By the time I got CMG hotel I had been traveling for 5 weeks through South East Asia. I had been staying on a backpacker budget so this hotel was going to be our final (and only) expensive hotel. And honestly, I had stayed in cheaper places which I would consider better.
The free wifi was only in the lobby, and it was some of the worst Internet I had had in Asia (and I had just been in Laos, a much less developed country).
We had to catch a train and had to leave the hotel at 3pm. We asked if we could have the room till that time, which was only an extra three hours after check out, and were told it would cost an extra 500 baht. We said no, and we gave them our bags to look after for the three hours; which they just left near the staircase and didn't lock up anywhere.
The beds were were very comfy, but the room got very stuffy even with the air con on; and we were there in winter. I can only imagine how hot it gets in summer. The TV is mediocre, but we didn't go to Chaing Mai to watch TV so that didn't bother us.
The bathroom was big, and they give you shampoo, shower gel and a shower cap; however the shower curtain had mildew growing on it, and smelt a little funky when you had a shower. I also found the shower the most difficult thing to wrangle; the tap got too hot to touch and the water would shift between hot and cold and the pressure was very very high.
Their tour desk charges very inflated prices, however they do offer a free shuttle to the night market, train station and airport, which is great. But the reception desk are not the friendliest of people.
The pool and surrounds is very nice.
The breakfast was not bad, but considering it was an extra 200-300 baht (I can't remember exactly) I probably would have expected slightly better quality.
The location is close to the food market, and the the Chiang Mai gate, which was good. But other than that there isn't a whole lot of stuff around.
Not a bad place to stay, but for the price you could find an AMAZING little guesthouse in the old town.
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