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Akha River House
Akha River House
Akha River House
Akha River House
Akha River House
Akha River House
Akha River House

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6

Good

193 reviews

193 reviews

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6.3

Good

Location rating score

Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Hill Tribe Museum 820 m
Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) 840 m
Clock Tower Chiang Rai 1.1 km
Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple) 1.1 km
Chiang Rai Night Bazaar 1.2 km
Wat Huay Pla Kang 4.7 km
Baan Dam Museum 8.8 km
Singha Park Chiang Rai 11.8 km
Elephant Valley Thailand 12.6 km
Wat Rong Khun 12.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Princess Mother 90th Anniversary 270 m
Tourism Authority of Thailand office 460 m
Chian Swimming Pool 510 m
Ko Loi Park 520 m
Klang Wieng Temple 550 m
Wat Phra Singh 620 m
Wat Pra Sing 630 m
Pra Signh Temple 630 m
Wat Klang Wiang 650 m
The Legend Chiang Rai 690 m

Akha River House

423/25 Moo 21, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, City Center, Chiang Rai, Thailand, 57000 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the City Center part of Chiang Rai, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Wat Rong Khun. Massage and restaurant are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

810 meters to Hill Tribe Museum

Front desk [24-hour]

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Daily cleaning

Bar

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Restaurants

Coffee shop

Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Chiang Rai every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.4
Location rating6.3
Nearest airportChiang Rai International Airport - Mae Fah Luang (CEI) - Thailand
Distance to airport6.3 km

Rooms available at Akha River House

Superior Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Fan
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Economy Fan Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Standard Air Condintioning
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Economy Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Standard Room with AC (2 Single Bed / 1 Double Bed)
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    Economic
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        Frequently asked questions

        How much does it cost to stay at Akha River House?

        Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

        What time is check-in and check-out at Akha River House?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Akha River House?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Akha River House has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chiang Rai with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

        What is the smoking policy at Akha River House?

        Akha River House does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

        What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Akha River House?

        The closest train, metro, or bus station to Akha River House is Old Bus Station, 1.2 km away.

        What restaurants are nearby Akha River House?

        Restaurants including Melt in Your Mouth Chiang Rai, Cham Cha and Bella Pizza are popular in Akha River House’s neighborhood which is known as City Center.

        What popular shopping places are close to Akha River House?

        Shopping options in Akha River House’s City Center neighborhood include Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, CentralPlaza Chiangrai and Sankhong Happy Street.

        What are popular attractions near Akha River House?

        Guests at Akha River House can easily visit Clock Tower Chiang Rai, Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and Hill Tribe Museum located in the City Center area.

        What popular beaches are close to Akha River House?

        Guests at Akha River House can easily visit Chiang Rai Beach in the City Center area.

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        What people love about Akha River House

        • 8.8

          Excellent

          "There's a pool table free for you to play."

          Jong

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          May 11, 2019

        • 8.8

          Excellent
          Staff 

          "The staffs are nice and friendly."

          Jong

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          May 11, 2019

        • 8

          Very good
          Staff 

          "Nice and helpful staff!"

          Afsar

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          March 26, 2019

        Overall rating:

        6

        Good
        193 reviews
        Cleanliness
        5.5
        Facilities
        5.2
        Location
        6.3
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        More about Akha River House

        More about Akha River House

        Akha River House

        Never miss a single attraction in Chiang Rai when staying at Akha River House. Getting around in Chiang Rai is easy when staying at this resort, strategically placed right in the heart of the city.
        All offerings provided by Akha River House help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Keep up with all your communications easily with the resort's free Wi-Fi. Car hire services provided by the resort make exploring Chiang Rai even more convenient. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the resort.
        Front desk services including concierge service and luggage storage can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the resort's ticket service and tours. Get cozy and warm in the lobby with the resort's charming on-site fireplace. Packing light is possible at Akha River House thanks to the resort's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
        Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by resort.
        All rooms at Akha River House are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the resort are equipped with air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV. In some select rooms, you can find bottled water at your disposal.
        Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the resort you'll find toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


        Dining and things to do

        Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the resort. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the resort, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the resort's bar.
        Akha River House lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage, located right at the resort. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the resort's hiking trails.


