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“The best hotel that we stayed at in Thailand!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Varada Place
Ranked #22 of 374 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Berlin, New Jersey
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2 reviews
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“The best hotel that we stayed at in Thailand!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

This place beat all of our expectations upon arrival! Great price! The hotel and the rooms are super clean! The location is just perfect! It's near all of the best restaurants, and a block away from the main road that can get you to the square (Center City) or Doi Suthep (A must see in Chiang Mai) in minutes!

The owner, Varada is one of the nicest people we have ever met! She is a real professional and a truly honest person. Upon arrival, she gave us a map and suggested things to see and activities to do in Chiang Mai and the surrounding regions. She also helped us rent a motorcycle and got us a very good deal on it. She also suggested some nice budget restaurants with some real authentic Thai food.

Mrs. Varada, thank you so much for all your help, we really miss you and looking forward to see you in couple years when we come back to Thailand once again!

Serge and Darya,

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank 3DSerge
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Varada P, Owner at Varada Place, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Than you for your coming to my place . Your couple are very nice to me too . See you next time .
Varada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

Me and a friend stayed 3 nights at Varada Place recently. It's got all you want for the price, clean rooms, easy walk into the old town and a very helpful and friendly owner. Varada offered us lots of useful advice about Chang Mai and I'd throughly recommend. The only small downside is at the moment is that there is a bit of work going on outside but that it due to end soon.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank paddyhorgan
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Varada P, Owner at Varada Place, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thank you . You are a man from Ireland but live in London and you have a special laughing that I like it . See you in next time .Varada
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BC Canada
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

We spent 3 nights in early November 2013. Check-in was friendly and efficient. Owner Varada was very helpful with any questions we had. Barbara and her friend & travel agent Nuen were of great help in planning tours and getting bus tickets and reservations for us.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Henry I
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Varada P, Owner at Varada Place, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Thank you for your stay with us . See you next time .
Regards
Varada
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Frisco, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

Awesome location. Easy access by taxi or walking to old city. Super close to fantastic 5 story mall with the most amazing and super cheap food court with everything. Right next to laundry and the coolest expat bar in town. Rooms are super clean with two very nice sized beds. But the best part is Varada...she is so helpful. She can help you figure anything....younger than me...but just like a mom away from home. You will not go wrong booking this very inexpensive room.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Eric R
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Varada P, Owner at Varada Place, responded to this review, 16 November 2013
Thank you Michael . I try to do my best for every customer . See you next time and get well soon .
Best regards . Varada Padungkiat
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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

This was a one night stay before heading to the mountains outside Chiang Mai. We arrived at dusk with no other orientation to Chiang Mai. Soon, it was clear we didn't need to go far for anything we needed. The room was adequate and the service efficient. The owner speaks english. There were several good restaurants within a block and a store with real coffee. That was important. We were still adjusting to Nescafe. Overall, a perfect introduction to Chiang Mai.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank rosie3losangeles
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Varada P, Owner at Varada Place, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
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Vitoria, ES
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

I stayed there for 2 nights and the room is quite cleaned, good shower and comfortable. The staff was very helpful and gave me all informations I needed to get to any place at the best prices in Chiang Mai. The hotel is very close to restaurants, shopping center and a place where you can rent bikes or small motorcycles.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank romulorgf
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Varada P, Owner at Varada Place, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
thank you very much . see you next time .Varada
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Stayed for 3 nights between 20-23.09.2013.

Generally, Its a good value for money hotel.
It's very basic but can suite your needs if you're out all day long, travelling around Chiang Mai.

Pros:
Nice, clean rooms.

Wi-Fi is included in the room rate and works fine.

The owner is a very nice and helpful woman.

Location is OK. The hotel is not in the center, but you can get to all the main attractions by a short tuktuk ride (around 70 Baht per direction).

Cons:

4 floors without elevator. We were in the 4th floor and it wasn't a great experience to lift our staff there (although the owner helped us with one of the bags herself).

No safe and no deposit boxes. Actually, you have to choose between leaving your valuables at the room or taking them with you wherever you go.

There is a construction site just in front of the hotel during the day and a loud bar just next to it at night. So if you value your sleep, It's important to request a room which is far away from both.

Walls are quite thin, so there's not too much privacy.

We arrived before check-in time, which is 13:00, and were told to come back after it. But our room was actually ready only after 13:30. Although It wasn't a big deal, it wasn't also the nicest feelling to wait outside of the room until it finally gets ready.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank U G
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Varada P, Owner at Varada Place, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
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Property: Varada Place
Address: 10 Ratchaphruek Road, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
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Ranked #22 of 374 Hotels in Chiang Mai
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Hotel Class:2 star — Varada Place 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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