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I stayed for 2 weeks at this lovely hotel. Because it was some 15 minutes out of the heart of the city. My concern when booking was the distance removed from the Old city wall however it was one of the benefits. With free shuttle bus service or a cheap taxi fare from the hotel, we had the benefit of... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Check in was easy. My room was very nice and comfortable. The pool was nice and clean. They even had a free Krathong making station for the Full Moon Festival. It is about a 7 minute taxi ride to the main downtown area of Chiang Mai.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at Sheik Istana hotel for 2 days while in Chiang Mai. The hotel and the room itself was beautiful and very clean! The decor was Moroccan inspired - it was very cool. The hotel had 2 pools on the property, a nice outdoor space with benches, palm trees, wooden swings and arches (lots of photo ops!) and it's... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to eat in restaurant. Had table no problem as only two ther tables occupied. My husband and I and Thai family with children. We ordered food at 7.15 and by 9pm we still had nothing to eat. The other tables had filled up and were being served their food. Staff kept saying 5 minutes 5 minutes. How long... More 

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Thank Jane K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted a river view break, local, but out of the city. Sheik Istana is both Mesmerising and Peaceful and ticks all the boxes. It's 5 star luxury at 3/4 star prices. A gem. Beautiful gardens and interior decor with an ambience to match. Top notch. Thoroughly recommended. The staff are 10/10. Recommend Happy Green restaurant 9-5.

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Thank moollis
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at discounted price which was about $50/night. For this price it was awesome and stay every time at that price. Probably would not pay more as there are lots of options in Chiang Mai. Very clean, nice pools.

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Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We booked this at really short notice after being very disappointed with the first one we'd booked. Very clean nice rooms. Although the language barrier was a bit of a problem now and again, but the staff were lovely, nothing was too much trouble for them. We ate lunch and dinner here a few times and the food was marvellous.... More 

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We spent four lovely days in this 4-star hotel on the Ping River. Great accommodations, good restaurant and a quiet, pleasant respite from the hustle of downtown. Staff is very helpful. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

A wonderful property on the clean end of the Ping river. Manicured gardens, lovely staff, great service and delicious food. A short tuk tuk ride to the city. Hotel has a complimentary shuttle service 3 times a day to the market/city. I stayed here as a solo traveller at the end of a busy holiday. Really enjoyed the luxuary of... More 

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The hotel was sleek and neat. It had middle eastern architecture. Though the rooms were much smaller than it was visible over the internet and it is quite near to Chiang Mai Airport. The staff is very courteous and always ready to help, though the breakfast had very limited stale Vegetarian options.

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sheik Istana is ideally situated on the Ping River, the main river that runs through the city, in one of the most beautiful locations in Chiang Mai. All attraction areas are all within easy reach. The design of the 35 luxuriously appointed guest rooms was inspired by Moroccan and Asian architecture, making the hotel ideally suited for a romantic getaway or honeymoon; its convenient location and beautiful, cosy and elegant atmosphere will however equally appeal to business people. Relax and take in the stunning views of Wat Chedi Lium, one of the ancient temples in Wiang Kum Kam,from your guestroom terrace and have yourself pampered by our friendly and professional staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sheik Istana Hotel

Address: 10/1 Moo 3 Padad Road | Padad, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Price Range: ₹ 4,935 - ₹ 11,516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sheik Istana Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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Hotel Style:
#24 Spa Hotel in Chiang Mai
#36 Romantic Hotel in Chiang Mai
#43 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
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“Upgraded rooms are on 1st floor with a bigger & better view”
 of 5 bubbles robwQ9460BD, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“River view”
 of 5 bubbles moollis, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“End of hallway rooms on the second floor with great river views and peace and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles merciab261, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Pick a room with a balcony overlooking the garden. Much nicer than the street view.”
 of 5 bubbles cwalsh90, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“river view rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles mahlio, 29 May 2016 | Read review
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