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Sorry this is so long. I wrote a lot because this is my travel journal more than it is a blog for people to read. Plus I doubt anyone is still reading this anyways... Since it would take way too long to travel to Chiang Mai overland, we splurged on a flight. I've said this many times, but I'll say it again, airlines in North America could really …
Thailand-where do I begin? I’ll start with a summery of our second week of living in ChiangMai, Thailand and perhaps you’ll understand how I got so far behind with my blog. We lived in the wonderful and highly recommended Tri Gong Residence guest house in ChiangMai (old city).
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Yes they do Sam (who was very surprised to see a band of monks behind us in the immigration queue at Chiang Mai airport), and what's more whilst we like to believe that they are spending every waking second of consciousness contemplating the universe and achieving enlightenment what they are actually thinking is 'Wow! Look at that young foreigner …
Our travelling style is changing. We are becoming more and more aware that time is limited and yet we seem to have settled into a bit of a lazy groove. For the last few weeks both in Laos and now in Thailand we are losing track of the days a bit. In Luang Prabang it was semi-intentional, the place is hard to leave. In Chiang Mai it has happened …
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Tri Gong Residence Chiang Mai
Trigong is quite simply my ideal guesthouse: perfect location, very cheap, spotless rooms, all the services you need without annoying extra charges (wifi, drinking water, cable...) and most importantly an owner/manager (Adam) who will go to incredible lengths to help you out with whatever you need (lifts to the airport at any time of day or night, a local sim card/mobile phone, introductions to useful contacts, potential travelling companions and reliable local service providers for everything from travel agents to getting your washing done). He is a superb bloke and a great mate to have if you want to get the most out of Chiang Mai. This place will only get more and more popular so book well in advance.
My favorite home in Chiang Mai
Trigong Residence has all the qualities I look for when I chose where to stay. Its clean, pleasant staff, quiet, safe, the location is perfect near to everything you need to make your stay nice and easy. I should not recomend it course then it will maybe be fully booked when I return next time but I do... :-)
Tommy Ljungberg, Sweden
I go to Chiang Mai fairly often and always stay at Tri Gong - can't be beat for price and location. Simple, clean rooms, very nice and helpful owner, cable TV with more channels than most hotels, free WiFi. To top it off it's right in the heart of the old city in Chiang Mai, in close walking distance to markets, shops, restaurants, the sunday market etc. There's also a small communal kitchen/common area for guests.
The owner Adam takes good care of the guests and makes you feel at home.
All this for 600 Baht per night as of Jan 2007, it's by far the best value in downtown Chiang Mai.
Book early as it tends to be rather full.
Adam, the owner and manager, ensures his guests feel at home and makes extensive efforts to help his clients. You almost feel part of the family. Plus, the rooms are sensational for the very low price. And the location cannot be beat. I should have stayed there longer.
Excellent all round
From the minute he picked us up at the airport until he dropped us back there, Adam, the guy who runs this place was courteous, helpful and very friendly making us feel at home.
The place is very secure, superbly clean (new towels and glasses in the room each day) with free drinking water in the rooms, great beds and really quiet. Located really conveniently too. Great courtyard and kitchen so you can self-cater if you want.
I'd also recommend going with the motorbike rental place they use too. We tried this one and one other recommended in Lonely Planet. Mr Order, the one Tri Gong uses was great - much better service than the LP one.
Would definitely stay there again if we went back.
