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Reviewed 19 April 2014

You couldn't ask for a better, more relaxing holiday. One filled with lots of different and unique experiences. We started off with a long boat ride along the Mekong River. Was greated by two very friendly staff with a fresh coconut drink each before taking the elephant ride to the Resort. Set in the jungle with all its wonderful noises. Our room was superb, roomy with very comfy beds and a view over Burma. We took a Thai Cooking class which is well worth the money. The cook Wit was hilarious and made us feel extremely special and welcomed through the whole class. Im off home to trial my new Thai dishes on my family. I highly recommend the Mahout Training session. This is where you learn to ride an elephant yourself, give it commands and also learn to get on and off it in about 4 different ways. We had a ball. While the Mahouts were very acommodating and polite, they must have had some good laughs afterwards. The sights we saw in our photos afterwards had us in stitches. We didnt do the elephant swim session in the afternoon, but the other guests who did were buzzing about it when they returned. While very expensive at about 50US dollars a cup, give the elephant poo coffee a try. We shared one cup between the 2 of us and that was enough. It is not too bad a taste but how they make it is the intersting bit. The manager and staff are very friendly and oh so accommodating. It is definitely a trip of a life time.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Valerie M
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Anantara_Management, Manager at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Dear Valerie M,

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to know you enjoyed our unique VIP Regal Arrival, as well as a variety of the many other experiences we provide guests here at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort.

We are glad you had a positive experience of our Thai cooking class and have passed on your comments to our chef, Wit.

The three-country view from our comfortable rooms provides guests with a fantastic panoramic view of our beautiful surroundings, and we are happy that you enjoyed them as much as we do.

We hope you have the opportunity to visit us again to enjoy the wide variety of experiences that we provide.

Kind regards,

Your Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort Team

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Two factors make this a special place. There is care for the elephants as well as the mahouts and their families. People and animals are both valued and have a chance to live and work together in surroundings compatible with their way of living. No elephants here with red tail lights attached. Rather, they are given regular time to roam in natural surrounding and limited use as "tourist vehicles". Their health is monitored and they are well taken care of. This facility is more a home to the elephant and a preservation of the national symbol rather than exploitation of man and beast.
Families are kept together rather than in separate accommodations. All in all, it is worth a visit.
Should you care to go for a ride, you will tour the area near the resort. The more adventurous may opt for riding on the elephant's neck rather than in the howdah provided on its back.

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GM_Christian_Zunk, General Manager at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Dear Khunpa,

thank you very much for your positive Feedback about your recent stay at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort especially in regards to our awarded Elephant Camp with their Mahouts and Families.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon to our Hideaway for some more exciting adventures combined with a luxury Resort experience.

Kind Regards,

Christian

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Reviewed 11 April 2014

My wife and I went to Chiang Rai earlier at the beginning of February for a mini honeymoon, stayed in Chiang Rai for three nights and spent another two nights at Golden Triangle. We stayed at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort for the two nights in Golden Triangle.

As the place is quite pricey, we had some second thoughts about going there, but they managed to beat all our expectations. The experience, the service, and the memory are well worth every penny spent there.

I booked with them by directly sending them an email. The response is very prompt and helpful, and the price they quoted is the same with what I could found on the internet.

The package they offered is an all-inclusive package, all foods, drinks, alcohol (except some "premier" wines and spirits) is all included in the room price. They also offer a wide variety of activities from which guests are entitled to participate (one activity per night stayed).

The resort itself is located on a hill near the tip of the Golden Triangle. Almost all the rooms have views of all three countries from the balcony. The hotel overlooks a piece of low land in which we could see elephants, water buffaloes, and other animals roam about freely. Then there is a small river that serves as the boundary between Thailand and Burma. You can see an orange-roofed complex in the Burmese land, which is a casino, and then the mountain ranges in the back drop belong to Laos.

We booked the deluxe three country view room, but the hotel graciously upgraded us to a three country view suite, which is double the size of the deluxe rooms. The room was very well furnished with elephants being the main theme. The room is very spacious, with a walk-in closet, big bathroom with dual sink, and an ample-sized balcony.

