Kavil Guesthouse is in a prime location for shops, restaurants, markets / bazaars and Thae Pae Gate - all of which are within walking distance (there is a yummy cafe that does breakfast / lunch within a minute's walk that is amazing!). There are also Thai cooking schools on the same road if you're looking to do that.
The Guesthouse is a bargain for those staying here and the wifi is also great; the rooms aren't spotless but then the most expensive one is about £10 per night so don't expect that! The bathroom is also rather small but again great for the price you're paying. The AC is probably the best thing about the room and in 35 deg. weather it was a god send. There is also a nice seating area outside which is great to sit and hang around in.
Lilli the owner is great at booking trips and recommending things to do in the area - upon welcoming us she provided us with a map of the area as well as showing us where everything is. She and her husband can also give you advice on how much you should pay for tuk tuk or red taxi journeys so that you don't get fleeced! I would recommend that people visit the Elephant Nature Park, which is a fabulous experience and eye opening to the plight of the Thai elephants, but Lilli will not recommend or book this for you (she tried to discourage us but 3 of our other friends really recommended it and we had pre-booked) - if you really want to go there the office is a 5 minute walk from where you can buy the tickets.
All in all great value for your money, but if you're looking to stay more than a few nights I would recommend going somewhere a bit nicer...
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- Also Known As:
- Kavil Guesthouse Hotel Chiang Mai