De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa

6/3 Thapae Road, Soi 4, Changklan, Tha Phae, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50300 - See map
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De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa

"Breakfast options were good."

Kenneth - December 14, 2019

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Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Tha Phae Gate
Within 240 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Mhaone Temple 110 m
Wat Mahawan 110 m
7-elevel 130 m
New Valentino's International Tailor 130 m
City Silk 150 m
G.G Armani collection 150 m
Book Zone 160 m
Thapae Couture Master Tailor 170 m
Chiang Mai Horse Riding 190 m
Dang Bike Hire 190 m
Nearby landmarks
Tha Phae Gate 240 m
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar 530 m
Wat Chedi Luang 940 m
Wua Lai Walking Street 1.06 km
Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum 1.26 km
Wat Phra Singh (Gold Temple) 1.44 km
Chiang Mai Zoo 5.65 km
Wat Phra That Doi Kham 8.65 km
Chiang Mai Night Safari 9.76 km
Elephant Rescue Park 40.53 km
8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

170 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Chiang Mai

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

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Value for money8.4
Distance to city center1.0 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportChiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Distance to airport4.0 km

Rooms available at De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.8
Grand Deluxe
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Deluxe
Deluxe
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Premier Room
Premier Room
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Two Bedroom Premier Suite
Two Bedroom Premier Suite
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
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Grand Deluxe Double or Twin Room (Room Only)
Grand Deluxe Double or Twin Room (Room Only)
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
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Grand Deluxe Double or Twin Room
Grand Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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Grand Deluxe Room
Grand Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe (Room Only)
Deluxe (Room Only)
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe (Room Only) (Free Afternoon Tea Set & 20% off on Food & Beverage)
Deluxe (Room Only) (Free Afternoon Tea Set & 20% off on Food & Beverage)
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa?

De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 200 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa has a car park that's close to the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chiang Mai with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa?

De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Very good hotel clean and kind staff."

    Patricia

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    December 21, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Beds, beddings and amenities are excellent and assures of great sleep quality in a very ample room size."

    Alexandra

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    December 19, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Sleep quality is excellent."

    Alexandra

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    December 19, 2018

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Room comfort score
8.8/10
Room size
43 sqm.
Cleanliness score
9.0/10
Review score - United States
8.8/10
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Overall rating:
8.5
Excellent
1,501 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Facilities
8.1
Location
8.6
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More about De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa

The 4-star De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of Chiang Mai on the famous Thapae Road. The property is 10 minutes away from the airport, making it a convenient choice for guests. Each room is customized with matching pieces of furniture and sanitary fixtures made with unique materials carefully portraying the hotel’s style. The area is surrounded by numerous attractions, ensuring guests something to do at all time. Right outside the hotels are urban and unique shops with the famous Night Bazaar just a few minutes away. Other attractions in the area include the Sunday Walking Street, Lanna Temple, and the 100-years-old market known as Kad Luang. Pick De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa when visiting Chiang Mai for an unforgettable stay.

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Most talked about facilities

Breakfast
160 mentions
Housekeeping
73 mentions
Swimming Pool
32 mentions
Internet
15 mentions

What they offer

9.6
Exceptional
Cleanliness

"Rooms are clean and quiet."

Chen

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July 22, 2019

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

American
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Continental
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Buffet

Restaurants on site

Restaurant
Cuisine:American, Asian, European
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

Nearby restaurants

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140 m American
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180 m American, Cafe, European
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250 m American, Asian, Bar
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150 m Asian, Soups, Thai
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210 m Asian, International, Thai
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250 m Asian, Bar, European

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8.5
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Room comfort and quality8.8
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Value for money8.4
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9.0
Exceptional
Robert from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

Convenient location, good service with a smile”

The rooms at the De Chai The Colonial Hotel have bright, modern decor and the staff are very helpful and polite

The De Chai The Colonial Hotel is a small boutique hotel, located within easy walking distance of the old part of Chiang Mai and the Night Bazaar area. The property is fairly new and well maintained and the rooms are comfortable and very clean. Although the facilities are limited, we had a very pleasant 3-day stay at the hotel and would recommend it for anyone paying a short visit to Chiang Mai. The small Spa in the basement is well run and good value.

