Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
So, tonight I (Mackenzie) am writing the blog because Mum is feeling unwell and has asked me to write it.
This morning we all were ready the earliest we've ever been on this trip, 9.30. This was all for a good cause, mind you because we were off to take Mr Champion private taxi service to pat some tigers and ride some elephants.
Farewelled busy Bangkok and flew north to Chiang Mai. Didn't realise the100ml liquid restriction applied to domestic flights as well, so they confiscated not only our duty free Bundy (sob sob) but also our forgotten tube of vegemite. This was an all out attack on our Aussie-ness.
As soon as we arrived in Chiangers we could feel the …
Chiang Mai on aina ollut paikka, jonne on halunnut mennä mutta rantaloma on joka kerta vetänyt pidemmän korren. Toki rannan puuttuminen antaa hieman erilaisen kaupunkikokemuksen, muttei välttämättä yhtään huonolla tavalla. Vuorilta tuleva viileä ilma saa aamut tuntumaan jopa surrealistisen viileiltä (+20C, herrajumala), mutta kyllä päivän mittaan l …
Det engelske ord "serenity" (fredfyldt) er en perfekt beskrivelse af vores lille boutique hotel i centrum af Chiang Mai. Vi sidder ved poolen med en drink og slapper af til lyden af klassisk thaimusik og rislende vand. Vi er kommet hjem fra vores to dages trek... D.v.s. det blev kun til en dag og en overnatning - herefter valgte vi at blive …
I went out about 6pm for tea and then to John’s rooftop bar to watch Arsenal beat Fulham 3-1 then to watch some Thai kick boxing. The tickets for it were 400 Baht (£8) for the cheap seats and 600 Baht for ringside. I just bought the cheap seat and then managed to get ringside by sitting at the bar and having a beer. I was pleased to experience the event and it is something else I can tick off the list of items not done ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Manathai Village Chiang Mai
I stayed in Manathai for 2 days. Basically the first impression I step in is : Oh... I think I overpay for this hotel. It's a deluxe room and I think the room is a bit small. Some part of the inner layer of bath tub is chipped off and stained with some yellow color stain (yuck). Then later in the day the shower is definitely a torture! water flow is small and the hot water and cold water just come "alternately", there is a sudden hot and sudden coldness.
We booked junior suite for a stay from Oct 20-27, 2006. The size of this "junior suite" was embarassing; it would be best if the room was listed as a regular room, for it was hardly bigger than the bed itself. Other than this negative aspect of this boutique hotel, everything else was very positive about our stay here.
I am writing this review directly from the hotel where I have been for 5 days and am staying for another 2 weeks.
Far too expensive for what it is. Despite the money spent on building the hotel, there are a number of problems - the suite that we booked was not a suite - nowhere to sit, room too small, bed too big, nowhere to store luggage or clothes, no hot water for sink. Staff were lovely but suffered from poor english and lack of supervision. Restaurant service was slow, breakfast was uncooked three times, overcooked once, and cold three times. Manager said he would talk to someome about a reduction in the room rate but never go back to us. If we had not already paid for a week, we would have moved hotels. We were recommneded a spa for massage and paid 2800 baht when the going rate for the service we had was about 800, the girl on the trips desk could speak virtually no english. For $40-50 dollars a night it might be OK, but otherwise find something cheaper or better.
Great place to stay
It is a fantastic place to stay! It is tucked away on a quiet street and yet still close to everything. Modern conveniences with old-world charm.
The food is awesome- get the crab omlet for breakfast- the best thing on the breakfast menu.
Will definitely stay there again!!!
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in August. The hotel is small but quite beautiful and in a convenient location. We wanted to stay at a place that we wouldn't find at home, i.e. not a big chain hotel. The openness of the 'lobby', lots of lush greenery and a small stream running through the property made it seem as though you were in a small resort outside of the city.
Manathai - Lovely small hotel
Its a lovely small hotel tucked away from the hustle & bustle, but in easy walking distance of the night market, restaurants & other sights. The staff were lovely & very helpful. The food was fantastic. My two children loved the pool.
Great place to stay in Chiang Mai..
Wonderful staff there.. lovely rooms.. stay there for 4 nites ..
Beautiful boutique hotel
A new hotel, Thai with a contemporary twist, convieniently located down one of the quiet side streets in central Chiang Mai.
Great location, easy to walk to shops and restaurants and the hotel is a real oasis. As newly opened we were offered rooms for under half the published rack rate.
Great attention to detail in the hotel's design, walkways with streams running under them keep the open reception area very cool.
A great swimming pool and very friendly and happy staff. Free internet, all the rooms are different with lovely bathrooms, not massive rooms but a relaxing atmosphere.
Loved the Manathai
We stayed at the newly opened Manathai for 5 nights in June. It was absolutely gorgeous; peaceful, great staff and beautiful rooms. The location was really good, close to the night market, not far from the river or the old town. The hotel had only been open for 6 weeks, and there were a few things they need to sort out eg we didn't get our wake up call one days; as it happened it wasn't a problem, but it could have been! Breakfasts were ok, nothing fantastic.We'd definitely go back