Hotels Review

Check In Date

May 2016

Location

Pai

Style

Boutique hotel

Room

Deluxe Double Bed with Garden View

Info

I went to Pai at the beginning of the low season in Thailand as the temperature each day is around 40 – 45 degrees, so the price of the hotel was relatively low, but it does get lower during the monsoon season (up until October.

We booked and stayed here for two nights.  Our room includes

  • Breakfast (a la carte)
  • Wifi
  • Parking

And here is what

Room

Deluxe Double Bed with Garden View (B5)

Exterior

Outside the room

Outside the room

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My room for two nights

My room for two nights

Table outside on the patio

Table outside on the patio

The patio

The patio

The room exceeded my expectations as i have done some researching online and the only photos of the resort are on Tripadvisor. The photos there does not justify how charming this boutique hotel is.  I could tell from the pictures on Tripadvisor the hotel is fairly small and modern which i liked.  However, this little resort is too charming for photos.

The room was spacious and much bigger than the rooms in Pai.  After checking in, we were shown to our room.  Coming out of the lobby, you will pass the restaurant/breakfast area, then the pool and you will walk through the garden to the rooms.  Every room has a little balcony at the front with a table and chair for you to enjoy the view.

Interior

Double bed

Double bed

Double bed

Double bed

Pillow and cushion on the bed

Pillow and cushion on the bed

The room

The room

The room

The room

Clock on the bedside table

Clock on the bedside table

Seats by the window

Seats by the window

Seats by the window

Seats by the window

Oillows

Pillows

The room

The room

Samsung TV

Samsung TV

Kettle in the room

Kettle in the room

Bath Towels

Bath Towels

Slippers

Slippers

Magazines

Magazines

The room was spacious and big, with lots of room for luggage.  I love the seating area by the window where you can just chillax, read a book or just look outside and enjoy the place.  The bed is a queen size bed which I absolutely adored.  Bed was perfectly made which made it so welcoming everyday to come back and see a perfect clean bed.   The TV is Samsung brand and the kettle is Tefal brand, what more can you ask for from a little boutique hotel all the way out in Pai?  Lots of channels on the TV and magazines are even provided too.  One thing i must mention is the hairdryer, it’s a Panasonic hairdryer (EH-NE11) that blows negative ions into your hair making it smoother.  I enjoyed having nice silky hair than being burnt off by some cheap hairdryer.

Panasonic EH-NE11

Panasonic EH-NE11

Panasonic EH-NE11

Panasonic EH-NE11

Only thing I disliked was the slippers provided by them.   I am sure the slippers are not new, it has been worn by previous  visitors, I would prefer disposable slippers.

 

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Sink

Sink

Tap

Tap

Hot water boiler

Hot water boiler

Bathroom amenities

Bathroom amenities

Glasses

Glasses

Bathroom is located at the back of the room.  one thing I really disliked was how heavy the bathroom door was and the loud noise it made whenever you are closing it.  Apart from that, I have no complains at all.  The bathroom was modern and clean, matching with the room.  Bathroom amenities are provided and hot water worked perfected,

Around Hotel

The hotel

The hotel

Parking

Parking

Individual rooms

Individual rooms

Rooms with garden view

Rooms with garden view

Rooms with pool view

Rooms with pool view

Side of the hotel

Side of the hotel

Decorations by the lobby

Decorations by the lobby

Signage to the hotel

Signage to the hotel

Walking to the hotel

Walking to the hotel

The bridge to Pai town centre

The bridge to Pai town centre

Side of the building

Side of the building

The hotel at night

The hotel at night

Parking area at night

Parking area at night

The resort isn’t in Pai’s town centre, it is a good ten minutes walk to the town centre which isn’t too bad.  The advantage of staying out here is you won’t be seeing any backpackers, noisy crowds and expats.  The resort is very tranquil and calm, you won’t be seeing much of your neighbours.  There are other hotels and B&B on the way to Pai town centre.  The view is amazing while walking out and across the bridge.  You will discover how raw and simple pai is. I love the location of the resort, I rather walk more and get my privacy.

Swimming Pool

Pool area

Pool area

Seats by the pool area

Seats by the pool area

Pool area

Pool area

Pool area at night

Pool area at night

Breakfast and restaurant

Breakfast menu

Breakfast menu

Cappuccino

Cappuccino

Latte

Latte

American Fried Rice Set

Fruits with the breakfast

Fruit salad included in the American Fried Rice Set

American Fried Rice

American Fried Rice

American Fried Rice

American Fried Rice

Family House Breakfast

Family House Breakfast

Family House Breakfast

Yogurt with fruits

Yogurt with fruits

Restaurant area for breakfast

Restaurant area for breakfast

The view at the breakfast area

The view at the breakfast area

The view

The view

Breakfast is a la carte here and they serve western breakfasts as well as Asians.   I had breakfast there for two mornings so I got to try two different types of breakfast.One morning i chose the American Fried Rice Set which comes with a chicken sausage, a fried egg and a fruit salad which really filled me up.  The next day I chose the Family House breakfast which consist of two pieces of toast with tomatoes, scrambled eggs and sausage.  I really liked the yogurt with fruits that came with the set.  We were asked coffee or tea, and with coffee we can even choose which type of coffee. I must have had 4 cups of latte which tasted delicious. unlimited coffee for breakfast, I love it!

Verdict

PROS

  • Fantastic service from the Thai here
  • Modern and spacious room
  • Away from the noisy crowd
  • New building
  • Great view for breakfast
  • Nice atmosphere
  • Peaceful
  • Unlimited coffee at breakfast

CONS

  • Reusing slippers
  • 10 minutes walk to Pai town centre
  • Difficult to find even on Googlemap

 

  I loved every minutes I spent at Family House Zen Boutique Resort and wished I had spent longer there.  When I was planning my trip to Pai, I had look into accommodations in Pai and it was impossible to find a reasonable price, modern place and only walking distance to the town centre.  This was perfect and I was not disappointed

Would I go back again? Yes, definitely
Would I recommend this to people? Yes, definitely
Rating from my brain (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥♥
Rating from my heart (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥♥
Overall rating (out of 10 hearts) : ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 10/10

Damage

700 hkd per a night

Details


Family House Zen Boutique Resort
354 Moo 1
Mae Hi
Pai, Mae Hong Son
53180
Thailand

Check-in time
2 PM-9 PM
Check-out time
11 AM