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Sheik Istana Hotel

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Chiang Mai
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2016

This was one of the best places I have stayed in around Chiang Mai. Fantastic breakfast, some days buffet, some days you are offered a choice from a menu. I recommend the bruschetta. The hotel is very picturesque with a Moroccan theme. The room was very comfortable and the room service and food superb. It is not near the center... More 

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Austin, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

A new hotel that is not very well known but which certainly will soon become! A Moroccan-inspired architecture with refined and while details. All rooms are beautifully decorated and have a view of the river behind the hotel, very quiet atmosphere. The little touches are numerous with personalized service. Also, Joey, the very friendly guide, make sure to do everything... More 

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2 reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

We stayed at Sheik Istana at the end of December for 4 days. For the price this hotel charges it is not value for money. The hotel is in need of maintenance, the breakfast is tired (flies gathered on fruit with no covers), and there was blood on a chair in our room and a hair in the bath. The... More 

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4 Thank Genevieve A
Veerapatra_U, General Manager at Sheik Istana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable review. We are sorry to lean that our hotel was not meet your expectation. Please allow me to explain, During the period of peak season (25 December -5 January), the hotel has rejected many of waitlist reservation who would like to stay with us and hopefully you understand... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2015

The Hotel is as seen in the pictures, a characterful Moroccan design situation on the river with a stunning view of the Temple on the other side. The grounds are beautifully kept and all the facilities are well kept and clean. The Staff are very friendly, attentive and provide a good Customer Service. The Hotel sent their driver to pick... More 

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Veerapatra_U, General Manager at Sheik Istana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable review. We would like to apologize for your disappointment with our internet Wifi facilities. I personally spoken with internet Service Provider Company found that there were some unstable communication line from their ADSL box caused our network failure. As the same comment earlier, it’s unacceptable services. We decided... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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79 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

We only had functioning wi-fi one of the 4 days we were here..... And then you would get dropped after about 5 minutes of non-use and have to renter your id and password. One day the wi-if was down all day and other days it would be down for hours at a stretch. Each time that would happen they would... More 

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1 Thank Nancy S
Veerapatra_U, General Manager at Sheik Istana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable review. We would like to apologize for your disappointment with our internet Wifi facilities. I personally spoken with internet Service Provider Company found that there were some unstable communication line from their ADSL box caused our network failure. As the same comment earlier, it’s unacceptable services. We decided... More 

Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

When we first arrived there was a problem with the booking of the room from the website we booked the hotel on, but the staff were really helpful and it all got sorted quickly, all staff are polite,friendly and helpful. The designs amazing as well nice friendly Moroccan atmosphere. The riverside view is also nice and the facilities are excellent.... More 

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Veerapatra_U, General Manager at Sheik Istana Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you for all your valued review. Please feel free to contact me for your future booking, I will ensure that your request will be my personal special attention. Looking forward to welcome you back again here in Sheik Istana Chiang Mai Best Regards, Veerapatra Utharang More 

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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We booked 2 superior rooms each with one large bed. When we arrived, they only had rooms with 2 twins. They told me we needed to pay another 30usd to "upgrade" in order to get a large bed. Thankfully, the morning after we arrived they offered us a "free" upgrade. That was nice customer service. The rooms are pleasant, but... More 

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Veerapatra_U, General Manager at Sheik Istana Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable review. We would like to apologize for your disappointment with our service. Since booking with double bed has arisen at the same day arrival, the last minutes requested may cause us a difficult time to provide best services as we fully booked. We regret to learn that our offer was... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

The hotel is only about 10 minutes from downtown and they have multiple shuttles to drop of the guests each day. Breakfast was served outside and it was delicious with a combination of Western and Thai foods. We ordered room service one evening and the meals were excellent. This place is away from the hustle and noise so I highly... More 

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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Stayed there during the lantern festival, they have an amazing view with really cool ambiance. The staffs are very helpful and nice, always ready to help you. The rooms are really good and amazing. Its not to expensive also. Its worth the money you spend :-)

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • 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: ₹ 4,841 - ₹ 11,387 (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
#42 Luxury Hotel in Chiang Mai
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