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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best stay here last month, me and my partner spent four nights at Banilah and wished we could have stayed longer! The staff are amazing, their service and friendliness is second to non. We haven't received service like this in five star UK hotels, the Banilah ladies are extremely helpful and welcoming. We had a drink on arrival... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights and it was brilliant. Nancy and the rest of the staff were fantastic. We were given a drink on arrival and Nancy showed us maps of the city telling us where to eat, what markets to go to and more. She also organised our cooking class and elephant sanctuary visit as well as taxis.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Very reasonable and clean accommodation. I stayed here for 3 nights in August 2016 in a double bedroom with a fan. The room is basic but very clean and the deco is nice. The other guests were polite and well behaved. The staff are wonderful and helped me book transportation to the airport at a very reasonable rate. Nothing to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved our stay at Banilah, from the moment we got there the staff were so welcoming and friendly! We arrived at the hotel at 7am, and the reception doesn't open until 8am, but the lady was notified we had arrived and let us have the room early without having the hassle of checking in. We got a couple hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

A lovely quiet guesthouse to enjoy the city in the best possible way. A stone thrown from the old city, the neighbourhood is full of good restaurants to treat yourself with some delicious and cheap northern food. The ladies who run the business will make sure you ll have all the information you need to have an amazing time in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here for a few nights in July (twin room) and decided to return because we thought it was great. As most of the other reviews say, the owners are lovely and super helpful. They understand what hospitality is meant to be and whilst there are some reviews on here which (rather unfairly) call the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

After staying in a number of dorms, I was looking for a budget single room. This hostel fit the bill. The grounds are nice, the rooms are nice/safe but the best part is the staff. They can give you as many recommendations are you have time to hear, which really made my trip incredible. For the money, Banilah can't be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic place. Rooms are clean. Free water. Staff are some of the best we've come across all throughout Asia - cared for us and provided great information for tourist activities. The location isn't in the main old part but it's very close to some spectacular food that's incredibly cheap. Cats are fine, unless you're allergic. Care and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I couldnt expect a more happy surprise than Banilah. The girls are amazing, the place its a charm, very clean, very cosy, with the most helpful staff i ever found in Tailand. Its so beautiful, peaceful and friendly! I highly reccomend, they have a coffe shop too, cat friendly and very, very delicious place to spend some time and make... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Banilah is a fantastic place with amazing people. I was so so satisfied with my stay (solo, 2 weeks) that I came back for my second stay. I rented one of the bicycles for free and toured around the area, which is busy both day and night with lots of opportunities to eat. The area: There are several 7/11 and... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Chiang Mai and warm welcome to Banilah guest house. Banilah has renovated a building and transformed it into a unique style, comfortable, eye-pleasing fusion with Lanna senses. The combinations of Lanna arts and modern designs will penetrate through your please and touch your heart. You will value your relaxation time more than ever at Banilah. Banilah offers more than what you've expected for what you pay. All of our rooms are decorated with boutique and unique stye, with en-suite bathroom. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Banilah

Address: 11 Sotesueksa Road | Changphuek Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Price Range: $13 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Banilah 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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