Chalet resort, central location
Route 1234 by hilltribe market, Mae Salong T: 053) 765 001-2, (081) 493 5242 F: (053) 765 003
Set towards the western edge of town, just before the hilltribe market, Khumnaiphol has both hotel-style rooms and individual bungalows.
The hotel rooms are pretty standard fare: clean, with comfortable bedding, WiFi and cable TVs, but there is little view to speak of and may get a bit of noise from the nearby restaurant if things are busy. The bungalows on the other hand are a couple of minutes' walk up the hill from the restaurant and set above a small tea plantation. Views from the bungalows, with their spacious verandas and clean interiors, are spectacular. The huge wooden restaurant is almost museum style, with a large and eclectic collection of photos, ornaments and odds and ends, but the food is very good. It can get very popular with tour groups during high season. Staff were helpful and friendly, though with relatively limited English. While the high season rates are on the high side for fan rooms, substantial discounts are often available for walk-ins, especially low season and mid-week.
By Mark Ord
Last updated on 6th October, 2015.