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“Nice Little Guesthouse with Amazing Staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Rustic Guesthouse
2.0 of 5 Lodge   |   2/15 Ratchawong Road | Chang Moi, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand   |  
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4.5 of 5 stars 151 Reviews
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“Nice Little Guesthouse with Amazing Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This is a little guesthouse with a lot of charm. Its design is refined with a lovely rustic style. However, its biggest asset is without a doubt the staff that is always welcoming and helpful. If you need any advice on sightseeing, tours or restaurant, don’t hesitate to ask. In fact, you don’t even need to ask as they usually explain before even asking. And the ladies were so sweet !

It is located in a strange commercial alley, but its location is convenient. It is very close to the Warorot day market, not so far from the night market, and at an acceptable walking distance from the old city. Considering that Chiang Mai is relatively large and not really a pedestrian city, it would be difficult to find “the” perfect location.

The room is spacious and tastefully decorated with rustic furniture. I would personally add a cloth hanger on the wall for convenience. Everything was spotless clean except the bathroom that was (only) clean. The bathroom is small and overweight people would definitely have some difficulty in the shower. There was a strong unpleasant drain smell in the bathroom during our entire stay.

Included breakfast was not at my taste, but it is a matter of personal preferences. Anyway, it is a nice touch to offer breakfast and there are plenty of food kiosks at the Warorot market just few steps away.

Remember that this is a guesthouse … surely a very nice one, but still a budget accommodation. If you are looking for an impersonal full service hotel, please select another type of accommodation as there are plenty in the city. If you are ready to sacrifice a little bit of comfort to meet genuine nice people, go ahead without hesitation.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Nick J, Owner at Rustic Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
hi kevin

thank you for your response, it is nice to have you here at Rustic. we are now solving the sewage problem . hope you are back home safe and see you again next time
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We stayed here back in August (sorry for the late review!). We had a fantastic time in Chiang Mai and loved our stay in Rustic. The staff made us feel so welcome and helped us plan a lot of our adventures. A special shout out to Tak who was the loveliest hostess we met in all our travels in Asia! She helped us organise moped hire, foot massages and day trips in and around Chiang Mai. She also recommended a fantastic noodle restaurant where we had delicious Kao Soi noodles, definitely ask for the address! Our room was quiet, clean and comfortable and breakfast was great! Loved it!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Nick and his staff at the Rustic Guesthouse made our stay in Chiang Mai a memorable one by providing excellent service and helping us to plan our stay.

The rooms were clean, large and comfortable; and the breakfast was delicious.

I would definitely stay there again if I return to Chiang Mai.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The room I lived in there named Buppa which means flower. The room is big and clean and lightful with rustic style furniture, everything is perfect. I love the room so much. The owner and staff there is very nice and helpful. The location of the GH is also good, next to the Warorot market and 7-8min to Tape gate by walking. Next time I go to ChiangMai will choose Rustic Guesthouse again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

I chose this place because I could walk almost anywhere from it. If I'd choose again, I'd stay inside the moat at a cheaper place, though. The staff helped me figure out my excursions (cooking class, elephant camp). It was worth it for that reason. Also had a great omelette for breakfast. Only huge complaint is that there was a consistently bad smell coming from the pipes in my bathroom. Otherwise the decor was nice. Shower was a bit cramped too.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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this is nick from Rustic . Thank you for your feedback.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We arrived in this "rustic" guesthouse plenty of expectations due to the very positive reviews in tripadvisor and we left with the bitter feeling that this guesthouse is definetely overrated.
The staff is really nice and they do their best to make you feel at home, but when we had our small room at the top floor, we already understood that it wouldn't have been a nice staying.
It was a bit dirty,some hair around, smelly bathroom and when we asked for explanations they assured that they would have cleaned it even better in the afternoon.
The result was that cleaning lady was somehow offended and irritated; the same lady served us the breakfast (very very poor one) the day after without any smile and without any single word.
The most annoying thing is the very disturbing noise that come from the set of air conditioner machines that are just outside the room and that activate and disactivate very frequently and create a noise impossible to stand.
I believe that a normal structure shouldn't rent such a room so please be careful and avoid the top floor rooms.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nick J, Owner at Rustic Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
sorry for disappoint you in your stay at Rustic. we will improve our service. Hope you enjoy your time in Thailand
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights and really had a wonderful time. The guesthouse is reasonably priced and comfortable plus breakfast is delicious.

The real bonus of staying here however is Nik (owner) and his team who will do anything to make your stay as memorable as possible. They were also very accommodating when we wanted to move rooms due to the higher floor being a little hot for us. They will set up motorbike rental, laundry service, tours and even show you (yes Nik took us on a walking tour of the market) the best places to eat and shop.

If you want 5 star service without paying 5 star hotel prices, the Rustic Guesthouse is for you!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Rustic Guesthouse

Address: 2/15 Ratchawong Road | Chang Moi, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 311 Specialty Lodging in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rustic Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rustic guest house is a small guest house with 8 bedrooms. The guest house is renovated from traditional Thai shop house to contemporary Thai Lanna architecture home. Each bedroom is decorated with various retro style furnitures and wooden furnishing. The Guest house is located in Kad Luang market which the well known market among the local Thai. ... more   less 
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