I have been traveling in SE Asia for over 2.5 months and staying at budget hotels and hostels throughout. I was pleased to find Parami after doing a thorough search of places - the reviews seemed promising. WRONG!
The pictures are totally misleading. Choose the worst picture and imagine it 3x worse, then you may have an idea of what this place is like. I thought it was a bit odd when I first arrived and the owner (a Swiss gentleman) was rude, insulting, and aggressive upon check-in. Whatever, I figured it was cultural differences and moved on.
Got to the room and was blown away by how different it seemed from the pics and reviews. Was I even at the right place? The location is far outside the Old City. Much further than anticipated - especially when walking.
I laid down on the bed and felt every spring in the mattress. Awful. Still trying to think positively, I went out and enjoyed the day. When I returned I walked in the room to find 2 jumbo cockroaches racing each other across the top of the bed. I nearly vomited in my mouth. I can't stand roaches, so it was quite possibly the worst thing I could have seen. I immediately tried logging on to hostelworld to find a new place, but the WiFi didn't work. I went to tell the owner and he first told me I was lying about the roaches (huh?) and then yelled at me for informing him that the WiFi didn't work. I was so taken aback I didn't know what to do. I sheepishly went back to my room and tried rocking myself to sleep.
Early the next morning I got up and found that my entire body was covered in bites. Not mosquito bites, not spider bites, BEDBUGS! It was the icing on top of the cake.
I wanted to cry. I was scheduled to stay a second night and just grabbed my stuff and left (while the owner shouted at me that I would still be charged for 2 nights).
This was a nightmare come to life. I strongly urge you to stay elsewhere, even if it costs a few extra bucks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Parami is a small cosy family run BUDGET Guesthouse in Chiang Mai.We offer Treks, Tours & cooking courses etc. We also have our own Massage & Nail studio where you can pamper your self. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parami Guesthouse Hotel Chiang Mai