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“Just perfect”
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Banilah
Ranked #35 of 757 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bali, Indonesia
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Just perfect”
Reviewed 10 January 2012

I stayed in Banilah for 1 month and it was just perfect! The place, the girls at Banilah are awsome, very friendly, always free to help you. The room are nice, simple, clean with WIFI and daily little home made soap, mineral water.. ! You feel like home in Banilah Cafe, the common living room, where you can drink delicious coffee !! I highly recommand this place to any traveller.
Hope to come back soon to see you girls again:)

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2012

We stayed at the Banilah for 4 nights while in Chiang Mai. The rooms are simple but do the trick (there is so much to see in Chiang Mai you don't spend a lot of time in your room to begin with!) The staff were extremely helpful and attentive, even sitting down with us and mapping out their favourite places in the city as well as the main city attractions. We ate at a few of the recommended restaurants and were not disapointed. The location of the hotel is a bit "hidden" and we had to show many of the tuk tuk drivers how to get there on the map but overall we were very pleased with our stay and would recommend Banilah to anyone visitng Chiang Mai.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

Lovely staff, great value for money, clean and in a nice quiet part of town.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

The lodging is simple, clean and most notably, the staffs were all so friendly and helpful.

The heartwarming incident came when both me and my friend were looking for laundry service around the area only to find out that there are some kind of water rationing/restriction on that particular day. We gave up and left our dirty clothes back in the room, complaining to the staffs we are unable to get the laundry service we wanted.

When we got back at the end of the day, we found out that our clothes were cleaned and was left nicely folded on the table (of course with a note stating the cost of the laundry, which was very much affordable). I thought that was really nice of them as we were rather desperate to do our laundry.

Miss Chiang Mai much as well as the staffs and cats in the cafe :)

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

Just came back from Chiangmai, stayed in Banilah for 5 nights. Love the place and the people there so much. The manager, Ob is a great lady, who showed us a detail map and tell us where to go, how to save money on the trip, which cafe or restaurant is good and so on... and we had good chats everyday!
The guesthouse doens't serve breakfast, but they sell very good coffee. You can bring your own food and enjoy their coffee at the lobby. Don't have to worry about food, a local market and some small restaurants are just 5-10 mins walking distance. What I love about this location is it is not too far away from "Old city" yet it is not a foreigner place. You can't find much foreigner bars and restaurants nearby, but mostly local market and shops.
The room itself is good as it only cost about USD15 for an air-conditioned room with private bathroom. But it will be good if you bring your own little thermo flask with you as you can't boil hot water in the room, but you can get free hot water from the lobby. Also, bring your own hair dryer as well. They will give you one lovely handmade soap everyday, which smells really good. I bring home some as a souvenir.
They have plenty of cats walking around, but it won't bother you much as they normally sleep at a corner, so those who are afraid of cats no need to worry.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Banilah

Property: Banilah
Address: 11 Sotesueksa Road | Changphuek Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 757 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price range (per night): ₹ 706 - ₹ 1,155
Hotel Class:3 star — Banilah 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Chiang Mai and warm welcome to Banilah guest house. Banilah has renovated a building and transformed it into a unique style, comfortable, eye-pleasing fusion with Lanna senses. The combinations of Lanna arts and modern designs will penetrate through your please and touch your heart. You will value your relaxation time more than ever at Banilah. Banilah offers more than what you've expected for what you pay. All of our rooms are decorated with boutique and unique stye, with en-suite bathroom. ... more   less 
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