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Tokyo Vender Hotel
Ranked #516 of 710 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2009

Overall this is a great place to stay, they may not have quite got it 100% right yet but I am sure they will do so soon and I will come back here. I stayed for 8 nights and whilst some discreet renovations are still going on that most people would not even notice, the hotel is in great shape and is fantastic value for money. Don't be put off by it advertising itself as a Gay Hotel, more than half the guests here are straight families or business people and apart from a few camp guys around the hotel, there is nothing that I would describe as gay - its just a people friendly hotel. Lots of happy smiling staff, rooms are big and clean though some still need a lick of paint., but dont let this comment put you off, its a minor improvement only thats needed. Reception area is large, excellently decorated, spacious and relaxing. Breakfast (thai style) is really very good. Although american breakfast is advertised as available on roof terrace it was closed on the two occassions I tried to go there in mornings. Night time roof/sky bar is superbly done, pity they don't do Thai food and have a very dull pizza pasta type of menu - it may be ok food but I did not try it as came here to eat Thai not American food. Bar is very reasonably priced and staff are very friendly and helpful. Few staff speak the level of English I was expecting from the blurb on thier website, and I would not recommend the laundry service yet which still has teething troubles - they lost several items and trying to solve it with them was so frustrating as they just cant understand English well enough so I gave up in the end. Interent is very poor, only works in reception, not the rooms or pool area and it is very definately not high speed. Swiming pool is nice if smallish - the massage boys hanging around and drinking lots can be distracting, though at other times they were more reserved and clearly some guests dont mind how many of them are hanging about. No direct sun at pool but small sun terrace on level above with plenty of sun loungers. As for the Powerboys show in basement club - its not quite there yet, maybe with some more practice it will work better, If you are into this sort of thing there are several places in Chiang Mai that do a much better show though the others can be a little more hardcore than Powerboys which tends to be slightly more discreet. But give it a try, all guests I chatted with were more than pleased with what they found here.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2009

we booked this hotel the day before and when we got their thought it ok but that was only on the recepition and when we were taken to the rooms ..oh my god what a hell hole this place is ,,well my feet stuck to the carpet in the room the bath room needed to be cleaned the water did not work the pool needed to be cleaned the sheets were thin and the pillows well ... i would not ever recomemmedthis to anyone if you are reading this and wondering to book here ,,, then you must be braver than me ,, oh and this hotel did not match to it's picture as on the discription when booking very false and not good ,we packed ourbags and went ,,, this is the worst hotel ever run by muppets and dirty the pool was dirty i would hate to think what you would catch ,, if you got in ,,

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank 1superflyguy
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LavenderHotel, Manager and Owner at Tokyo Vender Hotel, responded to this review, January 14, 2010
Our website and the photos there speak for themselves. These are actual, real photos, and show the condition of the pool and other areas. Our rooms are cleaned daily and double-checked by the Housekeeping supervisor and most rooms are checked again by the on-duty manager.
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Additional Information about Tokyo Vender Hotel

Property: Tokyo Vender Hotel
Address: 6 Bunruengrit Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand (Formerly Lavender Lanna Hotel)
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #516 of 710 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Tokyo Vender Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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