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“Good Hotel, Perfect Location”
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Hotel M Chiang Mai
Ranked #88 of 386 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Reviewed October 1, 2011

We stayed at Hotel M for 2 nights whilst we visited Chiang Mai and were very happy that we chose Hotel M. The rooms are big with a good wi-fi connection. The beds are ok (a bit firm) but they are big and we slept well both nights.

The location of the hotel is just perfect. It is directly opposite the Tha Pae Gate which is central to everything you will want to see in Chiang Mai. Really good value for money.

I would happily stay here again should we come back to Chiang Mai.

Room Tip: If possible get one facing away from the main road. We had 303 which overlooked the road and it was...
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

The hotel is in a very good location. Its location is directly opposite Tha Pae gate and next to Sunday walking street. I stayed at standard room which is neat and tidy. However, I can hear noises from the street. (my room was on the third floor with a street view). Overall, it is value for money and I'll stay at this hotel again but will ask for a room on the other side of the building to avoid street noises.

Room Tip: Try to ask for a room which isn't on the street side to avoid street noises.
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Nutmeg2008
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

We loved visiting Chiang Mai! On our second visit here, we stayed at the Hotel M. The hotel is in a prime location opposite Tha pae gate, where the Sunday walking market starts. The rooms were extremely clean and there was even a proper glass shower cubicle, that's rather rare in Thailand! The staff here are also very friendly. We visited the restaurant one afternoon for a quick lunch and the food was pretty good. Even the mini bar in the room was super cheap!! Overall, we enjoyed our stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank SamanthaWalker84
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

Tried several hotels in CM - some OK, some shocking
Neat, modern & clean rooms. everything worked
Car parking can be interesting, but there is no need for a car - very thing is right there
Night market on the side street, GREAT english breakfast down the street, plenty of cars within walking distance.
Will be staying here next trip.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank OzzyDaveO
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Reviewed July 5, 2011

Loved this place, great location and so very cheap which may have been due to renovations.
The room was lovely and new looking and bathroom very modern albeit a little cramped.
The internet provided was terrible, slow and overpriced but they had better value just a short walk away.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank andokate
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Reviewed May 20, 2011

The hotel M has the perfect location for exploring Chiang Mai and indeed northern Thailand. You cannot be better located in Chiang Mai.
The staff is very professional and kind.
The rooms are perfectly clean and even spacious.
A very good value for the money.

Room Tip: Ask for a high room.
  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled solo
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Thank ForrestWalker
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

So we arrived at this hotel without looking at any reviews. It was getting late and we needed somewhere to stay.

The price was right at 1000 baht (I'm not sure if this is the regular rate or if it is a discounted rate as there are renovations being carried out). I was very pleasantly surprised upon entering the room. It was clean, spacious and even a little bit luxurious with the way it had been fitted out. The elephants made of towels on our beds were also a nice touch after a long day of traveling.

Hotel staff were fantastic.

We found the location of this hotel was very good. It is located right on the moat around the old city. Many great things are easy enough to reach by foot. Plenty of taxis and tuk tuks waiting around to give you a lift also. Across the road you've got the usual suspects such as McDonalds, 7 Eleven, Starbucks. There are ton's of restaurants nearby.

The noise from the road can be a little loud at times (you could request a room at the back of the hotel) but it didn't really bother me even though I'm a bit of a light sleeper.

The only problem we had with the room was the beds. They were comfortable enough but because of the wheels on the beds and the smooth surface on the floor it was difficult to sit up in bed to read or watch TV without the bed rolling forward.

I would suggest that people avoid the restaurant. My son and I shared a coconut seafood curry (as recommend by our waiter) and I couldn't believe how bad it was. It even seemed like there was scrambled egg in it. Seriously?
For breakfast, one of my fried eggs had raw egg white. Both the breakfast and dinner was the worst food we ate in Thailand and we actually got sick from it. I don't think the kitchen has the highest standards. Once, when we passed the kitchen window, one of the female staff was dipping into some of the food having a snack. Looked like she felt guilty when she realised we saw her.

The other issue is that the restaurant looks after the computers with internet and printer access (although you do get free wifi at the hotel). I needed to print of my boarding passes and it was a major drama of internet connections being reestablished, printers being connected, changing stations because the internet dropped out. I kept having to go into the restaurant to get this sorted out, bit of a hassle for a single page. The staff who run the restaurant aren't really up to the standard of the other hotel staff.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank Cherrytree79
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Address: 2 - 6 Ratchadamnoen Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand (Formerly Montri Hotel)
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 386 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range: $42 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel M Chiang Mai 3*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel M Chiang Mai is standing behind the historic Tha Phae Gate, a signature of Chiang Mai. Tha Phae Gate is a trading post which was said by past locals to have given good luck and prosperity for those who lived behind it. A mid-sized business hotel in Chiang Mai’s ‘Old City’, Hotel M is dedicated to service above all else, and is founded on the idea of “Get more than you pay for.” Hotel M Chiang Mai is decorated in a modern contemporary style, complete with modern facilities and services; yet still staying true to tradition and a friendly atmosphere with handmade antiques rich in culture spread throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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