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Eastern Chiang Mai

This section stretches from the banks of the Ping river, through the night bazaar area and the maze of narrow alleys off to the east of Tha Pae. There are still a lot fewer accommodation sites than on the inside of the moat so the sois retain a more local Thai feel. There are some excellent choices in every range to be found in this district, but it is getting very popular so rooms can be hard to come by during busy periods, though plenty of new places are currently under construction.

  • Pao Come Guest House

    Pao Come Guest House

    Pick of the area's budget spots

    3 Changmoi Khao Rd, Soi 3
    T: (053) 252 377;

    Pao Come Guesthouse is a good deal in Chiang Mai's crowded backpacker scene. The small and friendly spot has rooms that probably work out at least 100 baht cheaper than similar standard ones inside ... Read the full review of Pao Come Guest House.

    4.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Huan Phing Phu Boutique Guesthouse

    Huan Phing Phu Boutique Guesthouse

    Result of a lot of care

    16/1 Changmoi Khao Rd, Soi 3, Changmoi
    T: (053) 235 701;

    Eastern Chiang Mai was a happy hunting ground for us and another of its great deals is Huan Phing Phu Boutique Guesthouse. It's an old teak house that has been done up and opened about a year or so ... Read the full review of Huan Phing Phu Boutique Guesthouse.

    4.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Top Garden Boutique

    Top Garden Boutique

    One of our overall faves

    13 Chaiyaphum Rd, Soi 1, Sri Phum
    T: (053) 232 538;

    We don't really want to say too much about this new spot since they don't have too many rooms and we wouldn't want it to be full up every time we try and book a room there for visiting friends. Top ... Read the full review of Top Garden Boutique.

    4.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
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    Rainforest Boutique Hotel

    Low key and hidden away

    23/1 Charoen Muang Rd Soi 5, Chiang Mai
    T: (053) 309 081-2; F: (053) 309 080

    It would be an understatement to describe Chiang Mai’s Rainforest Boutique Hotel as tucked away and low-key, since in the 12 years we’ve been in town we’d never heard of it until some friends ... Read the full review of Rainforest Boutique Hotel.

    4 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Yang Come Village

    Yang Come Village

    Superb

    90/3 Sridonchai Rd. Chang Klan
    T: (053) 237 222; F: (053) 237 230

    One of our favourites in any part of town at the higher end, Yang Come is set well off the road in a spacious and lush garden filled with plenty of mature trees. Decor is Lanna style but tastefully ... Read the full review of Yang Come Village.

    4 stars 4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
  • Manathai Village

    Manathai Village

    Plush!

    39/9 Tha Pae Soi 3, Changklan
    T: (053) 281 666; F: (053) 208 385

    Manathai Village was our clear favourite in this area in the upmarket range and indeed this was one of the best looking hotels in the four-star-ish bracket that we found in any part of Chiang Mai. ... Read the full review of Manathai Village.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Baan Pim

    Baan Pim

    Excellent budget address

    97 Sitivong Rd, Haiya
    T: (053) 232 006; F: (053) 251 769

    We almost missed Baan Pim, which is tucked away down a quiet soi with a modest entrance, but we are glad we didn't. It plays host to some of the best rooms we've seen for its price range: they're ... Read the full review of Baan Pim.

    4 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Baan Orapin

    Baan Orapin

    Delightful

    150 Charoenrat Rd, Chiang Mai
    T: (053) 243 677; F: (053) 247 142

    Baan Orapin is a delightful find which sits on the east side of the Ping River within easy walking distance of the riverside bars. The tasteful, spacious and spotless rooms are furnished with firm ... Read the full review of Baan Orapin.

    4 stars 600B to 1,500B 9 votes Flashpacker
  • Nice Mum Lodge

    Nice Mum Lodge

    Up and coming

    3 Loi Kroh Soi 2, Chiang Mai
    T: (089) 446 4576;

    The Nice Mum Lodge opened its doors in Chiang Mai around a year ago and though we had been somewhat put off by the slightly twee name, we checked it out it proves to be quite a worthwhile ... Read the full review of Nice Mum Lodge.

