8.4

Excellent
/10
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Housekeeping3
Garden3
Food & Dining2
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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Rai Ruen Rom Organic Farm 13.9 km
Doi Pha Mon 17.7 km
Chiang Rai International Airport - Mae Fah Luang 49.9 km
Ban Huoeisay Airport 63.3 km
Tachileik Airport 93.2 km
Nan Nakhon Airport 113.9 km
Monghsat Airport 139.5 km
Chiang Mai International Airport 173.1 km
Phrae Airport 175.8 km
Lampang Airport 178.6 km
Upcountry Bungalows

"Nuna the owner is super cool, she made us food and got us drunk."

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Upcountry Bungalows

157 M.18 T. Ngao, Thoeng, Thoeng, Thailand, 57160 - See map
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

Value for money8.2
Location rating7.8

Rooms available at Upcountry Bungalows

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.7
Deluxe Bungalow
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Upcountry Bungalows?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. 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.

            How do I get to Upcountry Bungalows?

            Upcountry Bungalows is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Upcountry Bungalows has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

            What are my dining options at Upcountry Bungalows?

            Upcountry Bungalows features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

            What is the smoking policy at Upcountry Bungalows?

            Upcountry Bungalows does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

            What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Upcountry Bungalows?

            Upcountry Bungalows is located within Thoeng, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Rai Ruen Rom Organic Farm and Doi Pha Mon.

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            What people love about Upcountry Bungalows

            • 9.2

              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "Very friendly hosts, great food and hospitality."

              Rita

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              October 15, 2018

            • 10.0

              Exceptional

              "Wonderful place and wonderful people."

              Adele

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              August 16, 2019

            • 10.0

              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "Our host, Nuna, was amazing!"

              Adele

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              August 16, 2019

            Overall rating:

            8.4

            Excellent
            147 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.6
            Facilities
            8.0
            Location
            7.8
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            What travelers say they love:
            We truly recommend their place and would stay there again.
            Anna from Germany
            Couple
            More about Upcountry Bungalows

            More about Upcountry Bungalows

            Nestled in the heart of Thoeng, Upcountry Bungalows is an ideal spot from which to discover Thoeng (Chiang Rai). From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

            Upcountry Bungalows offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service.

            Upcountry Bungalows is home to 4 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless (complimentary), balcony/terrace, fan, inhouse movies. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as massage, garden to make your stay truly unforgettable. Upcountry Bungalows is a smart choice for travelers to Thoeng (Chiang Rai), offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

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            Amenities and facilities
            Excellent
            Facilities

            8.0

            Most talked about facilities

            Food & Dining

            12 mentions

            Breakfast

            6 mentions

            Housekeeping

            5 mentions

            View

            4 mentions

            Languages spoken

            • Thai

            Internet access

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

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Garden
            • Massage
            • Swimming pool [outdoor]
            • Tours

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • BBQ facilities
            • Breakfast [free]
            • Coffee shop
            • Restaurants
            • Room service

            Services and conveniences

            • Daily housekeeping
            • Elevator
            • Smoke-free property
            • Smoking area

            Access

            • Pets allowed

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer
            • Car park [free of charge]

            Sports equipment rental

            • Bicycle rental

            Available in all rooms

            • Balcony/terrace
            • DVD/CD player
            • Fan
            • Free bottled water
            • Hair dryer
            • Interconnecting room(s) available
            • Non-smoking
            • On-demand movies
            • Shower
            • TV [flat screen]
            • Wi-Fi [free]
            Location
            157 M.18 T. Ngao, Thoeng, Thoeng, Thailand, 57160
            Very good
            Location

            7.8

            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 0-1 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
            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.
            Others
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out

            • Check-in from14:00
            • Check-out until12:00

            The property

            • Number of restaurants1
            • Number of rooms 4
            • Room voltage220

            Reviews of Upcountry Bungalows from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            8.4
            /
            10
            Cleanliness8.6
            Facilities8.0
            Location7.8
            Room comfort and quality8.7
            Service9.1
            Value for money8.2
            High score for Thoeng
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (63)
            8-9 Excellent (22)
            7-8 Very Good (22)
            6-7 Good (8)
            <6 Below Expectation (9)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (16)
            Jun - Aug (10)
            Sep - Nov (28)
            Dec - Feb (70)
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            9.7
            Exceptional
            Maia from United States
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 1 night in July 2013

            Great place to stay!”

