Palm House

Palm House

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Long-running Palm House is still going strong and providing very good value fan and air-con rooms in a quiet but central town setting.

Travelfish says:

It boasts clean, generously sized rooms and bathrooms with hot showers—for once not directly above the toilets. Balconies lead out to a small but pleasant garden, all set far enough off the road to provide some peace and quiet. Palm lies between Rungsiyanon Road and a smaller parallel road behind, so conveniently has two entrances.

Interior of a fan room. : Mark Ord.
Interior of a fan room. Photo: Mark Ord

The main entrance with car park, reception and a small seating area with drinks and information lies on the lane off Chaisongkran, while on the other side a footpath emerges onto the central stretch of Rungsiyanon, or Walking Street. You have a choice of five rooms in a single storey block or four rooms in a larger house.

Decoration isn’t much but all the rooms are clean, white painted and bright, with private bathrooms and hot shower. The one-storey rooms and ground floor house ones come with cute little balconies plus cane chairs and table.

There is a substantial hike from low to high season rates but then low ones are exceptional value and, in the Pai context, the high season rates are acceptable. No breakfast is included but the free water, tea and coffee for guests is a nice touch and we’ve always found staff to be friendly and helpful. This is a very good all-round deal with an excellent location.

Contact details for Palm House

Address: 3 Moo 4, 3 Rungsiyanon Rd, Wiang Tai
T: (098) 786 8520;  
Email: palm_house@hotmail.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º26'30.03" E, 19º21'30.63" N
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Room rates: Under 600B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Dbl fan private bathroom 300 baht 800 baht
Dbl air-con private bathroom 500 baht 1,200 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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