Reviewed November 25, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Digby from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

Beautiful Hotel”

Everything was Lovely

we really enjoyed our stay at de chai. the room & bathroom were beautifully appointed. the bed was soft and very comfortable. the location was very quiet, but still only a 10 minute walk to the night bazaar, for those who love their shopping, and 5 minutes in the opposite direction to the edge of the old city (although the temples within are at the opposite end of it). the breakfast was the best that i've had in thailand, the buffet seems small, but they have a cooked breakfast option, which means you'll get a similar range to what other hotels offer, but you know it's fresh, the quality of the food is also a notch above what i'd been used to getting from similarly priced hotels! the staff were also friendly and helpful. the only thing i would have liked that they don't have is a fitness room, but if i'm honest with myself - it's likely i wouldn't have had time to use it anyway! overall we were very happy with our stay, and i wouldn't hesitate to recommend de chai as a place to stay to others going to chiang mai. the price was very reasonable for such a well presented hotel.

Reviewed October 16, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Camille from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2011

Friendly service and great rooms”

Nice rooms, friendly staff, convenience to night market

This was my first time traveling by myself so I was a bit weary but the de chai hotel was fantastic! The service was great! The front desk helped me to book tours for my trip in chiang mai. Each staff was friendly and helpful and you could tell that they genuinely cared about your experience in their hotel. The rooms were beautiful and very clean. The windows opened up into a great view. I stayed on the fourth floor and still got a great view. As a solo traveller, I felt very safe and taken care of in this hotel. I also went to the spa at the basement and had a pleasant experience there as well. And free wifi which was very helpful when planning out my next days. Overall, great hotel, great service, beautiful rooms, relaxing spa, and super friendly hotel staff. Also, only about a ten minute walk to the famous night bazaar! I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Only two minor drawbacks at this hotel which really didn't affect my stay personally. There is a very small swimming pool in the front of the hotel and a very small restaurant. But if you're in Chiangmai to see the sights, you won't spend much time there anyway.

Reviewed September 12, 2011
9.7
Exceptional
ho from United States
Couple
Grand Deluxe Room
Stayed 5 nights in March 2013

Excellent services, Great location, Nice room”

Room, Services, Location

It was a very good experience with De Chai The Colonial Hotel: - Superb services, staffs are very nice and supportive. - Size of room is much bigger than I expected, the view is superb on the 5th floor, - Bed and bath tub is very comfortable, - Wifi is fast and stable. Highly recommended!! Some minor issue, the hotel is not famous, many drivers dont know the address. Breakfast choices is not much, but the order-to-make dishes are good. The pool is kinda small, this hotel is not for pool lovers. Little suggestion to management, the roof top can be decoration to a leisure area for customers, dont waste the 360 view of Chiang Mai City =)

Reviewed March 29, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
Rodney from Canada
Couple
Grand Deluxe Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

Excellent hotel in a prime location”

Large, modern rooms; close to all amenities

This was the fourth or fifth time I have stayed at the De Chai The Colonial Hotel, and I return every year because I have not found a better hotel in Chiang Mai. Large, modern rooms with every convenience, the location in a quiet soi, but only a few meters from one of the main roads -- and restaurants, bars, and market within walking distance. The staff are friendly, the breakfast is above average, and the price is about right.

Reviewed December 16, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Vinod from India
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

Colonials with a smile ”

5 minutes walk to Night Bazaar

De-chai welcomed us with a very warm welcome and a smile.Very close-by to Night bazaar. A family friendly hotel. Situated near the busy Thae Phae Road. Had the most relaxing and peaceful vacation.. De-chai Elegance spa is an another plus. I personally liked Chiang mai alot, its very calm and so traditional.. Zoo is a main attraction. Peopl

Reviewed October 26, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Michael from Netherlands
Business traveler
Premier Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2011

Excellent : tasteful and eye for detail”

size, interior and comfort of the bedroom and bathroom; kind and helpful staff; massage facilities; location

in fact this is in many respects a five star hotel, but without the impersonal service of many of the real big five star hotels. brand-new hotel (less than 1 year) in a very quiet side-street, just a few hundred meters outside the eastern city wall. everything expected and needed (and even more) is available. large rooms, extremely tasteful and modernly decorated (but also romantic) with an eye for detail. great and strong showers, nice bathtub. very comfortable beds and pillows. aircon is very powerful and relatively noisy. free wifi throughout the hotel. very good and cheap in-house massage-facilities (currently with promotional price). swimming pool (covered and rather small; seems to be more for decoration). breakfast buffet is relatively modest. staff is very friendly and helpful. if you don't mind to spend more money than really needed for decent accommodation in central chiang mai, then don't hesitate to go to de chai !

