internet problem, the signal from our current provider is not stable. We are looking for another provider and fix it very soon. At this moment we are arranging a shuttle service that our guests can reach city centre (less than 10 mins by car) or another attractions more easily. This service will be ready by the end of Aug 2012.

Zensala is located in a resident area of Patan. So the shops and restaurants may be a few comparing with ones in the city but the benefit is quietness you can get. There are few good restaurants around this area which is just a few minutes away by bicycle (can be borrowed at reception desk) , such as one of the best Northern Cuisine and French cuisine in Chiang Mai are also located nearby.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon next time you are in Chiang Mai and we will be better next time.
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Bangkok
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2012

This is a hidden gem in Chiang Mai. We are really really glad that we stay here with our family. Our family gets together and stayed for 5 rooms for the weekend. Unbelievable that we own this resort over the weekend. No other guests were there but only our family gang. So I must say it was the best resort our family ever stayed together.

There are not many staffs here at this site, but they recognized you and our gang well. Service is exceptionally GREAT. I have been to many resorts and hotels around the world. I don't usually write review but only those memorable one. This resort offers hydro pool, and there are many spots for photo and relax. Dining here is not expensive compared to those in hotels/ resorts, but most importantly tastes are delicious. It is unlike dining in the hotel/ resort where it is always overpriced and taste is not authentic. Don't forget to try "Salmon Creme Penne", you will love it. Wine from new world starts only 99 Bahts per glass.

Breakfast is limited variety but offer all you can eat set menu. Location is river side, and only 10 minutes to Night Bazaar and Nimman chic area.

Lobby and reception are not 24 hour operated, but it was ok for us. That was why our family became the owner of the resort!!!

Prices are negotiable if you contact with hotel directly for many rooms, they offer some upgrades and extras for us too.

I will come to this resorts with my friends next time to own this resort again.

Room Tip: Get pool access rooms like others recommend, you won't be regret it. Hydro pool gives you back...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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3 Thank Danuporn K
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, Guest Relations Manager at Zensala Riverpark Resort, responded to this review, 30 June 2012
It was our pleasure to have you and your family with us. We would want our guests to feel like home when they are at Zensala Resort. So, we are so glad to hear that you feel that too. And we do hope that we could have a chance to welcome you back home once again. Greeting from Zensala Team.
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2012

The room is soooo gooood, i love the jacuzzi in my bathroom and also have another one in my balcony. I can choose to stay naked in my jacuzzi bathtub or chill out in the balcony Jacuzzi pool with the fantastic view of Mae Ping river also with a great taste of appetizer and a cold beer or some nice cocktails. The location too good to be true, it just less than 10 minutes from the heart of Chiang Mai. This is a place that you must stay and you will love it!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Pipat J
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Yuki34, Manager at Zensala Riverpark Resort, responded to this review, 14 June 2012
Thank you very much ka Khun Pipat. We are only happy when our guest is happy. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Property: Zensala Riverpark Resort
Address: 168 Patan Road, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #59 of 383 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Zensala Riverpark Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Zensala Riverpark Resort, Chiang Mai Zensala Riverpark Resort is a stylish boutique resort sits on dramatic Mae Ping River. Its idyllic location makes your staying a perfect combination of privacy, tranquility and easy reach to the City. Let's step closer to nature with an unparalleled personalized service at Zensala Riverpark Resort ... more   less 
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