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Chiang Mai hotel recommendation - Dec-27 - Dec-30

  • leland

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    21st December, 2011
    Posts: 6

    I'm looking up recommended places from the board, but it's a busy time of year. Wondering if someone has a few good spots for mid-30s friends? Require two beds. Prefer proximity to city (i.e. no resort out of town). If cheap enough we would hire two rooms to get two beds. Ideal budget is $100 USD/night or less. Looking for a three night stay from Dec-27 through Dec-30. Any recommendations? Priorities are:
    -Proximity
    -Cleanliness
    -Aircon/comfort
    -Place to read / chill out at hotel or nearby
    -Unique/boutique/atmosphere/je ne sais quoi

    Non-priorities:
    -Luxury or frills

    Le Meridien is booked, otherwise I would be doing that (have a lot of SPG points).

    #1 Posted: 29/11/2013 - 01:08

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  • goonistik

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    Location Philippines
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    I liked this place. The only thing I didn't like was that my room was on the 3rd floor and I had to climb the stairs. But it is not a deal breaker for me. The place is in the middle of the old city so most of the historic sites and markets are a short walk away.

    http://www.3sisbedandbreakfast.com/

    #2 Posted: 29/11/2013 - 08:30

  • leland

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    Posts: 6

    They were one of the few that I emailed before posting. Great minds :) No response for a few days :(

    #3 Posted: 29/11/2013 - 17:38

  • leland

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    21st December, 2011
    Posts: 6

    Ended up with CM Bluehouse, hopefully a good one. Reviews, like all, are mixed with the highest of highs and some lows.

    #4 Posted: 7/12/2013 - 19:20

  • Captain_Bob

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    Be happy to have a decent clean central room booked through those busy days. Agree 3Sis is nice (put up my family there during a visit, satisfied customers) but not surprised it's probably booked through those busy days. CM Blue House is more like a cheap motel with rooms set along open balconies facing inward over an alcove with loads of plants and a tiny man-made waterfall. Nice leafy hanging-around space on the ground floor. I lived there most of 2004-5 and have recommended it numerous times since. As the name implies there is a pervasive calming blue everywhere.

    #5 Posted: 8/12/2013 - 05:54

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