Wherever You Lay Your Hat…
Take note of these new hotels and hostels that have popped up across the city for the next time you need to direct some friends to somewhere a bit better than your living room sofa.
Rejuvenate yourself and enjoy upmost privacy when you check into the Decem Hotel which offers good views of Chiang Mai’s beloved Doi Suthep from your very own balcony. They have 76 rooms with four different styles to choose from, ranging from superior to suites and even a family room. Regardless of which room you choose, expect fresh linens, king sized beds and glorious views, some of which overlook their salt water swimming pool down below. The name Decem comes from the month December, and the hotel celebrates the month with art reflecting the zodiac Sagittarius. A perfectly located place to rest your head before venturing into one of the hippest areas of the city, right down the road.
This uber chic and charming sleepery in Nimman only offers two rooms, both impeccably designed. Each room has sweeping views of Doi Suthep and is generous in size, offering double beds as well as up to two single extras, upon request. Elegantly designed, with charming vintage-inspired accents, rooms come with ye olde bath tubs, perfect for soaking away the day’s excitement exploring the city’s hip Nimman area. A communal area has a small caf?, bar, lobby and lounge where you can hang out and read a book or invite your friends for a party. Get a group of people together and rent both rooms and you will have your own little party pad right in the heart of the city. In-room breakfasts by the private chef and great service by the attentive staff.
Current rates until the end of February is 4,500 for the master room with balcony and 5,500 for the grand master room. Pop on by for a cup of coffee or a visit if you are interested. If you want to rent the entire building then it is 15,000 baht per night, sleeping up to eight.
Safe and Sound Hostel
For those big travelling groups or just for the odd backpacker not bothered about sharing with others, Safe and Sound Hostel is a great choice. Situated in a few sois away from Kad Suan Kaew, the hostel provides shared rooms that sleep from eight to 40 people per room. For a room of eight, it is only 1,200 baht and for 40 bed room is just 6,000 baht – a steal if divided up between you all. The bunk beds are modern and surrounded by modern colour tones, and all the amenities you could dream of, including TVs, air conditioning, fridge, microwave, sandwich toaster and hot water. For groups that take up a whole floor, the bathrooms will then be off limits to guests on other floors, making it the perfect private group hostel. It’s also just 13 minutes from the airport and in close vicinity to bike and car rental shops, laundrettes, and a 7-eleven.
7/6 Hussadhisawee Road, Sri Phum