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“The Most Comfortable Bed in Thailand”
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Grandma Kaew House
Ranked #3 of 185 Chiang Rai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Ok, so I haven’t slept in every bed in Thailand, but of all the ones I have slept in, the one at Grandma Kaew House is by far and away the most comfortable.
We love everything about this place. This is our second time at the guesthouse and is our first choice for accommodation in Chiang Rai.
I reviewed Grandma Kaew in November 2013 (A Warm Welcome), and cannot praise it enough. The hosts, David and Sonthaya , are so friendly and helpful, and can’t do enough to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. Grandma, herself, is such a little sweetie.
Please read my previous review for photos and more on this amazing little jewel of Chiang Rai.

If you do check my previous review, please note the information I provided regarding using Aeon Bank for free ATM withdrawals has changed. From January 2014, this bank has imposed a 150 baht fee in line with all the other banks (if you are using a card issued by a Thai bank, the fee is only 20 baht). I have been advised that if you withdraw money over the counter at the branch, you do not pay a fee, however, I have cannot confirm this for certain.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Grandma Kaew House is relatively new so rooms and amenities are all still in top condition. The rooms are spacious, clean and well appointed with good quality furnishings - including the bed!! It is also in a convenient but quiet location. The service was also very good from friendly and helpful owners. For the money, I doubt you would find a better place to stay in Chaing Rai. We stayed three nights and were very happy.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Colin N
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

Really close to the night market and bus station, but because it is a few blocks away it is very quiet at night. Brand new (just opened in May, 2013). Extremely clean and well maintained. The bed, pillows (they give you two pillows each!) and bedding are very comfortable and plush. Wifi is great. Every room has a good size fridge in it and they give you two water bottles every day. The only thing that could be improved is the number of english TV channels. Thanks for the incredible stay. We are leaving well rested.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Very clean and comfortable rooms including fridge, air con and fast wifi. The guesthouse is in a reasonably quiet location but still within 5-10 minutes walk of the bus station, night bazaar, restaurants and bars. The room was a good size and unusually so was the bathroom although it was still the usual wet room style without a curtained off shower. We had to kill a couple of mosquitos in our room when we checked in and there were always some buzzing around in the stairwell on an evening, so beware of leaving your room door open and make sure to pack some repellent. The owner, Sonthaya, was really friendly and well organised. She gave us a map marked up with sights/restaurants/ATMs etc in the town, gave us directions to out of town places we wanted to visit as well as showing us photos and giving us suggestions for other sights. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Julie C
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

This place is difficult to fault at the price. The location is good, being in easy walking distance of the bus station, night market and main area. It is pretty well brand new and immaculately clean.
What is more there is daily cleaning and new towels etc, which is very unusual for a guest house in South East Asia.
The owners were helpful and pleasant but not intrusive and Grandma herself very nice. She seems to look after the place in the afternoon and evenings. There was some noise at night from music from bars quite a distance away. Not a major problem.
This guesthouse has become deservedly popular and books up rapidly so if interested try to book at least a few days in advance.
Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

Truly enjoy our 3 nights stay here. Location wise, it's just nice. 10mins walk to daily night bazaar and bus station (old station). Great for light sleeper as it is a bit distance from main road. There's Contruction going on next door so you'll get a 'morning call' everyday around 9am. : ) Host, David (funny guy) & Sonthaya can speak English very well though they are not always around. The 'real' grandma Kaew does not understand English but she's very kind and helpful. She even gave us a big papaya during our check in. With a bit of sign language you should be getting what you want. Rooms are spotless clean. Cleanest among all the hotel or hostel I ever stayed! Overall, both me and my Gf like this place a lot! The thing that I treasured the most is that you can get a true experience of living among local!! Thanks David, Sonthaya and Grandma Kaew!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

Finally a water heater that is hot! Provide white thick fluffy towels, clean white bedsheets, comfortable King size bed.
Medium size fridge n flat screen tv. Daily house keeping!

Just approx 200-300m walk to night bazaar. The alley right outside the house is dimly litted.

Friendly host speak English.
There's not much choices in chiang rai City Centre. This is highly recommended!
Definitely worth the value.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
2  Thank dor66
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Address: 78 Moo 18, Sanpanard Road Soi 2/1, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Rai Province > Chiang Rai
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Ranked #3 of 185 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Rai
Price Range: £12 - £16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Grandma Kaew House 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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