We are from Hawaii, and flew to Thailand for the Li Peng Lantern Festival this year (2014). We chose to stay at Le Saichan Maejo Resort because it was close to the Mae Jo University where the event was hosted. We knew the moment we arrived that we chose the right place to stay.
We were instantly greeted by our hostess "Dear" (pronounced Dia) and her Father and Mother. Dear is fluent in several languages, English being one of them, so communication with her was easy. She quickly taught us some basic Thai phrases and the proper greetings.
The property was a lovely private Teak Orchid planted by her Father 30 years ago. The walled grounds are impeccably landscaped and there are several water features. There is a waterfall adjacent to the swimming pool, multiple ponds, tree swings, and even an outdoor shower. The Water Tower features a local artist's renderings of famous sites in Chiang Mai.
There are five separate cottages to choose from. Ours was clean and fresh... and Air Conditioned!!! The bed was very comfortable, the shower was spacious and HOT, and the WIFI kept us connected to family and friends who were easily made jealous of our unfolding vacation!
Dear took us to the local market for our first authentic (and delicious) Thai dinner. Without her, we wouldn't have had a clue where or what to eat! She even took photos of us to post on Facebook.
Home cooked breakfast (included) was different every morning, cooked by Dear's sweet Mother. We will be back!!
The Golden Cupids Hotel is far more than just a normal hotel experience. This is a family run business and the people are amazingly friendly and helpful, you literally become "part of the family". The food from the restaurant is high quality and specializes in traditional Thai cuisine but they do have a great variety for those with different tastes. The setting is in a rural area with no traffic noise and plenty of gardens and green space on the property to make you feel isolated from the city even though the location is only 20 minutes from Chiang Mai city center. Their knowledge of the area is very helpful when looking for things to do and places to see. We found the staff to be happy and were always looking to make sure we had everything we needed and more. We meet numerous couples who have been coming to stay year after year all because of the unique experience this hotel provides.
Eleven km (seven miles) from Chiang Mai’s city center, this boutique hotel is also just five km (three miles) from local-area …More
My boyfriend and I stayed for 3 nights and really enjoyed out stay! It's situated a little out of town which was ideal for being able to go for cycle rides as well as heading in to Chiang Mai town. Om, the owner has made a beautiful hotel and he will go the extra mile to make your stay as enjoyable as possible-including making any trip bookings and recommending fun things to do. All in all, a fab stay!
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