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

    thumb Sean Marsh
  • review rating 5  A beautiful and amazing place! Recommended for anyone with love of nature in heart

    thumb doron bereza
  • 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
  • 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
  • review rating 5  Had a great vacation here. Hope to return again.

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  •   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.... read more

    thumb 859marlis
  •   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.... read more

    thumb A TripAdvisor Member
  •   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.... read more

    thumb benpadnos
  •   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... read more

    thumb Michelle R
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  • review rating 5  My sister and i visited from NZ not knowing what to expect. Wow! What an amazing place filled with amazing people. Waking up to the gibbons singing and the elephants in touching distance from our breakfast table was an experience like no other. The team here do a fantastic job to keep the place running smoothly and the visitors happy and comfortable. Not to mention the great rescue stories behind some of the animals. Our special thanks go out to Gigi who made our stay comfortable, welcoming and enjoyable. Xx

    thumb Sandy Fenton
  • review rating 5  Had an incredible stay at the Phants lodge! The rooms are modern, clean and very comfortable. And you really can’t beat the view: elephants frequently strolling by just below our balcony. The staff are lovely and they'll prepare delicious meals for you. While staying at the lodge, I highly recommend booking a full day tour. It’s both fun and inspiring to explore the massive wildlife refuge. You'll get to meet the animals up close, hear their stories, and learn a ton. Will definitely be back!

    thumb Michael Lawlor
  • 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