Initial reactions early on in our trip had us searching for a cheap place to stay the night. After seeing a sign advertising 250 Baht per night with free Wifi and cheap breakfast, we thought we would book in.
Rooms are very basic. A hard double bed in a small square room with what looks to be like clean sheets and a fan is about it for the main room. The ensuite has a shower with a heater box on the wall that doesn't work, and the toilet is flushed by throwing bowls of water down it... Wear your thongs in the bathroom, it's not a pretty place.
Free WiFi is a plus, as well as cheap breakfast but after the state of the whole place we decided to find breakfast somewhere else. Although this is a place that looks like you should BYO padlocks. After hearing a few stories about other guesthouses in Chiang Mai having guests belongings dissapear we decided to padlock out bags as well as put our own lock on the door. Overkill - maybe, but better safe than sorry! There was noise all night outside from the ladyboy and other locals doing who knows what down stairs.
We paid 250 baht ($8.30 AUD) for both of us in a double room.
Although if you only need the room for 2 hours for some reason.... they do that too for 200 baht..... Lovely....
Do yourself a favor and keep walking. It's cheap, but I'm sure there is better for the same price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Muang Thong Hotel a wooden made has been established by Kao and Thong Inn in 1957. At the period Chiang Mai was a virgin quiet n peaceful town in the North of Thailand. Not only it was a stop and a meeting of the local Thai travelers but also merchants and overseas visitors as well. After 54 years later in 2011, if you want to be away from new, fancy, boutique hotels which are countless all around Chiang Mai. Make the different, when life is back to basic. Muang Thong Hotel awaits for you to be touched.Bed & Breakfast when you are home away from home.Welcome to Chiang Mai, we offer you our special room rates as follows:Single/Double bed, fan, hot shower and breakfast 250 THB/night Single/Double bed, fan cold shower and breakfast 200 THB/nightTwin bed for 2- 4, fan hot shower and breakfast 390 THB/nighFacilities: Free Wi-Fi Juice & Snack Bar Apagi coffee shop Free safety box Free left baggage Travel service Car & Motorbike rental with insurance Transfer from Chiang Mai Airport or Railway station ... more less