Very good value for money
Found just a stone’s throw from Tha Pae Gate, with a large pool and very reasonable room rates, Top North Hotel ticks a lot of boxes.
That said, it is nothing fancy: There are no boutique pretensions nor Lanna decor, but rooms are clean and more than adequate, with workable air-con, hot ensuite showers, decent WiFi and functional furnishings.
Top North Hotel is on the eastern moat road Moonmuang (and they also have a cheaper guesthouse version around the corner on Soi 2), but set back from the main road a way so it avoids the worst of the traffic noise. The hotel is laid out with a ring of four-storey blocks surrounding a very pleasant and spacious pool, bar and cafe area. The included buffet breakfast from 06:30 to 11:00 is very good and indeed at 100 baht per head is well worth considering even if you’re not staying at Top North.
Superior rooms are on the plain side, with tiled floors and spartan white walls, but are adequate, reasonably sized and clean. For a mere 700 baht including pool and breakfast, it's a good deal. Superior rooms see a bit more effort decor-wise, and they’re bright with large windows, better furniture and varnished floors. Deluxe rooms are correspondingly fancier again while their top-of-the-range suites are comparable to any midrange boutique spot.
If a simple, clean and inexpensive room is all you’re after, then Top North is a good bet, just don’t expect anything too fancy.
Address: 41 Moonmuang Rd, Phra Singh
T: (053) 279 623-5; F: (053) 279 626
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º59'35.36" E, 18º47'12.08" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||700 baht||700 baht|
|Superior double room||1,000 baht||1,000 baht|
|Deluxe double room||1,200 baht||1,200 baht|
Up to 3,800 baht
|1,300 baht||1,300 baht|
|Deluxe Suite||1,800 baht||1,800 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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