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“Lovely hotel, helpful staff, quiet location”
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The Castle
Ranked #83 of 824 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

Room was lovely, but right by pool so noisy during the day. Breakfast was yummy and pearl will help you with any tours, visits or tuk tuks you need booking. The location is quiet so you have to walk a bit for restaurants, but dont bother, eat at the street stalls instead for yummy cheap food- just scout where the locals eat and make sure its cooked in front of you so you know its not been standing out in the heat! Overall, a really nice friendly hotel which we would recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

The Castle is a good find. The owner and her staff are exceptionally pleasant, kind and attentive. There was pick-up at the airport and when I had to move to another hotel to join friends, the same young man who picked me up at the airport gladly took me there. Rooms are basic but are clean and comfortable. Breakfast is good and filling. Location is near the Saturday market and close enough to the old city but away from noise and crowds. Places to eat within walking distance. Great value for money.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

At a low price ($30) you are living in a lovely little chateau in a residential area just outside the old town. It takes 10min to walk to the old town but in turn you get great peace and quiet and see how many of the residents of chiang mai live. Old town might be a better location if you plan to go out a lot but if you want to be close but relax, stay here. The old town is rather busy and has quite a bit of traffic.
The price includes a nice breakfast in an outdoor setting at a pool (choice from 9 menus), simple clean rooms, wifi, bottled water.
It is a great bargain in Chiang Mai.
And the staff is super friendly and makes you feel like at home.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

We stayed here for 6 days at the end of Feb. We had a standard room on the first floor and have to say it was perfect for us. The room had everything we needed inc large fridge, TV, free wi-fi etc. It was also very quiet being a short 5 min walk from the main town area. The hotel only has about 15 rooms we think and the staff are always so friendly and willing to help. Breakfast was always freshly made with a good choice of options. Pearl especially always has a smile on her face. Will definately stay here again when we next visit.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

We stayed at the Castle for 3 nights back in January. As for the rooms, I wasn't very impressed. The hotel is already pretty small, as it's a family business. Therefore the rooms are very small and you feel like you constantly don't have any privacy. The window faces the hallway, and you can almost see everything of what's going on in the room, even through the drapes. As for the location, the Castle is located a little bit out of the way, you it's a bit hard to find, especially when you arrive from the airport. Pearl at the front desk speaks perfectly good English and she made our stay worthwhile. She'll book any trips you want and will make sure that you have everything you need. For the price, I recommend this hotel as long as you get better rooms.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Nani12_02
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

We stayed at the Castle for 3 nights in February. The hotel is one of the best we have stayed at in our trip around Asia. We were met at the airport by the hotel taxi and a super friendly driver had a welcome board with our names on it. We were driven straight to the hotel which is on a side road between the old city most and the night bazaar. The old walled city and the bazaar are both within walking distance and the road is well lit and safe even late at night when we returned. The nice thing about the location is that there is no traffic noise making for a peaceful stay. We arrived and walked under the castle's funky turret into the lobby. Check in was nice and Pearl the hotel owner is a wonderful host, we can't say enough good things about her and the staff. The rooms are spotlessly clean with super big comfy beds and loely bathrooms. Breakfast is included and is cooked fresh to order and served by the swimming pool. Oh yes the swimming pool is so nice to jump into to cool off after a hot day of exploring.
Pearl will arrange any tours or excursions you want and can get prices for much cheaper than we would have got ourselves. The Castle is where you should stay when in Chiang Mai for sure !,

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2012


Staff here are incredibly friendly and helpful. Pearl at the front desk speaks perfect English. Located in a residential area very near the gate to the old city. The rooms are generous and very clean. They could use some updating. The price is excellent for this guest house. 

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Additional Information about The Castle

Address: 8/3 Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko Haiya | Haiya, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #83 of 824 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price Range: $23 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Castle 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our family-run boutique bed and breakfast in Chiang Mai. Cozy atmosphere, great breakfast, affordable price. Located on Rat Chiang Saen Road soi 2Ko, it is very close to the historic Chiangmai Gate, the heart of Chiang Mai old City and yet very well served by public transportation.Our accommodation is only 10-minute drive to the international airport as well as the train station and within walking distance to other major tourist attractions, including:- - The famous Night Bazaar and Anusarn Market - Wualai Community (the well-known silversmith and lacquerware) and Wualai Walking Street (Saturday Night Market - the open-air showcase for the area's famous handicrafts) - Old temples (Wats) i.e. Wat Daowadung and Wat Muang Mang - Chiang Mai foreigners’ strip of Moon Muang and Loy Kroh. ... more   less 
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