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“Bit too Far from the main city area”
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Chang Puak Hotel
Ranked #111 of 736 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
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“Bit too Far from the main city area”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for 6 nights in December. My room was quite big for one person. Would have been perfect for 2 people. Together with the bathroom it was very clean and quiete.
The window was overlooking the hotel swimming pool which was lovely and also very clean.
The hotel is tacked away from the main road and it has got a lovely impressive reception area. The breakfast was included in the price.
It took good 25 min walk from the main city area. There is not much to see around the hotel. There is a convenience store about 7 min walk away and about 10 min to the huge food market.
I found that the reception staff are NOT too helpfull neither friendly. The laundery servise in the hotel is too expensive I found a shop that did my laundery for much cheaper about 7min walk up the main street.
Next to the city walls there is nice night food market every night.
If I was to go back to Chiang Mai I would rather look at booking a room in the main backpackers area rather then booking here, unless I was after sitting round to pool holiday.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Chang Puak Hotel is located 5 minutes walk north of the Chang Puak Gate on the north side of the city wall. The hotel is quiet due to the lush vegetation and it's 100 meters away from the Chang Puak street. The manager and staff are very welcoming and helpful. I stayed there 3 nights in the end of November, at Lio Khratong(lantern festival) and I got a detailed map which spot in town I should go to get the best view. Very good and reasonable food, nice and clean pool for a refreshing morning dip before breakfast. The beautiful Thai architecture in wooden reception area and restaurant together with the lush tropical vegetation, give this place a tropical ambiance that's hard to beat. It's also very clean all over the whole place. I walked around a lot, and 7-11++,, nice food stalls and street vendors is just 5-10 minutes walk away.
I will recommend this place to anyone and will stay there on my next trip to Chiang Mai next year.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

we stayed here for 6nights it is very well priced and a good location. u do need to get cabs or the lady on reception can sort out a driver for you to take you to sight seeing places for a reasonable price. the staff are so helpful and always smiling they have a few cats around the place as pets which is nice to see them Bering Fed here. the food is also very cheap and excellent. the rooms are a good size but no safety box. they have free WiFi but depends what room you have if it works or not. it is strongest in the lobby. we loved our stay here and it was quite apart from the school break time round the corner. thank you Chang Pauk!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Set well back from the main road, surrounded by mature trees and graced with an excellent pool.For the money, the rooms are fine, evidence of upgrading include retiled bathroom floors, new shower water heaters and new internal doors.Beds on the hard side, soft pillows, furnishings on the worn side.My only real gripe is the ancient split system A/C, - noisy and pretty ineffective, the ceiling fan did the same job.
I was fortunate enough to meet the owner , who is in the process of upgrading things, and was as delightful as his staff.Food in the hotel was good and fair priced.
Located near the old city but away from tourist town,( on the east side of the old city ), this is a good choice , nicely" local ", central, and close to the bike hire shop.The place has character, I will miss it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Vancouver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2012

Some staff members were extra nice which made up for the ones who were not friendly at all. The pool and gardens are great. The restaurant on site is very basic, but tasted good. Rooms are average.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

It was one month stay, the hotel staff welcomed us warmly, I was able to firmly fulfill the purpose of this trip.thankyou Tom! Ton! tom!stan! teep!&Elegant owner.Once I'm sorry the name is spelled wrong.Because it was not only heard in the ear... I go to again someday .
from Ayana

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Thank ayanan
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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2012

This hotel was perfectly OK, slightly above average. The nice tiles in lobby and staircase plus the large amount of pictures of the royal family give the "Changpuak" a local personality which is always better than the bland elegance of your standard business hotel. Staff is competent and friendly, the rooms are perfectly OK (hard mattresses and pillows, personally I like this, though). Free WiFi, no problem to leave the luggage in storage and no extra fee. The hotel is located about 5 minutes away from the North Gate, I recommend to check out the North Gate Jazz Coop - a club featuring interesting live music played by able musicians.
Only real criticism concerns the shower which I would have loved to be a bit hotter - no big issue though,

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Chang Puak Hotel
Address: 133 Changpuak Road | Sripum, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #111 of 736 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chang Puak Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This property has been in the same family for 75 years We offer a peaceful experience in our own garden, set back from the main road , yet only 500 m from the "Old Town". ... more   less 
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