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Sheik Istana Hotel

Ranked #53 of 334 Hotels in Chiang Mai
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10/1 Moo 3 Padad Road | Padad, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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    Eureka, CA
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    3 of 5 stars NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

    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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    Phuket, Thailand
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This hotel was the perfect start of my stay. The hotel stands with a good size. Location is great and peaceful which sets along the small river. I love the presentation and style and the hotel is indeed designed to top. Worth to stay and highly recommended.

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    Kuching, Malaysia
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    Having stayed in many hotels over the years in Chiang Mai and area, we were looking for something different and that is why we chose Sheik Istana Hotel. In fact it is a lovely place to stay. The Moroccan design has been done very well, the hotel has been well maintained and is immaculate throughout. We had a Superior Room,... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

    The Hotel is nice, rooms have good standard, the gym and the pool's are also nice. When we arrived they did not have a room with 2 beds, but we wanted one bed. They were very inflexible. The only offered us an upgrade room with one bed, but we needed to pay for it. They offered us a room with... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

    After a few nights in Bangkok we were happy to stay a bit outside the city and find time to relax and for that, this hotel was perfect. The hotel is short drive from the airport (expect to pay 150 to 200 b max) and around the same to the city. About 5 minutes to night bazzar. The hotel give... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

    We were able to stay here at a discounted price. My wife, daughter and I. Very nice. Fairly close to Night Market but we had a car and this helped. Very clean. Not super close to other dinning options but we would stay there again.

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    Jackson, Wyoming
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

    Wish we could have stayed longer here. The staff was very friendly, the hotel and room was clean, comfortable, and was pleasantly and interestingly decorated. I would definitely stay here again. Noom in particular was one hotel staff member that was incredibly helpful throughout our stay. He helped us book trips and even move a dinner reservation that we had... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

    What a wonderful hotel which is beautifully designed and decorated. The staff are warm, welcoming and very helpful. They speak very good english. The restaurant is great for breakfast but avoid for dinner. No one speaks english at dinner. Very amusing for one meal.

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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

    stayed here over the new year. paying over 5,000 baht per night, one would expect much more in chiang mai. arrived excited, only to be told that they didn't have the room category we booked was not available for the first night. fine. we took a lower category room. couldn't be bothered to unpack and re-pack the day after, so... More 

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    Address: 10/1 Moo 3 Padad Road | Padad, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
    Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
    Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
    Hotel Class:4 star — Sheik Istana Hotel 4*
    Number of rooms: 35
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    #17 Business Hotel in Chiang Mai
    #20 Spa Hotel in Chiang Mai
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    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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