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Baan Malai Guesthouse
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Very Good Value”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Stayed with friends here for one night. Guest House is near new, well kept with clean bathroom and a good sized room. Hosts were very friendly and took the time to speak with us on a couple of occasions during our very short stay. Self service breakfast with really nice fresh coffee. Would have love to have seen fresh milk with it as a nice touch but no big deal.
Downside was, despite clear non smoking notices in rooms, our room was stale with cigarette smoking. Disappointing considering that it is not hard to step outside for a ciggy and not spoil the room for other guests and respect the requests of the owners.

Room Tip: Upper rear floor would be best.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Hervey Bay
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

The staff and owner of this amazing little place are so welcoming. Clean, quiet, spacious, beautifully appointed rooms, mountain views, could have stayed forever! Excellent coffee and basic breakfast, extremely attractive décor and gardens complete with pet rabbits and beautiful orchids. Easy walk to town and markets one of which has an excellent restaurant in the centre with staged entertainment in the evening. We really loved our stay here.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights in October. Newer guest house with large clean rooms, A/C, Hot Water and refrigerator. On a very quiet street in residential area close to restaurants and night market. I was here for the Saturday Night Walking Market and it is a must see if you are in town. Very crowded, but great food and bargains. The hotel staff is very friendly and set me up with a great walking tour my first day. Breakfast is toast, bananas, coffee or tea on a nice little patio overlooking a garden. If you want a bigger breakfast found several places close by that were very cheap and good. Great stay and you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: I had room on 3rd floor and you have to take the stairs which was not an issue for me, but if you ar...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

First the only drawback of this guesthouse: no kitchen, so no food to order and a very simple breakfast (toast, butter, jam, coffee, banana).

All the rest is just great. Best guesthouse so far! Very clean, spacious rooms. Good bathroom. Friendly staff. Cold drinks available (can of Leo Beer, 50 baht).

Very central location, and every taxidriver knows where it is.

Conclusion: very good!

We had a discount via agoda.com, 1200 reduced to 670 baht. Great deal! Low season ;).

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

This guesthouse has previously received plenty of positive critics, and note of those are exaggerated. We were staying here for a few days in August 2013 and enjoyed ourselves very much. As the guest house was not fully booked, we could even get double and in one case a triple room, resp. for 500 Baht per person and night; including complementary breakfast. I am not sure,though, whether this reduced rate (100 Baht less than the normal rate) was negotiated by our Thai friend who made the booking for us, or whether we could also have got it as foreign tourists. It is very good price for value even at the regular 600 Baht in any case. Curiously they even take credit cards.

Rooms were tidy, spacious, and quiet at night. WIFI is free and works perfectly all around the house. Plenty of restaurants, night bazaar, bus station in the vicinity but still far enough away so one will not be bothered by the noise. Parking is no problem in this quiet sidestreet, either. Itwasa bit difficult to reach by car from south of town, due to construction work on a main road in the centreof CR, but this will now probably have been sorted out.

The owner speaks good English and is very helpful, has even arranged to bring us to an excellent and inexpensive laundry service in the immediate neighborhood. We paid 150 Baht for 3 kgs of laundry and had our stuff back after 8 hours,..
I could now go on, repeating all the positive feedback that others have left, but Ithink this is not necessary. I will definitely stay here again next time!

Room Tip: We had roooms in the 1st floor facing the backyard. They were very quiet and provided with balconies...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Bangkok
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181 reviews
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Been there done it, but what a good surprise, 600 THB for a double bed, clean nice room with cable TV even Al Jazeera, the people were real sweet and welcoming to us. My lady felt warmly welcome, I appreciated the place.

It a guest house, but clean, beautiful big bed, nice flat screen TV.

The breakfast had a self serve coffee maker, toast and fresh milk quite a bit to offer when price is only 600.- THB for two.

If you don´t look for private butler and constant surveillance, attention and can move around by yourself, it is only a 5 minutes walk from Chiang Rai´s main street. I´ll be staying here next time I am in Chiang Rai.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Qiryat Yam, Hefa, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

5 minutes walk from the night market. Clean, good Ac, great shower, big flat TV. Fast WiFi. Comes with free breakfest (simple one, but great- fresh grounded coffee machine!). Really nice stuff, always smile! There is a small nice garden with two cute little bunnies.
Great value for money!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Baan Malai Guesthouse
Address: 32/2 Moo 18 Soi Sanpanard | Robviang, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chiang Rai Province > Chiang Rai
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Ranked #4 of 147 Specialty Lodging in Chiang Rai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Baan Malai Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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