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Laid back places in northern thailand + internet access in room?

  • webno

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    Can anyone recommend a place where I can hook up my laptop and still enjoy the beauty of the country? Like a resort, a small bungalow or alike.

    I'm searching for a place to stay in northern thailand for one month. Provinces chiang mai, chiang rai, lampun are prefered. For my one man business it's essential that I have a fairly reliable internet connection in my room.

    Other than the ADSL connection (wifi or cable) I don't need much, starting from a one room place with cold water 220V. Basically just some piece and quiet :)

    #1 Posted: 1/7/2006 - 16:34

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi webno,

    I can't specify a particular place to match your requirements, but I'd say Pai could be worth trying -- it's got a large foreign contingent living there and there's close to a zillion guesthouses, so perhaps find a place with wifi in the foyer that you'll be able to pick up from your room.

    If you do find a place that meets your needs, please let me know so I can add the wi-fi availabiity to their profile.


    #2 Posted: 3/7/2006 - 09:00

  • exacto

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    the chiang mai thai house near the tapae gate in chiang mai offers in-room wi-fi for an additional fee of 80 baht per day. i can't say that i'd recommend this place, since it is not laid back and pretty much smack in the middle of the city. but it is a reasonably comfortable place with a sparkling pool and could make a start for you until you are able to line up something else. regards.

    #3 Posted: 3/7/2006 - 09:29

  • webno

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    Pai might work yes. It has nature and it probably has wifi somewhere. I was searching something more off the main road and pai, since pai itself is a bit too crowded for my taste. Still worth checking since pai has some nice scenery and places to stay a little bit out of the centre.

    I will check that place. If it's not too expensive it will service perfectly for my arrival in chiang mai for a day or two.

    #4 Posted: 3/7/2006 - 14:17

  • wolfman

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    PAI is the place to go! if it comes to laid-backness, charm e.t.c.-there is no other place around.

    #5 Posted: 3/7/2006 - 17:21

  • webno

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    Pretty tough to find something. So far I called a zillion guesthouses, resorts, etc. from this site and other sites. (1ct/min using voip:-) ) Alot of places do provide some internet access but not in the rooms. Some do have wifi but only in lobby.

    Some places laugh at me for asking such a silly question. "No, we are guesthouse, not internet shop.. haha" :)

    So I'm going to rephraze my question. Does anyone know a knowledgeable travel agency or thai person that can provide me a budget solution (home stay, resort, guest house) with internet access in the room? I'm sure we can agree on a finders fee. (Not sure if i can leave my email in this message. (admin??))

    I'm not going to argue with your taste of course :) IMHO there's the south of thailand, the road between bangkok and mae hong song, the golden triangle.. and then there's the rest of thailand. I kinda love this 'rest of thailand'. Personal taste though.

    #6 Posted: 3/7/2006 - 18:50

  • wolfman

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    @ webno
    you got an excellent taste-no doubt at all. but you have been asking for a place in northern thailand and i reckon-if it comes to charmingness and laid-backness- pai is the place to go. should be possible to find a room with the access you need.

    #7 Posted: 3/7/2006 - 19:48

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