The food served there is amongst the best Thai and Italian food I've ever had, this is quite an achievement considering the remoteness of the resort. The highlight of the resort is obviously the elephant camp – you get to interact with the elephants and unlike other “commercial” elephant camps in Thailand, you can see that they are really taking good care of the elephants there. Every morning a 5-year old baby elephant “Um” will visit the breakfast terrace. The guests can interact and feed Um when he is around, and all of the guests are having a great time.

Upon check in the staff there reviewed the itinerary for our stay with us, we had to skip the mahout experience because my wife is pregnant and they advised against it for safety reason. Instead, we opted for the cooking class and the three-country excursion. As the cooking class on our preferred date is fully booked, they arranged for a private session in the evening. Our instructor Wit is very friendly and informative and is always available for a little chat whenever we see him in the property. Unfortunately we did not get to visit the market for the evening session, but the fact that you got the whole classroom all to yourselves more than makes up for that. Khun Tuk also offered to make adjustments to our three-country excursion as well soon as she learned that my wife is pregnant. She advised against riding the long-tail boat to Laos as the ride is very bumpy and can potentially be dangerous. As a result, we get to do the excursion privately, with just the two of us and the guide in a Mercedes car instead of the van used by other groups. Again, although we did not get to go to Laos (effectively making the excursion two-country only), but the fact that we get to do it privately with the freedom to go wherever we like as we go along more than makes up for that.

All in all, if you want an unforgettable experience and you are in northern Thailand, definitely put this place in your itinerary! It is pricey, but you get more than what you paid for!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

The all inclusive Elephant Package is well worth it!

Even though it is very hot in April, it is less busy and you may get more attention....plus it is nice to get away for Easter.

The Elephant Experience is AMAZING!!! Initially our 5 year old daughter was having none of it, but the Mahouts have seen it all before and had her on an elephant in minutes. After 3 days she was riding on her own and asking to come back again......what more does a parent want from a holiday. Having an Elephant Research centre based on the property is great for the knowledge base and an extra dimension to the trip but also gives you comfort the animals are well looked after. There is clothing available to wear when you are riding the elephants.

The Anantara caters very well for children. The food is broad and healthy enough to suit any palette. On a hot day the pool is the perfect place to be, especially after a few hours in the sun. There is a good selection of cold drinks, cocktails and food on the pool menu (seems to be served all day). All the staff have been brilliant (especially with our daughter)...happy, attentive and very helpful. Everyone has been great, so it is very difficult to single any one person out but Tuk was outstanding and fulfilled all our wishes.

All the rooms have views of the grassland, the elephants and Burma across the river. The suites are very spacious and well laid out...which was great with 3 of us in the room.

I will book again ...if only to keep my daughter quiet!!!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

i stayed with a group there beginning of April. What an amazing place. The staff is very, very friendly and you can feel the great hospitality and friendliness of Thai people. The food is excellent - of course the Thai food, but also have at least one evening at their Italian restaurant - their signature pasta prepared in a parmesan wheel is to die for.
The entire concept is about the Elephant camp. You got to spend some time with these amazing animals. I have visited several Elephant Camps in Thailand but I must say this is by far the best place and you can feel that the Elephants are taken care of very well and that they have the freedom to roam around on the huge grounds. It is just wonderful to sit on the terrace of the restaurant and looking down to the river and land and seeing some Elephants walking and grassing there.
The rooms are spotless clean, with nice amenities and everything you expect from an luxury resort. Internet is free of charge and with an very high speed you would not expect in such an remote location.
I can only recommend everyone to stay here on a trip to the North of Thailand

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Christoph M
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GM_Christian_Zunk, General Manager at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Dear Christoph M,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share this wonderful review with others from your recent visit to our Elephant Sanctuary in the North of Thailand!

We look very much forward to welcoming you back soon for another wonderful experience with the Elephants, the unique Resort activities and to enjoy our culinary Highlights.

Kind Regards,

Christian

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