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Diamond Riverside Hotel
Ranked #321 of 395 Hotels in Chiang Mai
An Agoda Traveller
Reviewed 20 December 2009

  • Stayed: December 2009
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An Agoda Traveller
Reviewed 24 November 2009

  • Stayed: November 2009
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Reviewed 25 September 2009

A relative suggested that we stay at this hotel while in Chiang Mai due to fact that it's located conveniently near the Night Bazaar. There were unexplained noises during the late evening. We couldn't fall asleep for the entire night. We kept hearing screaming noises as if someone was in distressed or danger. No other electrical device could have produced that type of sounds. It was very disturbing. The next door T.V. blasted in full volume right in the middle of the night, and we found out in the morning that no one was in the neighboring room. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone, except to someone who is interested in something of a paranormal.

  • Stayed: January 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2009

this was THE worst hotel i have ever stayed in (and i have stayed in some pretty questionable places). When we first arrived we thought, hmmm looks okay, nice aesthetic details in the lobby until you REALLY looked. it was as if this hotel was in its prime in the 70s and a bomb fell shortly after and it was never cleaned or updated / kept up since. this place was so dirty - the carpet had stains on it all through the hotel. the room was dusty, there was poop droppings in the drawers, blood stains on the sheets and then the cockroaches came out. HUGE cockroaches the size of my cellphone. we had to call the desk to get help. they sent up a man who hosed our room down with thai bug spray (probably not USDA approved obviously). we ended up plugging all drains ourselves and kept the bug spray by our bed. needless to say we did not sleep well that night. other things to note - the back courtyard again looks like it was abandoned in the 1970s. wooden decks were rotting, the pool was a greenish brown and had leaves in it. there was even a dead cat carcass on one of the tables. the breakfast buffet was very un-hygenic. ants on the buffet table, dirty cups, the creamer was turned. i refused to eat anything after thinking about how many cockroaches were probably crawling all over the kitchen. and this place was also in a sort of shady area - my friend and i left to get a drink after the first cockroach sighting and realized that we were surrounded by hookers at every bar we went to. they were all really nice to us two american gals but it should tell you something. we didn't necessarily feel unsafe as the thai are all very friendly and it was close to the bazaar but who cares?? STAY AWAY FROM THIS [--] and pay extra money for better accommodations!!!

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled with friends
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An Agoda Traveller
Reviewed 26 March 2009

  • Stayed: March 2009
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Reviewed 25 February 2009

  • Stayed: February 2009
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Reviewed 10 March 2008

We wanted to stay somewhere nice for our two nights in Chiang Mai and on the advice of the Thailand Eye Witness guide who described it as a "luxury" hotel we booked a room. How I wish we had been familiar with Trip Advisor at that time. The place was deserted. Despite having 400+ rooms we saw hardly anyone else. It was like the hotel from The Shining. It really freaked me out. Was obviously grand and beautiful circa 1973 but looks like it hasn't been cleaned or painted or repaired since. Now its dirty with stained sheets, peeling wallpaper,rude indifferent staff, cockroaches and mold. Everything you don't want in a hotel this has. Worst hotel ever but at least it gave us a very memorable experience! ha ha. We also had to have a fair few drinks so we could feel comfortable closing our eyes at night.

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled as a couple
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Address: 33/10-11 Charoen Prated Rd., Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #321 of 395 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range: £17 - £20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Diamond Riverside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 312
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