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I’ve been having daily massages here to fix up the damage of carrying a backpack for the last few months. ouch. Sounds ideal but it’s a session of pain. Anyway, Ive gone back to a masseuse I went to last time I was here and since I see her everyday we've become friends and she decided to take me out to her favourite mountain and forest spots one day. We had a great time on her bike until we got caught in a heavy downpour and had to take shelter under ...
... from Oct 20th to April 20th, the best time of year to be here…we’ll have plenty of options for your itineraries, places to stay outside of Chiang Mai, amazing restaurants within Chiang Mai…all you have to do is GET HERE and half of our place is yours. It’s not lavish, but it is clean and functional, has a great pool, an exercise area and ping pong table for rousing tournaments, and it’s in a great location. Just wanted ...
... got off his back! From the Elephant camp we got the van back to our hotel (where the Danish girls are also staying) I have just come out the shower and it feels so good to be properly clean again. We are about to go out for some food and we are going to book a bus to Pai for tomorrow to spend our last few days in the North there (hopefully doing some yoga) before we head down to the islands on the East of Thailand for the full moon party, sunbathing and more exploring! I'm so tired ...
... and high-peaked hills, words cannot describe how absolutely gorgeous
the vast landscape looked! The mountains were so close and even had mountains rippling behind them; the trees, flowers, birds, skies, even the stray dogs were so beautiful! You could smell nothing but the fresh scent of the life growing around you, which the occasional home cooking aroma. Needless to say, we were basically in our own utopia. That night we had a campfire, but ...
... Kaprao) we went to a night walking street. It was basically 2-4 kilometers of small vendors. It was here that we found the grasshoppers and crickets that I had been so eagerly searching for. On the bus on the way home we made it into a game to see who would eat them. Almost all the Messiah group tried them and many of the Thai buddies as well! Remember, like our Thai buddies told us, grasshoppers are good! They are high in protein! You should add some to your diet ...
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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