Chai Lai Orchid
Chai Lai Orchid
Chai Lai Orchid
Chai Lai Orchid
Chai Lai Orchid
Chai Lai Orchid
Chai Lai Orchid

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8.8

Excellent

385 reviews

385 reviews

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Food & Dining1
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Chiang Mai Night Safari 31.2 km
Wat Phra That Doi Kham 32.1 km
Chiang Mai Zoo 37.1 km
Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple) 39.5 km
Wua Lai Walking Street 39.7 km
Wat Chedi Luang 39.8 km
Tha Phae Gate 40.5 km
Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum 40.7 km
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar 41.1 km
Elephant Rescue Park 58.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Mae Sapok Waterfall 850 m
Elephant sanctuary 1.2 km
Mae Wang Waterfall 1.6 km
Mse Sapok Water Fall 1.9 km
Cool hidden Waterfall 2.0 km
Waterfall (Very slippy) 2.1 km
Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping 3.4 km
Kerchor Elephant Eco Park 5.0 km
Waterfall view 5.2 km
grass cut for elephants 5.6 km
Entire bungalow
Newly renovated
2021

Chai Lai Orchid

Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, Thailand - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Doi Inthanon part of Chiang Mai, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Wat Chedi Luang. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage and restaurant on-site.

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Highlights

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Newly renovated

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Breakfast [free]

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Airport transfer

Pets allowed

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Chiang Mai every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.0
Distance to city center65 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportChiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Distance to airport36.9 km

Rooms available at Chai Lai Orchid

Deluxe Bungalow
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
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Quadruple Room with Mountain View
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 queen beds
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Superior Bungalow
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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King Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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BUNGALOW RIVER VIEW
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 king bed
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Mountain View Superior
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 2 double beds
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Mountain View Queen
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Bungalow
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Chai Lai Orchid?

Check-in is from 01:00 AM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The bungalow offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The bungalow also offers 24-hour check-in.

How do I get to Chai Lai Orchid?

Chai Lai Orchid is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 900 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the bungalow know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chiang Mai with private transportation, the bungalow can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Chai Lai Orchid?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Chai Lai Orchid.

What are my dining options at Chai Lai Orchid?

Chai Lai Orchid features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Chai Lai Orchid?

Chai Lai Orchid does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What are popular attractions near Chai Lai Orchid?

Guests at Chai Lai Orchid can easily visit Twin Royal Stupas (Phra Maha Dhatu Nabha Metaneedol and Nabhapol Bhumisiri and Doikaew Stawberry Farm located in the Doi Inthanon area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Chai Lai Orchid?

Chai Lai Orchid’s nearby natural sights include Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping, Mae Sapok Waterfall and Elephant sanctuary located in the same Doi Inthanon area.

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What people love about Chai Lai Orchid

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "This is a fantastic place to visit I would highly recommend"

    Philip

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    August 20, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Location,staffs, big friends elephants all were awesome."

    Dheekshayan

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    August 11, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "We were also pleasantly surprised how good their food was with very reasonable prices."

    Lyanne

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    July 31, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 2,987 Chiang Mai properties
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Service score
9.4/10
Couples review score
9/10
Value for money score
9/10
Room size
30 sqm.
Better than
94
%
of Chiang Mai properties
Better than
91
%
of Chiang Mai properties
Better than
90
%
of Chiang Mai properties
Bigger than
87
%
of Chiang Mai properties
Overall rating:

8.8

Excellent
385 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
8.4
Location
8.7
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What travelers say they love:
Staff was very friendly and helpful, food was really nice.
Deborah from Singapore
Family with young children
More about Chai Lai Orchid

More about Chai Lai Orchid

Chai Lai Orchid

It's time for an adventure-filled holiday! Explore Chiang Mai with a stay at Chai Lai Orchid.
The range of services provided by Chai Lai Orchid ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the bungalow's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the bungalow's easy to book transportation services. The bungalow provides taxi services to help you find what you want in Chiang Mai.
While lodging at this wonderful bungalow, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service and luggage storage. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the bungalow's tours. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms at Chai Lai Orchid are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The bungalow provides linen service and blackout curtains in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Chai Lai Orchid include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. The bungalow also provides guests with bottled water, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the bungalow provides toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Your mornings at Chai Lai Orchid begin with a complimentary breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the bungalow. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the bungalow's bar.
If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
Chai Lai Orchid promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like the non-motorized water sports. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the hiking trails in the bungalow.


