To start off with, the hotel does not provide rental bicycles, dinner, or spa services. These services are all listed on the booking sites and the hotel's website. I paid in advance through a booking site, so there was no way of getting my money back. A pool is also promised, but please note that this pool is not properly cleaned or maintained. It was full of insect carcasses and perhaps a sanitation risk.
On a positive note, the hotel is decorated with tasteful furniture and sculptures, making it extremely photogenic. However, a hotel is not a furniture showroom, it should also be functional.
This hotel was not.
This hotel is completely unsuitable if you do not have your own transportation. There is no food on site except for an overpriced breakfast (180 baht for a very simple "American Breakfast"). There are no bicycles available, although they are promised on the booking sites.
The dogs are the worst part. They are aggressive and noisy and will threaten you as you attempt to leave or enter the property, for example if you take a walk to buy some dinner. I spotted at least 8 unleashed dogs in the immediate area. They will bark at 3:00 in the morning and prevent you from getting a restful sleep.
The air conditioners in the room seem old and it was not easy to adjust them to a comfortable temperature. The windows also lack blinds that prevent the morning light from coming in (they were held together by clothespins). The hotel has a considerable number of rooms, but only a very small number were occupied. It would not surprise me if opperations were in the red.
I was supposed to stay two nights, but ended up leaving after the first. No refund or apology was offered.
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- Also Known As:
- Gudi Boutique Hotel Chiang Mai Province, Thailand