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This is sad for me to write. Even though I am sitting here in August in my little Denver row house, so grateful to once again be around my kids, grandkids, and dear friends, my feelings still come back to me of what it was like to say goodbye to Thailand and Chiang Mai. Although this blog is really about our final week with Brian and Lindsey up in …
Another long day - pickup from hotel to go to elephant camp After listening to pom tell us how to control? Our elephant we went and fed them bananas and sugar cane their tongues felt yucky when u put the bananas in their mouths. Then we had a kiss by one of the young ones a wet sucking slurp. We then practiced getting on and off a d giving …
We decided not to go off into the jungle today but to sleep till 11am and then doze by the pool until it was time for snacks! Pad Thai and Som Tam to eat, coconut cocktails to drink John took some stuff to the laundry ready for the next bit of the trip and I lounged and surfed the web aimlessly. A very relaxing day for us but I accept it hardly …
Up early, check out and a taxi to the domestic airport of Don Muang for our AirAsia flight to Chiang Rai. Check in took forever and my bag was 22 kilos - how could that happen? I had to take some stuff out and put it in my hand luggage. So in the end exactly the same weight went on the plane. What was the point?! Anyway, everything else was easy …
Next day we headed up to the "Golden Triangle", which is on the Northern Thai border. They call it "Triangle" because it is the point where three countries meet, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), and Laos. They call it "Golden" because it is rated the second highest area of opium production in the world, next to Afghanistan. It actually used to be first, …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLaluna Hotel and Resort Chiang Rai
Everything about La Luna expressed the beauty of Thailand. It looked like a tropical paradise, even down to the trees and flowers that hung over the pool. The breakfast buffet was wonderful and the dinner we had that night could not have been better. All the staff, and the care they took to detail, were marvelous. We would highly recommend this resort to anyone traveling to Chiang Rai.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Laluna Hotel and Resort Chiang Rai
For value for money I'm sure it can't be beaten but 4* - I don't think so. The rooms are spacious and the wooden flooring beautiful. The pool and grounds are stunning.
We traveled in Thailand for the month of July 2006. We found LaLuna in a Thailand Information magazine when we were in Chiang Mai. Called them up and spent 4 perfect nights for about $35 per night in one of about 80 brand new bungelows on one level and arranged around the pool and beautifully landscaped grounds. The staff were great and the resort was calm and quiet and only a short ride to the center of town for $1.50.
Best I've experienced in Thailand
This was my 5th trip to Thailand and 2nd to Chiang Rai. My initial plans were for 7 days in Chiang Rai and an initial 2 days at Laluna.
I was so impressed with both Chiang Rai and particularly Laluna that my final stay was for 16 days. All of that spent at Laluna.
I would consider Laluna the best value for money hotel I have stayed at in Thailand. The atmosphere, staff, layout and facilities were second to none. The gardens and pool are particularly nice.
Needless to say it was hard to leave. I would definately recommend Laluna to all, and will personally be back there in the future.
I take my hat off to all involved with the Laluna.
A good place
First to the staff - Thank you for some good days here !
This is my first trip to Thailand and I have been i Bangkok and Chiang Mai and Chiang Saen but this hotel is the best that I have been visit until now.
Your way to built the hole hotel and the green area is absolut beautiful.
The staff is absolut in top - always smiling and in good mood and the help that We got was
good. So again to the STAFF - Thank You.
So This hotel is absolut a visit that YOU most try if you are in Chiang Rai.
Warm and best regards
Per Kristensen - Denmark
I have been visiting Thailand for twenty-two years and have traveled many wonderful places within Asia. This March (2006) my journey began in Bangkok. For those that have been there know it is an exciting city with many sites to see. Unfortunately, as with many large cities you are faced with the air pollution caused by the abundance of vehicles and motorcycles. After three or four days you generally end up having to make your way to the local Pharmacy to pick up some medication for an upper respiratory infection. After a few days in Bangkok, I decided to travel to Chiang Mai where I visited on my very first trip to Thailand twenty-two years ago. I had heard that Chiang Mai had changed considerably from years gone by, to now being crowed and having unclean air. Having many good memories, I was somewhat reluctant to visit but I decided to see and experience it for myself so I booked a flight to Chiang Mai. When I arrived, I stayed at the same hotel as before and visited the Night Bazaar that actually turned out to be quite nice. Chiang Mai has changed a great deal since my last visit and it is a nice place to visit but I just could not stay there longer than two nights. On the third day, I decided to venture out and experience something all together different so I took a bus to the pier that turned out to be approximately a 2-hour drive. When I arrived at the pier I ate a lunch and than climbed on board a long tail boat where I traveled North on the Maekok River to Chiang Rai. The boat ride was exciting with many splendid sights such as water buffalos, elephants on the riverbanks and children playing in the water. All in all the boat trip took approximately 6 hours to Chiang Rai. When I arrived, I was tired and a bit stiff from sitting in one position for so long. At the pier in Chiang Rai, I took a bus ride to my hotel, which turned out to be the Laluna Hotel and Resort. As the bus arrived and drove into the entrance, parking area my first impression was hoping that the hotel was nice. When I got off the bus and walked up the stairs, I quickly realized that the Laluna was magical. On both sides of the entrance stairs leading to the reception area was the soothing sound and sight of running water ponds. After checking-in my room I could not help but notice the natural wooden floors and natural decor throughout the room. I eventually made my way to the restroom to take a shower and was impressed by the design. The colors of the floor and the walls and then there was the shower. It was a unique modern design with superior quality materials. Later I walked around the pool and garden areas and it quickly became obvious that this was an unexpected delightful experience. The details of the design and the thought that had to go into building such an establishment were absolutely unexpected and pleasurable. The Laluna is where the magic begins. I could go on and on writing about how nice this place is but you really should experience it for yourself. What I can tell you is this. During my stay at the resort, I felt that there was energy and a balance in the design, an open airiness where you did not feel restricted by the boundray of walls. A free flowing feeling that somehow transcended over me. During my visit to Chiang Rai, I have seriously considered relocating there and taking my early retirement. The place is delightful. Chiang Rai has many things to do, and it is a quite place with a lot less congestion and pollution when compared to Chiang Mai. I am totally sold on this place and the Laluna. I will certainly visit there again and would highly recommend it to all that visit the area. You will not be disappointed. Do not forget to bring your camera, or your bathing suit. You can even get a professional Thai massage without even leaving your room. Experience the magic!
A new place that's got it right
The rooms are modern, elegant and simple. The rates surprising low compared to the more established hotels of the area.
Whilst the hotel does lack a good place to eat , for me this is half the fun of Thailand... exploring the local haunts.
The Laluna hotel is clean and safe. The beds are new, the sheets clean and the flyscreens all perfect at keeping out the local winged fauna.
A very cosy place to stay at a great price. Thanks guys for taking such good care of another Aussie. If I am in the area again I know where I'll be staying.
After a long week of business travel I took a short 2 day trip to Chiang Rai. I chose to stay in Laluna because I heard it had a nice and quiet garden and pool. I got quite impressed starting at the entrance. You will find this a quiet place with a beautifull maintained garden almost in the center of the city. The rooms and public areas are well designed with beautifull finnished materials that give an atmosphere close to a 5 star resort.