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“Didn't want to leave!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sheik Istana Hotel

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Sheik Istana Hotel
Ranked #83 of 376 Hotels in Chiang Mai
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“Didn't want to leave!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2011

We had 3 days/nights here and loved every minute. From our airport pick up to checking out every member of staff was fantastic and went out of their way to be friendly and polite.
The building looks amazing from the front but when yo go through to the gardens on the river it's truly stunning. There has been great attention to detail here and the rooms are no less amazing. Our deluxe room was huge and beautifully furnished with a balcony overlooking the gardens and river. The bathroom too was a great size with a bath and separate shower. We looked at standard rooms and although they are a bit smaller they are still excellent.
For us, there's no need to look for a different hotel to stay at in Chiang Mai in future, we can't wait to go back to Sheik Istana.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

The room is clean and well furnished
Located in a nice river view not far from business center and airport

  • Stayed October 2011
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Amphoe Muang Nonthaburi, Nonthaburi, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2011

Staff were very friendly and happy to go out of their way to assist us. Had a superior room, which was decorated well, clean and tidy, the only thing that was worrying was the fact that when you opened or closed the fridge the whole fridge moved forward or backwards. Also no price list for things in the mini bar was at hand, not sure if it was free or not. The program arranged by the Hotel was excellent and made the trip worthwhile.
The food at breakfast was excellent and the service by the F and B staff was also excellent, they did not hang over you but were always close enough to be ready to assist if required.
The dinner meal was also well presented and tasty however, we had to have the same set, which I did not agree with, but was a minor thing.
The Pick up service was excellent, and comfortable, the driver was always informative and always drove pleasantly. The location was not fantastic but for those who want to get outside of the main areas of Chiangmai, then it would be very suitable. The leisure facilities at the time were adequate and in the exercise machines looked in perfect working order.
Would recommend this hotel to those who want a nice break but not with the hustle and bustle of the City center.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2011

This is the first time I see Moroccan hotel styled in Chiang Mai and on the Ping River. It's amazing!. I saw and knew many places in the East of Thailand. This is quite diffrent, uniqe and attract people who want to try something new. I went to the hoel few days ago just want to check how is everything there because this hotel will open on 19 Sept 2011 onward. Even surronding area is on process and it has not 100% finish but i love this place, love staff here. They are very friendly and guide me to see alls room and all area. I'm sure I will stay in this hotel soon on October and I would like to recommend this hotel to you all.

Looking forward to stay here soon. ^-^

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sheik Istana Hotel
Address: 10/1 Moo 3 Padad Road | Padad, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #83 of 376 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sheik Istana Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sheik Istana is ideally situated on the Ping River, the main river that runs through the city, in one of the most beautiful locations in Chiang Mai. All attraction areas are all within easy reach. The design of the 35 luxuriously appointed guest rooms was inspired by Moroccan and Asian architecture, making the hotel ideally suited for a romantic getaway or honeymoon; its convenient location and beautiful, cosy and elegant atmosphere will however equally appeal to business people. Relax and take in the stunning views of Wat Chedi Lium, one of the ancient temples in Wiang Kum Kam,from your guestroom terrace and have yourself pampered by our friendly and professional staff. ... more   less 
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