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“Central location tucked away on a small street” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The North Hotel
Ranked #35 of 108 Hotels in Chiang Rai
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Central location tucked away on a small street”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

I enjoyed my time at the North Hotel, mainly because of it's central location - it was super close to the bus station and the main street, and the night market. This, however, could also be a drawback because their shows go on until pretty late and you definitely hear it. I stayed in the 4-bed mixed dorm. Most of my time there, I was the only one. I liked that soap and shampoo was included, and the locker (bring a lock). The rooftop (where the dorms are) was nice, but on the 5th floor.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Nice little place in a good location (don't be put off by the quiet street) right by the night market and bus station and close to everything you need to see in Chiang Rai. Rooms are small but clean and comfortable. Staff are friendly and helpful. No problems here, just nothing special!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lkd22
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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

I was a little concerned at first when our taxi driver from the Chiang Rai airport didn't seem to know where the North Hotel was, however we said that it was very close to the night markets. He found it ok. The hotel is around the corner from the night markets and the bus terminal which made it the perfect location for us as we caught the bus the next morning to Laos. The hotel/hostel was definitely one of the better places I've stayed. We stayed in a private room. Bed was comfortable and it was a decent size. One thing though, there were a lot of mosquitoes hanging around in the room. We spent a good 20 minutes squashing them and spraying bug spray and then it was fine.
We had breakfast the next morning. Its a selection of pre-set options such as eggs and toast. It was nice and I have no complaints.
The staff weren't the friendliest however we didn't interact with them too much.
One other word of caution, when you go upstairs to the rooms you have to remove your shoes. I would suggest then carrying them up with you. My friend had hers stolen - not a huge issue, but just annoying.

Room Tip: Be prepared to carry your suitcase upstairs - use a back pack if possible.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kibou86
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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

you can walking to bus station so easily this hotel also near Saturday walking street and night bazaar. restaurant open for breakfast only and breakfast time start at 8 am. but you can order the coffee or beer there every time if you want.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Teamnoi Patthaw... M
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Vientiane, Laos
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Stayed in the North for a night at 650 Thai bath. It's located right behind the bus station within few minutes walking distance. Very convenient. and there's also a night market few minutes away, so finding food is not a problem at all. I was surprised by the room loveliness. It's clean and spacious. the only thing would be there's no elevator. so might be difficult for those who have problem with that.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

This place made my stay in Chiang Rai a whole lot more enjoyable. The rooms are so clean and well decorated, and at such cheap prices too. It's a 5 minute walk to the bus station and also to the night bazaar, cafes, restaurants, pharmacies etc. The staff are very helpful and were also willing to help. This is great place to base yourself in Chiang Rai.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank krispyNZ
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Rome, Italy
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

I called this hotel the same afternoon I was arriving, as I had just crossed the Thai boarder in Chian Kong, coming from Laos. The lady readily accepted the telephone booking, based on the promise that I would turn up by 6 PM. Location was super, 2 blocks from the bus station in the center of the city, but still surprisingly quiet. Obviously not a romantic setting, but the pretty hotel close to the night and day market makes it up. My superior room on the 2nd floor went for 650 Baht and was one of the best I stayed in so far: tasteful decoration, nice bed and good mattress (for once not too hard, but neither too soft), hardwood floors, different kinds of lighting from bright to cozy, fridge, fan and AC and - last but not least- a beautiful bathroom! The staff was extremely kind, I had my laundry done in one day, free Wifi with 2 PCs available for those w/out their own and great communal areas both on the ground floor and on terrace on 1st floor. Breakfast was not included, but available for 150 Baht, so really a minor detail.. I wasn't feeling well when I arrived, so added a 2nd night and the stay in this hotel put me back on track, would definitely recommend it!

Room Tip: If you can get it, choose a room to the back, but mine was to the street and ok anyway.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Audrey B
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Property: The North Hotel
Address: 612/100-101 Sirikorn Market, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Rai Province > Chiang Rai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 108 Hotels in Chiang Rai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The North Hotel is a small, family-and-friends-run hotel in the city centre of Chiang Rai. We aim at giving our guests good quality and personal service for a reasonable price. We are centrally located in a quiet street with the bus station and The Night Bazaar in one end, and Sirikorn [silikon] Market, the fruit and flower market on the other. We are also within walking distance from everywhere in downtown Chiang Rai. ... more   less 
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