The Oriental Siam Resort is probably one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. This is mainly because it doesn't feel like a hotel, but rather like a heavenly retreat, staffed by your family and friends. There are so many wonderful aspects of the resort, but the stand out feature is definitely the unparalleled hospitality and effort of the staff. Pongsri, Top, Poi and Mr. Pom truly made us feel like superstars to the point that we were very disappointed when we had to depart and felt we would truly miss them. They were the most helpful and accommodating people I have ever encountered in the hotel industry. My fiancee and I were on a mission to find a special piece of furniture in Chiang Mai and the hotel driver, Mr. Pom, went out of his way to take us around to various places, acting as both our chauffeur, translator, negotiator and tour guide. Without his help we never would have succeeded in finding what we were looking for. Pongsri and Top made excellent suggestions for our itineraries from what to do to where to eat and made arrangements for us to get to and from all of our activities. Even just sitting at the bar and having a conversation with Poi and Top was lovely. We really felt welcomed. The other features of the hotel that left an impression include the lush and beautiful gardens that are well maintained, the excellent breakfast, the clean and spacious rooms, the bicycles that you can borrow and ride around the village, the neighbouring temple, and the peace and quiet!
Some visitors may find the location is too far out of the city centre for their tastes. However, I personally wanted to be away from the hustle and bustle of the markets at night so we were grateful to come back to some tranquility. The distance is only a 20 minute drive, which is actually really fun in a tuk-tuk as long as the driver knows where he is going. Be sure to have a map and the name and address of the hotel written in Thai. Our drivers got lost every time, but that was just part of the adventure! Alternatively you can just pay a little more to have the hotel driver pick you up at any time.
There are also no meals there except breakfast. But honestly, if you are coming to Chiang Mai, why would you ever want to eat at a hotel? The markets are so full of cheap, fresh and delicious food. There are also restaurants nearby.
Thank you to everyone at the Oriental Siam...we will be back again some day! We loved it :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Oriental Siam Resort is situated within 15 minutes from the airport & city centre, only 5-10 minutes from the Arts & Crafts villages, restaurants, shopping mall. There are many tourists attractions nearby such as hot springs, cave, Underground Ancient City, golf courses and sport activities for the thrill seekers. At The Oriental Siam Resort, our English, Chinese and Dutch speaking staff promise you an experience you will never forget. Unlike any other resort in the area, each of our accommodations has its own design and characteristics. You will be touched by its elegance and simplicity with smiling faces are everywhere to embrace you like you are a part of the family. The details of each room were painstakingly researched from the ancient-Lanna era. The resort OSR offers 8 types of accommodations on a grand scale from 60 m² to 300 m². The balconies of the colonial suites enhance the senses of our guests in terms of open space and palatial living. Oriental Siam Resort is ideal for chic visitors seeking sophisticated characteristics of city, along with the luxurious facilities for your comfort. The Oriental Siam Resort is more than just a place to stay, we provide service to the highest standard and will help you make the most of your stay in Chiang Mai. The luxurious facilities and serene atmosphere provide an environment to relax and enjoy after a day of sightseeing or a round of golf at the beautiful local courses. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oriental Siam Hotel Chiang Mai