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11 Sotesueksa Road Changphuek Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50300 Thailand
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#49 of 1,322 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Location
3.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.7
Value
4.5
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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Coffee shop
Complimentary welcome drink
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Thai

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Grade: 82 out of 100
37Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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erinvickers2017 wrote a review Oct 2017
Cricklade, United Kingdom1 contribution
Staff are amazing, we arrived before check in time & was sat down with a refreshing herbal tea. The "Boss Lady" explained everything we can do with a very detailed map (great as it was our first time in chiang mai) She helped us organise a scooter to rent and made us feel at ease handing over our passport to the scooter company. (They were also fantastic-we extended our scooter rental and all we had to do is let the ladies down stairs aware who did all the phone calls for us) People have moaned about the location- ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!! - This hostel is next to many 7/11's... The local food market is a 2 minute walk where you can have lunch for 40bht! - great local food. The Local Thai Boxing is only 5 minutes away (was amazing only 600bht each) with amazing all you can Eat BBQ
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Emily U wrote a review Jul 2017
Sandhurst, United Kingdom166 contributions31 helpful votes
We stayed here 3 nights and asked to leave out big bags here for a week whilst we visited Pai. Nancy the lovely lady who works here said it wasn't a problem. When we returned, we stayed another night. On arrival Nancy was really helpful and gave us a few maps, telling us where is good for food, where's great to visit etc. Her English is very good, and she couldn't be more helpful! All the staff here are really friendly. We paid 500THB a night, room cleaned every day, great aircon, really good wifi, situated just outside the old town so we had to use a scooter to get around or book an uber which wasn't an issue. Highly recommend for those who want a good night sleep.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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BrunswickFisherman wrote a review May 2017
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom217 contributions122 helpful votes
Was greeted right at the door by two lovely thai women, they speak good english and helped us check in. Me and my partner were quite exhausted after a 10 hour sleeper train from chiang mai so they advised once we've freshened up/napped. To come see them and they would show us all of the wonderful things to do in and around chiang mai, Which they did and explained all sorts of places to eat/visit which was fantastic. The room itself i thought would have Air Con but it did not which was a little bit of bother but we managed. Also i banged my head 3 or 4 times on the bathroom doorframe (i kept bloody forgetting) its very low and i'm almost 6ft so most men will have problems with this.. had quite a headache a few times.. Location was ok we just used uber most of the time it's
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Date of stay: May 2017
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RP369 wrote a review Apr 2017
Leicester, United Kingdom23 contributions1 helpful vote
Visited Chiang Mai, Banilah as our second destination as part of our backpacking trip across Asia in June 2016 Location: Located in a semi-quiet area of Chiang Mai surrounded by various connivance's such as pharmacies, Tesco lotus, laundry facilities and the all important 7/11. A short 15 minutes walk away from the gorgeous 'Maya lifestyle shopping center' and the various hipster, niche cafes, bars and restaurants located on the same street. When getting a tuk-tuk from the station to the guesthouse itself it is important to note that they pronounce 'Banilah' differently to westerners so it might be useful to email the hotel before your arrival so you can pre-arrange transport. Room Type: The guesthouse is mostly suited for Couples and families as I believe all the rooms have
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Nikoline G wrote a review Mar 2017
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We have been travelling for over 2 month now, and have not yet visited a place as great as this one! We stayed here for 4 or 5 nights. The rooms are lovely, cosy and clean. Best thing about this place is with no doubt the staff. They are so nice and helpfull. The location couldn't be better. I will hopefully get back to this place again sometime.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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SchrodingerParis wrote a review Mar 2017
Nantes, France74 contributions24 helpful votes
my second review about Banilah : each time I come to Chiang Mai I stay there. my home away from home. good price, bicycles included, great location in Santitham area ( north west of the old city, 10 min to the old city 10 min to Nimman) and the nicest staff always so helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Myr0802 wrote a review Mar 2017
Hengelo, The Netherlands23 contributions7 helpful votes
A good hostel completely runt by woman. The location is just outside the old city centre 10 minutes by bike (which they provide for free). The staff is very kind and helpful as well, they show the secrets of the neighborhood regarding good food. The reception is not 24/7 open but with every question the will help (getting a cab etc.) Regarding the rooms they are clean however the bathroom is on the balcony (which is private so you're not literally stand outside), the room is good. In the common area (reception) you can drink coffee or something else (they not serving breakfast) and there are walking a few cats on a lease ( but they doesn't bother you at all). There is also a opportunity to watch movies. I would recommend this place, for the lovely staff and the location
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Date of stay: February 2017
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BrandiniNicole wrote a review Mar 2017
Kansas City, Missouri6 contributions1 helpful vote
As a young solo traveller I was worrying a little about where to stay in a new city. Hostel? Hotel? Guesthouse? I settled on banilah, and overall I am glad I did. I had a private room, and the staff was incredibly nice and helpful! They really went above and beyond to help out their guests and I really appreciated that. That being said as a young solo traveller, if you are looking for a place to meet others, or somewhere convenient to other hostels/travelers the location is a little outside the city center. However, it's quiet, it's authentic, and has a really cute donut and coffee shop nearby and a food market. The staff really try their best to orient you to the city and area too, and they let you borrow bikes! Overall I had a pretty wonderful experience there.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Upa6 wrote a review Mar 2017
9 contributions5 helpful votes
I stayed in this hotel for a couple of nights. The lady at the reception was really very helpful and gave lots of tips and explained how to get around the city. She also booked day trips and called for taxis. The room was big and clean but the my bathroom was at the balcony which didn't bother me much. The hotel is around 45 mins from the centre.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Katie J wrote a review Mar 2017
New York, New York, United States61 contributions35 helpful votes
My first time staying at Banilah was last January/February/March. It's so fantastic -- at this price point -- that I recommend it in my article on Chiang Mai for Bicycling Magazine. I'm a travel writer so I've stayed at hundreds of properties and Banilah has a very special place in my memory and heart. The staff are not just pleasant, they are efficient and responsive, and the room is a great value for the price. I came back again this year and have stayed about 6 weeks. I will come back next year. And I've NEVER opted to stay at a value hotel vs. AirBnB/short term rental. But Banilah is THAT good.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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PRICE RANGE
$13 - $15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
banilah hotel chiang mai
LOCATION
ThailandChiang Mai ProvinceChiang Mai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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