First impression on arrival was that the grounds looked interesting in view of our visit to the area being for bird watching. The office was not obvious for check in and we ended up wandering around for a while until we were pointed in the right direction.
The room was basic and smelled musty, the shower was cold and the food at the so called restaurant was awful. The staff just laughed if we asked for anything. There were large groups of teenagers staying here too so it was very noisy until late in the evenings.
We had booked in for 3 nights; but thankfully on the 2nd night we were told that the restaurant was closed and we could use the restaurant at the hotel next door which happened to be The Inthanon Highland Resort which I had originally wanted to reserve for our stay but couldn't seem to contact them.
On entering the grounds of the Inthanon Highland Resort we were in awe of the place and kicking ourselves why we hadn't persevered to stay here. The food here turned out to be very good and the staff fabulous and they also had some rooms free. So we promptly checked out of the Touch Star and moved to the Inthanon Highland Resort. Happy Days!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Touch Star Resort, a tranquil destination for leisure and travel, conveniently located only 58 kilometers from Chiang Mai International Airport (Chiang Mai). At Touch Star, guests stay close in touch with nature as the resort intertwines with the natural surroundings, and the nearby famous Doi-Inthanon summit. While staying with us, enjoy our refreshing natural mineral springs, the only source of mineral water in Jomthong District, that supply water to the entire resort.Our resort offers a different atmosphere that brings people from all over the world to come and relax from time to time. At Touch Star Resort you will feel total immersion in nature, by experiencing the great diversity of species of flora and fauna native to this Sino-Himalayan region.Doi-Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand, covering with lavish and refreshing springs and reservoirs, which attribute to the lush tropical evergreen forests.Touch Star is the resort closet to Doi-Inthanon National Park. Due to its magnificent location which is merely 1 kilometer from Doi-Inthanon National Park's check point and only 40 km' drive up a scenic road to reach the mountain summit, Touch Star Resort could also be named Doi-Inthanon resort. ... more less
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