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Imagine Encore Resort (Men Only Resort)

101 Moo.5, Choeng Doi, Doi Saket 50220 Thailand
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Imagine Encore Resort is an intimate boutique resort for gay men. We are located 15 minutes from downtown Chiang Mai, in Doi Saket district which is known as the “Green Zone” due to its lush vegetation, rice fields, and quaint village environment. This is the place to escape from the crowd, unwind, connect with nature, and meet like-minded men in a private, serene setting. Our core concepts are to serve with pride, provide a high degree of privacy, offer personalized services, and create a sense of peace to our guests. Imagine is a zen-like environment. We cater to your desires offering a sense of peace and calm. Imagine Encore Resort consists of 5 serene bungalows, which will accommodate one or two men. Our design is minimal and zen-like while providing every comfort. Our guests always comment on the beauty, quiet, and intimacy they discover with us. Reward yourself after hard works. Feel more relaxed while staying with us, be pampered by our skilled male therapists in a private massage room Our Massage and Facial care for men will make you feel brand new. Full Spa services with facilities is coming soon.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Saltwater pool
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Bicycle tours
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Canoeing offsite
Taxi service
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
BBQ facilities
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Private balcony
Seating area
Bottled water
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Thai
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Hallomega wrote a review Dec 2019
Chiang Mai314 contributions188 helpful votes
This tiny resort - currently known as Imagine Chiang Mai but soon to be rebranded as "Imagine Encore - a resort for men" is located some distance from Chiang Mai. For some travellers that may be a problem but as the local area has much to offer in addition to wonderful peace and quiet, the location is an advantage rather than a disadvantage. The resort is located inside its own walled garden inside another gated property. Privacy and seclusion are guaranteed. The Owner / Manager is a generous and welcoming host who goes out of his way to ensure that guests are happy and well-informed on local attractions. He is a wonderful tour guide, too. The five chalets are well-furnished and have excellent beds, a small kitchenette and a good bathroom. Decks on two sides of the chalet offer views either of the immaculate garden or of the rice fields and mountains. The swimming pool is small but adequate for the maximum of ten guests and the sun loungers by the pool give views over the rice fields and to the mountains. The resort is clothing optional by the pool - but in fact as the gardens are so private I feel a guest could be naked just about anywhere if the Manager approves. Breakfasts are huge and tasty and served in a large open-air sala with garden and rice field views. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: Cabins 2 and 3 have better pool views than the other
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tommyz81 wrote a review Jun 2017
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From arriving at the airport and getting dropped off at the hotel, i was under the care of a lovely woman that took care of all our needs from dropping me and my girlfriend off at locations so we could explore, everything was great from the location to the food to the overall service. We were thankfully the only ones staying there at that time, such a beautiful location. While it is about 15-20mins to the city, getting a lift there was not a issue for the service provided. We will definitely be staying longer next time (only stayed 2 nights) i highly recommend this hotel for privacy, view and service! Great for couples. Only thing i noticed was abit of a bug problem, but wasn't a big issue to affect my stay.
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Date of stay: June 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Quiet area with privacy, all rooms i saw were with a good view.
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Matthew W wrote a review Oct 2016
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions3 helpful votes
It is difficult to say anything that other reviewers haven't already covered. Imagine Chiang Mai is an amazing place, with an incredible host. Staying at Imagine is like visiting a good friend in Thailand you haven't seen for a while. They know everything - tours, recommendations, local tips and hints, the best eateries and the best sights. Of course, the 'they' I am referring to is Apinun, the hotel owner/manager. The property is amazing - set on a rice field with only 5 large free standing residences. The rooms have everything you need and more, and each have a unique charm. The hotel is 25 minutes drive away from central Chiang Mai, but getting around either by hotel transfer or bus from the nearby town is very easy. It is an amazing escape, and is exactly what I imagined tranquil Thailand to be. Apinun and your beautiful family, thank you for the hospitality you showed us during our stay. Thank you for showing us how beautiful Chiang Mai is. Our whole stay was unforgettable, and we can't wait to return and see the new additions and grand plans you have for Imagine Chiang Mai (not that it isn't fantastic already). To people considering staying at Imagine - I recommend it wholeheartedly. You'll regret it if you don't!
