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Funky Monkey Guesthouse & Tours
Ranked #2 of 736 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“honeymoon haven”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We are a honeymoon couple in our late twenties that wanted an adventure and beach break. On recommendation from a couple friend of ours we headed to chiang mai and stayed with david and nuy in funky monkey and we were not disappointed. After an unexpected change to our travel plans we arrived at the guesthouse at 630am instead of 9am. Nuy brought us inside and gave us a lovely welcome and drinks while we waited for our room to be ready. As we were traveling for so long we passed out on the couches. When we woke up our bags were in our room with a gorgeous bouquet of roses to congratulate us on our wedding. As I mentioned we wanted adventure and hassle free. Before we arrived I had emailed the guys who gave us great tips on tours and trips. They booked everything for us in advance and everything was so well organized. I would recommend the Woody's elephant tour and siam cooking school as well as the banana pancakes in the guesthouse for breakfast. Everyday our giant spacious room was cleaned and fresh towel left. It was spotless. There is also free water and a fridge in the room. The location is great for visiting temples and the night life. Outside the guesthouse is one of the best massage parlors I went to and also one of the best priced. I would definitely recommend Chiang mail and funky monkey.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend are travelling south east Asia for a few month and whilst we were planning, we were instantly drawn to the funky monkey in chiang mai because of its outstanding reviews on tripadvisor, needles to say, we were not disappointed when we arrived.
Due to them only having 3 rooms in the guesthouse, we thought it would be best to pre book so after receiving super fast and clear communication from David and Nuy (the owners) they advised they had no availability for the first night of our trip - they then proceeded to offer to book us a room for the night round the corner which we agreed to... Already proving they go out of their way to please customers!
When we finally arrived at the funky monkey we were shown our huge, clean and comfortable room which had wifi, a tv, fridge containing free water, couch and chairs, dressing table and a double bed and a single bed. David then sat us down with a map and spent a good hour with us going though the places they recommend to eat, drink, pharmacies, currency exchange etc, this information was invaluable and made our trip so much better. I've never stayed anywhere where the owners spend more than 5-10 mins with you so we were really impressed. David and nuy also recommend and sell tours which are heavily discounted so even if you don't stay here for some reason, it's worth visiting just to price up tours. We booked the woodys elephant trip which was amazing, a return tuk tuk for tiger kingdom which was a great price and also a tour which is ran by the guesthouse itself which includes a day with David, Sakron (their Thai friend), mutley and fat dog (their adorable dogs) where they take you up into the mountains and to the waterfalls, a visit to a secluded temple, a coffee plantation, a hill tribe etc it was a great day. We also were lucky enough to go to a chaing mai FC game which was fantastic!!
We can't rate this place highly enough!! We actually added 2 extra nights on our stay! Even with out the free fruit, water, shakes and juices, the place is a one off and after reading the negative reviews just out of curiosity, we totally disagree with all points made.
Thank you so much David, Nuy and of course the gorgeous mutley and fat dog for making our
stay so great! You are doing a great job running this guesthouse. Jane and Dom

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights but were in Chiang Mai for 6 and David and Nuy helped us book things to do before we were staying there.

They go the extra mile and I would recommend their recommendations for things to do. Especially the cooking school and Woodys elephant day.

Not sure why the person before said it was only a good location for transit (sorry, im a tripadvisor writer who gets annoyed at other reviews!! :-D). The hotel is a stones throw from the moat which circles the old city so you're close to everything!

All in all, a friendly atmosphere and I would recommend it to anyone, especially familys.

The two dogs are very friendly too!

Thanks for an enjoyful stay :-)

  • Stayed September 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Unfortunately, due to our cancelled flight, myself and my boyfriend arrived at Funky Monkey a day late. We also arrived without our luggage which was lost by the airline! Thankfully, we were staying here and Nuy and David got our holiday back on track. Nuy talked us through her Chiang Mai top tips and pointed us towards a market where we could pick up some clothes etc.

