Chiang Mai 50200
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Fern Paradise, Sansai – Chiang Mai.
Experience what it's like to be at one with nature in one of the wooden accommodations on provide here offering a chance to live with rice culture through authentic Lanna architecture and to meet the diversity of ferns while being away from the crowded city.
Fern Paradise Hotel has encapsulated the spirit of Lanna architecture to present to all visitors. All accommodations here have television, air condition, minibar and spacious bathroom. Room rates include breakfast. Simply enter your dates of stay and submit our secure online booking form to proceed with your reservation at Fern Paradise Hotel.
Beautifully setting and unique with lots of character and personal devotion. Well worth it.
This place is amazing - it s like having a little hut in the jungle! the staff are very very helpful and the Thai breakfast is a must! The hotel is set out of town so you will need a taxi to take you places (costs about 200 bhat to Chiang Mai centre). The accomodation is set up on stilts and each hut is indiviual with it s own mini bar, tv, air con and hot shower. The only negative is that if you don;t go in peak season it can get cold at night as there is no insulation.
Very good. Cheaper than other sites. Don t forget to take your conformation with you.
Fern Paradise was a beautiful, peaceful small family run hotel, 10 mins from the city of Chang Mai. Converted rice barns as your comfortable rooms, pool, extra friendly family who will help with tours, taxis etc.A little oasis to come back to after a day out.Lovely breakfast included and you can order dinner/lunch also, good, cheap food.
Sawadee were great, with prompt service, even booked a taxi for me without confirmation
Fern Paradise was absolutely spectacular! We were amazed at how beautiful the property was, and our barn was perfect, very cosy. Mr. Ohm and the rest of his family were extremely helpful, and we have truly never received better hospitality. I would not hesitate to recommend Fern Paradise to anyone coming to Chiang Mai.
fantastic. very speedy replies, and very friendly. no compliants!
Fern Paradise is an exceptional hotel, built with a love of architecture, the city of Chiang Mai and of course Ferns. The owners take the term personal touch very seriously. I cannot recommend this hotel enough and will most certainly return there soon.
Super hotel très bien situé, calme et très beau, reposant et un accueil personnalisé très sympathique. Idéal pour se reposer.
Site clair, dommage tout en anglais à quand un lien en français un peu plus pratique pour les non anglophones. En tout cas, très bon service Merci infiniments
Very affordable and unique spot out of the main city but still very accessible. Om was fantastic at accommodating our needs. Would definitely return
A beautiful retreat just outside Chiang Mai City Centre. An oasis of calm with all the mod-cons you d expect from a top hotel. Service was impeccable, the rooms well appointed and quite spacious. You cannot walk to town from here, so be prepared for taxi trips to and fro.
Smooth and efficient, with good communication.
Fern Paradise was the most spectacular, romantic and friendly hotel we stayed in during our trip to Thailand. The owner and his family were all so incredibly helpful and friendly --> they surpassed all our expectations! We will definitely recommend it to our friends and family! (And go back ourselves if we are ever near by!)
The booking was excellent, absolutely no problems at any stage!
This hotel has a very suitable name : it is a paradise... We were 6 in two rooms at Fern Paradise and it was juste marvellous : everything was great actually: the rooms, the environment, the owner and his family... everything. We can only recommend it ! Only one little thing : it is quite far from the city... but this is a very little thing compared with the beautifulness of the place !
Very very good. No problems at all. Will use it again.
Our friend picked Fern Paradise for our group and I was a little hesitant about staying in a converted rice barn, until we drove down the beautiful driveway into paradise. It is an absolute haven hidden away from the real world. Om and his family looked after our group of 14 and were absolutely fantastic. Om provided every service possible including finding an esky full of ice for our drinks under the barn before dinner each evening and then arranging dinner for us all. Newat gave us the “talk and tour”, providing us with the history of Chiang Mai and in particular the history of Fern Paradise and a tour of his fernery and nursery. He shared with us his passion for both Chiang Mai, Thailand and his ferns. A very interesting, delightful and passionate man. I would recommend all travellers who have the opportunity to stay at Fern Paradise program the talk and tour into their stay. The rice barns are very charming, quite basic, but everything you need is provided. I strongly recommend you take tropical strength insect repellent with you as there are mosquitoes around. Usually they love me but I was not bitten because I was diligent in applying repellent. Fern Paradise is a little out of town, but Om arranged transport for our large group whenever we needed it. The tuk-tuk ride back is great fun. Om will provide you with the address written in Thai to show to the drivers so it is not a problem getting back there.Fern Paradise is unique and is indeed a hidden paradise. I would not stay anywhere else in Chiang Mai. It is run by a delightful family who are passionate about their home, their land, their ferns and their visitors. Thank you Om, Newat, Ad and the family for a wonderful, unique and memorable stay.
