I was visiting Chaing Mai for a month of study, a woman traveling alone. Initially I read reviews for B2 and while they were older mediocre reviews, I didn’t book here. After arriving and staying in another hotel across the divided highway for a few days, I realized this hotel had everything I needed for a longer stay in the village of Su Thep.
This hotel was a grand dame in her day, with a massive bright lobby complete with lots of seating space, two people at the front desk and security. Staff were helpful, gracious and friendly, in spite of our having different primary languages.
My room faced the mountain in the back and was large and clean, complete with a hot water kettle, and a large refrigerator/freezer. What set this hotel aside for me, with an extended stay was the space-a full closet with shelves, shelf space over the fridge and a counter with cupboard for kettle, plus drawers for clothing. For a single night or two this wouldn’t be as important; for a longer stay it made a huge difference. I was able to settle in and make myself at home. It’s is not a new hotel, and yet it’s charm and character were more important for me. Setting this hotel apart is the newly reopened massage service next door, and a newly reopened restaurant, Noor, next to that. It offers a lovely cool indoor restaurant/bar with a typical Thai menu, as well as an outdoor patio in a lovely tree covered area, complete with water fall. The 7/11 and Lotus grocery shops are a short walk.