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British Expat living in Northern Thailand. Business Manufacturing. Likes the quiet life here in The Rose of the North. Enjoy meeting new people and visiting other countries.
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I can just say that it was a wonderful experience from the start. Al organized a convenient transfer from the airport for us. The driver spoke very good English and stopped at the local market for us to buy the food (we cook a lot normally). The place itself was really ideal and totally to my liking: the accommodation was in a quiet village, in a beautiful garden. A lot of birds, dogs, parrots, geese. We used the kitchen which had everything necessary. Al lets his guests use some food in the kitchen just for donation. I liked the place tremendously. Everything was thought over and convenient. The room was spacious and corresponded to what was in the pictures. I loved the bed, for me it was firm enough and big. Sleeping there was fantastic. It was like being home. Now I moved to the city and I feel the difference in quality of sleep. In general I was looking forward to coming back to the guest house in the evenings after sightseeing in the city. There is very good atmosphere there with Al, Nok and the wonderful other guests. We had interesting conversations and special good time. Even my boyfriend who is not a fan of countryside hotels was impressed. Al and Nok were super hospitable, they advised, helped us find the information, solved our little issues. The only thing which we knew beforehand is that of course one needs a bike or a car to reach the city. Al can rent bikes. Take the driver's license with you, we kept it in the room and were fined on the road.
I've been longing for a getaway from the crowd and noise for a long time. Dream came true at Rice Barn and Rooms. Not sure if it's protected by tree shadows but our room stays cool most of the time, AC is only needed in the afternoon when it gets very hot outside. The whole place is simply lovely and gorgeous. Same for our hosts Al and Nok! Everyday we woke up naturally in bird songs and start out fresh in the country side. You'll need a motor bike to get around to Cafes, restaurants and markets, which is available for rent on site. Also, we were both working remotely during our stay and highly dependent on internet speed. And the connection turned out to be superb thanks to the recent upgrade of network service. I'm sure we'll revisit some time.
The Rice Barn and Rooms was homey, and a great place to relax outside the main area of Chiang Mai. Alaistar was a very welcoming and helpful host, willing to help however he could. I highly recommend a stay here while in Chiang Mai.
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Nok und Al sind sehr sympathisch und unkompliziert .Das gesamte Anwesen ist eine Wohlfühloase und lässt an nichts fehlen und alles ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet .
Ungern verließen wir unsere Unterkunft selbst für (website hidden) gab uns tolle Tipps und der geliehene Motorroller lief wie am Schnürchen.
Wir würden jederzeit wieder sehr gerne zu Gast bei Nok und Al sein.
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We booked both Double Rooms in Al and Nok's stunning house and loved every second of it. The rooms are not as pictured...they are 100 times better!! Clean, spacious, decorated beautifully, they get lots of sunlight and cool breeze throughout the day. You get every comfort needed in a room and much more. The shared kitchen was always stocked with all the breakfast necessities. The garden is stunning and alive with birds chirping, a rabbit, dogs and geese yet remain very very serene and relaxing after a day spent in Chiang Mai. The house is located outside the main attractions and downtown Chiang Mai so you will need a car, or rent a motorcycle, whenever you need to go out. But it's only 15 minutes away and we were glad to come back to our slice of paradise away from the hustle and bustle. Al and Nok are lovely people; caring, discreet, generous and always making sure we feel at home (Al even drove us to the airport at 5 in the morning!! Thanks again, Al!)
We always felt at home and welcome! Thank you again, Al and Nok!
Al is very friendly. There is also a his lovely wife. Max restaurant there is also another dog is very cute. And a lot of fun. Al. The house is really super super nice. The room is very, very clean. Comfortable. And quiet. You can enjoy holiday life. Hope can go again next time. Thank you for the house. Love you all..
Quiet,lovely garden and cozy rooms.love two cute puppies.Ali and Nok are nice and kind.made us feel like home.
It's quite impressive experience staying away from old city.we rented two motorbikes.every evening when we were riding back to the house we felt like driving home.Ali and Nok are cute and humorous:)
I have booked 2 rooms for my trip. They were both fantastic. It's really ideal for holiday, relaxing environment and nice hosts. I also met a nice couple during my stay. If we could stay a little bit longer, think we will arrange different cuisine every night. Look no further, rice barn is your top priority.
Ali's place is absolutely fantastic, room is spacious and clean. The dogs are cute, Jessie and Max stayed in front of our room at the first night. They liked making friends with people. Jordie is the boss but she's nice too. There are also ducks, birds and rabbit...a small farm in a beautiful garden. Ali is so kind to arrange a taxi driver for us and if you need his advice about Chiangmai. He's welcomed to do so. My family stayed there for 3 nights and we enjoyed so much. We wish we could stay a little bit longer and to explore more about the beauty of Chian(website hidden)ooking forward to the new rice barn. We would definitely come back and highly recommend to friends.
Lovely people!! Invite them.. great guests!! I would have loved them to stay longer!! All respect to you both
Ali and is wife were great guests. They were at my place only for a couple of days but I really enjoyed having them stay. They were respectful, clean, easy going and very friendly. I would recommend them to any host, and have them ztay at my place again, any time.