"Happy to stay there"
April 21, 2016
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.5|
|Distance to city center||5. Km|
|Nearest airport||Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI) - Thailand|
|Distance to airport||6.6 km|
"Good base for sightseeing very friendly and helpful"
February 16, 2017
July 1, 2017
"Breakfast-limited choices Staff - at the reception is exceptional very attentive, and accommodating."
August 18, 2018
"Relaxing environment, friendly staff, clean and spa places."
September 1, 2016
Phowadol Resort & Spa is a sprawling complex of luxurious cottages built in contemporary Lanna style and set amongst rich greenery. The property is an oasis of calm and a mere 10 minutes from the town center and fifteen minutes from Chiang Rai airport. The guest rooms and suites are opulently decorated and equipped with modern facilities, including complimentary wireless internet. The stunning free-form swimming pool and man-made lake are some of the most attractive features on the resort grounds. For a culturally-stimulating night out, hop on the resort’s shuttle bus to the night bazaar. The shuttle service is provided at an additional charge. To continue with your reservation at Phowadol Resort & Spa, please enter your arrival and departure dates into our secure online form.
"We went for a quiet, restful family holiday, and the resort..."
October 12, 2017
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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Skip this one.”
Three weeks in Thailand and this place was the only disappointing accomodation. 1. Located about 6km from town which would have been fine if there was more reason to stay at the esort. 2. Pool area is a not pleasing, dated, and ot clean. 3. The so called gym is a complete laugh, a couple old decreped macines in the most discusting foul area. The carpet is filthy with massive rips and pieces missing and an unpleasent odor. 4. The room was ok the bed was like sleeping on a cement pad. 5. The staff were ok, not the thai freindly and service level we received everywhere else. 6. The breakfast was dismal, definatly for the bus loads of chinese who arrive each night. Twice we ate in town bedause of this and even the western food they served was poor qaulity and the most horrid coffee....come on we are in Chaing Rai ! 7. Skip this place .
Little Chiang rai 👍”
It was a really joyful stay here withthe family. Not centrally located, but if you have a car its probably one of the best places to stay. Rooms were big, clean and well equipped. Downside were the TV channels, but the patio over the water well made up for that. I can only recommend staying here.
Great place to stay, will return.”
Beautiful hotel. Had our own bungalow, was given a free upgrade. The only complaint is the internet did not reach our room. Had to go to the lobby. I hate that. The restaurant was lovely, the food was good. The omelets are outstanding (made to order). The staff was very nice and accommodating. Outside of the internet, EVERYTHING was great.
relaxing and comforting”
it was really nice, I was totally enjoying the hotel. I will definitely go back there and bring my family to let them experiencing a great holiday in Chiang Rai and staying in such comfortable resort like Phowadol.
The resort were staying in the middle of the city ”
I was stay in this resort with my girl friend we love the huge room , food not that much over price , I would reccomend if the family staying here do not need to go out for your meal. because the resonable price but average quality. staff were very helpful, 2 girl at the reception desk was very nice sorry I can't remember all of their name. but the bell boy have a chat during guest had arrived at the recption area. look not too active much. when I went to ask for help then they will respond you. over all very happy with this hotel. I would like to go back to stay here again .
Well appointed resort”
I received excellent service from the staff at this resort. The web map was accurate as long as one doesn't expect roads to be a straight as they seem to be on the page. Noah's Ark should be marked as a landmark on the way to the resort. The buildings are magnificent in their timber design giving the customer much to admire. Great bed, an incredible bathroom that opens into the living space and a big tv with disappointingly poor reception. The resort bus or tuk tuk is available to to take the visitor into the town area, about 4km away
Not a 4-star facility”
I'm not trashing the hotel, the facilities or the staff, if it was advertised as a 1-star. What i am simply saying is that, this is NOT a 4-star facility. Phowadol and/or Agoda should not be advertising it as such. I booked this hotel for a group that was interested in a 4-star facility with comfortable rooms, nice quite place, clean pool and dining. This was not the case The rooms are very old, no updates, moldy smell, light fixtures hanging by the wires, shower would not drain. Beds are box-spring with sheets. The pool has green patches of algae and that area is completely run down. The dinning area is not set up as advertised either, the hotel is taking in large tour buses from China (good for business i understand) BUT it's at the expense of the registered hotel guests as the swarms of people fill the buffet, leaving it empty and a mess for the hotel guests. we would have been happy to stay, if it had been advertised for what it was, an older facility needing work
The rooms are ok, but nothing like the photos; very tired, floor was gritty and smelled of damp. Staff spoke little English and given the location (a long way out of town) it seemed a drama to arrange a tuk tuk or taxi. That said, they did their best. Breakfast was fine. Location is painful - nothing around which would be ok if you wanted to just chill at the resort, but it really isn’t that kind of place. I got the feeling they just make their money by getting your buses in cheaply. Avoid, stay in town and enjoy Chiang Rai!