        Around the property

        Experience all the sights and local attractions of Chiang Rai with Akha River House as your base. An afternoon of browsing the works at Baan Dam Museum located 8.8 km away can familiarize you with the local art scene. Don't forget to stop by Clock Tower Chiang Rai located 1.0 km away, where everyone who visits Chiang Rai wants to have their photo taken. Never forget your time in Chiang Rai with a special gift or trinket from Chiang Rai Night Bazaar just 1.2 km away.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Review score
        Facilities

        5.2

        Most talked about facilities

        Breakfast

        6 mentions

        Food & Dining

        4 mentions

        Swimming Pool

        2 mentions

        Housekeeping

        2 mentions

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Thai

        Accessibility

        • Wheelchair accessible

        Internet access

        • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Garden
        • Hiking
        • Massage
        • Ticket services
        • Tours

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Bar
        • Coffee shop
        • Kitchen
        • Restaurants
        • Room service

        Services and conveniences

        • Concierge
        • Daily cleaning
        • Dry cleaning
        • Elevator
        • Fireplace
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Smoking area

        Access

        • Check-in/out [private]
        • Fire extinguisher
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Pets allowed

        Getting around

        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [nearby]
        • Car park [on-site]
        • Rental car
        Food and dining
        Breakfast options
        • Asian
        Location
        423/25 Moo 21, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, City Center, Chiang Rai, Thailand, 57000
        Good
        Location

        6.3

        Airports

        • Chiang Rai International Airport - Mae Fah Luang (CEI) - Thailand
          6.3 km 18 min drive
        • Tachileik Airport (THL) - Myanmar
          63.7 km

        Public transportation

        • Old Bus Station
          1.3 km
        • Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
          1.3 km

        Hospital or clinic

        • Overbrook Hospital
          690 m

        Shopping

        • Chiang Rai Night Bazaar
          1.2 km

        Convenience store

        • 7 Eleven
          830 m

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM
          570 m
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • Hill Tribe Museum
          820 m
        • Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)
          840 m
        • Clock Tower Chiang Rai
          1.1 km
        • Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple)
          1.1 km
        • Chiang Rai Night Bazaar
          1.2 km
        • Wat Huay Pla Kang
          4.7 km
        • Baan Dam Museum
          8.8 km
        • Singha Park Chiang Rai
          11.8 km
        • Elephant Valley Thailand
          12.6 km
        • Wat Rong Khun
          12.6 km

        Nearby landmarks

        • Princess Mother 90th Anniversary
          270 m
        • Tourism Authority of Thailand office
          460 m
        • Chian Swimming Pool
          510 m
        • Ko Loi Park
          520 m
        • Klang Wieng Temple
          550 m
        • Wat Phra Singh
          620 m
        • Wat Pra Sing
          630 m
        • Pra Signh Temple
          630 m
        • Wat Klang Wiang
          650 m
        • The Legend Chiang Rai
          690 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

        All children are welcome.

        Infant 0-1 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
        Children 2-10 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-out until12:00

        Reviews of Akha River House from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        Cleanliness5.5
        Facilities5.2
        Location6.3
        Room comfort and quality6.4
        Service6.4
        Value for money6.4
        High score for Chiang Rai
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (9)
        8-9 Excellent (11)
        7-8 Very Good (24)
        6-7 Good (10)
        <6 Below Expectation (69)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (21)
        Jun - Aug (18)
        Sep - Nov (19)
        Dec - Feb (65)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Ronald from United States
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

        Lovely Highland Trip Furnished”

        Beautiful setting; right on rivers edge

        Loved everything. Staff very helpful. Hotel is owned and managed by the Akha hilltribe; and tried to use natural materials to build and furnish the room; let us use the bikes to explore town. Helped to arrange a travel tour; and transportation. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

        Reviewed December 28, 2012

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        9.7
        Exceptional
        Petr from Czech Republic
        Solo traveler
        Superior Air Conditioning
        Stayed 5 nights in March 2014

        Very pleasent and low cost place to stay. ”

        Terrace. Restaurant outdoor near the water. Very pleasent stuff personel.

        A pleasent stay for nearly 2 weeks. With easy access to the Chiang Rai city. Possibility to eat directly in the hotel.

        Reviewed April 07, 2014

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        7.7
        Very good
        Graeme from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Superior Air Conditioning
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

        Great Character close to the city”

        relaxed river-side garden setting close to the city

        this new akha hilltribe style hotel was conveniently located but in an almost rural setting by the river. friendly and attentive staff were always helpful. room was comfortable and clean. only disappointment, the food wasn't the best i have experienced..... i will definitely come back, but eat out.....

