This hotel offers a beautiful setting, with large comfortable rooms and an amazing breakfast. After almost 2 weeks of touring, we welcomed the luxurious grounds, multi-level pool, ability to walk to nearby restaurants (suggest reservations) and helpful staff. The room had a nice balcony overlooking the grounds, comfortable beds, and a large bathroom with fine amenities. I believe that this hotel may have been downgraded from a 5 star to a 4 star, but the only thing that I could figure out was that maybe some of the caulking needed to be repaired and a few very minor cosmetic things. The ultimate seller for us was the most amazing breakfast I have ever seen or eaten. They had a huge variety of delicious food from all over the globe, including a frozen yogurt dessert bar. We could have stayed there for hours sampling the food. When I saw the Chef checking things out, I complimented him on this special breakfast. He glanced at my barely full plate and asked why I wasn't eating more. I had to explain that I was just too overwhelmed by the choices. Hotel is large and tour buses use it, but that did not affect us much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The resort occupies an idyllic 26-rai site directly on the banks of the Mae Kok River, moments from Chiang Rai town and a one hour drive from the Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar converge. The resort is set at the heart of beautiful landscaped gardens complete with a tranquil man-made lake and two majestic 100-year-old rain trees. Surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery, the neighbouring community is a jewel waiting to be explored. Nearby attractions include Rai Mae Fah Luang, Le Méridien's chosen UnLock Art site, and Oub Kham Museum which houses a collection of objects from the ancient Lanna kingdom, Myanmar, southwest China, and Vietnam. Nearby attractions include Wat Phra Kaew, the temple that once housed the Emerald Buddha, and the Hill Tribe Education Centre with its fascinating display of tribal artefacts and handicrafts. Boat trips along the Mae Kong River are available from the town of Chiang Khong, with stops along the way at villages of interest. Ethnic groups living in the province include Karen, Lisu, Lahu, Akha, Meo, and Yao, and it is possible to arrange treks into the hill tribe villages with experienced local guides. Mae Sai is 62 kilometres north of Chiang Rai and makes for an interesting day trip. This busy trading post borders Myanmar, and it is possible to cross the bridge to visit the bustling market in Tha Khi Lek. Phu Chi Fa is a spectacular viewpoint. The impressive views are best enjoyed early in the morning, particularly in the cool season when mist covers the valley floor. A highlight to any trip to Chiang Rai is a visit to the Doi Tung Development Project. Started as a royal initiative to help eradicate opium supply, drug use, and rural poverty, the project offers villagers with a practical and sustainable alternative. The project focuses on development, education, training, humanitarian activities, environmental conservation, agriculture, and the production of quality crafts. At the summit of Doi Tung, visitors can visit Phra That Doi Tung, a chedi constructed in 911 A.D and one of the oldest and most sacred sites in northern Thailand. The chedi is said to contain the collarbone of Buddha. Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand is located close to the town centre and a short drive from Chiang Rai Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Chiang Rai Hotel Chiang Rai
- Meridien Chiang Rai