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De Lanna Hotel, Chiang Mai
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

We booked a honeymoon suite for ten days and loved our stay. We were grateful to the staff and management who helped make our stay enjoyable and our wedding day memorable.

Our suite was the last one on the ground floor and the pool directly outside. It was private and quiet. Our room was kept immaculately clean and the staff very conscientious. The attendant/porter at the fron of the premises was always helpful and assisted us with transport, orientation, and translation. On the day of the wedding the staff were wonderful and helpful as we came and went with our entourage.

Visitors need to be aware that the hot water is solar powered as so varies. We found that there was usually plenty of hot water by mid to late morning and always in the afternoons. We only got caught out on our first morning and I think that was because it had been overcast the day before.

The meals were nice although we did have a couple of moments where their poor English and our poorer Thai resulted in some small confusion. Some staff took extra effort to note our prefered refreshments - a gesture that was appreciated. Breakfast was a fairly standard selection of cereals, toast, fruit, yogurts, and hot foods. As for the evening meals we only ate in a couple of times and the meals that we did have there were lovely.

Intavarorot Road can only be approached from a particular direction so we found that during the festivities it cost us more to get back to the hotel because of the one way streets. TukTuks and taxies do not pass by as frequently as other streets so it is often necessary to walk around the corner to hail one. However we were central to everything.

We loved our stay and plan to book there again.

Room Tip: The honeymoon suite is very spacious and the end one is quite private.
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

At first glance the De lanna offers affordable luxury with good and modern amenities. Breakfast was good and offers a nice selection (compared to similar hotels we stayed at in Thailand) and the hotel really is "boutique" with 35 rooms. HOWEVER, soundproofing in the rooms is pretty much non-existent. The French doors to the balcony (which overlooks the pool and yard) have a gap of a centimetre at the base and between the doors, so the noise gets through easily. You can hear the broom from the staff sweeping the paths on the ground floor, you can hear the music from the restaurant, which resonates in the yard at night (and which plays past 22:00) and in the morning I was awakened to he sound of clinking dishes from the guest having breakfast in the yard. And despite the fact that it appears that the whole structure is made of cement, we could hear the steps of the guests on the floor above walking normally (not even stomping or running) in their room.

In fact i really am surprised that this issue was never raised in previous reviews on T.A. since it is not a room-specific matter.

It really is too bad, it is a really nice hotel but you can add all the bells and whistles you want, if it's noisy enough that you can't get a good night's sleep, they don't amount to much. I am unsure whether I would recommend the hotel or not, but be aware that noise may be an issue to you and plan accordingly (earplugs) As there are many hotels in this category, at similar prices, in Chiang Mai, I personally will look at other options on my next trip to chiang Mai.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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1  Thank seabass747
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Paokung, Owner at De Lanna Hotel, Chiang Mai, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2011

Dear valued guest,

I apologize for any inconvenient occurred during your stay. Since we use teak wood with colour glass to make balcony doors for your room. Time by time, teak wood might be shriking (normally in winter season). That's why there is a gap between door and ground. We will definitely improve this issue. Thank you for your valuable comment.

Sincerely yours,

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Reviewed 22 November 2011

De Lanna Hotel is a compact, nicely designed hotel with a resort feel. There are three floors and two blocks all facing a swimming pool and garden. The trees and plants add green and breeze to the environment. The rooms are tastefully done, the furnishings are modern industrial amidst a backdrop of wood. The third floor rooms have high ceilings with lovely lamps. The beds are firm with lots of cushions and pillows that add warmth to the room. The TV comes with many cable channels, but if you're in Chiangmai for Lanna culture, you would be better off wandering around the walled inner city of Chiangmai (where this hotel is located).

Breakfast is good, and many guests like to sit in the garden (tables on the grass) by the pool. Staff are very pleasant, but in general, you barely need to interact with them (unless you want to ask questions) because when you go in and out of your room, you do not have to pass by the reception. So there's a lot of privacy as if you were staying in your own apartment room in a resort complex.

A tip as regards returning to the hotel from wherever you have been: tell the driver the hotel is near Wat Phra Singh, which is an important & beautiful temple in the old city section of Chiangmai. It is deservedly well-visited temple with an adjacent Buddhist school (where you can eat at the cafetaria very cheaply and perhaps converse with novice monks who want to practise their English).

Another tip: Explore the neighbourhood south of the hotel. Look out for the Chiangmai City Art & Cultural Centre: you can't miss it because of the "Three Kings Monument" (a hunky sculpture of King Mengrai, the founder of Chiang Mai; King Ramkamhaeng of Sukothai; and King Ngam Muang of Payao). Also, you will find lots of vocational schools and more importantly, social enterprises (like shops that sell merchandise handcrafted by prisoners, and massage done by women who served time briefly behind bars). You're right in the area of Lanna culture, ethical consumption and social responsibility ! Great location, yes. And if you're a shopper, spend a Sunday in Chiangmai because the street where De Lanna Hotel is located will be closed off in the evening to become a pedestrian shopping street where locals ply their arts and crafts for sale. Buy the fresh strawberries & roasted soya beans or mango with sticky rice.

Room Tip: Almost all rooms face the swimming pool, so the main issue is whether you wish to be on the ground floor (next to the pool) or upstairs (only three stories in total)
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Hilltriber
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

This hotel was very nice but felt unfinished especially the bathroom,which may have been the look they were going for but to me it did not work,it just felt it needs finished.We also felt the furniture in our room was very low and uncomfortable but this might have just been the room we had as we looked into other rooms and they had different furniture which would have been better,unfortunately both these points made us check out 3 days early as we were not comfortableThe hotel was nice just not our taste,the staff were nice.

Room Tip: ask to see it first and decide if the furniture is for you,there is different types,
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Scotlass123
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

Changed to this hotel during my stay in Chiang Mai and was definitely not disappointed.

Very helpful and friendly staff. Rooms were kept clean and tidy. Bathroom was very impressive. One thing that did take getting used to was the surge in hot water but considering its due to a sustainable hot water system in place it didn't bother me. In a way it did encourage you to finish your shower faster so you can get out and enjoy the great temples located around the corner. Would highly recommend this hotel to people wanting to be close to the temples.

Room Tip: Ask for a ground floor room with a fish pond out the front.
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank machine2011
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