Parasol Inn Hotel
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Parasol Inn Hotel Chiang Mai Reviews
Great location and excellent service Oct 04, 2011
I booked a room at this hotel through expedia.com.au for 4 nights at a total cost of A$112 for a solo traveller in June 2011. Breakfast was included in the price, with basic options. This includes eggs and toast, cup of coffee, cup of juice and a small plate of fresh fruit.
The hotel is located in the old quarter, within the city surrounded by the moat. The closest landmark is the Chiang Mai gate, one of 4 entries points into the enclosed old quarter. It cost me THB 80 to get from the airport via taxi. The taxi system is well regulated at the airport. After arriving, go to the taxi booth, and obtain a ticket. The 2 options are fixed price (around THB 100 I think) or go with the taxi meter. I went with the metered option.
1. The room comprised a queen-sized bed, with tv and air conditioning
2. Clean separate bathroom (shampoo, soap and towels only)
3. Coat/hat rack, wardrobe and lounge chair
4. Location, location, location!; 5 minute walk to Chiang Mai gate, convenience stores, tour operators, banks and money exchangers. Notable sights close by include the 3 Kings monument and Phra Singh temple. In fact the hotel is right next to Chedi Luang Monk Chat temple!
5. Free Wifi access in room
6. Daily room service
7. Very friendly staff
1. No lift (but stairs ain’t so bad)
Overall highly recommended - recommended for budget solo travellers who don’t want to stay in a hostel but don’t want to splash out on a 4-5 star hotel.
This is one of the best hotels that I have ever stayed at. Where do I begin? The staff at the front desk were so warm and friendly upon arrival. When I went up to my room, my first thought was, holy crap this is big! The huge bed was comfortable, with nice, soft pillows. The added touches such as the coat/hat rack and cane lounge chair were just right.
I stepped into the bathroom and had another ‘holy crap this is big’ moment. (NB fresh in my mind was just how small and cramped my ‘room’ was when I stayed in Hong Kong. This Chiang Mai bathroom would have been almost as big as that in square metres!). For me, it was like staying in 4 stars for the price of a 1 star hotel.
The room was on level 2 of the building, and at night you do get some noise from the streets. But this hotel is far away from the area which has all of the night clubs and bars, such that any noise is insignificant. That said, it's still only a 10 minute walk to this happening
Thumbs up for Parasol Inn!
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Parasol Inn Hotel Overview
Located in central Chiang Mai, Parasol Inn is near the airport and close to Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center, and Tha Phae Gate. Nearby points of interest also include Wat Chiang Man and Buak Haad Park.
Parasol Inn features a restaurant. The hotel serves a complimentary breakfast. Spa amenities include massage/treatment rooms, facials, body treatments, and beauty services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The property has a train station pick-up service, which is complimentary. Other property amenities at this Art Deco property include a concierge desk, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands. This is a smoke-free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in October 2010.
23 air-conditioned guestrooms at Parasol Inn feature minibars and complimentary newspapers. Accommodations offer city views. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses, signature bedding, down comforters, and down blankets. Guestrooms share bathrooms, amenities include complimentary toiletries. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer phones. Televisions have cable channels. Also included are windows that open and welcome amenities. Guests may request in-room massages, irons/ironing boards, and hair dryers. Housekeeping is available daily. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby, fees may apply.
Parasol Inn Hotel Amenities