Spend a week in Chai Mai with our 15mths old and thought we'd stay in a nicer hotel (than a guesthouse) knowing mosquito is an issue in rural Thailand.
Location - De Chai is located in a quiet street, yet it's only 5mins walk from the Old City / Sunday Walking Market. However, the night market is a bit further away but nowhere a tuk tuk can't reach. There's a laundry 2 mins from the hotel and they provide an excellent and timely service. Have I mentioned that there's an infamous rotti stand that appears each night around the corner from the hotel?
Room - It's modern and is beautifully designed (even my interior designer wife say so). The dividing wall between the room and the toilet is really neat. There's enough room for our 15mths to roam around the room.
Breakfast - The food on the stand is pretty average; however the "cook to order" food is delicious. Word of advise, don't expect a 5 stars hotel a la carte. Service is great and attentive though.
Mosquito Issue - This is unavoidable in Chiang Mai in general and we did spot a few roaming around in hotel corridor. However, we did not encounter a single mozzy in our room which is a godsend in itself.
Service - There's no shortage of staff on duty and they are attentive and polite.
All in all, we had a pleasant stay at De Chai and highly recommended it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly located in the heart of Chiang Mai city on the most popular Thapae Road, the city’s main thoroughfare display many of unique and urban shop that had been flourishing along the classic one-way road. Just ten minutes by walk away is fantastic shopping venues Chaing Mai Night Bazaar as well as charming Sunday walking street, or stroll to antique Lanna Temple and the 100 Years market "Kad Luang", you can find everything you need at here! Furthermore, only a five to ten minutes drive from Chiang Mai International Airport. ... more less
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