My girlfriend and I are spending a month in Thailand starting Dec. 15.
We've decided to spend New Year's Eve in Chiang Mai . Any suggestions for a moderately-priced but high-quality place to stay?
As a sidenote, we're currently planning on starting the trip in Krabi and spending 10 days or so exploring nearby islands, then heading up to Chiang Mai before visiting a friend in Mae Sot and finally heading to Bangkok. I have some ideas about getting from point A to points B, C, and D, but any tips would also be appreciated.
#1 jeffmshaw has been a member since 3/12/2009. Posts: 2
Three Sis Guesthouse is a top spot -- see the Chiang Mai listings for details -- not sure if they have rooms left tho.
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,643
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Thanks! It seems 3 Sis is booked. The current frontrunner is Na Inn (https://www.travelfish.org/accommodation_profile/thailand/northern_thailand/chiang_mai/chiang_mai/all/3462) unless anyone else wants to chime in. I'll report back either way ...
#3 jeffmshaw has been a member since 3/12/2009. Posts: 2
Agree about 3Sis - excellent in many ways. If full try Chiang Mai Thai House in the lanes between the old city and night bazar.
Also look at Tri Gong Residence http://www.trigong.com/ Sri Pat Guesthouse http://www.sri-patguesthouse.com/ and Lanna House http://www.lanna-house.com/
Captain Bob: I have seen your list, on another forum, of affordable accommodation w/pool. I am looking for more info.
I know CM pretty well and have stayed about 8 places and settled on the Top North Hotel as the most affordable clean place with a pool. I spent a month there when the pool was fresh water and enjoyed it.
I don't want to use the Top North Hotel again because the new salt water pool is WAY cold. Other mid to lower priced places crossed off my list for various reasons:
Lai Thai- dirty, rude
Top North GH- dirty
CM Thai House- racist, no Thais allowed
Surowonge - no sun near pool
Diamond Riverside- nice pool, dingy cob web hotel, but good location.
So getting to your short list:
Anodard Hotel- I looked but it seemed sort of worn out and dingy. Right?
Nice Place Tour- got a bad review here
Smile- Is that the place with the hot tub, loosely referred to as a pool?
I looked at the Riverview Lodge (when staying next door at the Galare). Cost a little more than most of these. Great location.
So I guess that leaves the Prince and SK?