Reasons to stay here

This bungalow scores higher than 90% of the city's accommodations on value for money
Past guests rate facilities here higher than 87% of the city's accommodation.
This bungalow stands out for its staff and service, scoring higher than 94% of the city's accommodation.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.4

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Burmese
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Thai

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Canoeing
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Yoga room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Food delivery
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Balcony/terrace
  • Complimentary tea
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Mosquito net
  • Non-smoking
  • Private entrance
  • Shower
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
Maesapok Village 172 Moo 5 Maewin Maewang Chiang Mai, Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50360
Excellent
Location

8.7

Airports

  • Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
    36.9 km
  • Pai Airport (PYY)
    81.9 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Mae Wang Hospital
    15.5 km
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Chiang Mai Night Safari
    31.2 km
  • Wat Phra That Doi Kham
    32.1 km
  • Chiang Mai Zoo
    37.1 km
  • Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple)
    39.5 km
  • Wua Lai Walking Street
    39.7 km
  • Wat Chedi Luang
    39.8 km
  • Tha Phae Gate
    40.5 km
  • Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum
    40.7 km
  • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
    41.1 km
  • Elephant Rescue Park
    58.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Mae Sapok Waterfall
    850 m
  • Elephant sanctuary
    1.2 km
  • Mae Wang Waterfall
    1.6 km
  • Mse Sapok Water Fall
    1.9 km
  • Cool hidden Waterfall
    2.0 km
  • Waterfall (Very slippy)
    2.1 km
  • Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping
    3.4 km
  • Kerchor Elephant Eco Park
    5.0 km
  • Waterfall view
    5.2 km
  • grass cut for elephants
    5.6 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from01:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out from06:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until21:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee900 THB
  • Distance from city center65 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)90

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 11
  • Most recent renovation2021

Parking

  • Daily parking fee100 THB

Reviews of Chai Lai Orchid from real guests

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8.7
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Cleanliness8.5
Facilities8.4
Location8.7
Service9.4
Value for money9.0
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9+ Exceptional (44)
8-9 Excellent (15)
7-8 Very Good (5)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (6)
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10.0
Exceptional
Michael from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in February 2022

Best Elephant Accommodation”

I can't express enough how happy I was with Chai Lai Orchid. Room was perfect and very unique, with the most comfortable bed and hottest shower I've had since I've been in Thailand. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and meals and cocktails perfect. I stayed 2 nights and did not have a bad meal... and breakfast is not only plentiful but also delicious nicely presented. The Elephant wake up call was a great experience and there are plenty of day activities for you to choose from. I did the full day Jungle experience which was worth the money spent. I only wish I could have stayed longer. It is also the most ethical Elephant Sanctuary I have been to which was very reassuring. I would recommend Chai Lai Orchid over any other Elephant Sanctuary accommodation in Chiang Mai. Well done.

Reviewed February 27, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Cynthia from Monaco
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in March 2022

A Hundred Times Yes!!!!”

I can not express enough how much this stay made me happy. The bungalow was perfect, clean, beautiful views of sunrises and visits from elephants. The staff all extremely friendly, helpful and always available. The food plentiful and delicious. The experiences beyond anything I could have imagined. The care of the elephants, and all of the animals very ethical, so heart warming. I will return and I will always recommend this place.

Reviewed April 20, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Gabriela from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

Must do!”

Had a great time at this place. Definitely worth the money. Book the tour with elephants. So amazing experience. They also have great food at the restaurant, the staff is so friendly and helpful. Book it, book it book it. Recommend it 100%. You won't regret it. We spent 2 nights there and was wonderful, memories for our whole life.

Reviewed April 08, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Puncharat from Thailand
Group
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

Good place to retreat 🐘”

Not only a place to stay but also many activities for a great fun but peaceful holidays. The place is in the village where you can experience villager’s life as well as getting close to elephants, they’re nice and friendly. Staffs are very helpful and polite. Room was clean, no a/c but with the temperature of 18-20c at night in Feb, not a problem at all. Not many choices for breakfast but I did enjoy the congee. If you stay here, you not just support the resort but giving opportunity to the young villagers due to this place is built to support them. 🤍

Reviewed March 05, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Colleen from Monaco
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

Great experience ”

We had a great experience at Chai Lai Orchid. The staff was really nice, the location was really peaceful. I would recommend only staying one night though as you get everything done that you’d want to do in that time. At night there were a lot of bugs, even with the net it was hard to sleep. The water coming out of the sink and shower was also not clean, still worth visiting I just would have prepared better. A great place, experience and initiative. After seeing how badly some elephants are treated in Thailand I would confidently recommend Chai Lai.

