With all the options that Chiang Mai offers in terms of accommodation, staying here is not such a good idea. I spent 3 nights there mainly because of the cheap price, but after looking around, I found places that for the same price where much nicer.
The building is an old, not taken care of, hotel, which has now converted to a guesthouse.
The main no no's of the place are the cleanness (lack of), the sheets and covers are not only old but I suspect not very clean, the cleaning service is not through at all (they just put the same sheets and covers without even making the bed, so your sheets end up moping the floor), and the too basic rooms for the price they have. Yes, everything works, but that's not enough when you stay in a nice city like Chiang Mai, that will probably catch you for more than a couple of days.
For arriving in Chiang Mai, and then looking for a nicer place, The Royal works; but do remember that for the same price you can find a place so much better, it's just a matter of looking around.
The ups is a friendly staff, but that doesn't account enough for the lack of many other things.
I changed to another guesthouse after 3 nights and realize that what I was paying was overpriced compared to the commodities of other guesthouses.
Would not return.
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