When we were looking for a place to stay in Chiang Mai, we didn't want a fancy glass and steel hotel, or one that was a part of an International chain. We found Villa Duang Champa through a recommendation in the Lonely Planet Thailand book and it felt like a great match.
After reading the other reviews on this page, I gotta say that if you're expecting a first class Western style hotel (with fancy towels, bath products, 5-headed shower, and an elevator to your floor), then this isn't the place for you. Those that complain about frayed towels or a room that's not clean enough to eat off of the floor are missing the point!
But if you're looking for wonderful Thai hospitality, staff that's happy to go out of their way to make your stay comfortable, and the most amazing location for the Sunday Walking Market, then check out this place. We had only booked the Grand Deluxe Room (the one on the top floor with a private balcony overlooking the street below) for 4 nights, but after 1 night there, we extended our stay there to 5 nights. It immediately felt like our home in Thailand, and made a great central location from which to explore.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking