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“Not worth what we paid for it”
Review of SK House 2

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SK House 2
Ranked #96 of 784 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Arrived in Chiang Mai with my wife and her brother and sister without pre booking any hotels. Was recommended this hotel by an information counter at Chiang Mai airport. Booked a family room for the 4 of us which cost 1,400Baht. We had our own car but there wasnt a parking space directly outside the guesthouse so we were told to park around the corner in front of a temple. We did see a parking space nearer by though on same street so took a risk by parking there. Lobby area was quite busy when we checked in, small swimming pool hidden away behind a free standing wooden fence in the lobby. The room itself was not particularly nice upon entering. The bin hadnt been emptied and there was a sign on door saying rooms are cleaned every two days unless you request it to be cleaned, at an extra expense to yourself. But if you arrive late to check in then you wont be able to make that request as I think i remember it was only up until 4-5pm they can clean. No view from the window as it just looks out to a wall. All the furniture is pretty old, no remote for tv as its very old and aerial point was knackered so reception was not clear. I dont remember seeing any life there also so you will have to take up all your luggage yourself (no porter service). Shower was quite good, water came out freely and was warm but toilet seat was not screwed in properly so kept moving about if you sat on it. It was quite noisy at night too so unless you are a deep sleeper you wont get a very good nights sleep there. Staff I guess were ok but there isnt an air of friendliness which you find in many other hotels/guesthouses in Thailand. Wifi only available in lobby area and although first couple of internet pages loaded ok after that the pages wouldnt load up anymore so I ended up using an internet cafe about a 5min walk from the guesthouse instead. The location of the place is good though as its easy to get to all the famous sites from there but one night staying there was enough and we ended up finding a proper hotel very close to the guesthouse at a better rate (FX Royal Panerai). I would only recommend this guesthouse if the rooms were advertised at around 300Baht a night as what you get there is worth about that much only.

Room Tip: Internet cafe: turn right when come out the guesthouse to end of road, then turn left till you come...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Daniel W
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Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

I have read good comments and reviews before i book this hotel for family room. Yet, after few days staying, i do not feel it is as good as the 4.5 stars.

Honestly the staffs did not response to our request politely especially the lady boss, is kind of rude to customers.

The room we stayed are unclean, especially the blanket, slippers, the beds, seems like they are very old stuff. The cotton slippers they provided are really disgusting as it suppose to be white and clean yet they are brown color with stains and have been reuse many times already without washing or changing!

The water heater in the bedrooms also did not work well, the pam and the temperature always lost control and cannot maintained the same water heat. We have to adjust it all the time when we are taking bath.

In short, my family and i dissatisfied this guesthouse, and i do not recommand it especially for family staying. Not worth to stay here with their prices. There are lots of nicer and even cheaper guesthouse nearby!!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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1  Thank yhui
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

I stayed there for a week, it's a nice hotel... the staff are very friendly and helpful... and they even arranged for a Christmas party on 25th December... this was cool :)
the only thing I didn't like about that hotel is that the Wireless doesn't reach the rooms. so every time you need internet you have to go to the lobby!! I don't know why!
but in general, a decent hotel..
and hey, if you are there in the cool season, don't book an AC room, it's double the price and no need for an AC anyway!!

Room Tip: go for the fourth floor, more light into the room... and don't book an AC room unless it's...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Huge rooms, very clean & light. Staff are nice, especially the travel agent guy despite the fact that we didn't buy any tours from him! Good location on a quiet street in the old town, about 5 minutes walk from the night market.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank twinkroony
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

well what can I say, If you want a place that has REALLY friendly people that will bend over backwards for you to ensure you have a great stay and a great holiday...then YOU NEED TO STAY HERE.

Nick, Song and everyone there are great.

Thank you very much guys.

When I come back to Chiang mai I will defo come back and stay there!!!

Regard,

Tim, VIsh, Nicci (Chris Tucker)

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Tim P
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

From the moment you walk into the vibrant foyer, you feel like you have arrived home. Great communal area, had huge family room with nice little touches. Staff friendly, and everything so easy. No hassles. Banana pancake and fruit shake to die for. Feel sorry for big fish in small tank. Free the fish!

Room Tip: Don't get room over pool/ restaurant as can get really noisy as drunks come back.
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3  Thank Jessiajemelia
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Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

This place is excellent, all the staff will bend over backwards for you, you will not get better value for money or satisfaction any where else in chiang mai!! Centrally located, clean, food is amazing and cheap, lots of other great travellers to share stories with, give it a go you won't regret it!

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Additional Information about SK House 2

Address: 9 Soi 13 Phrapokklao Rd | Sriphoom, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #96 of 784 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price Range: $10 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — SK House 2 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Decorated with wood furnishings, S.K.House 2 is a cosy guesthouse in Chiang Mai which offers free Wi-Fi in public areas. The guesthouse is located right next to Chiang Man Temple and is a 5-minute walk from the Sunday market. All rooms at SK House 2 have a private bathroom with hot and cold water facilities. Select rooms feature air-conditioning and cable TV. House SK features an outdoor pool. Guests can also relax on the lounge chairs on the sundeck. There is a restaurant which serves Thai and Western dishes for the convenience of guests. Meals can be enjoyed in the privacy of guest’s room. ... more   less 
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