No way can I recommend Vianbua Mansion, nor would I stay at the place again. It is located in a dirt road side street off a main road well away from any central location. The road immediately outside the Viagbua Mansion has no sidewalk/pavement: hence dangerous to walk along as there are always fast moving vehicles especially motor bikes driving at speed up and down the road.
The Viagbua Mansion web site does not accurately reflect the truth about the place. I stayed in a so called deluxe room on the side of the building with what was meant to be a living room, kitchen area and bedroom.
But the living room is just a widened corridor leading to a kitchen top with a sink and some kitchen appliances plus a fridge. The room has one small window which provides insufficient lighting for the room.
Quite frankly I am sure there are prison cells that have bigger windows then there are at Viagbua!
The bedroom is worse as there is no window and thus no natural light coming into the room. And the bathroom is en suite leading with a door the other side and a tiny balcony.
To be able to see in the bedroom its necessary to turn on the lights at all times.
It seems to me whoever designed Viagbua Mansion was not a westerner but an Asian who erroneously thinks they know what western travellers want: hence the odd layout and shape of the rooms in the place and the lack of natural daylight.
The furniture and furnishings in Viagbua Mansion are old and tatty and the web site fails to convey that.
Viagbua Mansion claims to be a service apartment yet the small restaurant closes down every day at 3pm and thereafter if at all there is no room service.
The breakfast on offer if included in the price is a fried egg with processed meats like a hot dog juice, fruit, toast and tea or coffee.
The room cleaning was adequate though I did find a mumified insect on the bedroom carpet. The laundry service is slow.
There is an exercise room the the premises which I never saw being used.
The place uses a key card system for the room and the lift though many people were having problems with it when i was there as as insert in slot system is used when a touch screen would be better.
The staff at the hotel gave me the impression they want to do as little as possible and do not wish the engage with guests . Often in the evenings the reception desk is not manned though in a side room one can see staff resting or playing computer games.
All in all I found the Viagbua a dowdy dreary unprofessional place, where I will never stay ever again.
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- Viangbua Mansion Serviced Apartment - Chiang Mai, Thailand. Long-stay Serviced Apartment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viangbua Mansion Chiang Mai