7.2

Very good
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School

80 m

Thapae Couture Master Tailor

80 m

Wat Dokkham Temple

90 m

Tha Phae Gate

100 m

G.G Armani collection

110 m

Popular landmarks
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

760 m

Wat Chedi Luang

790 m

Wua Lai Walking Street

1.1 km

Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple)

1.3 km

Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum

1.5 km

Closest landmarks
Vec

40 m

Payon Dental Clinic

40 m

Moonmuang Pharmacy

140 m

Dang Bike Hire

150 m

7-elevel

160 m

Montrara Happy House Hotel
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Montrara Happy House Hotel

11/1 Chang Moi Kaow Road, Tha Phae, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50300 - See map

Strategically situated in Tha Phae, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Wat Chedi Luang. This 3-star property features massage to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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  • Located in heart of Chiang Mai

  • Air conditioning

  • Laundry service

  • Safety deposit boxes

  • Non-smoking

Value for money7.0
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportChiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Distance to airport3.9 km

Rooms available at Montrara Happy House Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.8

Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • City view
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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Single Room - Superior
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    Double single use
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      Thapae Happy Villa
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                Frequently asked questions

                What time is check-in and check-out at Montrara Happy House Hotel?

                Check-out is until 12:00 AM. You may request late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking out after the designated period may be charged an additional fee.

                What restaurants are nearby Montrara Happy House Hotel?

                Restaurants including May Kaidee Restaurant, Asian Roots Restaurant and Pulcinella da Stefano are popular in Montrara Happy House Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Tha Phae.

                What popular shopping places are close to Montrara Happy House Hotel?

                Shopping options in Montrara Happy House Hotel’s Tha Phae neighborhood include Thapae Couture Master Tailor, G.G Armani collection and New Valentino's International Tailor.

                What are popular attractions near Montrara Happy House Hotel?

                Montrara Happy House Hotel’s location in the Tha Phae neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Tha Phae Gate, Wat Mahawan and Tha Pae Gate.

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                Overall rating:

                7.2

                Very good
                392 reviews
                Cleanliness
                6.8
                Facilities
                6.5
                Location
                8.8
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                Montrara Happy House Hotel

                You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Montrara Happy House Hotel, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Chiang Mai.
                The superior services and facilities offered at Montrara Happy House Hotel will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. The hotel provides front desk services such as safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. The hotel's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations.
                Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Montrara Happy House Hotel.
                Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Montrara Happy House Hotel. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television, in-room video streaming and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, bottled water and mini bar are available in some select rooms.
                You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer provided in some guest bathrooms.


                Dining and things to do

                Never let a day go wasted when you're at Montrara Happy House Hotel with all the activities and facilities provided. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage.


                Around the property

                With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to all Chiang Mai has to offer. Your journey through Chiang Mai can be completed with a short shopping stop at Chiang Mai Night Bazaar located 760 m away. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum located 1.4 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists.


                Reasons to stay here

                Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 85% of accommodations in the city.
                Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 87% of the city's other options.
                This accommodation beats more than 88% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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                Amenities and facilities
                Good
                Facilities

                6.5

                Most talked about facilities

                Breakfast

                49 mentions

                Housekeeping

                29 mentions

                Internet

                17 mentions

                Food & Dining

                1 mention

                Languages spoken

                • Thai

                Internet access

                • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
                • Wi-Fi in public areas

                Things to do, ways to relax

                • Massage
                • Tours

                Services and conveniences

                • Elevator
                • Laundry service
                • Safety deposit boxes
                • Smoking area

                Access

                • Pets allowed

                Available in all rooms

                • Air conditioning
                • Free bottled water
                • In-room safe box
                • On-demand movies
                • Satellite/cable channels
                • Shower
                Location
                11/1 Chang Moi Kaow Road, Tha Phae, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50300
                Excellent
                Location

                8.8

                Airports

                • Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
                  3.9 km
                • Lampang Airport (LPT)
                  78.4 km

                Public transportation

                • Chiang Mai Railway Station
                  2.5 km
                • Saraphi
                  10.1 km