As we were a day late we were pushed for time but when they heard we were keen to go on the mountain trek which they organise they pulled out all stops to make sure we got our wish before we had to move on. And I'm so glad they did as this trip was definitely a highlight of our 3 weeks in Thailand.

Aside from the great hosts, the accommodation itself is top class - secure, spotless, comfortable rooms at an unbelievable price. It's the perfect base for exploring this great city.

We ate breakfast here and highly recommend the beautiful Thai omelette!

Will definitely be returning to Thailand and will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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funkymonkeyChiangmai, Manager at Funky Monkey Guesthouse & Tours, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank You for taking time to give feedback !! Its always heartwarming when we receive such a positive Review : )
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Upon my arrival in Chiang Mai, I asked to be dropped at the Funky Monkey, because I remembered the name and knew it was located in the heart of town. I showed up and they were full, but they directed me to a hotel down the street (where I ended up staying wasn't special, nor even very clean, but it was safe, close to everything, wifi, air con, less than 20USD per night - what more could you ask for?!)

Despite not staying at the Funky Monkey, I'm writing a review because the owners (David and his wife Nuy) are amazing people. Despite not making a penny off of me, they took the time to talk with me about Chiang Mai, recommend some excursions, sights and restaurants - incredibly helpful!! I ended up renting a scooter from the Funky Monkey which was, hands down, the best 7USD I have ever spent in my life.

If you can stay here, do it! You will feel incredibly well taken care of and guaranteed a fun time in Chiang Mai. (rent the scooter!!!!!)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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funkymonkeyChiangmai, Manager at Funky Monkey Guesthouse & Tours, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank You for taking time to give feedback !! Its always heartwarming when we receive such a positive Review : ) All The Best, Nuy & David, Mutley & Fatdog !!
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

My Dad and I stayed here this summer and had a great time. The room was huge, David and Nuy were just fantastic, and honestly, staying there was one of the highlights of our trip. We followed David's recommendations for places to eat and activities and just had a blast. The waterfall trip was definitely a highlight, as was the elephant experience they recommended (Patara Elephant Farm). We felt welcomed from our very first night, so much better than any other place we stayed on our trip! Really great experience!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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funkymonkeyChiangmai, Manager at Funky Monkey Guesthouse & Tours, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank You for taking time to give feedback !! Its always heartwarming when we receive such a positive Review : ) All The Best, Nuy & David, Mutley & Fatdog !!
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Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

We tried to stay at Funky Monkey but we weren't fast enough and they were full. They still offered to sort out an alternative location for us which was really helpful while mid travelling. When we arrived in Chang Mai the taxi driver could not find the alternative site and so we opted to go to funky Monkey for some help. David was great, he let us sit down, got us a cup of tea ( very welcome) and gave us loads of info and advice on where to eat and what activities were worth while. Advice turned out to be completely on the ball. They then walked us over to our accommodation. Brilliant!

Stayed August 2013
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funkymonkeyChiangmai, Manager at Funky Monkey Guesthouse & Tours, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank You for taking time to give feedback !! Its always heartwarming when we receive such a positive Review : ) All The Best, Nuy & David, Mutley & Fatdog !!
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Property: Funky Monkey Guesthouse & Tours
Address: 1/13 Chaiyapoom Soi 1, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 736 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Huge clean rooms with private bathroom, all our rooms can sleep between 2 & 5 people & they are all sold as private rooms . We also serve food from 8 am - 3.30 pm & have complimentary items for our guests inc unlimited drinking water, morning drink & fresh fruit. We are also licensed to sell tours & offer honest advice - along with great discounts where ever possible ( up to 400b per person discount ). We offer own own private tour ( Highly rated for those who like a non touristic experience ). Our aim is to help guests & non guests enjoy there time here in Chiang Mai & we always try our best to help. We always give honest answers to any questions !! : ) ... more   less 
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