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Reviewed August 10, 2012

We stayed here with 6 other friends who all had the same opinion as us.

The hotel is in a great location. Just behind the Night Bazzar and main street.

Maybe in the 1980's the hotel was happening but now its very old. For $12USD a night maybe we shouldnt complain.

The rooms are quite old but were very clean.

We had dinner one night on the roof, however the staff seemed more interested in what was on the giant screen then looking after all of us.

The breakfast was ok. Had an egg station which was great.

The pool was ok, a bit run down but it served its purpose.

The biggest issue we had was when we asked what an airport taxi would cost back to the airport. Every person at the desk who wanted to book it for us continually gave us different amounts. In some cases 3-4 times what the other staff member said. It was all very suss.....

We eventually just booked it online and they turned up for half the price of the cheapest person behind reception had said.

For 12USD a night i'd probably stay there again.

Date of stay: September 2011
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Christopher B
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siwach n, Manager at Pornping Tower Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2012

Dear Sir,
Thank you for staying with us recently. Your comments have been conveyed to management.
We are please to learn that your comment shown "Old and clean hotel". Thank you for comment regarding to service that will be brought up to Staff Training Course to improve their skill and their behavior to meet guest satisfaction. We are please to announed that hotel has been processing to improve hotel facilities. Once again thank you for staying with us and looking forward to welcoming you in your next visit in Chiang Mai.
Warm Regards,
Siwach Nitiwaraporn
Executive Assistant Manager

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Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

Overall this place is pretty average. It's not too dirty, the rooms are sufficiently air conditioned, it gets the job done. The breakfast is outragously expensive though.

Date of stay: July 2012
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siwach n, Manager at Pornping Tower Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2012

Dear Sir,
On behalf of the management and associates I would like to thank you for staying wiht us recently and thank you for your valuable comment. For your comment regarding the Aircondition, it was brought up to our meeting for the improvement purpose.
We look forward to welcoming you back to stay at Porn Ping Tower Hotel, Chiang Mai again in the nearest future.
Warm Regards
Siwach Nitiwaraporn
Executive Assistant Manager

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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Previously 4-5 star hotel which has not got a refurbishment for a few years, but despite the 'older' look, very good price quality. Very clean, nice beds and friendly staff. Location is excellent, just few minutes from the night bazaar. Little bit further from the old city centre but not a problem for day tours or whatsoever.

Date of stay: June 2012
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siwach n, Manager at Pornping Tower Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

Dear MichaelvdMeer,

Thank you for your stay at our hotel and taking the time to post here on Trip Advisor!
It was pleasured to read that you were happy with the location which next to Nigt Bazaar, pool and friendly staff.Clean hotel and well-trained staff are our policy to meet guest satisfaction.
We are glad to announce that some changes with hardware and hotel facilities have been improved and ready to serve our valued customer
Looking forward to welcome you again in your next visit

Warm Regards

Siwach Nitiwaraporn - Executive Assistant Manager
Porn Ping Tower Hotel

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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Having stayed at the PornPing a few times as part of an annual group event and having read some of the other reviews, I have to say that the price/value is not that bad. Yes - the hotel is very, very dated and the towels are quite thin but it is in the heart of the Night Market, the staff are really nice and accommodating and they do not sell themselves at a very high rate. And the hot water pressure and amount is incredible. I did a mahout as a day experience in the jungle with the elephants and after a rainshower in the jungle and bathing with the elephants, an EXTREMELY long and hot shower awaited me at the PornPing. Now they have free wifi in the room!

Room tip: Request a room on a lower floor to insure strong wifi connection and strong water pressure.
Date of stay: April 2012
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siwach n, Manager at Pornping Tower Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

Dear CricketgirlDubai,

Thank you for your stay at our hotel and taking the time to post here on Trip Advisor!
It was pleasured to read that you were happy with the location which next to Nigt Bazaar, pool and friendly staff.Clean hotel and well-trained staff are our policy to meet guest satisfaction.
We are glad to announce that some changes with hardware and hotel facilities have been improved and ready to serve our valued customer and also Free Wi Fi available throughout hotel.
Looking forward to welcome you again in your next visit

Warm Regards

Siwach Nitiwaraporn - Executive Assistant Manager
Porn Ping Tower Hotel

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Reviewed March 9, 2012

I would like to recommend that you all avoid this hotel at all costs. This is a bit of a speil, as you need to know why you shouldn't go there!

I booked this hotel through a reliable booking website that I have used many times, however when I arrived in Chiang Mai the hotel had no record of my booking. The guy behind the desk said "we loose bookings all the time".

They then gave us a room that was a twin instead of a double (saying that the doubles were all booked for the complete stay). Not only was it not what we booked, it was a down-grade for their stuff up. The room was nothing like the photos displayed on or their website, as the photos are at least 20 years old.

The room was dirty, musty, dark, tiny and horrible. The toilet system was completely on the edge of collapse. The linen was dirty, and the best bit... the towel provided for showering, was not much bigger than a hand towel.

After we saw the rooms, we found another hotel, then approached the staff and told them we weren't staying or paying for the room (which we had been in for less than an hour) as it wasn't what we'd booked or agreed to. After a hefty arguement that they were going to charge us 2 nights cancellation fee, we left, and contacted the booking company, who assured us our money was safe, and happily refunded our booking fee, and are now carrying out an investigation on the hotel.

We found a much nicer place, just around the corner, for less than the PornPing price (which by the way, they were charging more through any booking websites than walk in price... booking sites are supposed to be discounted, not inflated).

Horrible way to taint a great holiday.

Room tip: Dont book a room at all!
Date of stay: January 2012
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siwach n, Manager at Pornping Tower Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

Dear MandiM,

Thank you for your taking the time to post here on Trip Advisor!
I am sorry to read that you were unhappy at all. Your valued comments have been conveyed to all department concerns. Front and Reservation department took their training class to handle and resvation control and how to solve the problem. Our Executive Housekeeper went to her department,deeply spot check and make sure every room ready to guest to stay.
We are now moving forward to improve all hardware and software to meet guest satisfaction.
Looking forward to welcome you again in your next visit

Warm Regards

Siwach Nitiwaraporn - Executive Assistant Manager
Porn Ping Tower Hotel

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