                Hospital or clinic

                • Vec
                  40 m

                Shopping

                • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
                  760 m

                Convenience store

                • Tesco Lotus Express
                  310 m

                Cash withdrawal

                • ATM
                  90 m
                What's nearby

                Popular landmarks

                • Tha Phae Gate
                  100 m
                • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
                  760 m
                • Wat Chedi Luang
                  790 m
                • Wua Lai Walking Street
                  1.1 km
                • Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple)
                  1.3 km
                • Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum
                  1.5 km
                • Chiang Mai Zoo
                  5.4 km
                • Wat Phra That Doi Kham
                  8.6 km
                • Chiang Mai Night Safari
                  9.7 km
                • Elephant Rescue Park
                  40.3 km

                Nearby landmarks

                • Vec
                  40 m
                • Payon Dental Clinic
                  40 m
                • Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School
                  80 m
                • Thapae Couture Master Tailor
                  80 m
                • Wat Dokkham Temple
                  90 m
                • Tha Phae Gate
                  100 m
                • G.G Armani collection
                  110 m
                • North Wheels
                  110 m
                • Tha Pae Gate
                  110 m
                • City Silk
                  110 m
                Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
                Property policies
                Children and extra beds

                Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more 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 2-5 year(s)
                Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
                Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
                Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
                Others
                • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
                Some helpful facts

                Check-in/Check-out

                • Check-out until00:00

                The property

                • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
                • Number of floors5
                • Number of rooms 17
                • Year property opened2005
                • Most recent renovation2010

                Reviews of Montrara Happy House Hotel from real guests

                Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                7.2
                /
                10
                Cleanliness6.8
                Facilities6.5
                Location8.8
                Room comfort and quality7.8
                Service6.7
                Value for money7.0
                High score for Chiang Mai
                Rating
                9+ Exceptional (36)
                8-9 Excellent (90)
                7-8 Very Good (91)
                6-7 Good (78)
                <6 Below Expectation (97)
                Time of the year
                Mar - May (54)
                Jun - Aug (45)
                Sep - Nov (88)
                Dec - Feb (205)
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                9.3
                Exceptional
                Stewart from United States
                Solo traveler
                Superior
                Stayed 4 nights in May 2012

                Thai Style, Service and Great Location”

                Affordable, short walk to central moat, excellent staff

                once again, using tripadvisor led me to a great choice. the montrara happy house hotel was an excellent place to stay for a few days in a new city, with so many choices and things to do as chiang mai. the lead staff person was outstanding in his quick uptake and service; the new person was earnest and learning well. this small hotel is tucked among interesting shops (bookstores, massage, restaurants) a tiny distance from the more popular moat side, especially for night life. there lots of shops down the main street and sides during the day, and bars, restaurants, massage shops and more at night. their booklet of tours was sufficiently detailed to choose, yet not onerous - and the prices were reasonable, the tour company reputable and good at english and logistics (important on all-day tours with many aspects). the included breakfast was good and filling, if not overly generous. the room was not too large, and could have used more drawer and hanger space - but the furnishings were unique and appropriate to this culture. the agoda last minute price was extraordinarily beneficial; and recognized with not a word by the hotel. all in all - a great value, location and service.

                Reviewed May 18, 2012

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                9.3
                Exceptional
                xin from China
                Group
                Standard
                Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

                Lovely hotel that is conviniently located”

                nice room and friendly staff

                i stayed in montrara happy house hotel with sister for 2 nights. it's conveniently located just outside the old city in chiang mai. you can walk from the hotel to various night markets. it's very close to the various famous temples recommended in lonely planet. a very quiet hotel with nice and clean rooms. the people in the hotel are very friendly and very very helpful. highly recommended.

                Reviewed February 22, 2012

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                9.0
                Exceptional
                Ben from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Standard
                Stayed 3 nights in March 2012

                Quaint & friendly hotel, great service & location”

                Location, breakfast, staff

                we had a wonderful stay at montrara happy house for our 4 days in chiamg mai. the hotel location is perfect for. exploring the old city via the tae pae gate and the night bazaar. there are a few great restaurants around too and some great bookshops to stock up! the breakfast is very good value when included in the price of the room and fills you up enough to miss lunch! the staff were very welcoming and arranged a cooking course for us which was also brilliant. the rooms are simple, the lighting a bit dim and no views but we only spent an hour or so in there without sleeping each day anyway. they are clean, comfortable and good value.

