Fantastic Trip Because of Ashley at Kim Kim
Thailand | Nov 12 - Nov 26, 2022

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Kristin F.
Lawndale, CA | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Working with Ashley at Kim Kim was a fantastic experience that led to a fantastic trip.

It was a last minute decision to go to Thailand and Ashley at Kim Kim made it come to life. It was so easy and quick, within 3 days, Ashley had created the perfect itinerary for me. She had provided a great itinerary originally and answered my questions in a timely fashion so that I felt really good about booking the trip.

The trip itself was fantastic because of all of the work Ashley had done... read more

Working with Ashley at Kim Kim was a fantastic experience that led to a fantastic trip.

It was a last minute decision to go to Thailand and Ashley at Kim Kim made it come to life. It was so easy and quick, within 3 days, Ashley had created the perfect itinerary for me. She had provided a great itinerary originally and answered my questions in a timely fashion so that I felt really good about booking the trip.

The trip itself was fantastic because of all of the work Ashley had done and the great guides Kim Kim provided. At every destination, the guides and drivers were there to greet me. The hotels met or exceeded my standards. The amount of time I spent in each destination was "just right".

Both of my guides in Bangkok (Tanny) & Chiang Mai (Rung) made my visit to both places very special. They taught me about the culture, introduced me to new foods, and shared with me the history of their cities.

The entire trip was memorable, but some of the highlights were:
-evening food tour in Bangkok
-floating market & railroad market
-feeding & cleaning the elephants at an elephant sanctuary
-relaxing on a beautiful beach

I highly recommend using Kim Kim for traveling to Thailand.

Hotel Reviews
True Siam Rangnam Hotel
Phayathai, Rajthevee, Province

The bed is comfortable and the rooms are very quiet so you'll get a great nights sleep. I didn't spend much time in the hotel other than for spending the night, so it was great for that purpose. There are also several options for massages and eating within walking distance. As a solo traveler, I felt very safe staying at the hotel and walking in the area by the hotel in the evenings. The rooms are pretty basic and the breakfast has several options and the food was okay. You have to provide a 1000 Baht Cash deposit upon check-out, which was not something I had expected or have ever been asked to do at other hotels.

Authenticity & Character
Location
safe and lots of options for eating & massages
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
De Charme Hotel
Amphoe Muang, Si Phum, Chiang Mai

Cute hotel and room with comfortable bed. Location was great for walking to restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, and massages. Great breakfast spread in the morning. Lovely common areas to hang out in (outside, inside, and pool). Felt very safe as a solo traveler walking in the day & evening to restaurants, shops and massages. Recommend asking for a room that is not facing the front of the hotel because the street can get a little noisy during the night.

Authenticity & Character
Location
easy to walk to everywhere, lots of temples nearby
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Krabi Chad Resort

Good size room with view of the bay. Comfortable bed and great night sleep. Staff was extremely helpful. Good breakfast spread in the mornings. Enjoyed the pool. About a 10-15 minute walk from the beach/heart of town, but plenty of restaurants and massage studios within 5 minutes of hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Location
closer to the beach, but it was probably more quiet because of the location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Phi Phi Natural Resort
Krabi

If you are looking for a beautiful, relaxing get away off the beaten path for a couple of days, this is a great choice. beautiful setting, it is located at the northern most point of Phi Phi. I loved the look and set-up of the room and direct access to the water. Comfortable bed and very quiet - great night sleep. The breakfast options in the morning are great. The staff was eager to help and made sure you were on time for excursions and pick-ups. There is a dive shop nearby if you plan to do diving (but no diving on thursdays). the resort is somewhat remote, but you can walk to Phi Phi village (highly recommend & about 40 minutes) for additional restaurant and massage options and limited shopping). You can take boats to Tonsai, but the less expensive option has a limited schedule and the long tails are somewhat expensive. I did the 6 hour island tour and it was not worth it (should have done more research on scheduled a different tour in Tonsai). Restaurant options are limited and the hotel restaurant is relatively expensive (lots of food choices and okay, not great). Would not recommend the massage services provided at Erawan.

Authenticity & Character
Location
it was absolutely beautiful, but off the beaten path and services were relatively limited & expensive
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Ashley Tran
Ashley
Ashley Tran
Local specialist in Hanoi | Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Hi Kristin,
Thank you so much for leaving us such a detailed review that motivates our team a lot. It's was my pleasure to host you on this trip.
We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your trip. We work hard on delivering excellent service and memorable experiences for our travelers. Thank you so much for choosing us for this trip to Thailand! I hope to see you on the next vacation to South-east Asia in the future.
Warmest regards <3
Ashley