Set amidst rice fields,
Ing Doi House overlooks Pai Valley, Thailand - a friendly and relaxing place where you can leave your cares behind.
I like the place soooo much it's nice and special. A really quiet wild wood house about 5 mins from city center by moto. I really like it!
We really enjoyed our stay here. It is a nice quiet, relaxing place to stay while exploring the great town of Pai. We stayed three days and really enjoyed ourselves. The Bungalows were a little outside of town which was expected, but you should plan on renting a motorbike to get around anyway.
No AC, but that was expected too. Even though it was pretty hot, the fan in our room got the job done. Overall a great place to stay.
The bungalows are great! Plenty of privacy while still having a communal space to be social. Ming is an amazing cook, and it was so easy to stay in and have her prepare a terrific meal. Grounds are very safe, well maintained, and the wifi is quite good too. The other guests were all incredibly chill and pleasant. I battled with my hot water heater, but I'm pretty sure it was a personal problem and not related to the equipment! :) The hammock on the porch was where I spent most my afternoons. It's located just outside of Pai (I walked there when I arrived), but a motorbike is almost a necessity for exploring the area anyway. Nice to be out of town and have a bit of serenity! Ming and Jake were both very kind and funny hosts!
We absolutely fell in love with this quite hideout overlooking the rice paddles and a giant Buddha on the hills. It is conveniently located close to the town, being absolutely quite. In Pai you can find all the necessary stuff. We were regularly walking there with a four year old. And Pai itself is great, it resonated with us deeply. I found everything I could wish for, vegan gluten-free cafés, fruit markets, fun people, live music and great nature.
Our hosts leave close by, we could turn to them with any question and get a lot of support. And Ming just stole my kids hearts with her warm attitude and all the great food. The restaurant is 30 seconds from the house, it will be a great part of your Thai experience. And wouldn't ever disturb your peace.
The whole place, the house, surroundings, hammocks, ducks, cosy restaurant and welcoming hosts bring amazingly peaceful state and best memories.
I spent four days at Ing Doi Guesthouse and it was time well spent. My Bungalow was very comfortable, with a king size bed, writing desk and most importantly, a bathroom and hot showers. Ming's breakfasts were delicious and mingling with the other guests in the common area was an added bonus. The Guesthouse is only a short pleasant walk to the town and also if you turned in the opposite direction, it is a short walk to be immersed in nature. The atmosphere of the place just leads you to slowing down, it's a very relaxed vibe. The only downside would be that the Guesthouses close by played dance music loudly 1 night and I'm not sure how often this happens but I would suggest the use of earplugs if this happens.
The bungalows are really lovely and in the most beautiful spot in a valley. Be aware that the bathroom is open to the elements, however, so you will share your shower with some insects! Also when we were there Jake was away and Ming was on her own with another member of staff who was less helpful. Ming herself was absolutely lovely and went out of her way to help.
Ming and Jake are very hard working and generous hosts. The hut has a beautiful view, close to town but far enough away for quiet nights. The food Ming cooks is probably the best in Pai. On Sunday they have a farmers market and Ming serves up the best lasagne and lentil soup. She even offered to take our bags in to the bus station for us so we didn't have to carry them. Thanks for all the laughs Ming.
A nice location to be there. The laugh of Mink can you hear the whole day. She cooked very goed from 8.00 am till 8.00 pm. Only the nights are very cold so if you like to stay there in Janary take a warm swaeter and coat with you. Mink and Jake thanks for all.
We were the first Air BnB guests to stay in the newly renovated house and while it was missing a few small things (which I'm sure will soon be added), we had a great time there. The pictures don't do the views justice-it's a truly beautiful rural Thai landscape. And Ming and her cooking (in her restaurant down the road) were fabulous! Some of the best food we had on the trip. Sit around the campfire and soak in Pai's laid back lifestyle. Be warned: wintertime in Pai is COLD at night, so be sure to bring plenty of layers-we were totally under-prepared!
Staying in one of Ming and Jake's hillside bungalow's was an absolute treat. About a five minute walk to town the peaceful surrounding and hammock on the porch make for a restful stay. Coupled with Ming's wholesome cooking it was the perfect place to hang out. The bungalows are clean and we stayed in one with a private bathroom, which although slightly open to the elements was perfectly fine, and apart from the occasional lizard was free from wildlife!
Pai does get chilly in the evening, so I recommend bringing a jacket. We ended up buying a jacket each from one of the vintage shops in town to make morning motorcycle rides into town more comfortable...
We would highly recommend Ing Doi for those wanting a great city escape in Pai.