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New Year in Chiang Mai: hotel recommendations?

Posted by jeffmshaw on 3/12/2009 at 04:20

Hi all!

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.

Thanks much!


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Posted by somtam2000 on 3/12/2009 at 08:11 admin

Three Sis Guesthouse is a top spot -- see the Chiang Mai listings for details -- not sure if they have rooms left tho.

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Posted by jeffmshaw on 3/12/2009 at 09:13

Thanks! It seems 3 Sis is booked. The current frontrunner is Na Inn ( unless anyone else wants to chime in. I'll report back either way ...

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 7/12/2009 at 13:59

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 Sri Pat Guesthouse and Lanna House

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Posted by KevinCorr on 10/12/2009 at 15:04

1300 to 1650 baht and no pool! I can't imagine.

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Posted by KevinCorr on 10/12/2009 at 16:33

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?

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