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Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

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229 Moo 1, Chiang Saen 57150 Thailand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 13 hotels in Chiang Saen
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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Tucked into 160 acres of ancient jungle in northern Thailand, Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort rests on a bluff overlooking the fabled convergence of two rivers and three countries. The region also boasts a rich cultural heritage, as seen in the many hill tribe peoples or at the Hall of Opium Museum. At Anantara Golden Triangle, the natural and cultural merge at our unique onsite Elephant Camp, modelled on traditional mahout villages and home to the resort’s very own gentle giants. Book any of our indulgent All Inclusive Packages and enjoy the following benefits:•Accommodation with daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner for every night stayed•Roundtrip transfers from and to Chiang Rai Airport•Beverages (select range of non-alcoholic drinks, house wine, beer and spirits)•Internet access•In-room mini bar•One time visit to the Opium Museum•One activity for every night stayed from a choice of:oElephant Camp ExperienceoLanna Cooking ClassoAnantara Spa TreatmentoGolden Triangle Private ExcursionWhatever the experience, your Golden Triangle story begins with Anantara.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
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Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
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Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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McGerman wrote a review Nov 2021
Cologne4 contributions
If you are coming to Thailand, and you really should be, then make some room in your itinerary to visit this oasis of tranquility. Serge and his team are very welcoming and the service is excellent. The views are spectacular, we loved our room and walking along the river with elephants is an unforgettable experience.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Serge C, Owner at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear McGerman Thank you for your great review and for making us part of your trip during these challenging travel times. It has been a pleasure meeting and sharing our little corner of paradise with you. It is always gratifying to know that we were able to delight and provide a memorable experience. Looking forward to welcoming you back at Anantara Golden Triangle in the near future for another memorable stay. Kind regards Serge Cuypers Resort Manager
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TKO wrote a review Feb 2021
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If you always wanted to visit the Golden Triangle, stay in a truly five star hotel with unique experiences, go to Anatara Golden Triangle now! Every THB we paid for, is worth double its value. We took a spontaneous trip to Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai to get away from COVID-19 restrictions of Bangkok. When our car pulled up, we were greeted with drums announcing our arrival; we knew we were in for something special! Management and staff were at Reception to welcome us, and ensure that we'll have everything we need to be happy during our stay. Due to minimal number of tourists, we were treated like celebrities; everyone at the hotel knew our names, preferred meals, drinks, and even snacks. Every dish we had at the restaurant were beautifully plated, and delicious. Beverages expertly made, and meet the standards of cocktail connoisseurs. Anything we wanted (within reason), they bent over backwards to provide to us. We also added the unique experience of staying one night at the Bubble, where we dined with elephants as our companions, slept in total comfort under the stars, and woke up with the sunrise. The setting was perfect to connect with nature, and your travel companion. All in all, we know that we'll be bringing our families here in the future. For those that can travel there now, take advantage of no crowd, extreme discounts at the hotel, unique "customized" experiences, and support Thai tourism.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded 3 Feb 2021
Dear TKO, Thank you very much for choosing Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort for your holidays and for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes the service we provide even more worthwhile. Our consistent aim is to provide a harmonious combination of the romantic, relaxation and a sense of adventure for all of our guests. We are happy you could visit us and support us and the elephants during these times and enjoy the very dedicated service from the Anantara team members, together with unique experiences such as the jungle Bubbles, all conspire to deliver an amazing stay and leave you with long lasting memories. Thank you once again for the glowing feedback which we will share with the wider team. On behalf of everyone here, it was an absolute honour to have you with us and we hope to host you again in the future. In the meantime, do stay in touch with us through our Facebook page; you can find us under AnantaraGoldenTriangleElephantCampResort. Feel free to share your photos with us on Instagram by tagging us (@anantara_goldentriangle) or by using the hashtag #anantaragoldentriangle. Kind regards, Anantara Golden Triangle Management Team
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RV1ONE wrote a review Nov 2021
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
This our second time to stay at the hotel. Our 1st trip was last year. Our family began to love Elephant from that trip. So when covid case is reduce and government allow to travel we plan the trip again. Everything here is fantastic. We just came back and thinking about next year trip. We strongly recommend everybody who love Elephant to come and stay here.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Serge C, Owner at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear RV1ONE It is always a pleasure and rewarding to welcome returning guests to our little corner of paradise. Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor and for the recommendation. We are thrilled to hear you are contemplating to visit again and can't wait to have you back with us. Please reach out to me directly (scuypers@anantara.com) so I can ensure we make your next stay even more memorable. Kind regards Serge Cuypers Resort Manager
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Jincali916 wrote a review Nov 2021
San Diego, California10 contributions11 helpful votes
