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“Best Hotel/B&B in Fang-Affordable & Friendly” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Phumanee Home Hotel
Ranked #3 of 8 Fang City B&B and Inns
Bar Harbor, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Best Hotel/B&B in Fang-Affordable & Friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

This is a great base of operations for discovering Fang and the surrounding sites: temples, hill tribe outings, Hot Springs, the more expensive Tahton, etc. The rooms are sparkling clean, the staff is gracious, helpful and attentive to every need. I found the rates really affordable over my two night stay.
This hotel is run by representatives of the Lahu Tribe, one of the 6 major tribes in Northern Thailand. So you are supporting a good cause by staying here.
So it's affordable, clean, they serve a great cup of coffee and the wi-fi is good. 5 stars at 2 star prices.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jack R
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), Myanmar
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102 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

This is a great place to stay off the regular tourist routes in the hill tribe region of Northern Thailand. The hotel was opened in 2007 by local Lahu hill tribe people. Located in a quiet area of Fang City it is a peaceful, relaxing place to stay.
Rooms are very well serviced and maintained. There is a restaurant on the ground floor serving local food. Displays around the hotel explain the culture and history of the local Lahu people.
The city center, shops and restaurants are within walking distance.
Trips are arranged from the hotel to visit Fang Hot Springs, local temples, waterfalls and Thailand's 2nd highest mountain, Doi Fah Hom Pok (2,285 m). You can also arrange to stay in the Lahu village of Pumuen at about 1,300 meters on the mountain to experience authentic hill tribe village life. Tea and coffee are grown here. It's a 14 kilometer hike from the village to mountaintop.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chiang Mai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

Dome knows how to deliver. That's his talent and he does it all with such an affable nature (and donned in a funky- traditional mixed with modern - waistcoat and cowboy hat) that you can't help just relaxing into the journey and letting the good times roll on.
Being a local Lahu fella himself, he has great insight on the local hill-tribe customs and culture, but he is also switched on to what tourists and travelers want.
We spent two days with him and looking back now I can't believe how many things we packed into the day, and with it all feeling breezy and stress-free.
One moment we were had baskets slung on our backs and were picking tea, the next chasing village kids around, a little while later frolicking under a ferocious waterfall and at night we were treated to a traditional Lahu feast, cooked mostly in bamboo on an open fire.
Wait up.... then there was the old-school massage, which caused all of us to screech in pain, just after us boys had claimed we had extremely high pain-thresholds.... then there was the traditional Lahu dancing, which none of us - not even Shane, the tango expert- could master... and then we stayed the night with a local family, where the morning was spent sitting on the bamboo-slat floor eating a beautiful breakfast of rice, omelet and stewed spiced veggies and pork, while we watched golden steams of dawn-light streak through the wooden walls and smoke billow from the cooking fire in the center of the hut.
And all these cool events happened within one of the most beautiful setting I'd ever come across; scatterings of traditional hats staggered down the mountainside and far off in the horizon a great green mountain range loomed, squiggling the azure sky like a huge reptile had surfaced from the ground eons ago and made that spot his life-long resting place.
And not to mention the people in the village were awesomely friendly and hospitable, and I dug to no end their traditional attire - the colourfuly woven skirts and babble-jangling hats.
Anyways, it was The Real Experience and I can't wait to get the ball rolling again so i can go back to the good times. Cheers Dome, you're a legend.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Josh B
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56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

This is a great little Hotel that is very reasonably priced - excellent value for money. The staff and owners are really friendly and helpful. The hotel has simple clean rooms with an on-suite, a good restaurant, and on each floor a sitting area. In the sitting area on the first floor is a little history about the family that runs the Hotel and the hill village they are from. The hotel can arrange many activities including a stay at the village the owners are from (Doi Pumuen Homestay). Fang is an interesting city with plenty to do, but you could also just relax.

Highly recommended.

PS The map on TA is showing, at the time of writing, the incorrect location for the hotel. If you search on Google maps for Phumanee Home Hotel, 122/1 Moo 4 Tambon Vieng, Chiang Mai 50110, Thailand you will get the correct location. I have informed TA of the error, so hopefully this will be fixed soon.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hlovatt
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Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

Really good rates, we stopped by for a night on a tour of the North. Nice in house restaurant serving good food. the hotel is in the centre of this little town and we found the nearby pubs to be very friendly and fun. Would go again.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MattBKK
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Additional Information about Phumanee Home Hotel

Property: Phumanee Home Hotel
Address: 122/1 Moo 4, Fang City, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Fang City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Fang City
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,026 - ₹ 1,368
Hotel Class:3 star — Phumanee Home Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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