If you’re looking to explore Thailand off-the-beat-path, Pai is the dream destination for you. Not only are its landscapes incredibly picturesque, the hotels and resorts here are also one of a kind. Reverie Siam Resort, in particular, is a hidden oasis nestled along Pai River. Without further ado, here is every reason why you need to book your next vacation here.
Reverie Siam Resort
Address: 476 Moo 8 Viengtai, Mae Hong Son, 58130 Pai, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 530-699-870
Check-In Time: From 2:00PM to 9:00PM
Check-Out Time: From 7:30AM to 12:00PM
About Reverie Siam Resort
Reverie Siam Resort is a five-star accommodation decorated in traditional Thai and vintage colonial style. Back in the early 20th century, Western explorers would venture off to uncover the exotic East. At Reverie Siam Resort, these adventures are portrayed as memories and dreams, and are reflected in the resort’s distinctive décor. From occidental antiques like French armoires and gramophones to vintage textiles and 20th century literature books, the theme of time travel resonates throughout the property. What’s also special is that no room is the same. Each of the 20 units is arranged so that every guest can experience a truly unique stay.
Chiang Mai is the closest city nearby. With that being said, this is where most travellers begin their journey to Pai from.
Now the most common method of reaching Pai is by bus. Visitors can take a 3-hour, air-conditioned ride from Chiang Mai’s Arcade Bus Station for as little as 160 baht/ticket. Do keep in mind that mountain roads are extremely winding and you might experience some motion sickness. In other words, it may be in your best interest to carry some Gravol in your purse/backpack. From Pai Bus Station, Reverie Siam Resort offers complimentary shuttle rides to the hotel.
Alternatively, you can take a scenic plane ride to Pai instead. The only airline that operates from Chiang Mai is Kan Airlines. As a result, flying is a little more expensive and can cost approximately 2,200 baht. Prices may be a tad cheaper though depending on seasonality.
Butterfly Pea Lemonade welcome drink.
As mentioned above, check-in begins at 2:00PM. However, we arrived much earlier and our room was not ready yet. Luckily, Reverie Siam Resort’s Silhouette restaurant was open and we enjoyed a nice relaxing lunch there while waiting for our room.
Deluxe Mountain View Room
The Mountain Deluxe View room features one king-size bed, rain shower, and a bath. There is an outdoor balcony perfect for lounging on a lazy afternoon and each room has a view of the surrounding lush mountains.
When I was originally researching on where to stay in Pai, I came across Reverie Siam Resort’s gorgeous villas with private gardens and outdoor pavilions. I especially fell in love with pictures of the bathroom where guests can take a bath whilst admiring the garden sceneries. Unfortunately, I do believe the villas were all booked during out visit. Regardless, my friend and I both had a lovely stay in the Deluxe Mountain View room.
I would say that Reverie Siam Resort definitely isn’t your typical luxury resort. I loved the small details like the brass accents and porcelain-esque sink. All throughout the room you can find pleasant little surprises and it really feels like you have taken a trip back in time.
At Reverie Siam Resort, there are two public outdoor pools: the Infinity Pool and the Stone Pool. Pictured above is the Infinity Pool and as you can see, it has expansive views of gorgeous mountain scenes.
The Stone Pool spans across 25 meters and is fantastic for those who are looking to get a more serious workout. There is a shallow zone too so don’t worry if you are planning to bring kids along. Guests staying in Deluxe Pool rooms also have easy access to the pool via their rooms.
Silhouette by Reverie Siam
While waiting for our room during check-in, we decided to try lunch at Silhouette.
7″ Proscuitto Pizza left; Beef Burger right.
I myself went for the A’olio, which was a pasta dish with grilled salmon filet. My friend, on the other hand, had the Beef Burger. On top of that, we also shared one Prosciutto Pizza. The food was absolutely phenomenal to say the least. Not to mention, we had a lovely courtyard garden view as we enjoyed our lunch.
Breakfast is actually complimentary as well and takes place every morning at Silhouette.
In addition to free shuttles to and from Pai Bus Station, Reverie Siam Resort offers complimentary rides to Pai Walking Street as well. I highly, highly recommend checking this night market out. In fact, I much better preferred it to those in Chiang Mai. Yes, it is much smaller, but it is also far less crowded. The street food is to die for as well so consider having lunch at the resort then dinner outside at Pai Night Market.
Amenities: ★★★★☆ (restaurant/bar, two pools, outdoor garden and sun terrace, and meeting/banquet facilities available to rent; no gym facilities)
Value of Price: ★★★★★
Internet Access: Complimentary
- Hidden oasis vibes
- Scenic riverside + mountain views
- Complimentary shuttle services
- Relatively close to tourist attractions sights in town
The only disadvantage I can think of is that there are no gym facilities on site. Even then, this isn’t a major issue at all as guests can simply opt for a jog along Pai River or outdoor yoga in the garden terrace.
All in all, my friend and I both thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Reverie Siam Resort. We’d actually visited in February to see Pai’s Instagram-famous lush rice paddies. Little did we know that they are barren this time of the year and September is the season to catch them in their full glory. Nonetheless, this ended up being a beautiful mistake because we got to spend more time at the resort and I can’t wait to be back again next time to experience one of their villas.
To get a better sense of what the room looks like, check out my latest vlog from 2:06 to 3:25. (Pai Walking Street footage begins at 3:26.)
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