    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Imperial Mae Ping

    Imperial Mae Ping

    Pick of the biggies

    155 Sridonchai Rd, Chang Klan
    T: (053) 283 900; F: (053) 270 181

    The good old Imperial is our pick among the selection of large chain hotels situated in this part of town due mainly to the fact that, despite it being a large concrete block like all the others, it ... Read the full review of Imperial Mae Ping.

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Huen Panicha

    Huen Panicha

    Cosy and homely

    Loi Kroh Soi 2, Chang Klan
    T: (053) 208828;

    Huen Panicha is located down a quiet soi off busy Loi Kroh and near the night bazaar. A small, cosy little guesthouse with a family feel to it, it's a pleasant old but well-maintained house that's ... Read the full review of Huen Panicha.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Amora Hotel

    Amora Hotel

    Stunning views

    22 Chaiyaphum Rd, Chang Klan
    T: (053) 251 531; F: (053) 251 465

    Built in 2001, but recently fully redecorated, Amora Hotel is a stone's throw from Tha Phae Gate area yet offers stunning mountain views over Doi Suthep by virtue of its 14 floors. Overall, it's a ... Read the full review of Amora Hotel.

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Karinthip Village

    Karinthip Village

    Affordable luxury

    50 Changmoi Khao Rd, Soi 2
    T: (053) 235 414-8; F: (053) 874 305

    Easy to miss and well tucked away, Karinthip Village is a large resort once you do find it. Much of the space is taken up by a large pool surrounded by lush, well-maintained gardens. Even the car ... Read the full review of Karinthip Village.

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
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    Chiangmai Inn Guesthouse

    Another great deal

    15/1 Chaiyaphum Rd, Soi 2
    T: (053) 251 400; F: (053) 251 401

    Just off the moat road down another quiet Chiang Mai lane, the very affordable and good value Chiangmai Inn is housed in a modern white building and is a bit of a haven. It's nicely laidout and rooms ... Read the full review of Chiangmai Inn Guesthouse.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Chiang Mai Thai House

    Chiang Mai Thai House

    Good flashpacker option

    5/1 Tha Pae Rd, Soi 5, Chang Klan
    T: (053) 904 110, (053) 904 737;

    A long-standing favourite of ours in Chiang Mai’s mid-range accommodation category is the excellent Chiang Mai Thai House (see here for our budget pick). Location’s one of the strong points of ... Read the full review of Chiang Mai Thai House.

    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 22 votes Flashpacker
  • Raming Lodge

    Raming Lodge

    Okay for low season, forget hig

    17-19 Loi Kroh Rd
    T: (053) 271 777; F: (053) 270 039

    Raming Lodge Hotel has one entrance on busy Loi Kroh and another on the quiet soi behind, so it can appear to be either a tranquil or hectic spot depending upon which direction you approach it from. ... Read the full review of Raming Lodge.

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 3 votes Midrange
  • Manee Guesthouse

    Manee Guesthouse

    Clean, new and friendly

    23/5 Moon Muang Rd Soi 7, Chiang Mai
    T: (053) 227 210; F: (053) 227 210

    Right beside a temple, Manee Guesthouse is a lovely clean building with simple but large rooms and a selection of amenities, all set in the well-located Moon Muang Rd area of Chiang Mai. Run by a ... Read the full review of Manee Guesthouse.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 2 votes Backpacker
  • Tha Pae Place Hotel

    Tha Pae Place Hotel

    Good midrange hotel

    2 Tha Pae, Soi 3
    T: (053) 270 159; F: (053) 271 982

    For the price, the Tha Pae Place Hotel is a pretty good deal if you're after a standard midrange hotel within easy walking distance of Chiang Mai's central attractions. The hotel is clean and has ... Read the full review of Tha Pae Place Hotel.