            Beautiful natural setting, warm welcome from Nuna and Tony, Great food

            I knew that I wanted to take the slow boat to Luang Prabang, but I had no real clue about how to make this happen. Tony was my Facebook friend and he saw my post a question about that -- he immediately responded and suggested that Upcountry Bungalow would be a good place to stay on my way to get to where the boats launch, and that he and Nuna could help me with the logistics. They followed through on this promise beautifully. Tony gave me complete instructions on how to get the bus from Chiang Mai to Thoeng, and even bought the ticket for me and then emailed it to me. This was a life-saver, particularly since I didn't realize those busses sell out and I got the very last seat. When I arrived in Thoeng, Tony and Nuna were there to greet me. We stopped at the local market to pick up food that Nuna later turned into a delicious home-cooked northern Thai meal. The setting of Upcountry Bungalow is beautiful... overlooking several mountains and lush green meadows and forest. The room itself was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. There was a great selection of DVD movies... one could easily spend a week here just relaxing and taking it all in. The next morning, Nuna and Tony drove me an hour north to the border and made sure that I got the ticket I needed to begin the slow boat journey. This was a great stay, and if and when I'm back in northern Thailand again, I plan to spend a longer time at Upcountry to really enjoy everything in the area.

            Reviewed July 23, 2013

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Alain from Canada
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 1 night in February 2016

            Wonderful, relaxing, and great hospitality!”

            Getting there was the hard part, as it is quite remote, and you have to take a local bus from Chiang Rai to a nearby town called Thoeng, pronounced T'eung. First of all, Chiang Rai bus station 1, where this bus can be found, has been turned into a construction site, so you need to enquire around to find the bus, and not many people understand English. Onwer Nuna was kind enough to meet me at the Thoeng bus station once I got there and things turned for the better at this point. The owners were having good friends at the bungalows that night, so we shared a nice turkey dinner and they made me feel part of the family. The next morning, we went for the sunrise hike to Mt. Phu Chi Fa, which was the highlight of my trip! Words cannot describe the beauty of that Sunrise, just see it for yourself! Things didn't end there, as we were also greeted later by a local hill tribe for a bbq meal and cultural dances in their small mountain village. It was memorable to see how these poeple live a simple and happy life! For my return to Chiang Rai, I opted for the owners to organize a private transfer for me. More expnsive, but at that point, quite worth it for ease of mind! The bungalows themselves are very nice and comfy. I really could have stayed there longer. The nature around is just beautiful, the perfect place to relax.

            Reviewed February 16, 2016

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Bang from Singapore
            Couple
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

            Home away from home ”

            This is an absolutely lovely place to stay in while visiting Thoeng and Phu Chi fa. Sure you can always opt for a better view in a cold tent or a small room amongst the mountain, but staying here at upcountry, we felt so much at home! The host Nuna was a great cook and a great guide as well showing us places off the beaten track and getting a more localize experience. She's also a great cook which makes dinner an absolutely lovely event, and sharing stories with nuna in the process. Would highly recommend!

            Reviewed January 09, 2017

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Hannah from United States
            Couple
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 1 night in February 2017

            Great Bungalows and Great Hosts! Stay here! ”

            My boyfriend and I had the best experience staying at Upcountry Bungalows! We only stayed one night, but found ourselves wishing we had the time to stay longer. The rooms are modern, clean, and comfortable. The mattress was the best we experienced in SE Asia, which was a nice bonus. Additionally the gardens and views off the mountain are beautiful and relaxing. Better than the rooms are the owners, Nuna and Tony. They were both lovely to interact with and helped make our experience very special. When we arrived, Nuna took us to the local town market as well as a silk worm village. She later made us one of the best meals we experienced in Thailand. Also, she went above and beyond by setting up a Thai massage for us at our bungalow. The next morning we did Nuna's tour to sunrise at Phu Chi Fah. It was a stunning experience that we would suggest doing if you stay at Upcountry Bungalows. Great place! We will stay here again the next time we come back to Thailand!

            Reviewed February 28, 2017

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Anna from Germany
            Couple
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

            peaceful retreat”

            this has been our favorite part of our stay in Thailand so far. We planned to visit Pu Chi Fa from here and made the hour commute from Chiang Rai. It was totally worth it. The bungalows are located at the foot of the mountains and have a nice view themselves. The nearby town of Thoeng offers the basic ammenities you may need, aside from a restaurant with the biggest prawns we have ever seen. We reccomend staying here rather than on the mountain, as the lodging and ammenities looked rather meager up there. If you're interested in visiting Pu Chi Fa and the surrounding area, your host Nuna also offers guided tours. Nuna grew up around here and knows the area well. Tony is the builder with a great eye. Together they built these bungalows from the ground up. The design meshes with nature well here. After seeing Pu Chi Fa, we enjoyed sitting on the patio and soaking in the garden and the mountains in the distance. We truly recommend their place and would stay there again.

            Reviewed January 12, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Sarah from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

            Amazing experience hard to be beaten elsewhere!”

