I've been of TA for what now seems like forever and am a DE on the Chiang Mai Forum. I live in CM and haven't been up to CR in years and years now so I need a little help planning a "road trip" since I want to get out of the pollution here in CM for just a bit.. Yes, I've already done a bit of research, but as I said, not having been up there in over 5 years I'm sure things have changed. I also know looking at the various hotel sites the pictures can be quite different than what you actually find when you check in. So here are some questions I hope I can get some answers to:
I plan to travel from CNX to CR on the VIP Green Bus - is there a place close to the bus station in CR that rents motorbikes, and if so will they supply helmets also or should I bring my own helmet with me? (I would rather not have to carry it, but won't ride a bike anywhere without a helmet)
Of the following hotels some of which get good reviews and some of which I can find nothing what would be a good choice?
Nak Nakara Hotel
B2 (understand there is more than one of these?)
The last time I was in CR there was a clock tower. Reading some of the posts on here am I now to understand that there is more than one of them and if so when communicating with various hotel sites and they say they're near the clock tower ....new one or old one??? I'm dazed and confused living in Chiang Mai...what can I say?
Regarding hotels also - I understand there is a winery there that also rents rooms? Anybody know the name of this place, or stayed there?
That's it for now - am sure I will have more questions and know I can depend on getting help here on T/A Thanks in advance - Marie (nannyre)