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“Nice spot out of the hustle and bustle of downtown”
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Galare Guest House
Ranked #69 of 393 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Best masaman curry ever in the guest house restaurant. Rooms are clean. Generally quiet. Helpful staff. Free cold water. Close to Night Market. Nice walk to downtown. Massage shop right down end of street. Nice lady does laundry across the soi from guest house.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Nice hotel situated in a quiet area on the riverbank with friendly knowledgeable staff. Rooms were large and comfortable and spread over two floors with balconies (no lifts). There is a nice garden area to sit or lounge and another on the riverbank. The restaurant overlooks the river, it has a limited menu but the food was very good and the beers cold.
Recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank GreyfoxSussex
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

This hotel feels like home. The staff was super helpful and friendly and all spoke very good English. The rooms have that homey feel to them and while the facility is older, it's very clean. The beds are a little stiff but that's the only negative I can think of (and I don't mind stiff beds anyway). The rooms have A/C. The hotel is within walking distance of the old city (where all the old temples are) and just around the corner from the night bazaar (the night market) so it has a great location.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Joaozao
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Galare Guest House has been a home away from home for my family for over 20 years.

Tucked away down a soi off busy Chareonprathet Road and the Night Market, Galare sits on the riverfront surrounded by trees. The building style is traditional Lanna as is the smiling courtesy of the staff. The open air sala restaurant overlooks the river, the food is good offering both Thai and western dishes. The rooms are comfortable and cool in the heat.

Galare is within walking distance of so many of Chiang Mai's attractions, the room rates very reasonable and the service excellent. We wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Anne Y
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

For the money this place was great. So near the night market. Did not charge extra for early check in. Was clean if a little tired. But value for money. Food was reasonable too Chasing Mai has a lot to offer so does this place x x

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We loved this place. My college-age daughter and I stayed here while in Chiang Mai. Walkable to the night market. Very nice people (including their help with a mixup with our travel plans that turned out to be all my fault) They booked us taxis and a trip to an Elephant Park for no charge (go to Baan Chang - very kind to the elephants. Please don't go to a place where they make them paint and play soccer). The cafe was very pleasant, although we only ate breakfast there - but it was delicious, and the cafe looks out onto the river. The place itself is very pretty - carved wood, verandas, a pretty courtyard with hammocks and lounge chairs. A nice touch - filtered water in the rooms and nearby on the veranda. We were sad to leave. If Chiang Mai was closer to KC, I'd go back just to stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Susan L
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Stayed here in Feb '14 for 6 days, firstly I would like to say that i found the location to be really good, it's just a short walk away from the night markets and all the hustle and bustle but is down a quiet street so that all of a sudden you have peace and tranquility which was lovely. Our room 515, I think, overlooked a pretty garden and the residence itself is attractive to look at being more traditional Thai. I also liked that the on site restaurant overlooked the Ping river and even though it wasn't that attractive a sight its always nice to be near water. The restaurant is very useful if you don't want to be bothered to go out, although there are numerous places to eat nearby, we used it several times for breakfast, which was ok, nicely cooked and around £3-4ish for an American type breakfast, fruit, eggs, bacon toast, tea/coffee. For the area I think this is a bit more expensive as Chaing Mai is a very reasonable place for eating and shopping. Our room was fine, and considering we only paid around £19 per night is good value for money, it was very comfortable if a little small and the layout was a wee bit strange :) If anything the room could have been a little cleaner, don't get me wrong i didn't for one moment feel it was dirty but it wasn't spotless. I don't mind if a room is shabby or has little amenities but I always feel there is no reason for a room to be dirty which is was, a little. Having said this, I would stay here again, it's a sweet guest house in a great location with everything you could require.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Galare Guest House

Address: 7 Chareonprathet Rd. Soi #2, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Chiang Mai
#26 Family Hotel in Chiang Mai
#40 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range: £19 - £22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Galare Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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