                Reviewed March 11, 2012

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                8.7
                Excellent
                Kelly from United States
                Solo traveler
                Standard
                Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

                Small, quiet, and personal in a great location!”

                Great location, friendly staff, clean rooms

                i've stayed at montrara happy house twice now and both experiences have been great! the guesthouse is located on a quiet soi (street) but only a block away from lots to do -- sunday night walking street, lots of restaurants, tour companies, etc. the staff is super friendly and remember every guest -- you leave your key at the desk when you come and go from the hotel and they always remember who you are and what room you're in! that kind of personal attention makes it feel like a home away from home! small but clean rooms with air-con and 75 channels on the tv (english and thai language options). breakfast is simple but good. overall, an excellent value for such a low price (pay 2 nights, stay a 3rd for free). the only con is that there are 5 floors but no elevator, so ask for a low floor!

                Reviewed August 09, 2012

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                9.3
                Exceptional
                Jo from United States
                Group
                Standard
                Stayed 1 night in November 2011

                Fantastic location for sites”

                Centrally located, clean rooms, friendly staff

                this room is located one short block from tha phae gate. if you are here for the loy krathong festival in early november, it is centrally located for all city events! you are one block away from the start of the parades, beauty pageants and entrance for the sunday walking street. traveled with six people between the ages of 28 - 61. no elevator, but it was fine. staff was exceptionally helpful and organized our tours. very close to many delicious restaurants. the main road with all of the major temples (th. ratchaadamnoen) grab a copy of nancy chandler's chiang mai map. full of recommendations for restaurants and temples. you can buy one at the book store across from the hotel. area is very safe. we would definitely come back.

                Reviewed November 19, 2011

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                8.3
                Excellent
                Maria from United Kingdom
                Solo traveler
                Standard
                Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

                A happy stay at the Montrara Happy House Hotel”

                the location, the friendly professional staff and the quality breakfast

                I enjoyed the quiet ambience of the place and the staff, were unobtrusive, but attentive. My room was standard, but clean and had some nice touches. I liked the simple, but cultural influenced decor. Certainly enjoyed the cooked breakfast and fresh fruit and jasmine tea. I was happy to have found and stayed at the Montrara Happy House Hotel and would stay there again if in Chiang Mai.

                Reviewed May 31, 2013

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                9.0
                Exceptional
                Amy from United Kingdom
                Group
                Superior
                Stayed 2 nights in February 2011

                Outstanding value for money”

                Friendly and helpful staff, outstanding value for money, warm and welcoming atmosphere, centrally located

                I would definitely stay here again and recommend Montrara Happy House Hotel to friends and family who don't need luxury, but appreciate a centrally located, clean and friendly place to stay.

                Reviewed February 21, 2011

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                7.0
                Very good
                Victoria from United States
                Solo traveler
                Superior
                Stayed 4 nights in January 2012

                Comfortable, no frills stay in a great location”

                Location, price, friendly service

                Pros: Situated just east of the Thapae Gate, Montrara Happy House is a perfect location between the Old City and the new city. So it's pretty much in easy walking distance to most places you'll need to go -- from the wats in the Old City, to the dining establishments along the river. The hotel puts you right at the start of the Thapae walking street for the Sunday night market, so fantastic way to join in on the revelry. Price was obviously a main draw, being quite affordable. Rooms are fairly spacious and clean, and 2 bottles of water were provided daily. Cable TV was a nice plus for the quiet nights. And running hot water for showers always a must have. The service staff were always friendly and ready to greet you with a smile. Cons: I was on the top floor (5th) corner room, and couldn't get WiFi access. Had to go down outside or to the lobby to receive a signal. And the lobby (as other reviewers mentioned) had plenty of mosquitoes flying about. The bathroom smelled funny (like a mix of moth balls and urine), which increased after a shower. Others noted no curtains on the bathroom windows which didn't bother me that much, since the door tended to block the view... but what was a pain was the bathroom door didn't close -- and that meant more road noise (and smells) at night. Also, I wouldn't even bother with breakfast -- which was just one egg with some bread. I usually went across the street where I could get a hearty breakfast (omelette, tea, etc) for about 100-120baht. Still, for the price, would be happy to stay there again -- esp. if you're looking for budget travel.

