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Sakorn Residence & Hotel
Ranked #47 of 379 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
London, UK
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104 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Good value but lacking in atmosphere”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

You cannot fault the facilities at the Sakorn Residence. Even the standard rooms are large and well appointed:  modern bathroom, safe, hairdryer, fridge stocked with well-priced drinks. The rooms are also spotlessly clean. There is a pool, exercise room and breakfast area near the pool. The breakfasts are freshly cooked, promptly served and abundant. What the Sakorn lacks though is atmosphere. The service is efficient but without much warmth; the hotel corridors and pool area are plastered with  'please be quiet' signs so if you have kids with even normal (European) levels of boisterousness, you rather feel like bulls in a china shop. As to location, the hotel is certainly quiet even if close to some popular riverside bars but any trip to downtown really requires a tuktuk ride, given the heat and difficulty in crossing roads safely. In short, if it's important to you to have a nice room at good price in a quiet location, this is an excellent choice. If you like a lively place in the thick of things, look elsewhere. 

  • Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

Clean and big rooms, quiet environment and safe area. Good breakfast and it has a small swimming pool. Location a bit far from the centre (10-15 min on foot) but it is ok for me. Helpful staff too. In general, good value for money.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2012

We stayed here several nights in July 2011 - superior room with extra bed @ THB 1.700 and found it to be great value. Yes, it is not extremely exotic in style or location, but it is clean, rooms are big, clean and comfortable, the pool is good and clean and staff is nice. For the price it is great value. Ask for rooms facing the entry on a high floor - view to mountains is great.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Stayed here with 2 families. One American the other Thai. Enjoyed our stay and did have fun in the nice pool. great to have a pool with a small children's area in it. Rooms were quiet but not overly spacious. Room just lacked any charm and was only average in size. For a "residence" type room you would expect it to be more spacious than a hotel not the same size. Everything was in good repair. Staff at breakfast easily confused and slow. Food was very nice. Thai family really liked the place and took lots of pictures. Small kids enjoyed the pool. I am a picky farang woman so I saw some areas for improvements. ;)

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

Customer service was fantastic and room was great. Aircon was COLD and the shower is to die for. Massive 2 meter long tiled shower and water pressure so good it sprayed all the way to the back wall of the shower. Shampoo and body was in the shower was even tops - loads of suds. Stayed in the 1300B standard room #215. NO issues with sound as others have mentioned.

Morning breakfast was good with a different sweet treat thrown in each morning.

Directly out the door and to the right is Hinlay curry house. A must try! See my review on it as well with photos. Out the door to the left about 75 feet is a local Thai restaurant with a limited menu but great food cheap. All the surrounding restaurants are closed on Sundays so you have to find another spot to eat and that'll require a walk or tuktuk ride away.

The only cons: it's a hot and humid WALK for those wanting the night market (25 minutes) and taxi's/tuk tuk's don't circle by there very often. I always rent motorbikes so this was not an issue for me at all.

We will be back! Loved the hotel and the service.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, BC
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

Loved this hotel. Wonderful pool, great service by staff. Definitely everything we had expected and matched the photos exactly. Location is also great as it's right next to the monorail, so transit was extremely easy.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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beachverysoon
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

This hotel has very large clean rooms.

The breakfast is very good. You can order as much as you like.

Excellent restaurant (Himlay) next door.

There is a laundry service place down the street and around the corner.

Would highly recommend!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Property: Sakorn Residence & Hotel
Address: 2 / 2 Na Wat Kate 1, T. Wat Kate, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#23 Best Value Hotel in Chiang Mai
#24 Family Hotel in Chiang Mai
#33 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sakorn Residence & Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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