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“Banilah - thoughtful owner” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Banilah
Ranked #31 of 671 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Banilah - thoughtful owner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

I love being in Banilah :)
i don't really like cat .. and they have 7-9 cats if i'm not mistaken haha :p but no worry since they all behave :)
the owner is sweet :) and kind and friendly and pretty :)
she gave me a map with all the mark to ensure that i would not get lost :) she made clear signs with her colorful marker and even put it in seal-able plastic bag since "you came in rain season!". she;s thoughtful ya?
they have tour packages but they never push me to buy any.
the room is great and they have "taste" :p they provide hand made soap bar every day :)
the wash room was separated from the bedroom so you need to "step out" but its kind of good idea so it has good air circulation. if its raining, you'll be ok, you wont get wet (going to the washroom) but meaning that you need to leave your comfortable bedroom for a while.
the location is around 10-15 mins away from the moat. you may rent a bike or just enjoy walking like i did.
oh, about where to eat .. the lady owner would be more than happy to recommend you great places to eat. i tried 60% of her recommended places .. and all are good :) wished i had more time to finish the other 40% :p
if you like coffee, they have a cafe called as CoffeeCat :)

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Incheon, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

I and my wife loved Banilah. We stayed for 4 nights in Sep. 2011. The staffs were very nice, always there to help us when we need assistance.
The room was a little bit small, but considering the price, it' more than adequate. The interior deco was very cozy. Much better than more expensive hotels. The best value for the money. I definately stay again if I go back to Chiangmai.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank myopy
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

I found them from newspaper so booked three nights and six rooms there. But, it is not good as newspaper said...the room is noisy we can hear someone speaking and move something. I was forced to take cold shower when temperature was between 10-15c because water heater was old. The staff also arrogant. She looks unfriendly and ignored us when asked question. However, the location is nice and easy to find food.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank ly_ly_0329
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Bali, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Justine N
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stephyeng
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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 #31 of 671 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price range (per night): ₹ 877 - ₹ 1,281
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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