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TravelPod Member ReviewsStarbright Hotel Chiang Rai
After leaving the bus station late in the evening we wandered around for only a few minutes before we found the Starbright. We are travelling on a budget and we noticed on a board outside that rooms started at 250B, it looked a nice hotel for that price and we thought the cheap rooms would be all gone and they would sell you up to a bigger room. But we were wrong, the hotel was very well presented the staff were very helpful and were glad to offer us the cheaper room after also showing us the 400B room. The 250B rooms have a small mattress (king single) on the floor in reasonably small rooms at the front of the building, they have a fan and no furniture, but they have big windows, so you don't feel boxed in and are very clean. The 400B room was more your standard fan room with a comfy looking double bed and simple furniture. We were more than happy with our little hobbit room and we stayed for two nights.
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