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“Hands down the best guesthouse we stayed at in Thailand.”
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Varada Place
Ranked #24 of 386 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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“Hands down the best guesthouse we stayed at in Thailand.”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

At first, we were very hesitant to stay at Varada Place as it had very few reviews. Initially, we had only 1 night booked with Varada for our 5 day stay in Chiang Mai. However, as soon as we arrived, I knew that I would love to stay at Varada Place for our entire stay, and we ended up canceling our other reservations in Chiang Mai. Here are some of the reasons why Varada Place worked out so well for us:

-Tourist information agency is right next door to Varada Place (as a matter of fact, girl who runs that agency, lives in Varada Place)
-Laundomat is right next door (very fast laundry service with option of ironing your clothes, 30BHT per kilo)
-Thai Massage is right next door, so after a long day of running around & sightseeing you can have a relaxing massage right before bedtime!
-Varada Place is located within a 5 minute walk from the mall that has a post office, bakery, fruits, and a huge food court
-There is a security guard on duty every night
-The front door to the Varada Place has a lock that can only be opened with your key (hence no stranger can enter the guesthouse)
-Our room was cleaned everyday (clean towels, two complementary bottles of water were provided on daily basis)

We arrived very early, and were able to do an early check in (and even if our room wasn't ready, Verada has offered for us to leave our bags safely at her office, so we can go on with our day)

Varada's professionalism has greatly impressed me. She really treats every guest as they are her only guest. As we were checking in, a lady stopped by and mentioned to Varada that the light in her room was too dim. Next thing we know, ALL of the lights were changed on our entire floor. At the end of our stay Varada was so kind that she gave us a ride to the bus terminal to avoid us any hastle going through getting pubic transportation.

We absolutely loved our stay at Chiang Mai, and Varada has made it a great experience for us. Without doubt we will be coming back in the future.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Varada P, Owner at Varada Place, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
I am very appreciate for your kindness too . Thank you very much for every things that you did for my place . Good luck .
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Berlin, New Jersey
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2 reviews
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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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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 .
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London
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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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
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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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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
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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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Property: Varada Place
Address: 10 Ratchaphruek Road, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
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Ranked #24 of 386 Hotels in Chiang Mai
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Hotel Class:2 star — Varada Place 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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