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Sep 21st, 2012, 12:02 PM
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Lodging suggestions for Bangkok & Chiang Mai

We will be in Thailand for 6 nights in January and are looking for recommendations for lodging in Bangkok & Chiang Mai. We prefer smaller 2-3 star facilities to the bigger hotels. We like to walk so location in the midst of things is also important. Thanks.
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Sep 21st, 2012, 01:24 PM
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We stayed at Pak Chiang Mai and enjoyed our stay. The staff and owner are delightful and the location makes for easy strolling around Chiang Mai. For a little more space ask for a suite.
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Sep 21st, 2012, 06:40 PM
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In Bangkok, look at places on or around Sukhumvit. I like Sukhumvit soi 8, Adelphi Suites. 17 floors, but not what you would call a big hotel. Very helpful staff. Great location!
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Sep 21st, 2012, 06:57 PM
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A couple of suggestions in Bangkok: S33 on Sukhumvit 33 and Grass Suites on Thonglor. The latter is supposed to be 4 stars but has some good deals. Shanghai Mansion in Chinatown and Loy Lalong also come to mind.
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Sep 21st, 2012, 09:50 PM
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In Chiang Mai, I can heartily recommend Pat's Klangviang. It's an older guesthouse with character in a great part of the old city, across from an old wat. You can sit on the balcony if you get a street-side room, and watch the monks go about their business each morning. A good Thai or American breakfast is included in the rate, with the most delicious hot tea or coffee we had the entire trip. The front desk staff are friendly, and our room was very clean and comfortable. They even had internet access in the hall and a small library. After a leasiurly breakfast,it was a pleasant walk to everything, wats, shops, massage, night market, museums. I'd love to go back, great city.
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Sep 21st, 2012, 11:49 PM
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I followed simpson's rec on Adelphi suites in BKK and was very happy staying there. Five minutes or so from the Nana BTS made it very convenient to get around BKK.j
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Sep 22nd, 2012, 08:27 PM
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Bookmarking for upcoming CM visit. Thanks for the info.
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Sep 23rd, 2012, 01:25 AM
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Check out 3 Sis guesthouse in CM excellent location near the wallsb of the old town. Helpful staff, spacious rooms and some good eating places close by.
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Sep 23rd, 2012, 04:02 PM
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I have stayed at the Adelphi Suites several times and that it good value for the money. It is a smaller hotel, but in a great locAtion with a nice restaurant on site. Pooli is small, but the gym is okay.
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Sep 24th, 2012, 02:05 PM
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We stayed at the Centre Point Silom in Bangkok and Baan Orapin in Chiang Mai a few years ago. If they are still there I would highly recommend them.
CPS is right by the train station on the river and down the street from The Oriental. GREAT location and rooms are huge and clean!
Baan Orapin is almost like a B&B, very different feeling from a hotel but really lovely. Ideally located as well!
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Sep 24th, 2012, 04:59 PM
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We are staying at Baan Orapin in a few weeks. Our interaction with the owner before even staying there has been lovely and he has been very helpful in planning our trip, answering questions and being informative about the accommodation choices.
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