Reviewed June 18, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Julie from United Kingdom
Couple
Mountain View Queen
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

You have GOT to visit”

Staff are amazing but the experience is out of this world. Where else would you have an elephant visit your room at breakfast?!?!??The elephants are loved and respected. They have been rescued from an awful existence and are just happy and content. Oh, and did I mention the staff are amazing

Reviewed May 03, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Chasity from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in November 2021

Incredible!”

I had such an amazing time at Chiang Lai. The rooms were gorgeous, the staff and family that runs it, are absolutely incredible. They make you really feel at home. The elephants were always smiling. Great escape!

Reviewed November 11, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Suphanun from Aruba
Group
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

Nice place with wonderful view, lots of natural activities”

This is really nice place to stay and recharge yourself.good service. Staffs and elephants are so friendly. even better that they have program to support local people and recuse Asian elephants.

Reviewed February 23, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Kara from United States
Family with young children
Quadruple Room with Mountain View
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

Best place ever!!!”

This place is amazing! We stayed for 5 days/4 nights and it just wasn’t enough. This is by far the best way to experience elephants!

Reviewed June 01, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Joseph from Thailand
Couple
Mountain View Queen
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Stay here!”

beautiful mountain views, cool weather and best of all the Elephants coming to the edge of your room!

Reviewed January 08, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Lisa from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

Superior bungalow 1day trek trip ”

Sayann was amazing during our trip in chai Lai, great English, funny and made our experience one to remember.

Reviewed May 28, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Antony from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in April 2022

Incredible”

Absolutely incredible experience, perfect in every way, wonderful staff, magical location, cannot recommend enough, just book it, you won’t be disappointed.

Reviewed May 12, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Joshua from United States
Solo traveler
Quadruple Room with Mountain View
Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

An amazing reset with elephants”

The grounds, staff and stay was epic! Thanks for a wonderful time!

Reviewed June 26, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Rana from Turkey
Couple
King Room with Balcony
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

We will miss this place”

Chai Lai Orchid is a must do if you are a wild-life enthusiast and visiting Chiang Mai! We'll never forget spending so much up-close and personal time with the happy and lovely elephants of the area. But remember no banana, no elephant <3

Reviewed May 10, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Matthew from Thailand
Couple
Quadruple Room with Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Great social enterprise ”

Such friendly staff and amazing experience with the elephants. Will definitely go again!

Reviewed April 10, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Cheen from Philippines
Group
King Room with Balcony
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

Worth the visit”

Cleanliness 10/10 Staff 10/10 Little bit far but its all worth it.

Reviewed April 12, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Noppachai from Thailand
Group
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in September 2020

Quiet enjoyment and privacy ”

This hotel was nice and located in mountains. the room was comfortable and quiet. the staff is helpful and kindness. moreover, you can play and give some food to the Elephants of the local people in the morning at a viewpoint of the hotel. it was exotic. However, the hotel is far.

Reviewed September 24, 2020

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Thank you. we are really happy you enjoyed it here 💚

Responded February 19, 2021
Chai Lai Orchid
8.8
Excellent
Gunjan from India
Solo traveler
Superior Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Amazing elephant experience ”

I had a great time at this place. The speciality of this orchid are cute elephants. They come to wake you up every morning and in the evening we could play with them during happy hours. Talking about facilities it was quite decent. Not like a luxury 5 star but quite satisfactory. Few times I had to call plumber to fix leaking taps in my bathroom. Bathroom was partially open giving forest feels. I really liked their vegan options at their restaurant as I could not get decent vegetarian food in entire mae rim it was a nice relief. The views were picturesque and relaxing. The staff was friendly and even helped me to record my videos hillside. Just social media influencers are given more preference over there as mostly people who visit there come for insta worthy pictures and videos. Best thing is they accept cards for even taxi bookings as I prefer to use my card. In Thailand in a lot of places they accept only cash and not cards. I will definitely visit again for cute elephants and beautiful views!

Reviewed June 24, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Chng from Singapore
Couple
King Room with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in January 2022

Very friendly staff and unique place!”

Encourage you to arrive in the morning so u can join the tour (you need to pay) if u staying for a night only. The staffs are very friendly and do their best that u will have a awesome stay there! There will be elephant interaction too! Gogogo!

Reviewed February 02, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Melody from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

BEST PLACE ON EARTH! ”

This is definitely a one of a kind stay!! Don’t worry about the rooms having no ac! It gets really cool at night!

Reviewed June 22, 2022

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