It took me two years to come to Mae Hong Son since the recommendation of Koy’s husband. He told me that Mae Hong Son was extremely beautiful . I searched from internet that it was a valley town and full of mist in February . Ping also told me that he came to Mae Hong Son once at his primary school days. All he remembered , was it took more than 1800 curves to drive up there. Then here was what I saw in Mae Hong Son ...., I booked San Tong Huts via booking.com to have 2 nights stay there. Immediately I got a response from the owner . Her in depth introduction of the town convinced me to further extended my stay to 5 nights. Indeed , it was really a small town , not so many tourists , and people barely speak English . But you could easily encountered friendly faces around you . It was hot in November, in fact , hot and humid. There was a beautiful lake and temples at town centre. Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang built in Burmese-style . No big shopping malls , just small shops and 7 -11 , (Louise told us that there were 5 in town), oh , but we saw Watson’s. It was a total of 15 minutes walk from Sang Tong Huts to town centre. It was Ok for me . I particularly loved the rural part of the place and I enjoyed walking in a strange place where your mind could set at ease while there were so many violence happened at home . We stayed 5 nights at Sang Tong Huts . First time for me to stay at such residence . I loved the place with the first glimpse of it. It was like visiting a botanical garden there . Lots of trees ( as a city woman , I could not identify any of the trees there). Giant bamboos, the protected teak tree , bananas and papayas fruit trees all around you. Our hut was named ‘Nightshift’. It was the nearest hut close to the reception area . It was particularly good for those who carried heavy luggage and one with weak eyesight during the night. There was a balcony which I loved most . I woke up around 5 am and listened to to birds , frogs , cocks and whatever sounds from the nature , that was WONDERFUL. I remembered it rained one night and when the raindrops fell on the roof of the hut, tik tac ..tik tac ... just like footsteps of our lives go by .... morning came and it was time to have a nice breakfast . Wow , the most delicious muesli with yogurt I ever had since birth. I considered I could survive on those toast and yogurt only . But each day we had a big feast of favorable food in the morning . Life is getting beautiful with such an good start of the day...... Louise , the owner of Sang Tong Huts also helped us to arrange car for our tour to Su Tong Pae, Ban Ran Thai...... Yes, we did enjoyed our stay .....…
Louise was really lovely to deal with, so helpful with local maps and suggestions, and all staff were lovely, and clearly very happy if their jobs (humming and singing!). Great pool area, incredible breakfast - the homemade muesli was wonderful - and the rooms themselves were great, beautifully decorated. We are so sorry not to have had more time here, it is a real paradise.
We’ve stayed in dozens of places throughout Thailand, and this is a stand-out. Beautifully appointed, clean, friendly, and in a simply superb location. The delightful Louise - the owner - will save you countless hours by patiently explaining what to do and where to go in the area. The rooms don’t have air-con but are so light and airy - and generally sheltered from the sun - that you’d hardly notice. It’s very difficult to fault (although I would have quite liked tea and coffee making facilities in the room, but that’s just me being picky). I can’t really imagine that you’d want to stay anywhere else in the Mae Hong Son area.
Great place in a natural and eco environment, in a beautiful forest surroundings. Fine tuned to the smallest details. The family hut is great, and for couples there are the others available, very romantic and including nice view. We were warmly welcomed by Louise and her super friendly staff. Would be happy to come back!!
Some places you always want to stay longer, this is one of spot! A lovely balanced accomodation created over the years with a lot of attention to details. We, my girlfrend and I loved this place. We stayed here driving the Mae Hong Son loop and this was by far the best accomodation we stayed in. Everything positive what has been said here is true. The host Louise made a lovely place out of this place over the years. Our compliments and when we are back in this area, we definitely stay here again. Only one comment to future travellers, not all suburban accessibility rules apply here, since it is in the woods, on the hills.