Accommodation

Accommodation Options in Chiang Mai

Some of our prospective students have asked about accommodation options in Chiang Mai near Effective Thai. There are many, perhaps hundreds of guesthouses and hotels in Chiang Mai. The following are located within walking distance of Effective Thai/EFL Chiang Mai Learning Centre. All should be booked independently.

Prince Hotel Chiang mai

Located amongst a variety of popular tourist attractions, shops and dining options, Prince Hotel Chiang Mai is ideal for those wishing to discover Chiang Mai and its surroundings. It has a spa and wellness centre, as well as an outdoor pool, a coffee bar and valet parking.

This Chiang Mai hotel was constructed in the 1960s and was recently refurbished to provide modern comforts to its guests. It offers babysitting services, a currency exchange and a reception that is available 24 hours a day.

Prince Hotel has 92 elegant rooms offering all the necessities to ensure an enjoyable stay.

Prince Hotel Chiang Mai features both a restaurant and a bar where guests can relax at the end of the day.

Situated in Chang Moi, Prince Hotel is close to popular bars and establishments. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and Minibus Que to Doi Suthep Station can easily be reached on foot.

Inspire House Hotel Chiang Mai is located in the ancient capital of Lanna Kindom Chiang Mai, a more than 700-year-old town in the North of Thailand.

Inspire House Hotel Chiang Mai is exclusively designed for those who look for a peaceful residence with friendly and high-quality services, wonderful and cosy surroundings. Lanna Hotel also allows you to touch a beautiful nature of Chiang Mai. It is the place where you can clearly see a splendid view of Suthep Mountain (Wat Doi Suthep).

The Grand Luxurious Northern Chiang Mai Lanna Style
Sakorn Residence

Sakorn Residence is a sophisticated serviced residence with exclusive unique design, stylish, surrounded by attractions, culture and nightlife in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere, including Temple, Restaurant all within walking distance of the local market and the Night Bazaar.

Sakorn Residence has 47 rooms, including 6 types of room from Superior King sized bed, Super Superior King sized bed, Superior Twin Bed, Deluxe, Deluxe Corner and Executive Suite.
All rooms feature warm teakwood interiors, enchanting tradition in a modern lanna style. We offer service in a warm family style that make will you feel at home.

Eco Resort Chiang Mai creatively reinvents the simplicity and accessibility of the hostel concept beloved of budget travellers, backpackers and nature lovers looking to explore Thailand and share  experiences.
The hostel, really a boutique resort, offers: 67 clean, comfortable and fully air-conditioned rooms in five configurations, arrayed with a total of 174  beds.  WIFI internet is free throughout the hostel. 
Days begin at a relaxed tempo in the boutique resort’s lush tropical garden. Lazy afternoons unfold at the 50-meter outdoor swimming pool
For meals and refreshments, the hostel’s Barn House Restaurant offers authentic northern Thai tastes alongside international comfort food. 
All conveniently located on Bumrungraj Road, with  Chiang Mai Bus Station and Railway Station only a 5-minute drive away. Chiang Mai’s cultural treasures are equally at-hand, as is the renowned Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, lots of shops and  restaurants and vibrant nightlife. 

Lana Beds & Spaces is a Co-living and Co-working space combined, located in peaceful place of central Chiang Mai, Thailand, close to the local historic community (Wat Ket Community), local market, shopping mall, restaurants and many of Chiang Mai’s tourist attractions.

Lana offers you to stay in the loft mixed with colonial style. It’s the combination of TRAVEL and WORK in the same place, where you can lay down and relax whilst enjoy keeping your online business and meeting.

The parking lots are available, if not enough, there are additional spaces along the side of the road without being charged.

LANA is hosted of Coliving and Coworking space in local community of Chiang Mai Thailand.

Long-term Accommodation in Chiang Mai

With 6 universities and thousands of students there is no shortage of cheap studio apartments available priced between 3,000 to 6,000 baht ($100 – $200 USD) per month. These apartments normally require a commitment of at least 3 months and a 1 month deposit. They normally contain a double bed or twin beds, a bathroom with hot-water shower, some basic furniture, a small balcony, 24-hour security and WiFi. Most studio apartment buildings do not advertise their rooms nor do they have websites. They can be found by touring the city by bicycle or motorbike.

Apartments priced over 6,000 baht per month often have a separate bedroom and higher-quality furniture and fittings, as well as air conditioning (which can add several thousand baht to the monthly rental costs, if run often).

Residential houses for rent can be found in the moo bahns that circle the city within a 15 km radius. The better quality moo bahns are private housing developments with 24-hour security, club houses, swimming pools, tennis courts and well-maintained roads. Expect to pay from 14,000 to 22,000 baht per month for a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom detached house with a small garden along a short and quiet road within the development.

Smaller terrace town houses can be found inside the city limits. These are much smaller than residential houses and don’t have gardens. They normally have 2 to 3 floors and 2 to 3 bedrooms. Townhouses are often cheaper than residential houses. It’s possible to find bargains priced as low as 7,000 baht per month.

In addition to rent, tenants must also pay for electricity and water. Electricity shouldn’t add more than a few hundred baht per month unless air-conditioning is used during the day and/or night. Water bills shouldn’t go higher than 100 baht.

Houses can be found by independently touring the city and moo bahns, reading the classified section of expatriate magazines or by contacting property agents.

Recommended Property Agent in Chiang Mai

There are many property agents in Chiang Mai. Some should be avoided. A recommended agent is Perfect Homes. Reputable agents such as Perfect Homes only receive commission from the property owner. The price advertised is the price you will pay. They will advise on location, facilities, schools and transport.

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