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“Not a good experience.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buaraya Hotel Chingmai

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Buaraya Hotel Chingmai
Ranked #267 of 374 Hotels in Chiang Mai
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3 reviews
“Not a good experience.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Very noisy, ( couldn't sleep the first night) most doors shut very loudly (like being slammed), though the breakfast supposed to finish at 10am, there was not much left to eat at 9.15am plus the menu was almost the same everyday.

The lift operated very slowly and very small, you wouldn't want to be in a hurry or have many luggages/bags.

The location is good if you like street food, they are just in front of the hotel, lots and lots of food.

Staffs don't speak much english and if you require something you might have to ask them so many many times. ( Even when I spoke Thai to them)

The room was not as expected, very different from pictures.

BF and I wouldn't stay in this place again.



  • Stayed May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

This place is the definition of underwhelming. Yes the room is pretty clean, yes the TV works, but I find it hard to think of any other good quality this hotel has. The wifi internet only works about 20% of the time, you can hear every single door close in the hotel even at 2 a.m., most of the front desk staff don't speak English hardly at all, and our bathroom was separated from the outside by an un-closeable screen window caked with mosquito cadavers. Worst of all, during the middle of the afternoon we heard the a loud commotion coming from the lobby and when we checked it out, we found a fumigation crew spraying god-knows-what to get rid of some mystery pest inside and outside the building. When we were picked up for a tour on one of the days, the Thai guide blatantly asked us why we were staying there instead of a guesthouse that would've been half the price even with a pool. We didn't have a good answer. Learn from our mistake and avoid this place.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Redcliffe, Australia
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

My daughter and I stayed here March 2013. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was kept clean, as was the public areas of the hotel. It had a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Breakfast was average, not a lot of variety, and the same every morning. I settled for pancakes with honey & egg on top. The pancakes were some of the best I have had. Just out on the street are food stalls, a 7-11 and tuk-tuk drivers. One tuk-tuk driver dropped us off at the wrong place, and before we had time to realise, he came back for us, apologised, and took us to the right place. I was very impressed.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cork
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30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

The public toilets have beautiful sink basins ha. Lovely hotel with beautiful reception area..wifi in rooms and English tv channels. Buffet style breakfast which was yum. Really good hotel overall. Location was pretty good, little bit of a walk,but chiang mai is a lovely city so nice to walk around.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank monamahony
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Glasgow
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was ok if not a little dated. Air con worked, room clean, towels thready bit clean every day, WiFi worked whenever. Quiet hotel despite the manic traffic outside. 20 min walk to newer part of town and night bazaar. Didn't have much dealings with staff but found them polite.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AddyGlasgow
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Worcestershire
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

Booked via the internet before we went to Thailand. Public areas good but room let down by poor bathroom. Really needed a lot of TLC. No room safe or tea and coffee facilities. Breakfast was uninspiring with exactly the same items each day for 6 days. Staff helpful but did not get the usual smiles we were accustomed to, except at breakfast. Would not stay there again. Convenient location for exploring the old city and thoroughly enjoyed Chiang Mai.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Midland-traveller
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Vietnam
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Hotel is located near local night market so easy to walk to find the local food and cheap. The hotel clean and cheap, staffs are helpful and overall is ok. sometime should to aware of holiday or weekend available if need to extend saty becaz it always full during weekend.

Room Tip: Near night food market open until midnight
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vietnammassage
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Additional Information about Buaraya Hotel Chingmai

Property: Buaraya Hotel Chingmai
Address: 234/18 Maneenopparat Rd, Muang, Old City | Tambon Sripoom Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #267 of 374 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Buaraya Hotel Chingmai 2.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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