    2.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 2 votes Flashpacker

Riverside district

  • Galare Guest House

    Galare Guest House

    Old favourite, riverside spot

    7 Charoenprathet Soi 2
    T: (053) 818 887; F: (053) 279 088

    The very popular long-running Galare boasts a great riverside location. Galare might lack the swimming pool of their more prestigious neighbour, Riverside, but they are welcoming and friendly, which ... Read the full review of Galare Guest House.

    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 10 votes Flashpacker

Old city: Northeast

East of Phrapokklao Road and north of Ratchadamnoen is Chiang Mai's traditional tourist accommodation heartland, the Tha Pae area and the maze of narrow alleys or sois off Moonmuang Road, behind Somphet market. Formerly this area was almost uniquely populated with low budget guesthouses but now you'll find a wider range through to flashpacker and up to a couple of midrange Lanna-style spots, some of which are excellent choices. Some of the longstanding and better known spots can get very busy in high season and some clearly appear to rest on their laurels somewhat. Yes, there are some great deals but be warned service may not always be the most welcoming in Chiang Mai here.

  • Tamarind Village Hotel

    Tamarind Village Hotel

    Famous boutique hotel

    50/1 Ratchadamnoen Road, Tambon Sri Phum
    T: (053) 418 896-9; F: (053) 418 900

    Tamarind Village is a very popular downtown boutique hotel located on Ratchadamnoen — the Sunday Walking Street -- in the heart of the Old City. The Lanna style whitewashed buildings set around a ... Read the full review of Tamarind Village Hotel.

    4.5 stars 4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
  • Sri Pat Guesthouse

    Sri Pat Guesthouse

    Good midrange option

    16 Moonmuang Rd, Soi 7, Sri Phum
    T: (053) 218 716; F: (053) 218 718

    The well maintained and popular Sri Pat is certainly one of the best midrange options in this part of town. A new, but tastefully designed building houses clean and well-decorated rooms featuring all ... Read the full review of Sri Pat Guesthouse.

    4.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 9 votes Flashpacker
  • Vieng Mantra

    Vieng Mantra

    Affordable luxury

    Ratchadamnoen Rd, Soi 1, Sri Phum
    T: (053) 326 640-2; F: (053) 326 643

    A large midrange Lanna-style resort squeezed into a traditional backpacker area, don't be put off by the upmarket exterior of Vieng Mantra. The well designed spot offers such excellent rooms at ... Read the full review of Vieng Mantra.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Awana House

    Awana House

    A clear favourite in the area

    Ratchadamnoen Soi 1
    T: (053) 419 005;

    There are plenty of options in this small soi situated immediately behind the M Hotel at Tha Pae Gate and this flashpacker place was one of our clear favourites. Another pastel green building — the ... Read the full review of Awana House.

    4 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Rama Guesthouse

    Rama Guesthouse

    Classy but cheap

    8 Moonmuang Rd, Soi 5, Sri Phum
    T: (053) 225 027;

    Continue down the busy section on Soi 5 until the guesthouses start to thin out and you'll find bright red painted French/Thai owned Rama set in an immaculate little garden. Rooms are also immaculate ... Read the full review of Rama Guesthouse.

    4 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Hotel M

    Hotel M

    Newly refurbished and a good deal

    2-6 Ratchadamnoen Rd
    T: (053) 211 069-70; F: (053) 217 416

    This is the former Monti Hotel — a longstanding operation — and is situated right opposite Tha Pae Gate, on the corner of Ratchadamnoen and Moonmuang Roads. The Monti was okay but they've made a ... Read the full review of Hotel M.

