Comfortable and clean
Considering a good location, value for money, comfort levels and helpful staff, Panorama is certainly one of the best options in Mae Hong Son.
Yes, it is situated on the main road into town, but Mae Hong Son traffic isn’t exactly heavy and front-facing rooms are protected by small, glassed-in balconies anyway. You’re a two-minute walk from the market and night market, five minutes from the lake, two minutes from the 24-hour mini-mart and 30 seconds from Crossroad’s coffee and breakfast.
Don’t be put off by the outside of the building, which has definitely seen better days (so have we!) The lobby area with its well used old teak floor, free tea and coffee and helpful staff has character, and the rooms are clean and comfortable albeit certainly nothing flashy. Decor’s limited but WiFi, hot water, fridge and TV all worked when we stayed. All rooms are now ensuite with air-con and there’s a new orange painted block over the road with superior rooms at slightly higher prices. Superior rooms are newer but the rectangular block, raised above a car park, is characterless, so we’d stick to the more than adequate standards, which are a good deal. Breakfast is an additional 100 baht per person.
By Mark Ord
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.
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