I must have been tired when I booked this.. not sure what I was thinking?!
We booked a little late and our priorities were convenience over star ratings. There was no issue with location at all and the only time we spent there was to sleep. The hotel is a little dated and in need of a refurbishment to bring it up to date. When the cab driver dropped us off, I had to question him because it looked a little 'average' from the outside but he assure us there was only one 'star hotel'. Photos on this site look better than the actual rooms.
Bed sheets were too short for the king size bed so by morning the entire sheet would come out and we were left in direct contact with the blanket above the sheet. The sheets had holes in it so it was just uncomfortable to sleep in.
The most disappointing part was the shower - mouldy tiles, the shower glass door wouldn't close so water would pour out onto the bathroom floor and the ants.. lots of tiny little ants all over our toothpaste and brushes. The ants were all over the desk/study area as well so we couldn't leave anything lying around. We later realised these ants were all over Thailand but obviously better managed than at this hotel.
Views were of the back of the building which was a concrete floor full of bush and rubbish. The view farther out was blocked by a dried up bush/tree.
The breakfast was below average quality, food options were limited - I would have preferred to go to McDonalds or 7-11. The 'breakfast box' we asked for (to take with us on our 7am tour) was made up with 2 baby sausages, a triangle sandwich of white bread and jam, container of sauce, container of juice. Needless to say we skipped breakfast. On our return from the tour at 10am we went straight to the buffet to help ourselves. One of the kitchen staff questioned us and didn't look too impressed but I offered to show her the untouched boxes that we were still carrying. She didn't look but went to check with someone else. When she didn't return I approached her to ask if everything was ok (making sure we wouldn't be billed any extra) and she said, 'yes ok'. The next day she was full of smiles. Personally I think we paid for a buffet breakfast and 2 baby sausages and a triangle sandwich is far from a 'buffet. We were glad to leave this place and will definitely look for higher ratings next time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Star hotel, Chiang mai Little Paradise in the heart of Chiang Mai city in the famous Night Bazaar square only 3 minutes walking, only 6 Km from the airport ( 10 minutes drive) and 3 Km from the train station. The Star promises to offer quality service with confort and value, safety and efficient service.You will have everithing you need such as 32" LCD TV, universal plug,Wifi access, free bottled water, minibar and in room safe at a reasonable price. ... more less
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