    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Yourhouse Guesthouse

    Yourhouse Guesthouse

    Three for the price of one

    8 Ratchavithi Rd Soi 2
    T: (053) 217 492;

    This one's been around for over 20 years now so they must be doing something right and indeed there's now a Yourhouse 2 and 3 down the same soi. #1 is in the original old teak house and has the ... Read the full review of Yourhouse Guesthouse.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 6 votes Backpacker
  • Libra Guesthouse

    Libra Guesthouse

    A rabbit warren of average rooms

    28 Moonmuang Rd, Soi 9
    T: (053) 210 687;

    There's one guesthouse after another down this soi near Somphet market but Libra was one that caught our eye. It has a well organised, agreeable sitting area and cafe and good room rates for simple ... Read the full review of Libra Guesthouse.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 17 votes Backpacker
  • CM Blue House

    CM Blue House

    One of the best bets in its range

    30/1 Moonmuang Rd, Soi 6, Chiang Mai
    T: (053) 418 512;

    One of our clear budget accommodation favourites in Chiang Mai is the aptly named, to give it its full title, Chiang Mai Blue House. Being a pleasant shade of blue, full of lush plants and attractive ... Read the full review of CM Blue House.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 39 votes Backpacker
  • Jonadda Guest House

    Jonadda Guest House

    Spotless rooms

    23/1 Ratchavithi Rd Soi 2
    T: (053) 227 281;

    Jonadda Guest House is another spot down bustling little soi 2 in the northeast corner of Chiang Mai. This Aussie/Thai-run guesthouse is well located with friendly staff and offers simple but ... Read the full review of Jonadda Guest House.

    3 stars Under 600B 8 votes Backpacker

Old city: Northwest

West of Phrapokklao and north of Ratchadamnoen, this is a generally quiet part of central Chiang Mai. It's mostly residential but also has some good accommodation choices and is only a short walk from the action.

  • The Twenty Lodge

    The Twenty Lodge

    New and different

    8 Singharat Rd, Soi 3, Sri Phum
    T: (053) 326 233; F: (053) 326 232

    Ah — a new midrange place that isn't done out in Lanna style! We're actually not quite sure what style it is but it looks good. There's a nicely restored old wooden house painted a bright pastel ... Read the full review of The Twenty Lodge.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • De Lanna Boutique Hotel

    De Lanna Boutique Hotel

    One of the best value 'Lanna' options

    44 Intawarorot Rd, Sri Phum
    T: (053) 326 278-9; F: (053) 326 277

    We almost missed this midrange option since it's in a part of town we thought devoid of hotels, but we're glad we found it. Their brochure claims it's modern and decorative, convenient and ... Read the full review of De Lanna Boutique Hotel.

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Tiptop Thai House

    Tiptop Thai House

    And tiptop it is too

    27/2 Singharat Rd, Soi 3, Sri Phum
    T: (053) 212 232;

    In the late 90s brother and sister pair Deng and Noi decided to convert their 50-year-old Chiang Mai family home into a charming guesthouse, complete with hardwood floors, impeccable rooms, a teak ... Read the full review of Tiptop Thai House.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Baan Lansa

    Baan Lansa

    Funky old-style wooden chalets

    98/10 Ratchadamnoen Rd
    T: (084) 608 9215;

    Baan Lansa boasts old-style, wooden chalets in a garden, a guesthouse formula that you don't see around much anymore in downtown Chiang Mai — we're not sure how long it'll be before someone buys ... Read the full review of Baan Lansa.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • The Red Hibiscus

    The Red Hibiscus

    Bit out the way but nice and quiet

    1 Arak Soi 2, Sri Phum
    T: (053) 416 074-5; F: (053) 217 631

    Set right in the northwestern corner of the old city, Red Hibiscus has well maintained, standard size rooms, all kitted out with air-con, Thai TV, fridge and hot showers. There's a tour desk, car and ... Read the full review of The Red Hibiscus.

    3 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker

Old city: Southeast

The maze of sois between Prapokklao and the moat and up to Ratchadamnoen on the north side is now almost as busy as the Somphet district and has plenty of bars and restaurants as well as a wide range of accommodation in all categories.

