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The Bupatara

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   12/1 soi 4 kor. Prapokkloa Road,T.Prasingha A.Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Ranked #354 of 498 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was old fashioned, small and stank of must. Place looked like a prison in the corridors. Breakfast was horrible - cold eggs and sausages. Guest house was ages away from the main bit of the town. Only good thing was the pool. We booked for two nights but left after one.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

The only nice thing I would say about this place is the AC unit in our room is strong so at least we got a good nights sleep. Cleanliness is sub par but haven't seen roaches yet. The free breakfast is a joke, the sausage is just lightly boiled hot dogs. The bathroom is weird being that is sink and... More

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The pool was clean and pleasant. The hotel is near the center of Chiang Mai and temples. The suite fot two adults and two children was so dirty that you are afraid to touch a piece of furniture. The sheets smelled bad and probably were not washed. Nets were very gaps. One of the 2 bathrooms was under construction, the... More

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13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

The staff are friendly and the appearance from the front looks good however the room we stayed in was quite old and worn. The bathroom and toilet had hair and mould everywhere and the mosquito screens were too damaged to be effective. Breakfast was ordinary - juice not fresh, packet coffee and tea, white bread and precooked eggs sitting in... More

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Phitsanulok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Welcoming guest house in a great location of Chiang Mai, Not so far from Saturday and Sunday walking street and the fresh market. Me and my friend stayed in Superior room and Deluxe room for 2 nights. We're book tour at the hotel '1 day at Safari' and Mr.Sam he's tourist guide 'VERY nice'. All the staff are lovely, friendly... More

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Galway, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Probably the best all round place we stayed in our month in Thailand. Will definitely choose to stay here again when in Chiang Mai. Great central yet quiet location, pleasant staff, free 24 hour internet/coffee/tea, swimming pool, good value. Tip: Visit the Elephant Nature Park for at least a day trip. Not your usual elephant rides etc, but a sanctuary... More

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Busselton W.A. Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The Bupatara is a 2 star hotel and could be quite good, I did spend 2 weeks there over Xmas 2012, although the room was okay the bathroom had sticky green mould over much of the walls and no bathroom sink plugg and they are impossible to buy in Chiang Mia (really I spent a full day trying, finally using... More

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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

breakfast variety is not its best but the rooms are big and so simple, in a positive way, that you like at home. the staff was really helpful. we didn't enjoy the swimmingpool because we had no time but I would have loved it!!! the best: quiet atmosphere, so I could sleep like a baby (I usually do) after a... More

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9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Bupatara hotel is tugged away in a small neighborhood in the old city, away from the noise and traffic, yet so close to all the attractions and happening spots in town. The hotel has a family atmosphere with very friendly staff, who are most willing to suggest day trips, activities and things to do during your stay. It is also... More

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Laurieton, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

I was very satisfied with this hotel, good value for money. Not expensive, yet it has a nice pool and breakfast is included, also free Internet. Staff very friendly. Very quiet place and guests are usually well behaved young Europeans. I extended my stay to 8 days. Not easy to find, you need to mention Prapokklao Road, Soi ha (4)... More

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Address: 12/1 soi 4 kor. Prapokkloa Road,T.Prasingha A.Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bupatara 3*
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An exclusive & boutique Style guesthouse at the heart of Chiang Mai. The Bupatara is centrally located within the walls of the ancient city and is surrounded by traditional lifestyles & cultures amidst hundreds of temples. The Bupatara offers 21 exclusive and contemporary style rooms in a relaxing environment with a lush tropical garden and pool. Welcoming guests to the ultimate city resort escape, the Bupatara's private and exclusive surroundings with wholly hearted-service promise to make your stay in Chiang Mai memorable. ... more   less 
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