The Pimann Inn host mostly Thai's - not westerners - so your visit will feel a bit more authentic. Chiang Rai is way-more relaxed than Chiang Mai, and is very much a "Thai" place for the time being.
I'd like to repay the kindness I felt from the staff during my 2 month stay (Thanks Mr. Suwit!) - thus the 5 stars. It's very safe and secure, but not for everyone though.
The Pimann Inn is a good 20 minute walk from downtown, and over numerous curbs and such, so this might not be ideal for you. Also, you'll be sleeping on Thai beds which are a bit hard. (It's what I found everywhere, though.) However, if you want to hang out with the locals more, get a free Thai breakfast and enjoy nice walks along the old airport runway, this is the place. There's golf within walking distance. A tuk-tuk into town will cost you about 60 bahts.
There's a fitness center, a nice salt water pool, breakfast and wifi - all included.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking