The (small) pool was well-maintained and being able to swim early in the morning was probably the highlight of staying here. The staff was generally courteous, though they tended to ignore me in favour of speaking to my girlfriend (who is Thai). The location is close to a great food market at the Chang Puak Gate for evening outdoor dining. In the morning, there are song takes at the same location that queue to take people to Doi Suthep (it's 50 baht to go up, but only 40 baht to come back down for some reason).
We tried to reserve a renovated room (which are, evidently, significantly better) but on arrival were told we would need to move rooms each day to a different room, so we took an older room. The room was adequate, but there are better rooms for the same or less money in locations closer to restaurants and shops (we stayed here over the New Year holiday because most other places were fully booked). In our room there was no temperature control on the A/C, the sink was poorly hanging in the bathroom at an angle such that the water did not completely drain, but apart from that the room was fine: we were away from mid-morning to late in the evening each day. Incredibly, we were told on our second day that the make-your-own toast and instant coffee breakfast was not included with our room and we would each need to pay 100 baht for it -- so we bought our breakfast at the 7-11 near Chang Puak Gate each morning.
I would recommend this location to families with young children, as well as older couples and older solo travellers on a budget, but it's not really the best location for people who desire to be close to restaurants and shops -- and the rooms are really hit and miss.
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- This property has been in the same family for 75 years We offer a peaceful experience in our own garden, set back from the main road , yet only 500 m from the "Old Town". ... more less
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