Thanks to good reviews we booked this small (21 room) hotel right on the edge of the centre of Chiang Mai. It was about 2 minutes walk from the Thapae gate (3 if traffic is heavy as it usually is) and maybe 20 minutes stroll from the Kalare Night Plaza. Although the hotel doesn't do dinners, there's an excellent and reasonably priced restaurant right across the road.
We were in a luxury room up on the fourth (third floor for us Brits) floor, and while it was a bit of climb, without lifts, it was by no means a strain (even for a couple of oldies like us) to climb upstairs after being out all day, or when returning in the evening. The up side of being there was that it was beautifully quiet.
The air conditioning was quiet and effective, and the room was extremely well set up, with adequate seating, bedside lights and a very nicely appointed shower room. The only thing i felt was lacking was perhaps enough drawer space for our clothing. Breakfast was served by the manageress (daily in touch with the owner), who was extremely professional, and spoke pretty good English. I've rarely seen anyone so prepared to put herself out for her guests. Our laundry was done very well and for an excellent price. All in all there was a very good atmosphere in the hotel and we found that nothing was too much trouble for them. I'd certainly go back there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Portico 21 is equipped with all modern amenities: we offer clean, quiet and affordable accommodation in the heart of downtown Chiang Mai - Northern Thailand, with a touch of design. Each guestroom is air-conditioned and well furnished in a functional, contemporary style. All guestrooms have individually designed, private en-suite bathrooms and benefit from unobstructed views of the old capital of Northern Thailand. Thapae Gate (Pratu Thapae), a major city landmark, is just 3 minutes away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Portico 21 Hotel Chiang Mai