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Viangbua Mansion
Ranked #93 of 393 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Reviewed December 14, 2012

The staff are wonderful; rooms good value for money; location a bit out of town, but Chiang Mai is so small it really doesn't matter. The Spirit House Opposite is worth a visit. I would definitely recommend a stay at Viangbua.
There is no swimming pool at viangbua. we joined in some traditional Loi Kathrong festival activities with the staff; I am travelling with my teenage son; others travelling with children. Viangbua is designed for professional travellers seeking short term serviced apartments. there is a gym but no child focussed activities. perfectly pleasant for a family stay though.
good wi.fi and cable TV.
I didn't take any photos, but it is as in the hotel photos.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

We must simply state that our experience was very good.

We would make one small suggestion for improvement - a better equipped kitchen would have been appreciated. As we were lodged at the Viangbua Mansion for the somewhat extended stay of two weeks, we found ourselves wanting to prepare some of our own meals so needed to purchase some items to make that possible such as a pot, spatula, chef's knife, and cutting board. While a skillet, cutlery, dishes and cups were already provided.

All staff members with whom we interacted were very friendly and helpful ... from the security guard, to receptionists, waiters, and housekeeping staff. We had an unfortunate incident with some plumbing and were surprised by the speed of repairs. We also, embarrassingly enough, locked ourselves out of our room's safe but the manager was able to assist us promptly and effectively.

Although this hotel is not located in the more tourist-oriented areas of the Night Market or Moat Area, we were quite pleased with where we were situated - close to some bars, a modern grocery store, local merchandise and fresh food market, a major street, and all still within proximity to the North-end gate of the old, moat, city walls. Being among locales was precisely what we wanted to experience and we were not disappointed on that score.

Sound insulation: as concrete buildings will have it, sound seems to carry all too easily and on one or two occasions, we spent a sleepless night due to noise coming from the adjacent room (cough, cough). Also, local bars are quite active all nights of the week and we could hear karaoke singers and music quite late into the night.

Room Tip: Our room was on the 8th floor facing West and had a beautiful, unobstructed, view of Doi Suthep (mou...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights. Friendly staff, clean rooms, you got everything you expect for a very reasonable price!
One problem, the location is not in the heart of Chiang Mai. This means you have to walk a little before you find a Tuk Tuk or Taxi who can bring you to the city center.

Breakfast basic but tasty (sandwiches, omelets, waffle or thai food)

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

We are a couple from germany and stayed here for two nights. The hotel is clean, has !very! friendly staff, the rooms are big with tv, air condition, fridge and wifi.
The breakfast is a la carte and good. The restaurant food is standard food , but not expensive 40-60 baht / meal. They have a neat nice cafe with absolutly fair prices where u can use a computer for free and print out and scan stuff for some baht if needed.
There are other restaurants located next to the hotel as well as laundrys , cafes and an interesting thai market where u can buy everything.
A "group" taxi to the old town costs around 20-40 baht per person.

We would stay there again anytime

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

I stayed here with my wife and 3 kids for 4 nights in April 2012. It is quite a nice hotel, lovely reception and nice coffee shop and restaurant down stairs. The rooms were really nice for the price. The food at the restaurant was nicer than I would have guessed (although the breakfast just average). My only issue here was the location. Although within walking distance to some pretty cool places and markets, the road out the front of the hotel is very busy and not good for walking along (especially with kids). I probably wouldn't stay there again only for that reason, otherwise quite a good hotel and excellent value. The staff were very helpful also.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Not very close to the action but a better deal than you're going to get in the centre of the city. And still walking distance. Only time we ever used taxis was to get back late at night. Rooms were big and clean with all the amenities (fridge, tv, etc). Despite its location north of the old city, there are a number of nice restaurants and bars located directly adjacent to Viangbua Mansion including the Spirit House, one of the best restaurants we ate at during our trip.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Stayed at Viangbua for two months - April to May 2012. Excellent serviced apartment and house staff were very willing to supply a fan and a mattress topper at no charge. Desk staff very friendly and helpful, even translating a Customs document from Thai to English gratis. Nice restaurant and coffee shop on site. Would recommend for a long or short stay.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Address: 3/1 Viangbua Road | Chang Puek, Muang, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Chiang Mai
#42 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
Price Range: $0 - $1 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Viangbua Mansion 3*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Viangbua Mansion Serviced Apartment - Chiang Mai, Thailand. Long-stay Serviced Apartment. ... more   less 
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