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Busy good midrange option

Route 1234, Mae Salong T: (053) 765 114-9 F: (053) 765 039

Mae Salong Villa

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The longstanding Mae Salong Villa, lying a few minutes’ walk east of the town centre along the main road, has a very Chinese style to it and not surprisingly attracts plenty of Chinese tour groups.

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The location is around a kilometre east of the town centre, with rows of rooms constructed in a garden up a steep hillside on the edge of the main road. Actual rooms are pretty good and well designed so each balcony has a great view. They’re well maintained, with good bathrooms and hot showers plus fridge, cable TV and WiFi throughout. Decor is a kind of Chinese-North Thai amalgam. Prices, which include breakfast, are a good deal particularly during low season. It’s just close enough to town so that a walk back after dinner and a beer is agreeable rather than a bind, though if you’re feeling lazy their in-house restaurant is okay and reasonable priced. As with the decor it is more Chinese/Yunnanese than Thai though.

They do have midrange competition in town now and though we’ve always liked the place what can let it down somewhat is rather scrappy service. They’re friendly enough but there’s far more Chinese spoken than English and they just don’t seem so well equipped, or motivated, to deal with Western visitors. Getting them to put a table outside on their splendid terrace rather than inside the neon-lit noisy restaurant for example seemed an effort. Also, despite the size of the place, the ground floor on their main building is virtually derelict, give or take an Akha vendor or two, and you have to walk upstairs to the restaurant to find reception.

They don’t seem sure as to whether they want to be a resort or canteen for Chinese tour groups -- and with competition for rooms increasing, we fear that may get worse.

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Mae Salong Villa
Route 1234, Mae Salong
T: (053) 765 114-9 F: (053) 765 039
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º38'10.8" E, 20º9'53.23" N
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

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