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I use to live near there.  It's brand new.  That use to be a weed covered lot not that long ago.  I suggest you look at Google Street View to see what's in that area and if it meets your expectations.  It's off the main streets in the back alleys.  $53 bucks a night?  Back when I lived there $53 buck would about cover the rent on one of the rooms I rented on a monthly basis.  Chiang Mai is as dead as a door nail.  Just saying. These hotels are probably on the verge of bankruptcy if this keeps up into 2021 which it not doubt will. 

https://www.google.com/maps/@18.7859908,98.9950819,3a,75y,313.06h,98.74t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sI5oisVcldc9-39w81kKrWA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192


 

 

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On 8/29/2020 at 11:37 AM, phetphet said:

We stayed there around December 2018 when it was recently opened. Nice and quiet place. Wasn't vegan food then. Maybe vegetarian, but not quite sure as we mainly ate out.

Under five minute walk to Tha Pae Gate. Long narrow swimming pool accessed from terrace of ground floor rooms I recall.

How much did you pay per night back in 2018? 

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19 hours ago, Orton Rd said:

I hate bloody vegans, food Fascists, never stop asking is this Vegan, i'm a Vegan I don't eat etc etc etc. Sat on a plane once next to a black lesbian one- she wanted to know if the nuts were Vegan!

Those food Fascists are also mask Fascists.  <laughs> 
Give me a steak and I'll use the mask to soak up the blood on the bottom of the plate.  That's a good use for it.  :thumbsup:

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4 hours ago, Logosone said:

There is a massive amount on offer in Chiang Mai, clearly depends what interests you, but in no particular order:

 

The CM Night Market is walking distance to you, start around 6 pm.

 

There are several Muay Thai training schools.

 

Chiang Mai Night Safari has special cheap prices now but will require a car trip of around 30 mins from where you are.

 

Old Town is okay to walk around in but Nimman is a place with some good restaurants as well, it has the best massage spas as well. Healthland just opened in CM and is worth a visit, though the masseuses are horrendously unattractive compared to other spas.

 

The best mall is Central Festival with some good restaurants, cinema and most of what you get Bangkok by way of malls.

 

There's Doi Suthep, a bit of a drive out in the mountains.

 

Queen Sirikit Botanical gardens are open.

 

There is a lot going on around the universities in terms of sport and food.

 

There's archery cafes in a side road next to Central.

 

 

Here's the beauty of it all now - You have all the wonders of a tourist location, but without any of the tourists.  How sweet!!!  Well, if you can ignore all the closed up and out-of-business shops.  But, there ya have it. 

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18 hours ago, connda said:

Here's the beauty of it all now - You have all the wonders of a tourist location, but without any of the tourists.  How sweet!!!  Well, if you can ignore all the closed up and out-of-business shops.  But, there ya have it. 

You are  quite mistaken, Chiang Mai is not dead. It's throbbing with a lot of people, traffic jams, packed Central, it's only a few hotels and restaurants that are dead. Some new restaurants like We la dee have opened and are absolutely packed.

 

A few places have closed, a few new  ones have opened, new eateries in Central as well. Such is the the circle of life, Simba.

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Hi,

Some of my customers (vegetarian) stayed there end 2019 and there were delighted.

Phil.

 

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The thing is, the 40% discount only applies to rack rates. I saw on the agoda page that the rate they are offering is already 79% lower. So the 40% rack rate won't apply. If you speak Thai or get a Thai speaker to call them, maybe they'll take a bit off.

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On 8/28/2020 at 4:49 PM, Matzzon said:

Sounds on them like everything is fantastic. Just trust them. No Thai hotel or resort would ever even think about lying to their customers.

Whereas in other countries, they always tell the unvarnished truth of course.

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6 minutes ago, Mark1066 said:

Whereas in other countries, they always tell the unvarnished truth of course.

Nope, they don´t! 

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