This resort has been a bit neglected and looks a bit sad. However, it just needs a bit of TLC and bringing up to international standards. The new management company is already implementing some measures, feeding the staff and teaching the elephants to speak English (or was it the other way round?). We spent an enjoyable 3 nights, very good... More
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- Sappraiwan Grand Hotel & Resort provides the perfect place to discover true relaxation amidst an environment that is both naturally beautiful and truly unique.Located between Bangkok and Changmai, Sappraiwan Grand Resort is located in the city of Phitsanulok and is a hidden oasis of lush tropical plants, rare birds and wildlife. Set in an area surrounded by grand rolling mountains.Located 53km from the hussle & bussle of the city centre Sappraiwan is just far enough to enjoy a peacful relaxing stay while still being centrally located to enjoy the surrounding attractions of which there are many.The resort also provides a home to 13 elephants, nine of which have been rescued from a life of captivity and forced labour. Five have since been born into the herd including three juveniles. Another three are expected to be born into the family later this year. These elephants live as close to their natural habitat as possible and are looked after by a dedicated team of mahouts who have become part of their family.In this way, Sappraiwan Grand Hotel & Resort is not only a place of tranquility and a refuge from the stressors of modern life, but an elephant sanctuary, where guests are able to receive the rare opportunity of an up close and personal look at these magnificent animals in a natural herd environment as well as learning about the way they live. Come and stay at Sappraiwan Grand Hotel & Resort to experience first hand the beauty of nature and the wonder of the surrounding world. Here you will rediscover relaxation and forge memories that will stay with you for a life time. ... more less
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