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    Chiang Mai Hotels

    Hi,

    Brother and sister in law visiting in November and I'm looking for a really good hotel in Old Chiang Mai for one night. Recommendations please.
    Not too bothered about cost.
    Pool is good.
    Spa is good
    Parking essential.

    The plan is to arrive around 12.00, check in, do touristy temple stuff, drinks then a really nice dinner somewhere.
    We leave the following morning for the north.

    I've gone through Booking.com and Agoda and there's just too much choice, so I thought I'd ask the experts.

    Cheers.
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    I normally stay here:

    Vieng Mantra Hotel

    Pleasant, not expensive and right by Tapae gate.

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    A year or so ago M'Sahib did a mini trip with a couple of friends, doing CM and Pai. In CM they stayed at Hotel des Artists Ping Silhouette and were quite impressed. The location was good, being next to the river and an easy walk into the old town. Standard of rooms and in-house food was excellent apparently.

    HOTEL des ARTISTS / Ping Silhouette / Overview

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    It occurs to me now that I don't actually know any decent ones in the city / old town only some places and resorts on the outskirts or outside of.

    So that's of absolutely no help at all, soz!

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    Thaks chaps I shall investigate.

    Second question, if I might make so bold. what's the very best restaurant, preferably riverside? Falang/Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    Thaks chaps I shall investigate.

    Second question, if I might make so bold. what's the very best restaurant, preferably riverside? Falang/Asia.
    https://davidskitchen.co.th/

    Gourmet western with a soupcon of Asia. But very bloody not cheap. And I mean that.

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    I second nid's recommendation (and very bloody not cheap assessment).

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    Thaks chaps I shall investigate.

    Second question, if I might make so bold. what's the very best restaurant, preferably riverside? Falang/Asia.
    David's Kitchen. Was voted in the top ten in the world on Tripadvisor.

    But you need to get online and book, it's very popular as you can imagine.

    I tried to get in there over Xmas/New Year last year and they didn't have a table until the second week of January.

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    Ok, let's forget Davids, though I'm sure it's wonderful, amy alternative riverside or high altitude restaurants to be recommended?

    I'm tending towards the The Inside House

    https://www.booking.com/hotel/th/di-...s=1&#hotelTmpl


    A tad extravagant but what the fuck.

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    The last couple of times I have been to CM stayed at the Shangri La, if you do stay make sure to get a room poolside, nice rooms and very quite, sure its not cheap - I was using up Shangri La rewards so no cost involved.

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    Shangri La

    Thank you I'll check it out.

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    We found their helipad quite handy, but on arrival at the room the towels were unfortunately in that elephant shape, rather than my preferred snogging swans configuration.

    I won’t be staying there again unless, like last time, the bill is covered by my youtube channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    Ok, let's forget Davids, though I'm sure it's wonderful, amy alternative riverside or high altitude restaurants to be recommended?

    I'm tending towards the The Inside House

    https://www.booking.com/hotel/th/di-...s=1&#hotelTmpl


    A tad extravagant but what the fuck.

    Mate the best nosherie is Chez Marco's in Loi Kroh, then you can stumble into one of the slapper bars over the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Mate the best nosherie is Chez Marco's in Loi Kroh, then you can stumble into one of the slapper bars over the road.
    Brother and sister in law visiting...
    ...they might need to ditch her first though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    ...they might need to ditch her first though.
    Ah put her in a Grab and send her to Central.


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