Had no idea what to expect for Chiang Mai when we booked a tour and trek through a travel agency in Bangkok. Thought the price for everything was too good to be true, and it was.
The information staff was helpful and pleasant, I'll give them that. But the rest of the facilities and services were just awful. This is basically the sort of budget place that caters to shoestring travelers. Had I known that, I would have gladly forked over some extra cash for a nicer place. They max out the place by cramming as many people as possible and maintain those affordable prices with substandard conditions that are supplemented by high prices in their "bar."
The first night wasn't *that* bad. We actually had a spacious room for three, even though the bed sheets were dingy and stained, and the bathroom smelled moldy and had mildew crawling all over the ceiling. We left for a three-day trek, and returned for another night of sleep, and the room we had the second time around was downright unacceptable. It was horribly claustrophobic, and would have been sufficient as a double-bed room for two people. Instead, there were three single beds crammed so close together, it was like one massive bed (with the center one, my bed, with broken springs so it was like sleeping in a soggy burrito) and you had to push the door open all the way if you wanted to walk in without tripping over the bed. The door was flimsy and could easily be kicked in, and it must have been at one point because it was so messed up, there was a huge crack where it met the threshold and beamed the hallway light directly onto the head of my bed. The bathroom floor drain took forever to actually suck any water down, so it was like doing an awkward tango in avoiding getting your undies wet when you went to use the toilet after someone had a shower.
The restaurant "food" is of laughable quality; the cocktails are even worse. I was pretty grossed out to see that the "orange shake" was bottled orange juice, sugar syrup and ice blended together. Don't even bother blowing any cash there, and save yourself your appetite and some cash by venturing out into the main area of the town 10 minutes away.
If you're super broke or cheap, and want to have a crappy bed to sleep on and meet a bunch of drunk tourists, this is for you. Otherwise, if you had a bit of sanity left, you'll find somewhere else.
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- B.M.P.Residence Guest House in Chiang mai Thailand. Chiang Mai Tours and Chiang Mai Trekking Let Travel Hub Take Care of your Trip ... more less
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