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  • review rating 5  Unbelievable a must for anyone in the Bangkok region

    thumb Sean Marsh
    3/04/2019
  • review rating 5  What an inspiring place. This is the future for wild life reserves around the world. We had the most amazing experience with elephants. Basically slept beside and above them. The founder Edwin and his team where so approachable and helpful. Stay the night to really fully experience the place. The restuarant had a sunset that blew my mind. The food is excellent and mainly vegan which suits my tastes and is in keeping with the not for profit organisations ideals. They support the local community and animal welfare. Five plus stars.

    thumb Patrick Malloch
    4/23/2019
  • review rating 5  The highlight of our vacation. Great food. Many vegan options. Amazing views of elephants. Modern, clean and comfortable rooms. Best way to experience elephants and other animals without doing any harm. A magical place for young and old.

    thumb christian eno
    1/13/2019
  • review rating 5  Great facility recommended for animals love ver.

    thumb Gong Suphanakhan
    1/20/2019
  • review rating 5  absolutely fantastic; waking up by the call of the monkeys after a good night rest in a rather luxurious room. By the way: also good food!

    thumb Job Zeedzen
    12/06/2018
  •   This place lives up to all of the excellent, 5-star reviews for Wildlife Friends Foundation. The one addition I would make is to recommend spending an extra night or two. It’s such a relaxing paradise — albeit a hot one — that we easily could have stayed longer.

    We arrived the night before our scheduled tour, but wish we could have extended our stay! Comfortable rooms (w/ A/C), great food, friendly staff, and amazingly cool sights and sounds on this animal preserve that features 25 elephants. We’ll be back!

    thumb benpadnos
    11/24/2018
  •   We stayed here as guests (a group of 9 - mixed ages) for two nights. The I Love Phants Lodges are for guests visiting the WFFT centre. The lodges are well equipped, clean and modern with 5G wifi which is a bonus. The outside showers are brill, gas powered but most effective.
    The lodges are surrounded by an elephant enclosure and the elephants come to visit often. Its mind blowing. Volunteers stay in a different part of the centre.
    The cook assigned to the lodges does an amazing job with breakfast and dinner and is flexible with their approach - enquiring what guests would prefer. Five new lodges are opening in Feb 2018 and those are going to be spectacular. Cant wait to go back

    thumb Michelle R
    1/17/2018
  •   This place lives up to all of the excellent, 5-star reviews for Wildlife Friends Foundation. The one addition I would make is to recommend spending an extra night or two. It’s such a relaxing paradise — albeit a hot one — that we easily could have stayed longer.

    We arrived the night before our scheduled tour, but wish we could have extended our stay! Comfortable rooms (w/ A/C), great food, friendly staff, and amazingly cool sights and sounds on this animal preserve that features 25 elephants. We’ll be back!

    thumb A TripAdvisor Member
    11/24/2018
  •   My partner and I stayed here for one night before leaving Thailand. We were greeted by a wonderfully nice woman who explained everything for us and took our meal orders. All our meals were included and they give you huge portions of delicious home cooked, freshly picked food. I’m vegan and had good options and they were very accommodating! We stayed in lodge 4 that has a beautiful bathroom, open bedroom area and wonderful porch over looking the elephant enclosure. The elephants stopped right in front of our porch multiple times. They’re very chill but so much fun to just watch. By the dinning area, 100 meters away, you can feed them and pet them. We stayed in a room with out AC. A large fan in the room kept us cool, but i think some rooms offer AC if you easily get hot. Once you get here, you don’t really leave. I sat on the porch journal, read, watched the wildlife, watercolor paints, watched the sun go down and my partner took a nap. Then we had dinner and afterwards the elephants continued to walk around our lodge. If you keep the window or back door open (has a screen) you can hear them come around and pop out to throw them fruit or say goodnight. One slept the whole night at our porch. It was so delightful. This was an such a beautiful place to stay.

    thumb 859marlis
    3/28/2018
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Henk Spel
    1/31/2016
  • review rating 5  Run by the equally excellent Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand, this lodge is a must(h) for anyone who truly loves and respects elephants, and wildlife in general. I don't know where to begin to describe the marvellousness of it. The rooms are luxurious, generously sized, with open-air showers in clean, modern bathrooms, and -- essential for so many of us -- 5G wifi. The staff is very friendly and accommodating, the breakfasts (and food in general) excellent. While all that is easily found elsewhere in Thailand and Asia, what makes this place unique is that you are truly a guest of the elephants, camping out in their backyard as it were. Namfon, Sriplueak and Dueanphen stop by repeatedly during the day and night to say hi and to check whether perhaps you have some fruit that needs eating. The whooping of the gibbons and the other jungle sounds all around will cleanse your soul of any urban debris, and the guided tour of the WFFT will alert you to how bad things really are for our world's wildlife. Learn what is done to elephants just so that we can ride on them or exclaim at them "painting" at one of the many other places that cater to elephant "lovers". By staying here, you are helping to counteract this, instead of inadvertently becoming part of the problem. Quite apart from having an absolutely incredible experience as you meet and learn the individual (usually tragic) stories of the elephants, gibbons, sun bears, leaf monkeys, cassowaries and and and. I'm delighted and grateful that staying in such a wonderful place can also mean ensuring a happier ending to these stories.

    thumb Larissa Viravaidya Stillman
    11/21/2017
  • review rating 5  Spent a fantastic night here,Thanks to Emily and Som we felt like VIP's.And of course the Elephants coming to see us again,just before dusk for a chat,made our evening.Can't wait for next year's visit xxxx

    thumb Diana Taylor
    6/05/2018
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Annelie Langerak
    5/22/2017
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Noel Yumang
    5/09/2017