we are a family of 5 with 3 daughters ages 10,16 and 17 and stayed at elliebum for 3 nights in march.
email contact with gade the owner was generally prompt,polite,and informative.
we arranged for airport pick up and for our family to occupy both rooms at elliebum.
a third bed was placed in the second floor room.
airport p/u was there waiting for us with a sign that that said welcome to chiang mai with our names on it.
Elliebum is a guesthouse well located for our purposes.it is a short 5 minute walk away from the famous sunday night market. there are several places to eat close by including a thai place just a few steps away.we ate there for dinner one night and enjoyed it very much.the regular night bazzar is a quick 5 minute ride by truck that cost 5 of us 100 bahts total.there was never a shortage of the trucks going past elliebum.
The sunday market is spectacular and a must do.our famiiy generally does not shop much but here everyone was buying something and most things were very cheap and reasonable.
the rooms at elliebum are spacious and adequate.do not expect 5 star luxury but we were all happy with our accomodations.the rooms were clean and the more importantly the rooms were made up daily.
breakfast which is included in the price was cooked daily for us by gade the owner.she specially made our family breakfast very early on two mornings because of our early itineraries.The children enjoyed the banana pancakes and french toast.both were very good.we were also allowed to choose a coffee,cappucino or fruit smoothie.the cappucinos were excellent and the kids loved the smoothies.other choices included bacon and eggs with tomatoes more european style which was also good.
i wish i was there right now having a cappucino.
gade was very helpful to us providing information and helping us set up rides to doi suthep by sorng ta ou which are the little red trucks whizzing around chiang mai.
she also set up reservations for us at khum kantoke dinner show.
she also went out of her way to try and help me with my cellular phone problems. my wife feels and rightly so that i should emphasize that Gade was an exceptional host and went above and beyond what would be expected to help us on every level.
overall it was a very pleasant and nice stay. Elliebum gives you a homey feel and not the impersonal flavor of the big hotels.
gade the owner i feel makes the guesthouse a positive and enjoyable place.
i would recommend this guesthouse and would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elliebum is a friendly guest house and cafe located in the heart of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Our beautifully furnished, spacious, spotlessly clean en-suite rooms offer superb quality at a very affordable cost. Breakfast is included free, as is wi-fi, cable tv (including international news and movie channels), air-conditioning and use of the kitchen. Our staff speak excellent English as well as Thai, Mandarin and French. Warm welcome is guaranteed. ... more less