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“Very good stay. Would stay again”
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Maninarakorn Hotel
Ranked #156 of 380 Hotels in Chiang Mai
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86 reviews
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“Very good stay. Would stay again”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

We stayed in the residence room and found it great. You have to carry the luggage one floor up but it wasn't a problem and we got help from the staff. The room itself was roomy with a living room area and a fridge with water which was useful. The shower doesn't have a curtain which makes everything around wet and damp but again this wasn't too bothersome. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was great with good choices and variety. The hotel is a 10-15 minute walk to the city gate and we found it walkable to the night bazaar as well. The wifi works fine in the living room so that wasn't concerning.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Berea, Ohio
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Stayed here twice in my last visit. Internet price was hard to beat and the breakfast (for 2) was worth at least a third of that; good selection of Thai and western-style breakfast food available with omelets made to order. Also an assortment of pastries and juices available complimentary in the early afternoon; a nice touch. Nice basic complimentary mini-bar in room.
Residence-side room was front room, bedroom, and Thai-style wet bathroom (with a Western toilet). Not huge, but a lot of room for the price. Just off the main street, so fairly quiet.
No elevators on the residence side, but the staff will carry luggage up and down, and 3 flights of steps should not be a problem.
Convenient to Night Bazaar and Old City, but Chiang Mai is easy to get around anyway by red bus(pick-up), tuk-tuk, or taxi. Just remember to negotiate.
I got great Internet prices, so start there; Hotels.com or Agoda

Room Tip: Residence-side, if you can walk up steps, otherwise hotel side(at a somewhat higher price). I stayed...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Bangkok, Thailand
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41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

Hotel reception looks great ... staff are polite, accommodating and well trained. Rooms are a solid 3* and quiet. Breakfast is very good considering price. Swimming (splash) pool area good though not many loungers. The manager is a very pleasant and helpful man who genuinely cares for (and always remembers) his guests. We have stayed here many times and will continue to return. Full marks for the Maninarakorn!

Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Nice deluxe rooms, and really good price, buy 4 pay 3. Breakfast is excellent in variety and quality, only coffe could be better.

Deluxe rooms should have the head oriented 90 degrees turned with the head in the main wall, the room would look quite bigger.

Swimming pool is too small, and the water is green, badly cared of, they have everyday the same hand written sign with pefect ph and clorum values that nobody believes.

The tiles on the pool are quite dangerous, as they are quite sharp and most of the cement in between is missing, so take care if you bath here.

Any way a nice place to stay, very well placed, close to every thing. If they invest in a bigger pool and rearreange the rooms as suggested they will earn quite a lot, I hope they do it ...

Room Tip: Book the rooms from the hotel building, the other building rooms are really big and nice, but they h...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2013 via mobile

Pros

- large ( living room, bathroom, bedroom)

- within 1 Km from all night markets. About 15 mins walk to either the daily night market, the Saturday or Sunday night markets.

- Local and international breakfast.

- 7 eleven right outside the hotel

- many comfortable sofas and chairs at the lobby, air conditioned. Useful when your hotel pickup is late.

Cons

- FREE WIFI DOES NOT WORK AT ALL. What's the point of saying there's free wifi everywhere inside the hotel? (there's even one sticker at the peephole of my door: FREE WIFI). Non-issue if you purchase a 3G tourist SIM card I guess. But still, outright lie. Not acceptable.

- TV only has 6 channels, all thai programmes. Assuming that most guests of this hotel are foreigners, are they hoping for tourists to learn thai ?!

- hair dryer is in the living room, without any mirrors (bizarre. Drying hair blind?)

- no shower curtain in bathroom. As a result, bathroom is completely wet after each shower (not really a big deal if you are not irritated by that)

- sad breakfast: pancakes were very dry. Tasted like dried toothpaste. The huge pot of tea was basically hot colored water, tasteless. Salad looks old. Dead flies in some of the dishes.

  • Stayed June 2013
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60 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

If you don't care about cleanliness, comfort or amenities, and literally just looking for a place to sleep, this is it.

Rooms were old but clean. Renod bathroom, which was nice but the shower couldn't settle on a temperature, which made it nearly impossible to get comfortable.

Internet was very dodgy in the room (I'd say worked 50% of the time) and randomly, all the English channels from the TV disapeered. The most disappointing thing through was there were no safes in the room, only a hotel lockbox, so you couldn't conveniently lock up valuables.

On the plus, service wasn't bad and the breakfast was quite vast (albeit with bad coffee!). Location was good and businesses around the hotel were very good (including the laundry place in the hotel plaza, which reasonably charged by weight, versus the hotel which charges big bucks and charges by piece).

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

We had high expectations of the hotel having looked at all of the details and pictures on the website.To be honest when we first saw our rooms we were a bit disappointed that they were 'terrace' rooms as we had seen on the website that the terrace rooms looked less good.It was just not as impressive-looking as the more modern rooms looked on the net which presumably are in the main hotel rather than the terraces (for similar price) - I dont think the booking process made it clear which ones we were booking. Actually the terrace rooms were fine, very spacious, with their own 'living room' including sofa, TV, fridge, coffee table etc, fully air conditioned and nice and clean. the decoration was a little outdated and the shower could have done with a screen or curtain or something across it but other than that we very happy and comfortable there. The pool is small and on the roof top - there are only 6 sun loungers up there so several times we went to use it (in evenings) it was full. Luckily Chiang Mai kept us so busy that we weren't at the hotel much, but if you're looking for more relaxation time by the pool its not ideal. Location is great for walking into the city and easy to get tuk-tuks etc from just outside (as with most places in Chiang Mai!) - only slight problem was nobody seemed to be able to recognise or pronounce the name of the hotel when trying to get back! I would recommend this for a comfortable, convenient city location but not for a luxury, relaxing stay.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Maninarakorn Hotel
Address: 99 Sridonchai Road,Changklan Road | Changklan Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #156 of 380 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Maninarakorn Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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