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Feb 24 2015

Oasis Baan Saen Doi Spa Resort Review

Oasis Baan Saen Doi Spa Resort is located a few kilometers south of the old city of Chiang Mai in a quiet resort community at the foot of Doi Suthep mountain. The small boutique resort is spread throughout multiple lanna style structures and includes a full service luxury spa and spacious rooms and suites. After our tiresome travels through Myanmar, we decided to stay at Oasis Baan Saen Doi for a few days to rest and revive ourselves.

The Grounds

Wooden walkways surrounded by tranquil water features welcome you as you head to the main lobby to check in. The resort has a small pool area for their poolside suites and a larger club house down the street with a saltwater pool, tennis courts and an award winning Thai restaurant. Bikes are available for use so you can explore the surrounding area.

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There are several indoor and outdoor seating areas where you can sit and relax during the day. You can also hop on the complimentary shuttle to the old city to check out the historic temples and unique shops in town.

We really enjoyed the laid back vibe created by the gated community and tranquil neighborhood. We woke to birds every morning and saw very few cars during our two day stay.

The Room

Our corner suite was spacious and well designed. The room had a good size foyer that opened up into the study and spacious bedroom with attached porch. The bathroom had a unique design with accent stones and a banana leaf roof over the vanity area. The feather bed was extremely comfortable and resulted in some late mornings. The suite was decorated with traditional Thai art and sculptures and the dark wood and cream tones created a warm cozy feel to the room.

The Grand Suite and Presidential Pool Villa offer multiple bedrooms and would be great for families.

The Food

We had the opportunity to eat at the resort for breakfast lunch and dinner, so we were able to try a variety of their food. Lunch and dinner were served at the Saenkham Terrace Restaurant on the top floor of the clubhouse. The Thai fusion food was excellent and the staff were helpful and charming. Try some traditional dishes like northern sausage and Kao Soi, and get a seat outside or next to the window for a view of Doi Suthep during your meal.

Breakfast was served a la carte in a small dining area close to our room and was a nice change from larger busy breakfasts we have experienced at larger resorts. We selected our dishes when we arrived, so it felt more like a B&B than a traditional hotel with a buffet style breakfast. Tea and coffee were self-serve along with toast, yogurt and muesli. We had the banana pancakes both mornings and they were easily the food highlight of our trip!

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Quick Tips

  • There is no gym, but the resort does have tennis courts and offers Tai Chi classes
  • The shuttle into the old city needs to be scheduled in advance with the front desk
  • Try the banana pancakes for breakfast
  • Visit Oasis Baan Saen Doi Spa Resort online for more information and to make a reservation
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Eric
poplartravels@gmail.com

Evanne and Eric left jobs in Washington, D.C., headed for Chiang Mai, and look forward to exploring everywhere in between.

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