Chiang Rai Accommodation

Discussion in 'Accommodation - North Thailand' started by beddhist, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. beddhist

    beddhist Ol'Timer

    Funny we should be staying at another of Sven's suggestions on the same trip. Price is now 200B, but I have to agree with Sven's comments.

    However, we found the place not clean, the hot water not working and no fly screens on the windows. The mossies are big and hungry, but by keeping the windows closed and through the liberal use of weapons of mass destruction we got a good night's sleep without being eaten. We moved the next day.

    If the owner installed fly screens, sealed the gaps in the walls and kept the place clean it would be excellent, at least when it's not raining.

    GPS N19 54.389 E99 49.509

    We moved to:

    Orchids GH

    GPS N19 54.267 E99 49.912

    It completely lacks the atmosphere (and the mossies!) of Garden House. More like a two storey motel. Doubles with AC and bath are 250B. Clean, friendly and comfortable. Bikes were parked in the yard in front of the downstairs units, under an overhanging roof. I think there is a night guard, but I didn't verify this.

    Walking distance to the clock tower and ST Motorcycles.

    Unless somebody can recommend something better (hard at this price) I will stay there again.
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Arrived late 6.30PM & thought that a room at the Nimseeseng would be doubtful without a booking, so decided to check out another hotel I thought would be good value for money.

    The Sabai Inn. 350 baht a night. Free WiFi.

    Not sure about the paint job in the bathroom

    but with a huge car park & ground floor rooms there's no need to lug your gear up 'n down elevators / stairs.
    Also if you get a front room, you can watch your bike from the window.
    Indeed the Sabai Inn will be my future Chiang Rai hotel favourite.
    Telephone: 053 756 600
  4. Champasak

    Champasak Ol'Timer

    Located in central Chiang Rai, 500 metres from the Night Bazaar.

    * Secure off-street parking
    * Roof-top restaurant
    * Live music nightly

    Standard Rooms
    * 400 THB per night, no Breakfast
    * 600 THB per night, Breakfast for 2 people

    VIP Rooms
    * 450 THB per night, no breakfast
    * 650 THB per night, Breakfast for 2 people

    Phone / Fax: +66 053-600421 & 053-600421
  5. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    A late start to Chiang Rai & took a chance on not booking. Both the Nimseeseng & The Sabai Inn were full.
    Just around the corner from the Sabai Inn,
    The Sport Inn





    350 baht a night.
  6. jethro69

    jethro69 Ol'Timer

    Sport Inn is a good choice indeed, just checked out from there. Comfortable beds, not rock hard as usual in Thailand. Not too much nose early in the morning like in many others.(Maybe just lucky:smile1:).

    Choose Sport Inn over Sabai Inn, as the pictures show double bed in Sport Inn.
    There is a bar attached (Terraz or similar) with decent live music, I spotted this too late, I had already bought my SangSom from 7 nearby.

    Another place I used to stay is Jansom House for 450-500 bath a night. Off street parking and night guard, right next to Wat JetYod. This is in easy walking distance to the night bazar, and of course JetYod rd. Rooms are rather small, and the breakfast you can forget about, but it good reviews in Lonely Planet.
  7. sharpeyes

    sharpeyes Ol'Timer

    staying at nim see seng hotel for a week 500 baht per night with breakfast for two , clean , secure , excellent value
  8. burnjr

    burnjr Ol'Timer

    nice place to stay
  9. sharpeyes

    sharpeyes Ol'Timer

    Hola. Yes its clean and friendly. Porter is very helpful and watches bike like a hawk lol. Now at. Guesthouse in Phayao. Overlooking lake. Very nice place.
  10. mja34

    mja34 Ol'Timer

    My last couple of visits to Chiang Rai have been staying at the nearly new Baan Malai guest house.
    It's a guest house but has the standards of a small hotel and is great value at 500b (low season rate),the Chaya family who run it Viroj,Malai,Tapanapong,Waraporn and Pimploy Chaya are great hosts and I wish them all the great luck in there venture ,the free coffee and wiffi is a added plus.
    Will be back up there soon.
  11. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    + Under cover parking is a winner in the wet season.

  12. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Another new place (for me) to check out

    The Morning Dew Lodge
    Aircon. Hot Water. BBC TV. WiFi.



    Large fresh spacious lobby




    Free farang newspapers = top marks!


    Bright 'n breezy rooms



    Mediocre bathroom - too small really


    Undercover parking for a bike

    once the staff bikes are out of the way.

    Good location, downtown on the canal.
    Trade price 460 baht a night. Normal 700-800 baht, with breakfast.
    I will give it another go without the GF, but I do miss the powerful gushing water at the Sabai Inn.

    Well worth checking out.

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