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Sira Boutique Hotel
Ranked #202 of 374 Hotels in Chiang Mai
lincoln
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29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“needs some management improvement”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2010

im writting this sat on a bed in the sira boutique, we have found this place to be good value for money its such a lovely little hotel the rooms are spacious and relativly immaculate a bit dusty in places. The tv has plenty of english speaking channels including two english speaking movie channels. The wiifi works like a dream. The bathroom has a bathtub and a shower. My only complaints are that the room could have been dusted better and the aircon has taken 2 days to get down to temperature however i reported this and they brought us a fan straight up. Breakfast is the worst part my fried eggs were not cooked and my husbands scrambled eggs tasted like prawns also they bring you a huge tea pot with one tiny tea bag so coffee is the beast option also they forget to bring things like butter for your toast and sugar for your coffee so you seem to be chasing around after them, Apart from these problems we have enjoyed our stay here the staff are friendly and it is a very pretty hotel.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2010

We stay here 4 nights. We think the decision is not wrong actually live here. This includes managing staff then they rebuke us as well. Care of us as people in their families. They guided us. Where you want to go see ChiangMai. and we decided to go one day treking,. We can ride elephants and spectacular waterfalls and do a program on this trip a lot.,and next day we go to Doi Suthep temple.,This temple very very beautiful and we also went to a Sankhampang road for shopping(here is a main factory).,we buy a thai silk and buy Gems Gallery and buy lacquerware(many shopping for for us).,Hotel staff here very pretty to much. If we want to go some where.,They are call a tuk tuk or red car for us and also they ask discount for us,. We also went to the sunday night market.,for sunday market have a lot of shopping and many many foods and the price is not expensive. We decided not wrong all the 4 days in Chiang Mai and stay at this hotel for 4 nights. This Hotel beautiful large room, clean bathrooms, breakfast is delicious. Staff are friendly and most importantly stay here like we were home our own.,by the way If we have the opportunity to return to Chiang Mai again. We will return to stay at this hotel again for sure!!!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2010

On a recommendation from a co-worker, my friends and I stayed here last spring. The service was great, and the rooms were clean and really nice. The staff was very helpful, specifically the hotel manager, who gave us great insight into traveling in Thailand. I'd definitely stay here again if I were to head back to Chiang Mai.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2010

Very clean and quiet rooms.
A little too expensive, with no services included (spa, massages, etc.). Breakfast is correct but you'll find better deals in towns.
1800 THB/night

Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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München
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2010

We spent three nights in this beautiful hotel. the rooms are spacious and clean, the beds were comfortable enough considering the mid-ranged price level of the hotel. The entire hotel is designed in typical Thai architecture, it can be rightly considered as a boutique hotel. The hallways and the lobby contain some nice artwork.

the breakfast is not outstanding but good, however, we cannot recommend the restaurant for dinner.

The reception staff is english speaking, very friendly and helped us booking trips and taxis. As we spent new year's eve in chiang mai, all guests were invited to have dinner with the owner's/management's family.

The hotel seems to be pretty new, 4 out of 5 taxi drivers did not know the hotel although it is centrally located. so make sure you take a card with you with the hotel's address written in Thai on it.

The only thing we did not like about the hotel: the rooms towards the street are not very quite, our room was actually very noisy although the management promised us the opposite at the reservation. and even though the hotel is situated within the 'old town' of chiang mai, the distances to the central parts are too high (luckily, cabs and tuk-tuks are cheap in Thailand)

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sunny England!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2010

We stayed at the Sira Boutique Hotel for 5 nights whilst in Chiang Mai and we absolutely loved it. At approximately 44 GBP per night including tax and breakfast we were not expecting fireworks bearingh in mind we had just had two nights in Le Meridien Bangkok but oh how we were pleasantly suprised. Let me just say i have used trip advisor many times to research hotels but i have never written a review but i just feel i have to for the Sira.
I had emailed the hotel prior to our arrival and informed them that it was my partners birthday the day we arrived. When we got there we were preented with cold beers and an absiolutely gorgeous birthday cake there was even a handmade birthday card in the room for him. It was great.
Oak who appears to run the hotel is a great source of information and when we got there he gave us a map and highlighted places to go to visit, eat or shop. He then wrote down all the methods of getting there and the prices. Nothing really was too much for him. Whilst staying he arranged a trekking trip, muay thai boxing, motorbike hire and a visit to the zoo for us. All of the other staff are amazingly helpful also.
The location is great with the Sunday walking market just around the corner and all activities in close proximity by tuk tuk at a bargain price (Oak will tell you what to pay so that you are not being overcharged).
We very nearly booked into Le Meridien Chiang Mai for our stay but thought we would save some money for our trip to Railay, Krabi, after Chiang Mai. All i can say is i am so glad that we gave our money to such a gorgeous independent hotel.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lottie1984
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Guatemala
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2009

