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Phowadol Resort and Spa

183 Moo 3 Rimkok, Muang District, Chiang Rai 57100 Thailand
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#34 of 163 hotels in Chiang Rai
Boutique Resort in northern Thailand, Chiang Rai, Chiangrai Province, focusing on the charms of a northern village.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids club
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Steam room
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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Lynne S wrote a review Nov 2020
Bangkok100 contributions37 helpful votes
Phowadol resort is a nice place, just outside Chiang Rai, convenient for getting to main sites if you have your own car. If you do not have your own transport I would not recommend this place. Maybe because it is off season it felt a bit run down. The ponds which the villas surround were murky and green which spoils a beautiful layout design. Our villa was spacious and comfortable with a nice seating area as well as the bed area. However, the phone did not work which meant no room service ordering nor arranging the ground transport for luggage collection etc and this was not fixed despite reporting it. Also the wi-fi was poor and despite two staff members trying to fix it I was unable to get wi-fi on my iPad throughout the stay, it only worked in the restaurant. Very disappointing and inconvenient. However, given the special price option it was worth the money paid. However, I would probably look at other alternatives in Chiang Rai next time.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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MalHSmith wrote a review Feb 2020
Hong Kong, China212 contributions75 helpful votes
A quiet and out of the way location, popular with bus tours. Breakfast is a fresh and mixed style buffet. Evening meals can vary but good quality. Staff are friendly and happy to help. Rooms are a more traditional feel, with a sliding wood partition as a window between bedroom and bathroom. The pool is open air and plenty of room to relax, gym facilities are a little more basic, a collection of cardio machines but enough to keep fit.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rob M wrote a review Feb 2020
Veenendaal, The Netherlands72 contributions62 helpful votes
A bit far from the city centre, but we had a pleasant stay. Nice spacious bungalows. Pool was nice too. Maybe a bit noisy because a big wedding party, but that did not anoy us. Very friendly helpfull staff.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Madmax2013 wrote a review Jan 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland81 contributions68 helpful votes
This is one of many hotels we are staying at over a 5 week tour. We were only in Chiang Rai for two nights and found this hotel wanting. There are a few reviews on here which mention the slightly dilapidated state. I concur. It is a very big resort with one big bedroom block and large and extensive grounds with lots of villas in. I saw a sign dated 2008 about being top resort in the world or something similar. Walking around and looking, first impressions of an impressive big estate turn to why have you let the maintenance and caretaking drop to such a level? We arrived on a Friday afternoon and it felt like a ghost town. Later some guests did arrive but it looks like people are giving this a wide berth. Sorry to say it’s looking unkempt and uncared for. It could be great again but someone needs to start looking at detail and maintenance and upkeep. The restaurant menu is far too extensive for the small number of guests. Better to reduce to quantity of choice and focus on quality. We ordered soup starters and grilled whole fish for the main. Instead of getting soup first everything turned up together at once. It was hot which was good. We were told there would be a 30 minutes wait for the fish which we accepted. The fish was quite nice but really over cooked. Being ex catering, and noting small customer numbers and such a big menu we suspected the reason for a long wait is the fish had to be defrosted? That’s an assumption not a statement. But the fish was deep fried resulting in a very crusty finish, not just grilled or pan fried for sure. Instead of greeting us with a hello, hi, or anything like that, the first words uttered on entering the restaurant (all 3 times) is “what’s your room number?” Sorry this review isn’t positive and it’s just our personal experience. Others may disagree. Thank you for our stay and we wish you well.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lina wrote a review Dec 2019
Chiang Mai, Thailand244 contributions86 helpful votes
The check in was fast but as soon as we started to walk to our room, the hotel seemed messy and not well manteined. The room was OK, hard mattress, telephone not working, only one towel and the internet wasn't working. Breakfast was OK. But definitely we'll not stay there again.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Phowadol Resort and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Phowadol Resort and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple) (2.6 km), Wat Huay Pla Kang (2.3 km), and Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Phowadol Resort and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Phowadol Resort and Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Phowadol Resort and Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Phowadol Resort and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Phowadol Resort and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kunda Vegan Vegetarian Chiang Rai, Polar Boulangerie and Patisserie, and Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House, Bistro & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Phowadol Resort and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Phowadol Resort and Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Phowadol Resort and Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Phowadol Resort and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Phowadol Resort and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Phowadol Resort and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.