Just came back from Chiangmai, stayed in Banilah for 5 nights. Love the place and the people there so much. The manager, Ob is a great lady, who showed us a detail map and tell us where to go, how to save money on the trip, which cafe or restaurant is good and so on... and we had good chats everyday!
The guesthouse doens't serve breakfast, but they sell very good coffee. You can bring your own food and enjoy their coffee at the lobby. Don't have to worry about food, a local market and some small restaurants are just 5-10 mins walking distance. What I love about this location is it is not too far away from "Old city" yet it is not a foreigner place. You can't find much foreigner bars and restaurants nearby, but mostly local market and shops.
The room itself is good as it only cost about USD15 for an air-conditioned room with private bathroom. But it will be good if you bring your own little thermo flask with you as you can't boil hot water in the room, but you can get free hot water from the lobby. Also, bring your own hair dryer as well. They will give you one lovely handmade soap everyday, which smells really good. I bring home some as a souvenir.
They have plenty of cats walking around, but it won't bother you much as they normally sleep at a corner, so those who are afraid of cats no need to worry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Chiang Mai and warm welcome to Banilah guest house. Banilah has renovated a building and transformed it into a unique style, comfortable, eye-pleasing fusion with Lanna senses. The combinations of Lanna arts and modern designs will penetrate through your please and touch your heart. You will value your relaxation time more than ever at Banilah. Banilah offers more than what you've expected for what you pay. All of our rooms are decorated with boutique and unique stye, with en-suite bathroom. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Banilah Hotel Chiang Mai