I absolutely agree with joshkinnersley's review. I too was persuaded to try the Jansom House on the strength of its glowing review in Lonely Planet which claimed it had "spotless, spacious rooms" and was "excellent value."
That was not my experience. I had a very basic, rather grubby, average-sized room with a poky, en-suite shower room. For what was offered, I thought it represented poor value especially when, for the equivalent of UK£3 a night more, you could stay at the modern, comfortable and welcoming Diamond Park Inn, two minutes' s walk away - which I moved to the following day. Literally within an hour of my arrival, I was planning my escape. I hadn't been impressed with the unwelcoming woman on reception - the sort who make you feel as if they're doing you a favour by offering you a room. As for breakfast: it was a case of help-yourself to instant coffee, toast, butter, marmalade - and a banana. The whole attitude of the guesthouse seemed to be: take it or leave it. To which my advice to other travellers would be: leave it!
- Also Known As:
- Jansom House Hotel Chiang Rai