A fair back-up
The smart and freshly painted mauve and white exterior of the Maesai Complex, with pot plants and credit card stickers, is somewhat deceptive and rooms, though adequate, are a bit on the tired side.
Mind you from the exterior, it also looks pricey but it isn’t. The reception area, which includes some communal seating, has a modern and clean look. Rooms are affordable, with some looking back over the town and others giving directly onto the Sai River itself. Other than price, the river view is about the best thing the hotel has going for it and while air-con rooms are large and airy, fan rooms are small and dingy. There’s no decor to speak of, but all rooms do have ensuite hot showers. This would not be our first choice, but if S-House is full, you don’t want to stretch to Wang Thong and you prefer to stay centrally, then their air-con rooms should be okay for one night. Breakfast is included, but basic. When we visited, staff were helpful though spoke little English.
The location is on the river road to the east of the bridge; you do get the impression that this isn’t the most salubrious part of town.
Address: Riverfront Rd east, Mae Sai
T: (053) 731 871; (085) 406 0601; (094) 761 8003 ;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º52'52.65" E, 20º26'39.76" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan private bathroom||350 baht||350 baht|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||450 baht||450 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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