I know service costs, for sure. But I didn't know it cost so much in this inn.
First of all, we have a rather intense schedule for the northern part. So basically we do plan on relying most of the tours, tickets to "friendly staff." As it turned out, the "friendly staff" cost us a Sukhothai trip, and double-priced tickets to Bangkok.
For Sukhothai trip, we asked for tickets booking when we arrived the inn, the staff warned us about the tickets will be only available at noon, Dec 24. That's after we booked a morning jungle flight tour. We cannot make it for sure, because it will be at noon when we came back from the jungle. She tried and said the ticket is fully booked. That's when we rushed to a nearby B&B and got another full priced room, and had to give up the room in Sukhothai, which we had booked a month ago.
And a new friend we met at jungle flight were on his way to Sukhothai that very night, and he said the seats are many.
For the double priced part, as we learned the false "fully-booked" situation, we decided to ask for help, two bus tickets to Bangkok in advance. "1000 bahts" the staff said "each, with taxi pick-up." At the time we didn't know the cost. But roughly it should be cost like seven or eight hundreds each, and there should be a proper taxi coming for pick-up.
Of course it's a tuk-tuk came picking us up. And the ticket to Bangkok costs less than 600 bahts each. Are you kidding me Parasol Inn?
Based on the fact above, I will NOT book this inn ever.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Parasol Inn Hotel by Compass Hospitality is decorated with the concept of Boutique Lanna style. Thai Lanna culture is a colorful combination of various elements brought together from both historic and multi-ethnic contexts. With Chiang Mai being a place of trade along the historic Silk Road, it has been a crossroad for centuries of various cultures that make up the blend that is found here today. Our hotel is located in old town of Chiang Mai which is home to Thai historic temples, especially the world-popular Chedi Luang Temple is just a walking distance away from our hotel. In addition if you are curious for local handicrafts, Sunday Night Market where Parasol Inn Hotel just situates will definitely be an ideal shopping paradise for you. Or if you want to go further to explore more local features, a Tuk-Tuk service can be easily found in front of our hotel. ... more less
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