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Suansawan Resort Chiang Mai

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My partner and I decided to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and as soon as my work colleague recommended this place we knew it was exactly what we were looking for. We stayed in a Deluxe Room Villa on the riverside and absolutely enjoyed our stay. It was so peaceful and quiet, and all staff were super friendly. We received complimentary buffet breakfast, eggs were cooked fresh which was all I ate on toast and croissants. Not much of a great variety, hot food wasnt that great but there were fruit and continetal breakfast options available as well. The resort is about 35-40mins away from the airport and city but we found the resort to e extremely close to alot of Chiang Mai main attractions. We would definitely choose this resort when we return to Chiang Mai in 2019. It is absolute bliss with amazing views of the mountains and trees. Definitely recommend for all nature lovers looking to getaway from the crazy chaos of the city.

We were welcomed after 3 flights at Chaing Mia airport by 2 resort staff members in wheelchair accessible transport. The transfer is around 40 minutes. Our requested accommodation was wheelchair accessible, our bungalow had a porch, key card access and the usual amenities Bed, TV, Sofa and ensuite bathroom. When going to the restaurant we would call reception who would send a member of staff to collect you in a golf buggy. The food was amazing with the usual hot and cold selections of foods for breakfast with an all day menu with traditional North Thai dishes to Western. Every day the staff would arrange fun activities from Pilates & Tai Chi classes to trips to Shopping Mall and or places of interest as the Suansawan Resort is also a Care Home with onsite nurses with retired holiday makers also renting bungalows for months at a time throughout the year. A short drive away from the resort is Mae Rim Samoeng Road which is full of entertainment from Cobra, Spiders and Monkeys shows not forgetting X-Centre which was the twins favourite for an adventure on Buggies, Drift Karts and Bungee jumping etc. All the staff are amazing and we even said "Hello" and passed on our feedback to Peter who is the proprietor.

This was a nice, family friendly place to stay. There are 2 pools which kept the kids happy. The menu is both Thai and Western. Rooms are spacious and clean. The property has a lovely calm atmosphere. Downside is it's a 40 minute drive into Chiang Mai. If however you're looking for a close day trip attraction, the Elephant Poopoopaper Park is only a couple of kilometres away. A nice attraction for an hour and a half or so. We travelled in a large group of 16. One family had 4 children and unlike many places in Thailand, this place was able to accommodate the family of 6 in one property with ease.

I'm normally pretty critical in reviews hoping that it provides value to future customers who have bothered to read what I've written in prep for potential visits. This property is far from perfect, but we really enjoyed our stay here. It was nice a quiiet, pretty surroundings and the staff were typical Thai, I'd friendly and always courteous! Yes, it's showing it's age a bit, especially in some of the room features, but this didn't really effect the comfort, the rooms are quite spacious. We hired a car from the airport which really made the stay stressfree, as the location from Chiang Mai is about a 45 minute drive, but we also took advantage of being near the hills and driving around local villages and sight seeing. In contrast to previously visited a Thai cities, there's no tourism hard sell, the prices are mostly fixed and on the down side, English is not commonly spoken, whilst this shouldn't ruin your holiday it did make some dialogue difficult. My biggest complaint.... 4nights and 5 days wasn't long enough! Ps, wi fi was great throughout the entire grounds also.

This is a lovely resort in the middle of Maerim area, a short drive out of the city of Chiang Mai. This resort was very quiet except for bird noises, the staff are very friendly and the grounds were lovely. There is free fishing, bicycles and wi fi available. We are a couple but meet several family groups who came for the adventure and extreme sports, beautiful waterfalls and plenty of animal parks within a short drive from the resort. We had a massage in the spa which was very enjoyable. The breakfast buffet had eggs made to order but the other options are not very appetising but we have found that in many Asian hotels and restaurants.

Let's start it simple: it is a very nice place if you wanna get away from "every day routine" . So, we wanted. The hotel is 20 km away from Chiangmai. We rented a car right in the airport, was easy. It is better to pre-book a car before holidays, will be cheaper. If you wanna stay there you need a transport. By taxi to get to the hotel will be expensive. In general it is a good location. There is an elephant camps, zip lines, queens garden, monkey camp and lots of another things to see. On the reception you can find a lot of booklets with all of the info what you can visit around. The staff is extremely helpful and polite. On any our request they replied immediately. Thank you guys, you are awesome! We had a room with a terrace on the lake. Would not say it was new... but clean. Had towels, bathrobes, umbrellas, boiler, hairdryer. According the standard of a good hotel. It was 16-18 degrees in the time we've been. Would be nice to have a heater in the room, but they don't have. The view from the room is to the mountains, very pretty. So, I recommend. Could smoke on a terrace and have coffe/tea. The hotel has 2 pools, you can rent bicycles for free, can go fishing on the lake or take the boat to ride on the lake. The territory of the hotel is also very nice, clean, beautiful park, area for kids. You can see that the staff take care of the territory. There is a retirement home on the territory of the resort. May be not everyone will like it. We did. Nobody disturbed us. For the honeymoon couples it could be may be not the most romantic thing. People are different. The food is good as well. For breakfast we got everything we needed. Also had dinner once there. No complaints, only compliments. In general highly recommend. We even extended our stay for another week.

The resort grounds are very beautiful and on surface it looks amazing. However, the rooms are starting to show decay. We were in a spa room with a spa that didn't work. The water pressure was low and having showers and flushing the toilet was problematic some times. The room was small and with the rollaway bed there was not much space left in the room. The room had a separate mini living room, otherwise we would have felt like choking in the room. The restaurant wasn't great and the breakfast very average. This resort is 45 minutes away from downtown Chiang Mai, so consider this when you are planning a stay here.

We love how quiet and relaxed this place is, and this is our second trip here. The rooms are good, the pool is great, the location is convenient, and we generally like this place. That said, the staff don't like to be bothered by paying customers. For the most part, we have been treated like we'll are at least a mild inconvenience by most of the staff. The restaurant staff are by far the worst, though. Tonight we ordered 3 simple entrées at about 6:30pm, and at 8pm we received the water that we ordered. When I went to cancel the scrambled eggs we ordered for our almost 2 year old, the waiter kept insisting that they would be out soon and that we just need to be patient. I told him that we had waited over 1.5 hours and that our 2 yr old just needs to eat, and not to be lectured about patience. Our group also bought 2 bottles of wine. The first one was a little "skunky", and we decided not to finish it after a few swallows. I went to ask the manager if we could see the actual bottles before we bought another one, and after insisting twice (in Thai) that we just tell her what we want off the menu, she simply stormed off in the middle of me very politely requesting that she let us look at the bottles before we buy them. This place has so much potential, and we love the area, but it is hard to get excited about paying for a place with toilets that barely work and servers and staff that act like they'd rather you not come.

Beautiful Garden, with nice rooms in a beautiful Village. The staff is really Sweet and do everything to take a good care of you. Nice and friendly people, good breakfast, some brand new rooms. We stay there in a big group of friends, and everything went smooth and everybody had a good time in there.

Though dated, the rooms, aircond & bath are functional with free wife. Bed comfortable. There're a few types of chalets, rooms that can caters to various guests but you would need to book ahead. We'd a twin room adjoining with a common patio and you would need to walk a fair bit to the restaurant, main building. The owner is also running a retiree home which makes perfect sense. With a big lake & quaint, the pool & gym are adequate for this resort. Buffet breakfast a big plus. Price reasonable but you'll need your own transport to move around. Anyway, it's a place to rest and read a book!

Room options

Deluxe Suite Garden

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Suite Lakeside

Queen 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Garden Spa Villa

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Villa

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 201 reviews