You pay very little for the place. About 250baht for some rooms. It looks like a beautiful cool place on the outside. And they keep the place very clean. It's very basic, which is fine. You get a couple of showers with hot water but the rest have just cold. Breakfast is cheap and good. The only real problem is that the place is infested with mosquitoes at night. The most mosquitoes I've ever encountered in Thailand. And there isn't much street noise as others say (not bothered by street noise anyway) and the family wasn't loud the night we were there. BUT there are a few roosters that literally cock-a-doodle-DOOOO!!!! ALL NIGHT LOONG. Not just early in the morning. I'm talking from about 10pm until 7am and LOUD AS HELL. And every-time one of the budget travelers gets up to vomit in the bathroom because they went and got drunk you hear everything. Other than those couple of points, it's really a charming and fantastic place for the price you pay. Really simple fixed the owners can do for mosquitoes and the rooster crowing all night and it would be the perfect budget place really. The location is fantastic. We also had a scare trying to use the key to get into the main part to get to our room. It wouldn't work for ages until we finally jiggled it the right way and it luckily opened. I think our one night, one breakfast and one day renting a motorbike was enough. Maybe if I stayed longer I would buy some mosquito repellant spray for the room and ear plugs for the loud barn animals.
The french owner there is a bit easy to upset (which is strange that he chose Thailand to live) so be sure not to do anything that he feels is not trust worthy, even the slightest thing. If he asked to hold your passport or anything, be prepared to do it or he will tell you that he couldn't sleep all night worrying about it. Sort of dramatic.
If you don't' stay there at least go for breakfast.
Also why do all guest houses in Thailand have such a dodgy way of booking guests? You never know until the very last minute if any of them have a room because they have no system for booking in advance, and they might give away your booking to anyway who walks in. This place is a bit better than the rest, but are still in that strange system. I'm a bit turned off from Thailand because of some of the strange ways they do business.
- Also Known As:
- Lamchang House Hotel Chiang Mai