Let me say from the outset that I realise that Pak Chiang Mai represents very good value for money. This is not by any means a bad review, in fact 3 stars does equate to 'average' for Tripadvisor, and I'd probably give it 3.5 if that facility was available.
Certainly the airport pick up and check in was quick and easy. We did not see much of the famous Noon, in fact did not really realise who she was and were mostly served by the young men there, both good. The building is quaint and the location good - too far to walk to the night market but close to other attractions such as the walking market etc...
Our room was spacious and well equipped and internet/computer services are better than many 5 star hotels. The food in the little restaurant was very good, particularly the breakfasts.
The bathroom is a little tired and certainly not as nice as the website portrays and hot water is almost non-existent although I know that is not unusual for Thailand, and indeed much of Asia.
I guess our main problem was the noise - we were in the front room and the traffic noise from the street was pretty bad. They did mention this was unusual and only due to the holiday period but it was very difficult to sleep. Also there is a street light that shines directly into the room all night which didnt help.
Also be warned that this really is a CASH business. When we tried to pay our ( rather large bill due to a 4 nights stay for 4 people) we were told our rate would have to go up 18% (!!) to cover it. The problem was easily solved by a quick trip down to the 7/11 ATM for baht but we did think that it was a strange policy and certainly a much higher penalty than we had ever experienced before.
All up a comfortable and adequate guest house but not one we would want to spend an extended period in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wake up to the nature. It's a home away from home. Homemade organic breakfast will be served daily. Smoking in the hotel zone is strictly prohibited. We also provide free high-speed Internet and parking as well as a Restaurant. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pak Chiang Mai Hotel Chiang Mai