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The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel
Ranked #65 of 383 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Old but still majestic ! ! !”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights with my friends. The Hotel is slightly dated and you can see that it was a majestic establishment during it's heyday. I was there during the end of May, and was it hot and humid. Aircond at Hotel wasn't up to the task and it was a bit unpleasant hanging around in the lobby. Room aircond was better but I have to leave it running the whole time by leaving one of my card key in slot to make sure power doesn't get turned off. It was good that house keeping staff didn't remove it when they came in for house keeping.

Generally staff at Hotel were friendly and always have a ready smile. As usual there would be a few that just seem jaded and comes across as unfriendly, oh well. I was there during the 10pm curfew nationwide in Thailand, and I thoroughly appreciated the Hotel having a "buy one get one free" offer of drinks at their Bistro after 10pm. It was a fantastic gesture ! ! !

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Jeffrey C
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Peter S, General Manager at The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Dear Jeffrey
Thank you for staying at our hotel during your recent trip to Chiang Mai and for your post on Trip Advisor! We are pleased to read your comments and that you appreciated our "happy hours" during the curfew. May being a hot month here in Chiang Mai may cause some heavy work for our air condition. It is also a matter of constantly closing all entrance/exit doors, which is unfortunately not always the case. It would be a pleasure to welcoming you back to our hotel perhaps during the cooler time of the year (November-March).
Kind regards from The Imperial Mae Ping Team and Peter Schnyder - General Manager
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Dalwallinu, Australia
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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and were happy with the decision. Location is very good for all night market. Staff were very pleasant and helpful and lobby area was very nice. Room was a bit dated but was still very comfortable. Overall would recommend this hotel but for the right price. We paid about $48 off the internet for the night and tried to rebook for another 3 nights and were told we got a deal and they couldn't match it. Still very happy with hotel.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mark G
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Peter S, General Manager at The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Mark
Thank you for your time to post here on Trip Advisor and for your one night stay with us during your recent trip to Chiang Mai. We are happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay. We are sorry to read that we were unable to rebook you for another 3 nights. We will discuss this matter with the relevant staff.
Kind regards from The Imperial Mae Ping Team and Peter Schnyder - General Manager
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Me and my gilfriend booked that hotel for 4 nights stay in Chian Mai. The staff was very friendly and always ready to help us with any kind of demand. We booked a Superior room but we were upgraded to Deluxe room without any charge. However, I think that the only difference between these two room is that Deluxe rooms are located in the 11 floor and higher.

The location is very convenient, as it is 3 minutes walk away from night bazar and 10 minutes walk away from the old city walls or sunday market. You also find many restaurants, shops and bars within a range of 10 minutes walk. The location is very quiet. You should not pay more than 30 bath per person for red taxi from the bus station to the hotel. For that same price, you can get from hotel to train station and for 130 bath total you can get to the airport (but I am pretty sure you can get better price for airport, and maybe around 20 bath for the bus or train station).

The breakfast was very good with a lot of options. It is buffet type and you will find western and asian meals. It may be crowded and noisy at the peak morning time, but it is still enjoyable.

The restaurant (same place as breakfast) is expensive for the food you have and it is not so good. I would recommend to go around the streets and try other places, as you will find better quality/price.

The room itself was very okay, but it lacked electric plugs (only one in the room and one in the shower). The bed was very confortable and the mattress was in good condition. The room itself is big and furnish with a table and two chair. Nevertheless, they lack furniture to put our cloths in. The toilet is not so big and the bathtub is equipped with a shower. Note that the toilet has no fan or window. The wifi is not so good at this hotel, especially during the day. The AC was very strong when put to the max (take about 5 mins to cool off the whole room).

Room Tip: I would recommend to choose Superior room, as Deluxe room are more expensive and they basically are...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peter S, General Manager at The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Christophe
Thank you for your detailed post here on trip advisor and your stay at our hotel during your recent visit to Chiang Mai. The difference between our superior rooms and deluxe rooms is not only the location within the hotel 11-13 floor, but also the guest amenities. We provide FREE WIFI in the entire hotel and surrounding areas. The hotel is constantly upgrading this FREE facility.
We pride ourself to have good food, value for money and should be compared with other hotels of the same category. There are restaurants nearby which offer cheaper food, however not all of them are offering the same hygiene standards as our hotel.
It is nice to read that our staff were friendly and ready to help.
Kind regards from The Imperial Mae Ping Team and Peter Schnyder - General Manager
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

second stay at this hotel impressed with the renovations the outside looks better with colour
change had a very good stay here staff were great good breakfast good housekeeping
good location for night markets.
here at songkran festival got soaked (great fun) enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank david h
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Peter S, General Manager at The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear David
Thank you for staying with us during the last Songkran and to post here on Trip Advisor!
We are pleased to read of your experience and thank you for the compliment about the hotel's color. Songkran 2015 is waiting for you to enjoy another round of wet fun.
Kind regards from The Imperial Mae Ping Team and Peter Schnyder - General Manager
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

