This is without doubt the worst establishment that I have ever paid money to stay in. I can only presume that the Trip Advisor posters who enjoyed staying here must be real thrill seekers. We booked a fan room (Agoda) at 350 baht a night, the room was situated on the fifth floor (fifth floor ….no elevator…phew I can feel the sweat coming back). The guest house is situated on a small soi with a walkway of about twenty metres from the soi to the guesthouse. At the entrance of the walkway from the soi to the guesthouse they are forever leaving the black plastic rubbish bags here. After dark you will see these bags pulsating… pulsating with rats. This area is infested with rats; a great first impression. When we finished our trek to our room on the fifth floor we find a room that is dark, dingy and dirty. There was a dead cockroach on the floor upon opening the door and we find what looked like a pubic hair in the sheets of the bed. I am not an overly fussy person but I expect my room at least to be clean. I later upgraded to an A/C room (which also had TV – no TV in fan room) for an extra 150 baht which was situated on the third floor. The room was not much better but at least the A/C worked. Good points about the guesthouse? The staff were friendly, the pool whilst on the small side at least appeared clean, the reception/bar area was kind of quirky/funky and there was free WIFI on the ground floor. The location was good, being maybe a ten minute walk to the night market and five minute walk to Loi Kroh road where there are plenty of bars and eateries. And just near the guesthouse, turn left into the soi on exiting, there is a little Thai outdoor restaurant where you can enjoy a great noodle soup for only 35 baht, highly recommended. Now in summary people may argue that I am being overly critical, you get what you pay for etc. and that 350 baht is not a lot. Well, I know Chiang Mai reasonably well and there are many guesthouses that have fan rooms for 350 baht and A/C for 500 baht that are at least clean and hygienic. The rooms here were totally unacceptable. Will I be back, would I recommend this place……I would never stay here again if I was paid to, enough said.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royal guesthouse Chiangmai is only five minutes away from Thapae gate. It has over 70 rooms (air-conditioned and fan). A swimming pool and wifi are available for free. We have a restaurant and bar than serve all-day American breakfast as well as local dishes. Tour booking can be made at the lobby (e.g., one day trekking, elephant riding, bungee jumping). Motorbikes and cars rental is also provided. Although there is no elevator, you will find better views on the higher floors overlooking Doi Suthep temple. Friendly and helpful staff are here to make sure you enjoy your stay 24/7. One guest summarized our strengths as "good Price, Place (location), and Pool". We agree and call it "3Ps". Follow us on our FB page: Chiangmai Royal guesthouse ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Royal Guest House Hotel Chiang Mai