Hotel Review: Hotel De Chai The Colonial - Chiang Mai, Thailand

Hotel De Chai The Colonial

Address: 6/3 Thapae Rd Soi 4, ตำบลช้างคลาน Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand

Website: http://www.dechaihotel.com/

Thailand - Chiang Mai - De Chai Hotel - Front Entrance

Booking hotels in Thailand is definitely overwhelming. Everything is relatively cheap but is there any place worth staying? I have to say, I LOVED our hotel in Chiang Mai. It was a great location to get in and out of the city but not be too far from the action! We even got a free night using one of our credit cards!  Find the best rate to visit Chiang Mai by booking your room through Booking.com. Not only will you find the best rate out there but by clicking this link and booking a night, I receive a commission at no additional cost to you! PLEASE support our blog and bookmark this link! :-) Thanks! 

Hotel De Chai seemed like it was either new or had a facelift! The rooms were very modern with Thai accents. Our room was a great size with a huge bathroom. I could have done cartwheels in there. Could have.

The staff was very accommodating for all of our needs and always gave us water when we asked nicely!


LOBBY

Sawasdee! The lobby was small, but no need to be any bigger, really. There were plenty of chairs to wait or hang out in.

Thailand - Chiang Mai - De Chai Hotel - Lobby

As we waited to check-in, we had a seat next to the koi pond and they brought us fancy juice. We sent the Thaismile connect (pocket wifi) to our hotel and it was there when we arrived! Hooray! It was about $5 USD a day, check them our here: http://www.thaismileconnect.com/

Initially our room wasn't ready, but as we were packed up and ready to go out and explore, the room was suddenly ready for us!

Here was the view down to the lobby koi pond from outside our room on the third floor.


HOTEL ROOM

Thailand - Chiang Mai - De Chai Hotel - Superior Room

The bedroom was rather large! We booked a Superior Room which was plenty of room for the 2 of us and had 3 closets. 2 closets had room for our carry-on suitcases and the other one had a mini refrigerator, water bottles, and snacks in it. One day we had Oreos and the next day we had KitKat Bars... It was like Santa came! We'd ask the front desk for fresh water bottles constantly. Don't drink the water in Chiang Mai! 

Chiang Mai is an older city and there aren't really views...

Thailand - Chiang Mai - De Chai Hotel - Views

...it's sunrises that make it spectacular! 

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Also, it was pretty great when I looked out and saw lanterns floating on New Years Eve!

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So I guess you could say the views are great from the De Chai The Colonial Hotel in Chiang Mai!


BATHROOM

The bathroom was large and had plenty of room to spare. It was also covered in wall to wall windows which we kept most of them closed because others could kind of see in. We were up high enough that it probably didn't REALLY matter. 


This place felt new. Even if had been renovated, they did a great job at making it feel like everything had been replaced.


RESTAURANT

There was a restaurant off the main entrance of De Chai where we had free breakfast every morning. You could order eggs any style and waffles, pancakes, potatoes, meat (sausage or bacon) fruit, yogurt, etc. were found at the buffet. There was also traditional Thai food - noodles, rice, curry… Great way to start the day!

Thailand - Chiang Mai - De Chai Hotel - Restaurant Breakfast

They served lunch and dinner as well as a happy hour but we were always out exploring!


POOL & BAR / MASSAGES

There was a very nice pool and a bar but we never really saw anyone there. We were waiting for our pool/beach time for Koh Yao Noi, we had a lot of temples to see in Chiang Mai! 

There was also a spa off of the lobby. We didn't use their services since we found options when we were meandering through the city. There are a lot of cheap places to get massages all over Thailand!


Getting Around

It was about 15 minutes from the Chiang Mai Airport and a very inexpensive private taxi cab ride (don’t pay more than 300 baht).

I can’t wait to go back to Thailand, we’d stay here again in a heartbeat! Find the best rate to visit Chiang Mai by booking your room through Booking.com. Not only will you find the best rate out there but by clicking this link and booking a night, I receive a commission at no additional cost to you! PLEASE support our blog and bookmark this link! :-) Thanks! 

Please note this is not a sponsored post and based on my own personal experience, all thoughts are my own.


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