There are two very distinct options at Villa Duang Champa: The hotel for $80/2400 baht per night (outrageous by Chiang Mai standards) and the guesthouse behind the main building which starts at roughly $13/400 baht per night for a single with a shared bath. I stayed in the guesthouse in a room with a double bed and a private bath for $17/500 baht.
There isn't anything *wrong* with the guesthouse but it is noticeably overpriced compared to other guesthouses of comparable quality. The room was decent but nothing special and most days I wasn't able to get a wifi signal in my room - not the worst thing in the world but when I'm paying a little extra I expect a little more. Housekeeping came in every day but did mediocre cleaning; they made the bed, swapped the towels and emptied the trash but didn't often do things like clean the sink (out of basic laziness I stayed for 3 weeks) or change the sheets (weekly would have been nice).
It does have a nice little courtyard, and the main building has a lovely entryway. It is on the Sunday market street which made going out and about Sundays mildly inconvenient but I was pleasantly surprised by how little I was bothered by the noise of it.
Was it bad? No, but I wasn't impressed either - you can get an equal or greater quality room for about 25% less (not a lot in dollars, but it's the principle of the thing...).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This award-winning renovation of a colonial style building, in the centre of Chiang Mai, offers just 10 guestrooms and conjures up a peaceful, and rather aristocratic feel which is perfect for a laid-back getaway in this remarkable city. Taken from the name of Laos’ national flower, Villa Duang Champa , successful renovation into an elegant, four story luxury bed and breakfast was awarded by the Siam Architect , Association and its not hard to see why. The restoration pays attention to differences in each room’s design – each room is a triumph of tasteful, individual décor. Other delights include a winding staircase connecting the breakfast room to the second floor, a giant tree and lovely teatime table in the small garden, and the lighting; a mixture of contemporary and traditional approaches.Each room has large windows, which give plenty of natural light to highlight the room décor. Those who love colonial charm and minimalism will be in heaven here. The 10 bedrooms are spread between four bright floors, with views to the mountains. Inside you'll find comfy retro chairs, stylish daybeds, and old-fashioned lighting as well as interesting floor-tiles and individual pale colors on white color schemes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Duang Champa Hotel Chiang Mai