I have heard mixed reviews on whether fan or aircon is best when getting accommodation? Most places I have ended up opting for fan (eg: the resort in Koh Phangan said I was much better with fan due to sea breeze). Is this the case or should I have gotten air con in December? The places I have chosen fans are Ko Phangan, Chiang Mai & Khao Sok...
December is pretty cool (by Thai standards) in Chiang Mai, so I'd say fan is fine up there, and I'd definetly agree with opting for a seabreeze over air-con when on the beach and even in Khao Sok.
If you find it unbearably hot, just ask and you'll often be able to switch rooms.
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It can be pretty cool at night time in Chiang Mai and other parts of the north of Thailand around that time. I was in Pai in the north of Thailand in January this year & had to ask for an extra blanket at night time! A fan should be fine.