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Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is a small town, with many of the guesthouses close to the centre or near the river. The main backpacker quarter is at the northern end of town near the Mae Kok River, though to the west of town lie a couple of other options. Modern business-style hotels are scattered throughout town while the luxury digs are on the outskirts. A hot shower is really worth the extra money even if you're on a tight budget, as Chiang Rai can get very cool in the evening.

  • Mae Kok Villa

    Mae Kok Villa

    A wide range of options

    445 Singhakhlai Rd
    T: (053) 711 766;

    Mae Kok Villa has its rooms housed in three buildings set behind a dilapidated mansion you can see from Singhaklai Road. The right building has basic and functional rooms with variable cold-water ... Read the full review of Mae Kok Villa.

    4.5 stars Under 600B 3 votes Backpacker
  • The Legend Resort and Spa

    The Legend Resort and Spa

    Top quality resort and spa to sooth aching limbs

    Thanam Rd
    T: (053) 910 400; F: (053) 719 650

    The hotel is one of the high end resorts in Chiang Rai, with the advantage of being a 5 minute drive from the centre. Walking would take 20 minutes, but the hotel has cycles as well as a shuttle ... Read the full review of The Legend Resort and Spa.

    4 stars 4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
  • Laluna Hotel and Resort

    Laluna Hotel and Resort

    Great family spot

    160 Moo 14 Sanarmbin Rd, Chiang Rai
    T: (053) 756 570/442-3; F: (053) 756 558

    Laluna Hotel and Resort is a great midrange, family-friendly spot that’s located slightly out of town down a residential street close to the airport, though not impractically so since a five-minute ... Read the full review of Laluna Hotel and Resort.

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    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Wiang Inn

    Wiang Inn

    Smart but mid-range, with rooftop pool

    893 Paholyothin Rd
    T: (053) 711 533; F: (053) 711 877

    Not to be confused with the Wang Come, this is one of the hotels most regularly used by tour groups. It describes itself as a luxury hotel but with a new Le Meridien in town, the rating will have ... Read the full review of Wiang Inn.

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Wang Come Inn

    Wang Come Inn

    Big modern hotel in the centre

    869 Pemawibhata Rd
    T: (053) 711 800;

    Of the three central hotels, this is the biggest. Used by Thai businesspeople the hotel looks a bit 1970s but it has most of the facilities of a three-star hotel without excelling in any. A large ... Read the full review of Wang Come Inn.

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

    Lek House

    A new and bright hotel with its own pool

    7/1095 Ratyotha Rd
    T: (053) 756 265;

    Lek House has been completely transformed from its older and not so great former self. Refurbished in bright colours Lek is now a modern and comfortable place to stay, with the big draw of its own ... Read the full review of Lek House.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 6 votes Backpacker
  • Ben Guesthouse

    Ben Guesthouse

    Outstanding value

    351/10 Sankhong Noi Rd Soi 4, can also be reached by Ratyotha Soi 1
    T: (053) 716 775;

    The Lanna-style Ben Guesthouse looks impressive from outside, and inside the place is clean, well cared for and excellent value. Of the two buildings, the newer brick one has the better air-con ... Read the full review of Ben Guesthouse.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 6 votes Backpacker
  • Chat House

    Chat House

    A great backpacker hideaway

    3/2 Si Sangkaew Trirat Rd
    T: (053) 711 481; F: (053) 744 220

    Chat is still one of the most popular guesthouses in Chiang Rai. Located in a quiet soi about five minutes' walk from the Clock Tower, and 15 from the town centre, the guesthouse has a good range of ... Read the full review of Chat House.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 14 votes Backpacker
  • The White House

    The White House

    Good location, swimming pool

    789/9 Paholyothin Rd
    T: (053) 713 427;

    White House has a handy location, just off the main Superhighway 1 going north, and a 15-minute walk into the central part of town. Like a lot of hotels in this price bracket it may have seen better ... Read the full review of The White House.

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

    Block of a building, but neat and clean

    597 Jedyod Rd
    T: (053) 714 779;

    Jansom is at the far end of Jedyod Road, so if there were any late night revelries in the entertainment centre of Chiang Rai, guests would not hear it. The hotel looks more like an apartment block ... Read the full review of Jansom House.

    3 stars Under 600B 2 votes Backpacker
  • Orchid Hut

    Orchid Hut

    Most convenient for the bus

    114 Bus Stand/Night Bazaar
    T: (053) 712 460;

    If you want a place to stay that is close to the central bus station, this is it. The hotel is part of the rank of shops at the station and in 2009 has been brought up to date with a bright new ... Read the full review of Orchid Hut.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Lotus Guesthouse

    Lotus Guesthouse

    Spacious but a little bland

    247 Singakhlai Rd
    T: (053) 716 662;

    Lotus is clean and functional but lacking something in character. Run under Korean management, it offers rooms which have the basics, but no more. Warm-water bathrooms are good to have in the cool ... Read the full review of Lotus Guesthouse.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Mae Hong Son Guesthouse of Chiang Rai

    Mae Hong Son Guesthouse of Chiang Rai

    A sleepy family run option

    126 Singhakhlai Rd
    T: (053) 715 367;

    This very long-running guesthouse has a great homely feel and a small but very pleasant garden area to relax in. Run by Mod and Tom, a Thai/Karen couple, Mae Hong Son Guesthouse of Chiang Rai draws a ... Read the full review of Mae Hong Son Guesthouse of Chiang Rai.

    3 stars Under 600B 3 votes Backpacker


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