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.admin wrote: FROM SVEN on 5 Nov 2007
Chiang Rai: Garden House
A really nice guesthouse in Chiang Rai is Garden House (formerly Ya-house), 1,5km west of the main strip/market/bus station. 150 B for a "bungalow" (to storey private small houses with a balcony), a shady, palmy garden and the most dedicated owner I have met. (He offered all kinds of help when I was running around trying to buy a bike)
A totally feel-good place!
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:
1012/3 JEDYOD ROAD, MUANG, CHIANGRAI
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.