I stayed at Gap's House in 2004 with a friend. I remembered the laidback atmosphere where you could stay in an affordable room surrounded by a lush tropical garden. I was eager to return, but unfortunately a few things have changed.
First some negative comments:
The mosquitoes are still there and vicious, so cover up and use plenty of repellent! Also, the staff wasn't friendly of helpful at all. Big difference compared to a few years ago when it was easy to arrange train and trekking tickets. Plenty of dogs and cats walking around the place. Not a problem for me, but it could be a bother for others.
For 600 baht you can get a good sized room with nice decorations and a decent shower. Bedlinnen is mostly clean, but the towels are a bit scruffy. Be sure to check for insects.
Breakfast is included and comes with eggs, toast, coffee or tea and fruit.
Every night there's an excellent vegetarian buffet available, which I strongly recommend.
The location is excellent, just a few meters away from the Rachadamnoen road. Close to a lot of nice eating places.
Conclusion: I had fond memories of this place, but unfortunately it's lacking on many levels. This could be easily forgivable if there was still a warm and friendly helpful staff.
- Also Known As:
- Gap`s House Hotel Chiang Mai