Very nice but expensive
Slightly out of town on the main highway leading south to Mae Sariang, Mountain Inn and Resort is large and well laid out, boasting a cafe, restaurant, a spacious reception with plentiful staff and a large swimming pool.
Mountain Inn seems to have cornered the three- to four-star market in Mae Hong Son, as evidenced by the proliferation of tour companies sticking their clients there. The reception area and souvenir shop cuts off most of the noise from the main highway outside, and central Mae Hong Son is a 10-minute walk away.
Rooms, scattered throughout a well tended garden, are nothing flashy but certainly comfortable with all the amenities you'd expect at this price: minibar, cable TV, hot shower, balconies and breakfast thrown in. Deluxe versions are slightly larger and come with a bath tub too. All rooms, as well as restaurant and reception, are very tastefully decorated in the northern Thai style. While it's a reasonable deal for low season, it's somewhat overpriced during high. Service is good and plenty of English spoken.
There was a huge discrepancy between the printed rates they showed us and what they actually offered when we turned up, so the off-putting high season rates below are fairly meaningless. You’re much better off just calling and talking to them in person. (High season rates are as published, plus tax and service; low rates are what we were given in person.)
By Mark Ord
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.
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