DO NOT STAY AT LE BATEAU IVRE!!!
Worst experience ever at Le Bateu Ivre. Paid more for wi-fi (was not true). Then the owner blamed me for internet not working & yelled at me without letting me speak. When I got angry back, he threatened to call immigration and make problem for me. I asked for discount because wi-fi did not work and I needed wi-fi for work... he refused and kept yelling at me and saying it was my problem not his. I went to 5 other guesthouses -checked my internet at them all and had no problem... if the problem was with my computer, then why did I only have a problem at his guesthouse and not anywhere else.
I've been traveling for 5mo and have never had a problem like this... it literally ended with a screaming match with the owner. I am one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet; this was just ridiculous. To top it all off, he had taken my passport from me the night before (never had a guesthouse do that) and he refused to even let me see it before I paid the full amount, I refused to give him any money until I had a receipt and saw my passport and he aggressively ripped my money from my hand.
Dmitri-the owner of Le Bateau Ivre is a jerk... and treats his customers as though they are jerks... perhaps why I did not see any sign of any other guests. I do not want anyone else to experience this, so just avoid the place (and Dmitri) like the plague.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome Hotel the California (Such a lovely place) I am a fun-loving ex-pat living out my retirement in the best city in the world. I am excited to show you all that this city has to offer! We have completely new remodeled hotel All our rooms are accommodated with: - Cozy queen size bed. - New large Private bathroom. - Free Cell phone and local SIM card to use during your stay in the hotel (with on 1000B deposit) - Complimentary Coffee and Tea maker in all rooms - Air-condition - Satellite LCD TV - Complimentary WiFi - Private, new and clean bathroom - Large refrigerator - Two complimentary water bottles - Very friendly staff. The hotel description: - Great, famous and only Chines restaurant in old City at the ground floor. - Famous cool bar at the ground floor. - Tour and Travel agency at the ground floor. - Motorbike and bicycle rent at the ground floor. Location: - Great location in the center of the old city and in center of many things. - Next to very old and very famous Chedi Luang temple. - Much nightlife activates just 1 to 10 minutes walking distance. - Vis-a-vis from hotel [U Chiang Mai] - Close to many famous sights. - Excellent transportation. - Situated in the heart of the Sunday Market (the waking street). - Located in the center of many restaurants, cafes, and shopping areas. - 6 minutes walk to Tha Pae Gate or Chiang Mai Gate. - 15 minutes walk to Night Bazaar. - 8 minutes walk to Saturday Market. We have Travel and Tour Agency in the house and we can get u any tour and any ticket with special discounts to our house-guest also we will give you great and free advice and where to go and what to see and how to get there any time. This is some information it could be helpful to u: There is Tuk-Tuk or Taxi rate for about 120B ( about 04 US $ ) from the Airport, the Train Station and the Bus station to our Guest House [downtown] and vice versa. This is our address in English and in Thai, u can printed out and give it to the driver and just tell the driver to take u to [ U Chiang Mai Hotel ] and we r just cross the street. u can't miss us. I hoped this information are helpful to u all. Hotel The California 141/8 Ratchadamnoen Road T.Prasing A.Muang Chiang Mai 50200 เกสท์เฮ้าส์ เลอ บา โต้ อีพ 141/8 ถนนราชดำเนิน ตำบลพระสิงห์ อำเภอเมือง จังหวัดเชียงใหม่ If u have any other issues or concerns please don't Heisted to ask. i am looking forward to see u all. Best regards David ... more less
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