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“Great hospitality and location” 5 of 5 stars
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10/1 Ratchadamnoen Rd. Soi 5, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #26 of 330 Hotels in Chiang Mai
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“Great hospitality and location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 7 nights in total. The owners were really friendly, the rooms are amazing value (300 baht for a large double) with views across chiang mai. They were very helpful at organising activities for us and offered discounts on the quoted price plus a free, delicious, breakfast on the morning of the activity. They also hold your room for you for when you get back from trekking. The guest house is located on a lovely little soy with plenty of choice of good value restaurants. We loved our stay at kavil!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for a week and it was great. The owners (a really sweet older couple) were extremely helpful and friendly. The husband even showed us how he taught their adorable little chihuahua how to stand up and put her little paws together to say 'sa wa dee kaa'.

The street (soi) is wonderfully quiet at night, tucked away from the restaurants and markets, but amazingly only a 3-5 minute walk to more excitement. The rooms were simple, but clean.

Also, the breakfasts here are great!!! Don't miss them! We had eggs, toast, and fruit with filtered coffee numerous times and they were always made with care and looked and tasted great.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I just stayed in this guesthouse for one night. The only bad thing about my stay was that it wasn't long enough! Rooms were basic but clean. We had fresh towels and the bed linen had a really fresh clean smell, something that I have not experienced in accommodation in that price range.

Staff were very friendly and polite. WiFi connection was good, and the location was great. It is very close to the Sunday walking market, but it is far enough away so that you are not bothered by the noise. If I am ever back in Chiang Mai, I will stay here.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in an a/c room for 3 nights.
The rooms are clean, quiet, and quite spacious.
The location is perfect - a quiet alley in the middle of the old town (very close to Sunday Market, but the noise doesn't pass through).
The food served at the place is good and reasonably priced. The loby usually has some atmosphere and you could meet other travelers quite easily.
And the price - half of what you would usually pay for such a place.
In conclusion - a bargain, and a terrific place even regardless of the price.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Bright, basic rooms for dirt cheap--much nicer than places we saw for 2x the price. But the best thing about this place is the owners. They are delightful and sooo helpful--they made planning our time in the city and several treks a breeze. Fruit plate and eggs in the morning were perfect.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

They have 3 types of rooms. double small, double big and tripple. The difference between small and big is not that much. The rooms are just a bit smaller and the beds are single ones.
Rates: small (fan) 200 tb, big (fan) 250 tb, tripple (fan) 350 tb. With a/c is 100 tb more for every roomtype.
We had a a big double room. enough space for everything. 2 chairs and a table a table. Spotless clean. The bedsheets - also clean. 3 big windows in the room with mosquito screens. So there was a lot of daylight. Just 1 lightbulb for the evening, that was not enough to read or something. Bathroom with hot shower. No powershower but enough to get wet :). Bathroom was clean but a little outdated. But it was ok for us.
No tv in the room but strong WiFi for free everywhere. That was a big plus.
The guesthouse is a family run guesthouse. The family is so friendly and willing to help you with everything. They can arrange all different kind of trekkings or daytrips for a good rate. They help there guest in any way possible. The breakfast is by far the best we had in a questhouse in Thailand. Lot of fruit, 2 sices of good bread, butter, jam, 2 eggs and coffee or tea for 80 tb. The food they prepare is also ok but there are also a lot of restaurants in the neighbourhood. Go to 'Bam boo' restaurant for real nice thai food (fe).
The guesthouse has a nice porch.
You can leave your luguage if you go trekking for free. You have to pay your room and bills every day. I rated 5 stars for the price of this guesthouse in relation with what you get. Other guesthouses in the neighbourhood are less but you pay double !!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012 via mobile

This is definitely the best value for money place in Chang Mai. The place is clean, the owners are super friendly and the location is very very central. I paid 200 baht for a twin fan room with ensuite and hot water. All other places are charging approx 150 more for the same facilities.

I also had to use the printer facilities at their new guesthouse.. Kavel 2. This placed looked really nice and had a younger vibe to it... I think the rooms there were about 50 baht extra a night because its newer.

Without hesitation would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kavil Guesthouse

Address: 10/1 Ratchadamnoen Rd. Soi 5, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#38 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Kavil Guesthouse Hotel Chiang Mai

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