            Hospitality / Day Trip / Food

            We left the bungalows earlier today and all we can say is AMAZING! We stayed for two nights and everything about the place was perfect. Tony and Nuna are the best hosts and you will struggle to find people with better hospitality! Nuna picked us up from Thoeng bus station and on arrival we were welcomed with a huge meal of traditional northern Thai food which was fantastic. The next morning we opted for the Phu Chi Fa day trip which is without doubt one the best sights to be seen in the world. In the afternoon Nuna then took us to a beautiful waterfall where we had lunch. Later that night Tony and Nuna took us to a local prawn farm where we had a wonderful banquet of prawns and other seafood. Nuna also helped us to arrange further travel onward and recommended a friend of hers who met us upon arrival to Chiang Rai bus station and then took us to the Black House and the White Temple then dropped us at our hotel, very convenient! Overall we can't fault this trip, superb value for money. If you want to visit Phu Chi Fa or just want some peace and tranquility then this is the place to be for the best possible experience!

            Reviewed January 31, 2015

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Lynnette from Singapore
            Group
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

            Great stay ”

            We had a splendid stay at upcountry bungalow. Tony and Luna were very warm and hospitable. It was a very relaxing stay at Thoeng area and we had the opportunity to experience life at the countryside- Cycling. Nuna is a very good cook and we enjoyed her cooking very much. Recommend to stay here and join day tour to Phu Chi Fa.

            Reviewed February 04, 2017

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Gordon from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

            Best perfect getaway place”

            Top relaxation and awesome hosts

            best hosts you can ever get in thailand! nuna & tony have made our stay so fantastic that it's hard to leave! the bungalows are so well designed; outdoor shower;) very comfortable bed, the room very pleasing to all senses;) the porch with laid back settings facing awesome great views, garden to walk around, fresh eggs from the hens, rabbits to feed, organic vegetables garden ( food for the soul ) nuna is the most fantastic guide to go on trips with, she have the full knowledge of everything you need to know and more;) nuna made our trip so special that we know she's taking us around as friends and non of those tourist traps. been around thailand too many times, this is the best time we have had in the country all thanks to upcountry bungalow. we will be back!

            Reviewed January 31, 2013

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Leslie from Belgium
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

            Wish we could go back soon”

            We visited during the dry season but still Upcountry bungalows was like an oasis of flowers, fruits and tranquility. The bungalows are very comfortable and designed to perfectly fit in the organic garden. Nuna cooks delicious foods, regardless whether it's authentic local dishes, western style roast chicken and salad or a variety of Asian favourites. The best food we had during the entire trip. She also has her own studio to create lovely handmade soaps. Tony is always ready to explain more about the local cultures and artworks. We also had a very good therapeutic massage that cured my neck and shoulder tension of the last months of work stress. As if all that was not enough, Nuna & Tony took us on several personalised excursions in the area. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable.

            Reviewed April 06, 2016

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            9.0
            Exceptional
            bradley from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

            small, peaceful getaway near Phu Chi Fa”

            hosts' hospitality, proximity to Phi Chi Fa and tranquility

            I spent the weekend at Upcountry Bungalows, primarily to visit Phu Chi Fa (a 30 min drive away) and nearby sights. Tony and Nuna were excellent hosts - friendly and knowledgeable, keen to arrange tours but happy to give you your own space when you want it. The site has only four bungalows, so there is an intimate feel to the place. The rooms were comfortable and there is nice cool air circulation despite there being no aircon (not necessary in this part of the country). The wifi is fast but sometimes intermittent because of overloaded capacity from the transmitter. It can get chilly up there, so take warm clothing!

            Reviewed December 04, 2013

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Emily from United States
            Couple
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 1 night in December 2012

            Lovely bungalows in a beautiful location”

            Beautiful grounds, modern outdoor showers, friendly owners

            We arrived in Chiang Rai thinking that we could rent a car and drive to Upcountry Bungalows and then on to Pu Chi Faa the next morning. However, it was a busy and weekend and we had not booked a rental car in advance, so we called Nuna and Tony at Upcountry. They helped get us out to the hotel, prepared and shared dinner with us, took us on a full-day tour of Pu Chi Faa the next day, and then arranged for us to be back in Chiang Rai in time for our evening bus. It was wonderful:)

            Reviewed December 29, 2012

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Anthony from United States
            Couple
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 1 night in September 2016

            Marvelous”

            My wife and I wanted to visit Phu Chi Fah and spend one night in the area even though it's only an hour from us in Chiang Rai. After the wonderful experience we had at Upcountry Bungalows we wish we had stayed for many nights. Nuna and Tony are superb hosts, great conversationalists, and awesome chefs. We will go back again and again. The bungalows are nice, well built,and peaceful. The grounds are amazing and flourishing with flowers, vegetables, and fruit with a great view.

