First of all the price. For the same amount (or a little bit cheaper) you can get a three times bigger room in a real hotel like the FX Penisula or Panerai with real bathroom and A/C. For the half price (400-500thb/night) you can get the same style simple room inside the old city's wall in any guesthouses, maybe without swimming pool but still better offers!.
So when I arrived to Chiang Mai it was almost midnight and I was too tired to looking after accommodation so I just asked the taxi driver to bring me somewhere inside the city center around 1,000thb/night. Actually Lai-Thai is located outside the old city so it is not really the centre but close to it. So he brought me there and now I know that most of the drivers will do the same simply because they can get good commission here. This is a fact which is based on my questions the next day when every taxi, songthaew (red car) and tuktuk drivers were recommended the Lai-Thai...interesting isn't it?
The price was 890thb and however it is not expensive for a hotel with swimming pool I decided to move on after the second night.
My biggest problem was the noise. The pretty nice looking wooden floor brings the noise of steps all around the house directly to your ears from around 05:00 in the morning so it was absolutely impossible to sleep well because of this. And than the loudly speaking cleaning staff who they start also early...terrible.
The room was very simple but ok, and the swimming pool was clean but the noise is something what I could not respect sorry.
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- Also Known As:
- Lai-Thai Guest House Hotel Chiang Mai
- Lai Thai Hotel Chiang Mai