Great location, great service, great price in Chaing Mai
BEST BARGAIN/MOST CONVENIENT - At less than US$17 per night (earlier this month), Tri Gong Residence at 8 Sribhum Rd. Lane 1 in the old city area of Chiang Mai is a great bargain. It is within walking distance of more wats (Buddhist temples) than most of us will want to see and not far from the city's night market, night life, and a wide range of restaurant offerings. Well run by Adam and his wife, Tri Gong provides clean and neat rooms with a bath, double bed, TV, and small refrigerator. Two bottles of water per day per room are provided free. Quick Internet access is provided to guests for free in the lobby, along with coffee. Security seems good and, just a few steps from the front door, one can find excellent food, as well as remarkably cheap and fast laundry service. Try the fresh watermelon juice at Baiporn Restaurant. We enjoyed several breakfasts there. Tuk tuk drivers may not know how to find Tri Gong, but they can find SK Guesthouse at Moonmuang Soi 9 and it's a very short walk from there. Highly recommended for an urban Chiang Mai experience: Tri Gong Residence and its neighbors.
-- Bob and Kristi in Brisbane
I stayed at Tri Gong for almost a week, although I had planned for only 2 days. The owner was so hospitable and the guesthouse was so wonderful I just couldn't leave. The location is perfect- close enough to the town center to walk, but far enough away to escape the noise. Clean comfortable rooms, and the owner arranged everything for me, and even got me out of a scrape with the local police (wear your motorbike helmets!). Wonderful place. Don't miss it.
we stay at Tri Gong residence for 2 night. The owner is very helpful and friendly. Location in Old City and near to many good dining places. The room is very clean and big. perfect value for stay in Chiang mai!
Home away from home
I have lived at Tri Gong Residence for about 9 months with 2 short breaks to return home (Sweden). Upon my latest return to Chiang Mai in the end of May 2006, it dawned on me that my home was really the Tri Gong Residence. The owners, a husband and wife team, are like family, where they actually worry about each guest as if he or she were a family member. To make it even more 'homey', the owners live on the property together with many of their family members (4 generations). The residence is only 1 year old, so as you might expect everything looks new and fresh. My room is exceptionally clean, with shower, toilet and an enclosed balconey. Each room includes, a telephone, refrigerator, TV with more channels than you need, and hi-speed Internet (both cable and wireless). The rooms are all nicely furnished with fan and air. The outside grounds are kept very well, with 2 ponds and hundreds of trees and flowers. There is an outside kitchen where the guests can cook their own food. There is even some workout equipment for those ambitious individuals.The location is very central, and walking distance to the Night Bazaar, Sunday market, etc. The area is very safe and secure, and only guests with a key can enter the premises after 10pm. Considering the quality of the guest hous, I find the prices very reasonable: standard room 500 Baht/ day or 450 Baht/day if you stay 2 weeks; superior room is 700 Baht/day and 650 Baht/day if you stay 2 weeks (Internet, coffee and water are free). These prices are relevant for both low and high seasons. The owners pick you up from the airport, train station, etc. and take you back free of charge. I suggest booking early as the guest house is normally full.
Clean, cheap and great beds
I just happened to stumble upon this great guesthouse in Chiang Mai a few days ago and have decided to stay here for the duration of my visit. The name doesn't seem to be too well know with the tuk tuk and taxi drivers but it's easy enough to find. It's called the Tri Gong Residence located a 8 Sribhum Rd. Lane 1...now if you ask any tuk tuk driver to take you to Moonmuang Soi 9 to SK Guesthouse just get off there, walk to the end of this street...just a few steps actually... then hang a right...walk a few steps more and look to your right...voila..the Tri Gong Residence. The owner and his wife are super attentive to their customers and treat everyone very well...free internet, free coffee and water..even a fridge in the room...a covered balcony where you can hang clothes to dry...the bathroom is fabulously clean..oh, and it's very secure cause you have to use your key to unlock the main door when the owner locks up at night. It is low season here (Aug) and the rate is 500Baht per nite with a/c..because I'm staying for 2 weeks he has given me a discount of 450 Baht per nite. My daughter and I are sharing the room..double beds with the best matress and pillow i've slept on since arriving in Thailand...even better than the Holiday Inn if you can imagine. I highly recommend this guesthouse to anyone who is travelling on a budget because it truly is the cleanest place i've stayed at since arriving here. (--)