I really like De Chai; the rooms were gorgeous, spacious, clean, comfortable and quite fancy ;) I also liked that the bathroom could be opened up to the bedroom and the rain showerhead and full bath, as well as full climate control for the air-conditioning. The bed was large and lovely too. It was also very convenient to everything, 2 mins walk to the old town and 2 mins to restaurants and 5 mins walk to the Night Bazaar.
I think my favourite part was the bar by the pool-they made very good cocktails that were priced the same as everywhere else in Thailand, which was nice. They also had a good wine menu and champagne (!) available.
The hotel was lovely overall but lacked a couple of things I expected a hotel of this standard to have-it has no guide to the hotel in the room (i.e. for reception call x, room service call x, for other rooms dial x, restaurant dial x etc) which was strange as it's hard to take advantage of these services without it. The included breakfast was also a little average given the quality of the street food available but it was ok. The pool was also FREEZING and should have been heated-very weird to have a cold pool in Thailand! The staff were also a bit hard to communicate with-we extended our stay early on from 3 nights to 5, checked on the 3rd day was that ok (again) but then received a message from our friends there was a problem and go to reception as our room keys had expired, which was annoying. They should have issued us new room keys when we checked that morning.
Overall however, very good and very nice and most of the staff were just lovely; especially the tour guides and restaurant and bar staff.
- 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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