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Muan Baan
Ranked #371 of 829 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
Reviewed 3 September 2011

After reading the good reviews on T.A we decided to check this place out.

The main enterance to this place seems to be completely deserted and empty we were even unsure ourselves if it was even still being used as a guesthouse. Barely even a table in the huge lobby. We were shown a room with bathroom for 300 thb which we took as we knew there was little else around. But looking back I know you can get a lot more and have a much nicer experience for less money.

The room fit a large double bed with not much space to spare and a tiny shelf on the wall - no where really to put anything except on the floor. The bathroom was OK but could have been cleaner - no soap or toilet paper provided!!

The room was fairly clean but I did notice footprints on the wall?

As soon as the money was handed over and paper signed that seemed to be the end of our service! Finding someone in the deserted lobby to ask for the password for the wifi was virtually impossible we weren't sure who worked there and who didn't. When a man finally did appear he rudely told me the numbers and then walked away so fast that when it didn't work I was left there with nothing.

The one good thing about the place was the outdoor area / bar - which we were told opened at 6pm. When we arrived back to the hostel at 7pm and there was no sign of it opening we went and got a couple beers from a shop down the road and bought them back to sit outside. When the bar finally did open they ignored us completely and only spoke to us to get the money at the end of the night.

So overall this was not a good experience at all. Maybe they were havin an off day.... But we found them to be one minute fairly OK and the next very rude and unhelpful.

We came to the conclusion that possibly the people who normally ran this place and deserve the good reviews were either away or had left completely. Who knows, whatever the reason we were given no explanation whatsoever. Based on our experience here I would not recommend this place at all.. Keep walking down the road you will find much better service and feel way more welcome!!

  • Stayed: August 2011
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1  Thank Kapai11
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Reviewed 6 August 2011

We stayed here a few times last month. The staff are great and for your money this place is as good as it gets. The bar is a nice hangout. The staff are flexible and accommodating. This is a good place if you want somewhere to hang out and not be bothered. the rooms are cute and clean.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank eliwm
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Reviewed 20 May 2011

Cozy place, friendly and helpful staff, nice atmosphere, beautiful gardens and the best coffee and the coldest beer in circumference.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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3  Thank Rene B
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Reviewed 25 March 2011

This place is really nice. we are so happy to say that we made wonderful friends with the owners and they treated us really well. i really live my dream here of staying in the nice gueshouse and it's also the best coffee we tried in chiang mai. It's like staying in a really hip coffee shop!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank onlythebestwilldo19
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Reviewed 4 January 2011

Just around the corner from where we were staying, we went there twice for breakfast. Really cute spot, GREAT service and excellent value. Would likely book a room here if we come back to chiang mai

  • Stayed: December 2010
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1  Thank vanrock
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Reviewed 28 October 2010

Beautiful relaxing good food & good coffee/tea & shakes!

  • Stayed: October 2010
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1  Thank Harrysimpson2010
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Reviewed 10 January 2010

I stayed at Muan Baan twice, first in a single room and later in a double room - because the latter have an ensuite bathroom, which I always prefer but wasn't available the first time. When I go back to Chiang Mai I won't hesitate to book a room in this guesthouse again. If I can, that is, since the place is always packed! (at least when I was there, in high season) But it's well-deserved ... The staff are super nice, the rooms and bathrooms are spotless, the beds are comfortable and it's such a beautiful building! On top of that, there's free wifi in every room. It's true boutique-style but for the price of one of the many cheapies in the city-center. And I know it's a cliche but Muan Baan really is like a home-away-from-home.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled solo
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1  Thank celinevd
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Address: 11/2 Moonmaung Rd, Soi 7 | A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
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Ranked #371 of 829 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Number of rooms: 5

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