Raming Lodge Hotel & Spa
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De eerste verkenningen van Chang Mai zijn zeer positief! Het is een gezellig stadje en doet een beetje kneuterig aan: relaxed, wordt het in de Lonely Planet genoemd! Heel veel winkeltjes en marktkraampjes langs de weg. En de ene massage shop na de andere... S'avonds wordt er veel gebedeld langs de terrasjes, bij voorkeur door hele jonge kinderen, …
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 …
... next to mine and did the whole train before coming back to our seats. He pulls the cushions on the bottom seat and makes it a bed and then pulls down the top bunk and puts sheets and pillowcases on everything for and then yells at you UP....okay maybe he didn't yell but I was tired and it sound like he yelled. I guess I forgot to tell you Jessie's wish for a/c was fulfilled....in epic proportions. Have you every tried to sleep in a meat locker? We had the top bunks and the a/c ...Chiang Mai, Thailand savageharmony
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRaming Lodge Hotel & Spa Chiang Mai
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
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Historical Traveler Reviews Raming Lodge Hotel & Spa Chiang Mai
Good location/comfortable rooms
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.
Breakfast was bland and repetitive and poorer than any other hotel in my 16 days in Thailand. We ate dinner once in the main restaurant and it was of a higher quality.
It isn't far to walk to the Night Market or the weekend market. (different directions) You just have to get passed those offering Thai massage, and several ladies at the end of the street offering massage++! There are places nearby offering an hour on the internet for 30 baht/hour. A great deal! McDonald's (the first one I've ever been to that had burger that looked like the ones in the photos - not flattened at all; Haagen-Daz; Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Baskin -Robbins and several good Thai restaurants are in the area of the night market. It seemed very safe walking around day or night.
Upstairs (7th floor??) is a very nice area for a very good Thai massage. Those that had a massage at the hotel were very pleased with it.
Overall a reasonable 3.5 star hotel in an area that is safe and interesting. Recommended.
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.
Nice place in a good location
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.
Bello come sempre ma....
da quando ha aperto passo diversi periodi dell'anno in questo albergo in quanto per lavoro mi trovo spesso a Chiang Mai.
L'albergo e' molto carino, ben arredato, le stanze sono grandi e dotate di tutti i conforts (l'unica pecca e' che alcune in pratica non hanno una vera e propria finestra).
La posizione e' eccezionale soprattutto per il turista: e' a meta' strada tra il night bazaar e Tapae Gate e quindi anche a due passi dal sunday market.
Le aree comuni sono carine, la colazione abbondante e il personale abbastanza gentile.
Ma veniamo alla nota dolente: nell'ultimo mio soggiorno(luglio/agosto 2006) ho trovato la sgradita sorpresa di trovare l'hotel affolato di arabi...dico sgradita poiche' chiunque viaggi sa che i loro standard di educazione e civilta' sono molto diversi dai nostri!
Per loro e' normale lasciare i bambini fino alle 2 di notte a correre nei corridoi...sfidandosi a gare di velocita' e abilita'...per loro e' normale sbattere REGOLARMENTE le porte a qualunque ora del giorno e della notte...per loro e' normale gridare a 800 decibel alle 3 di notte da una stanza all'altra e se uno glielo fa notare si stupiscono...semplicemente per loro e' normale cosi'!
Ecco perche', come ho gia' avuto modo di suggerire allo staff, il Raming Lodge secondo me, deve decidere che vuol fare da grande: o resta un albergo di livello (ottimo il rapporto qualita'/costi) e seleziona la clientela o diventa,come tanti alberghi nel mondo, un hotel destinato alla clientela medioorientale...non si puo' avere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca..bisogna scegliere!
Per quanto mi riguarda tornero' ancora una volta al Raming a fine anno ma se trovero' ancora lo zoo di questo periodo me ne terro' alla larga.
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.
New and Centrally Located
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.
Staff was always pleasant and helpful. Breakfast buffet (included) is adequate but only average.
I enjoyed staying at Raming Lodge and would do so again. However, there are some minor annoyances:
- You must remove the key from the room when leaving, which shuts off power (and air conditioning) inside your room while you are away.
-Their advertised "high speed" internet is not at all high-speed. It is painfully slow. Many nearby locations have faster and cheaper internet access.
- Bathrooms could use more ventilation. In our suite, there was no exhaust fan in the bathrooms and the windows did not open, creating moist and stuffy conditions while the doors were closed.
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.
You can walk easily up to the end of the street to the huge night markets and walk the other way and hire a bike for the day for about 50bart and ride around the old city it's the best way as its only 2km square but many temples etc. Make sure you also go to the mountain temple its absolutely mind blowing.
I wouldn't stay here again but that's not because the hotel is bad I think if you go to Chang Mai you should stay in one of the beautiful riverside guest houses and get into the spirit of the place. Modern hotels just don't suit the place.
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.