Have already said a lot in my first instalment on Sala Khaoyai, this instalment will be about the Deluxe Balcony Room which we stayed for Night 2 and 3, as well as the fantastic food at Sala Khaoyai Restaurant.
The deluxe balcony room is much more modern than the villa. I love the black interior and sunk-in bathtub. This would be a nice design for a bachelor(ette) pad; just put in a PC for gaming and it would be a perfect pad already.
Sala has a good restaurant. They serve good porridge and sandwiches at breakfast, and good Thai and western food through the day. Tip: Try the peanut butter banana smoothie as a dessert, chilling out at the sundeck….heavenly!
We also tried their North Thailand cuisine special set menu. It was an interesting experience as we have never been to North of Thailand and there are subtle differences versus the usual Thai food we are used to. For example, they serve papaya salad with crabs, and generally, all the dishes are much more spicy than average Thai food. Not for the faint hearted.
Personally, the warmth and hospitality of the resort service crew makes a huge difference in the stay experience. And P’Chatbodin (Orn), the chief service staff in Sala Khaoyai, really made a difference in making me feel welcomed. As mentioned in my first instalment of Sala Khaoyai, he is informative and helpful, and he even shared his insights of why he moved from Huahin to Khaoyai. Apparently, in Thailand, there is a saying of “the frog in the coconut” which is equivalent to the idiom “the frog in the well”. Not wanting to be that frog, he has moved several hotel locations across Thailand to live in a different environment, and to learn experiences from customers from different nationalities. I learnt a lot from him while chatting in the cool Khaoyai weather.
Such an amazingly relaxing stay. I can’t wait to be back already 🙂