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“Overpriced for what you get”
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Villa Duang Champa
Ranked #81 of 809 Chiang Mai B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

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...).

Room Tip: For long stays it's often possible to negotiate weekly or monthly rates - I was able to get a 10...
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Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

So I like Kitchey, non uniform, sanctuary-esque escapes when I travel...a place to get out of the hustle and bustle, shower, sleep, regroup and reemerge on the newness, that is travel in a foreign country...If that is you, then the Villa Duang Champa, has your name all over it. Lets be honest, they don't do "pillow top mattresses in Thailand", so if thats how you judge your hotels abroad, you probably won't find it in Thailand. If you want someplace thats in the middle of the action, downtown Chang Mai is a lovely mix of the authentic Thai experience, with the infusion of safety, quiet get away, small enough to pay attention to details like use of their computer, breakfast on the garden sitting area,then this ones for you. Emerging onto the busy street just steps away from temples, and coffee shops, and curry offerings. Tuk-tuks and song tauwes aplenty for transportation. If you come on in on Sunday, plan on arriving prior to the street closing around 2 in the afternoon, but the bonus is you are smack dab in the middle of the action which is the sunday night market. Alive with street food offerings such as dumplings, banana spring rolls, fresh young coconut ice cream are just the start, take advantage of the plentiful massage "on the go" options of $2 to $4 for a foot massage as you cruise the traditional Sunday night market. My thing was the antique material purses, if you shop early, they want to make a good deal from bargaining for thew first good luck sale of the night... $50-60, admittedly the most expensive item in the night market...but my weakness.. Villa Duang Champa, has friendly staff, clean rooms, no elevator but I'm low maintenance. If you want luxury, pay more and go 3 doors down....My money is on this botiquey hotel, that has air conditioning, plantation doors, private baths, friendly english speaking staff, and gives you authenticity, without compromise.
Kerri G

Room Tip: i stayed in 3 of the 9 rooms all were great!
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

I stayed at Villa Duang Champa in December 2011-January2012 for several days with the whole family. We had booked the old teak house in the garden which includes a large living room (approx. 25 sq meters) where at least two children can sleep on thai traditional triangle cushions, two small bedrooms (approx. 8 sq meters each), two small bathrooms. The house is located in the backyard of the hotel which is really green, and therefore you don’t have the impression of being in the centre of Chiang mai. From there all the interesting temples are at a walking distance. We paid only 2,000 Baht per night (without breakfasts for which you can choose several options between 60 and 100 Baht per person). I really recommend the teak house for all those traveling with small children.

Room Tip: I really recommend the teak house for all those traveling with small children.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

I can not say enough nice things to say about this lovely hotel. I stayed a week but I would prefer to stay a lifetime. Very centrally located but very quiet. The rooms are clean & white & lovely, the staff is very very sweet & helpful; in fact, I made friends for a lifetime. The gardens are also lovely. If you go there, please say hello to Tangmo from Bebe Maprow!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 May 2011

I had chances to spend in many hotel during these several years but none of them like Villa Duang Champa.

The hotel itself is located inside the old town of Chiangmai, which make the hotel surronding peaceful. The hotel itself is great in so many ways.. for example, the staffs are really nice, sincere and helpful. The hotel is very well decorated in simple but chic plus the hotel building is very beautiful. The room is well made and cleaned every day. The pillows, bed sheet and blanket are from good quality material which i found it is the most important thing for the hotel.

I love my breakfast!!! The omelette was big, the bread also big and crunchy on the outside yet fluffly on the inside (well, i'm kind of hungry now after thinking about it). All of that came with the fresh squeeze juice. I felt overly eating every morning i was there.

Don't forget to find a map and walk around the hotel. There're lots of beautiful temples. You also can used the red pick up car for the price of 20, if you wanna go further than you can walk. But for me, personnally, after spend a week in the hotel.. i prefer to walked around the old city as it is more peaceful.

I also had chances to try the yoga class which hold twice a week. It was a nice 1 hour of streching exercise.

Also, don't forget to try the true Thai style northern food. The restaurant name is "Huan Pen" just a few block walking from the hotel.

Well, i love Chiangmai and will definitely return to Villa Duang Champa again. My truly home away from home.

Room Tip: Room 3 quiet, nice view
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Villa Duang Champa

Address: 82 Ratchadamnern St. Sri Poom | Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #81 of 809 B&Bs / Inns in Chiang Mai
Price Range: ₹ 3,781 - ₹ 4,678 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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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