Everything went smoothly. We were a larger than average group and all bookings made through Sawadee for our different room configurations were arranged when we arrived at the hotels.
There is nothing that I can say to adequately describe the beauty of this place...it is truly a paradise! The personal touches inherent in a family business are apparent throughout from the landscaping to the room decor. The owners take time to walk you through the history of their culture, their business, and their love of ferns and how all three have come together to create Fern Paradise. We were so glad we stayed here; it was our favourite hotel of our entire 3 week Thailand tour.
To be in touch with the shady of nature.
To live with rice culture through authentic Lanna architecture.
To meet the hundred of rare ferns.
To be away from crowded city and to stay in a peaceful oasis.
F - friendly
E - enjoyable
R - relaxing
N - nice people
R - restful
A - artistic
D - delightful
I - interesting
S - superb surroundings
E - enthusiastic
Rice has been the most valuable staple in Siam and the Lanna Kingdom since ancient times. The Lanna people, who mostly live in the 8 Northern provinces of the country, have a similar rice culture. They grow a glutinous type of rice with entire families helping in planting, harvesting, and loading the rice on to oxcarts to be stored in their home rice storage sheds called "Lhong-Khao" or "Rice Barn".
"Lhong Khao" or "Rice Barn"
The rice barn is widely known among Lanna people for it's many uses. It has become one of the famous architectural styles which have evolved to serve the Lanna's people lifestyle. There are various forms of rice barn depending on the locality. Most importantly, the rice barn was designed to show the wealth and economic stability of the owners. Size was determined by the number of people in each house. Smaller families owned smaller rice fields and therefore had a smaller rice barn of 4 to 6 support columns. The bigger rice barns might have as many as 8 to12 columns.
In the past farmers hired daily workers to harvest the crops which were then sold in big lots to agents who would transport and resell the rice. The farmer would retain enough rice to last the family throughout the following year. This surplus was stored in the rice barn. Now the role of the rice barn to store the grain has disappeared. Farmers sell their entire crops to agents and buy rice as they need it. Many rice barns have been demolished or sold for scrap lumber as they were no longer used by the farmers. Sadly, the "Lhong Khao" is disappearing in the Lanna Kingdom and Chiang Mai. Fern Paradise is proud to be able to preserve examples of this unique architectural heritage.
The fern is one of the oldest plants having survived for over 405 million years. People all over the world grow ferns and there are many organizations and associations set up to study ferns. There are numerous websites which present articles about ferns. People who like or grow ferns exchange experiences and knowledge about ferns regularly. In addition, there are exhibitions and fern competitions at the local, national, and international levels.
With a strong attachment to both the "rice barn" and the "fern", as well as a desire to preserve and to popularize both, Baan Suan San Sai has united the two into one place. Hopefully this combination will pass on the spirit of Lanna architecture and the beauty of the fern from Thailand to our international visitors. With a visit to "Baan Suan San Sai" they can share ideas, buy or trade ferns, and relax in the comfort of our restored "rice barns" knowing that they are connected with the timeless traditions of the past.
River Barn : The ground floor is a reception. The upper floor has internet connections for guests.
River Sitting Area : The place is on open area for having breakfast and dinner. It is by a stream where you can enjoy boat padding.
Fern House : A big house of 14 x 20 meters exhibits all kinds of ferns.
Green House : A house of 4.50 x 9 meters for growing young ferns from spores.
Parking : A paved road at the front part of the compound is a 20 car parking lot under the big mango tree.
Compound Road : A paved road which can be used as a morning , evening jogging or walk with the length of 500 meters.
Connecting Walking : The walkway is literate and gravels. Different types of ferns are decorated through this walkway.
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:: Deluxe Room ::
:: Suite Barn ::
- - T.V. LCD Plasma Screen Size 37"
- - DVD/CD Player
- - Jacuzzi Bathtub
- - Wi-Fi Internet
- - Swimming Pool View
- - Swing
- - Hammock
- - Refrigerator
- - Hot Shower
- - Mini Bar
- - Balcony/Terrace
- - Shower
FACILITIES & SERVICES
- - 24 hours Front Desk
- - Restaurant
- - Wireless Internet Access
- - Air-conditioning
- - Hot Shower
- - Library
- - Fitness
- - Fern Show Room
- - Car Park
- - DVD Player
- - Boat Padding
- - Daily housekeeping
- - All day restaurant