We stayed for two nights during a tour of Thailand. The location was good. We did our laundry right across the street which was really nice because we had just finished a long jungle trek and needed it! The room was decent and we were comfortable in it in spite of an air conditioner that rattled and poured water onto the floor for the duration of our stay. A couple of towels took care of that.
Unfortunately, the Chiang Mai Gate is a stand-out for us as the low end of the hotel-style accommodations that we experienced on our tour. The included breakfast was not comparable to the other hotels we used in that the food nearly out by the time we got to breakfast. Both mornings, there was zero juice or water in the self-serve containers and the majority of hot pans were empty, even within an hour & 1/2 of start time. The staff made no attempt, either day, to refresh the breakfast food/juice. There was an overwhelming aroma of pine-sol in the dining area both mornings which made the atmosphere unappealing. The good was an egg stand where one could get an omelet or other egg dish, made to order. We did elect to buy our own breakfast elsewhere on the 2nd morning. The staff, while pleasant, did not seem to have a cohesive approach to operating the front desk/lobby area. For example, both mornings there was nobody available to take our breakfast ticket, which was required to gain entrance into the dining area. Lobby desk staff who were very pleasant, seemed like they were more in training mode rather than operations mode which caused some delay for us and other travelers. Overall we would recommend this hotel to short-term, backpackers or other similar type travelers who need an affordable place to stay for a couple of nights, but we would not recommend for folks who, like us, want to relax and enjoy the accommodations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chiangmai Gate Hotel is nicely decorated in traditional Lanna (Nothern) Thai style with 121 rooms ( Standard, Superior, Deluxe, and Suite ). Chiangmai Gate Hotel is centrally located near the heart of the city with approximately 20 minutes walk to historic Thapae Gate, old Temples and only 10 minutes ride to the airport and famous Night Bazaar. Apart from providing clean and nicely decorated in traditional Lanna (Northern) rooms, we also offer wide range of basic amenities, facilities and services including a restaurant, meeting facilities and swimming pool. So, whether you are on vacation or business trip, think of Chiangmai Gate as your first choice and you will ultimately experience friendly & warmth atmosphere, customer care and plenty of smiles. ... more less
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