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Wa Lai Guesthouse
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Wa Lai Guesthouse
Ranked #577 of 829 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
Reviewed 31 March 2012

We have stayed at Walai House in March 2010 and we loved it! 6 minutes from the airport by motorbike/car. All rooms, the yard, the hall and kitchen are very simple but nice, it feels like home. there is a parking for motorbike in front of the hotel. For me the price was a bit overpriced. Nice girls on the reception, always up to help. All guest we met there were unique and fun to talk and be around! Most of them come to Chiang Mai for having studies at many massage schools there. Next time in Chiang Mai i will def. stay there.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank NNaama
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

This guesthouse is NOT on Singharat Road! It is on Santisuk Road, Soi 3, northwest of the old city in Chiang Mai.

Travelocity: do not delete this review until the address and map have been corrected! Thank you.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Bryan T
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

Pros: Friendly staff, good sized room, affordable, TV, aircon, nice shower, they let you use the refrigerator in the lounge. Near a great yoga studio!

Cons: Smelly bathroom, room did not have particularly nice decor, no refrigerator in the room, location is not central at all. Far from the old city. We ended up leaving to go to a place that was more central and had a bit more character.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

i am looking foward to returning to thailand this fall to continue my tahi massage studies and staying for another month at wa lai house. aun and ann quickly become more that just hosts to us. they truly care about making your stay as wonderful and memorible as possible. a short 2 block walk to ITM makes is a great place to stay if you have come to study thai massage. the boutique is a charming place were we would gather at different points of the day and catch up on our studies, current events and places to travel on the weekends. i could not have asked for a better stay!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 October 2010

Lovely, quiet family run guesthouse in Chiang Mai. A little bit off the center but still in near distance to reach it. Very friendly atmosphere, helpful staff and owner Aun. I have been staying there about 10 times over the five year and won´t change it for any other place - even having a look around to see other guesthouses, none has the same charme and service as Walai House.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled on business
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1  Thank Ginbo
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Reviewed 3 January 2007

Smelly drains, sulky staff, lots of Americans.
Beware, the bathrooms are tiny, featuring just a shower and loo. The wash basin is actually located outside the room through a door onto a little balcony. For some reason, we just didn't find the place that conducive to chatting & chilling with other guests either. Perhaps it's just us. Lovely website though.

Emma & David

  • Stayed: December 2006, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank emmadavid
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Reviewed 23 September 2006

My girlfriend and I stayed at the boutique guesthouse in July. It was by far the nicest place we stayed in Thailand. Having reserved a room online via their website, we were unsure of the quality of the place prior to our arrival. Upon seeing the room we were waiting for the hidden traps and charges to pop up, but they never came. This place is an honest, friendly, cheap, fantastic place to stay.
The staff and owners (Aun & Yo - married couple) were incredibly nice our entire stay and helped us out with all our tourist questions. They both have fantastic English and it really helped as this was both of ours first trip to Thailand and were still picking up the language.
The rooms are clean and cleaned regularly. The breakfast was great (although not included in the price) and cheap none the less. The double room we shared was spacious and nice and private.
Although the Wa Lai house is slightly away from the action (if the action means the night bazaar area -- about 5/7mins in a Tuk-tuk) it is still close enough to get a Tuk-tuk or taxi (literally red pick-up trucks circling through the city). You should be able to haggle your way down to 60B for a Tuk-tuk to take you in to town, or 30/40B for a taxi/truck.
They also act as a tourist agent of sorts, and will make any bookings you need for you in Thai (speedier over the phone then doing it yourself!). I say, of sorts, because they will find the best deal you want, and not give you the best deal for them, like some agents in Thailand.
This Guest House holds some of our best memories in Chaing Mai.

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled as a couple
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Address: 13 Soi 3 Santisuk Road | T. Changpuek, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
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Ranked #577 of 829 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price Range: £7 - £9 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Wa Lai Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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