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“Good place to stay if you don't need tourist help or info.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Khuangsingh Residence
Ranked #198 of 373 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Midvale, Utah
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good place to stay if you don't need tourist help or info.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

This rooms were big and came with a large refrigerator. The bathroom was really nice. I have no complaints about the actual room except the fact that our wifi was pretty horrible there. I had to step into the main corridor of our floor just to get a connection.

Also, the people working the lobby really need to work on their English skills if they want to cater to tourists. I found that they were helpful because they tried really hard to be accommodating, but communication with them took a whole lot of effort because of the language barrier. They provided no touring information. Their location is far from tourist attractions in the city, but is in a good location if all you want to do is see the nature attractions

If you walk out of the hotel to try to hail a taxi, good luck. We had to have the desk call us the red truckers to pick us up if we needed to go anywhere. Luckily we had friends who lived locally there, so getting around wasn't as difficult as it could have been. I would not recommend this place if you're looking for easy access to tourist attractions or if you're a first-timer in the area. But the rooms are nice and cheap.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2012

The hotel room was surprisingly big, like the other reviewer said. Hot water is always hot, divisions between sink, toilet, and shower. Loved that there was a little partition so that the rest of the bathroom wasn't a flooded mess after each bath. TV included, but no real English channels, but it was fun to watch Thai tv and make pretend dialogue while watching soaps :P. There is a cafe and supermarket in the compound as well. Also a few restaurants down the road. 7-11 around the corner. But yes, being as this was outside main tourist central, it was a little difficult eating out. Lots of hawker stalls just outside in the market.... but don't expect menus to be in English. Suggestion would be stay in Old city most of the day, get dinner, then head back to hotel. We stayed only 2 nights after coming back to Chiangmai after Pai. We had already done a longer stay in the center of Old City before we left for Pai, so I didn't feel as if I had missed out on anything. Try and stay closer to the center if you want to avoid paying for transportation :)

Also, this, like the other review said is a little ways away from town center (Old City). So expect to pay no less than 100 baht going back at night even if you use a songthaew. Best bet for transportation back at night is to flag down a songthaew or tuk tuk, and tell them "boriboon market" (which is the market that is directly beside Khuangsing residence). Not many people go that way at night though, that's why it's so expensive getting there after dark. As far as getting into town, walk down a ways towards the city, cross the first intersection, and situate yourself facing town, flag down a songthaew, and tell them Taephae gate. that should cost you about 20baht per person. we flagged down the red ones, never tried the yellow. Don't expect a view from hotel room here. For a cheap room though, that is clean and quiet, this fits the bill. No airport transfer, despite what agoda may say :)... but not a problem really.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Puchong, Malaysia
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

I booked a room here for a week at the beginning of November. Location wise, it's a bit too far from the city centre if you're the walking sort like me. I actually did set aside a day to walk to town. Took me the better part of an hour although jostling with traffic isn't as death defying as Bangkok or Jakarta. Hint: get a hat and some good sunscreen lotion.

You might also take this as an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the local transport. Now, I'm Asian (their friendly Malaysian neighbour) so I don't think I ever got ripped off. A "songthaew" cost me only 10 baht each way, but I noticed the locals just pay off with a 20 baht note, no change requested, so I feel like a stingy miser. To board one, just wait at the road side. Ask a local if they can help. Once a yellow or red modified pickup shows up, flag it down. Most if not all will be heading to the city centre. Just say "town" or "city" and they will get the idea. If you're headed somewhere specific, say Warorot market, just shout it out. If they aren't going that way, maybe they take you close or send you to another that is. A tuk-tuk ride towards midnight cost me 100 baht from the town back but then it was like a private taxi. Tourists of whiter or darker disposition may need to exercise a bit of street savvy.

Anyway, the hotel is nicely laid out as you would expect from a hotel of this class. No in-house cafeteria but there's a coffee bar just outside. Anything else you need can be gotten at the shopping mart and pharmacy just outside. It's also next to a market, so that's where the Thai food lover can have his (or her) fill. I love the spread and variety although my Thai friend insists they were mostly "meh" by her standard!

The room is big. I was pleasantly surprised. The bathroom (no tub) is a proper three "segment" affair (wash basin, WC, shower) with no overlap. The room also came with air conditioning, a fridge, LCD TV and free water. To say it's spartan would be descriptive, not a critique. It's enough for the price. Despite being next to the aforementioned market, noise wasn't an issue.

Niggles? A couple. 1) No hot water kettle. Is it really that costly to have one in every room? 2) The internet. Yes, Wifi is free but you need to request a password from the front desk. The password is good for 3 hours, so if you're a heavy user like me, you need to visit the front desk often AND since you're there, make sure you login before you adjourn to your room. Why? I did ask for multiple tickets and most of them didn't work. Save yourself a few trips, login at the front desk.

If you're a fan of Isaan food (the hot, fiery variety), wake up early, walk out, turn right past the market, you'll see a simple restaurant with a grill set up in front. Observe the crowd buying breakfast. Get some yourself.

Dinner can be had all around: noodles, pad thai, fruits, som tom and a variety of grilled stuff.

Do note that Chiang Mai, other than the tourist-sy city centre, presents a bit of a language barrier. Most of the locals speak little to no English. But Thais, being Thais, are friendly and with a bit of patience and a lot of smiles, you can get by.

So my stay here is enjoyable but I must dock the hotel one "star" because the staff made a rather personal offhand remark about my Thai fiance. She hardly looks the sort you would've picked up at a the local tavern where the ladies are, shall we say, "friendly and available"?

For the family traveler, I'm happy to report that Chiang Mai is quite family friendly.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Khuangsingh Residence
Address: 89 Choatana Rd. | T.Changpeuek, A.Muang, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #198 of 373 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Khuangsingh Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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