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Imagine20142014, Owner at Imagine Encore Resort (Men Only Resort)
Responded 12 Oct 2016
Dear Matthew & Mark, Imagine Chiang Man Resort Team would like to thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We are glad to hear that you had a memorable experience on your first visit in Chiang Mai and this encourages us to deliver the best service from our heart. We are also delighted to hear that you had a great time staying in our resort and impressed with the services provided during your stay, tours, dining, sightseeing etc. Regarding to the sightseeing, we truly believe that taking the road less travelled is always the best travel experience for our guests, and we love personalize service which makes all our guests feel so special. We aim high to bring the best we could to all our guests and we are glad that you experience the touch of Thai hospitality at Imagine Chiang Mai Resort. For the upcoming year 2017, we promise to bring new features and comfort to our guests, please stay tuned and we really look forward to welcoming you to our resort until your next visit in Chiang Mai. Best Regards, Apinun W. Resort Host.
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Stenne1978 wrote a review Oct 2016
16 contributions19 helpful votes
From the moment you are picked up at Chiang Mai Airport and dropped off again, you are under the care of the charming owner Apinun who takes care of everything you might think of. Breakfast, tours, sightseeing, massages, restaurant recommendations or transportation, you name it you got it. If you want to feel like your in rural Thailand and nevertheless only 25 minutes from central Chiang Mai this is the place for you. Peacefull (only 5 rooms) in the middle of the rice fields with a very nice garden. Don't hesitate, just book.
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Date of stay: September 2016
Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Imagine20142014, Owner at Imagine Encore Resort (Men Only Resort)
Responded 3 Oct 2016
Dear Stijn D., Greetings from Chiang Mai and thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor. Our family are glad to hear that you had a good time staying in our place and we are certain that your stay at our resort offered you a new travel experience in Chiang Mai. We very much hope that you had a relaxing time and reconnected with yourself apart from your busy work. As promised that more will be coming for the upcoming year and we can not wait to welcome you to our place again until next time. Best Regards, Apinun Wongsaen Resort Host
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strange227 wrote a review Aug 2016
london17 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed here in July 2015 and had an AMAZING stay. We wished we could have stayed longer and cannot wait to return. The rooms (more like mini villas) are stunning, stylish and practical. Perfect if you are outdoors people like us as they are very light with massive balconies overlooking the rich paddies. The pool area was lovely, again SO peaceful, stylish and overlooking the rice paddies. The reception/breakfast area is calm and beautifully styled, we were served wonderful vegan food (at our request). What made the stay EXTRA special was the owner, who we cannot thank enough for a magnificent stay (and apologise for taking so long to write this review!!). We felt like more than guests but part of the family…that being said it felt completely private and we were left alone unless we required assistance, it was perfect. The family did everything they could to make our stay wonderful and from the bottom of our hearts we are grateful and so happen many others get to experience this!! However (and I hate to say anything remotely negative because we loved it here) it is a distance from Chiang Mai - this is stated clearly by the hotel and was no problem for us - but do beware you do need to travel a distance to get to the centre. Yet the owner makes that really easy and cabs/tuk tuks make sure its no problem. Can't wait to return!!
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All villas look wonderful & private but we were right at the end and that seemed the most...
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Response from Imagine20142014, Owner at Imagine Encore Resort (Men Only Resort)
Responded 23 Sep 2016
Dear Sarah, Thank you very much for your stay at Imagine Chiang Mai Resort and your review on our property. We are glad that you had a wonderful stay and felt touched by the service provided by our family. We truly believe that our place has brought you a unique and peaceful experience and the warm hospitality of Thai people. We have a commitment to bring personal service as much as we could and we strive hard to make your stay in Chiang Mai becomes memorable. With the upcoming year 2017, we plan to provide more comfort and spa experience to our guests. We very much hope that you would feel more joy and relaxation on your next visit in Chiang Mai. See you again until next time. Best Regards, Apinun Wongsaen Resort Host
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USD 49 - USD 58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ThailandChiang Mai ProvinceDoi Saket
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Frequently Asked Questions about Imagine Encore Resort (Men Only Resort)
Which popular attractions are close to Imagine Encore Resort (Men Only Resort)?
Nearby attractions include Wat Phra That Doi Saket (2.8 km), Chiang Mai celadon (0.7 km), and Wat Phranon Mee Pukha (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Imagine Encore Resort (Men Only Resort)?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Imagine Encore Resort (Men Only Resort)?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Imagine Encore Resort (Men Only Resort)?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Imagine Encore Resort (Men Only Resort)?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Imagine Encore Resort (Men Only Resort)?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizza Plus, Arbusto italian house & thai kitchen, and Baan Na Coffee And Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Imagine Encore Resort (Men Only Resort)?
Yes, guests have access to a saltwater pool during their stay.
Does Imagine Encore Resort (Men Only Resort) have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Imagine Encore Resort (Men Only Resort) offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Imagine Encore Resort (Men Only Resort)?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Imagine Encore Resort (Men Only Resort)?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hua Lin Corner (15.6 km).