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    Chiang Mai

    Hi Guys,

    I am planning a quick trip to Chiang Mai (4-5 days) and look for tips to find a reasonably Hotel with a central location - clean....and in an affordable price range - up to 700-1000 Bath (if that is possible??)

    I know I can search up&down the Net but personal experiences are worth a lot more knowing.....

    Any suggestions and/or personal recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

    Albarb

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    I used to stay at the Montri, but the last time I went I stayed here, and would do so again.

    Eurana Boutique Hotel Chiang Mai Thailand - Best discount hotel rates

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    I'm going to give the Centara Duangtawan a shot this time. Good location, decent price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Good location, decent price.
    It's bloody miles to the UN Irish! Terrible location!

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    I stayed at Downtown Inn. A few steps from Loi Kroh and the night market but very quiet.

    Downtown Inn Chiang Mai (Chiang Mai, Thailand) - Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor

    It is where that Kiwi girl and the 2 brits and the Thai tour-guide died from food poisoning a few months ago but actually I thought it was quite a good hotel. Decent rooms and only 800 baht in high season (a few years ago).

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    I normally stay at the Bow ChiangMai House on soi 9 just of MoonMuang Rd guesthouse chiangmai thailand
    Tel 053 211707 053 418890
    nice rooms quite entry with electronic keycard when reception is closed , no Restaurant , but plenty of options in the area , and just a little further up the soi is the Britannia , used to do a top breakfast in there , good Bacon , proper Sausages, black pudding, Mushrooms Baked Beans the works.. And real Tea if i remember rightly ...
    Travel lightly ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Centara Duangtawan
    Pretty sure I've stayed there, all good nothing bad to say about the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Good location, decent price.
    It's bloody miles to the UN Irish! Terrible location!
    Fuck off Marmite, it's five mins in a tuk tuk and most of my drivers don't mind me taking a beer with me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    I stayed at Downtown Inn. A few steps from Loi Kroh and the night market but very quiet.

    Downtown Inn Chiang Mai (Chiang Mai, Thailand) - Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor

    It is where that Kiwi girl and the 2 brits and the Thai tour-guide died from food poisoning a few months ago but actually I thought it was quite a good hotel. Decent rooms and only 800 baht in high season (a few years ago).

    Agree with you Looper - stayed there in late 08 and seemed a nice enough place. Decent location as well with the Red Lion pub almost opposite which had a lively crowd in most nights. Has had some shitty press since though .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tickiteboo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    I stayed at Downtown Inn. A few steps from Loi Kroh and the night market but very quiet.

    Downtown Inn Chiang Mai (Chiang Mai, Thailand) - Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor

    It is where that Kiwi girl and the 2 brits and the Thai tour-guide died from food poisoning a few months ago but actually I thought it was quite a good hotel. Decent rooms and only 800 baht in high season (a few years ago).

    Agree with you Looper - stayed there in late 08 and seemed a nice enough place. Decent location as well with the Red Lion pub almost opposite which had a lively crowd in most nights. Has had some shitty press since though .
    Deservedly so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Centara Duangtawan
    My choice the last few trips..

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    I stayed at the Eurana and found it was quite good. Staff friendly and helpful. Nice little place across the Soi with cafe and internet. Only let down was the breakfast at the hotel. Not really much more than catering for the Asian people.

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    wangapura - moon muang rd, on the moat, excellent location,near theape gate,just refurbished,everything you want or need 850 baht inc breakfast, booked for friends and they loved it

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    I've stayed at the Montri before, but was not impressed, least of all with the sound proofing on the moat side. Never stayed there again.

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    Chiang Mai Hotels

    To all the guys that provided replies & info's on accomodations - THANK YOU -

    I will now look at each suggestion and hope to find a suitable place to stay.

    Again - thank's for your assistance.

    Albarb

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    WARNING ballustrade might be low and do not lean on windows as well...

    any place, ask for the room underground if it's not earth quake season

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    Brilliant first hand info by the Teak Door faithful.

    Worth a motsa this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albarb View Post
    To all the guys that provided replies & info's on accomodations - THANK YOU -

    I will now look at each suggestion and hope to find a suitable place to stay.

    Again - thank's for your assistance.

    Albarb
    I ended up staying at the Galare Guesthouse; info[at]galare.com; which was a bit expensive at 750.- THB per night, but it was clean and the location was right on the river - and only a short walk to the main gate area.

    Took a River-trip the first day, a day-tour up to Doi Inthanon (quite impressive), a personal motorbike trip up to Doi Suthep (and onwards to a couple of Mountain-tribe Villages) with a fantastic view over Chiang Mai in the evening, with the city-lights spread out....
    Also took a day-trip to Chiang Rai, the golden triangle, Laos (only Memento Shops there), to the Myanmar border-crossing, Akha people & Long Neck people - back to Chiang Mai late evening arrival.

    It was a good short trip and a lot was packed into it in such a short time. Maybe there will be a follow-up vist in the future.

    Again, thanks to all your sugestions.

    Albarb

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    so lots of people gave you invaluable first-hand advice and you ignored it and went and stayed elsewhere

    why bother to ask in the first place?

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    Kim's Guest House.

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    Not high end but mellow, central and with a load of character.

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