Reviewed June 02, 2011
9.0
Exceptional
Russel from United States
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

Beautiful room on a quiet soi”

attentive, helpful staff

We stayed at the Colonial in October 2012. The location is convenient to the old city (through the Tha Phae gate) with free off-street parking. Everything was within walking distance with plenty of good restaurants, shops and the night bazaar and easy stroll from the hotel. The room was about 40 square meters with a beautiful bathroom. Although the room was somewhat large, there was no sofa or table with chairs to use in the main room which would have been useful. Overall, the room was extremely clean and well appointed per a 4-star hotel. The breakfast service needs improvement though. A 4-star hotel should NOT serve frozen hash brown patties and greasy, undercooked bacon. The hotel is a definite recommend.

Reviewed October 24, 2012
9.7
Exceptional
Debbie from Australia
Solo traveler
Premier Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2011

Everything was fantastic”

Room size and decor and the staff

i had a change of plans and arrived a day early, hoping for a vacancy. it was festival time and de chai was fully booked, but the manager/owner went out of his way to find me accommodation for that night - he even had his driver take me to the alternative accommodation. the next day when i saw my room - just beautiful!. i enjoyed a spa treatment during my stay and breakfast was more than enough. the actual location of de chai is brilliant - easy walk to the old town and for the sunday market and then an easy walk to the night bazaar. i will stay here again next time i'm in chiang mai.

Reviewed November 22, 2011
9.3
Exceptional
Regina from United States
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in October 2012

Wonderful Hotel”

Friendly Staff, Great Location, Fast WiFi, Nice clean stylish room

De Chai was a wondeful hotel! out of all the hotels we stay in during our trip to Thailand including Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Phuket, De Chai was our favorite. The staff was friendly upon arrival and helpful. We arrived 2 hours early, our room was not aviaible yet so they gave us a free upgrade and checked us in within 20 minutes. The location was wonderful, short walking distance to resturants, night bizzar. I would definatly come back to stay at this hotel again if we are in the are.

Reviewed November 08, 2012
9.2
Exceptional
IAN from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 9 nights in November 2016

De Chai”

This was my second time at the De Chai. The hotel is very clean and the room was spacious. Internet speed was good. Bed was very comfortable and the air con quiet. There are free snacks with the tea and coffee making facilities which was a nice touch and these are restocked daily. Breakfast is a good buffet style which is pretty standard but they will cook to order if you ask them. The location is excellent which is why I choose this hotel, having stayed on Tapae Road many times. Walking to the old city is less than ten minutes and there are plenty of songthaew to get you about. However Chiang Mai is better on foot in my opinion and this hotel is within walking distance of most of the Wats and the night markets. Overall I enjoyed my stay here.

Reviewed November 25, 2016
8.4
Excellent
Kevin from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

Excellent rooms but a bit too pricey”

De Chai The Colonial is hidden down a small soi off the main road towards the night market. Close to Thapae gate and the aforementioned market, it is pretty well located but may be a bit out of the way for some. The room was impressive, with a large bed, clean linens and a full range of TV channels. The semi open plan bathroom (which can be closed) is nice with a bathtub and the usual amenities. The hotel itself is beautiful and there is a pool and spa on site although we used neither. The breakfast buffet is what you would expect. Overall, we liked the hotel but it is a bit pricey compared to the excellent value for money you can get if you're willing to go to a lower price point. I booked this hotel because it was my girlfriend's birthday and we wanted somewhere nice and comfortable to recover from a scooter accident days before. Otherwise, with the amount of other options, I probably would not stay here again if you are willing to go for more budget options. However, if this is the type of hotel you are looking to stay in, it has everything you need.

Reviewed May 21, 2017
8.3
Excellent
Susanna from Australia
Family with teens
Grand Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

Good hotel in central, quiet location ”

Excellent service from friendly staff and good central location on quiet street

This hotel offered good value for money and, as other travellers had reported, excellent service from friendly staff. The hotel is pretty new, with spacious and well appointed rooms, and offers a good breakfast (with eggs freshly cooked to order and a selection of coffees made on request). We enjoyed its location in a quiet side street off one of the main roads, and it was within easy walking distance of the old city area and the Night Bazaar and the river too. The proximity to the main road meant it was easy to get transport to attractions outside Chiang Mai. The pool is nice, and covered, but there is not much space to sit in the sun around it to sunbathe if that is what you like to do. All up we were pleased we had chosen De Chai The Colonial Hotel for our stay.

