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The Chiang Mai White House
Ranked #142 of 777 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 July 2012

I love to stay and to come back to the White House. I've stayed there already 3 times and won't imagine staying at another place in Chiang Mai.
It's friendly, nice and cosy, with a perfect location (just next to Ta Pae Gate and the Sunday Market).
The room are simple but each has got its own bathroom and balcony. The location is quiet. The prices are low (room with fan : 250 bth, with a/c and tv : 400).

The best thing about this place is the good atmosphere there. I would stay hours sitting downstairs in the large and cosy lobby during the hot part of the days, talking with the other guests and the owner (a Swiss guy, who speaks French), enjoying a drink and surfing on the internet (free wi-fi). If you want a drink, just help yourself and write down what you take and pay il later.

The staff won't push you to buy any touristic tours, but they are helpful to recommend and book some for you if you want.

And last but not least : I love the two dogs living there, Puppy and Billy ! They're so smart and loving !

Room Tip: If you need some special tips ask to talk with BP, the owner ! He'll be pleased to help you and...
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

We arived at the questhouse at 3 pm. The rooms were not available at that time. Still need to be cleaned. We got a double room for 500 tb and 1 extra bed for 50 tb. The mattress of the extra was in very bad condition, smelly and full of filth and stains. The room size was avarage. It made a messy impression. Furniture old and broken, doors were plastered with tape to hide the holes, etc. The room was clean, the floor .... well .... not that clean. Bedsheets not clean, lot of stains. Bathroom need an upgrade, not clean. Toilet was a mess.
A/c in the room but that one was smelly to, needed to be cleaned.
Although towels and toiletpaper are provided they had no towels in stock so we got wet ones and they told us we had to dry them outside. But it was raining and wet outsise so that was not possible.
The a/c was leaking a lot of water. We told them about 5 pm and 20 minutes later we got a bucket. Next morning they send somebody to repair the a/c ??!!! rooms have tv with a lot of channels but a poor reception. Beds are rock hard.
Staff was ok but not that friendly.
I realy dont understand why this guesthouse get those high ratings. The adjecent guesthouse has better rooms for a lower rate. We went the next day to a guesthouse 20 meters feather. Its called 'Kavil'. Bigger rooms, cleaner, a/c, lots of windows (light), fan, no tv for half the price.
I do not recommend the white house. Their roomrate is to high for what they offer. lots of better places in 100 meters.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank quotas
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

Good location. Staff very kind and helpful, helped us sign up for activities. Would have rated higher, but beds uncomfortable, room was not clean.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

I really recommend staying in this guest house...wonderful and helpful people :))

  • Stayed: July 2012
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1  Thank Guyavraham
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

Very good ghesthouse adress in Chiangmai: for those who don't want to spend a fortune but want a decent room with decent comfort and great atmosphere. French & English spoken

The plus of this guesthouse is the nicely decorated garden, with its many green plants, giving a cool and refreshing place to relax or just lazily read your emails (thanks to the free WiFi provided). The common area is a mixture of short-term tourists and travellers from all over the world (including Thailand) , expats and even local kids.

I also apreciated the friendliness of the owners B.P & Lek both of whom are eager to help and answer all your questions including sights, activities and are more than happy to share a cool Leo Beer after a long hot day's work!

Services include bike rental, laundry, breakfast, hot and cold drinks, book exchanges etc...

Room Tip: I prefer ground floor rooms
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 May 2012 via mobile

We arrived at the chiang mai whitehouse during songkran festival, rather wet. We were greeted with a big smile and felt very welcomed. We were quickly found a room and found all the staff very helpful. For 400baht we had a lovely air con room with a balcony, comfy bed and tv. Very clean! And they didn't put the price up for songkran which is rare! We stayed there for 10days inbetween trips that they helped us organise, such as a hill tribe trek and a trip to the nearby pai. Would definitely recommend staying here and we will definitely be going back there when we return to the wonderful chiang mai :)

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

stayed a few nights here in march 2012
staff were friendly and helpful, good location walking distance to most attractions in the surrounding old town. the AC in the room was a nice treat during hot season.
I would have left a higher rating but the mattresses and bedding are tired and old and the bathrooms were ridiculous. the grout on the tiling had long since past its due and the tiles squished out water when you stepped on them. there is no shower stall or even a curtain so water splashes on everything in the bathroom, and then squishes out onto your feet later on.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank sonnydixon
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Additional Information about The Chiang Mai White House

Address: 12 Ratchadamnoen Soi 5, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #142 of 777 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price Range: £8 - £9 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Established in 1997, the Chiang Mai White House offers a friendly and affordable refuge to the international traveler. We’ve built a considerable reputation over the years, and many of our guests are repeat visitors.One popular feature is our peaceful garden courtyard, where guests can meet and mingle, or simply browse the Internet using our free, high speed wifi (currently 8 Mb/s).The White House is located on a quiet soi inside the Old City of Chiang Mai, near the Tha Phae Gate, and just down the street from the popular Sunday Market. Other nearby attractions include the Warorot Market, Night Bazaar, and the Sompet market. ... more   less 
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