        Reviewed June 06, 2012

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        7.2
        Very good
        Emily from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Standard Air Condintioning
        Stayed 1 night in August 2016

        sweet staff and a peaceful setting”

        This place was very quiet and peaceful. My room was beautiful and had a lovely balcony which you could sit out on. I asked for one a bit further away from reception, which is also further away from the big main road, so I didn't get that much traffic noise, and the view of the road was mostly blocked by trees, if I looked towards it. But my balcony view mainly was of a beautiful jungle-y scene. It felt very nice to sit out there in the evening with a book. I stayed in low season and it felt like I could have been the only guest! I'm not sure if it was for this reason that the place didn't serve food? Which is really a massive drawback considering that it is really far out of the centre. You can walk in in maybe 30 minutes, and there was a little market maybe 15 or so minutes walk, where you can buy some nice local street food. The girl working on reception was really sweet and helpful. The main issue for me, apart from the distance being a bit far out of town (although it is really close to a great coffee house - akha coffee? maybe? amazing coffee there! and a lovely owner), was that the room was damp. I think this is maybe an issue with the climate and rainy season here, so maybe it is the same everywhere? But it meant that the room smelled of damp a bit, and that wasn't great. One last positive is the guesthouse also organise free pickup to go to their mountain village (hill tribe) place where you can stay, and it's super peaceful and beautiful there. Very basic, though - be warned!

        Reviewed September 23, 2016

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Gothar from Thailand
        Solo traveler
        Economy Fan Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

        Stylish ”

        The rooms are big and very clean, great river view, there's a free pool table and it's just 10 min walking to the city center

        Reviewed January 31, 2018

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Herman from Belgium
        Couple
        Superior Air Conditioning
        Stayed 4 nights in June 2011

        Lovely place with friendly staff”

        nice rooms and very quiet place

        Lovely staff serves you on your wishes - if you do not want the standard breakfast - toast and eggs - just ask and you will be served - otherwise every day eggs and toast ..... Location is good, not to far from center. we stayed even some days longer - at more intresting prices Agodo could offer .... For sitting outside be aware of the mosquitos. We discovered from there the all area with a rented motorbike.

        Reviewed June 14, 2011

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        7.0
        Very good
        Hiu from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Solo traveler
        Economy Fan Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in February 2015

        Nice Staff, Comfortable Room”

        Nice Staff, Comfortable Room, Near the river

        Staffs are quite nice. Their location is far from city centre. But if you book this hotel, I guess you won't care about this, as it is in my expectation: quiet and just next to the river. The room is clean and comfortable for solo traveler. It will be better if they offer hot shower also. The overall impression is positive though it is a bit expensive compared to other guesthouse near centre.

        Reviewed February 14, 2015

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Jocelyne from United States
        Group
        Superior Air Conditioning
        Stayed 1 night in February 2013

        Okay place near the river”

        Nice manager

        It's a little outside the main hot spot of the city, but if you like walking it's fine because it's only like a 20 minute walk and theyre by the river.

        Reviewed March 04, 2013

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Sarah from France
        Family with young children
        Standard Fan
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

        Excellent”

        Pros Wildlife on the river Walking distance to centre Beautiful spot Cons On a main road Loads of mosquitoes

        Reviewed December 29, 2019

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Afsar from Bangladesh
        Couple
        Standard Fan
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

        A serene stay!”

        Surrounded by nature but not very far from centre. A nice evening to spend beside the river under bridge! Sound of traffic on road was bearable! Nice and helpful staff!

        Reviewed March 26, 2019

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        3.7
        Graeme from New Zealand
        Couple
        Superior Air Conditioning
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2013

        Chiang Rai.....Great!!! Akha Riverhouse....NOT!!!”

        Previous visits...... this time a big disappointment!!!

        I had stayed Akha Riverhouse on two previous occasions, and happily booked here again. On arrival, we discovered the reception and restaurant area was being re-roofed [OK....I understand that thatch does not last forever, and this would be an interesting practical demonstration of this craft, as indeed it was.] The problem was, what appeared to be a working bee from the Hill-tribe Village had taken over the entire entrance and carpark, littering the place with discarded old roof, and the bamboo poles and thatch panels of the new. Our access to reception, carpark and our room was entirely blocked; no provision had been made for the on-going operation of the hotel. We could not find a receptionist for 5 minutes, and we had to carry our own bags over construction materials. Once in our room we were greeted with a stale damp odour as if the room had not been ventilated for some time. We also discovered an ashtray on the beside table full of cigarette buts. [I put the ashtray on the table outside our room where it remained unattended-to for the duration of our 3-day stay] Cleanliness of the room and especially the bathroom was very poor compared with my previous visits; bathroom linen was very worn and poorly maintained.....well passed the use-by date. There is no servicing of the rooms at Akha Riverhouse. Actually we saw little evidence of management or operational staff anywhere [perhaps they were all building the roof] Breakfast, offered outside because the restaurant had no roof, was served on tables that had not been wiped down from the night before. Mistakenly optimistic and somewhat magnanimous, we did try the Riverside Restaurant for dinner....I love Thai food....but not at Akha Riverhouse!!!

