We chose to stay at the Charcoa House while we were in Chiang Mai based on all the great reviews I read on trip advisor. The hotel itself is very quaint and it reminded me of being in a little European mountain town with it's stone work, wrought iron benches and bicycles to rent with baskets on the front.
It's location is fairly good as its right in Old City, and there is lots of shopping and restaurants right nearby. One of the hotel staff was very helpful in booking us an excursion which we appreciated.
There is a little cafe attached to the hotel that serves a delicious complimentary breakfast. There is a small table with cereals and toasts that you can help yourself to which is good as when you order the pancakes, the two smallest pancakes I've ever seen in my life arrive.. quite cute.. though not good for a hungry 28 year old husband.
The bad really isn't that bad, as we were in Thailand after all though I was disappointed when our room looked absolutely nothing like what had been advertised when we booked it. We arrived to a sweet little hotel and were ushered into an extremely small room that had a strong smell of urine/mildew. When we mentioned this to the staff, she offered to spray the room and so after, we had an extremely floral spray smelling room that didn't make it much better.
The room itself was very cramped, with a small bathroom that had mildew all over the door (again, I know I'm in Thailand but this was definitely not what was advertised) and really, all of this was fine though after 2 nights of sleeping on the rock hard bed, my back was hurting and I was looking forward to going to another hotel.
The staff were for the most part friendly and helpful, however, when we mentioned that we were not very happy with our room, they seemed annoyed that we had even mentioned anything.
Overall, I would recommend it, I think we just chose the most value-friendly room which may have been a mistake. If I were to go again, I would go with a room upgrade.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are sure you will enjoy your stay in this beautiful European country house Hotel. Our lovely Restaurant serving you an international meals, original Thai food, different appetizers and delicious coffee grown in the surrounding mountains of Northern Thailand. We would like to invite you to stay at our exclusive Bed & Breakfast and enjoy your holidays in Chiang Mai - The Rose of Thailand. We will be always at your service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Charcoa b&b
- Charcoa Hotel Chiang Mai