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New Year in Chiang Mai: hotel recommendations?

Posted by jeffmshaw on 3/12/2009 at 04:20

Hi all!

My girlfriend and I are spending a month in Thailand starting Dec. 15.

We've decided to spend New Year's Eve in Chiang Mai . Any suggestions for a moderately-priced but high-quality place to stay?

As a sidenote, we're currently planning on starting the trip in Krabi and spending 10 days or so exploring nearby islands, then heading up to Chiang Mai before visiting a friend in Mae Sot and finally heading to Bangkok. I have some ideas about getting from point A to points B, C, and D, but any tips would also be appreciated.

Thanks much!

Jeff

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Posted by somtam2000 on 3/12/2009 at 08:11 admin

Three Sis Guesthouse is a top spot -- see the Chiang Mai listings for details -- not sure if they have rooms left tho.

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Posted by jeffmshaw on 3/12/2009 at 09:13

Thanks! It seems 3 Sis is booked. The current frontrunner is Na Inn (http://www.travelfish.org/accommodation_profile/thailand/northern_thailand/chiang_mai/chiang_mai/all/3462) unless anyone else wants to chime in. I'll report back either way ...

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 7/12/2009 at 13:59

Agree about 3Sis - excellent in many ways. If full try Chiang Mai Thai House in the lanes between the old city and night bazar.

http://www.travelfish.org/accommodation_profile/thailand/northern_thailand/chiang_mai/chiang_mai/all/2149

Also look at Tri Gong Residence http://www.trigong.com/ Sri Pat Guesthouse http://www.sri-patguesthouse.com/ and Lanna House http://www.lanna-house.com/

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Posted by KevinCorr on 10/12/2009 at 15:04

1300 to 1650 baht and no pool! I can't imagine.

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Posted by KevinCorr on 10/12/2009 at 16:33

Captain Bob: I have seen your list, on another forum, of affordable accommodation w/pool. I am looking for more info.

I know CM pretty well and have stayed about 8 places and settled on the Top North Hotel as the most affordable clean place with a pool. I spent a month there when the pool was fresh water and enjoyed it.
I don't want to use the Top North Hotel again because the new salt water pool is WAY cold. Other mid to lower priced places crossed off my list for various reasons:
Lai Thai- dirty, rude
Top North GH- dirty
CM Thai House- racist, no Thais allowed
Surowonge - no sun near pool
Diamond Riverside- nice pool, dingy cob web hotel, but good location.

So getting to your short list:
Anodard Hotel- I looked but it seemed sort of worn out and dingy. Right?
Nice Place Tour- got a bad review here
Smile- Is that the place with the hot tub, loosely referred to as a pool?

I looked at the Riverview Lodge (when staying next door at the Galare). Cost a little more than most of these. Great location.

So I guess that leaves the Prince and SK?

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