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Sheik Istana Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10/1 Moo 3 Padad Road | Padad, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Ranked #36 of 327 hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong kong
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i sent the email to get some information and book the room , the staff was so efficient to reply to me ! when i arrived had a beautiful lady staff pick up for us in airport , this is a cozy hotel and unique decoration . In the lobby had yummy welcome drink ,cool towel , and quick check... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have stayed in so many hotels and resorts in Thailand and Sheik Istana Hotel is definitely one of my favorites! The Moroccan style was quite impressive. The room was huge and very clean. The staff were nice and friendly. The hotel ambience was generally light and peaceful. We were in Chiang Mai for 3 nights and every night was... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I was very impressed on first impressions of this Moroccan styled hotel. The location was perfect for us around 10minutes outside Central Chiang Mai by the river Ping overlooking a Stupa temple. The rooms were very large, well decorated and the staff were excellent. My two issues were firstly the minor- the showers were terrible for the quality of the... More

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Chakarn U, General Manager at Sheik Istana Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing of your experience and sorry to hear that you had experienced with the food poisoning when you were with us for the first night. On this matter I would like to informed you that this is the first time that we had the report that our guest had faced with the food poisoning since... More

bangkok
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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Please read my previous reviews of this hotel after reading this. In august I again bought vouchers at the travel fair as I have done before. No blackout dates and no expiry date. As a "valued" returning customer I was given a great deal so bought vouchers for 3 nights. We decided to go to chiang Mai early January and... More

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Chakarn U, General Manager at Sheik Istana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First & foremost I would like to thank you for your comment concern to our service and facilities, according to your recent comment on this website about the intention of trying to make a surcharge to your prepaid voucher after reviewing of all correspondents and selling documents that concern to your comment I found that this is totally... More

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This is a great hotel. The location is out of the main city but very close to the airport which is great if you want to be away from the city's hussle and bussle. You can get tuk tuks or taxis in to the city easily enough. The rooms and the decor are all lovely. There are two pools which... More

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Chakarn U, General Manager at Sheik Istana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jolly01234 Thank you very much for staying with us in February and we are very sorry for the incident concern the pickup service from Airport to Hotel. As your comment I had already investigated what was happened and found the results as follow:- Transfer from Airport. We received your inquiry for pick up at the airport with the flight... More

Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My husband and I stayed four nights at this exquisite gem of a hotel. We watched the sun rise next to a stupa across the River Ping from our balcony each morning, with the fountains from the Moorish garden tinkling below. The breakfast buffet included both eastern and western dishes.I was enthralled with the Moroccan accents everywhere--lanterns, pillows, woodcarvings. The... More

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Deutschland, Hesse
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Big rooms (we had a suit) that are nicely decorated. But the positives stop here... This is a 3-star hotel at most.... 1)The breakfast is of low quality (dry muffins, tasteless fruit - and that is in Thailand where any market has an amazing selection of fresh fruit, - as well as tasteless coffee & tea), and the selection of... More

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Chakarn U, Manager at Sheik Istana Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of the management and staffs at Sheik Istana Hotel, I would like to thank you for your comments concern our services and facilities and sorry to hear that you feel disappoint while you were staying with us. Please be informed that your comments had been well noted and we had monitored such incidents that you had mentioned for... More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

This was our favorite "small" hotel during our 12 day visit to Thailand. Our family of 8 stayed here three nights/four days. Noona, Noon, Joey and the rest of the staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful during our stay. We took advantage of the free shuttle ride to the evening markets. Every room has a view looking... More

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Tang Xia China
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We have just enjoyed six nights at the Sheik Istana and Hotel, and would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a quite hotel away from the hustle and bustle of the City. The staff are very friendly and from the moment we walked in, to leaving six nights later we could not fault any of their attitude or service ensuring... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

This was a very well decorated hotel, with beautiful rooms and a very tasty restaurant. We were there during winter so we didn't have a chance to enjoy their pools. It's located a bit further away than most hotels there, which makes it a great place for a getaway.

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Additional Information about Sheik Istana Hotel

Address: 10/1 Moo 3 Padad Road | Padad, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 327 hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sheik Istana Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sheik Istana is ideally situated on the Ping River, the main river that runs through the city, in one of the most beautiful locations in Chiang Mai. All attraction areas are all within easy reach. The design of the 35 luxuriously appointed guest rooms was inspired by Moroccan and Asian architecture, making the hotel ideally suited for a romantic getaway or honeymoon; its convenient location and beautiful, cosy and elegant atmosphere will however equally appeal to business people. Relax and take in the stunning views of Wat Chedi Lium, one of the ancient temples in Wiang Kum Kam,from your guestroom terrace and have yourself pampered by our friendly and professional staff. ... more   less 
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