What is good
1. Excellent Breakfast with lots of options for vegetarians
2. Friendly Staff
3. Location - 1 km away from the Chiang Mai Night Market. Opposite the hotel there are lots n lots of tour operators with whom one can bargain some good deals for Chiang Mai sight seeing
4. Location - literally away from the noise of Chiang Mai Night Market. Being just 1 km away one can still get the time to visit the market and yet stay in a noise free hotel
5. Very close to Indian hotel - Raj Durbar (though this hotel is just about ok for indian food but still its stones throw away and can be handy)
What needs improvement
1. Hotel in general needs a face lift. Lifts are old and need attention, rooms need some revamp
2. No veg options for lunch or dinner. Other than the BF the hotel gives no choice for Veg food.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Peter S, General Manager at The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear Sir
Thank you for staying with us here in Chiang Mai last October and your post on Trip Advisor! We are very pleased that you have overall enjoyed your stay with us. Our hotel is constantly upgrading it's facilities, not always visible to the general public or guests, in such areas as of Fire Life Safety and environmental issues. Perhaps it escaped your attention, however our coffee shop menu offers specially marked vegetarian dishes and many options for vegetarians, such as soups, salads, pastas and various Thai vegetarian dishes.
Kind regards from The Imperial Mae Ping Staff and Peter Schnyder - General Manager
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Miami beach
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Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Upon entering the hotel after a long day no one helped us with our bags. Hallways had no ac. Went up to the room and the bed was a concrete slab and room smelled like cigarettes even after asking for non-smoking room. I went downstairs and asked if they had better bed options, so the un smiling lady gave me a key to another room. It was exactly the same. After taking a shower the bathroom was completely flooded due to a leak.
After answering the hotels online survey and letting them know the manager emailed me back telling me that they didn't welcome me and help me with my bags on entrance because I came in through the back pool side, total lie. Then he told me the girl offered me an upgrade and I declined, more lies.
Hotel sucks. Go stay at the Royal Princess, down the street. Same price range, better location and way better stay.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peter S, General Manager at The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear Likewater
Thank you for your post here on Trip Advisor and your short stay with us during your time in Chiang Mai. Obviously there was a miscommunication between our front staff and myself about entering the hotel. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise about this incident. However your claim of our beds being a concrete slab is an absolute exaggeration, as all our rooms have beds with springbox and mattresses. "Our staff offered you to make a room change, however this was declined". There was no mention whatsoever of an upgrade. It is unfortunate that you have experienced a discomfortable stay with us. Perhaps you are giving us another opportunity to show you our Thai hospitality. Please contact us when you plan your next trip to the North of Thailand.
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

If you want to visit, then choose this hotel blindly. Very good Hotel. All facilities are also good. Centre of Chiang Mai. We choose this hotel as got very good rates to stay in this amazing 4 star hotel.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Peter S, General Manager at The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear Manish
Thank you for taking your valuable time and post here on Trip Advisor and for staying with us during your visit to Chiang Mai. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you recommend to stay here to future travellers. It would be a pleasure to welcoming you back in the near future.
Kind regards from The Imperial Mae Ping Team and Peter Schnyder - General Manager
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Property: The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel
Address: 153 Sridonchai Road | Chang Klan, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Spa Hotel in Chiang Mai
#42 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 371
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel features 371 fully furnished guestrooms comprising 248 superior rooms, 88 deluxe rooms and 35 Junior Suites and Royal Suites.Room interiors are in tastefully distinctive, elegant and luxurious Lanna style befitting the rich heritage of this glorious region dating back some 700 years. Our rooms provide all levels of comfort to make your stay in Chiang Mai as relaxing as possible. Individually controlled air-conditioning, wall-to-wall carpeting, Kingsize or twin bedded configuration. ... more   less 
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