This review is about the Eagle House 2 at 26 Rathwiti Rd, Soi 2 in the Old City, not the one on the Trip Advisor map, far outside the city walls, which is apparently an imitator.
Eagle House 2 is the home of well-regarded treks, but we did not take them. We were in town for the Loi Krathong festival and Eagle House 2 was the only place we could get a room at the last minute, even with its excellent location, which tells you something.
We got an air conditioned room at the back, with bath, away from the noisy bar next door, so at least we were able to sleep. For 370 baht it was basic, but a good value. The young man at the front desk was earnest and helpful.
But there are two problems with Eagle House 2. First, basic services. They nickel and dime you on things drinking water and soap. After a couple days, we did get new towels once we asked, but never had our room cleaned. Maybe we had to ask for that, too.
The second and bigger problem is the environment. Eagle House 2 has a large area within its walls which could become a pleasant place for guests to gather, but it is cold and sterile now. A good designer could make it far more welcoming.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jungala House is a family friendly guest house in the old city of Chiang Mai, close to popular sightseeing spots, the day market and the famous Sunday walking street. We offer double, twin and triple rooms with fan, some rooms have an additional air-condition. All rooms have an en suit bathroom with hot shower. Free WIFI is available in the rooms and garden. The common area includes a self-service breakfast counter. The garden has a shady area and a roofed area ideal for rainy days. Plugs are available to recharge your electronic devices. Our garden restaurant serves traditional Thai cuisine. Staff speak, English, German, Thai and Karen. We also offer tour and ticket service to easy your traveling. You can also ask for information about our own trekking tours of Jungala Nature Treks. ... more less