        Reviewed June 16, 2013

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        4.7
        Elizabeth from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Stayed 5 nights in November 2013

        shame about the noise”

        staff courtesy, room size, view

        we were unable to stay at Akha River for the intended 5 nights, as it was too noisy. The noise came from a nearby bar and from a main road. Unfortunately we had paid up front, and we are still waiting for a refund for the other four nights.

        Reviewed November 30, 2013

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        4.0
        Sabrina from Denmark
        Group
        Superior Air Conditioning
        Stayed 1 night in December 2012

        Little value for money”

        Location

        We booked a room for 3 people, but there was only one double bed in the room. One person had to sleep on a mattress on the floor. This was not exactly what we expected as we payed a lot extra for the room to get one with '3 beds'. The whole room had a rotten smell (probably coming from the bathroom). The room was very small with no room for luggage etc. The breakfast included was only one item on the menu (40B). If you wanted a proper meal, you had to pay extra (about 100B extra). We moved to another hotel that was way cheaper and many times better - cleaner, bigger rooms and with full breakfast included. Chiang Rai offers a lot of options accommodation wise, you get a lot more value for money at other places.

        Reviewed January 03, 2013

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        6.0
        Patrick from France
        Couple
        Superior Air Conditioning
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

        Quiet hotel - 10min walk from the city center”

        Quiet, confortable, good location

        Quiet hotel located 10 min walk from the city center (market and main temples). It is however advised to rent a motorbike to easily visit the city and surroundings

        Reviewed May 12, 2014

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        2.8
        Jose from Portugal
        Solo traveler
        Standard Fan
        Stayed 1 night in February 2019

        Basic but beautiful ”

        No frills no thrills, spacious room with large bamboo bed, bamboo furniture but basic accommodation. Reception not operating all the time, breakfaSt very minimum but ok, rural hotel portraiting Akha people village from the mountains, but far from city centre. Sufficient for 1 or 2 nights, interesting for the scenery of green around. A large Hut in the outskirts of Chiang Rai

        Reviewed February 12, 2019

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        4.7
        kevin from United States
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2011

        Nice basic accommodations near town center”

        Nce green view

        Nice basic accommodations a couple blocks from town. As said the rooms are basic and are on a small tributary of the main river nice view but not wonderful. The rooms were not made up the second day. And they had no information about our reservation until I showed them Agoda booking sheet... Don't pay extra for the VIP room - all you get is an extra window that must be kept closed & curtained because there is a house right next door...

        Reviewed October 26, 2011

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        5.0
        Linzee from United States
        Solo traveler
        Economy Fan Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in December 2015

        Needed a room”

        Price, location, pool table

        Needed a room after I missed the last bus home and on a busy weekend all the cheap places were taken, but because this room is about 1.5km north of the city center they had availabilities. It was a shared bathroom option, two bathrooms, one had no light, and the other had vomit in the sink... i was sick at the time so that all just made my situation even more fun. The bed hurt my back, but because there were two beds in my room I was worm after taking the second beds blankets.

        Reviewed January 09, 2016

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Jong from Malaysia
        Group
        Economy Fan Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in April 2019

        Big and spacious place to park my rental car”

        I stayed here for the convenience of parking my rental car. It is very near to the blue temple. The staffs are nice and friendly. There's a pool table free for you to play. Breakfast is simple. Shared bathroom is just.... hmmm.... Interesting big gecko at night.

        Reviewed May 11, 2019

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        2.8
        David from Canada
        Solo traveler
        Economy Fan Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in October 2018

        A place to rest your head”

        I booked one night here knowing ahead of time about the poor reviews of this place. I didn't believe it could be as bad as people were saying, but it was. There were piles of garbage everywhere on the property, the washrooms stunk like garbage, the walls in the room were paper thin (I could here the next room over playing YouTube videos on her phone). I at least had the expectation that it would be in quiet natural environment by the river. This was also not true. The property is next to a busy highway in Chiang Rai. It was not secluded at all. At least there was breakfast to look forward to. After all, the advertisement on Agoda says "Breakfast included". Nope. The next morning I went to the reception to inquire about breakfast and they said no we only have coffee and tea. This place has potential but is run down and the owners don't seem to care to turn it into anything that people want to stay in.

        Reviewed October 04, 2018

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        6.0
        Sebastian from Chile
        Couple
        Economy Fan Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 4 nights in May 2018

        Reviews did not lie”

        As previus reviews said, shared bathroom was just disgusting. I had to grab the water pistol and wash away spiderwebs along with massive spiders on them. They only cleaned them after part of my group asked for it, but no cleaning was done for the first 3 days. Room was ok, so was location, a 10 or 15 min walk to the main street. Staff was nice, they tried to make their best.

        Reviewed May 08, 2018

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