Raming Lodge Hotel & Spa
Travel Blogs from Chiang Mai
We have had plenty of time here to explore many of the markets, in particular the night bazaar and the Sunday Walking Street market which takes over the main road that cuts across the centre of the old walled town, as well as many of the grounds around the temples off that same street and some of the adjoining streets. As light fades the numbers …
We arrived in to Chiang Mai and were transferred to our hotel for check in. The hotel gave us vouchers for a free bbq dinner, free hour long massages and were told that everything in the mini bar fridge is complimentary - woohoo. We also got vouchers for the Loy Krathong dinner which was a compulsory event for the hotel. On our first day we set out …
After 18hrs on the train (express by name, but not nature) we have arrived in Chiang Mai. We had a small bunk room each (ex Japanese carriages) which was air conditioned and relatively quiet. We fell asleep outside Bangkok and woke up in the jungle and mountains of northern Thailand. At times, rice paddies as far as the eye can see.
I sure remember waking up though, crook as. God I felt awful. Sad that Jacqs missed out on all the fun but lucky for her as well.
The early morning scenery was obscured by a pall of smoke. Quite eerie.
The train pulled into Chiang Mai over an hour late but none of us cared. I really needed a lay down on something that wasn't …
When we'd arrived yesterday arvo we booked a half day tour to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Bhu Bhing - the Imperial Winter Palace http://www.bhubingpalace.org/main_en.ph p. We paid 550 BHT each.
Another windy road and both Jacqs and Al literally jumped out of that van when we got to the palace. Both of them said if we’d got to the …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Stayed a night here prior to our Intrepid trip. We came back for another two nights.
It's a great hotel. Great service, great breakfast, great location. Even brought our passports out to the airport when I realised I'd left them in the safe.
We will definitely return to Chiang Mai and will stay at Raming Lodge again
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TravelPod Member ReviewsRaming Lodge Hotel & Spa Chiang Mai
Historical Traveler Reviews Raming Lodge Hotel & Spa Chiang Mai
We stayed three nights at the Raming Lodge and were very pleased with the quality of the accomodation and the location in the City of Chiang Mai. The facility seems quite new in an area of much older buildings. Most rooms have no view except another building or rooftop, and the number of windows is limited to one each in the bedroom and bath, so it is a little dark in terms of natural light. The bed was comfortable if a little hard, but I didn't experience early morning noises in the halls that others have mentionned.
Good hotel, Great location...
We stayed at this hotel after finding out that our original hotel had not booked our room...The staff were helpful and friendly, the room was large, modern and clean with a extra large bed! The location was ideal, it is just outside the old city and is right next to the night market. Inshort we would stay here again and would recommend it to friends.
Overall I liked this hotel a lot. I stayed in off-season so the rate was quite attractive. The hotel is pretty new, so it's in great condition. Only a few blocks to the old part of town, and only 10 minute walk to the night bazar. Service was very good overall, but the maids didn't do a great job. The room was clean, but they didn't replace the bed decoration or ornamental pillows... I had to do that myself. Bathroom lovely with new tilework. One minor thing about the rooms is that they are dark. There's only one window that lets in bright light, and there are low-output fluorescent bulbs throughout the room that barely light it at all. This is especially a problem when shaving or putting on makeup at night in the bathroom. Noise will be a problem for some people because the room doors fit the frames so tightly that it's almost impossible to shut your door quietly. Also, the maids are constantly going by your room in the morning with their carts filled with glass water bottles that make a racket. Quiet A/C and lots of hot water. Breakfast buffet each morning was decent, although after a couple of days, it becomes routine. Expensive internet available in the lobby. Across the street at night there are massages available right on the sidewalk for only 60 baht per 30 minutes. There are 3 girls and a guy, and I can testify that the guy was really good... I almost fell asleep right there in the chair!
Good clean rooms in a good location, staff very helpful. Excellent hotel for a few nights in the centre of Chiang Mai.
Comfort and Restful
Good location, just a short stroll from attractions. Rested well in the clean and comfortable room. Good value for $$$
Good location, nice hotel
Raming Lodge is locate just a 10 minute walk away from the night bazaar. It's a 2 year old hotel that is quiet, nicely furnished and clean. For its superior room, you get a huge room and bathroom that is decorated in Lanai style. The staff was very friendly. The air-con works well and we were so comfortable there that during the hot season we stay in the room watching cable. The only slight complain I would have is that the breakfast buffet is only so-so. The spread is fine but could have been better.
I have stayed at this hotel twice, in March and April of 2006. Both times we were in the Junior Suite, which was spacious and comfortable. The hotel itself is relatively new (one year or so) and looks it. Location is excellent, just outside the old city on Loi Kroh Road. Many shops and restaurants are within walking distance.
This hotel was clean, big rooms and stylishly new and really good value. The breakfast was boring but I found the biggest drawback was no pool as it was very hot (hotter than Bangkok) in the 4 days I stayed there in summer. The street it is on, has a lot of the usual girly bars and the harassment a lone male has to endure is tiresome after a while. There is some good backpacker bars on the street too though.
My family of 3 stayed at Raming Lodge for 2 nights. Great value accommodation...absolutely clean large room, huge bed, and great location. On the downside, the room had 1 small window that faced a crummy wall less than 10 feet away, service could have been better, and the breakfast spread is nothing to write about.