Stayed here for 3 nights in the beginning of august .It probably was low season as there were hardly any other guests here. Great deal from Agoda. Hotel is beautiful. Nice rooms and bathrooms. Only given one key Card which had to be in the slot for electrics to work,so if you left the room for a short while all electrics and aircon are reset. Cant keep your laptop/mobile charging. Also the Aircon seemed to have only one speed, fast, could be a bit annoying. Rooms were nice and clean and a fitting decor for the hotels theme. Pool area was also nice and the pool was clean.They had two pools, and the smaller pool is near the restaurant (Marakech) and seemed abandoned.The gymnasium was well equipped and beside the main pool. The bathroom and steam room by the gym were not as well cared for as the rest of the hotel.
The restaurant,Marakech was set out nicely by the river. We only had breakfast there and it was bordering on adequate. Service, although friendly was not of a good standard. Definite room for improvement which I'm sure they will work on.
The staff were very pleasant, friendly and willing to please although we did have communication problems at times.
The area around the hotel also has a couple of good restaurants and bars.
The hotel provides transportation into town and to the night bazzar free of cost. You may also organize a taxi through the hotel if their timing does not suit you. They also have a airport pickup and drop of for B200.
All in all a great stay and would recommend it to people who are looking for a quieter getaway
- 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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