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Sheik Istana Hotel

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10/1 Moo 3 Padad Road | Padad, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 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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Koh Tao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated on the river just out of town proper, this magnificent property is replete with all the trimmings for a truly luxurious stay. We enjoyed a fabulously large Suite complete with kitchen facilities, indoor swing-lounge and mosaic-tiled bathroom decorated in such opulent detail to make you feel almost like royalty. The whole property is a beautiful piece of Moroccan-styled art... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything is great about this hotel. Is comfortable. Room is spacious and bright. The breakfast is nice. You'll definitely find this hotel unique as it is based on Moroccan style. However, the very downside is the sound insulation. You can hear noise from the next room and it can be quite irritating if you want a good relax after a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We got our room for about $50 usd. for this it is fine. Opt out of the breakfast. Since we first stayed here it has gone done hill. Breakfast is bad and things are getting old. The water was rust colored in the shower.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Very nice smaller size hotel. The staff was very friendly and very professional. The afternoon Duty Manager( darker skinned guy) did a fantastic job even after his working hours. The room was very very beautiful with a nice bathtub. They also have a bath salt for guesses in the room. Also, they have snacks in a very cute ceramic containers... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Good location, not far from Chiang Mai airport and all room balcony have river view. I like hotel design, room decoration, restaurant and friendly service from staff. Few options for breakfast and bland taste.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Sheik Istana is a good choice for Chiang Mai. The rooms are quite new, very clean, and very pretty. They all have balconies which look out onto the river, and have views of the beautiful temple across the river. The gardens are beautiful, and provide a really nice place to take a break in the afternoon heat. The two pools... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

beautiful new boutique hotel, staff so helpful, even got massage from waitress at breakfast because i had sore neck..a little out of the way maybe 5kms from tapae gate very peaceful..would definately stay again

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Beijing Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

very kind and friendly service, every staff is similing and zealous, gorgerous In the high qualified gym, a coach taught my son how to exercise and my kid love it. The breakfast is the characteristic of the hotel, in which there are abundant and delicious food, beautiful sceneries. We got very nice assist of the doorman and tour agency as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Upon arrival, the grounds and rooms are impressive and beautiful. Unfortunately, this hotel fails with food and service. Breakfast could be spectacular sitting overlooking the river but the food is mediocre at best. Prepackaged croissants and sugary cakes should be avoided. There are some fresh Asian choices and an an omelette station but be warned that they are Thai style... More 

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Chonburi Province, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A small and quiet hotel look over to Ping river and near airport. Service excellent specially front office department and also food & beverage ;all of them very friendly.They have shuttle bus to shopping area , transfer service to and from airport .

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