This hotel is clean enough. But given the amount of time this hotel has been up and running and the fact it is run by a westerner it could be much better.
We only stayed a couple of nights but would not stay here again.
Our first room had an air con that was not working properly, they changed it the next morning without fuss.
The rooms are ok but very budget, the mattress was about 20 years overdue for replacement and was too old to be suitable for use.
The bathroom had a shower in one corner and the drain was in the opposite corner so there was constantly water on the floor in the bathroom. The water was not suitable for drinking and had a foul smokey odor that permeated the air whenever you turned a tap on.
There was coffee and tea making facilities in the reception area as well as toasters..not what one might expect and you had to pay extra for this service.
It is fairly standard to have a kettle at least in a room but to charge extra for this seemed to be typical of the squeeze for a few extra baht that is common to this area.
The place had some upsides, we had a security guard stationed outside of our room who could be heard talking or playing on his phone throughout the night. You could also park a car or motorbike in front of the rooms. Whilst I found the noise from the vehicles at 5 am annoying it was not an issue to the backpackers who rented the vehicles as they were probably not returning.
We ate at Northlands which was much less expensive for meals and less than 5 minutes walk and offered great services with large breakfasts and dinners.
Chiang Mai overall was not up to scratch for a tourist destination that has been hosting tourists for over 20 years. The streets were rubbish strewn with dirty polluted air which made any views from the mountains unappealing.
This is suitable for backpackers on a very low budget.
- Also Known As:
- Eagle House Hotel Chiang Mai