The 3 Sis

The 3 Sis

Simple but effective

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Popular 3 Sis has built up a solid following in Chiang Mai’s accommodation scene thanks to its great location, efficient staff and well-priced, comfortable rooms.

Travelfish says:

The 3 Sis is slightly tricky to find as the main frontage on Phrapokklao Road is taken up by their restaurant, with B&B only appearing in small letters. The actual hotel entrance is down the adjacent alley, Soi 8. The location in the Old City, more or less exactly opposite the entrance to Wat Chedi Luang, is great.

A double room in the front building. : Mark Ord.
A double room in the front building. Photo: Mark Ord

On entering you’ll find yourself in a spacious lobby laid out with a wooden decking area, plenty of northern Thai wooden furniture, a computer desk for guest use, reception and a tour desk. The principal three-storey square block has a roofed, but otherwise open, atrium running the full height of the building which brightens the lobby area and upper corridors. Huge chandeliers fill the space, interior upper corridors are lined with carved wooden balustrades and the overall effect is very impressive.

With so much effort having gone into the communal areas it’s odd that the rooms are on the plain and simple side. There’s nothing at all wrong with them—they’re comfortable, clean and well-appointed—just simple, painted white and minimally decorated. Room size isn’t huge so lack of clutter makes sense and the most important feature—beds—are large and solid, plus they come with often-overlooked bedside lamps. There’s also a fridge, tea- and coffee-making facilities, bathrobes and decently sized bathrooms. A second building towards the rear, known as the Vacation Lodge, has slightly larger rooms with varnished wooden floors and more attention to decor along with higher rates.

Street frontage. : Mark Ord.
Street frontage. Photo: Mark Ord

The included breakfast gets good reviews as does their in-house restaurant serving local and Western favourites. All in all, 3 Sis is a very good value deal.

Contact details for The 3 Sis

Address: 150 Phrapokklao Rd, Phra Sing
T: (053) 273 243;  F: (053) 273 380  
Email: 3sisbnb@gmail.com
Web: http://www.the3sis.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º59'18.19" E, 18º47'12.3" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard double room
Front building
1,500 baht 1,700 baht
Superior double room
Vacation Lodge
1,650 baht 1,950 baht

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Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.

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