Having seen their banner for 900 Bhats/night, I actually switched hotel from Pornping to Imm Hotel after staying at Pornping for the first two nights and spent three nights at Imm Hotel. Pornping was 1500 Bhat/night a room on the high floor with view.
The first night at Imm was uneventful and I liked the convenience of free wifi at the hotel which Pornping charges for a fee. Also Imm hotel is much newer than Pornping.
However, I agree with the noise factor, the hollow interior courtyard echoes every bit of door slamming. The breakfast was getting a little plain by the 3rd morning. But since food is so inexpensive in Chiang Mai, I wouldn't have any problem eating elsewhere if I had a longer stay. Pornping had better breakfast. Luckily, while we were there, there wasn't much of a crowd issue.
The hotel seems clean but we also had the sewage smell from the bathroom which is unpleasant.
Location wise, it is within close walking distance to Sunday market which I liked, but Pornping is closer to the night market and the restaurants by the river, so depends on where you frequent more, each has its own advantage.
The staff at Imm Hotel was much more helpful than at Pornping, and speak more or better English. Pornping seems to cater to group tours.
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