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Sala Khaoyai
Ranked #2 of 38 Hotels in Pak Chong
Certificate of Excellence
Bangkok, Thailand
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74 reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Just leave every thing in town, let's enjoy the best natures and the fresh cool air in Khaoyai. It is the most beautiful and the best boutique hotel in Khaoyai. The staffs are very friendly and the breakfast is delicious. The room rate is quite pricely, but i still recommend to come once to experience . Before you come, make sure that you are able to walk up the stairs to reach the hotel. Go and enjoy on top of the mountain!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Nature is the over-arching theme in Sala Khaoyai. The owner owns 100 units of land, and the resort only sits on 8 units. The rest of the land is now dedicated to build 5 types of trees – fast growing Mahogany, Teak, Rubber, Makha (Hard wood tree which takes 10 people to hug when it grows to full size) and Takian (Thais apparently know this as the holy tree). Sala Khaoyai is definitely doing its part to continue to uphold Khaoyai’s ozone quality, which is ranked 7th in the world.

We stayed for one night in the Pool Villa and two nights in the room. Tip is to book early and go on weekdays (Sun/Mon counts) as we got 50% off the rates. We got the second tier Sala Pool Villa as the top tier is for families. Our pool villa has a huge sunbed, then stairs that recede to our private villa, with a small pool (also sterilized by seasalt and not chlorine) and swing overlooking the east (sunrise view!). The room is modern with touches of nature – wood hangers, dark wood washing basin, bird ornaments. GORGEOUS!!

Also near the national park entrance so it's convenient for weekend getaway to slow down. Very romantic too! :) More photos and details at http://www.eatprayflying.com/resort-sala-khaoyai-i/

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We were there for 2 nights. I totally agree with the previous comment about hotel manager. He doesn't have service mind at all. He and some of the staffs mentioned everything about the price all the time. They ruined our mood since our arrival. We stayed at pool villa number 7. The view and weather was very nice. But our pool and roof balcony can be seen from the restaurant. So there was no privacy at all. In the room, we had small lizard adjacent to the bed and we can hear it's voice all night. Even if we got half price deals, it seems to us that this hotel doesn't worth our money, our times, and our efforts to be there.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

I found this in an American Airlines magazine published for just first class passengers. Perched at top of a hill with about 120 steps to climb to the lobby this is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. To me the building is far from pretty and is contemporary in every aspect. It is not without its faults, our room had dangerous steps between the bathroom level and the bedroom with no handrail and the bath was perched on the edge of this level with a drop of 750 mm with no guard rail.

On the plus side the place radiated the most relaxed cosseted atmosphere that I can remember in a hotel for a long time. If you want to kick off your shoes and time out with peace and tranquility then this is the place to be for a few days. The views are excellent and at this time of the year being rainy season constantly changing with interesting cloud formations interacting with the mountains,

Its certainly not cheap, especially for Thailand but I even with its faults I would have no hesitation in returning.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

Firstly this place is great for its atmosphere, weather and surroundings. The rooms are excellent however could be better ( no steam room , no Ipod dock and a few other things ) for the price you pay you can easily get those facilities at other hotels that i have stayed in. I took the 1 bed room pool villa (the best room they got ) The room was big enough and you get a big garden with a pool and a small hut called a sala . The view was great. The pool was small but good enough. During the night if you leave your lights open, dragon flies swarm the pool and other areas and so you can't swim in it. You have to tell them to come and clean it.
The common area is severely lacking in facilities. It does not have a gym. The staff are poorly trained . They are good but not great. Not 5 stars material. Dinner service ends pretty early , around 9pm. So if you feel hungry during the night, you might just have to settle for chocolates in the mini bar. The food was good however i did have stomach problems the day after. I am not 100% sure if i got sick from the food i had at SALA, but i am pretty sure . During the dinner service i had ordered some seafood and it didnt taste very fresh.

The breakfast is by far the most appalling, worst breakfast i have ever eaten at ANY hotel ( 2 star hotels have better breakfast) they give u just bread, jam and eggs, some sausage and porridge.

When i was there, the weather was about 20 C and it was windy. It was truly amazing, you could just feel more alive because of the fresh air . The view was breathtaking . Another bad thing about the hotel is that check in is at 4PM!! and check out was at noon! We asked for a late check out but they did not agree.

I would recommend this hotel if you are looking for extreme privacy, quietness, serene space.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Koh Samui, Thailand
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

We were looking forward to something special, a romantic get away for two but sadly on the first night a few glitches left us feeling most upset about our choice to stay at Sala Khao Yai. The team did a great job however to get our issues sorted and managed to give us an excellent experience and memorable visit.

Thanks team, keep up the great work! We'll be back!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

If you love Modern Zen design, great view, quite space, leave the world behind...then this is your answer!!!

Everything is pitch perfect. The only drawback in my opinion is that it does not have 24-hour lobby and room service, but since it has only 7 rooms then closing the lobby at 11pm is kinda reasonable.

Well, If you are here to have some rest and regain your energy in a great space and an incomparable view then come here, it's worth every penny. However, if you plan to travel around, go to this and that place all around then choose other place, this is not for you.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Sala Khaoyai
Address: 99 Moo 11, | Wangkatha subdistrict, Pak Chong 30130, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Nakhon Ratchasima Province > Pak Chong District > Pak Chong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Pak Chong
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Pak Chong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sala Khaoyai 4.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An intimate embrace all your own consisting of only 7 special, private rooms and pool villa accommodation, sala khaoyai resort is dramatically perched on a scenic hilltop above the lush, green khao yai countryside. our boutique resort in khao yai features the enchanting sala hilltop restaurant and bar with panoramic 360 degree views of the surrounding area. next to the restaurant is a stunning infinity edge swimming pool with spectacular elevated views of romantic khao yai sunsets. ... more   less 
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