                Reviewed January 30, 2012

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                8.3
                Excellent
                Richard from United States
                Couple
                Standard
                Stayed 1 night in October 2012

                A little 'gem'”

                Location, price, free breakfast, friendly/helpful staff, atmosphere

                I have stayed here several times and it is now my 'go to' hotel at Tae Phae gate. I have stayed at the four star hotels nearby, but Happy House provides a much more comfortable stay. Yes, it shows some age, the rooms are smaller than some; but the beds are comfortable and the staff is very helpful. It's located on a small soi, right off of Tae Phae Road, with everything you need within a five minute walk. No elevator, secure parking for your vehicle - perfect for the adventureous couple or the man about town.

                Reviewed October 18, 2012

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                8.7
                Excellent
                Ing from Malaysia
                Couple
                Standard
                Stayed 1 night in February 2012

                Great Location, small classic type standard room”

                Room with a difference in a classic and custom made cupboard, hand made wooden hanger, drawer and wooden box. Small TV but equip with many Satelite channels. Safety box is available in the room. Edge of bathroom floor is filled and surrounded with white pebble which is very unique. Reasonable price

                To enjoy the night life here, stay here on Sunday night and join the Sunday Night Walk (SNW) where one experienced lots of people moving around, the traffic policemen directing traffic and tourists. The SNW is unique where local products from various communities mix with modern wears display colourfully. There are many stalls including food of various delicacies with plenty of customers around. A must for any visit to Chiang Mai. The only drawback is the door is not safe, not solid with no extra safety lock and not easy to close - need to bang hard to close. The 2 males staff are friendly, speak good English and good cook who prepare meals and breakfast also. Free computer with internet use which is excellence. For book lovers, there is a big book store across the lane which also sell used books. A money changer down the corner which gives good exchange price and opposite side, is the pharmacy. Budget airline, Airasia's office is nearby. The Hotel also involved in tour business, so one has no problem of getting tour packages. Just check with the hotel staff.

                Reviewed March 16, 2012

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                7.7
                Very good
                Gordon from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Superior
                Stayed 6 nights in February 2012

                Small, friendly, and clean, basic with 'no frills'”

                Location Location Location....just a minute walk from the Thapae Gate

                we found the montrara to be a small and friendly little hotel just a minutes walk from the thapae gate, the entrance to the old city and main tourist area of chiang mai. it is basic with 'no frills' but cleaned to a fair standard with fresh towels each day. we had a reasonable breakfast each morning. the staff were very friendly and helpful, especially with advice on things to do and how to get there, and were more than happy to help with booking transport and helping to sort out a 'local' sim card for my mobile phone. good advice given when asked to recommend a restaurant away from the tourist trail.

                Reviewed February 21, 2012

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                9.3
                Exceptional
                janette from United Kingdom
                Family with teens
                Junior Suite
                Stayed 7 nights in June 2012

                Great Guesthouse in Chiang Mai”

                Fantastic location by the gates to the old city

                Loved our stay here - within walking distance of all the city's attractions and facilities. Staff are super helpful and pleasant, rooms are spacious, clean and cool. There are hotels in Chiang Mai at this price point that also have a pool - which is obviously a plus in the heat - but in our opinion the great location, facilities and staff more than make up for no pool

                Reviewed July 28, 2012

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                rachel from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Superior
                Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

                What a gem! Great location and staff”

                The central location between old town and new. Lovely staff, great breakfast

                We booked two nights at happy house and extended to 4. The hotel is right in town a short walk to the night Market, china town and the old town. The staff at the hotel are welcoming and very helpful, booking taxis. The restaurant offers a simple but excellent breakfast with superb tasting eggs. The room was comfortable and clean. Free wifi in hotel and free to use computer in recption. Definately stay again.

