If you go to Chiang Mai on a modest budget, you should stay at Chaing Mai Thai House. We stayed here for a week and wish they weren’t fullY booked during the rest of our stay in Chiang Mai or we would have stayed there for the full time.
Our fan room (nightly rate: 400 baht / $16NZ / $13US) had a TV with plenty of movie channels, our own bathroom with a big teak mirror, a queen bed a wardrobe and a lovely big window. Fan room was fine for winter, it was warm enough that a daily swim was welcome, but I actually prefer fan over air con.
Facilities include a computer room with 5 computers and free internet, a swimming pool, a cafe/restaurant (good food and reasonably priced), a laundry service and a tour service. Only a a few steps from a fabulous dentist on Thapae Rd (handy if you need dental work done) and situated between the Old City and the Night Bazaar. Lots of bars and restaurants within walking distance as well as a boxing stadium.
It was perfect and we paid 2800 baht / $113NZ / $92US for a week’s stay.
If only the other places we stayed at in Chiang Mai were as good and as cheap as this. Another place we stayed at for 300 baht per night was depressing, tiny, dark, no towels or blankets. We stuck it out for 2 whole nights. No name and shame, but we stayed at a few other places and really, do yourself a favour. Book yourself into Chiang Mai Thai House. No, I’m not affiliated with these guys, I just loved our stay there. Can you tell?
Chiang Mai Thai House
5/1 Tapae Road Soi 5 T.Chang Klan A.Muang
Domestic call: 0-5390-4110, 0-5390-4457, 0-5390-4737, 0-5390-4842
International call: +66 5390 4110, +66 5390 4457, +66 5390 4737, +66 5390 4842
Fax Ext. 200