Like everyone says, the Sira is a very nice hotel. However, it did not meet the 5 star expectations described by many. There were several minor issues such as the safe not working (they gave us the master key), the TV signal was lost for 2 nights (the manager blamed the place across the street that brings in the signal). The air conditioning unit shut off because the maid came in and turned the key out of the slot which shut the unit (tell them NOT to shut the air during the day unless you enjoy an 80 degree room). All in all, however, it is a very nice little boutique hotel. Chiang-Mai is a very cramped city (like San Francisco) so don't expect the Hilton (we stayed in the Hilton Millennium in Bangkok before arriving so got a bit spoiled)

1) Location: If you are not a typically fat and lazy American tourist, do not believe those that commented on the hotel's "inconvenient location". It's situated on one of the 4 perimeter streets that circle the Old City. If you enjoy walking and exploring the sights and sounds of the core areas as we do, it's perfect. Simply set out in any direction. The touristy night market is about 20 to 30 minutes by foot. (more on that later). Sure, you can pay a tuk-tuk ot cabbie but there's simply no need unless you are very tired. As for the sights that require transportation, the hotel has ample brochures and will gladly arrange a private driver or tour company. Just don't expect Thai people to understand why you'd possibly want to "birdwatch" in a national park. They simply don't appreciate the beauty of their country.

2) Night Market: One of the world's BEST night markets is held every Sunday night on the street around the corner and 3 blocks down, about a 6 minute walk. You will find everything you want or need and the prices are even cheaper than the main Night Market, which has a much more touristy feel. Ask the staff. And have the world's best spring rolls for about 18 cents USD.

3) Staff: Dozens of reviewers raved about the British owner, Rob. There was no such person during our stay. The manager and staff were generally helpful but like most Thai people, their English is not the best. I am not complaining about this; we do not expect every culture to speak our language; Upon arrival, the manager did sit us down and give us a rundown of the area. However, during times when he was off-duty, the front desk person may have to hunt him down to answer your questions. Part and parcel of travelling.

4) Breakfast: Included but not even close to anything special; your choice of 2 small eggs any way with minimal bacon or Thai style sausage (which is actually like an Oscar Meyer wiener with less flavor), cereal or fruit. Save your appetite for the street food anyway

5) The room:
Pros: We paid for the Lanna Room which means we got a private Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. This is absolutely awesome after a long day of walking. - Very nice large flat panel TV with many stations. - Beautifully decorated room and large bed but very firm (didn't bother me) - Lanna rooms are on the library (2nd) floor so none of that major stair climbing everyone complains about. Noise is limited to the electric tuk-tuk engines.
Free internet and 2 computers in the lobby;

Cons: Room is way too small for our comfort zone. Hard to get organized. NO SHOWER in the Lanna Room; just a Water-Pic. Hated this and couldn't wait for a real shower; if you sweat a lot, you may want to consider this.

All in all, probably one of the nicer places to stay; we walked all over and saw a lot of places that looked to be noisier. Price is very reasonable given the amenities. Recommended but if any of the issues I mentioned are a concern, shop around.

6) What to do: MUST-DO: Patera Elephant Farm "Elephant owner for a day" (see other reviews on this site) - Thai Chocolate Cookery - they pick you up, take you to the market, walk you thru how to make everything, then you eat it; free tea and soft drinks; 1200 Baht;
Doi Suthep: Although touristy, worth seeing; beautiful location -

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rodi2008
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Property: Sira Boutique Hotel
Address: Sriphoom Rd. 85/5 | Tamboon Siphoom, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#40 Spa Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sira Boutique Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our 17 luxuriously appointed rooms are furnished and decorated in Lanna style, with fine fabrics and colorful and tasteful traditional touches. Sira Boutique Hotel is ideally located on the edge of the old city, on a picturesque stretch of its ancient moat. Most of the old city's historic temples are within walking distance, their park-like grounds and surrounding, leafy lanes ideal for an afternoon or early evening stroll. ... more   less 
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