                Reviewed December 09, 2011

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                7.7
                Very good
                Lucie from France
                Couple
                Standard
                Stayed 3 nights in February 2011

                Great place, excellent location!”

                Close to the Sunday market, shopping, temples...

                great hotel with a homey feel to it, service was nice and the rooms fine, free internet and good breakfast. loved the location [close to tha phae gate] and having been to chiang mai twice, we had a great experience once more. easy walking distance from everything if you do not ming walking.

                Reviewed May 21, 2011

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                7.0
                Very good
                Paul from Australia
                Couple
                Standard
                Stayed 3 nights in September 2013

                Happy staff at the Happy House”

                Location, friendly and attentive staff, clean and functional room

                We stayed at the Montrara Happy House prior to a week's volunteer work at the Elephant Nature Park and were glad to return there for another few nights. The hotel is easy to find and is well known by the taxi and local bus drivers.It is onlt 2 minutes walk to the ThaPhae Gate and the Sunday walking street night market, and tbere are many restraunts and bars nearby. The standard rooms are not the most attractive but they are clean, spacious and have an in-room safe. The staff are really friendly,especially the lady who prepares breakfast and provides as many cups of fresh brewed coffee as you like.

                Reviewed September 23, 2013

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                7.3
                Very good
                Douglas from New Zealand
                Couple
                Standard
                Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

                Indeed a happy house”

                Location, location, location

                montrara happy house is indeed that, the staff are very friendly and helpful. in a fantastic location close to the old city for night markets etc. the rooms were basic and serviceable good value for the price. the breakfast was fine. no elevator but staff carried our bags up 3 flights for us. was very pleased the room was quiet even though it was in a busy part of town.

                Reviewed June 08, 2012

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                8.0
                Excellent
                Anne from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Superior
                Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

                Awesome location, clean hotel with friendly staff”

                Location couldn't be beaten

                The Happy House is perfectly locate by the Thae Phae gate so perfect for a trip to the Sunday Walking Street or for a tour of the Old City. The rooms are basic with good air con and while ours didn't look as superior as the hotel's professional photos, the bed was comfortable, the room cleaned every day and the shower was good.

                Reviewed December 10, 2012

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                6.7
                Good
                Allison from United States
                Couple
                Standard
                Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

                Awesome location, but in need of updating”

                Right near Tha Phae Gate, very friendly staff, decent breakfast

                I really liked the location of Montrara Happy House Hotel. It was easy to walk around and find places to shop and eat. Plenty of song taows in the area too. The staff was really friendly and helpful if we had any questions. The rooms themselves leave some things to be desired. We booked a standard room and got "upgraded" but it wasn't much of an upgrade...the room was small and could definitely use some updating. There were no blinds or curtains to cover the window in the bathroom, so didn't feel very private. The A/C didn't work that well either.

                Reviewed August 12, 2012

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Yosi from Canada
                Couple
                Standard
                Stayed 1 night in February 2012

                Adorable hotel with good breakfast”

                Good breakfast, good location, nice staff

                we stayed in room 501, unfortunately there were 2 single bed and we were hoping for one large bed but they were full. the room was clean and very nicely designed. the breakfast was pretty good and overall we recommend this place to anyone visiting chiang mai. it is located in a small street so it's quiet, but close enough to the old city and all the restaurants, etc.

                Reviewed February 11, 2012

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                8.3
                Excellent
                Zhuang from China
                Solo traveler
                Standard
                Stayed 8 nights in September 2012

                Lovely hotel and service with a smile”

                very good location with reasonable price

                The location is good, only 2mins to walk to Tha Phae Gate, eventhough it's a quite area as it's away from main street. The room is very clean. I got very good service during the period when I stayed. Very nice and friendly staff made me felt so warm and we became friends at the end.

                Reviewed October 11, 2012

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