Location - NOT A GOOD IDEA TOO FAR”
Location- Isolated, you need to take tuk tuk if you want to go to the market, 50bath per person. Breakfast-limited choices Staff - at the reception is exceptional very attentive, and accommodating. - Breakfast staff are not friendly at all, no one even will greet you in the morning, not welcoming! And some staff are rude, Staff in the breakfast also having breakfast at the same time..kinda weird Room-spacious and comfy bed - Toilet ~ if you shower, water is all over the floor.. NO toothbrush include in the hotel amenities. Price - is pretty value for money, IF You want nature, and far from everything. BUT for me ~ For my future visit in Chiang Rai I’ll try to find a better hotel with a friendly staff, value for money and close to the city.
Booked at Phowadol Resort, we were group of friends, the room are big, & spacious, value for money, but location wise its far from the city, can get cheaper deal with a good location. You need to ask the reception to call for the taxi. . Breakfast have limited choices. Staff not friendly in the breakfast.. Reception are pretty good can communicate well and friendly. but I would skip this hotel for my next visit in Chiang Rai..
Nice place :)”
Nice place :)
Very Good & happy
Great for a quiet geetaway”
We went for a quiet, restful family holiday, and the resort was perfect. It is out of the hustle and bustle of the main town which was perfect for our holiday, and also since we had our own car, had no problems with the hotel not being close (within walking distance) to anything. The hotel is a little old, but the rooms were very clean and very spacious. We were given an upgrade to the deluxe rooms which was wonderful, where the setting was around the pond/garden. Breakfast was pretty extensive, esp when there were other groups in. On the day the hotel was quiet, we could easily order what we wanted and the staff happy to serve. The facilities - pool and gym were good, clean and adequate for our needs, a little old, but fine. In our rooms the internet was not always strong, so had some problems at times. However, this was not a big issue, since we were not there to be dependent on the internet. TV is old, so if you're wanting to connect your computer to the TV, bring the necessary cables. The hotel does however have a decent range of DVDs you can borrow for free which was nice. Overall, we had a great stay and would definitely consider staying again.
We enjoyed everything about our stay with one exception: the artwork in the rooms, which we consider inappropriate because it shows nudity and sexual activity. Other than this, it was a nice hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful, the wifi free and strong, and the rooms and surrounding gardens are beautiful. It is also in a very convenient location, removed from town but not too far.
Out of town resort ”
Phowadol is a slightly ageing resort that's big on seminars for local companies. It has a block of rooms and also separate villas, all well-maintained. Staff are friendly and keen to engage. Buffet breakfast is good, with Thai and western offerings. It's a 10-min drive to the city centre.
Very nice room and view”
The location is quite good for who rent the car. Can go to the famous place using the local road to avoid the traffic. The room and hotel area are decorate with northern style so it's also good for the traveler.
Quiet and relaxed”
The grounds and rooms were nice, but a bit old. The termite-eaten wood floors repaired with wood putty were unique, and the tv was the first crt model I have seen in some time. However it was quiet and clean, and breakfast was good with a comprehensive Spread.
Clean and good food”
Everything is ok , but sometimes they focus service to foriener tourists more than thai tourists. The hotel is a little bit far if you do not have own car to travel. I stay at deluxe room is very nice.i will come back again if i have change to travel to cheing rai Food is very good but test is quiet sweet .i also have buffet lunch at hotel , price is cheap and quality.
The room was great, large, spacious and well equipped. We were beside a large pond, which was very peaceful and quiet. Suggest that you have a car if you stay here though - as it is a little out of the way.
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