Remember to bring your camera and some nice outfits because Escape Khao Yai is a real beautiful place to stay at and I guarantee you, you will want to take some pictures at every corner.
Khao Yai is just a 3 hours drive from Bangkok, making it the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. Escape Khao Yai is under the Sansiri group, renowned for their luxury condominiums and they maintains a high standard.
Their theme is simple, minimalistic and elegant. From the lobby to the gardens, you will find this entire place totally Instagram-able.
Welcome drinks upon arrival while checking in at the reception.
If you are staying in the Villas further inside the resort, you can travel by buggy to and from your room. This service is complimentary.
There are also bicycles you can rent if you would like to cycle around the resort. The rental is only 50 baht.
There is a carpark right in front of the hotel lobby and the hotel restaurant at the second level.
1 Bedroom Pool Villa
This is how the interior of the pool villa room looks like. The paintings match the lights which I felt gave the room a very nice touch.
The 1 bed room pool villa is 45 square meters in size. They actually have villas with up to 3 bed rooms! At 263 square meters in size, the 3 bed room pool villa can accommodate up to 10 people.
Now, what is a pool villa without a pool? You will get a private balcony with a sofa, a small table, a chair and a massage table. You can arrange for a massage in your room if you would like.
But the main highlight of your balcony would be the Sunken Heated Pool. They are small in size, not suitable for swimming but is perfect to just relax in.
I highly recommend a morning soak if you book one of these rooms, the warm water really is something special.
The toilet has a shower room separate from the bath tub.
Escape has their own brand of body cleanser, shampoo and conditioner.
The bathtub, an essential for any relaxing vacation.
The closet and luggage bench is right outside of the toilet.
Bath robes and bathroom slippers are provided.
There is also a desk behind the bed should you need to do any work. This is also where your mini fridge, kettle, coffee and other goodies are.
This is how the Deluxe room looks like and they are located nearer to the hotel lobby and entrance.
There is a television set placed right in front of the bed and a balcony to the side.
You get a nice green view of Khao Yai from the balcony with 2 chairs and a small table.
The toilets in the Deluxe rooms also come with shower rooms and bath tubs.
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Green Oak Bistro
Breakfast is served at the Green Oak Bistro, located on the second level of the lobby. Here is what you can expect from the breakfast.
The cereal station.
This is what my breakfast looked like. I really liked the Pad Thai. I also had ham, bacon, scrambled eggs, a sausage, toast, dim sum and some boiled rice with meatballs.
Apart from breakfast, we also had dinner at the Green Oak Bistro.
We got to try Escape’s specialities during our stay there.
We got a side of bread and butter while waiting for our mains to come.
This is the Escape Barbecue Platter. If you are at Escape Khao Yai on a weekend, the Escape Yard would be open and you can have this outside in the garden.
The platter we had consisted of beef steak, lamb, chicken breast, pork, potato, salmon, mussels, squid and prawns.
The prawn was a little dry for my liking and the squid was really chewy. I quite liked the mussels but I would say the salmon was my favourite seafood dish.
The lamb was my favourite meat for sure. I liked the beef steak as well but I found the chicken and pork a little too hard and dry.
This is the Escape Salad (240฿) which I really loved. I didn’t think I would finish the salad when there was so much meat and seafood around but this salad was really delicious. I loved the freshness of it (they grow their own vegetables by the way) and I especially loved the mushrooms and eggplant. Overall, I seriously enjoyed this salad.
This is called the DIY Spicy Salmon (380฿). You are suppose to take a piece of lettuce and fill it up with all the ingredients. Onions, lime, nuts, chilli padi, throw them all in and of course, do not forget the salmon.
With such special meals, why not try some of their speciality cocktails such as Sangria Cocktail (300฿) or Wild Honey Old Fashioned Cocktail (300฿).
Don’t leave Escape Khao Yai without trying their ice cream!
I was feeling some Ben and Jerry vibes from this and I would not mind more of their ice cream anytime. Meaning of course, I loved it.
There is a gym in Escape Khao Yai which opens daily from 6am to 6pm.
The swimming pool in Escape Khao Yai hotel and resort.
They provide some floats and there are lots of beach chairs and sofas around the pool.
A little playground can be found beside the swimming pool.