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“Decent budget hotel close to town” 4 of 5 stars
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Chiang Mai Gate Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11 / 10 Suriyawong Road,Haiya, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #86 of 330 Hotels in Chiang Mai
3.5 of 5 stars 339 Reviews
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“Decent budget hotel close to town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Good enough if you need to sleep there only. For breakfast go to tge bakery in the same street and for finner to the little pub opposite the hotel.

Rooms are adequate but do not expect 5 stars here.

Staff are friendly and the pool serves its purpose.

Location is excellent

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Prague, Czech Republic
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Nice hotel with a swimming pool but a bit overpriced for what we got. It's not far from the old town, shops, restaurants etc. are all within a walking distance. The breakfast is poor though, we had to tell the staff that the pineapple went off and that there are dozens of flies flying around the food. This should not happen at a hotel that consider themselves to be on the higher end. One of our room towels got lost somehow (probably left it at a swimming pool) and the receptionist kept grilling us about it every time we went to the reception, that was really unpleasant - it's just a towel so why bother your guests in such a way?

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Izegem, Belgium
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Soso hotel ideally situated near old town and at 20 min walk from night market.
Sort of no nonsense family-backpackers hotel.

Laundry and pharmacist at the opposite side of road. Pubs restaurants, scooter rentals nearby. Foodshops at chang mai gate nearby.

Good wifi at the lobby, not in rooms.

Room was not ready when we arrived, but we were offered to shower and change clothes at the pool. And were offered a free upgrade to superior room. Good reaction from the staff. Friendly and active staff, clean rooms. A bit of hard beds. Good tv set , nice rooms, a bit outdated, but original and authentic in opinion.

Nice public space with cosy and no nonsense tv corner, bar, next to the pool, ideal for following sports events as" tour de france".

The hotel gives the impression of a lively and no nonense backpackers and family hotel.

Cons and advice to the staff:

- you should have serious word with your neighbours: the simple fact of being waken up every morning at 5 AM by the noise of at least 5 competing roosters is not my idea of a good holiday. If I would have known this issue on beforehand, Chiang Mai Gate hotel would have been a nogo for us. Good sleep is very important, and crowing roosters are incompatible with this.

- the breakfast is frankly said lousy and some small steps can make a big improvement. Provide yoghourt and or cheese. Set some cornflakes for the kids aside (the cost is not so big, isn't it?). I agree that you don't want to win a gastronomical prize with your breakfast, but the service now is simply sub-par. When you see guests bringing in their own supplies, then you should do something about it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The Chiang Mai Gate Hotel is conveniently located south of the old town. Only a few minutes walk to the historic center with many temples, markets and shops. Night market drives a taxi shuttle to the hotel. The rooms are quite spacious and clean and nicely decorated. This family-run hotel has very courteous and helpful staff and tries everything to prepare a nice stay for guests. The small pool area is well kept and quiet. The hotel is located in a relatively quiet side street. only on weekends you can hear the music nearer pubs. I come regularly to the Chiang Mai Gate as a tour guide and travel all guests are very satisfied. There is free wifi in the lounge, which is not always functionality is fine, but things do not just work in Thailand as 100%.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Tokyo, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Although the hotel seems reasonable value, clean and well serviced, the food served in the Palm Tree Restaurant was the worst we've encountered in Thailand. Breakfast lacks any healthy options (cereal, juice, yoghurt etc) and the food including for lunch is generally poor quality and based mostly on packet sauces and added MSG. Even if travellers would be advised to eat at the local night market, hopefully the hotel managers will start to provide more edible, fresh food, even if that means charging a little more.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great location, great rooms, friendly staff. Rate included a modest but perfectly adequate buffet breakfast. Had stayed there once before with friends and this time took family who had not been to Chiang Mai. All very happy with hotel. Provided free transport to the night market.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms have lovely thai decor but have previously stayed in a standard room and that was fine...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The CM Gate hotel is situated on the south side of the city moat and therefore most of the attractions around Chiang Mai are within easy and inexpensive reach by tuk-tuk. The hotel itself has a somewhat 'tired' feel to it. The rooms, whilst quaintly decorated in a traditional 'Lanna' style, look and feel a bit worn and in need of a refurb. Being a city hotel with thin Thai-style walls, it is a fairly noisy hotel to overnight in and restful sleep may be elusive!

The only meal we took in the hotel was breakfast and it was a very average buffet affair which was pretty unappetising unless you have a penchant for rubbery cold fried eggs!

Summing up... this has at one time been quite a smart hotel but now the place and its staff seem to have become a bit jaded.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 11 / 10 Suriyawong Road,Haiya, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #86 of 330 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chiang Mai Gate Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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