  • Diva Guesthouse

    Diva Guesthouse

    Great budget deal

    84/13 Ratchapakinai Rd, Phra Sing
    T: (053) 273 851;

    Actually run by the people who set up Julie GH, this is a relatively new addition in the increasingly busy south end of Ratchapakinai Road and a very welcome one at that. Diva is pleasantly ... Read the full review of Diva Guesthouse.

    4.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Bodhi Serene

    Bodhi Serene

    Very classy but with some excellent deals

    110 Ratchapakinai Rd, Phra Singh
    T: (053) 903 900; F: (053) 903 901

    A lot of new accommodation has sprung up in this part of town including several of the flashy Lanna style places — think lots of wood, white walls and plenty of objets d'art scattered around — ... Read the full review of Bodhi Serene.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Pha-Tai House

    Pha-Tai House

    Popular backpacker to midrange spot

    48/1 Ratchapakinai Rd
    T: (053) 278 013; F: (053) 274 075

    Pha Tai's success has led to a series of upgrades and extensions and indeed ongoing work will take the room total up to 48. They've kept some of their older rooms as budget options, so they now cover ... Read the full review of Pha-Tai House.

    4 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Julie Guest House

    Julie Guest House

    Guesthouse with a capital 'G'

    7/1 Soi 5 Phrapokklao Rd
    T: (053) 274 355;

    The archetypal guesthouse! If you looked up Thailand/backpacker/guesthouse in Wikipedia you'd probably see a photo of Julie GH, and if you wondered what Khao San looked like 20 years ago, check this ... Read the full review of Julie Guest House.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 21 votes Backpacker
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    Smile House Boutique

    Guesthouse with pool

    5 Rachamanka Soi 2, Phra Singh
    T: (053) 208 661-2;

    Smile House boasts a good central but tranquil location down a quiet soi just off Moonmuang Road. It has clean rooms and a lovely garden area with a swimming pool, so it's a great deal with rooms ... Read the full review of Smile House Boutique.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • All in 1 Guesthouse

    All in 1 Guesthouse

    Cosy and friendly

    31/1 Moonmuang Soi1/2
    T: (053) 207 133;

    All in 1 is one of our clear favourites among the clutch of guesthouses along Moonmuang Soi 1 and 2, with a particularly nice café/garden/sitting area out front facing the quiet soi, which serves ... Read the full review of All in 1 Guesthouse.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
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    Baan Nud-Kun

    Chiang Mai's women-only guesthouse

    32-34 Ratchapakinai, Phra Singh
    T: (081) 493 1034;

    This is the first women-only guesthouse we've come across in Chiang Mai and maybe they've spotted a gap in the market; the owner says the reasoning is mostly to do with shared bathrooms. It's an ... Read the full review of Baan Nud-Kun.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Chiang Mai Boutique House

    Chiang Mai Boutique House

    Good deal, midrange choice

    2 Ratchapakinai Rd
    T: (053) 279 391; F: (053) 279 392

    The street in front of Chiang Mai Boutique House isn't quite the quiet lane they make it out to be but apart from that this new entry in the Chiang Mai accommodation charts is spot on! Spanking new, ... Read the full review of Chiang Mai Boutique House.

    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Top North Hotel

    Top North Hotel

    Comfortable hotel

    41 Moon Muang Rd
    T: (053) 279 623-25; F: (053) 279 626

    This large, centrally-located hotel has a range of rooms, all with private bathrooms. The rooms are clean and the staff are courteous though there has been no effort at all made to decorate or make ... Read the full review of Top North Hotel.

