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Review of Galare Guest House

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Galare Guest House
Ranked #63 of 380 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
St. Catharines, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Brilliant”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Awesome place, good location, great staff. Tom, the guy by the reception will sort you out with things to do and he'll make sure you don't get ripped off, even by the companies that pay him more to promote their stuff. Great pricing as well. God I wish I was back there right now

Room Tip: I'd say get a downstairs room but they're all good
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is a very professionally run mid-price guest house. Lovely garden and river view. We thought the curry served at the restaurant was excellent. Owner very pleasant and helpful.
Easy walk to Night Market and 10 minute walk to the old city.
3 nights stay. One night there was noise from a club across the river. Otherwise very quiet. We will stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boulder City, Nevada
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stayed at Galare in July-Aug (4 weeks). The English speaking staff was very helpful and friendly. The guest house is in a good location on the Ping river and close to the night bazaar and town square (gate). The restaurant had reasonably priced good food, the on-site person for tours was very helpful. There is a person located outside the guest house who does laundry for 30 thb/kilo, she will wash/dry/iron/fold your clothes. Room was clean with refrigerator, 2 English TV channels, good WIFI connection. Would stay again.

Room Tip: request top floor
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Spent a month traveling around S.E. Asia and four nights at Galare. This was the best place we stayed. As others have said: Super friendly and helpful staff. The tourist lady helped us with several bookings despite us not booking the tours she was offering. The food downstairs was prepared quickly, with fresh ingredients and was not fancy, but amongst the best tasting fare we ate anywhere. Nice to sit in their restaurant, right by the river, especially when the daily rain started. Food was also very cheap. Rooms were clean and quite nice. Great location too. Close to night market and iron bridge. Several laundry places right down the ally. Only possible complaint would be that you have to walk down a bit of a dark ally to get there which often had dogs in it. Didn't really feel unsafe though, and dogs were friendly. I would definitely not let this stop my from staying there again though. Fantastic find!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the guest house for 4 nights and was so sad to leave! The lady who organised all the tourist information and trips was the most helpful and friendliest person we could have hoped for and everyone there was so welcoming. The rooms were very good, and very clean! And the food in the restaurant was lovely. A convenient 3 minute walk to the night market and very near to central Chiang Mai, would definitely recommend this place to everyone.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for three days and had a great time. We were in a nice quiet part but still near enough to the night bazaar and old city to not feel too isolated.

Rooms were great, equiptnwith with fans and air con. Wifi was a bit unreliable but it wasn't that much of an incovenience.

Staff were super friendly and accommodating. Restaurant was great and nice and cheap, it's the first time we really stayed in a hostel for a few meals.

One thing I would say is if you are using Internet or doing laundry then wander over to the Islam street to do it as its MUCH cheaper. We didn't realise until it was too late that for laundry they charge by piece as opposed to weight which hikes up the cost by about 3 times what it would be!

Overall though we had such a good time here, could not recommend it highly enough

  • Stayed July 2013
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Queen City
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48 reviews
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Galare Guesthouse is beautifully set on the bank of the Ping River. The guesthouse is clean and simple. Great quiet setting away from the old city, 5 min tuktuk ride. Staff was very helpful arranging tours and giving great spa recommendations.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Galare Guest House

Property: Galare Guest House
Address: 7 Chareonprathet Rd. Soi #2, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Chiang Mai
#26 Family Hotel in Chiang Mai
#40 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Galare Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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