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Seven Suns
Ranked #98 of 807 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

We found the Seven Suns by accident and what a find!
The Seven Suns is owned and operated by Lester and Sanh Smith, an American and his Laos wife. Both were wonderful, and the staff were delightful - nothing was too much trouble.
The rooms were great - large, clean, and with state of the art plumbing in the bathroom - obviously a lot of attention to detail in the recent refurbishment.
The location, within the Old City walls is ideal for mooching around, and again Lester & Sanh came into their own with great hints and tips of where to go and what to see.
They have an obvious love for what they do - so do yourself a favour and go there if you are in Chiang Mai. You will not be dissapointed.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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1  Thank Graham M
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

I had the pleasure of spending a week at the Seven Suns Hotel in Chiang Mai. I stayed in one of the large rooms and it was HUGE! This hotel has been recently renovated by the owners and they have done a superb job. The bathroom is the best I have seen in Thailand. The bathroom would be at least twice the room of any other hotel I have been in. The rooms have all the mod cons and are very clean. The staff are very friendly and do an excellent job. The owners are there every day and were very helpful with any question I had and were only too willing to help with getting a tuk tuk or a taxi or booking a tour. Transportation in Chiang Mai is very cheap, so being in the Old City is no problem when it costs you only 20 baht to get to the night bazaar. This hotel is in a quiet part of Chiang Mai, so there is no problems with outside noise.

Staying at this hotel was like staying with family and is easily the best hotel I have stayed in whilst travelling in Thailand. next time I travel to Chiang Mai I will definitely stay at the Seven Suns.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Doug W
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

The owner and his wife recently renovated this guest house. Amazing modern features and a inexpensive rate. I'd go again in a heartbeat!! The owner, is American and his Thai wife are both very accommodating.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Great place to stay. Lester & Sun make you fell right at home as soon as you arrive. Rooms very clean and spacous, water, soda & beer in the fridge. They are happy to help in whatever you need - directions, recommendations for things to see, places to eat, laundry. Great food and welcoming staff. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank KathyMoon
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Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Tranquil, relaxed home from home.
Large, well furnished rooms, though the bed, like most in SE Asia, is firmer than I would like.
Be aware that older reviews are for pre renovation.
Highly recommended.
The prices have also gone up but worth it.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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1  Thank Jemhorne
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Seven Suns Residence in Chiang Mai’s Old City is what a bed and breakfast is supposed to be.

The rooms are big enough to actually live in … by my measurement over 40 square meters. In fact everything in the room is big. The bed is big, the windows are big, the bathroom is huge! Last Sunday I just chilled out in the room, reading the paper, sipping on French press coffee, watching the news of the world on the big flat screen TV.

The only reason I went downstairs is because I’m hooked on the Seven Suns breakfast menu. Whole wheat waffles piled high with fresh Thai fruit and topped with raw honey. My favorite was the all-natural muesli with fresh fruit, yogurt and honey. Every morning I’d see Sanh, the fairer half of the couple that owns Seven Suns, make a shopping list and send the chef to the market for fresh fruit and vegetables.

The patio garden was my favorite spot in the afternoon; sipping on a cold beer, working my way through the Thai food menu and being pampered by the staff. After a day of visiting temples and riding elephants, it’s just what the doctor ordered.

Seven Suns is owned and operated by Lester and Sanh Smith, an American and his Laos wife. It is pretty obvious that running a boutique quest house is their calling. I wanted for nothing ... directions, taxis, tours, laundry ... they took care of me as if I was a longtime returning customer.

My only complaint is that I was too lazy to see more of Chiang Mai. Like a dog who lays on the porch where he gets his belly rubbed, I found it hard to leave the premises. (Look at that ... I’m already making excused to go back).

Short stay, long stay, romantic weekend ... it doesn't matter; Seven Suns will make you feel like family. This is easily the best place I've stayed in Thailand.

Room Tip: The rooms in the back have a view of the temple complex and are less prone to traffic noise.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank Barton W
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at this lovely guesthouse in early December.
The rooms were much larger than expected. the furnishings were done quite tastefully to give an open, clean and uncluttered feeling. Bathroom was huge with double sink and hot water there, as well as the showers. Room was immaculately clean everyday.The coffee maker with coffee was a nice touch, especially for a very inexpensive guesthouse.
All in all, just a terrific little place in the middle of Old City.
I have already recommended this little gem to a number of my friends, and they all loved it.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Seven Suns

Address: 155 Ratchamanka Rd. | T Prasingh A Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #98 of 807 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price Range: $35 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Seven Suns 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seven Suns is a green oasis in the urban jungle. Close enough to get to everything, but you can leave it all behind and relax. Clean rooms with eclectic themes, great, friendly, helpful staff, excellent selection of Western and Thai foods served 0700-2300. All tour arrangements can be made on site. ... more   less 
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