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“Quiet and great location”
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Galare Guest House
Ranked #65 of 383 Hotels in Chiang Mai
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Makati, Philippines
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“Quiet and great location”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Situated right next to the river, away from the bustle of downtown, it's a lovely little guest house. Friendly staff, good clean rooms, wifi and average breakfast. A short walk across the bridge to the riverside bars, or 5-10 minutes to the inner walls. Absolutely no complaints.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Lovely, cold, efficient air conditioning was so welcome after returning from outings each day. All the decor is rather dated but this part of the charm of Galare. Room was clean, big and comfortable. Free water provided and available as well from a chilled water filter on the verandah which was great to see. Wifi was a bit slow at times which was frustrating but it always came back up to speed after a whole. Dining area which overlooks the river is lovely and the staff charming and efficient. Peaceful and cool garden area with seating. The family who run Galare are very helpful and speak very good English which is always a great help. They will provide you with a map of the area and can make bookings for tickets etc on your behalf for a small fee. Will also provide cheap transport to the station. Taxis and tuk tuks May be unsure of where Galare is because it's tucked away down a laneway off a busy road so make sure you have the map and/or the address with you. Expect to pay 150 baht from the bus or train station even though they aren't far.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Marvelous popular budget accommodation with very friendly honest easy going and hard working staff.(a few baht is considerate for them) It is a very short walk from Galare to some of the best food and Jazz in the old city if you like to stroll and take in the sights or cheap as chips if the Galare calls a tuktuk. Advice is to take a card or two from the office for your taxi drivers to get you home quickly.

  • Stayed July 2013
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3 Thank John K
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Edmonton, Canada
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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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Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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Ogden, Utah
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
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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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Additional Information about Galare Guest House

Property: 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:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Chiang Mai
#26 Family Hotel in Chiang Mai
#40 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Galare Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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