March 2013. Plane Suvarnabhumi to Lampang ticket at the airport 4115 bht OW. Got a songtoa 0897573933 from Lampang airport 250 bht 15 to 20 minutes to the lodge. Buffet, Thai and Farang food, that night 450 bht + lemon soda 60 bht. About 15 touring visitors that evening. Most evenings less than 5 guests. Big place, nice swimming pool by lake.
Room AC, TV, safe was good with big window shaded by big trees. I stayed several nights with a discount that cost 2380 per night including breakfast. Breakfast, Thai and Farang food, was at the river restaurant the staff showed me photos of the flooded river. The bus songtoa on the main road 25 bht to town, to the bank, it was very hot walking around. All the staff pleased that I could speak Thai and I enjoyed helping them with English. The AC worked best at cool/dry. Each evening that the tour minibuses came there was live Thai folk music which I liked very much as it was not loud and the players obviously enjoyed what they did.
The tour bus troupes were roomed away from my room they came a bit late and went early in the morning. Most of the guests liked the quietness, big shady trees, the lake and swimming pool.
There was a haze all over Thailand which could have kept the temperature down. I was the only farang on the full plane to and from Lampang. Most of the staff were naturally friendly I'd go there again. The buildings sit nicely in the environment it is very Thai in many ways but obviously has western influences. The naturalness of the lodge could be seen as tatty by some visitors it does however have character. The local shop which was down the narrow road toward the town sold the usual stuff the owner is a teacher and speaks good English. All the locals waved and said hello. Phoned the songtoa man to take me back to the airport 250 bht he was waiting for me before 07.25, so I woke him up from the front seats. = big smile.
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