Stayed at Lanna Hill house with my family in May 13. We were delighted with our stay, the Hill House is a beautiful building in a very beautiful part of the country. If you are looking for peace & tranquillity and excellent accommodation than you can't go wrong. The staff are very friendly and accommodated our needs very nicely, especially the couple that live on site who were excellent.
If we had to be picky I would say that Lanna house is further outside of Chang Mai than we had thought and a couple of our requests got slightly lost in translation, but that was potentially down to a relatively new manager finding her feet.
Would highly recommend this for families that are comfortable being a decent way out in the countryside.
Beautiful location, fabulous house friendly staff who go out of their way to assist you to make the most of your stay will certainly go back again the house accommodates for everyone with large spacious rooms. Toys for children to be entertained, several terraces so even if you are a large group you can find your own sanctuary. The pool is well maintained and refreshing. I wish I had the view from my kitchen as the chefs do here! Just a beautiful place.
We just came home from a wonderful 10 days at Lanna Hill House. We were 6 including grandparents, us and 2 children aged 2.5 and 7 months. Everything was idyllic from the location to the house to the food which was divine. We had the perfect mix of staying at home (from home) and doing trips - all well coordinated by the house manager, Oppy. We will be back!
We visited LHH in late September to celebrate a 40th birthday. We were a group of 5 adults and 2 small children. The setting, the staff, the house, the food - everything was simply perfect. Definitely one of those holiday experiences that is even better than you hoped it would be! The owners of LHH have invested so much thought and care into the design of the house, as well as, the way the house is run. Locally sourced food, investment in staff training and a real compassion for the local community make LHH more than just a picturesque destination; it is a guest house with soul. We will be raving about our stay until our next visit - which we all hope will be very, very soon!
I can safely say that all our expectations
before we came were surpassed. The house itself is fantastic and provides a
brilliant base for a fully relaxing holiday with sufficient room for
everyone to have their own space and to totally relax.
All of the people that worked there were absolutely fantastic and made sure
that all of our wishes and desires were properly met. Nothing was too much
for them and we only had to ask for something and it would be done
immediately. From the few small problems that occurred during our stay they
were all dealt with efficiently and politely.
The food was great and the kids have now had a great introduction to Thai
food, whilst some of the dishes were a little on the spicy side for their
delicate pallets they all ate well and thoroughly enjoyed their culinary
Toom was brilliant and really made a big difference to our holiday. To have
somebody there that provided local advice and made things happen was very
special. She was hugely welcoming and made arrangements for us for all the
things that we wanted to see and do. Her judgement and selection of
restaurants for us was spot on and ensured that we managed to get everything
and more out of our visit to Chiang Mai. Providing us with a mobile phone
was a master stroke and ensured that we were never alone and we did not
waste too much time waiting around unfortunately my 8 year old now thinks
she should have a mobile phone, and rather enjoyed sending text messages -
hopefully she is satisfied with sending Toom and her son Facebook messages
for a little while longer. We were delighted to meet her boys and they
helped make our holiday better. I think that we are now all Facebook friends
demonstrates how much we think about her and the relationship that was
created was very much friends, which is want we wanted and I know she would
have stepped back if we had not been so welcoming to her and her family.
Special mention to Lek our driver too who performed his role with great
humour and spirit, he was always smiling and happy. He helped us several
times when we would otherwise have been a little stuck and was everything
that we needed.
We left notes in the book for future guests as to the activities and things
little to add. Perhaps a very local guide as to where the villages are and
the very nearest temples that could be reached on foot. The lake has more
potential I am sure than we utilised and can imagine fishing would be some
The only thing that was not quite right was the mountain bikes were in very
poor condition, we did go out for one long ride but the bikes were not
really working well enough to get proper usage from them. It would have been
nice to explore the local area on them a bit more and see local Thai
villages in a bit more detail. But that is a very minor thing.
Overall we had a fantastic time and feel that we were looked after by
everyone superbly. We think that we covered the vast majority of Chiang Mai
that we needed to and left very little off that we did not do. We very much
wish we could transport the house and the holiday concept to many other
parts of the world and this would be our regular annual holiday.