    3 stars Under 600B 6 votes Backpacker
  • Giant House

    Giant House

    Basic cheap rooms

    24/1 Soi 6 Moon Muang Rd
    T: (053) 227 338;

    With its rasta-themed shopfront and laidback attitude, Giant Guesthouse has long been a home away from home for many a traveller seeking a cheap place to stay with a welcoming, communal vibe in a ... Read the full review of Giant House.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Top North Guest House

    Top North Guest House

    A Chiang Mai institution

    15 Moon Muang Rd Soi 2
    T: (053) 278 900; F: (053) 278 485

    Possibly the most famous guesthouse in town, this large, longstanding guesthouse is an okay choice for families or travellers willing to pay a little more for some minimal creature comforts. Rooms ... Read the full review of Top North Guest House.

    2 stars Under 600B 12 votes Backpacker

Old city: Southwest

Here we're including the area west of Prapokklao and south of Ratchadamnoen, which is slightly busier than the northwest but still a largely residential and fairly quiet neighbourhood. There are increasing numbers of hotels and guesthouses here though, with some good choices in all categories and ever more expected to appear.

  • Seven Suns Residence

    Seven Suns Residence

    Great flashpacker value

    155 Ratchamanka Rd, Chiang Mai
    T: (053) 814 325; F: (053) 814276

    Don’t let the somewhat austere frontage of Seven Suns Residence put you off; the interior is cosy and welcoming and this recent addition to Chiang Mai’s midrange options, though still a work in ... Read the full review of Seven Suns Residence.

    4.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • 3 Sis Vacation Lodge

    3 Sis Vacation Lodge

    A wonderful addition with friendly staff

    150 Phrapokklao Rd
    T: (053) 273 243; F: (053) 273 380

    It took us a while to decipher the arty writing on the board outside 3 Sis Vacation Lodge. 3 Sis Vacation Lodge — ex the 3 Sis (as in 3 sisters) Bed and Breakfast — used to be a cosy operation ... Read the full review of 3 Sis Vacation Lodge.

    4.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 9 votes Midrange
  • The Rim Resort

    The Rim Resort

    Very swish but check for great deals

    51/2 Arak Rd, Phra Singh
    T: (053) 903 999; F: (053) 903 998

    Having plumped for Chiang Mai Blue House as our Chiang Mai budget recommendation and suggested Chiang Mai Thai House as a mid-range fave, we’ll round out this mini-series with our top pick in the ... Read the full review of The Rim Resort.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
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    More Relax Guest House

    What it says on the can

    1 Rachamanka Soi 7A, Chiang Mai
    T: (053) 814052;

    If you’re looking to avoid the Thailand backpacker party scene – the part full of too many buckets and memories meant to last a lifetime but that can’t be recalled the next morning — look no ... Read the full review of More Relax Guest House.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Parasol Inn

    Parasol Inn

    For art lovers

    105/1 Prapokklao Rd. Klangwiang intersection
    T: (053) 814 011; F: (053) 814 015

    Parasol Inn doesn't look much from outside and you could almost miss the small entrance but it holds a few surprises inside. Firstly, though the street level reception is pretty tiny, the inside is ... Read the full review of Parasol Inn.

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Deejai Backpackers

    Deejai Backpackers

    Worth seeking out

    193/1-2 Ratchamanka Rd, Phra Singh
    T: (053) 814 777;

    Deejai Backpackers is slightly out of the way, within the old town though not in the regular guesthouse area, but it's well worth seeking out and has a good location nonetheless. Located in Upper ... Read the full review of Deejai Backpackers.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
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    Green Tulip House

    Good low season deal

    18 Samlan Rd
    T: (053) 278 367;

    Green Tulip is green… yellow, orange, red and every other colour you might think of, but at least they've made an effort with the decoration and the place is bright, if not to everyone's taste. The ... Read the full review of Green Tulip House.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

South Chiang Mai

South of the moat, towards the eastern south-facing Chiang Mai Gate (Haiya district), is not a traditional tourist accommodation area but there are a few spots worth mentioning and the area just across from the Gate with the Wualai Saturday walking market is certainly upcoming with new cafes, bars and restaurants opening. Off Suriwong Road and close to the moat is another mazy area of cute narrow sois with a few guesthouse options. All in all this is not a bad, non-touristy part of town to stay in and it\'s still within walking district of most of the action anyway. Expect more guesthouses to spring up in this part of town.

