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"Excellent hotel, perfect location, great pool !!"
My boyfriend and I stayed 6 nights in total at the Bodhi Serene and it was always a pleasure to come back ! We had two types of room, one Deluxe room which had a nice Thai style and one Deluxe grand room in the new building which was more modern. We had a great stay in both rooms and we would go back there eyes closed. The pool on the roof is just a dream ! What a pleasure to enjoy the sun and take a bath in the morning after breakfast or in the afternoon after an excursion. The breakfast is quite ok you can get get eggs, omelette, bacon, waffles, pancakes etc... my boyfriend was only missing some cheese but I was happy with the fruits and the yogurts. The staff was really helpful, they called the excursion organizer for us and also organized a cheap taxi to go to the airport, thanks to all of them ! Finally, the location in the old city is just perfect with everything just beside. I hope we can come back soon to the Bodhi Serene !
"A very good boutique hotel in the center of the old city"
Since 1997 we’ve stayed +-15 times in Chiang Mai, in a double dozen other hotels. We discovered Bodhi Serene in 2006 when it was brandnew : at that time we’ve got a brief visit to this hotel and we were really impressed. But we never stayed here … until now. I’ve made my 2 nights reservation 4 months in advance at booking.com for a cancelable rate of 3600baht/night (90€) for a standard “Grand Superior” room, taxes and breakfast for 2 included. But there are larger and more luxurious rooms with balcony (and more expensive). The original hotel is low rise (groundfloor and 2 storeys, 45 rooms) build in a square surrounding the artistically landscaped garden. The 12 new rooms are in a separate block (no garden view). There are 7 different rooms : Deluxe, Grand Deluxe, Grand Superior, Executive, Grand Executive, 1 bedroom suite and 2 bedroom suite, all rooms of different lay out, size, price and age (so, difficult to compare). Bodhi Serene is quietly located right in the center of Old Chiang Mai and 1.2km from the night market (perfectly walkable in 15 minutes unless you are disabled or take the shuttle). And only 400m from famous Wat Chedi Luang. Our “Grand superior” room in the new block on 1th floor was medium large (6x4m=24m², including bathroom), super comfortable, luxurious design, very clean, and quiet at night, wooden floor. Excellent bed, crispy sheets and 2 pillows/pp. Good and silent airco, flatscreen TV, patio with 2 seats and a small separate swimmingpool (larger pool on first floor original building), but no view on the central garden. Good and silent airco. Bathroom was spacious and clean, includes rainshower, all toiletries provided. Complimentary : Wifi, waterkettle coffee/tea, mini fridge. No elevators. Staff is professional and friendly, speaking reasonable english (much easier to understand than some London receptionists with a Cockney accent) Breakfast buffet was sumptuous and tasteful, only outside seating; from 6.30am until 10.30am. The restaurant on first floor serves also good lunch and dinner. Pleasant and good swimmingpool (15x6m) on first floor and +-12 sunloungers and other seats available. Conclussion : despite its age, one of the better boutique hotels in Chiang Mai (hence the high ranking and scores at tripadvisor and booking.com) but its better to take the rooms around the garden (more expensive). Location : perfect for the old city but if you are an ardent supporter of the night market than there are better located options.
"Völlig überbewertet; totally overrated"
Ein schönes Hotel, zentral gelegen mit einem hübschen Garten. Früher eine Top-Adresse in Chiang Mai, weshalb wir auch erneut hier für 4 Nächte gebucht haben. Heute leider etwas in die Jahre gekommen, der Sauberkeit wird zuwenig Beachtung geschenkt und das House Keeping eine Katastrophe: Im Badezimmer tummelt sich eine Kakerlake, die Dusche liefert abwechselnd kaltes der heisses Wasser, das Waschbecken hat einen Sprung. Die Bettlaken werden trotz zunächst Aufforderung und später Bemängelung nicht gewechselt. Das Wifi kommt und geht und in vier Tagen musste ich mich ungefähr 60 mal neu einloggen. Fazit: für den Preis total ungenügend. Einzig die Lage, das grundsätzlich schöne, nordthailändische Design, der Garten und allenfalls das Frühstücksbuffet vermögen das vernichtende Urteil etwas abzumildern. Well located in the heart of old Chiang Mai, once a splendid hotel, now considerably declining. I stayed here 5 years ago & it changed a lot. The rooms in northern Thai style still appear to be clean, but there was a cockroach in the bathroom, the sink was damaged, the shower either too hot or too cold. Worse even the housekeeping: although I asked to change the bed linen after two of the four nights of my stay they were not changed. Even I complained about it at the reception, they still did not change it during my whole stay. The Wifi like an echo from ten years ago: coming & going, I had to login around 60 times in 4 days. If it wasn't for the location, the garden & maybe the breakfast I'd rate it as 2 out of 10. Or: pretty bad value for the money.
We stayed over Christmas, first I must say I found the staff excellent and cannot understand some of the negative reviews. They say first impressions count we were collected from the airport buy the hotel free courtesy bus, hotel is near airport everything went smoothly unlike some drivers at hotels we were not allowed to handle anything the cases were taken to the room and waiting for us after registration with the rest of the stay was just a pleasurable. The famous Sunday market is within easy walking distance. Food , room service and amenities were excellent. Only minor complaint was the lack of a door between the shower/toilet and the wash area. We arranged a trip to see the Queens gardens our driver stayed on location picked us up immediately our tour was over took us back to town and dropped us off I can certainly recommend using this service.
"Sweet Sanctuary, Excellent Value"
This hotel is clean and tasteful, the large round bathtubs in the rooms are a dream and the beds are comfy and cozy. The rooftop pool is lovely and the breakfast buffet, although mediocre quality, is pleasant. I come here periodically as a "staycation" and always leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. The staff is mostly friendly and helpful. There are free bicycles to use and airport transfers for travellers. The location is ideal for tourists (we don't even leave though when we stay!). Though this hotel is considerably more expensive than others in the area you really do get what you pay for, the value is excellent.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM