We chose the Romyen because we wanted to experience the countryside after so many stays in Thai cities. Country we got! The grounds are extensive and beautiful, filled with flowers and trees. We woke to birdsong every morning and slept to "jungle noises" at night. The owner was extremely accommodating. We were the only people staying at the time. We had a huge American style breakfast every morning at the time we wanted it. We requested dinner each of the 3 nights we stayed. The food was extremely good, plentiful and varied each night. Our final morning, the owner set us up with therapeutic massages, done in our bungalow. I must say it is probably the best healing massage I have ever had, and only 500 baht for 2 hours.
You do have to be aware of what you are getting into here. I wanted to photograph local flora and fauna, and this is a great spot for that. Our Deluxe bungalow is open to the air in several places, no window screens. If having lizards and bugs in your house bothers you, this is probably not the place for you. Bring your bug repellant, mosquitos thrive here and they tended to congregate in our bathroom. The other members of our party had the standard twin bed bungalow and it was much better sealed off from the outdoors. Also, the location is very remote a nd you have to make your own fun. City is a 350 to 400 baht cab ride away. We used the Romyen as our staging ground for two days of touring with Asia Plus Travel and were quite happy. The owner will let you ride the resort bicycles around and up to a nearby botanical garden and swimming pool. All in all we enjoyed the beauty and character of this place. One more tip. Chiang Mai is full of smoke in March due to farmers burning fields. It didn't bother us much but we ideally would have chosen a different time to visit here.
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- Romyen Garden Resort, your rustic hide-away only 15 minutes from town. Experience the peaceful charm of this Lanna Style Bungalow, set amongst shady trees and natural park land. Transportation running past the main road from 06:00 to 20:30 every day. ... more less
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