            Reviewed September 24, 2016

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Wan from Malaysia
            Couple
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

            One of the best experiences ever! ”

            Nuna and Tony are some of the best hosts we've met. Nuna, a former chef, cooked us the most delightful tom yam & breakfasts. She selects the best ingredients from the market, and we have fruits & vegetables from her organic garden. What you get from Upcountry Bungalow is more than a beautiful & clean place to stay, Nuna and Tony make your stay a wholesome one by sharing their lives with you. Echoing what others have said, you will leave with more than a great holiday, you'll go home with some wonderful memories, and a longing to return.

            Reviewed November 30, 2016

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Adele from Australia
            Couple
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 1 night in July 2019

            Wonderful bungalows in a beautiful farm setting ”

            We enjoyed our stay at Upcountry bungalows very much. Our host, Nuna, was amazing! She welcomed us even though we arrived in the evening and stayed up to make dinner for us. Nuna and Tony gave us great advice on how to explore the local area and gave us a tour through their farm and garden. We learned some gardening skills and even some new recipes. Wonderful place and wonderful people. We definitely recommend a stay here.

            Reviewed August 16, 2019

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            esther from Singapore
            Group
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

            Absolutely stunning Bungalow”

            Location, stunning mountain view, food, lodging, Tony, Nuna & Bobby :)

            Chiang Rai's best kept secret. I love the hotel, the outdoor shower, rooms, bed, Tony & Nuna are exceptional hosts and not forgetting the my favourite dog, Bobby who's the highlight at Upcountry :) Nuna and gang are excellent cooks. I really miss the place and will be back :) The bungalow faces a stunning view. The bungalow is absolutely stunning :)

            Reviewed December 13, 2012

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            9.7
            Exceptional
            Amy from South Korea
            Family with teens
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 1 night in January 2016

            Hospitality at its best”

            Clean, Quiet & Friendly

            We had a great time at Upcountry Bungalows on the 8th of January 2016. Tony & Nuna were great hosts and spent time chatting with us. They have a huge organic garden with loads of produce including fruits & vegetables and served lots of fruits for breakfast. Highly recommended for those going to Phu Chi Fa, which is just a 40 minutes drive away. We will be back.

            Reviewed January 11, 2016

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Robin from United States
            Couple
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 1 night in November 2016

            Beautiful Place with wonderful hosts”

            Upcountry Bungalows was easily one of the highlights of our trip to Thailand. Nunna's cooking was amazing as are the grounds of the property. Beautiful views and wonderful hospitality. My husband I want to plan another trip to spend more time here.

            Reviewed November 29, 2016

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            8.3
            Excellent
            Jonathan from New Zealand
            Couple
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

            Wonderful hosts who literally went the extra mile!”

            The hosts who really try hard to look after you.

            Tony and Nuna are great hosts who try hard to make your stay an enjoyable one. Nuna took us out for a full day programme visiting many attractions around Phu Chi Fa. She added greatly to this experience with her in depth knowledge of the locations and the people that we met. The programme ended with a one hour full Thai massage which was superb. The rooms are very new and well appointed. There is a lovely dining area looking out to the mountains where you can enjoy your coffee at breakfast or a cold beer (or infamous Mojito) at the end of the day. The meals that were prepared for us by Nuna were all delightful. The only slight downside was that the location was not quite so remote as we had hoped - though for many this could be a positive. The Bungalows are located alongside the highway, so there is some traffic noise at most times. When it came time to leave we were planning to catch a bus to Chiang Rai and then change to a second bus down to Wiang Pa Pau. Tony and Nuna were planning to drive down to Chiang Mai, so they went out of their way so that they could take us with them and gave us a lift all the way to our next destination. This really was "going the extra mile".

            Reviewed December 31, 2012

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Les from Australia
            Couple
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

            Loved It!”

            We loved our stay with Tony and Nuna. It was more like a home-stay than being in a guesthouse. We were motorcycling around North Thailand and wanted to fit Phu Chi Fah into our itinerary so Upcountry seemed like a great location to base ourselves for a couple of nights. Our first afternoon was perfect - on our verandah, beers in hand, chatting with our hosts. We get the feeling that if you are up for a drink and chat, they are happy to do that - if you wanted privacy, they would respect that too. The food we had here was all fresh, tasty and plenty of it. Our room was lovely. Comfortable bed, spacious and the outdoor shower is a nice touch. This place was a great find. Thanks, Tony and Nuna x

            Reviewed April 30, 2016

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Edwin from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

            Great hospitability & makes me feel like home.”

            Quiet, nature & nice views.

            The place has only 4 units which give a homely feel & the owners take good care of the guests. The rooms are clean & sort of resort style with a back door. Very nice garden views that comes with home grown vegetables. The meals are simple but nice if you like home cook food. The owners pick me up from Thoeng bus terminal, a big plus point. Overall a great getaway place if you like the nature & dislike crowded areas.

            Reviewed January 02, 2014

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