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Palm Garden Hotel
Ranked #63 of 109 Hotels in Chiang Rai
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“Spotless clean and comfortable”
Reviewed 18 December 2012

Simple, spotlessly clean, friendly and comfortable are the words to describe the Palm Garden.

I imagine the few palm trees planted in the front entrance/car park are responsible for the name of this hotel but there is no garden to speak of. But it was the quietest accommodation I could find in my research and I'm rather glad that it is a 10min tuk-tuk ride from the town centre as it is far too hectic and noisy there for my liking. The tuk-tuk journey is fun anyway and costs only 80 baht.

Free Wifi is available in the hotel lobby and I had reception in our ground floor room. The only disadvantage to the ground floor is that noisy guests arriving can wake you up as the place is tiled from wall to wall making the acoustics very loud.

Our room had a TV, mini-fridge with water, wardrobe etc. It is true that the showers have those little heaters which means the water is never actually hot, but warm enough in these temperatures. We were able to borrow a hairdryer from reception. The air-conditioning in our room was too cold to be kept on at night, but then again in December the evenings are cool so wasn't necessary.

In the building opposite is a little restaurant that belongs to the hotel. Breakfast is a simple but sufficient buffet. We had nice Thai food for dinner here but some western food is also available.

We spent our days doing day-trips with PDA tours (recommended in Lonely Planet and they help support local communities so plus on the ethical factor).

All in all a good place to stay.

Room Tip: Downstairs rooms have wifi reception, but can be noisy if guests in reception are loud.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

I book 3 rooms in July. All the rooms is too hot even the air conditional is turn on.There is no much of big tree and plants surrounded the hotel, even at the morning, the restaurant is also hot, but the foods is good. Basic tea spoon, tea cup, hot water is not provided. No lift in this hotel, not suitable for old people.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 June 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights when in Chiang Rai and was delighted when we got here. The hotel was spotless as were the rooms. This seems like a fairly new hotel. Breakfast was extensive. The staff were very friendly and always smiling. It is a little outside the town but a Tuk Tuk or taxi are really cheap. The hotel was also great value for money. If I come back to Chiang Rai, I would definitely stay here.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

The staff is very nice and helpful. Tim, the manager met us at the airport so we got to the hotel quick and easy for a low cost.This was our first visit to Chiang Rai and we got a lot of suggestions of excursions from Tim and the staff.
The restaurant had excellent food so if you don´t want to take a tuk-tuk to the centre of town you can have a real nice meal at the hotel.
All in all this is a place where you get good value for your money.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

I stayed in Palm Garden Hotel in May 2011, sorry for the late review. This is not a luxury hotel, little away from the city. But for the price you pay, it is excellent, the rooms are comfortable and clean, the breakfast is good with choice of Thai and Westerm mix, served by always smiling waitresses. The owner of the hotel is an American (Mr. Tim) married to a Thai lady, both are always pleasant and helpful. Mr. Tim arranged personal trips for me and he is a good guide too. :). You will get always a homely feeling there. The food in the restaurant is also nice. But, if you expect a city atmosphere, this is not the place. For a peaceful stay away from the madness of the city, I strongly recommend this hotel, without any doubt I can say its a home away home. I am posting some pictures of the hotel here.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

More than we expected from a 3 Star Hotel.

Wonderful reception committee and the staff were always happy and very helpful.
Tim the Manager very happy to arrange trips to your individual needs.
Clean rooms, well serviced.
We used the restaurant several times and the food was very good at a reasonable price

Room Tip: We were on the 2nd floor, maybe the top floor would have no noise. No lift but staff will always...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

This is not a luxury hotel but for the price it is very good value, the rooms are comfortable and clean, the breakfast is good with choice of Thai and western. We have stayed at many hotels in Thailand over the years and not many do you get such a warm welcome from all the staff as you do at Palm garden they were always smiling and eager to assist. The centre of Chiang Rai is 10 min in a vehicle, we had a hire car so no problem getting into town, the staff will organise a tuktuk or bat bus for you. Need i say more we will stay again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Palm Garden Hotel
Address: 375/1 Moo.19 T.Robvieng | Muang District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Rai Province > Chiang Rai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #63 of 109 Hotels in Chiang Rai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Palm Garden Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Palm Garden is a boutique hotel with modern decoration and amenities. All guests will enjoy a quite and relaxing stay. Hotel staff takes great pride in providing the very best service making guests feel right at home. ... more   less 
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