Chiang Mai hotels, which area to choose a hotel
Search and booking of hotels in Chiang Mai
Accommodation in Chiang Mai even very cheap by Thai standards, is much cheaper than the popular beach resorts of Thailand. The double room with fan starts from 250 baht (currency of Thailand, the exchange rate)! when booking in advance and ends up a decent five-star hotels for $ 500 a day. Single occupancy in a Guesthouse Chiang may, according to the type of hostel you can get for 100 baht. Moreover, the lowest price here does not mean the abominable quality of the hotels, i.e. dirty little room with no Windows under the stairs and a bunch of insects. For a very small fee you can rent here is quite good, clean room, and the low price is due to minimal or complete lack of service and extra services (such as pool, restaurant, food). The cheapest rooms are not air conditioned (it was replaced a fan) that is not such a big problem, because the Chiang Mai first, located on the North of the country and, secondly, at the altitude of 316 meters above sea level. The nights here are not that hot, so you can safely abandon the conditioner in favor of savings.
Most of the hotels in Chiang may tightly focused within the city, which is relatively small. But there are a small number of hotels located on the outskirts of the city and beyond, in the suburbs of Chiang Mai. If you aim to get acquainted with the city and its attractions, it is best to choose a hotel closer to the center, in the midst of hotels, and which area of town you choose much of a difference has not. If you have other goals, you can consider other locations.
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Areas Of Chiang Mai. Where to choose a hotel?
The old city of Chiang Mai (Old City). The most interesting area of the city - the Old city (Old city). This is the heart of the city and its historical center (the position of the old city of Chiang Mai). The area of the Old city is limited to the square (the same one that so clearly visible on the Goolge map) from the remnants of the wall around the old city and the canal with water.
It is ideal for Hiking, with the aim of exploring the history and sights of the city, of which there are many. This place is also famous for its many artisan workshops, shops and retail stores, restaurants and bars. In General – this is a real tourist center of the city. Well, if you don't have a place in the old town, you can safely choose a hotel in one of the nearer surroundings, and walk in the old town can be reached on foot.
The backpacker area of cheap hotels. The backpacker area where there are a large number of small guesthouses, it is believed Tha Phae street and its side streets. If you are planning to book a hotel and want to rent cheaper accommodation already in place, then you straight here (the backpacker district along Tha Phae on the map). Most budget guesthouses are located here in the countless alleys (Soi) around the street. And those that are more expensive are right along the main road to Tha Phae.
If you plan to stay in an expensive and luxurious hotel are within the Old town can be found near Sunday Walking Street Market (Sunday Walking Street Market on the map).
Night Market (Night Bazar). This area is directly adjacent to the Old town, and at the same time is by the river (night market on the map). Here are the most hotels in the medium price level, lots of restaurants and bars. Most of the shops and business centers of the city is also located here. Located in the area you can walk to old town and easy access to the river.
The waterfront district (Riverside). The advantage of choosing a hotel in the area of the river is that you can get a room with a river view. And indeed it is quieter and calmer than in the Old city or Night Bazaar. But when choosing a hotel, try to choose not too far from the city center, otherwise you will be in the river, but far from the most interesting.
There are other areas located close to the city centre, nothing special but they are not characterized. Can choose a hotel in one of them, if you are satisfied with the price, distance from the centre of Chiang Mai and the customers say about the hotel.
Areas outside the city
If you fancy a holiday in quiet and peaceful places closer to dense tropical forests and breathtaking natural scenery, can choose one of the suburban areas of Chiang Mai.
Outside the city are good and cheap hotels where you can spend a few quiet days or weeks in a rural area surrounded by woods, gardens and mountain views. Most of the hotels here with its extensive grounds, swimming pools and other amenities for a relaxing stay. One of the tourist attractions in these places are trekking tours into the jungle and mountains.
To most hotels outside of the city to get pretty far, so almost everything they offer when booking they have a Shuttle from the airport, car or railway station. Some hotels provide free of satvas to the city centre several times a day, but it is rather rare.