  • Tri Yaan Na Ros

    Tri Yaan Na Ros

    Stunning!

    156 Wualai Rd, Haiya
    T: (053) 273 174; F: (053) 273 137

    This is one of the best looking spots we've visited in any district of Chiang Mai, a bit tucked away down Wualai — Saturday walking street — but well worth the effort to find. Wualai Road access ... Read the full review of Tri Yaan Na Ros.

    4.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Thannatee Boutique Hotel

    Thannatee Boutique Hotel

    Not easily forgotten

    2/3 7 Rajchiangsaen Rd, Soi 2, Tambon Haiya, Chiang Mai
    T: (053) 274 4500;

    Thannatee Boutique Hotel is one of the most interesting new spots we’ve looked at in a while in Chiang Mai city, or anywhere else for that matter. It boasts an excellent location and highly ... Read the full review of Thannatee Boutique Hotel.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Chiang Mai Gate Hotel

    Chiang Mai Gate Hotel

    Excellent midrange option

    11/10 Suriyawong Rd, Haiya
    T: (053) 203 899; F: (053) 279 085

    A popular midrange hotel, the Chiang Mai Gate manages to give a small and friendly impression despite having more than 120 rooms. It is slightly out of the way but a two-minute tuk tuk ride or ... Read the full review of Chiang Mai Gate Hotel.

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange

West Chiang Mai

This is the Suan Dok side of Chiang Mai, encompassing Suthep district lying between the old city and Doi Suthep itself.

  • Artel Nimman Hotel

    Artel Nimman Hotel

    Upcycled good value

    40 Nimmanhemin Rd Soi 3
    T: (081) 594 6233;

    Artel is an “upcycled” hotel, making use of discarded windows and veranda columns to create a creative, special space; if you’re looking for a different place to stay in Chiang Mai, it’s an ... Read the full review of Artel Nimman Hotel.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Bunthomstan Guesthouse

    Bunthomstan Guesthouse

    Cute and thoughtful

    7 Nimmanhemin Soi 5, Suthep, Chiang Mai
    T: (053) 217 768;

    We’ve covered eateries in Chiang Mai’s chic Nimmanhemin district so now it’s time for a few suggestions on places to stay in this upcoming area of town. Our first pick: cute, garden-set ... Read the full review of Bunthomstan Guesthouse.

    4 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Ayatana Resort

    Ayatana Resort

    Pick of the Lanna-style resorts

    99/19 Moo 14 Suthep Road, Suthep
    T: (053) 811 388;

    Some way out of the centre — down a winding wooded lane at the foot of Doi Suthep — so we can only guess that the excellent rates Ayatana offer are to compensate for tuk tuk fees getting in and ... Read the full review of Ayatana Resort.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Chiang Mai Orchid

    Chiang Mai Orchid

    Large, modern four-star with some good deals

    23 Huay Kaew Rd, Suthep
    T: (053) 222 091-9; F: (053) 221 625

    Chiang Mai Orchid is a large, modern, standard Thai hotel located next to Central department store on the road leading up to the zoo and Doi Suthep. It compares favourably with the selection of ... Read the full review of Chiang Mai Orchid.

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange

North Chiang Mai

  • HeyHa555 Dormtel

    HeyHa555 Dormtel

    Outstanding hospitality and value

    50 Muendamprakot Road
    T: (053) 231 859;

    Lanna-style boutique hotels have flooded the sois of Chiang Mai in recent years, and even though HeyHa555 Dormtel aims for just the opposite aesthetic, its owners offer up Thai hospitality at its ... Read the full review of HeyHa555 Dormtel.

    4.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker


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