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“Great Atmosphere, Great Service, Great Price!”
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Galare Guest House
Ranked #63 of 381 Hotels in Chiang Mai
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“Great Atmosphere, Great Service, Great Price!”
Reviewed December 13, 2004

I've just returned from a wonderful first-time trip to Thailand. I was in Chiang Mai for a week and found the Galare Guest House to be an ideal base for me. The front desk staff was always friendly and eager to help (laundry, mending-incredible prices), the restaurant was relaxing (nice "river watching") and delicious, and the on-site travel assistants (Mr. Paitoon, his wife, and others) were knowledgeable and professional with any arrangements they helped me with. Mr. Paitoon, especially, helped to create a custom trip for my travel to Mae Hong Son as I didn't want the "tourist bus" programs that are available in most of the hard sell travel agencies in town. The rooms are clean and simply adorned with Asian/Thai decor and hot water was always available (I learned this was not so in a very popular nearby guesthouse). The location of the Galare provided easy access to the night bazaar markets, the lovely flower market, and neighbood strolls. I will stay at the Galare during my next visit to Chiang Mai.

  • Stayed November 2004
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Reviewed December 5, 2004

Galare guest house represents the Thailand of 20,30 years ago. Old fashioned hospitality, less than 40 rooms, low buildings, inexpensive and quiet. I love the ambiance and the location. it is like a little world unto itself surrounded by trees and alongside the river. Your morning breakfast is taken in the restaurant alonside the river. It is a 5 minute walk down small streets to the exciting Night Bazaar and there is a tailor across the street from the alley that has made me two pairs of silk PJ's for 10 dollars. I have stayed there three times 1996,2000 and 2003 and never been disappointed. We would leave our packs while trekking elsewhere in Northern Thailand and never had a problem. However, if you are a luxury man or woman who loves all the typical modern amenities to be found in a modern hotel, this is not the place for you. They have very clean rooms with private showers and hot and cold water but this is definitely what some people would condider downmarket. Personally, I love it.

  • Stayed December 2004
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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:
#10 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:3 star — Galare Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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