A beautiful hotel and setting ruined by large groups of families with multiple children. Let me just say our first day here was amazing! This place is serene and beautiful-really the ultimate place for relaxation. Watching the elephants from your balcony while sipping on a cocktail is truly an amazing experience. Then comes day two; multiple families traveling together checked in with a bunch of kids. While the hotel was checking them in they took a seat in the bar area-and I kid you not-I think they had 8 kids with them just running around screaming and taking over the entire bar area. The whole place looked like a disaster zone when they were done. Management didn’t seem to say anything to them about how loud they are or that they are destroying the quiet of all the other guests here who don’t have young children. Our room was right next to one of the families and below us was another family. The balconies here-the highlight of room for purposes of elephant viewing are about a foot apart-and so you hear everything from your neighbors both when outside the room on the balcony and inside the room (poor sound proofing you will hear every time the kids are running around in the other room). Let me just say there is ONE pool. There is ONE restaurant. So everywhere we go whether it be in our room, on our balcony, at the pool, at breakfast you cannot get away from the screaming children running around all over the place. We even paid to go to the spa and use their outdoor tubs and you guessed it-could still hear the same kids from there as the spa is just down from their room-and all rooms are on the same side of the building! I cannot believe the hotel is not even proactive enough to maybe do something like put children with families over in the the pool wing are and adult only parties in the spa wing. Nope-they will just sandwich you right in between multiple families. We would have checked out immediately if there were any alternatives nearby but once here you are captive. So do I blame management? Yes. Do I blame the parents who cannot control their kids (and don’t seem to care at all)? Absolutely. I would never ever recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a quiet vacation BUT if you have kids and you want to take over the property and pretend you are the only guests then come here-this place is for you. Food is just OK. Jino the head chef is great and provided us with a wonderful cooking class. Breakfast is by far the worst of the four hotels we have stayed at on this trip in two weeks; just very low quality and no made to order selections apart from minimal egg dishes (not even eggs Benedict) and a local soup.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Serge C, Owner at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Jincali916 Thank you for your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. Please accept my sincere apologies for the less than satisfactory experience. It is always our aim and ambition to provide our guests with a pleasant and memorable experience. I am sorry we failed on this occasion. It was a pleasure meeting and speaking with you on this issue, but understand it was too late to remedy. We intervened on several instances on the disturbances caused by the family, but failed to gain their understanding and cooperation. Please rest assured I took your feedback very seriously and will personally ensure it is addressed to avoid any recurrence. Our resort welcomes both individual travelers and families, and we strive to provide all our guests with the experience they seek whilst maintaining the resort idyllic atmosphere. This incident was certainly out of ordinary. We are grateful for your patronage and hope this has not marred your impression of Anantara Hotels & Resorts. I would kindly ask you to contact me directly at scuypers@anantara.com should you travel to any Anantara property in future, so I can personally ensure you experience a most pleasant stay, as well as ensure your confidence in us is restored. Kind regards Serge Cuypers Resort Manager
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Jetlag for Two wrote a review Nov 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates40 contributions16 helpful votes
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We just left the property and couldn't wait to write this review. We travel quite a bit in luxury properties. Yet, this one still took our breath away with the help of staff members like Tuk (Guest Service), who answered all our questions before booking and throughout our stay, to Katerina (Director) and Mai (Restaurant), who were all so very kind, helpful, and thoughtful. From the very first minute of arriving, we felt welcome and like an actual VIP experience. They instantly remembered our names, room number, what we liked and didn't like (at breakfast), etc. The whole stay felt sort of magical. We were in room 217, a suite overlooking the Elephant Camp, mountains and rivers, and the three countries (Thailand, Laos, Myanmar). Morning till evening, we were able to see usually several elephants in the distance, minding their own business. We had so many lovely moments during our 3 nights at the resort (which really feels more like a boutique hotel with just over 60 rooms). From simple things like fresh coconuts at the mlind blowing pool to things where the hotel staff went out of their way to make our stay memorable. For example, the hotel offers a shuttle into town. However, because there were not many guests and nobody used the shuttle, they drove us around the village for a bit, seeing multiple viewpoints. During Loy Krathon, the river and lantern festival, we were there, which the hotel embraced with their guests. We had the chance to build our own Krathong, make a wish and put it on the river, as well as light up a lantern and see it disappear in the night sky. Not only did we genuinely feel as if we were participating, but we also really felt like the staff enjoyed introducing and explaining this important tradition to us. Truly magical! The elephant encounter (we opted for "Walking with Giants") was also a pleasure. Seeing elephants like this in the wild, bathing in the river, eating grass, and playing around was lovely to witness. Our final night we spent in one of their "Jungle Bubbles", which was surreal. It was our first time in a bubble accommodation and, as you can see in the pictures attached, it was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We had dinner next to the elephants and slept in front of them while hearing them chew on their food. Fantastic experience, really. We have no doubt that we will be back, and once again, we would like to specifically thank Tuk, Mai, and Katerina — but the entire staff from the front desk, restaurant, bar, and housekeeping.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for suite 217 if you get a chance. Best room in the resort.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear jetlagfortwo Such review is a wonderful surprise and the reason why our Team works relentlessly to deliver memorable experiences to our guests. Thank you for taking the time to write on your experience and for making the trip during these challenging times. Your feedback will certainly serve as encouragement for us to continuously improve on our guests experience... and continue to create new unique once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Looking forward to welcoming you back at Anantara Golden Triangle in the near future for another memorable stay. Kind regards Serge Cuypers Resort Manager
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USD 1,221 - USD 1,991 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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ThailandChiang Rai ProvinceChiang Saen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
61
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort?
Nearby attractions include House of Opium (1.8 km), Sop Ruak - the center of the Golden Triangle (1.7 km), and Golden Triangle (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sala Mae Nam Thai Restaurant, Mekong Pizza, and Baan Dhalia Italian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chiang Saen (10.4 km).