A nice building in a convenient location. Unfortunately, management here is lazy and clueless.
The staff are just idling around most of the time.
There is no restaurant or coffee bar in the building. Based on earlier reviews, this building used to have a restaurant. That is no longer the case. The fact that they can't even sort out a coffee and juice bar in the morning is surprising. The nearest coffee shop is 5 minutes walk away. For good coffee you need to walk 15mn to Nimman. They have 2 or 3 people at the reception doing virtually nothing all day but they can't run a little coffee and drinks bar? It's just puzzling.
The towels and sheets are all stained.
Wifi is free downstairs in the lounge by reception but you have to pay in the rooms. If the Dome had a bar in the lounge perhaps this would be a nice communal space where you could get to know your neighbors. It isn't.
There is a laundry room where you can do your own laundry. You have to buy detergent at 7 eleven. There are no racks to dry your laundry anywhere. They expect you to use one of the driers? In this climate?
We booked a "suite" for 5 days. It was advertised to have a kitchenette. We figured it would be a nice room higher up in the building with some of these mountain views they advertise. The pictures on the web showed nicely decorated and spacious rooms. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
In Thailand, expectations for kitchenettes are low. That said, here you only get one microwave, along with plates, mugs, and cutlery. Unless you want to microwave something, you're out of luck. There is no stove. There is no kettle. There is no coffee maker.
We were on the 2nd floor on the shady side with no views in a room that had clearly seen better days. It wasn't worth doubling down for a "suite" at all.
Management here is just lazy. This building could easily be great and lively. They could provide services for both short and long term residents and make money in the process. They chose not to. It's depressing.
You can survive here and the nightly rate on the studios isn't bad. For a short stay, you can do much better at one of the lodges in the old city. For long stays in the Nimman area, there are better options.
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- Also Known As:
- The Dome Hotel Chiang Mai
- Dome Chiang Mai