"Excellent venue for a dream wedding"
Hubby and I held our destination wedding in Nov 2017 at the Dhara Dhevi and stayed a night. We chose the Dhara Dhevi for its beautiful architecture and layout - the terrace with the wonderful view of rice paddies was perfect for our outdoor ceremony and so was the lawn where we held our wedding dinner. Ms. Pakarat who's the event manager at the hotel was very professional and exceedingly helpful in putting together the perfect day for us - her attention to detail and ability to anticipate our needs were exceptional. We decided to organise our wedding without hiring an external wedding planner and we're happy we did as Ms. Pakarat & team did an amazing job with the organisation and taking care of our guests. The Thai buffet spread was splendid and delicious (they even went out of their way to accommodate the many food restrictions of our guests - halal, vegetarian, allergies), the flowers unforgettably beautiful and most of all, the offer of a complimentary night in their villa for my husband & me to have some time alone at the end of the day was the perfect finish to our dream wedding. Our family & guests loved the experience as well and needless to say, we're all going to remember our time at the Dhara Dhevi with great fondness.
"Living in a Temple"
This is one of the most beautiful hotels I have stayed at....its like living in a Temple. Being surrounded by trees, paddy fields in the mountains where it rains a lot in Monsoon the buildings have weathered but no more than expected. It's a wonderful blend of luxury amongst nature. When we booked we booked what is called a 2 Bedroom villa. What this actually is are two villas with 1 bedroom in each. I emailed to enquire as I saw a picture online that looked like they were connected by a walkway but received and email back to say they are separate villas. As we booked a non-refundable rate we were offered a 1 bed suite with pool and a camp bed for our son. The rest of the money was given as a credit. We had to accept the offer. I did suggest the description online is changed to read 2 connected 1 bedroom villas. But this has not changed especially as they are recommended to families but you wouldn't let children less than teenager be on their own. Upon arrival we used up some of our huge credit to have private transfers. Concierge guy who met us was very very friendly and chatty and we talked about seeing the Tiger Cubs and also seeing an elephant sanctuary. We weren't interest in seeing elephant shows for ethical reasons. Arriving at the hotel is just a wow moment and we were introduced to Morn our butler. He had an amazing ability to remember a lots of requests without writing them down or forgetting anything. He was a fantastic Help! Breakfast is a super feast in a beautiful room. Our villa was incredible. Not sure any of the accommodation will be disappointing. However, it is weathered and I guess it's location should be remembered. It's not going to be shiny marble gaudy luxury one may find in a city. We did a lovely horse and cart ride around the grounds which is fun. The Thai restaurant food is incredible and they were very accommodating to noisy 4 year olds in the evening. We met another family and the boys were charging around. The shows are fun at the restaurant too. The Chinese restaurant is also very very good! We ordered way to much food but it was so good we ate most of it. We tried out the ice cream place which was a hit with my son and they have a fun little village set up there where you buy bits and bobs or have some tailoring done. The pool was lovely and the food by the pool was great quality. The service in the hotel was top notch. You can hire bikes rather than call golf buggies. We actually enjoyed walking quite a bit and there is so much to look at. The hotel organised our day trip to see the 4 week old tiger cubs which was out of this world amazing. The elephant stop was unfortunately a miscommunication and we were taken to a show. Super sad and we left....we did see their new baby elephant on the way out which was chained up and apparently "starts school" age 2. We didn't have time to go into the sanctuary and didn't make a big deal about it as we booked with Morn but didnt specify to him. Just assumed his colleague would have relayed our conversation. We also did a little trip to the night market which is a must and fun to barter for a few bits here and there. Overall a fantastic stop and one of my favourite on our Far East trip. Have already told everyone I know to go and stay here. One day I hope to return for a few days.
"Fujian Chinese Restaurant"
Fantastic Chinese food the "beef in black sauce" brilliant dish along with all the other dishes we tried. If you like Chinese food don't miss this one. We also went to the Allegro Italian restaurant which was excellent and there are other restaurants also, all this excellence in one place.
"This place is indescribable!!!"
If you think the stunning architecture and beautiful landscape are the best things about this place, but you would be wrong. The exceptional customer service is what makes the Dhara Dhevi stand out. I was part of a group of 55 people and the staff and management were able to fulfill every single request that was made. They are friendly and knowledgeable and the food is delicious. I recommend the Dhara Dhevi to families, couples, even friends. It’s a perfect place to relax and enjoy what Thailand has to offer.
After the gaudy templesand soulless modern buildings of so many parts of Thailand, this hotel feels, ironically, more authentic than the real thing. It is stunning, peaceful, starting to fray at the edges a little, but absolutely lovely. The staff are wonderful. Our villa with a plunge pool overlooking rice fields was tastefull and serene. The only negative thing that happened was that a very arrogant hotel guest from China ruined the peace on our last day by shouting at the poor pony-and -cart driver for about 5 minutes. Unfortunately the hotel can't chose it's guests.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM