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After our buffet breakfast we departed our Four Seasons lobby at 8:45am headed for the Hill Tribe Villages just outside the city of Chiang Mai. The Baan Tong Luang village is a gathering place for several different tribes. Their origins are mainly as Hill Tribes and many are of Myanmar descent. We got to see where they farm and observe traditional …
We checked into the Four Seasons Resort yesterday. It is an incredibly gorgeous property and we are in our own villa. We have a very large bedroom with wooden floors, a large bathroom with a tub that overlooks a garden with a statue in it, a patio with a table and chairs, a couch, a fountain, etc. We are in building 10 which is pretty far from the …
Today we had to have our luggage packed and ready to be picked up at 6:30am in our rooms at our Raffles hotel in Siem Reap. We spent two nights there. It was my least favorite hotel so far as the rooms were tiny and the shower even tinier. We were given two beds here rather than the king sized bed in the other hotels. The first night we dined …
... and just stood there with Lauren and I still on her back. So her mahout started yelling "MIGUEL, something in thai thai elephant dialect? more thai.." I'm not really sure what he said but she listened and then ever so slowly crept her body into the water. When they're doing this you have to maneuver your body so they don't come crashing onto one of your legs. But she was going so slowly that it was difficult ...
... was drove at speed, dodging all the traffic to get us there with about a minute to spare. The train was delayed by 10 minutes....typical! The train journey was long, although broken us nicely as we were given food along the way, however the a/c was so efficient we were freezing for much of the journey. We arrived in Chiang Mai about an hour and a half ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsFour Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Mae Rim
The Four Seasons Resort in Chiang Mai was beautiful and the service was impeccable. The only drawback would be if your villa is far from the lobby and restaurants you have to plan a little more ahead and call for a free golf cart pickup to your destination on the property.
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Great place ... they think of every little detail and make u feel as if u had the whoel resort to urself
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Historical Traveler Reviews Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Mae Rim
Stayed there with my wife for three nights at the end of April. On the whole a pleasant experience. There are certain areas that could be better.
We were very excited about our stay at Four Season's Chiang Mai. We had planned our trip to Thailand to include a 5 night stay at this resort on the strength of many of the reviews from the TripAdvisor website. Unfortunately we were sadly disappointed with the property and the service and ended up departing much sooner than we had planned. To sum it up, we felt that we were getting half the product for twice the price when compared with our time in Bangkok at the Peninsula.
We stayed at the Regent ( Four Seasons ) in Chaing Mai for 5 nights at the end of February and it is unlike anywhere we have ever stayed. From the moment you enter the lobby and are presented with a jasmine garland you feel you have entered a little corner of paradise. We had booked a mountain view but were upgraded to a room overlooking the paddy fields and the views from our balcony in the evening were magical when the resort was illuminated by chinese lanterns / torches. The sevice and food were impeccible -a good variety at both the Thai and the International restaurants. It was a really good place just to watch the world go by - lots of huge butterflies and dragon flies darting about during the day - the resident waterbuffalo added a touch of authenticity to the working paddy fields. If you like your hotels lively this isn't the place for you - the bar was usually deserted and apart from the odd person having a sundowner we were the only people to have a drink there after our meal and so decided to order drinks on our sala instead. We also tried the spa which was great too. We will definitely return next time we go to Thailand.
We checked-in while drinking tamarind tea and enjoying the sweet smell of our welcome jasmine necklace. A complimentary upgrade landed us in one of the Residences, which was absolutely huge and beautiful, and even had private butler service.