Reviewed January 08, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Karyn from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 8 nights in August 2011

"Lovely hotel, service and location"”

Roomy, clean, wonderful breakfast and lovely staff

We were picked up in a new van from the airport and taken to the hotel. It was roomy, clean and the bed is so comfortable. The bathroom had everything you need and daily cleaning service is great. We had a hot breakfast each day along with gerat coffee and fresh fruits. The bar service is minimal but you have to ask and it is there. Staff took great interest in where we had been and what we planned to do each day. The location is great, 5mins from old town gates and 10mins from night bazaar in other direction. Tuk tuk or sungthu are both easy to get from hotel. For laundry we walked out left of hotel and first laundry on right side of road. Great service, cloths were like new when we collected them. Over all an amazing holiday and would suggest De Chai to anyone going to Chiang Mai.

Reviewed August 29, 2011
8.7
Excellent
Michael from Australia
Business traveler
Grand Deluxe Room
Stayed 4 nights in February 2011

Perfect just book it”

great interior design featuring water, lovely staff, convenient location, quiet area

my wife and i were so happy we selected de chai as our hotel for our very first visit to chiang mai and we were not disappointed. the room was very charming and spacious, the bathroom and fittings outstanding. we have a business so wifi is absolutely vital to us to remain in touch with our customers. the complimentary connection in our room was excellent so we could use all our devices simultaneously. if you're seeking a bit of luxury at a reasonable price then don't hesitate to book as you will enjoy staying at de chai.

Reviewed February 16, 2011
8.4
Excellent
McCauley from United States
Couple
Grand Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Good hotel in a great location”

De Chai The Colonial was a good hotel very close to both the Old City and the Night Bazaar (right in the middle of the two) which allowed for easy walking of Chiang Mai. The rooms were spacious and clean. Breakfast was only okay - not a lot of selection. The staff were fine and moderately helpful, but I encourage you to find your own transportation around the city. Taxis coordinated by the hotel come at a significant upcharge. When we asked the front desk staff for advice they directed us to the most expensive options which wasn't appreciated. I would stay here again though because the location was so terrific.

Reviewed November 13, 2018

Dear McCauley, Thank you for your recent stay and a useful feedback. We were delighted to know you love our hotel, especially the location. Anyway, we've proved our staffs about Taxi and found that they just offered you the most convenient choice. However, we will improve our staffs about taxi recommendation. We look forward to your next stay. Best regards, de chai the colonial hotel

Responded November 14, 2018
De Chai Colonial Hotel & Spa
9.3
Exceptional
Mercedita from Australia
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in December 2012

Classy hotel hidden up a narrow street”

Clean, spacious rooms, great staff

The De Chai is actually a really nice hotel in Chiang Mai. We have been to CM a number of times and tried various places just to see what's on offer. We were upgraded to a Deluxe something but a very nice room on the 5th floor. Very large bath and shower as well as high ceilings throughout. Staff were very helpful and friendly all the time. Breaky was ok but as good as you get in Asia. Location was good but my wife would have liked it closer to the night bazaar. Even so it's only a 10 min stroll. I liked it because it was quiet and closer to the old city. Laundry was just up the street as was scooter hire and ATM's etc. Very good location

Reviewed January 17, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
SI from Portugal
Couple
Grand Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Nice, onvenient and comfortable”

Nice, onvenient and comfortable

Stay for 2 nights, staffs are friendly, the room is enough space, clean and comfortable. the location is in a small alley, but very near Tha Phae Gate, it is very easy to go to old city and night bazaar. the breakfast is not much choice but still nice and fresh food. Will choice this hotel next time if go to Chiang Mai again.

Reviewed April 05, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Henrik from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

Delightful hotel and excellent staff”

Spotlessly clean, excellent customer service from reception and cleaning staff, very good breakfasts

de chai the colonial is situated central to the shopping districts, night markets and restaurants, however the neighbourhood was quiet and peaceful at night. we extended our stay by a few days as we liked the hotel very much. they charged us the same price as through agoda. all staff were friendly, helpful and obliging. we have no hesitation in recommending the de chai to others.

Reviewed November 05, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Donna from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in November 2013

The reason we add Chiang Mai every year”

Staff, Location, Room

We have returned to Chiang Mai every year that we have been going to Thailand (10 years)not only for the lay-back atmosphere of CM, but how much we enjoy staying at De Chai! We usually stay several days in CM from Bangkok. We find new places to visit for the day from CM every year. We have been known to stray a little farther from CHiang Mai, but after a few days of travel return to Chiang Mai just to end there. LOVE THIS PLACE, and the staff make us feel so welcome every time!

Reviewed December 12, 2013
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