Hello, we are a family of 2 adults and 2 children (aged 11 and 9) going to Chiang Rai for 4-5 nights before going to Chiang Mai. We went to Chiang Mai last year and fell in love with it, so this year we're going to try CR too.
I'm just rather surprised at how expensive some accommodation seems to be in CR.
We like mid-range, room that can fit all four of us with beds, and to be in walking distance to some other food/restaurants/markets etc. Would the river area suit us do you think? (not sure what there is to offer in this area). We were also hoping for 3000-4500bht/night.
I'm also starting to wonder about staying a night or two somewhere else closer to Golden Triangle, as we like exploring on bikes etc.
For comparison, we LOVE the location and everything about the Baan Orapin in CM and are happy to walk to old city/night markets/everything from there.
Does anyone have any suggestions or advice?