Just back from the Four Seasons, the most beautiful resort I've ever been to. About 40 - 50 mins (20kms) from Chiang Mai centre. They greet you with jasmine garlands and fruit juices and lemongrass infused cold towels! The lobby is beautifully designed although frail guests may find the designer stepping stones from lobby to resort a little dangerous esp at night, but we loved negotiating them when a little tipsy , hearing the frogs croak in the water under your feet -- be warned , if you have a frog phobia don't come here ( and I was there in the dry season -Feb - which is has dry hot but not too hot days 32 degrees and lovely cool nights with hardly no mosquitoes !) They ( all young beaming super enthusiastic thai staff dressed in cream , you feel like your in some futuristic luxury convalescent institition for those wishing to recover from the rest of the worlds useless attempts at 5 star service) bring you to your pavillion suite (only 64) by golf type buggy... the rooms are gorgeous , all teak ,all have outdoor sala ,they will serve you whatever you like on this.., ours looked over the rice paddies,the mountains to the left (very very hazy in Feb. though) and the whole resort accross to the private residences ,have screens so you can leave windows open at night and listen to the frogs..Try an get an upper level pavillion as you get vaulted teak ceilings in room and outdoor sala....beautiful bathrooms.. The most amazing experience comes just when its about to get dark , the workers light up the whole resort with fire torches ..the reosrt becomes supernatural and then the frog chorus starts which is deafening and apparently gets louder in the wet season... and if you like flora at all this resort is just heaven... i don't want to recommend this place because i don't want it to get too popular .... the world has produced nothing better than this so far .... The rest of the planet should be sent here to learn the meaning of hospitality.... On the downside to be really miserable to the resort and find any faults, here are a few ..(just to discourage you so i can have it to myself.)..(1) the shuttle bus(free)to chiang mai (great night bazaar for real and repro antiques) only goes 4 or 5 times a day ..(2)the spa which is apparently rated 3rd best in the world is wonderful, yet disappointing ,staff not too good on product info (overated elemis facial 110 euros ) maybe due to standard of english, and you have to leave the spa again to get to the treatment rooms which feel oddly westernised (well i suppose it is the four seasons) with very loud flowing water that sounds more like a very large burst pipe,... the spa in Bangkok Dusit Thani was much nicer with a more Thai and professional feel...(3) they charged me 200 dollars plus 18.5% late check out, yet apologised for this because we were unknowingly upgraded to a rice paddy filed view room which are more expensive. However I would have paid anything to extend my stay here (4) infinity(yawn) swimming pools are not heated . However I intend to go back to room 1301 every year 'till I die!
Spectacular in every way
This hotel is approximately 30 minutes from the heart of Chiang mai. the ample beautifully appointed rooms even sport as lanai. The bathroom looked on to a private garden and the grounds are in a working rice field complete with oxen. Gorgeous spa and excellent restaurants one of which was our best meal during our two week stay in thailand. Of course the service is everything the 4 Seasons is known for and all with that great Thai smile.
I was fortunate to spend 3 nights at the Four Seasons, a beautiful, delightful experience. Some specific thoughts, suggestions:
My husband and I just returned from a 2 week trip to Thailand where we were lucky enough to stay at the Four Seasons for three days. Our stay was flawless! The hotel grounds, facilities and rooms, called Lanna style suites, were amazing. The landscaping of the hotel was so beautiful that we spent much of the time taking pictures of the hotel grounds. The restaurants were similarly top notch and we had a dinner on our outdoor enclosed furnished patio, which was magical. They decorated the "sala" with rose petals and candels and we enjoyed a romantic delicious meal. The spa was also sublime. The rooms were enormous and so beautifully decorated. The spa experience was amazing. The staff at the hotel was perfect, accomodating and wanting to cater to your every need! In short, the four seasons was definitely a splurge but one of the most enjoyable, perfect hotel expereiences in our lives! The experience is definitely worth the price tag!
Peace and quiet
Stayed here many times, always a good experience. Rooms themselves not grand, but very comfortable. Generally a very relaxing place to stay, well away from town (so a rental car is always a good idea) Food and service as expected in Thailand, and the spa adds to the relaxation.
The setting is lovely and the rooms are great.
We stayed for 3 days and left feeling calm and relaxed.
The staff were really impressive. We asked was there a fan we could use whilst we had dinner but they didn't have a spare one. 10 minutes later they appeared with one they had just gone bought !