If you want value for money, you will get it here. Air conditioning, twin beds for a very hard to beat price, planned to stay a day, stayed for 11 days
“Booked for 4 nights and left after the first!!!”
Checked into my room the first day and the aircon didn't work and the room reeked of years of smoking. The reception was accommodating and had me try different rooms. I ended up switching to four other rooms (leaky or dirty toilets; leaky fridges due to ice build up, smell of cigarettes ....) I finally decided for one of the rooms. Of course, wifi didn't work so I asked the reception and apparently they didn't pay their bill and got cut-off. Since it was a Sunday afternoon, they couldn't get things running until the next day!!!! Then, I decided for some wholesome TV programs instead, with no wifi being available. The old TV had only three channels with reception thru some antenna I guess, which made it a gruesome experience. Finally, it was time for some shut-eye, which ended up being the opposite. After getting only 2-3 hours of sleep, I ended up with bits all over. The next day, I just walked out..
“New Mitrapap Good value if you are not too picky”
Stayed here two weeks. Location is pretty good not far from the city center. Room was of adequate size and was cleaned every day. I think I had the twin double. I considered my room good value for my money. My room had a small refrigerator, TV and AC, all of which worked well. On the negative side, internet not always reliable, and bathroom floor never completely dry. Older building with older rooms and older appliances. I may return here if I visit Chiang Mai again.
“Lovely clean hotel let down by really bad receptionist!”
I've used this hotel more than 10 times over the last 5 years because although it's basic, it's always clean and in a good location not far from the river and easy to go to centre so great value for money. However the ladyboy (LB)receptionist who's been there a couple of years(I have nothing against LB at all) was just ridiculously rude and unhelpful. Promising to fix things and never doing it and always rude. Me and my girlfriend were stuck in the lift with another guest and after several tries to operate it but failed. When the door opened I went to tell this LB receptionist the lift is not working properly and he rudely answered 'walk and take the stairs' without even finding out if anyone is ok or stuck but instead just sat there and stared at us like we were stupid ! We did speak to some cleaning staff and they said that everyone complains about this LB! Anyway I insisted on speaking to the owner and I understand now the LB contract has been cancelled. I hope this LB has not ruined this lovely hotel because it's great value for money and the owner is really lovely! I'll still return to the hotel next time and can recommend it because it's great value and clean with a/c and private shower. By the way there's an amazing noodle restaurant about 70 meters to the left of the hotel as you leave and it's across the road!
“Horrible reception staff and facilities, but definitely cheap.”
While it is cheap with a fairly good location, the staff here are both rude and unhelpful. Also the aircon unit in our room dripped all night long as we used it. Though we hated the place...it is also definitely cheap at around only $7 a night.
Very near to the big market, clean room. Cheap.
If stay just for sleeping,, it's OK,
Front stuffs are not friendly , they never say hello even I said.
TV as can't see ball if you see tennis game.
One good thing is economy price even not so very bad room.
“The hotel from the Shining”
There are some things that are good: it's cheap, there's hot water & good water pressure, plus the AC works, though it's not very strong. Wifi is almost passable. It's not very far from the old square of Chiang Mai.
The staff are indifferent/slightly hostile toward guests. When we checked in they had no record of our reservation and I had to turn on my laptop to find it before they'd check us in. They made no effort whatsoever to find our reservation, just sat and stared at us until we were able to get on their wifi and show them our confirmation email, so if you can you should bring a printed confirmation. Also, despite their weird location they don't have maps and they don't give you directions when you ask for them:
Me: Where's 7/11?
Them: Go out and turn left.
Me: Turn left, then go straight?
Not even close to accurate directions, plus she was very obviously annoyed with me.
I think it's an old hospital that's been converted into a hotel and that's why it's so creepy, sterile and in such bad shape.
On the other had, it's very cheap, so you get what you pay for. I wouldn't stay here again, I'd pay 2 more dollars a night and stay in the charming old city.