Mae Salong Mountain Home, A remote place to relax and reflect
Mae Salong Mountain Home has to be one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in during our time in Thailand so far.
Not for deluxe luxury, plush-ness or indulgence, but for its amazing views, peaceful atmosphere and the way you feel immediately at home as soon as you arrive.
As soon as we stepped out of the car, the owners 2 dogs rushed to greet us followed shortly by the owner himself, Somchit. With a big smile, infectious laugh and a relaxed aura emanating from him, I knew straight away this was going to be a good couple of days.
As Jmayel went off to check out the room he had booked, I wandered the garden area with Eden, straight away taken aback by the stunning views in front of me. Even though a storm hung heavy in the air, low clouds and humidity enveloping me rapidly, I breathed a long sigh and was reminded how lucky we are to be here.
View from the hotel
Yes we live in Thailand, but it is not always as idyllic as it may seem. We live here which means we also work here. With work comes the inevitable hours sitting at a computer in our house, planning, writing, filming, editing, brainstorming and occasionally stressing out big time. It’s something we can’t escape from. So when J booked a surprise trip away for my birthday, I immediately couldn’t wait, a few days away from the house and Chiang Mai was needed.
Mae Salong Mountain Home is the perfect place to relax, to chill out and you don’t even need to leave the hotel if you so desire. The rooms are lovely, most have amazing views over the tea plantations, with their own private terraces or balconies, and there is an onsite restaurant and self-service tea, coffee and water throughout the day.
Superior family room (A5)
Superior family room (A5), private terrace
We spent 2 nights here, our first night we were in the superior family room which with its picturesque window scenes was an amazing place to spend the night.
Standard room (B2)
Our 2nd night we moved to a standard room, equally as comfortable but with less of a view, smaller than the superior room, but that just made it feel more romantic and cozy. We could however lie in bed and look out at the stars in the night sky which was rather magical.
Standard room, (B2) private balcony
The rooms with the best views over the tea plantations are the superior rooms, A1 to A5 (A5 being the best located for views, A1 the ‘worst’ view of the superiors)
A5 is the family suite with 2 double beds and A4 is the most desired of the superior rooms, normally reserved by couples seeking its romantic four poster bed.
The standard rooms also offer beautiful mountain views, although not much of the tea fields can be seen.
B5 is the best standard room for views. If you are going to stay here specifically for the location and to enjoy the view from your room, I don’t recommend taking B1 as it is the furthest away from the scenery and blocked by the other villas.
Rooms B3 and B4 share a terrace so would be good for groups staying together. The others all have individual private patios/balconies.
In summary, the best views are from A5, A4 or B5.
Mae Salong certainly showcases the distinct natural beauty of North Thailand, and with Mae Salong Mountain Home being slightly away from main town, down a dirt track and with no other buildings in site apart from a Chinese style pagoda perched onto of a hill, you will find this resort a real haven of tranquility.
Mae Salong Mountain Home, nestled in the tea plantation
The restaurant offers a traditional Yunanese menu, with simple Chinese dishes. It was a lovely place to sit on the open air terrace looking out over the tea plantations while having lunch or dinner. Food choice is quite limited in Mae Salong and so it was nice to have a restaurant in the hotel.
Us on the terrace opposite the onsite restaurant
With being in such a remote part of Thailand and the location of Mae Salong, we experienced the good with the bad, hand in hand with the stunning scenery and mountainous region which gives Mae Salong its charm, both nights we had massive thunder storms which knocked out the power for a couple of hours, good job I had packed some tea light candles!
Mae Salong Mountain Home is a perfect place to stay in Mae Salong, you can also take a walk through the tea plantations from the hotel.
Walking through the tea fields
We will without a doubt be staying here again.
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