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Hotel The California

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We didn't go to the restaurant part of it, but we did stay for one night. The staff were nice, but it really is quite run down and very messy with their laundry and restaurant stuff all over the show. We could have paid 100 baht extra for a substantially better place just around the corner (which we did). We...

Thank Jessica v
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Good location in the middle of the old town, just to take a step out in the middle of the Sunday market. Lived here for 11 nights. Very nice staff and owner. Rooms are as expected. Musch value for the money!

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights an didn't really know what to expect for the low price we paid. Turns out we couldn't have chosen a better hotel for what we wanted, the location was brilliant with so many places to eat and markets nearby. The hotel was very clean and the staff were really friendly. We will definatly be...

Thank georgenlucy
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Pretty straight forward room to rent. Everyone was friendly and helpful whenever we had questions. The rooms are simple and clean. The shower is just a sprayer in the same room as the toilet, typical of many Thai spots. No complaints.

Thank myworldofsand
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 29 July 2016

As has been said before, this is a simple hotel. You enter by walking through the little restaurant. We were on the fourth floor which was good as it was quiet and light. The fourth floor was not great after a long day when you are tired. Climbing the stairs gets old. The bed is typical for Asia. They provide...

Thank JamaicanExplorer
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We found this place by accident and absolutely loved it! The guesthouse is located on one of the main streets in the old city. The wifi-quality is one of the best in Chiang Mai for those of you working. The customer service was amazing. The receptionist speaks english very well. They clean everyday. It's part of a chinese food restaurant...

Thank Kcarte03
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We decided to adventure ourselves and went looking for a room in person. We visited different places in Old City and most of them had rooms available due to the season (June) but there was one in particular that stole our hearts: Hotel The California...such a lovely place. The place has a restaurant downstairs, it could be considered a guest...

Thank guillremo
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

The owner David and hotel staff were very welcoming and informative for my short stay in Chiang Mai. Accommodations are simple, however, very clean and comfortable. The owner assisted in taking me to Emergency room to get a puncture wound looked at and cared for. Location was great in all regards, very close to airport and within walking distance of...

Thank Larsdonymarch
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here very much. The hotel is centrally located and the owner is very friendly and knowledgable about the city. The Sunday Market was particularly fun because it passes right in front of the hotel. Would highly recommend.

Thank miguelito_slc
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

David and Tip made my stay in Chiang Mai awesome! They helped out with everything I needed. The hotel was perfect for the price. I would definitely stay here again. The location is great, right in the heart of Old City and the Sunday Night Market is right outside the front door of the hotel. I would definitely suggest this...

Thank Jeremy L

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome Hotel the California (Such a lovely place) I am a fun-loving ex-pat living out my retirement in the best city in the world. I am excited to show you all that this city has to offer! We have completely new remodeled hotel All our rooms are accommodated with: - Cozy queen size bed. - New large Private bathroom. - Free Cell phone and local SIM card to use during your stay in the hotel (with on 1000B deposit) - Complimentary Coffee and Tea maker in all rooms - Air-condition - Satellite LCD TV - Complimentary WiFi - Private, new and clean bathroom - Large refrigerator - Two complimentary water bottles - Very friendly staff. The hotel description: - Great, famous and only Chines restaurant in old City at the ground floor. - Famous cool bar at the ground floor. - Tour and Travel agency at the ground floor. - Motorbike and bicycle rent at the ground floor. Location: - Great location in the center of the old city and in center of many things. - Next to very old and very famous Chedi Luang temple. - Much nightlife activates just 1 to 10 minutes walking distance. - Vis-a-vis from hotel [U Chiang Mai] - Close to many famous sights. - Excellent transportation. - Situated in the heart of the Sunday Market (the waking street). - Located in the center of many restaurants, cafes, and shopping areas. - 6 minutes walk to Tha Pae Gate or Chiang Mai Gate. - 15 minutes walk to Night Bazaar. - 8 minutes walk to Saturday Market. We have Travel and Tour Agency in the house and we can get u any tour and any ticket with special discounts to our house-guest also we will give you great and free advice and where to go and what to see and how to get there any time. This is some information it could be helpful to u: There is Tuk-Tuk or Taxi rate for about 120B ( about 04 US $ ) from the Airport, the Train Station and the Bus station to our Guest House [downtown] and vice versa. This is our address in English and in Thai, u can printed out and give it to the driver and just tell the driver to take u to [ U Chiang Mai Hotel ] and we r just cross the street. u can't miss us. I hoped this information are helpful to u all. Hotel The California 141/8 Ratchadamnoen Road T.Prasing A.Muang Chiang Mai 50200 เกสท์เฮ้าส์ เลอ บา โต้ อีพ 141/8 ถนนราชดำเนิน ตำบลพระสิงห์ อำเภอเมือง จังหวัดเชียงใหม่ If u have any other issues or concerns please don't Heisted to ask. i am looking forward to see u all. Best regards David ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel The California

Address: 141/8 Ratchadamnoen Road | T. Prasing A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand (Formerly Le Bateau Ivre)
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Price Range: ₹ 868 - ₹ 1,374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel The California 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We loved room 11. Spacious and overlooks the city.”
  • Room 10 has two beds, tv, cable, free wifi, a desk, a small couch, table and wardrobde
  • Overlooking the city
Kcarte03, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“fair price, good location, excellent service, friendly staff, English speaker”
  • Beautiful Thai roofs
guillremo, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I'd imagine top floor out the back would be best in terms of view.”
pooyousir, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
“If you are a solo traveller, do not ever stay in room nr 2.”
  • The bedroom
  • The pipes above the toilet
  • The bathroom
Tatiana_Deflorian, 29 Nov 2014 | Read review
“ask for the room with a view of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan temple”
884joannas, 16 Mar 2014 | Read review
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