Lives in Bournemouth
Since Mar 2011
35-49 year old male
So much time. Such little life. Let's go !
Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Speciality Museums
Sacred & Religious Sites, Observation Decks & Towers, Lookouts
If you feel like an occasional change from tasty Thai food, you will find this wonderful French Restaurant a superb alternative. Close to the Raming Lodge on Loikroh Road, As it says on the tin, or rather, the sign outside, this is a Traditional French Bistro. Parfait in every way and reasonably priced. I and my friends will be back. Merci Beaucoup.
Golden Bell can be found down a small quiet lane opposite the Chiang Mai Gate to the South end of the old walled centre. 15 minute walk to the Night Bazaar. 10 minutes to the Tha Pae Gate and the Sunday Market. And just 2 minutes from the more intimate Saturday market in the Wualai Road. This new modern hotel opened at the end of 2014 ticks most of the right boxes. Good size rooms, clean modern bathrooms, tiled floors throughout. Very smart. Small negative points; Breakfast very basic. Could do with a bit of imagination. (There are cafés nearby who can offer more) The walls are quite thin, and as with most courtyard style buildings, noise seems to reverberate up the middle of the building. Having said that there are no noisy bars nearby and you are also away from the traffic. All in all a good choice.
Having visited Billy's over the last few years, both Bunny & I can give it a great review. The same courteous staff are there year after year which must be a good thing. This is good honest basic Italian food. Served by a welcoming and friendly staff. If you can find it, and you like eating Italian then look no further. BobBournemouth.
The Nap Hotel sits in the Loikroh Road, opposite the enormous Duangtawan Hotel and above a 7/11 store. Brilliantly situated near the night bazaar with access to most other markets by a short stroll. It is a basic hotel. Deceptively quiet. You get a modern clean relatively small room nice bathroom and free hit or miss wifi. Not the best. No restaurant or leisure/communal areas. If you want a relatively cheap room only, then it ticks all the boxes. Horses for courses. Shewi declared himself "warver sceptical" but as I have told him more than once, you only get what you pay for in this life !
A great fun café style bar on the edge of the canal close to the Thae Pae gate. A popular meeting place for the Brits. Ex-pats, travellers and all comers meet here to reminisce and seemingly talk about the weather "back 'ome" If you are in Chiang Mai and missing the UK, firstly: Why? secondly, go to Mad Dog's and fill up with everything you are missing and then remind yourself of the reason you are in Thailand. Works for me !
This place is great fun. The 3D effects are stunning. Allow a couple of hours
A stunning temple high in the hills. allow a couple of hours to explore the majestic temple complex.
Another beautiful temple. Glorious sights from the top. Inhale the incense !
This hotel is situated closer to the main Thae Pae gate than the night market end of Loikroh road and what a cracker it is. Very reasonably priced, comfortable rooms and access to a swimming pool across the car park behind the hotel. The Loikroh Road is lively, so if absolute peace and tranquillity is what you're after then this might not be the best choice for you. However we have never found it too noisy and use it as a base for exploring Chiang Mai on a regular basis. Try a room on the higher floors. Good lift service will take you there. All in all, this is not a Five star hotel and doesn't pretend to be. But good honest value it certainly is.
Great location. Now in need of thorough decoration and upgrade throughout. Has lost its polished charm these days.