Good quality for a good price
With a well-placed location, efficient service and reasonable room prices, De Lanna has justifiably become one of Chiang Mai’s most popular midrange downtown hotels.
With three three-storey blocks of rooms surrounding a well laid out garden and pool they manage to retain a boutique facade as well as having plenty of rooms (60 in total) without crossing into the large generic hotel range. De Lanna has been around for a while now and there are fancier alternatives on offer, but they’ve managed to keep rates sensible and avoid the whopping high season supplements of some competitors.
The garden area is attractive and swimming pool is of a decent enough size, plus the dining and cafe areas are agreeably done out. We did find the rooms themselves, divided into superior and deluxe, along with a few obligatory suites, to be slightly erratic in quality though.
The deluxe are large and well situated with comfortable balconies though some of the superior rooms are stuck away down dim corridors where the balconies only overlook the room opposite, and some rooms didn’t have verandas of any description.
We couldn’t quite get what discount, if any, was available for such rooms—and all superiors have a similar price tag—so it may be on a first-come, first-served basis. If possible check what you are getting before handing over your money.
Interiors are decent throughout, with a compromise between the boutique-style Lanna flourishes such as traditional fabrics and Isaan-style cushions and more contemporary lighting, paint schemes and polished concrete. As you’d expect for the prices, rooms are also all well decked out with minibars, cable TV, safety deposit boxes, toiletries, bathrobes and so on. A very good buffet breakfast is included in the spacious downstairs restaurant and bar area.
Staff seemed efficient enough with reasonable levels of English and motorbike rental plus tour and travel assistance was on hand. Overall, De Lanna represents a good balance between quality and price and is a useful option to keep in mind.
Address: 44 Inthawarorot Rd, Sri Phum
T: (053) 326 278-9; F: (053) 326 277
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º58'59.14" E, 18º47'22.16" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Extra Bed||600 baht||600 baht|
|Superior double room||2,500 baht||2,900 baht|
|Deluxe double room||2,900 baht||3,300 baht|
|Deluxe Suite||3,600 baht||4,300 baht|
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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